A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SUGARCANE BAGASSE GASIFICATION AND DIRECT COMBUSTION
Anaerobic digestion and gasification are two of the main ways to convert biomass into gaseous fuels. Both pathways generate a combustible gas: biogas and synthetic gas (syngas), respectively. Biomass gasification generates syngas, which is attractive for energy applications because of its H2, CO, and CH4 contents. Syngas composition varies by reactor operating conditions and can be tailored to specific applications. The two main syngas applications are power generation and fuel synthesis. Gasification is almost as ancient as combustion, but it is less developed because commercial interest in it has not been as strong as in combustion. Thus, the main aim of this paper to provide a comparison of Bagasse (Sugar mill waste) direct combustion and gasification for sugar mill power production. This study is focused on the modelling, simulation and performance analysis of Bagasse gasification processes using Aspen plus Simulation software.
ARPIT SHUKLA AND SUDHIR Y KUMAR