[Gasification] "the DriZzleR Gasifier": A new filter and a new pyrotouch

Jon rcwarship at comcast.net
Mon Jul 21 15:00:14 CDT 2014

You can give it a try on youtube:
Best Regards,

On 7/21/2014 12:48 PM, Doug wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> I get the Web site but no video as described, is this the same for everyone?
> Doug Williams,
> Fluidyne
> On Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:56:29 -0700
> "Tom Miles" <tmiles at trmiles.com> wrote:
>> http://thedrizzlergasifier.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-new-filter-and-new-pyrotou
>> ch.html
>> A new filter and a new pyrotouch
>> Hi All,
>> New Filter design, First part of the video.
>> I just posted a video of a test of my new filter setup. The previous filter
>> a combination of cokes coal/woo/stainless steel shavings works well but
>> created Too much presure drop. Also It was a real mess this coals SS
>> shavings ... ugly smell and difficult to clean or to dispose.
>> This filterset up is far more lighter in application and has very little
>> pressure drop. Off coarse I have tested it only for 2.5 hours so I can not
>> tell how fast it will pack up with dirt.
>> New pyrotouch/kompaktor/agitator. Second part of the video.
>> A DriZzLeR being a gasifier working in drip feed need to be feed the least
>> possible amount of fuel. Also the flaming pyrolysis zone should be kept very
>> shallow and always at the same level. This is easy if you have a constant
>> load; then just DriZzle in on time interval. But coupled on a generator in
>> island mode with various laod demands and thus various fuel consumption, on
>> should have some kind of a level sensing device to feed more under heavy
>> load and less in idle load. The Pyrotouch/kompaktor works fine with dense
>> fuel such as pellets. With Woodchips the constant hitting the fuel, even if
>> only very little force, is compacting the reduction  too much and after some
>> hours the reduction is packed densely and the gasifier stops breathing.
>> Also when DriZzling in pellets the distribute fine all over the flaming
>> pyrolysis. Woodchips are falling down in one chute and pile up on one side
>> of the fuel tube. The other side gets no wood and burns empty with as result
>> a big hollow burn. So the Pyrotouch should have one more function extra, an
>> agitator and leveling function to make an even and level flaming zone. In
>> the second part of the video I show an attempt to achieve this goal.
>> Unfortunately the micro switch being too close to the hot zone melted.
>> Adaptations are needed But the principle seems to work.
>> Have a look in this video, subscribe, advise and comment
>> Luk

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