Submitted to: American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: November 8, 2009
Publication Date: November 8, 2009
Citation: Ro, K.S. 2009. Gasification of hybrid feedstock using animal manures and hays. In: Proceedings of American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2009, Nashville, Tennessee. 7 pp. 2009 CDROM. Technical Abstract: The objective of this study is to evaluate the efficiency of a proprietary integrated gasification-internal combustion system in producing electricity from mixtures of animal manures such as swine solids, chicken litter, and hays. Five to 10 gallons of mixtures of swine manure, chicken litter, and hays are used as feedstock for the integrated system to generate electrical energy. The feedstock is pyrolyzed and gasified in a reactor which is heated to 700 degrees Celsius. Producer gas is then fed to cleaning system then to an internal combustion engine to generate electricity. Gas, liquid, and solid end products from the pyrolysis reactor system are collected and subsequently analyzed for their chemical and thermal properties. Mass and energy balances are performed for individual units and for the entire system.