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This book offers comprehensive coverage of the design, analysis, and operational aspects of biomass gasification, the key technology enabling the production of biofuels from all viable sources—some examples being sugar cane and switchgrass. This versatile resource not only explains the basic principles of energy conversion systems, but also provides valuable insight into the design of biomass gasifiers. The author provides many worked out design problems, step-by-step design procedures and real data on commercially operating systems. After fossil fuels, biomass is the most widely used fuel in the world. Biomass resources show a considerable potential in the long term if residues are properly handled and dedicated energy crops are grown.
Includes step-by-step design procedures and case studies for Biomass Gasification
Provides worked process flow diagrams for gasifier design.
Covers integration with other technologies (e.g. gas turbine, engine, fuel cells)
2. Environmental and Economic issues of biomass gasification
3. Biomass characteristics base
4. Pyrolysis of biomass
5. Tar issues in gasification
6. Kinetics & Modeling of biomass gasification
7. Design of Biomass gasifiers
8. Gasification in supercritical fluid
9. Agglomeration problem of biomass
10. Feeding and handling of biomass
11. Appendix & Design data
Posted October 11, 2010
This is an excellent book on biomass gasification and pyrolysis. In my opinion, it is the best one available written by a true expert in the field. The author presents the most important information available from scientific journals, theses, conference papers etc. related to biomass thermochemical conversion, which makes it a very useful reference book. This book is suitable for researchers as well as undergraduates and engineers involved in plant operation and design. It presents many useful and practical worked examples. The book is very comprehensive with chapters covering: Biomass (definition, types, structure and properties) Pyrolysis (process description, types, influence of conditions, kinetics, modelling, pyrolysers and their design, torrefaction) Tar (definition and composition, formation, removal and reduction) Gasification (process stages, gasification mediums, chemical reactions, reactor types, kinetics, modelling) Biomass Gasifier Design (gasifier types, design and sizing, optimisation) Hydrothermal Gasification (supercritical water definition and properties, advantages, biomass conversion, operating parameters, reactors and their design) Biomass Handling (receiving, storage, preparation, conveying, feeding methods) Chemicals and Transport Fuels (syngas production, chemicals production, cleaning and conditioning, bio-oil and transport fuels)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.