Document Type

Patent

Publication Date

1-27-1998

Abstract

A latent heat-ballasted gasifier suitable for converting biomass, coal, or low-quality fuels into a producer gas. Latent heat is stored in the reactor in ballasts containing a metal alloy with a melting point approximate the pyrolysis temperatures of the fuel. A fluidized bed reactor is used to enhance heat transfer between the latent heat material and the fuel. The latent heat-ballasts allows the reactor to be operated in a quasi-steady mode rather than a batch operation employed in the prior designs.

Patent Number

US 5,711,771

ISURF Reference Number

1681

Assignee

Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,

Application Number

US 08/630,109

Date Filed

4-8-1996

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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