This book provides an overview of two of the most common uses of coal: combustion and gasification. First, it outlines problems and possible solutions, and then the nature of coal is described. The book goes on to describe the technical aspects of combustion of pulverized coal and the combustion mechanism of coal in fixed, moving, and fluidized beds. Industrial coal combustion applications are then outlined, together with other combustion applications, including co-firing, coal-water, slurries, and briquettes. Finally, gasification of coal, a possible major clean coal technology of the future, is discussed.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1.An Overview of the Energy Contribution of Coal 2.Properties of Coal 3.Pollutant Formation and Methods of Control 4.Combustion Mechanism of Pulverized Coal 5.Combustion Mechanism of Coal Particles in a Fixed, Moving, or Fluidized Bed 6.Industrial Applications of Coal Combustion 7.Two-Component Coal Combustion 8.Coal Gasification Processes References Appendixes Nomenclature Conversion Factors
Throughout, the writing is at a level that should be understandable by general readers with modest backgrounds in chemistry. It is amply illustrated with table and charts. Appendixes supply technical data on emissions, equilibrium constants, combustion calculations, and flame temperatures. Extensive reference list. A very good introduction to the field; recommended for general library collections. General readers; upper-division undergraduate and graduate students; two-year technical program students. - Choice.
A very good introduction to the field; recommended for general library collections L.A. Wnzel, Lehigh Unviersityn Choice, January 2001.