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Gasification of Apricot Pit Shells in a Downdraft Gasifier

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ibrahim Gezer, Dr Murat Dogru, Professor Galip Akay


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In this study, gasification potential of apricot pit shells is investigated by a pilot scale downdraft gasifier. Apricot shells could be gasified in a downdraft gasifier to produce clean gas with a calorific value of around 5.82 MJ/Nm3 and with a combustible fraction of 39% v/v. Low moisture (11.74%) and ash content (0.78%) are the main advantages of apricot pit shells for gasification. The gas is suitable for power generation in internal combustion engines. It is suggested that gasification of shell waste products is a clean energy alternative to fossil fuels and the product gas can be used efficiently.

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Author(s): Gezer I, Dogru M, Akay G

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Green Energy

Year: 2009

Volume: 6

Issue: 2

Pages: 218-227

Print publication date: 01/01/2009

ISSN (print): 1543-5075

ISSN (electronic): 1543-5083

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc.


DOI: 10.1080/15435070902785092


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