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Upgrading biomethane for low carbon fuel

Mel, Maizirwan and Mohd Ghauth, Nor Farhana and Ithnin, Mohamad Hafiz and Mohamad Fozi, Aidil Azim and Salleh, Md Noor and Ihsan, Sany Izan and Hassan, Md Sadikin (2017) Upgrading biomethane for low carbon fuel. In: ''4th NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER (NCKT'17)'' “Knowledge Translation for National Transformation”, 11th - 12th December 2017, EDC Hotel & Resorts, UUM Sintok, Kedah. (Unpublished)

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Biomethane is a result of the process removing of the CO2 in the biogas to get the high purity of methane content up to 97% using the adsorption process. This technology could be potential to use in the fuel production as nowadays the production of fuel was slowly depleted. Biomethane is one of the sources that closely resembling the natural gas to act as a source of energy to rural areas and has been researched for many years due to their potential as renewable energy for future. There are several methods that have been developed to increase the purity of biomethane such as chemical/physical absorption, water scrubbing, membrane separation and pressure swing adsorption (PSA). The demand of the technologies for biomethane upgrading in industries keeps increasing by year as used as vehicle fuel. The PSA method has been focused in this project. The method was used to increase the content of biomethane to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the gases and to eliminate some impurities. The PSA system basically use the application of the absorbent such as activated carbon and molecular sieve at high pressure condition in adsorption column. It is proved that the PSA method is a good method to separate the CO2 from the biogas to get high content of methane (over 90%) using selected adsorbent. By using the upgrading technologies process will give the opportunities to develop high quality production of biomethane with environmentally friendly and lower operational cost.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4085/61349
Uncontrolled Keywords: biomethane, upgrading, PSA, adsorbent, low carbon fuel
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Maizirwan Mel
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 15:55
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 15:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/61349

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