Sugarcane Bagasse Gasification in a Downdraft Fixed-Bed Gasifier: Optimization of Operation Conditions

A CFD model for the gasification of sugarcane bagasse in a downdraft fixed-bed gasifier is developed. The objective is to observe syngas yield distribution in different operation conditions and to obtain optimal parameters. Several factors are investigated, including the velocity and preheating temperature of inlet air-steam mixture, steam to air ratio (S/A), and biomass moisture content (MC).