Project Profile

Project Title Development and testing of low cost membrane filters from biomass ash for clean up of producer gas for gasifier-based power plants
Project Code 2002CE61
Project Status Completed
End Date January 2008
Sponsor(s) Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Executive Summary Full Text

The project proposes to develop membrane filters using biomass fly ash as the starting material for high temperatures particulate removal from producer gas for power-generation application. Biomass ash from gasification of rice husk, bagasse, and other available biomass sources will be characterized and selected for membrane filter preparation. Membrane filters will be made using the technique of tape casting and sintering. Their particulate removal characteristics will be evaluated. This study is expected to contribute towards cost-effective hot gas clean-up of producer gas as well as achievement of value-added utilization of waste ash.