Increased public concerns and stricter regulatory frameworks promote the role of bioliquids (liquid fuel for energy purposes other than for transport, including electricity and heating and cooling, produced from biomass). This is a driving force for development and employment of micro-gas turbines (MGTs) due to their ability to combust bioliquids with less favorable properties in a decentralized manner. Gas turbines are characterized by relatively high combustion efficiency at relatively low concentrations of harmful emissions, relatively high effective efficiency and durability when utilizing a common portfolio of gas turbine approved fuels. It is thus desired to preserve these advantages of gas turbines also while burning bioliquids and further relying on their scalability that is crucial to efficient support of decentralized energy production at small scales. To support these objectives, MGT technology needs to allow for utilization of bioliquids with much wider spectrum of physical and chemical properties compared to common commercially available MGTs in a single MGT-based plant. In this view, the present study is providing the first thorough overview of challenges and solutions encountered by researchers across the wide area of bioliquids in MGTs.
Challenges and Solutions for Utilization of Bioliquids in Microturbines
Contributed by the Coal, Biomass and Alternate Fuels Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received July 30, 2018; final manuscript received August 15, 2018; published online October 5, 2018. Editor: Jerzy T. Sawicki.
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Seljak, T., Pavalec, K., Buffi, M., Valera-Medina, A., Chiaramonti, D., and Katrašnik, T. (October 5, 2018). "Challenges and Solutions for Utilization of Bioliquids in Microturbines." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. March 2019; 141(3): 031401. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4041312
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