Gasification of ‘Loose’ Groundnut Shells in a Throathless Downdraft Gasifier

Kuhe, Aondoyila and Aliyu, Samuel Jacob (2015) Gasification of ‘Loose’ Groundnut Shells in a Throathless Downdraft Gasifier. International Journal of Renewable Energy Development (IJRED), 4 (2). ISSN 2252-4940

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In this paper, gasification potential of biomass residue was investigated using a laboratory scale throatless downdraft gasifier. Groundnut shells gasified in a throatless downdraft gasifier could be used to produce a clean gas with a calorific value of 5.92 MJ/Nm3 and a combustible fraction of 45% v/v. Low moisture (8.6%) and ash content (3.19%) are the main advantages of groundnut shells for gasification. Gasification of shell waste products is a clean energy alternative to fossil fuels. The product gas can be used efficiently for heating and possible usage in internal combustion engines.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Depositing User: SAMUEL ALIYU
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2021 12:45
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2021 12:45

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