Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0857097431
  • ISBN-13: 9780857097439
  • DDC: 333.953
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Use of biomass is increasingly important for low- or zero-carbon power generation. Developments in conventional power plant fuel flexibility allow both direct biomass combustion and co-firing with fossil fuels, while integration of advanced technologies facilitates conversion of a wide range of biomass feedstocks into more readily combustible fuel. Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering reviews the science and technology of biomass combustion, conversion and utilization. Part One provides an introduction to biomass supply chains and feedstocks and outlines the principles of biomass combustion for power generation. It describes the categorization and preparation of biomass feedstocks for combustion and gasification. Part Two explores biomass combustion and co-firing, including direct combustion of biomass, biomass co-firing and gasification, fast pyrolysis of biomass for production of liquids and intermediate pyrolysis technologies. Large scale biomass combustion and biorefineries are the focus of Part Three. After an overview of large-scale biomass combustion plants, key engineering issues and plant operation are discussed. The book concludes with a look at the role of biorefineries in increasing the value of the end-products of biomass conversion. Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering is an overview of this important area for power plant operators, industrial engineers, biomass researchers, process chemists, and academics.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contributor Contact Details.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy.
1: Introduction, supply chains and feedstock.
2: Biomass Combustion for Power Generation: An Introduction.
3: Biomass Supply Chains.
4: Biomass Feedstocks: Categorisation and Preparation for Combustion and Gasification.
5: Biomass Combustion and Co-Firing.
6: Direct Combustion of Biomass.
7: Biomass co-firing.
8: Biomass GasifiCation.
9: Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass for the Production of Liquids.
10: Intermediate Pyrolysis of Biomass.
11: Large-Scale Biomass Combustion and Biorefineries.
12: Large-Scale Biomass Combustion Plants: an overview.
13: Industrial-Scale Biomass Combustion Plants:.
14: BiorefiNeries: Increased Value from biomass conversion.