Supercritical water gasification of biomass: Thermodynamic constraints.

@article{Castello2011SupercriticalWG,
  title={Supercritical water gasification of biomass: Thermodynamic constraints.},
  author={Daniele Castello and Luca Fiori},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 16},
  pages={7574-82}
}
In the present work, the supercritical water gasification (SCWG) of biomass is analyzed with a view to outlining the possible thermodynamic constraints that must be taken into account to develop this new process. In particular, issues concerning the formation of solid carbon and the process heat duty are discussed. The analysis is conducted by means of a two-phase non-stoichiometric thermodynamic model, based on Gibbs free energy minimization. Results show that char formation at equilibrium… CONTINUE READING

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