Title: Steam gasification of sewage sludge for synthesis processes
Authors: Schmid, Johannes 
Bartik, Alexander 
Benedikt, Florian  
Mauerhofer, Anna Magdalena 
Fuchs, Johannes 
Schanz, E. 
Reisinger, S. 
Nowak, B. 
Bühler, F. 
Österreicher, M. 
Lunzer, A. 
Walcher, C. 
Müller, Stefan  
Fuchs, M. 
Hofbauer, Hermann 
Keywords: steam gasification
Issue Date: 2019
Book Title: Proceedings of the ICPS 19 
The paper presents measurement results of a gasification test run. Municipal sewage sludge from a digestion tower is gasified in an advanced dual fluidized bed reactor system. Steam is used as gasification agent and an olivine-limestone mixture as bed material. The fuel analysis shows a very high ash content and a low heating value of the dried sewage sludge. In addition, a significant amount of nitrogen in the fuel is present, leading to a high ammonia content in the product gas.Sintering effects caused by the high ash content do not occur. Thus, a gasification process without limitation is achieved. The fuel input is located in the lower gasification reactor operating as bubbling fluidized bed, whereas the upper gasification reactor is designed as a column of turbulent fluidized zones for tar cracking. The results show an efficient in-situ tar reduction. With a look on the product gas composition a comparatively high carbon dioxide and a low carbon monoxide content is surprising. It is obvious that an iron oxide reduction of the initial fuel ash occur in the gasification reactor. In addition, it is assumed that the significant iron content in the fuel ash also leads to a transport of oxygen from the combustion reactor to the gasification reactor. Thus, carbon monoxide and hydrogen are oxidized in the gasification reactor by the circulating iron-rich ash particles (chemical looping effect).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12708/15385
DOI: 10.34726/45
Organisation: E166-03-1 - Forschungsgruppe Zukunftsfähige Energietechnik 
License: Urheberrechtsschutz 1.0
Publication Type: Inproceedings
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