Tar analyser

Research Project:
GreenSyngas: Advanced Cleaning Devices for Production of Green Syngas

Contact person: Dr. ir. W. de Jong

The Main components of this online tar analyzer system are two sample loops, high temperature switching valves, flame-ionization detector (FID) and a filter for tar condensation. Producer gas is sampled by sampling loop and lead through switching valve into short packed column. Tar components are captured in this column at low temperature, while permanent gases and light hydrocarbons pass through the column. Both groups of compounds are detected by FID. The sample loops guarantee that the reference volume for both flows is identical and contains gas of exactly identical composition. No laboratory analysis is necessary and results are directly available, which makes tar online analyzer a powerful tool for the research to improve gasifier systems.