Thermochemical Conversion

From Thermal-FluidsPedia

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(Created page with ' ==References== ==Further Reading== ==External Links==')
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
Thermochemical Conversion
 +
In thermochemical conversion (also called pyrolysis or gasification) dry biomass is decomposed to simpler molecules (gaseous methane and liquid methanol) by high heat. No or little oxygen is used in the process, and no chemical reactions are involved. The methane can be collected and sold by natural gas utilities; methanol (also called wood alcohol) is of great interest in reformers to produce hydrogen for fuel cells or used directly in alternative fuel vehicles. Coal or other carbonaceous materials can be gasified to produce hydrogen, synfuel, and other valuable products (See Chapter 14).
==References==
==References==

Revision as of 23:58, 28 June 2010

Thermochemical Conversion In thermochemical conversion (also called pyrolysis or gasification) dry biomass is decomposed to simpler molecules (gaseous methane and liquid methanol) by high heat. No or little oxygen is used in the process, and no chemical reactions are involved. The methane can be collected and sold by natural gas utilities; methanol (also called wood alcohol) is of great interest in reformers to produce hydrogen for fuel cells or used directly in alternative fuel vehicles. Coal or other carbonaceous materials can be gasified to produce hydrogen, synfuel, and other valuable products (See Chapter 14).

References

Further Reading

External Links