Evaluation of biomass as a sustainable resource for energy

nicholas pohlmanNicholas Pohlman
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
npohlman@niu.edu

 

 

 

Project Description: Biomass as an energy resource is complicated by the multiple forms it originates that causes many challenges in handling and transport. An investigation into mechanical transport methods as well as pyrolytic conversion in a biomass cookstove are investigated. The experimental research provides an opportunity for hands-on activity in data acquisition of temperature, flow velocity, and/or chemical emissions. The specific experiment has the flexibility to suit the interest of the REU student.