Process Simulation and Optimization of 10-MW EFB Power Plant

Jaechan Han, Junghwan Kim

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Empty fruit bunch (EFB) is a kind of biomass formed during the production process of palm oil. EFB that used to be disposed of as waste has recently been used as fuel as quantities have increased. EFB commonly has a high moisture content, which lowers the combustion temperature and reduces energy efficiency. Therefore, a drying process should be incorporated when designing an EFB power plant. In this study, we simulated a process that includes the drying process for a 10-MW power plant and compared the optimized energy efficiency with an existing process. We found the optimum moisture content of EFB considering the temperature, time, flow rate, and critical moisture content of the drying process. At the optimum point, the moisture content of EFB was 7.79 %, and the efficiency was increased by 14.29 %.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
EditorsAnton Friedl, Jiří J. Klemeš, Stefan Radl, Petar S. Varbanov, Thomas Wallek
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780444642356
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

Publication series

NameComputer Aided Chemical Engineering
ISSN (Print)1570-7946

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© 2018 Elsevier B.V.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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