A critical review on sustainable biochar system through gasification: energy and environmental applications

You, S. , Ok, Y. S., Chen, S. S., Tsang, D. C.W., Kwon, E. E., Lee, J. and Wang, C.-H. (2017) A critical review on sustainable biochar system through gasification: energy and environmental applications. Bioresource Technology, 246, pp. 242-253. (doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2017.06.177)

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Abstract

This review lays great emphasis on production and characteristics of biochar through gasification. Specifically, the physicochemical properties and yield of biochar through the diverse gasification conditions associated with various types of biomass were extensively evaluated. In addition, potential application scenarios of biochar through gasification were explored and their environmental implications were discussed. To qualitatively evaluate biochar sustainability through the gasification process, all gasification products (i.e., syngas and biochar) were evaluated via life cycle assessment (LCA). A concept of balancing syngas and biochar production for an economically and environmentally feasible gasification system was proposed and relevant challenges and solutions were suggested in this review.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:Chi-Hwa Wang and Siming You acknowledge the funding support by the National Research Foundation (NRF), Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) program. Grant Number R- 706-001-101-281, National University of Singapore.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:You, Dr Siming
Authors: You, S., Ok, Y. S., Chen, S. S., Tsang, D. C.W., Kwon, E. E., Lee, J., and Wang, C.-H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Bioresource Technology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0960-8524
ISSN (Online):1873-2976
Published Online:01 July 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Bioresource Technology 246: 242-253
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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