• Christopher Higman, Lurgi Öl˙Gas˙Chemie, a leading European petrochemical plant contractor
  • Maarten van der Burgt

Gasification is a process that if properly utilized can transform the world in which we live. Comprehensive in its coverage, this second edition continues the tradition of the first by providing engineers and scientists with an up-to-date overview of commercial processes and applications relevant to today's demands. Gasification, 2nd edition is expanded and provides more detail on the integration issues for current generation, state-of-the-art Integrated Gasification Combined Cycles (IGCC); CO2 capture in the IGCC context addressing the issues of pre-investment and retrofitting as well as defining what the term "CO2 capture ready" might mean in practice; issues of plant reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) including as evaluation of feedback from existing plants; implementation of fuel cell technology in IGCC concepts. All statistics, processes and projects, including descriptions of a number of processes not covered in the previous edition.
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Chemical engineers,Petroleum Engineers, Energy Engineers and Environmental engineers


Book information

  • Published: February 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8528-3

Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionThe Thermodynamics of GasificationThe Kinetics of Gasification and Reactor TheoryFeedstocks and Feedstock CharacteristicsGasification ProcessesPractical IssuesApplicationsAuxiliary TechnologiesEconomics, environmental, and Safety IssuesGasification and the FutureAppendix A Companion WebsiteAppendix B Conversion FactorsAppendix C Emissions Conversion FactorsAppendix D Guidelines for Reporting Operating Statistics for Gasification FacilitiesAppendix E Basis for CalculationsNomenclatureList of Names and AbbreviationsIndex