Wood Combustion

Wood Combustion

Principle, Processes, and Economics

1st Edition - December 28, 1981

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  • Author: David A. Tillman
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159913

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Wood Combustion: Principles, Processes, and Economics examines questions of consumption, fuel wood supply, wood combustion, and its purposes. The book covers many topics that are concerned with wood as a source of fuel. These topics include the chemical and physical properties of wood fuel supply, its process of combustion, and the release and production of heat. The airborne emissions that arise from its combustion are also discussed. The book also gives an analysis of wood fuels, its present and future contribution, and the issues that surround it. The text is recommended for energy experts who are looking into the use of wood as an energy resource, as well as for those who wish to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of this energy source.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    1. Overview of Wood Fuels Analysis

    I. The Present Contribution of Wood Fuels to the U.S. Economy

    II. The Future Contribution of Wood Fuels

    III. Identification of Significant Issues


    2. Properties of Wood Fuels

    I. Introduction

    II. Anatomical Characteristics of Wood Fuel

    III. Physical Properties of Wood Fuel

    IV. Chemical Properties of Wood Fuel

    V. Conclusion


    3. Wood Fuel Supply: Process Considerations

    I. Introduction

    II. Mill Residue Generation

    III. Forest Residue Fuels

    IV. Silvicultural Fuel Farm Materials

    V. Conclusions


    4. The Process of Wood Combustion

    I. Introduction

    II. Solid-Phase Precombustion Reactions for Wood

    III. Gas Phase Reactions

    IV. Char Combustion

    V. Summary


    5. Heat Combustion and Release from Wood Combustion

    I. Introduction

    II. The Production of Useful Heat

    III. Rates of Heat Release

    IV. Conclusions


    6. Airborne Emissions from Wood Combustion

    I. Introduction

    II. Particulate Formation and Control

    III. Carbon Monoxide and Hydrocarbon Emissions

    IV. Emission of Oxides of Nitrogen from Wood Combustion

    V. Conclusions


    7. Electricity Generation: the Efficiency of Wood Fuel Utilization

    I. Introduction

    II. Wood-Fired Condensing Power Plants

    III. Steam Cycle Cogeneration

    IV. Modified Gas Turbine Cogeneration

    V. Comparison of Power Generation Cycles


    8. Economic and Financial Issues Associated with Wood Combustion

    I. Introduction

    II. Nonownership Variables

    III. Ownership-Related Variables

    IV. The Cost of Power from Wood-Fired Facilities

    V. Conclusions



Product details

  • No. of pages: 218
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: December 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159913

About the Author

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

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