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Title:

Innovative Flexible Grate Solutions for Future Biomass Combustion Appliances

Author(s):

Feldmeier, S., Wopienka, E., Schwarz, M., Mehrabian, R.

Document(s):

Paper Paper

Poster Poster

Abstract:

The energetic utilization of alternative fuels (short rotation coppice, miscanthus), agricultural by-products (straw, corn cobs) or biomass residues (nut shells, coffee grounds) becomes of increasing interest. Due to variations in fuel properties and the ash content in particular biomass fuels considerably influence the conditions in the combustion zone and especially in the fuel bed. Usually, state-of-the-art combustion appliances are optimized for a particular fuel quality and typically approved only for utilization of standardized wood pellets or wood chips. Research activities within the GrateAdvance project focus on fuel flexible grate technologies being capable of adapting conditions in the combustion zone by a systematic and targeted adjustment of grate parameters in order to minimize emissions and slagging problems, thus setting the basis for a new generation of biomass technologies. Moreover, a novel control concept will ensure optimal combustion conditions for any biomass fuel, and specifically adjust to relevant fuel properties.

Keywords:

biomass, combustion, emissions, pellet, sintering, small scale application

Topic:

Biomass Conversion Technologies for Heating, Cooling and Electricity

Subtopic:

Biomass and Bioliquids Combustion for Small and Medium Scale Applications

Event:

25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

Session:

2BV.1.18

Pages:

566 - 567

ISBN:

978-88-89407-17-2

Paper DOI:

10.5071/25thEUBCE2017-2BV.1.18

Price:

FREE