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Wood is considered one of the major biomass. Among the various energy conversion route to convert the wood into useful energy, gasifiation plays a major role. The properties of wooden sticks influence the temperature distribution within the stick. Gasification is very sensitive to the non-uniformity in temperature. The effect of size and shape, initial porosity, pore distribution, moisture, and ash on wooden sticks' gasification has been discussed. The variations in properties have been attributed to a combined parameter, namely thermal diffusivity (a), and heat transfer dominent in thermal decompsition of wooden sticks. Reviewing of existing investigations leads to the development of a procedure for estimating the weight of wooden sticks yet to be gasified at any time.
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