Logo of Global Syngas Technologies CouncilThe Global Syngas Technologies Council (GSTC) promotes the role that syngas technologies play in helping improve the energy, power, chemical, refining, fuel and waste management industries. GSTC encourages the use of economically competitive and environmentally conscious technologies to produce electricity, fuels, chemicals, fertilizers, substitute natural gas, and hydrogen from a variety of feedstocks, including coal, petroleum coke, natural gas, refinery liquids, biomass and waste. Through the organization of dedicated conferences, GSTC also facilitates relationships among technology, equipment and service providers, and plant owners and operators.

Logo of National Energy Technology LaboratoryAt the Gasification Technologies Conference organized by GSTC from October 31 till November 3 in Washington D.C., Chris GUENTHER, Director of the Computational Science Division at U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, WV, presented a paper on “Accelerating Commercialization and Deplyment of Advanced Gasification Technology Through Multiphase Modeling”. Other co-authors are Ken Williams, Dale Snider and Sam Clark from Computational Particle Fluid Dynamics (CPFD) LLC.

The authors defend the point of view that multiphase CFD models takes anyone beyond the limits of practical experiments, can provide information on unexpected phenomena, trouble-shoot, design, scale-up and optimize a device/process through its integration with Advanced Process Engineering Co-Simulator (APECS) relying on CAPE-OPEN.