CONTINUOUS EXTRUDER-FEEDER FOR REACTOR SYSTEMS FOR BIOMASS FUELS PROCESSING.

Don H. White, D. Wolf

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Abstract

The University of Arizona has developed a unique method of pumping concentrated, viscous biomass slurries, characteristic in biomass direct liquefaction systems. A modified single-screw extruder has now been shown to be capable of pumping solid slurries as high as 60 wt. % wood flour in wood oil derived vacuum bottoms, as compared to only 10-20 wt. % wood flour in wood oil in conventional systems. A Phase II program has integrated the extruder-feeder pumping system with a unique reactor which offers potential for further improving direct biomass liquefaction technology. An experimental facility was constructed during 1983-84, and shakedown operations were successfully completed in early 1985.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposium Papers - Energy from Biomass and Wastes
EditorsDonald L. Klass
PublisherInst of Gas Technology
Pages1685-1688
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0910091579
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1987

Publication series

NameSymposium Papers - Energy from Biomass and Wastes
ISSN (Print)0277-7851

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)

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