[Gasification] Difference between Coal and biomass gasification

Tom Reed tombreed2010 at gmail.com
Sat May 23 13:17:12 CDT 2015

Dear Thomas Koch and ALL:

Thomas asks a very interesting question.  Best answer would be for someone (me?) to get a batch of coal and try it.  

First, I would expect that it m i g h t  burn up the gasifier.  Coal burns so much hotter than wood.  But I hope the stainless steel can stand it.

Secondly it would burn twice as long due to the high density of the coal and the high volatile content which could keep it from burning up.

I hope someone will try it and give a report.  I'm on the road, but will try it when I get home if no one else does...


Thomas B Reed 
280 Hardwick Rd
Barre, MA 01005
508 353 7841

> On May 22, 2015, at 11:51 AM, Thomas Koch <tk at tke.dk> wrote:
> Hi Saiteja
> That depends very much on which principle of gasifier you are using.
> If you use an entrained flow gasifier the only real difference is the pretreatment equipment.
> Best regards
> Thomas Koch
> Fra: Gasification [mailto:gasification-bounces at lists.bioenergylists.org] På vegne af Saiteja Chinta
> Sendt: 22. maj 2015 20:28
> Til: Gasification at bioenergylists.org
> Emne: [Gasification] Difference between Coal and biomass gasification
> Hi,
> I want to know what would be major design variations while designing for gasifiers which are coal fed from that of biomass.
> Thanks
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