Title:CFD modeling of the plasma treatment of biomass for the optimization of sustainable syngas production

01 November 2010 → 31 October 2014
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Physics of gases, plasmas and electric discharges
  • Engineering and technology
    • Power electronics
    • Energy generation, conversion and storage engineering
    • Thermodynamics
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
plasma gasification biomass thermochemical conversion CFD modelling syngas production
Project description

In this research work, numerical modeling will be done of a complete plasma gasification process, using the test facility at the Institute of Plasma Physics in Prague for validation purposes.

The goal is to build a solid process control of the plasma gasification process. Besides enhancing the efficiency of the process, the work is also aimed at optimization of the reactor design.