Supercritical Water Gasification of Eucalyptus Wood Chips Using NiFe2O4 as a Catalyst


In this work, the supercritical water gasification of eucalyptus wood chips has been investigated in relation to reaction temperature and presence of catalyst. Experiments were performed in a batch reactor at 450 ºC and 500 ºC with two different feed concentrations. This work wanted to evaluate mainly the gases were formed during the reactions. The gas products were analysed by gas chromatography. According to the results, it was found that eucalyptus wood chips reacted to form mainly H2, CH4 gases with little yield of CO2. Increasing the reaction temperature beyond 500 ºC led to the increasing production of both CH4 (around 31.1 mol%) and H2 (up to 38 mol%) gases and the liquid sample and solid residue have decreased. Generally, this work suggests that the SCWG has improved significantly the production of H2 but more experiments still necessary to verify the effects of other experimental parameters and to characterise the liquid sample and solid residue.

Publication DOI: 0 ICPRE 10 2( 10 2
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > School of Infrastructure and Sustainable Engineering > Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
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Publication ISSN: 2267-1242
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 11:23
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Published Date: 2018-11-27
Accepted Date: 2018-09-01
Authors: Pereira Borges, Ane Caroline
Onwudili, Jude (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5355-9970)
Alves, Carine
Ingram, Andrew
Andrade, Heloysa
Torres, Ednildo
Melo, Silvio



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