The Stirling engine is an external combustion where the fuel combustion process takes place outside the cylinder, at the combustion chamber or burner. Stirling engine offers flexibility of fuel used for the power generation hence is a potential substitute to fossil fuelled internal combustion engine and contribute toward more sustainable power generation. In this study a burner for Gamma V2-6 Stirling engine is designed and developed for a biogas-fuelled power generation system. The heat used to power the Stirling engine is obtained from combustion of biogas at the burner. The system has 5 kW capacity fuelled by 165 kg/day solid waste (biowaste) from local farm. The bio-digester needed is 20 m 3 . The combustion temperature of the burner is in the range of 600 to 1000°C. The required fuel input is 60,000BTU/hr or equivalent to 17 kW. The system requires constant heat from the combustion chamber hence a specific burner is designed to fulfil the purpose and accommodate biogas composition and optimum heat transfer to the engine. The burner is able to provide for simultaneous air preheater for lower fuel consumption leading to 37% lower fuel consumption.
|Journal||E3S Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Nov 2018|
|Event||3rd International Tropical Renewable Energy Conference "Sustainable Development of Tropical Renewable Energy", i-TREC 2018 - Kuta, Bali, Indonesia|
Duration: 6 Sep 2018 → 8 Sep 2018