Fuels of Opportunity: Characteristics and Uses In Combustion Systems

Fuels of Opportunity: Characteristics and Uses In Combustion Systems

1st Edition - January 13, 2004

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  • Authors: David Tillman, N. Harding
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080532066

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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. Fuels of Opportunity: Characteristics and Uses In Combustion Systems 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


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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2004
  • Published: January 13, 2004
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080532066

About the Authors

David Tillman

Affiliations and Expertise

Easton, USA

N. Harding

Affiliations and Expertise

NS Harding & Associates, Salt Lake City, USA

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