[Gasification] DIY GtL

Thomas Reed tombreed2010 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 30 18:46:21 CST 2011

Dear Doug, Brian and all

To what extent can you clean today's gas by passing it (cooled to about 150 C) through a barrel of tomorrows REASONABLY DRY  fuel, thus permitting you to burn all the tars AND finish drying the fuel?

While a moisture content less than 20% is desirable for gasifier fuel, I suspect it should not be bone dry for long runs because it becomes autopyrolytic and won't retain a level pyrolysis zone.


Tom Reed

Dr Thomas B Reed
President, The Biomass Energy Foundation

On Jan 30, 2011, at 9:06 AM, Brian D Paasch <brian at indianarenewables.com> wrote:

> On Jan 29, 2011, at 8:10 PM, doug.williams wrote:
>> To finger the problem of using industrial scale producer gas, is that most large systems are not tar free, and if you need to compress the gas, technical challenges come thick and fast.
> Doug,
> Oh goodness yes! We've not been willing to TOUCH the compression challenges until we got our gas pretty darn clean. I'm cautiously optimistic with where we are at on that task:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNypVoZg3VA
> And right now we're planning on three separate compression steps with additional filters between each step.
> And thanks for the pointer to your archives, I will certainly browse!
> -brian
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