Kinetic modeling of biomass gasification in a micro fluidized bed

Wei Gao, Mohammad Reza Farahani, Mehdi Rezaei, Abdul Qudair Baig, Muhammad Kamran Jamil, Muhammad Imran, Reza Rezaee-Manesh

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This paper presents a goal programming model to predict the kinetic parameters of micro fluidized bed (Micro-FB) gasification of woody biomass in Qom, Iran. Qom has an abundance of waste woody biomass, and gasification can convert this residue into clean syngas. To do this, a kinetic model of biomass gasification was developed and validated against the experimental data available in the literature. The experiments were carried out in a Micro-FB in the presence of silica sand as the fluidization medium. To fully decompose the aromatic tars, the reaction temperatures were considered between 700°C and 1000°C with 100°C intervals. Results showed that the obtained activation energies strongly depend on the particle size for all the tested conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-648
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization and Environmental Effects
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 3 2017


  • Micro-FB
  • fluidization
  • gasification
  • model
  • woody biomass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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