Systematic Design and Analysis of Biomass Refineries for Power Generation
Simasatitkul, L.
Arpornwichanop, A.
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Simasatitkul L., Arpornwichanop A., 2015, Systematic Design and Analysis of Biomass Refineries for Power Generation, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 45, 205-210.
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The depleted conventional fossil fuels coupled with an increase in price and demand of fossil fuel is regarded as a major problem for an industrial sector. Searching for renewable resources to produce alternative fuels becomes important. Biomass is a promising alternative resource for biofuel production from existing, well-developed technologies, such as gasification, anaerobic digestion of biomass and reforming processes. This study focuses on the development of a systematic design approach for the biomass refinery process to generate power using SOFC systems. Multi-objective evaluation is considered to determine the optimal process in terms of economic, efficiency and environment. Anaerobic digestion integrated with SOFC gives the best process in terms of efficiency with annual worth minimization. Based on multiple criteria consideration, the anaerobic digestion integrated with SOFC is also a sustainable process that provides the highest value by using analytical hierarchy method.
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