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Coal Combustion and Gasification

  • L. Douglas Smoot
  • Philip J. Smith

Part of the The Springer Chemical Engineering Series book series (PCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 1-6
  3. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 7-36
  4. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 37-75
  5. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 77-110
  6. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 111-150
  7. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 151-162
  8. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 163-210
  9. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 211-227
  10. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 229-243
  11. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 245-265
  12. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 267-298
  13. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 299-319
  14. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 321-348
  15. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 349-371
  16. L. Douglas Smoot, Philip J. Smith
    Pages 373-403
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 405-443

About this book

Introduction

The use of coal is required to help satisfy the world's energy needs. Yet coal is a difficult fossil fuel to consume efficiently and cleanly. We believe that its clean and efficient use can be increased through improved technology based on a thorough understanding of fundamental physical and chemical processes that occur during consumption. The principal objective of this book is to provide a current summary of this technology. The past technology for describing and analyzing coal furnaces and combus­ tors has relied largely on empirical inputs for the complex flow and chemical reactions that occur while more formally treating the heat-transfer effects. GrOWing concern over control of combustion-generated air pollutants revealed a lack of understanding of the relevant fundamental physical and chemical mechanisms. Recent technical advances in computer speed and storage capacity, and in numerical prediction of recirculating turbulent flows, two-phase flows, and flows with chemical reaction have opened new opportunities for describing and modeling such complex combustion systems in greater detail. We believe that most of the requisite component models to permit a more fundamental description of coal combustion processes are available. At the same time there is worldwide interest in the use of coal, and progress in modeling of coal reaction processes has been steady.

Keywords

chemistry combustion heat transfer

Authors and affiliations

  • L. Douglas Smoot
    • 1
  • Philip J. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Brigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9721-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9723-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9721-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-7944
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