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Comparative analysis of gasification and adiabatic digestion of corn for practical implementation in conventional gas turbines

Guteša Božo, Milana and Valera Medina, Agustin 2021. Comparative analysis of gasification and adiabatic digestion of corn for practical implementation in conventional gas turbines. Gases 1 (2) , pp. 92-105. 10.3390/gases1020008

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Abstract

Clean, more responsible energy production in gas turbine power plants is a challenge. Interestingly, various alternative sources could be found in agricultural locations with great potential of being transformed from agricultural waste to energy. Corn cob gasification gas could be successfully implemented in gas turbines through co-firing with natural gas. Concurrently, agricultural biogas could also be employed for such a purpose. The technology could be implemented in locations such as Vojvodina, Serbia, which is an agricultural region with great potential for producing biogas from agricultural waste. Therefore, this paper approaches the practical implementation of gas produced by adiabatic corn digestion with CO2 recirculation. Five different cases were assessed. The results are compared to previous analyses that used co-firing of the corn cob gasification gas in representative gas turbine systems. Impacts of the fuel composition on the characteristics of combustion were analyzed using CHEMKIN PRO with GRI–Mech 3.0. Impacts of fuel quality on the power plant performance were analyzed through calculations with a numerical model based on a Brayton cycle of 3.9 MW power output. The application shows acceptable values during co-firing with natural gas without modification of the overall system, with better outlet parameters compared to pure corn gasification gas.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
ISSN: 2673-5628
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 May 2021
Date of Acceptance: 21 May 2021
Last Modified: 28 May 2021 13:15
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/141595

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