Performance Investigation of an Advanced Robust Biomass Gasifier Operation for Drying Process at Hilly Region in IndiaSaravanakumar Ayyadurai* and Vinoth Kumar Kandasamy
Department of Bio-Energy, School of Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625 021, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Saravanakumar Ayyadurai
Department of Bio-Energy
School of Energy
Environment and Natural Resources
Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
Tamil Nadu 625 021, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 27, 2016; Accepted Date: February 20, 2017; Published Date: February 27, 2017
Citation: Ayyadurai S, Kandasamy VK (2017) Performance Investigation of an Advanced Robust Biomass Gasifier Operation for Drying Process at Hilly Region in India. J Electr Electron Syst 6:212. doi:10.4172/2332-0796.1000212
Copyright: © 2017 Ayyadurai S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This work presents a pilot-scale performance study intended at evaluate the achievability and operatability of biomass gasifier specially designed for hilly regions. The operations were carried out with forest wood blocks with around 35% moisture content. The gasifier was designed for 360 kWth downdraft modes operating with air at 15°C as gasifying agent. The designed gasifier system was installed in a green tea processing factory for supplying thermal energy for panning of green leaves. This system has replaced their conventional open wood firing rotary kiln furnace which was an in efficient combustion due to the ambient conditions. A performance study conducted on the gasifier system for their factory’s thermal demand had shown firewood saving of 35% over conventional panning operation. The economics of installation–cum–operation of the gasifier was also found to be acceptable enough the operation results are discussed.