Numerical Modeling of the Entrained Flow Gasification (EFG) of Kentucky Coal and Biomass

Idowu Adeyemi, Thomas Arink, Isam Janajreh

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The entrained flow gasification of two feedstocks (Kentucky coal and wood waste) had been conducted in this study with numerical modelling. The main objective of this work is to determine the gasification behaviour of Kentucky coal and wood waste along the gasifier, and to evaluate the effect of gasification parameters such as equivalence ratio, pressure and temperature on the gasification metrics. The experimental study was conducted in the air-blown atmospheric drop tube experimental facility at the Waste-2-Energy Laboratory at Masdar Institute. The numerical model, which was based on the Lagrangian-Eulerian scheme, predicted the experimental results reasonably. The effect of the fuel type on the gas composition along the centreline of the gasifier indicated that Kentucky coal produced a higher efficiency when compared to that of wood waste. Moreover, the gasification efficiency was most sensitive to the equivalence ratio.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)232-239
Number of pages8
JournalEnergy Procedia
StatePublished - 2015
Event7th International Conference on Applied Energy, ICAE 2015 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 28 Mar 201531 Mar 2015


  • Entrained Flow Gasification
  • Kentucky Coal
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Wood Waste


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