What Is Gasification?
To achieve TCG’s gasification, we use heat, pressure, and the injection of ionized water. C + H2O = CO + H2 serves as its basic chemical reaction. The process begins in a heated, oxygen-starved environment (known as the pyrolysis chamber). As a result, it drives off moisture and volatile gases contained in the feedstock. After that, pyrolysis produces carbon char and ash moves into a separate, externally heated gasification reactor. This converts the solid carbon molecule into a gaseous state. Next, we inject ionized water in a process known as steam reformation. This creates a water shift reaction to produce Syngas. The hot Syngas is water quenched and cleansed of its impurities in a proprietary, ionized water treatment system. Subsequently, it delivers a clean, dry Syngas with no liquid discharge from the plant operation.
The TCG process does not serve as a typical gasification process. Normally, this would require the injection of oxygen for the reaction: 2C + O2 + H2O = CO + H2 + CO2. Internal feedstock combustion would require heat presented by C + O2 = CO2. Furthermore, conventional gasification plants produce high amounts of CO2 in their internal combustion processes. The externally heated TCG process actually reduces CO2 through the following reaction: CO2 + C = 2CO. Therefore, the process does not produce harmful combustion by-products.