Modelling and optimisation of gasification for palm kernel shell (PKS) in a fluidized bed gasifier

Rex T. L. Ng, Denny K. S. Ng*, Douglas H. S. Tay, Wan Azlina W. A. K. Ghani

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In line with human population growth, the demand for energy has increased drastically. As the world is soon facing the shortage of fossil fuels, production of biofuel from biomass has been identified as one of the most promising alternative renewable energy sources to support the energy demand. As biomass gasification can convert variety of biomass feedstock into syngas which can be used as feedstock for the production of liquid fuels and chemicals as well as the generation of heat and power; therefore, biomass gasification is recognised as a promising first processing step in an integrated biorefinery. In this work, modelling based on the experiment results of a fluidised bed gasifier is presented. Palm kernel shell (PKS) is taken as the feedstock of the gasifier. Based on the developed model, the gasifier can be optimised to achieve various objectives, such as maximum hydrogen production. In addition, the composition of the syngas can also be determined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1123-1128
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Engineering Transactions
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering


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