[Gasification] eliminating carbon monoxide from coal gas

Greg Manning a31ford at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 09:11:39 MDT 2015


I think I've inadvertently caused some confusion, and I apologize if I have.

I was under the assumption that the original post was about removing CO2
(but incorrectly posted as CO) from a fuel source (CO2 is also produced in
coal gas)

Converting CO2 into CO after the fact would yield a more potent fuel (H2
and CO) instead of (H2, CO, and CO2)

However, I might have been wrong about the original post intention,

Can I ask Dr. Karve to please clarify this, as I now feel I was wrong.....

Greg Manning



On Sun, Apr 12, 2015 at 3:56 AM, Ronald Hongsermeier <rwhongser at web.de>
wrote:

> Okay, after reading this three times, it seems your goal is to cull the
> coal gas of its CO and use that as automotive fuel.  I think, if my memory
> serves me correctly that the energy lost in the various conversions
> necessary would make this even more energetically disadvantageous than the
> already c. 10/1 energy density (dry biomass//delivered energy at engine) of
> biomass <=> liquid gasoline/diesel fuel already is. For driving an internal
> combustion engine you will lose way too much energy in conversion to make
> this anything but a financial hole in the ground. That's why automotive
> gasifiers directly connected to the engine via a filter, cooling and
> control system were developed in the first place.
>
> regards,
> Ron
>
>
>
> On 12.04.2015 05:14, Anand Karve wrote:
>
>> Coal gas as automotive fuel
>> Agriculture, forests and urban centres  in India produce annually
>> about 1000 million tons of combustible waste biomass. Its energy
>> content is almost 3 times as much as the petroleum that we currently
>> use in our country.  Samuchit Enviro Tech developed a simple and
>> nonpolluting technology for converting combustible biomass into
>> charcoal. When hot charcoal is treated with steam, it produces coal
>> gas, consisting of a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. We have
>> used this reaction in an experimental stove, in which the coal gas is
>> used as fuel.   Can anybody suggest a simple method of removing carbon
>> monoxide from coal gas?
>> Yours
>> A.D.Karve
>>
>> ***
>> Dr. A.D. Karve
>>
>> Chairman, Samuchit Enviro Tech Pvt Ltd (www.samuchit.com)
>>
>> Trustee & Founder President, Appropriate Rural Technology Institute (ARTI)
>>
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