By the turn of the 21st century, two parallel processes occurred that led to the proliferation of gasification technology. The first process was an increasing acceptance of the climate change and a desire to reverse the negative impact of it. The second process was the constant rise of crude oil price. These needs demanded an alternative that would be both climate friendly as well as cost effective. The answer, of course, was gasification technology.
The gasification process involves heating of biomass at very high temperatures of more than 700° Celsius without sufficient air. This process makes the combustion incomplete and leads to the production of different fuel gases like hydrogen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and others. The produced gases are collectively called syngas, and they are combustible and act as an excellent source o f renewable source of energy.
In the past gasification technology was used as an internal combustion engine for automobiles, however, in the modern time, the primary purpose of gasification technology has been limited to heating. To fulfill this, primarily wood gasification boiler is used.
Wood gasification boiler is advantageous over conventional boiler in many respects.
- They are highly efficient as compared to other heating systems.
- This technology is very simple to use.
- The produced syngas is very clean, as very less soot is produced and this makes the maintenance and cleaning of the boiler a less frequent occurrence.
- Wood gasification boilers emit very low amount of particulate matter. This reduces the need for air filtering systems that are so necessary for other heating systems.
- The carbon footprint of these boilers is very less. So it has the added advantage of being climate friendly.
As with all other things, even wood gasification boilers have some disadvantages. One of the biggest disadvantages is its large size. This also makes this technology less mobile and thus adding to its disadvantage. The process involves heating wood at high temperatures and hence takes some amount of time at the beginning of its operation. However, this disadvantage has been eliminated by introducing programmable circuit, which enables the user to start sometime before the required time. The gasification of wood produces a substance called wood tar, and its cleaning requires a dedicated water treatment. Anyhow, despite these disadvantages, people have gladly accepted this technology as one of their primary source of heating needs; this is evident from the increasing popularity of wood gasification boilers in Australia and also in other parts of the world.
Due to the increasing popularity of wood gasification in Australia, a large number of different services have originated that takes care of all your heating needs.
Kroll Heaters Australia is the answer of all your heating requirements. They specialize in providing hydronic heating, which operates on gasification technology and has multitude of features to enhance your comfort. All products of Kroll are made from high quality materials that are expected to work at their full efficiency.