Fuel Property Estimation and Combustion Process Characterization

Fuel Property Estimation and Combustion Process Characterization

Conventional Fuels, Biomass, Biocarbon, Waste Fuels, Refuse Derived Fuel, and Other Alternative Fuels

1st Edition - February 20, 2018

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  • Author: Yen-Hsiung Kiang
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128134740
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128134733

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Fuel Property Estimation and Combustion Process Characterization is a thorough tool book, which provides readers with the most up-to-date, valuable methodologies to efficiently and cost-effectively attain useful properties of all types of fuels and achieve combustion process characterizations for more efficient design and better operation. Through extensive experience in fuels and combustion, Kiang has developed equations and methodologies that can readily obtain reasonable properties for all types of fuels (including wastes and biomass), which enable him to provide guidance for designers and operators in the combustion field, in order to ensure the design, operation, and diagnostics of all types of combustion systems are of the highest quality and run at optimum efficiency. Written for professionals and researchers in the renewable energy, combustion, chemical, and mechanical engineering fields, the information in this book will equip readers with detailed guidance on how to reliably obtain properties of fuels quickly for the design, operation and diagnostics of combustion systems to achieve highly efficient combustion processes.

Key Features

  • Presents models for quick estimation of fuel properties without going through elaborate, costly and time consuming sampling and laboratory testing
  • Offers methodologies to determine combustion process characteristics for designing and deploying combustion systems
  • Examines the fundamentals of combustion applied to energy systems, including thermodynamics of traditional and alternative fuels combustion
  • Presents a fuel property database for over 1400 fuels
  • Includes descriptive application of big data technology, using dual properties analysis as an example
  • Provides specific technical solutions for combustion, fuels and waste processing


Thermal energy engineers, researchers, academics and graduates specializing in combustion, those involved in the design, operation and diagnostics of combustion systems, boiler designers and manufacturers, alternative fuel system designers. Engineering professionals and researchers, both in academia and industry R&D, designing, planning and operating bioenergy and waste to energy systems

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Basic Properties of Fuels, Biomass, Wastes, bio sludge and Biocarbons

    2.1 Fuel Properties

    2.2 Heat Of Combustion

    2.3 Proximity Analysis

    2.5 Ultimate Analysis

    2.6 Properties to be Predicted

    Chapter 3: Data Base of Fuels, Biomass, Wastes, bio sludge and Biocarbons

    3.1 Organics

    3.2 Biomass

    3.3 Biocarbons

    Chapter 4: Analysis of Fuel Properties

    4.1 Calculation of True Heat of Combustion

    4.2 The Effect of Moisture Contents in Heat of Combustion Determination

    4.3 Higher Heating Values and Lower Heating Values

    4.4 Composition Ratios

    4.5 Oxygen Demand of Fuels

    4.6 The Uniqueness of Heat of Combustion

    Chapter 5: Estimate Higher Heating Value from Ultimate Analysis

    5.1 Existing Mathematical Models Based on the Ultimate Analysis

    5.2 The Significance of Prediction Models 101 and 102

    5.3 Validation Method

    5.4 Model Statistics and Validation

    5.5 Recommended Choice of Models

    5.6 How to Use these Models

    5.7 Sample Calculations

    Chapter 6: Higher Heating Value Estimation from Components of Trash

    6.1 Estimation Models from Regression Analysis

    6.2 Estimation Models from Heating Values of Components

    6.3 How to Use these Models

    6.4 Sample Calculation

    Chapter 7: Estimate Total Analysis from Higher Heating Value

    7.1 Six Components Estimation Models

    7.2 Three Components Estimation Models

    7.3 How to Use these Models

    7.4 Sample Calculations

    Chapter 8: Combustion Process Calculation for Fuels, Biomass, Wastes, bio sludge and Bio carbons

    8.1 Products of Complete Combustion

    8.2 Enthalpy Contents of Combustion Products

    8.3 Mass Balance Calculation for Combustion Process

    8.4 Energy Balance Calculation for Combustion Process

    Chapter 9: Combustion Process Characterization for Fuels, Biomass, Wastes, bio sludge and Bio carbons

    9.1 Estimation of Free Halogen Formation from the Combustion of Halogenated Fuels

    9.2 Estimate the Conversion of SO2 to SO3 in Combustion Process with Sulphur in the Fuel

    9.3 Estimation of Nitrogen Oxides Formation from Combustion Process

    9.4 Dioxin Formation during Combustion

    9.5 Estimation of Product of Incomplete Combustion from Combustion Process

    9.6 Estimate Dew Points of Water Vapour and Acids In Combustion Products

    Chapter 10: Biomass Combustion Fundamentals and Energy Systems

    10.1 Fundamentals of Combustion Thermodynamics

    10.2 Liquid Fuel Combustion Kinetics

    10.3 Solid Fuel Combustion Kinetics

    10.4 General Combustion and Energy Systems

    10.5 Combustion Control Consideration

    10.6 Liquid Waste Storage and Feeding Consideration

    10.7 System Design Schemes for Bio Sludge Drying

    10.8 General Combustion Process Emission Control systems

    10.9 Controlling Nitrogen Dioxide Emissions

    10.10 Controlling Dioxin Emissions

Product details

  • No. of pages: 460
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: February 20, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128134740
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128134733

About the Author

Yen-Hsiung Kiang

Yen-Hsiung Kiang has over 40 years experiences in fuels, incineration, combustion, solid waste, sewage sludge drying, composting, groundwater pollution, soil contamination, cogeneration and liquefied natural gas, wastewater treatment, air pollution, and other aspects. He received his ME and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida, and is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, USA. Dr. Kiang is currently the Chief Technology Officer of XIAMEN BAIPENG ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD., member of the boards of directors of Falcon Power Co., Ltd. and China Alternative Energy Association, consultant to the Energy and Carbon Reduction Office of Executive Yuan, ROC and lead consultant of Sustainable Development Green Energy Resources, Ltd. Throughout his career, he has executed planning and design of hundreds of waste treatment centers (including incineration, cogeneration, physicochemical treatment, solidification and land fill). He participated in the planning, design and operation of hundreds of incineration systems, Including solid waste, liquid waste, waste water and sludge, with fixed bed incinerators, mechanical bed incinerators, rotary kiln incinerators, fluidized bed incinerators, and liquid injection incinerators. Dr. Kiang has also executed numerous license applications for incineration and air pollution systems, and incineration systems trial burns, as well as a pilot facility for combustion testing and incineration. In the energy sector, in addition to power plants and cogeneration, he has participated in the design and planning of gas liquefaction and gasification systems, sludge anaerobic digestion system design, planning of biogas and compost recycling system, plasma melting furnace, synthetic gas resource recovery facility planning and construction, and diesel engines power plant construction projects.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chief Technology Officer, Xiamen Baipeng Environmental Engineering Co., Ltd.

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