, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 871-877,
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Date: 16 Feb 2011

Materials Challenges for Advanced Combustion and Gasification Fossil Energy Systems


This special section of Metallurgical and Materials Transactions is devoted to materials challenges associated with coal based energy conversion systems. The purpose of this introductory article is to provide a brief outline to the challenges associated with advanced combustion and advanced gasification, which has the potential of providing clean, affordable electricity by improving process efficiency and implementing carbon capture and sequestration. Affordable materials that can meet the demanding performance requirements will be a key enabling technology for these systems.

Manuscript submitted January 11, 2011.