Computer modeling of the Morgantown Energy Research Center's fixed bed gasifier. [Theory and development]
Description: This report describes the modeling of a fixed bed stirred gasifier operated by the Morgantown Energy Research Center. One objective of this project was to increase the fundamental understanding of existing gasification processes with mathematical modeling, and thereby assist the Department of Energy in its overall project planning. Models are used for scale-up and optimization purposes and also for extrapolation beyond the normal operating conditions. However, very often, due to the complexity of the real system and the mathematical limitations, certain simplifying assumptions are made. Therefore, before using any model, its assumptions and hence its limitations should be examined and clearly understood. The theory and the development of the model are described. Background information about the MERC's and similar commercial gasifiers is provided.
Date: March 1, 1978
Creator: DeSai, P.R. & Wen, C.Y.
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