A large potential is contributed to the energetic utilization of biomass, whereby thermochemical gasification seems to be especially interesting. In order to contribute to a better understanding of the thermochemical conversion process in the gasifier, mathematical models are used. An intensive effort is made in development of mathematical models describing the gasification process and a large number of models, considerably differing in their degree of simplification, and their applications are reported in literature. In the present article, a brief review of models applied, mainly focused on equilibrium models, is provided and a robust and flexible modified stoichiometric equilibrium model, for modeling a novel gasifier, is presented.
Mathematical Modeling of a Biomass Steam Gasifier—A Modified Equilibrium Approach
Contributed by the Advanced Energy Systems Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENERGY RESOURCES TECHNOLOGY. Manuscript received July 3, 2017; final manuscript received March 26, 2018; published online April 19, 2018. Assoc. Editor: Oronzio Manca.
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Gröbl, T., and Walter, H. (April 19, 2018). "Mathematical Modeling of a Biomass Steam Gasifier—A Modified Equilibrium Approach." ASME. J. Energy Resour. Technol. April 2018; 140(4): 041806. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4039869
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