2009-10 SENIOR DESIGN PROJECTS

Fluidized Bed Biomass Gasifier

Peter Attema, Jeremy Brue, Evan Steendam, Andrew Tacoma

Sponsor: Dordt College Engineering Department

Group

This group redesigned and initiated construction of a new fluidized bed gasifier for the engineering department. This versatile research unit will allow students and faculty to research bio-renewable energy applications such as the conversion of bio-mass feedstocks into a natural gas substitute, and the co-production of bio-char for the improvement of soil fertility. This reactor, which can be operated as a combustion or gasification unit, will be used as an educational tool for future engineering students and the surrounding community.

Assembling Presenting Column Design Gasifier