A comparison of energy recovery from MSW through plasma gasification and entrained flow gasification

Luca Mazzoni, Manar Almazrouei, Chaouki Ghenai, Isam Janajreh

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Abstract

This work presents a comparison between two thermochemical conversion pathways for energy recovery from waste, entrained flow, and plasma gasification. The software Aspen Plus was used to build two equilibrium models to simulate the behavior of the two gasification processes when the feedstock consists of hand sorted municipal solid waste (MSW) with medium-high heating value. The impact of various level of air oxygen enrichment is investigated by comparing side-to-side the performance of the two processes in terms of syngas composition, syngas lower heating value and cold gas efficiency (CGE). As the results suggest, plasma gasification, with a maximum CGE of 74.8% can be considered a better option than entrained flow gasification with a CGE of 71.6%.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)3480-3485
Number of pages6
JournalEnergy Procedia
Volume142
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event9th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2017 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Aug 201724 Aug 2017

Keywords

  • Aspen Plus modeling
  • cold gas efficiency
  • entrained flow gasification
  • municipal solid waste
  • Plasma gasification

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