Classification procedure of the explosion risk areas in presence of hydrogen-rich syngas: Biomass gasifier and molten carbonate fuel cell integrated plant

A. Molino, G. Braccio, G. Fiorenza, F.A. Marraffa, S. Lamonaca, G. Giordano, G. Rotondo, U. Stecchi, M. La Scala

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This paper deals with the safety aspects of a 500 kWth(thermal power) biomass gasification plant coupled with a 125 kWe(electric power) molten carbonate fuel cell. In particular, it describes the procedure for assessing the explosion risk in presence of hydrogen-rich syngas and compares the results given by the application of technical standards with those obtained by the implementation of a fluid dynamic model for the potential emission scenarios. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245 - 253
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Organic Chemistry

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