Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2006

Journal or Book Title

Energy & Fuel

Volume

20

Issue

1

First Page

262

Last Page

264

DOI

10.1021/ef050187l

Abstract

The Working Group of the Biomass Gasification Task of the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Agreement has developed a protocol for sampling and analysis of tar and particulates from biomass gasifiers, which is commonly accepted as a standard for reliable measurement of tar in producer gas. The methodology is dependent upon dissolving tar in a solvent for subsequent recovery by evaporation or distillation. This paper investigates whether storage of the tar/solvent sample prior to analysis affects the accuracy of the tar measurement. On the basis of the results of this study, we recommend that samples be analyzed within a few hours of collection and never be stored longer than 24 h.

Comments

Reprinted with permission from Energy Fuels, 2006, 20 (1), pp 262–264. Copyright 2006 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf