Progress in Biomass Conversion - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125359030, 9781483281643

Progress in Biomass Conversion

1st Edition

Volume 3

Editors: Kyosti V. Sarkanen David A. Tillman Edwin C. Jahn
eBook ISBN: 9781483281643
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1982
Page Count: 302
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Progress in Biomass Conversion, Volume 3, attempts to reflect and consider the current status of knowledge and development in the biomass energy and chemicals field. It covers topics such as combustion, gasification, alcohol fuels, liquefaction, whole tree chipping, baling, and fuel consumption. It deals not only with wood but also with agricultural wastes such as rice hulls, cotton gin trash, and other crop residuals. This book begins with a review of biomass energy development. This is followed by discussions of the integration of biomass into the total fuels community; the growth in understanding of biomass combustion; the use of European technology. Subsequent chapters present a review of supply issues; a technical evaluation of cogeneration; and a thoughtful, future-oriented, position paper in biomass fuels for energy security.

Table of Contents



Energy from the Forest

Chemistry of Pyrolysis and Combustion of Wood

A Comparison of European and U.S. Combustion Systems Using Biomass

Alternative Cogeneration Systems Employing Biomass as Fuel: An Incremental Analysis of Heat Rates

Consumption of Wood Fuels in the United States 1971-1980

Evaluation of N e w Concepts in Biomass Fiber Field Processing and Transportation

A Comparison of Biomass and Coal as Feedstocks for Synthetic Fuels

Biomass Fuels for Energy Security: A Policy Statement Concerning National Needs and Opportunities



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About the Editor

Kyosti V. Sarkanen

David A. Tillman

David A. Tillman, PhD, has over 40 years of experience in all phases of the energy industry having worked at the plant level for DTE Energy as plant production specialist-fuels and combustion for Monroe Power Plant, at the power plant design level for Foster Wheeler as Chief Fuels and Combustion Engineer, and at the policy level as Vice President of Materials Associates. He also served as senior project manager for Ebasco Environmental, dealing with solid fuel projects. He retired from Foster Wheeler and now serves as an independent consultant. He has authored and/or edited some 20 books and over 200 papers and book chapters on the subjects of solid fossil and biomass fuels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired as Chief Fuels and Combustion Engineer for Foster Wheeler. Foster Wheeler, New Jersey, United States

Edwin C. Jahn

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