[Gasification] Calculations for a new gasifier

Greg Manning a31ford at gmail.com
Sat Jan 7 07:18:21 CST 2012

Greetings Robert and List.

Robert, DTU (Danish Technical University) has a computer program for
modeling gasifiers, the software is free, and is ok for distribution.

If you cannot find it at their website, I would be happy to e-mail it to you.

let me know.

Greg Manning
Canadian Gasifier ltd.

On Sat, Jan 7, 2012 at 5:49 AM, Robert Kana <sinan at biomassindo.com> wrote:
> Wishing everybody healthy, happy and successful new year,
> We are planning to built a gasifier, for a Mitsubishi 8DC9 engine. This 310
> Hp engine, 1500 rpm at 50 Hz, has displacement 16031, 8 cyl with cylinder
> diameters 135, length 153.1. This unit will be operating 24 hrs a day as a
> main power source. Fuel will be sawdust briquettes ( 1.1 ton m3 density),
> broken charcoal pieces and wood chips. This fuel will be mixed in equal
> parts. Gasifier is a grate-less design, continuous feed down draft.
> Original design has a gas cooler heat exchanger after cyclone, water cooler
> and tar condenser, palm oil washer, charcoal drum filters and a bag filter.
> We need some help calculating the amount of fuel needed to generate enough
> power for 160 Kwe every hour. Suggestions are welcomed.
> We also need some help converting the engine to work with the wood gas. We
> know there are so many knowledgeable people on this list, I am sure we can
> use many valuable advices from you. This unit will power our new smaller
> scale saw dust waste charcoal factory, where electricity is very expensive
> and we have no choice to go this direction. After building some smaller
> units, which are still operating for thermal energy, this new project will
> give us much more experience we need.
> Your suggestions and comments are welcomed, thank you all in advance.
> Robert Kana, Biomass Energy, Indonesia
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Greg Manning,
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

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