Chapter 8. Thermal Biomass Conversion and NOx Emissions in Grate Furnaces

  1. Prof. Gabriele Centi3 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Rutger A. van Santen4
  1. Rob J. M. Bastiaans,
  2. Hans A. J. A. van Kuijk,
  3. Bogdan A. Albrecht,
  4. Jeroen A. van Oijen and
  5. L. Philip H. de Goey

Published Online: 22 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch8

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production

How to Cite

Bastiaans, R. J. M., van Kuijk, H. A. J. A., Albrecht, B. A., van Oijen, J. A. and de Goey, L. P. H. (2007) Thermal Biomass Conversion and NOx Emissions in Grate Furnaces, in Catalysis for Renewables: From Feedstock to Energy Production (eds G. Centi and R. A. van Santen), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527621118.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    University of Messina, Department of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering of Materials, Salita Sperone 31, 98166 Messina, Italy

  2. 4

    Eindhoven University of Technology, Schuit Institute of Catalysis, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry and Catalysis, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  1. DAF Trucks N.V., Advanced Engineering Engines, Hugo van der Goeslaan 1, P.O. Box 90065, 5600 PT Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527317882

Online ISBN: 9783527621118

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Keywords:

  • catalysis for renewables;
  • thermal biomass conversion;
  • NOx emissions;
  • grate furnaces;
  • tunable diode laser measurements;
  • biomass kinetics;
  • gas-phase CFD modeling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Tunable Diode Laser Measurements of Biomass Kinetics

    • Introduction

    • Tunable Diode Laser Grid Reactor Experiments

    • Experimental Setup

    • Results

  • Propagation of Thermal Conversion Fronts

    • Introduction

    • Modeling Approach

    • Experiments

  • Gas-phase CFD Modeling of Grate Furnaces

    • Introduction

    • Description of the Model

    • Construction of Look-up Tables for Numerical Simulations and Validation

    • Application of the Combustion Model on a 2D Grate Furnace

  • Conclusions

  • References