Heat integrated heat pumping for biomass gasification processing

Martin Pavlas, Petr Stehlík, Jaroslav Oral, Jiří Klemeš, Jin Kuk Kim, Barry Firth

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Abstract

The main part of this paper is an industrial case study. It deals with an application of a heat pump in energy systems for biomass gasification in a wood processing plant. Process integration methodology is applied to deal with complex design interactions as many streams requiring heating and cooling are involved in the energy recovery. A refrigeration cycle maintains low temperature in the scrubber where the production gas (or synthesis gas-syngas) is cooled and undesirable contaminants are removed before the syngas is introduced into the engine. In addition to electricity generation, a large amount of waste heat is available in the biomass gasification system studied in the paper, and its appropriate heat integration with utility systems within a plant allows the available heat to be efficiently utilized for the site. The conceptual understanding gained from the case study provides systematic design guidelines for further process development and industrial implementation in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010 Jan 1

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Gasification
Biomass
Processing
Scrubbers
Synthesis gas
Waste heat
Refrigeration
Wood
Electricity
Pumps
Impurities
Engines
Cooling
Heating
Recovery
Gases
Hot Temperature
Temperature

Keywords

  • Biomass gasification
  • Grand composite curve
  • Heat integration
  • Heat pump
  • Wood drying

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Pavlas, Martin ; Stehlík, Petr ; Oral, Jaroslav ; Klemeš, Jiří ; Kim, Jin Kuk ; Firth, Barry. / Heat integrated heat pumping for biomass gasification processing. In: Applied Thermal Engineering. 2010 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 30-35.
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