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Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis

Practical Design and Theory

This book offers comprehensive coverage of the design, analysis, and operational aspects of biomass gasification, the key technology enabling the production of biofuels from all viable sources--some examples being sugar cane and switchgrass. This versatile resource not only explains the basic principles of energy conversion systems, but also provides valuable insight into the design of biomass gasifiers. The author provides many worked out design problems, step-by-step design procedures and real data on commercially operating systems. After fossil fuels, biomass is the most widely used fuel in the world. Biomass resources show a considerable potential in the long term if residues are properly handled and dedicated energy crops are grown.

Mechanical EngineersRenewable Energy EngineersChemical EngineersChemists and materials scientists Biological scientistsAgricultural and food scientists


Published: June 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374988-8


  • 1. Introduction
    2. Environmental and Economic issues of biomass gasification
    3. Biomass characteristics base
    4. Pyrolysis of biomass
    5. Tar issues in gasification
    6. Kinetics & Modeling of biomass gasification
    7. Design of Biomass gasifiers
    8. Gasification in supercritical fluid
    9. Agglomeration problem of biomass
    10. Feeding and handling of biomass
    11. Appendix & Design data


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