Fuel Gas Clean-up and Conditioning

  • Giulia Monteleone
  • Stephen J. McPhail
  • Katia Gallucci
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

The technologies described in the previous chapters have demonstrated technical maturity, but they would find their optimal application in a virtuous chain such as described in this book. One of the most crucial links to bind these technologies together is the fuel gas conditioning step. This means adequate clean-up for the removal of harmful contaminants resulting from the biomass or waste-derived feedstock (such as sulphur compounds, siloxanes, halides and tars) and a reforming step where heavy hydrocarbons are converted to lighter species, especially hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This yields the best possible conditions for high-efficiency generation of electric power and heat through high-temperature fuel cells. The gas cleaning and reforming technologies most applicable to the requirements of such fuel cells are reviewed and discussed in the present chapter.

Keywords

Biomass Combustion Methane Sulphide Foam 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giulia Monteleone
    • 1
  • Stephen J. McPhail
    • 1
  • Katia Gallucci
    • 2
  1. 1.ENEA—Italian National Agency for New TechnologiesEnergy and Sustainable Economic Development, C.R. CasacciaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and MaterialsUniversity of L’AquilaL’AquilaItaly

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