Assessment of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) Gasification in Supercritical Water for Hydrogen Production

Rahmat Iman Mainil, Y. Matsumura

Abstract


Nowadays, the expanding of oil palm Industry has given both significant benefit and drawbacks. Besides as a source of national income, production of palm oil obtain a substantial amount of wastes byproducts. One of the most challenging problem is Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME). In this work, characteristics of supercritical water gasification of POME were investigated in a continuous reactor at constant pressure of 25 MPa. The effect of temperature (500-600 °C) and residence time (1-50 s) on gas yield, composition, and carbon gasification efficiency (CGE) were studied. The results showed that a higher reaction temperature and a longer residence time could enhance the carbon gasification efficiency of POME.

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