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Publikācija: Biomass Gasification for District Heating

Publication Type Scientific article indexed in SCOPUS or WOS database
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Publication language English (en)
Title in original language Biomass Gasification for District Heating
Field of research 2. Engineering and technology
Sub-field of research 2.7 Environmental engineering and energetics
Research platform None
Authors Vladimirs Kirsanovs
Dagnija Blumberga
Katrīna Kārkliņa
Ivars Veidenbergs
Claudio Rochas
Edgars Vīgants
Ģirts Vīgants
Keywords biomass gasification; district heating; wood chips; primary and secondary air
Abstract Latvia is required to increase the share of energy produced from renewable sources. This study is focused on the potential of biomass gasification in the production of energy for the purposes of district heating. This study describes an innovative technology for syngas production from wood chips. The sensible heat of the produced syngas was used to dry wood chips. Gasification plant was tested at various capacities with and without air flow separation at the primary and secondary flows. Syngas composition, temperature in the gasifier, syngas temperatures, char heating value and several other parameters are measured and analyzed. The energy balance of the gasification process is calculated and presented. Results show that air separation causes growth in the efficiency of the gasification process.
DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.04.057
Hyperlink: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S187661021732180X 
Reference Kirsanovs, V., Blumberga, D., Kārkliņa, K., Veidenbergs, I., Rochas, C., Vīgants, E., Vīgants, Ģ. Biomass Gasification for District Heating. Energy Procedia, 2017, Vol. 113, pp.217-223. ISSN 1876-6102. Available from: doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2017.04.057
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