This review discusses the most important factors related to gasifier performance considering both the fuel properties and operational parameters. The suitability of three types of gasifiers to fuel properties and the effect of each operational parameter on gasifiers are discussed separately in each section.
The Physico-chemical characteristics are inherent properties of fuel and their behaviour changes in different gasification conditions. The critical properties of the coal impede the gasifier's performance, and hence, a proper study is needed to develop and further enhance the gasification systems. A proper assessment of factors influencing gasifier performance and their optimization enables to select, alter, and adjust the conditions. The present paper reviews the effect of important coal properties and gasifier operating conditions on gasification performance parameters. Further, the suitability of gasifiers (moving bed, fluidized bed, and entrained flow) according to the physico-chemical properties of fuel along with proper operating parameters has also been studied.Zum Volltext