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CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR UTILIZATION OF BIOLIQUIDS IN MICROTURBINES

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Tine Seljak

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Aškerčeva cesta 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
tine.seljak@fs.uni-lj.si

Klemen Pavalec

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of mechanical engineering, Aškerčeva cesta 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
klemen.pavalec@gmail.com

Marco Buffi

University of Florence, Industrial Engineering Department, Via di S. Marta, 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
marco.buffi@re-cord.org

Agustin Valera Medina

Cardiff University City, Gas Turbine Research Centre, Queens Buildings, The Parade, CF234aa Cardiff
valeramedinaA1@cardiff.ac.uk

David Chiaramonti

University of Florence, Industrial Engineering Department, Via di S. Marta, 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
david.chiaramonti@unifi.it

Tomaz Katrasnik

Askerceva 6 Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
tomaz.katrasnik@fs.uni-lj.si

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4041312 History: Received July 30, 2018; Revised August 15, 2018

Abstract

Increased public concerns and stricter regulatory frameworks promote the role of bioliquids (liquid fuel for energy purposes other than for transport, including electricity and heating and cooling, produced from biomass). This is a driving force for development and employment of micro-gas-turbines (MGTs) due to their ability to combust bioliquids with less favorable properties in a decentralized manner. Gas turbines are characterized by relatively high combustion efficiency at relatively low concentrations of harmful emissions, relatively high effective efficiency and durability when utilizing a common portfolio of gas turbine approved fuels. It is thus desired to preserve these advantages of gas turbines also while burning bioliquids and further relying on their scalability that is crucial to efficient support of decentralized energy production at small scales. To support these objectives, MGT technology needs to allow for utilization of bioliquids with much wider spectrum of physical and chemical properties compared to common commercially available MGTs in a single MGT based plant. In this view, the present study is providing the first thorough overview of challenges and solutions encountered by researchers across the wide area of bioliquids in MGTs.

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