Performance Analysis of the Prosopis Juliflora wood Based 10 kWe Downdraft Gasifier
Keywords:Downdraft Gasifier, Equivalence Ratio, Specific gasification rate
Gasification of solid biomass into gas often referred as producer gas which has higher heating value can be used to operate internal combustion engine. HereÂ an attempt has been made toÂ successful gasification of Prosopis Juliflora Wood and identification of optimum equivalence ratios in downdraft double throat gasifier for generation of quality gas for onward generation of power. A small scale downdraft double throat wood gasifier is designed to deliver a power of 10 kWe to run an IC Engine also the the performance analysis like Specific gasification rate , Gas production rate,gas efficiency,fuel consumption rate are prdedicted for given conditions.The optimum equivalence ratio forÂ wood have been estimated to 0.3, the gas composition( CO,H2) and calorific value ofÂ wood isÂ observed asÂ CO = 18.8 %,H2 =12.8 %,CV =1042 Kcal/nm3 .
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