Fuels of Opportunity: Characteristics and Uses In Combustion Systems


  • David Tillman, Easton, USA
  • N. Harding, NS Harding & Associates, Salt Lake City, USA

As electricity generators and process industries are increasingly seeking less expensive fuels for the generation of electricity and process heat, there is an ever-increasing industry-led emphasise on exploring the possibility of utilising opportunity fuels. This book considers a diverse range of opportunity fuels and their application by addressing the following fundamental issues:

* What are the specific fuel properties of these opportunity fuels?
* What are the combustion/conversion characteristics of these fuels fired alone or in combination with conventional fossil fuels?
* How are they best applied in energy settings?
* What are the technical and environmental consequences of their use?

In considering these fuels the book presents detailed updated information on fuel characterization approaches and fuel utilization technologies.

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Mechanical and chemical engineers involved in energy generation/energy use and fuel specialists


Book information

  • Published: January 2004
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-044162-7

Table of Contents

Overview of Opportunity Fuels; Petroleum Coke and Petroleum-Based Products as Opportunity Fuels; Coal-Water Slurries and Related Waste Coal Opportunity Fuels; Woody Biomass Opportunity Fuels; Herbaceous and Agricultural Biomass Opportunity Fuels; Tire-Derived Fuel as an Opportunity Fuel; Gaseous and Liquid Opportunity Fuel