Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2005

Journal or Book Title

Energy & Fuel

Volume

19

Issue

6

First Page

2509

Last Page

2513

DOI

10.1021/ef0501703

Abstract

This paper presents a new method for measuring tar concentration in biomass-derived producer gas streams. This solvent-free method is much simpler than the evaporative method of the International Energy Agency (IEA) tar protocol. In tests on producer gas from a fluidized bed biomass gasifier this so-called dry condenser method yielded tar measurements with precision better than 5% and accuracy averaging to within 10% of the IEA tar protocol. Comparisons of water vapor concentrations in producer gas as determined by the two methodologies showed poor agreement, which appears to be due to the low precision of both techniques for this measurement, possibly the result of dissolved hydrocarbons in the recovered aqueous phases.

Comments

Reprinted with permission from Energy Fuels, 2005, 19 (6), pp 2509–2513. Copyright 2005 American Chemical Society.

Copyright Owner

American Chemical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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