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Supercritical water gasification of biomass to produce hydrogen

Supercritical water gasification of biomass to produce hydrogen

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Supercritical water gasification (SCWG) processes have recently received significant attention as a sustainable technology for the production of hydrogen starting from wet biomass. In this chapter, the influence of biomass composition for the production of hydrogen under SCWG is evaluated. The influence of the main reaction conditions as temperature, pressure and feed concentration on hydrogen yield are discussed together with a critical rationalization of data.

Chapter Contents:

  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Gasification under supercritical water
  • 6.3 Feedstock influence on SCWG
  • 6.3.1 Lignocellulosic biomass and sewage sludge
  • 6.3.2 Cellulose and hemicellulose
  • 6.3.3 Glucose
  • 6.3.4 Lignin
  • 6.3.5 Glycerol
  • 6.4 Critical rationalization of data
  • 6.5 Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • References

Inspec keywords: sustainable development; bioenergy conversion; fuel gasification; hydrogen production

Other keywords: sustainable technology; wet biomass; hydrogen yield; supercritical water gasification; SCWG; hydrogen production; biomass composition

Subjects: Industrial processes; Environmental issues; Biotechnology industry; Fuel processing industry; Hydrogen storage and technology; Biofuel and biomass resources; Hydrogen fuel

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