Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 42, Issue 4, pp 871-877

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Materials Challenges for Advanced Combustion and Gasification Fossil Energy Systems

  • S. SridharAffiliated withDepartment of Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon UniversityU.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory Email author 
  • , P. RozzelleAffiliated withU.S. Department of Energy, Office of Clean Energy Systems
  • , B. MorrealeAffiliated withU.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • , D. AlmanAffiliated withMaterials Performance Division, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory


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.