The OPTIMASH Project Objectives:


The overall objective of the OPTIMASH project is to optimize the operating conditions of IGCC (Integrated gasification combined cycle) technology based on high-ash coals. This objective can be reached by improving the efficiency and the reliability of the IGCC system. Coal gasification involves a number of physical and thermo-chemical processes, and optimization of gasification requires the experimental investigation and quantitative understanding of these processes in a detailed manner.
The summarized objectives of OPTIMASH project for high-ash coal gasification optimization are:

  • The selection of optimized gasification technology for the Indian and similar high-ash content coals
  • The determination of the optimum coal preparation system
  • Study and evaluation of thermal and physical properties of coal gasification phase
  • Test for optimizing the global efficiency and reliability
  • The development of a pilot and its scale up