2009 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
The objective of this research is to conduct chemical and physical analysis on the affects in water filtration of various qualities of ash/biochar from the gasification system.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Coaltec will provide various samples of ash/biochar to the USDA-ARS for analysis. These samples will be produced by varying fuel blends and operating parameters in the gasifier. The USDA-ARS will determine key physical and chemical properties of these samples.
Under this agreement, Coaltec is going to provide various samples of ash/biochar from various gasifiers to the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service for analysis. Samples have not been received yet at this time (since project is very recent), so studies have yet to be started. Both parties have been in communication via phone and email and are trying to procure funding for the project.
The progress was monitored via periodic email and phone conversations.