Biomass fired hot air gas turbine with fluidized bed combustion
The prevailing demand for decentralized energy supply out of renewable energy sources, such as biomass, requires small-scale CHP technologies. Current developments at the Institute for Energy Systems, Technische Universitat Munchen, comprise the biomass fired hot air gas turbine, a fluidized bed wood combustor with integrated high temperature heat exchanger out of structured steel tubes for indirect firing of micro-turbines at 100 kWel. The fluidized bed consists of small particles (<400 mu m) and is fluidized at low gas velocities (u < 0.2 m/s), which cause high heat transfer numbers and low tube wall erosion rates. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.