Fuels of Opportunity: Characteristics and Uses In Combustion Systems

1st Edition

Authors: David Tillman N. Harding
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080441627
eBook ISBN: 9780080532066
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 20th January 2004
Page Count: 322
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • Explores environmental considerations associated with opportunity fuels, such as, how their utilisation of opportunity fuels can reduce airborne emissions
  • Provides professionals in energy generation/energy use industries, a clear definition of fuels of opportunity, evaluates their composition, highlights the modern characteristics, and considers the technologies appropriate for their utilisation in energy applications
  • Offers in-depth analysis of opportunity fuel usage, with a strong concentration on the relationship between the combustion processes and subsequent consequences to the structure, reactivity, and related properties of opportunity fuels

Readership

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

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

Details

No. of pages:
322
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080532066
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080441627

About the Author

David Tillman

Affiliations and Expertise

Easton, USA

N. Harding

Affiliations and Expertise

NS Harding & Associates, Salt Lake City, USA