Conference Dates

May 16-21, 2010


Natural olivine (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 is examined in a dual circulating fluidised bed (DCFB) reactor system of 120 kWth with regard to its reforming activity. Further, the oxygen transport capacity due to redox-cycling of the iron containing part of the olivine is considered. Based on a syngas composition derived from biomass gasification, the olivine is exposed to a surrogate gas mixture of H2, CO, CO2, CH4 and a tar compound (1-methylnaphthalene) at 850 °C. The results show the tar conversion at different tar loads. The investigations reveal that a low content of oxygen is transported by the olivine due to the redox-cycling in the reactor system.