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Gasification: Reduce CO & H2O to H2 & CO (Syngas!!!)
« on: September 25, 2009, 11:27:26 am »
Gassification has been known and used for centuries.
There was a resurgance of Wood Gassifiers during WW2 due to fuel shortages.

There are a number of steps to the process, but basically CO & H2O are reduced to H2 & CO by hot Carbon.

http://www.gekgasifier.com/gasification-basics/how-it-works/


Now imagine this closed loop:
ICE-Reducer-cooler-ICE again.  (filled with Syngas)

ICE:
The Syngas is oxydized to CO2 & H2O turning the crankshaft.

Reducer:
The reducer has to reduce CO & H2O to H2 & CO.
This is where energy is added to the system.
Usually hot carbon is used, but perhaps an electrical arc between carbon electrodes can be used.
Perhaps a Geet or modded geet type apparatus can be used.
There is already talk of and vids of closed loop geet systems...?

Cooler:
This is to cool the Syngas down for use in an ICE.
This could be a standard intercooler or the heat could be used to produce steam; which can be used to do work with the help of a steam engine.  Perhaps to turn the alternator, aircon, water pump, steering pump, etc.

ICE again.

See where I'm going with this!  :)
The fact that CO2 and H2O could be reduced with hot Carbon almost made me hit the roof!  :o

More links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_gas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gasification
http://science.howstuffworks.com/earth/green-technology/energy-production/gasification.htm/printable

Time to add an intercooler and feed the exhaust back into your Geet Steve!  Got a carbon rod??  ;)

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Re: Gasification: Reduce CO & H2O to H2 & CO (Syngas!!!)
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 17:44:55 pm »
If you look at the water plans of pantone, you see him using gras with water.
Thats the same principle as the wood gassifiers, i think.

Great stuff. I learned a lot of that technology.

Steve