Pulverized-Coal Combustion and Gasification

Theory and Applications for Continuous Flow Processes

  • L. Douglas Smoot
  • David T. Pratt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Fundamentals of Heterogeneous Flow Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David T. Pratt
      Pages 3-14
    3. Clayton T. Crowe, L. Douglas Smoot
      Pages 15-54
  3. Rate Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. David T. Pratt
      Pages 57-64
    3. David T. Pratt
      Pages 65-82
    4. Clayton T. Crowe
      Pages 107-119
  4. Coal Characteristics and Rate Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. L. Douglas Smoot
      Pages 123-132
    3. M. Duane Horton
      Pages 133-147
    4. F. Douglas Skinner, L. Douglas Smoot
      Pages 149-167
    5. J. Rand Thurgood, L. Douglas Smoot
      Pages 169-182
    6. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
      Pages 217-232
  5. Mathematical Modeling of Coal Conversion Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
      Pages 235-262
    3. John J. Wormeck
      Pages 263-295
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-333

About this book


viii and approaches could be adapted to other coal conversion and combustion problems, we have not considered combustion or gasification in fluidized or fixed beds or in situ processes. In addition, we have not considered other fossil-fuel combustion problems associated with oil shale, tar sands, etc., even though many aspects of pulverized-coal combustion would relate to these problems. For the case of pulverized-coal models, we have attempted to provide a detailed description of the model foundations. Parts I and II of this book emphasize general principles for describing reacting, turbulent or laminar, multiphase systems. General conservation equations are developed and summarized. The basis for computing thermochemical equilibrium in complex, heterogeneous mixtures is presented, together with techniques for rapid computation and reference to required input data. Rate processes are then discussed, including pertinent aspects of turbulence, chemical kinetics, radiative heat transfer, and gas-particle convective-diffusive interactions. Much of Part II deals with parameters and coefficients for describing these complex rate processes. This part of the book provides recommended values of coefficients and parameters for treating complex reacting flows. Parts I and II may well be suitable for use in an advanced course in reacting flows, and have been written partly with that in mind. Part III deals with more specific aspects of pulverized-coal characteristics and rate processes. Following a general description of coal structure and constitution, coal pyrolysis and char oxidation processes are considered.


coal combustion flow flows fluid foundation fuel heat transfer kinetics model oil shale oxidation phase structure turbulence

Editors and affiliations

  • L. Douglas Smoot
    • 1
  • David T. Pratt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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