Biomass Gasification, Pyrolysis and Torrefaction, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123965438
  • ISBN-13: 9780123965431
  • DDC: 662.88
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 548 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Biomass is the most widely used non-fossil fuel in the world. Biomass resources show a considerable potential in the long-term given the increasing proliferation of dedicated energy crops for biofuels. The second edition of Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis is enhanced with new topics, such as torrefaction and cofiring, making it a versatile resource that not only explains the basic principles of energy conversion systems, but also provides valuable insight into the design of biomass conversion systems. This book will allow professionals, such as engineers, scientists, and operating personnel of biomass gasification, pyrolysis or torrefaction plants, to gain a better comprehension of the basics of biomass conversion. The author provides many worked out design problems, step-by-step design procedures and real data on commercially operating systems. With a dedicated focus on the design, analysis, and operational aspects of biomass gasification, pyrolysis, and torrefaction, Biomass Gasification, Pyrolysis and Torrefaction, Second Edition offers comprehensive coverage of biomass in its gas, liquid, and solid states in a single easy-to-access source. Contains new and updated step-by-step process flow diagrams, design data and conversion charts, and numerical examples with solutions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Introduction.
2: Economic Issues of Biomass Energy Conversion.
3: Biomass Characteristics.
4: Torrefaction.
5: Pyrolysis.
6: Tar Production and Destruction.
7: Gasification Theory.
8: Design of Biomass Gasifiers.
9: Hydrothermal Gasification of Biomass.
10: Biomass Cofiring and Torrefaction.
11: Production of Synthetic Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass.
12: Biomass Handling.
13: Analytical Techniques.
Appendix A: Definition of Biomass.
Appendix B: Physical Constants and Unit Conversions.
Appendix C: Selected Design Data Tables.