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Title: Improved Estimates of Air Pollutant Emissions from Biorefinery

We have attempted to use detailed kinetic modeling approach for improved estimation of combustion air pollutant emissions from biorefinery. We have developed a preliminary detailed reaction mechanism for biomass combustion. Lignin is the only biomass component included in the current mechanism and methane is used as the biogas surrogate. The model is capable of predicting the combustion emissions of greenhouse gases (CO2, N2O, CH4) and criteria air pollutants (NO, NO2, CO). The results are yet to be compared with the experimental data. The current model is still in its early stages of development. Given the acknowledged complexity of biomass oxidation, as well as the components in the feed to the combustor, obviously the modeling approach and the chemistry set discussed here may undergo revision, extension, and further validation in the future.
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Conference: Presented at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, 8-13 November 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah; Related Information: Environmental Division 2015: Core Programming Area at the 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, 8-13 November 2015, Salt Lake City, Utah
New York, NY: American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
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NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
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United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS air pollutants; biorefinery; biomass combustion