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Temperature Field and Reaction Zones in Biomass Gasification

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Y. Wang, C. M. Kinoshita

Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822

J. Sol. Energy Eng 113(4), 224-227 (Nov 01, 1991) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2929966 History: Received October 11, 1990; Revised June 24, 1991; Online June 06, 2008

Abstract

A method used to measure and validate the temperature field in an experimental downdraft biomass gasifier and reformulate the discrete test data into continuous mathematical functions is described. The reformulated temperature field is analyzed to identify different reaction zones within the gasifier. Distinct endothermic and exothermic regions, separated by rather complicated boundaries, are found.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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