Supercritical water gasification of scenedesmus dimorphus μ-algae

A. Molino, T. Marino, V. Larocca, P. Casella, J. Rimauro, A. Cerbone, M. Migliori

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The aim of the paper is based on the experimental tests of Gasification in supercritical water for humid biomass, Scenedesmus dimorphus. In this work, experimental tests were carried out in order to understand the main parameters of the SCWG process and their influence varying the total solids content, GGE and CGE gas yield and energy recovery. Based on experimental test and considering literature data about energy demand for microalgae growth and energy required for SCWG process it was possible to evaluate that with minimum total solid content necessary for setting-up a self-sustainable process considering the only energy recovery from the condensation of the water outlet the process. At the same time these simulation were repeated considering of use the enthalpy of water in SCW condition for turbine expansion instead heat recovery obtained not only syngas production usable for biofuels synthesis but also power production.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20160218
Pages (from-to)-
JournalInternational Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Molino, A., Marino, T., Larocca, V., Casella, P., Rimauro, J., Cerbone, A., & Migliori, M. (2017). Supercritical water gasification of scenedesmus dimorphus μ-algae. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 15(4), -. [20160218].