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Low temperature steam gasification to produce hydrogen rich gas from kitchen food waste: Influence of steam flow rate and temperature
Singh D., , Bharadwaj N., Verma R.
Published in Elsevier Ltd
Volume: 45
Issue: 41
Pages: 20843 - 20850
Large amount of food waste is generated from Indian kitchens and disposing off such a large amount possesses a great challenge in terms of environmental degradation and viable food waste processing technology. In this work, steam gasification was tested as an alternative viable technology to process the kitchen food waste. Preliminary study was carried out at low temperature on steam gasification in a fixed bed reactor to study the influence of steam flow rate (SFR) and temperature on the syngas yield, syngas composition, hydrogen yield. Performance parameters such as carbon conversion efficiency (CCE), and apparent thermal efficiency (ATE) are also calculated. Steam flow rates are varied from 0.125 mL/min to 0.75 mL/min and the temperatures are varied from 700 °C to 800 °C. The highest hydrogen yield is obtained at 0.5 mL/min SFR and 800 °C temperature and its highest value is 1.2 m3/kg. The highest value of performance parameters, CCE and ATE are found to be 63\% and 1.8. © 2020 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC
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