Gasification of Catalyst-Suspended Chicken Manure in Supercritical Water
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Chicken manure feedstocks containing a suspended fine activated carbon catalyst were gasified by supercritical water gasification in an experimental pilot plant. A chicken manure feedstock of 2 wt% with 0.4 wt% of activated carbon was completely gasified, whereas the same feedstock without activated carbon was gasified with a carbon gasification efficiency of only 0.8. A feedstock of 10 wt% with 5 wt% of activated carbon was completely gasified. Our results indicate that suspended fine activated carbon is effective as a gasification catalyst. The data also confirm that use of a suspended activated carbon catalyst helps to prevent plugging in the gasification reactor.
- JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN 41(5), 433-440, 2008-05-01
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan