Syngas, also called synthesis gas, is a mix of molecules containing hydrogen, methane, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and water vapors, as well as other hydrocarbons and condensable compounds.
Syngas is the main product of gasification and the majority product of high-temperature pyrolysis.
The general raw materials used to creation of syngas are coal, petroleum-based materials, or other materials that would be rejected as waste.
The syngas may contain some trace elements of impurities, which are removed through further processing and recovered. For example, sulfur is recovered in the elemental form or as sulfuric acid and both of these can be marketed. Also, the nitrogen must be separated to avoid the production of nitric oxides as an air pollutant.
Syngas composition is strongly dependent on several factors, including:
• The properties of the treated material
• Temperature of process
• Residence time
• The physical structure of the raw feedstock
Syngas has 50% of the energy density of natural gas. It cannot be burnt directly but is used as a fuel source.
Syngas from pyrolysis is a combustible gas and can be used for the production of power. This can be realized either in stand-alone combined heat and power (CHP) plants or in large-scale power plants.
Pyroltech offers suitable equipment to produce calorific syngas for generating natural gas and power. Our continuous system allows for achieving continuous, repeatable treatment and stable production of syngas.