Gasification of sunflower seed pulp for the synthesis of hydrogen-rich products

Author(s): Tolga K. Kanatli, Nezihe Ayas
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Eskişehir Technical University, 2 Eylul Campus, Eskişehir, 26555 Turkey
International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy, vol. 8, no. 2, March 2019: pp. 226-230
ISSN: 2315-4462 (Print)
ISSN: 2373-3594 (Online)
Digital Object Identifier: 10.12720/sgce.8.2.226-230

Abstract: Gasification of biomass has great potential for satisfying the ever-growing demand for a clean and renewable energy source. In this study, sunflower seed pulp, a waste product of sunflower oil factories, was gasified using K2CO3 as a catalyst and dry air as a gasifying agent. Effects of reaction temperature, dry air flow rate and catalyst ratio on the gas product composition were investigated. The highest hydrogen yield (5.45 mol/kg biomass) was achieved at 750 °C, with the addition of 20 wt.% K2CO3 and with a dry air flow rate of 3 L/h.

Keywords: Gasification, hydrogen, sunflower seed pulp, sunflower meal
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