GIG-FBR - Two column lab PSA setup

Facility Location
City & country
Mikołów (Poland)
Description & contacts of the access provider
Legal name of organisation
GIG - Główny Instytut Górnictwa
Infrastructure contact - Primary contact
Adam Smoliński
RICC contact - Secondary contact
Natalia Howaniec
Facility Availability
Unit of access
Availability per year
Expected duration of single experiment:
Operational or other constraints
Specific risks:
High temperature, high pressure.

The fixed bed reactor installations offers the possibility to perform experimental studies on thermochemical conversion of solid fuels at the operating conditions of the temperature of up to 900ºC and pressure up to 5 MPa in the fixed-bed reactor of 0.8 L volume. The processes of thermochemical conversion of solid fuels including combustion, gasification and pyrolysis can be performed. The application of wide range of gaseous media (air, oxygen, steam, carbon dioxide and their mixtures) is possible. Gas composition is measured on-line with a gas chromatograph Agilent 3000A being the component of the installation.

FBR installation, Laboratory of Advanced Energy Technologies, Clean Coal Technologies Centre, GIG, Katowice, Poland.
State of the art, uniqueness, & specific advantages

The FBR installation gives opportunities to perform studies in the field of clean coal technologies, including fossil fuels, biomass and waste gasification, combustion and pyrolysis, with the emphasis put on various aspects of process optimization, including CO2 emission reduction by application e.g. of various feeding materials (including fuel blends of fossil fuels and biomass/waste) and CO2 capture with applications of various sorbents. The process parameters are automatically controlled and gas composition data is automatically acquired and

Scientific Environment

Laboratories of environment monitoring and solid fuels quality assessment.

selected publications

Howaniec N., Smoliński A., Cempa-Balewicz M. (2015)
Experimental study of nuclear high temperature reactor excess heat use in the coal and energy crops co-gasification process to hydrogen-rich gas, Energy
84, 455–461 doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2015.03.011
Smoliński A., Howaniec N. (2015)
Co-gasification of coal/sewage sludge blends to hydrogen-rich gas with the application of the simulated high temperature reactor excess heat, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Smoliński A., Kuna-Gwoździewicz P., Łączny M.J., Bąk A. (2015)
Study of the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons content in gas released from burning mine waste dump, Acta Chromatographica
27(2) (2015), 239-254, DOI: 10.1556/AChrom.27.2015.2.3
Krause, E., Krzemień, A., Smoliński, A. ()
Analysis and assessment of a critical event during an underground coal gasification experiment
Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.jlp.2014.12.014
Smoliński A., Lab-scale Simulation of Coal-Nuclear Synergy ()
Utilization of High Temperature Reactor Excess Heat in Synthesis Gas and Hydrogen-Rich Gas Production
Energy Policy Journal, 18(1) (2015) 69-84
Gil S., Smoliński A. ()
Experimental study of hydrogasification of lignite and subbituminous coal chars, The Scientific World Journal
2015 (2015), Article ID 867030
Smoliński A., Howaniec N. ()
Co-gasification of coal/sewage sludge blends to hydrogen-rich gas with the application of the simulated high temperature reactor excess heat, 6th International Conference on Hydrogen Production
May 3-6, 2015, UOIT—Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Smoliński A., Howaniec N. (2015)
Thermochemical conversion of biowaste in the process of co-gasification with hard coal
IEA Conference, Krakow
Howaniec N., Smoliński A. ()
Effect of fuel blend composition on the efficiency of hydrogen-rich gas production in co-gasification of coal and biomass
128 (2014), pp. 442-450, DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2014.03.036
Smoliński A. ()
Modelling the Relationship Between Self-Ignition Temperature and Physicochemical Parameters of Coal Mine Waste with Application of the Partial Least Squares Method, Journal of Sustainable Mining
13(3) (2014) 7-10; doi: 10.7424/jsm140302
Howaniec N., Smoliński A. ()
Influence of fuel blend ash components on steam co-gasification of coal and biomass – Chemometric study, Energy
78 (2014) 814–825, 10.1016/j.energy.2014.10.076
Smoliński A. ()
Analysis of the impact of physicochemical parameters characterizing coal mine waste on the initialization of self-ignition process with application of Cluster Analysis, Journal of Sustainable Mining
13(3) (2014), 36–40, doi:10.7424/jsm140306
Smoliński A., Howaniec N. ()
Application of gas chromatography in the study of steam gasification and co-gasification of hard coal and biomass chars, Acta Chromatographica
25(2013)2, 1–14, DOI: 10.1556/AChrom.25.2013.2.8
Smoliński A., Stańczyk K., Kapusta K., Howaniec N. ()
Analysis of the organic contaminants in the condensate produced in the in-situ underground coal gasification process, Water Science and Technology
doi: 10.2166/wst.2012.558, 67(3) (2013), 644-650
Kamińska-Pietrzak N., Howaniec N., Smoliński A. ()
The influence of feedstock type and operating parameters on tar formation in the process of gasification and co-gasification, Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S
20(4) 2013, 747-761
Janoszek T., Łączny JM, Stańczyk K., Smoliński A., Wiatowski M. ()
Modelling of gas flow in underground coal gasification process and its interactions with the rocks environment, Journal of Sustainable Mining
12(2) (2013), 8–20
Cempa-Balewicz M., Łączny M.J., Smoliński A., Iwaszenko S. ()
Equilibrium model of steam gasification of coa
Journal of Sustainable Mining Vol. 12(2), (2013) 21-28. DOI: 10.7424/jsm130203
Howaniec N., Smoliński A. ()
Steam co-gasification of coal and biomass - synergy in reactivity of fuel blends chars, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
38(2013) 16152 -16160
Kamińska Pietrzak N., Smoliński A. ()
Selected environmental aspects of gasification and co-gasification of various types of waste, Journal of Sustainable Mining
12(4) (2013), 6–13
Stańczyk K., Kapusta K., Wiatowski M., Swiadrowski J. Smoliński A., Rogut J. ()
Experimental simulation of hard coal underground gasification for hydrogen production
Fuel, 91 (2012) 40–50
Wiatowski M., Stanczyk K., Świądrowski J., Kapusta K., Cybulski K., Krause E., Grabowski J., Rogut J., Howaniec N., Smoliński A. ()
Semi-technical UCG by the shaft method in experimental mine “Barbara”
Fuel 99 (2012) 170–179
Smoliński A., Stańczyk K., Kapusta K., Howaniec N. (2012)
Chemometric Study of the Ex Situ Underground Coal Gasification Wastewater Experimental Data, Water, Air, & Soil Pollution: Volume 223, Issue 9