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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 541596, 6 pages
Thermofluidynamic Analysis of a Combustor Chamber Coupled to a Biomass Downdraft Gasifier
1Institute of Agricultural and Technological Science—Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), 78735-901 Rondonópolis, MT, Brazil
2Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), 36570-000 Viçosa, MG, Brazil
Received 18 April 2012; Accepted 13 August 2012
Academic Editors: M. Beccali, A. Bosio, H. K. Ozturk, and A. C. Rastogi
Copyright © 2012 Jofran Luiz de Oliveira et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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