Simulation and modeling of hydrogen production from glucose biomass model compound via hydro-thermal gasification

Document Type: Research Paper


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Najafabad branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran

2 Modern Manufacturing Technologies Research Center, Najafabad branch, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad, Iran


Glucose is a 6-carbon carbohydrate compound present in plants and the ingredient for hemicellulose which makes up 30% of plants’ total mass. The current study uses glucose as reactant and evaluates hydrogen generation at different temperatures and different amounts of input flow of glucose – water mixture. Hydrothermal gasification method is used for hydrogen generation in an open system with controlled volume with temperature changing in the range of 375 to 1000ºC, water intake flow of 800 kg/h and biomass intake flow of 2000 kg/h.


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