Emissions and ash behaviour during the combustion of torrefied biomass


Supervisors: Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, Professor Lin Ma and Dr Kevin Hughes.

Torrefaction is a new technique of upgrading the quality of biomass as a fuel for power generation. The purpose of this research is to investigate the influence of the torrefaction on the combustion, pollutant emission and ash deposition of biomass. A range of different types of biomass will be torrefied under specific conditions. Then both the raw and torrefied biomass will be fired and compared in terms of gas emissions and ash compositions.

Quantified data will be collected and analysed during the combustion. The outcomes of this project will improve our understanding of the potential of future large scale utilisation of torrefied biomass in the power generation industry.

For further information contact Professor Derek B Ingham (d.ingham@sheffield.ac.uk).

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