From past few days I am posting only senti posts. From today I will be posting techhie stuff on my blog and I am damn excited about it.
It all started when my brother came to bhopal to appear in Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna(KVPY) Nov 2007, when he was in 11th standard. I also wanted to appear in KVPY and get the prestigious scholarship. So I decided to make a project.
Rice Husk Gasification is not a new technology. In rural areas, rice husk is used as bio fuel. Total rice husk production in India equals to 20 million tonnes and I thought that if utilized properly, it can solve cooking and electricity problems of rice producing states. Heating value of rice husk is 15 MJ/kg which supports its application as energy source. So I basically concentrated on designing a gasifier which will be most suitable for Indian use.
I started working on the project from Dec 2007 and was able to complete it by August 2008. I designed a new grating system for a gasifier. It has a fan mounted on a grate and some percentage of air enters below the grate. This is done to control inner atmosphere of the gasifier. Inner pressure of gasifier was made less than outside so that pumping of air is nullified.
All concepts used in designing this gasifier are taught to us in 12th standard or below. All I did was to apply kinetic theory of collision and use Law of Energy and Momentum to calculate all the specifications of gasifier like diameter of pipes, heat content of gas etc. I can not display the designs I had made because its under patent procedure and is in press for publishing (USA).
I know that the info I gave is not sufficient for anybody to understand, but I can't give all the details because of my patent. SORRY!!! If I was able to evoke your interest in some research then I would consider my job done. If you feel to discuss more about this project with me, we can do it in person. Thank you for your patient reading of this post!!!