© 2011

Syngas from Waste

Emerging Technologies

  • Luis Puigjaner

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Luis Puigjaner
    Pages 1-9
  3. Fernando Rubiera, José Juan Pis, Covadonga Pevida
    Pages 11-22
  4. José Miguel Laínez, Mar Pérez-Fortes, Aarón D. Bojarski, Luis Puigjaner
    Pages 23-54
  5. Mar Pérez-Fortes, Aarón D. Bojarski
    Pages 55-88
  6. Mar Pérez-Fortes, Aarón D. Bojarski
    Pages 89-119
  7. Ramón Álvarez-Rodríguez, Carmen Clemente-Jul
    Pages 121-143
  8. Antonello Di Donato
    Pages 145-167
  9. Aarón D. Bojarski, Mar Pérez-Fortes, José María Nougués, Luis Puigjaner
    Pages 169-199
  10. Zdravko Kravanja, Miloš Bogataj, Aleksandr Soršak
    Pages 201-225
  11. Mar Pérez-Fortes, Aarón D. Bojarski
    Pages 227-251
  12. Aarón D. Bojarski, Mar Pérez-Fortes
    Pages 253-275
  13. Pilar Coca, Mar Pérez-Fortes, Aarón D. Bojarski
    Pages 277-297
  14. Aarón D. Bojarski, Carlos Rodrigo Alvarez Medina, Mar Pérez–Fortes, Pilar Coca
    Pages 299-322
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 323-327

About this book


Syngas from Waste presents the most recent concepts, methods and techniques for the preliminary design of a promising emerging technology: production of clean syngas from waste materials. An in-depth account is given of the steps necessary to achieve the optimum design and up-to-date tools are presented to support the designer’s decision-making tasks: modelling, simulation and optimization. Numerous illustrations and tables are included to facilitate the reader’s understanding, as well as suggestions for further reading. The text is complemented with practical examples and industrial applications ranging from clean power generation to complex combined heat and power systems and high purity hydrogen for use in fuel cells.

Syngas from Waste contains high-quality contributions from leading experts in the field. It is intended for academics at MSc or PhD level, researchers and industry practitioners in syngas production and applications, who are involved in the design, retrofit design and evaluation activities of alternative scenarios. It contains valuable teaching material for lecturers and provides industry professionals with the know-how to evaluate and improve existing installations or even to design a new one.


Conceptual Process Design Energy Supply Chain Green Energy Process Modelling Syngas Generation

Editors and affiliations

  • Luis Puigjaner
    • 1
  1. 1., ETSEIBUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaBarcelonaSpain

About the editors

Luis Puigjaner was a professor at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya for 45 years and is now Professor Emeritus. He ran a basic process design course for engineers and an advanced course in process design and optimization for PhD students. In 1980 he started a research line in fluidized and entrained bed gasifiers. Since then, several projects have been carried out under his leadership (17 European Commission sponsored projects; 6 national projects financed by the Spanish government; 16 contracts with private industry). As a result of this activity 10 PhD theses in the topics of this book have been completed under his supervision, 47 articles have been published in indexed journals, 59 book chapters have been written and 75 presentations have been made at international symposia. Two plants have been designed for the private industry (30,000 Tn/year) and four pilot plants have been built.

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