Year: 2018 Volume: 1 Issue: 3 Page: 137-142
TECHNO-ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ON A RECIPROCATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE FIRED WITH SYNGAS PRODUCED BY GASIFYING DIFFERENT TYPES OF TURKISH LIGNITES
DUYGU GUNDUZ RAHEEM, KAAN ERDEM, HASAN KOTEN
Reciprocating internal combustion engines are a well-known and widely used technology. Worldwide production of reciprocating internal combustion engines is over 200 million units per year. Syngas shows different combustion properties as compared to conventional fuels (gasoline and diesel) and therefore conventional engines need some design modifications in order to be able to run on this gaseous fuel. Nevertheless, gas-fired reciprocating engines fueled with syngas are available in the current market. This paper investigates the performance of a system made up of a gasifier and a Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE). Performance analysis of the gasifier-engine system has been identified and investigated by building a simulation model. In the simulation model, 9.7 MW reciprocating engine was fueled with syngasderived from five different low-grade Turkish lignite gasification. The proposed configuration of the system is examined in the aspect of electricity generation efficiency and emissions of the gas engine.
Anahtar Kelimeler (Keywords): Lignite, Gasification, Syngas, Internal Combustion Engine, Emissions