Gasification is a process that converts organic or fossil based carbonaceous materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide. This is achieved by reacting the material at high temperatures (>700 °C), without combustion, with a controlled amount of oxygen and/or steam. The resulting gas mixture is called syngas (from synthesis gas or synthetic gas) or producer gas and is itself a fuel. The power derived from gasification and combustion of the resultant gas is considered to be a source of renewable energy if the gasified compounds were obtained from biomass.
- A. L. Brown, D. C. Dayton, M. R. Nimlos, and J. W. Daily, “Design and Characterization of an Entrained Flow Reactor for the Study of Biomass Pyrolysis Chemistry at High Heating Rates”, Energy Fuels, Volume 15, Issue 5, 2001.
- P. McKendry, “Energy production from biomass (part 3): gasification technologies”, Bioresource Technology, volume 83, 2002.
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