Simulation Analysis of Biomass Gasification in an Autothermal Gasifier Using Aspen Plus

  • Zhongbin Fu
  • Yaning Zhang
  • Hui Liu
  • Bo Zhang
  • Bingxi Li
Conference paper


Based on simulation, biomass gasification in an autothermal gasifier is analyzed, the effects of the equivalence ratio (ER), reactor temperature and gasification pressure on the composition and the higher heating values (HHV) of the product gas are also covered. The results indicate that the temperature in the gasifier increases when the ER increases, while the HHV of the product gas decreases. In an autothermal gasifier, the temperature which is controlled by varying ER, has the same influence on the composition and HHV of the product gas as the ER does. Higher gasification pressure slightly increases the temperature in the gasifier and the HHV of the product gas.


Biomass gasification Autothermal gasifier Simulation analysis Aspen Plus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongbin Fu
    • 1
  • Yaning Zhang
    • 1
  • Hui Liu
    • 1
  • Bo Zhang
    • 1
  • Bingxi Li
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Energy Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina

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