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Engineering    2017, Vol. 3 Issue (3) : 416-422
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Beijing Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Reaction Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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本文的目的是用热力学分析方法来研究城市固体废弃物的气化特性。该热力学分析方法假设气化反应均达到热力学平衡条件,而不考虑反应器和过程特点。首先,我们选取了7 种城市固体废弃物( 包括厨余垃圾、木材、纸张、纺织品、橡胶、无氯塑料和聚氯乙烯),作为水蒸气气化过程的原料,水蒸气温度为973~2273 K,水气比为1~5。研究发现,水气比对气化性质的影响与水蒸气温度对气化性质的影响基本相同。7 种城市固体废弃物之间的不同主要是由它们的组成不同引起的。接下来,我们用该热力学平衡模型对实际城市固体废弃物的气化进行了分析。研究发现,由于无机物主要影响反应器温度,因此可以将城市固体废弃物中的无机物当作SiO2 或者Al2O3 进行简化处理。我们采用水蒸气、氢气和空气作为气化介质,详细考察了其气体产物的组成,以便根据需要选取处理城市固体废弃物的气化介质。

关键词 气化废弃物处理城市固体废弃物热力学分析气化介质    

This work aims to understand the gasification performance of municipal solid waste (MSW) by means of thermodynamic analysis. Thermodynamic analysis is based on the assumption that the gasification reactions take place at the thermodynamic equilibrium condition, without regard to the reactor and process characteristics. First, model components of MSW including food, green wastes, paper, textiles, rubber, chlorine-free plastic, and polyvinyl chloride were chosen as the feedstock of a steam gasification process, with the steam temperature ranging from 973 K to 2273 K and the steam-to-MSW ratio (STMR) ranging from 1 to 5. It was found that the effect of the STMR on the gasification performance was almost the same as that of the steam temperature. All the differences among the seven types of MSW were caused by the variation of their compositions. Next, the gasification of actual MSW was analyzed using this thermodynamic equilibrium model. It was possible to count the inorganic components of actual MSW as silicon dioxide or aluminum oxide for the purpose of simplification, due to the fact that the inorganic components mainly affected the reactor temperature. A detailed comparison was made of the composition of the gaseous products obtained using steam, hydrogen, and air gasifying agents to provide basic knowledge regarding the appropriate choice of gasifying agent in MSW treatment upon demand.

Keywords Gasification      Waste treatment      Municipal solid waste      Thermodynamic analysis      Gasifying agents     
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Pengcheng Xu
Yong Jin
Yi Cheng
Pengcheng Xu,Yong Jin,Yi Cheng. Thermodynamic Analysis of the Gasification of Municipal Solid Waste[J]. Engineering, 2017, 3(3): 416-422.
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Model components Proximate analysis (wt%) Ultimate analysis (wt%) HHVdaf
Mw Ad Vd FCd Cdaf Hdaf Odaf Ndaf Sdaf Cldaf
Food 69.85 20.98 66.79 12.23 47.22 7.04 41.15 3.86 0.49 1.06 15.39
Green wastes 42.95 6.84 75.87 17.29 51.35 6.39 40.50 1.59 0.18 0.29 19.46
Paper 13.15 12.20 76.14 11.66 45.62 6.01 47.78 0.34 0.22 0.28 15.89
Textiles 13.75 3.56 82.69 13.75 54.08 5.84 38.09 1.70 0.22 0.36 20.16
Rubber 0.89 15.64 64.70 19.67 84.52 8.62 4.31 0.86 1.56 1.62 43.45
Chlorine-free plastic 0.13 0.48 99.44 0.08 86.22 12.97 0.73 0.08 0.05 0.00 29.79
PVC 0.21 4.18 85.94 9.87 40.59 5.00 0.59 0.08 0.20 53.53 21.17
Tab.1  The proximate analysis and ultimate analysis of seven types of MSW.
Model components Chemical formula Molar mass (g·mol−1)
Food CH1.79O0.65N0.07S0.004Cl0.008 25.62
Green wastes CH1.49O0.59N0.03S0.001Cl0.002 23.44
Paper CH1.58O0.79N0.006S0.002Cl0.002 26.37
Textiles CH1.30O0.53N0.03S0.002Cl0.002 22.25
Rubber CH1.81O0.006N0.001S0.0002 13.92
Chlorine-free plastic CH1.22O0.04N0.009S0.007Cl0.007 14.41
PVC CH1.48O0.01N0.002S0.002Cl0.45 29.56
Tab.2  The chemical formula and molar mass of seven model components.
Food Green wastes Paper Textiles Rubber Chlorine-free plastic PVC
H2O 698.5 429.5 131.5 137.5 8.9 1.3 2.1
Model component 238.3 531.6 762.6 831.7 836.2 993.9 956.1
SiO2 63.3 39.0 106.0 30.7 155.0 4.8 41.7
Tab.3  The detailed logistics data of seven types of MSW (kg·h−1).
Fig.1  Yields of main gaseous products (on a dry, ash-free basis), reactor temperature, and LHV for food versus steam temperature, with an STMR of 2.
Fig.2  Yields of main gaseous products (on a dry, ash-free basis), reactor temperature, and LHV for food versus STMR, with a steam temperature of 1273 K.
Fig.3  Yields of main gaseous products (on a dry, ash-free basis), reactor temperature, and LHV for different MSWs versus STMR with a steam temperature of 1273 K.
Components Inorganics (wt%) Organics (wt%) Moisture (wt%)
Sand Glass Metal Paper Plastic Rubber Cloth Grass Food
Actual MSW 5.61 0.84 0.69 8.65 9.14 0.00 3.01 6.55 11.14 54.37
Tab.4  The composition of actual MSW from Nanjing on rainy days (as-received basis).
Components Proximate analysis (wt%) Ultimate analysis (wt%) HHVdaf
Mw Ad Vd FCd Cdaf Hdaf Odaf Ndaf Sdaf Cldaf
Actual MSW 54.37 16.04 26.77 2.82 16.45 2.12 10.51 0.35 0.05 0.10 18.48
Tab.5  The proximate analysis and ultimate analysis of actual MSW (as-received basis).
Fig.4  The composition of gaseous products and reactor temperature for different inorganic components.
Fig.5  The mass flowrate and power input for different gasifying agents.
Fig.6  The composition of gaseous products for different gasifying agents.
cTotal number of atom types present in the system
gGibbs free energy of the pure species

Partial molar Gibbs free energy
GGibbs free energy of the system
MMolar mass
nijNumber of the atom i that appears in the species j
NNumber of moles

Total number of moles of all species in the phase
piTotal mole number of atom i
PPressure of the system
RUniversal gas constant
RC/HEffective mole ratio of C/H
sTotal number of species types
TReactor temperature
T0Initial temperature of MSW
T1Initial temperature of gasifying agents
xMole fraction of species
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