The migration velocities of the charged particles

Biomass gasification; Producer gas cleaning; Wet electrostatic precipitator
1. Introduction
It is a well recognized fact that access of electricity is essential for socio-economic growth of the society [1]. This holds true for emerging economies where population residing in remote locations is devoid of electricity. The power generated by YO-01027 conventional power plants is unavailable, mainly because of unavailability of the grid. Furthermore, providing grid electricity to these locations is not financially viable due to low house-hold density and poor load factor [2]. Distributed power generation could be a solution for such application and could turn out to be more economical [2].
It is now well recognized that technologies based on solar, wind, micro hydro and biomass are appropriate for distributed power generation application. The distributed power would typically be in the power range of few hundred kilowatts and appropriate to serve the requirement of rural electrification. Among these technologies, biomass based solution is the most appropriate for distributed power application, in particular for agricultural based economies because the resource are locally available. Furthermore, because of better social and environmental benefits, biomass based power generation may have an edge over other distributed power generation technologies [1].