Thanks to a stainless steel pool pump housing and flue donation from permasculptor. I now have a much larger batch gasifier in the works, I was able to do a test fire it today and I was surprised by the heat it produced. It's 75 litre volume should produce a heap more Biochar than my current 14 litre version. I was able to use some of the parts from the older system so I could test flow rates. I will post some more pics as the system is refined. Thanks again permasculptor =)
The smoke you can see is from the paint in the inner chamber and outer drum burning off. I didn't get any smoke from the top flue.
Last edited by bazman; 09-12-2011 at 05:23 PM.
I have just brought a 1500mm x 450 dia pressure tank which will be my next biochar project, not sure if I will make a side draught hay/weed chaff bale gasifier, a 200 litre fatboy gasifier or two 100 litre fatboy units. my current version 2 fatboy unit is 75 litres. The tank cost $40. I will have to put my thinking cap on with regards to what I'm going to make with it.
I will also have to add some detailed photos of my fatboy v2 unit too.
I would also like to develop a small scale thermal oxidizer for the new system which will really improve emission quality too. For those who have seen my Fatboy run, you already know that low emissions are an important step in the development process for me. Wiki - Thermal_oxidizer
Last edited by bazman; 30-03-2012 at 04:22 PM.
First link is photo of the biochar stove we made from an old drum and an old propane tank, and the second is to out FB page which has more photos of the biochar stive we made.
Thanks, Baz, for the inspiration!
Well Kristofer I just wanted to say that would be good to use all the thermal energy, but there is lunch! :-) Good one..
I have just posted to my Blog a series of photo's from my Fatboy V2 Gasifier project. This unit has now gone to a better home and I have bigger things to focus on.
Link to my blog >>>>