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Organization and Use
A gasifier converts solid fuel to gaseous fuel.
gasifier system includes the gasification reactor itself, along withthe auxiliary equipment necessary to handle the solids, gases, and effluents going into or coming from the gasifier.The figure below shows the major components of a gasifier system and the chapters in which they are discussed.
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