(82e) Effects of Feedstock and Particle Size On Biomass Gasification Tars

Authors: 
Gaston, K. R., National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Magrini, K., National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jarvis, M. W., National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Smith, K., National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Nimlos, M. R., National Renewable Energy Laboratory


Particle size fractions (0.5 to 4.0 mm) of seven different feedstocks were studied in a biomass gasifier at 850°C. Light gases were measured and tars were analyzed by a molecular beam mass spectrometer; the results were correlated to the feedstock analyses.