-Platform for Energy Conversion of Biomass and Residues-

Institut de Combustion Aérothermique Réactivité et Environnement

Platform for Energy Conversion of Biomass and Residues

Contacts : Veronica BELANDRIA, Stéphane BOSTYN

Pressurized Reactors – Working in Supercritical Environments

• Reactor volumes : 50 mL, 300 mL, 2000 mL
• Maximum working temperature : 550°C
• Maximum working pressure : 250 Bars

Experimental device for thermogravimetric analysis coupled with mass spectrometry (ATG-MS)

• Measurement of mass variations and thermal effects between 25°C and 1600°C
• High-speed furnace : 25 – 1250°C
• Heating speed up to 1000°C/min
Sample volume : up to 5 cm3
• Atmospheres : inert, oxidising, reducing, static, dynamic, water vapour, vacuum
Quadrupole mass spectrometers (MS) for on-line analysis of volatile products
Mass range (MS) : 1 to 300 u

Analytical techniques

• Total organic carbon (TOC) in gas, liquid and solid phase
Combustion system including a 300 ml oxygen calorimeter bomb for measuring the calorific value of combustible liquids and solids
• Gas chromatography : CO, CO2, H2, CH4 analysis
Thermochemical analyses : water content, volatil matter content, ash content


Study of hydrothermal processes, estimation of kinetic parameters from ATG experiments (combustion, pyrolysis and gasification), analysis of emitted gases (ATG-MS), process simulation (Aspen Plus), material balances, energy balances, valorisation of co-products.