Volume 9 Issue 1

Authors: Priyambodo Nur Ardi Nugroho; Shuichi Torii

Abstract: Gasification is believed to be the most effective and efficient compared to another biomass conversion. However currently no comparative study of biomass gasification that investigates all three means of solving engineering problem: a numerical, analytical and experimental analysis. Particularly for palm empty fruit bunch even though it is potentially available in Indonesia. In this comparative study, numerical analysis using Eulerian-Lagrangian Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling was chosen and correlated with available experimental data published earlier. An analytical method using a zero-dimensional model or thermodynamic equilibrium model was selected to show the maximum possible gasification performance. Comparative assessments were made of different problem-solving methods to understand the most suitable techniques that will be a benefit for researchers and users.

Keywords: Gasification; Numerical; Analytical; Experimental Analysis