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Scientific and technological aspects of fixed bed biomass gasification

Dasappa, S (2013) Scientific and technological aspects of fixed bed biomass gasification. In: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 246 .

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In recent years new emphasis has been placed on problems of the environmental aspects of waste disposal, especially investigating alternatives to landfill, sea dumping and incineration. There is also a strong emphasis on clean, economic and efficient processes for electric power generation. These two topics may at first appear unrelated. Nevertheless, the technological advances are now such that a solution to both can be combined in a novel approach to power generation based on waste-derived fuels, including refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and sludge power (SP) by utilising a slagging gasifier and advance fuel technology (AFT). The most appropriate gasification technique for such waste utilisation is the British Gas/Lurgi (BGL) high pressure, fixed bed slagging gasifier where operation on a range of feedstocks has been well-documented. This gasifier is particularly amenable to briquette fuel feeding and, operating in an integrated gasification combined cycle mode (IGCC), is particularly advantageous. Here, the author details how this technology has been applied to Britain's first AFT-IGCC Power Station which is now under development at Fife Energy Ltd., in Scotland, the former British Gas Westfield Development Centre.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
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Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Research > Center for Infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning (CiSTUP)
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Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2014 11:19
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2014 11:19
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48444

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