R & D on gasification and reforming technology of waste wood as a hydrogen fuel process of MCFC

Wei Wu, Katsuya Kawamoto, Hidetoshi Kuramothi

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The purpose of this study is to establish a fuel process for an advanced power generation system where hydrogen-rich synthesis gas, meeting the tolerance level of fuels for the molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC), can be efficiently extracted from biomass via gasification and reforming technologies. Experiments on architectural salvages gasification were performed using a bench-scale gasification system. The main factors influencing hydrogen generation in the non-catalytic process and catalytic process were investigated, and temperature was identified as the most important factor. At 950°C, without employing catalyst, about 54%(V/V) content of hydrogen-rich synthesis gas was extracted from feedstock with appropriately designed operation parameters for the steam/carbon ratio (S/C) and the equivalence ratio (ER). However, by employing a commercial steam reforming catalyst into the reforming process, the similar results were generated at 750°C.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Power Conference, 2005
Subtitle of host publicationIncludes Papers from the 2005 International Conference on Power Engineering, ICOPE
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event2005 ASME Power Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2005Apr 7 2005

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Power Conference, 2005
VolumePART B


Other2005 ASME Power Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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