Engineering Sciences

Title :

Hydrogen-enriched syngas production from pine needle using bubbling fluidized bed gasifier

Area of research :

Engineering Sciences

Focus area :

Chemical Engineering

Principal Investigator :

Dr. Shabina Khanam, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

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Executive Summary :

Pine needles, dried leaves of pine trees, are a significant waste material in the Himalayan region of Uttarakhand state. They form a thick blanket over forest floor, preventing natural growth and causing fires. However, these needles can be collected and converted into useful products. A preliminary study in our department focused on steam gasification of pine needles to produce syngas, which can be further enhanced using a suitable catalyst and parameters. This study aims to produce hydrogen-enriched syngas from waste material like pine needles. The study will be experimental, involving gasification using a bubbling fluidized bed gasifier, and economic analysis for larger capacity systems. Hydrogen can be a clean energy carrier, and biomass can become a valuable resource.


Dr. Parsenjit Mondal, Indian Institute of Technology(IIT),Roorkee

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