Fuel gas clean-up and conditioning

Giulia Monteleone, Stephen J. McPhail, Katia Gallucci

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The technologies described in the previous chapters have demonstrated technical maturity, but they would find their optimal application in a virtuous chain such as described in this book. One of the most crucial links to bind these technologies together is the fuel gas conditioning step. This means adequate clean-up for the removal of harmful contaminants resulting from the biomass or wastederived feedstock (such as sulphur compounds, siloxanes, halides and tars) and a reforming step where heavy hydrocarbons are converted to lighter species, especially hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This yields the best possible conditions for high-efficiency generation of electric power and heat through high-temperature fuel cells. The gas cleaning and reforming technologies most applicable to the requirements of such fuel cells are reviewed and discussed in the present chapter. © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123 - 143
Number of pages21
JournalGreen Energy and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Monteleone, G., McPhail, S. J., & Gallucci, K. (2012). Fuel gas clean-up and conditioning. Green Energy and Technology, 45, 123 - 143. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2369-9_8