9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Gasification characteristics of sugarcane bagasse

12 Jul 2012, 17:30
IT Building

IT Building

Poster Presentation Track F - Applied Physics Poster Session


Mr Anthony Anukam (Iniversity of Fort Hare, Institute of Technology)

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Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)

Sugarcane bagasse is a residue that results from the crushing of sugarcane in the sugar industry. Among the various agricultural crop residues, sugarcane bagasse is the most abundant lignocellulosic material in tropical countries such as South Africa. Bagasse is a renewable feedstock that can be used for power generation and manufacturing cellulosic ethanol. In the sugarcane industries the bagasse is mainly burnt inefficiently in boilers that provide the heating for the industry. This project seeks to investigate the possibility of gasifying sugarcane bagasse as an efficient conversion technology. Proximate and ultimate analysis of sugarcane bagasse was conducted after which the results were used to conduct computer simulation of the mass and energy balance during gasification. The final paper will present the proximate and ultimate analysis as well as the computer simulation results.

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

Prof. Edson Meyer, emeyer@ufh.ac.za
University of Fort Hare, Institute of Technology

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Primary author

Mr Anthony Anukam (Iniversity of Fort Hare, Institute of Technology)


Prof. Edson Meyer (Fort Hare Institute of Technology) Dr Omobola Okoh (Department of Chemistry, University of Fort Hare) Dr Sampson Mamphweli (University of Fort Hare, Institute of Technology)

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