Modeling of a gasifier using cycle-Tempo for SOFC applications

Sarath Pappinisseri, Priyak Nellikka Kandiyan, Vasanth Parthasarathy, John Tharappel Devasya

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Gasifier-SOFC system is an excellent choice for waste to energy conversion. Optimization of process parameter is an issue faced in such complex energy systems. CYCLE-TEMPO is the world leading software used for thermodynamic analysis of energy systems. In this paper a downdraft gasifier is modelled using CYCLE-TEMPO and process parameter like equivalence ratio are optimized for maximum yield. Three agricultural residues namely coconut shell, rubber wood and bamboo which are locally available were tested as a feed. Gasifier model is validated using a downdraft gasifier experimental setup. Gasifier is then integrated with a SOFC unit. From the simulation carried out it was found that the coconut shell will be the best biomass for quality syngas production at an equivalent ratio of 0.2. But the syngas contain other impurities so that gas cleaning is necessary and the purified syngas can be supplied to the solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Applied Mechanics and Optimisation, ICAMeO 2019
EditorsRupesh Shanmughom, Ruby Maria Syriac
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418776
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Applied Mechanics and Optimisation 2019, ICAMeO 2019 - Thiruvananthapuram, India
Duration: 13 Jun 201915 Jun 2019


ConferenceInternational Conference on Applied Mechanics and Optimisation 2019, ICAMeO 2019

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