Performance Analysis of Biomass Fuel Driven EFMGT Cycle
Tasmia Baten1, Md. Ashraful Haque2

1Tasmia Baten*, EEE Department, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2Prof Ashraful Haque, EEE Department, Islamic University of Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh.

Manuscript received on November 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 2421-2425 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B6490129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B6490.129219
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Abstract: Biomass fuel as carbon neutral, abundant, domestic, cost effective is being reconsidered to fuel-up the power plant to produce electricity in clean way. But utilization of biomass fuel directly in existing conventional power plant causes problem in turbine such as erosion, hot corrosion, clogging and depositions [1]. As such combustion of biomass fuel outside the primary cycle eradicates potential hazards for turbine. In such a case indirectly fired micro gas turbine opens a door to biomass fuel as this technology is free from negative aspects of direct combustion as well as making micro gas turbine feasible to generate electricity in small scale at non-grid areas for individual consumer or group of consumers. In this research, the effect of different types of biomass fuel on operating parameters as well as on output electrical power of externally fired micro gas turbine (EFmGT)has been analyzed. The biomass fuels are categorized on the basis of air to fuel ratio (AFR) using stoichiometry combustion theory. It is found from results that parameters like air mass flow rate, compression ratio, heat exchanger effectiveness, turbine inlet temperature, combustion temperature, and temperature difference in heat exchanger affect the performance of EFmGT. Also types of biomass fuel have substantial impacts on these performance parameters as well as on electrical power output of EFmGT cycle. 
Keywords: Biomass, EFmGT, Electrical Power, Energy, Polygeneration
Scope of the Article: Bio-Science and Bio-Technology