[Gasification] FW: Gasification internship opportunity in Philippines
doug.williams.nz at gmail.com
Tue May 1 16:40:24 CDT 2018
Hi Gasification Colleagues,
While we can "collectively" offer Mr Feinstein just about everything for
his project from a commercial perspective, his project description
clearly states that they wish to develop cheap low cost solutions to
become locally manufactured. These are the things that bother me
regarding their concept objectives.
1. If he imports a Intern Engineer for $500 a month, just how much real
value could this person offer for such a short term contract?
2. Making charcoal, no problem, but easiest and cheapest option reduces
waste heat collection or close coupled combustion for driers.
3. Quality of charcoal for power generation is OK for the cheapest char
making option, but this is not the quality found in activated carbon.
4. Steam is required for blanching the product, so a low cost boiler is
a necessity, along with water treatment, the main factor of boiler
efficiency, even cheap ones.
5. Steam blanching has an issue of toxic waste water, and in a rural
location, ground water will become contaminated unless treated. Do they
know about this and who will monitor the ground water?
6. Maybe activated carbon can be used to clean up the waste stream, but
it would be purchased, as a cheap char option does not create the type
of temperature or steam pressures to make it.
7. No indicative amount of power generation is stated, but one might
think it would be at least 15-20 kWe given that motor start-ups on oil
extruder's etc, need power generation reserves. Cheap generators can be
an expensive low cost solution, especially if any computers become part
of the process.
Start-up rural projects like this have a history which tell us not to
reinvent the wheel yet once again. The easiest way to do this is to
offer unpaid enthusiastic help to the selected engineering graduate, and
this open Gasification list offers a good way to do it., So who is in,
what can you offer Mr Feinsteins team?
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