• Tar and sulphur sampling and analysis

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      Neil Fricker

The proceedings of TOTeM 38-Tar and Sampling Analysis have been published on the IFRF website and are available for perusal and download by IFRF Members.

TOTeM 38, also entitled Gas Analysis Workshop 2013, was organised in the context of the FP7 EU funded project – “Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge” – BRISK.

The meeting was chaired by York Neubauer (TU Berlin), Serge Biollaz (PSI) and Markus Kleinhappl (bioenergy 2020+) and had a twofold objective:

  • To present the state of the art in measurement techniques (sampling and analysis) for tar and organic sulphur compounds
  • To launch the BRISK programme to perform round robin testing of existing techniques

Speakers included all three Chairmen as well as representatives from TU Delft, ECN, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and VTT Finland.  In addition to invited reviews on current methods and protocols, the TOTeM offered the opportunity to participate in the round robin – either through offering a test facility for such measurements, or by collecting samples from other test rigs.

The TOTeM was accommodated as a 1-day event within the 21st European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EBCE21) held in Copenhagen during June 3-7 2013. Some 50 delegates attended.

The BRISK partners’ primary interest is in raw gas outlets. The meeting was promoted to a broad range of organisations involved with sampling and analysis of tars and sulphur compounds in hot gas streams.

Along with copies of the presentations made during the TOTeM, the proceedings include the TOTeM programme, the delegate list and the introductory comments as well as the meeting conclusions. 

Photo: Chairmen Markus Kleinhappl (L) and Serge Biollaz (R)