A process development for gasification of rice husk

Kuen Song Lin, H. Paul Wang, C. J. Lin, Ching I. Juch

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Rice husk has been recognized as a potential source of energy. Thus, the main objective of this work was to develop a rice husk gasification process. Diffuse reflectance infrared spectra reveal that partial oxidation of rice husk at reaction temperatures below 1000 K would also allow recover valuable of amorphous silica materials. In the laboratory-scale fixed-bed and bench-scale downdraft experimental approaches, gasification of rice husk was accompanied by a substantial production of syngas at 760-900 K. It appears that in order to generate 10 kW electric power, approximately 28 kg/h of rice husk must be gasified. The rice husk gasification process, in terms of heat requirements, can be self-sustaining.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalFuel processing technology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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