Application of Gasification to the Conversion of Wood, Urban and Industrial Wastes

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    Gasification is widely accepted as a technological option for the production of synthesis gas (SG) via partial oxidation of heterogeneous organic matter such as, residual biomass, classified urban wastes (RDF), autofluff, residual non-recyclable plastics, rubbers as well as other industrial organic wastes. The 'producer gas', after an appropriate conditioning step, whose nature depends upon itsfinal intended utilization, can be used either directly or mixed with natural gas (NG) for the generation of electricity and/or heat. The energy and environmental performances of the BIOSYN Atmospheric Fluidized Bed Gasifier (AFBG) will be presented and discussed in this paper. These advances have led to the construction and operation of a demonstration unit for the simultaneous recovery ofaluminum and energy from post-consumer residues (i.e. packaging material). These developments allows us to consider gasification as a valuable option for the similtaneous in situ or ex situ disposal of wastes and energy recovery.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Title of host publicationDevelopments in Thermochemical Biomass Conversion
    EditorsA. V. Bridgwater, D. G. B. Boocock
    PagesVol. II: 960-972
    StatePublished - 1997

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/CH-431-24255


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