Solid Fuels Combustion and Gasification  2nd edition
Lynn Faulkner, Marcio L. de SouzaSantos
CRC Press
March 2010
Hard Cover 508 pages, illus ISBN 9781420047493
£99.00






Presents simple examples of modeling and shows how they can be combined to write a simulation program
As an increasing number of professionals and graduate students enter the field of solidbased power generation,
they all require an command of process and equipment, as well as the theory behind it all. However,
their informational needs and understanding differ based on their experience and the task at hand.
Solid Fuels Combustion and Gasification: Modeling, Simulation, and Equipment Operations, Second Edition
explores evolving solid fuel combustion and gasification techniques that are leading to much lower sulfur
and nitrogen oxide emissions. It also shows how to increase the efficiency of processes dealing with
materials such as coal, biomass, solid residues, etc. Many of the successes of these methods are the
result of process optimization resulting from mathematical modeling and simulation. This book introduces
and explores these techniques, taking a moderate approach that is neither too narrow nor too basic, making
it useful to graduate students, engineers, and professionals.
It illustrates the modeling and constructive and operational aspects of equipment used in combustion and
gasification of solid fuels. It was written based on the idea that developing models and computer simulators is the
optimal method to acquire real and testable understanding of a subject in the area of processing.
Model complexity is extended only as far as needed to achieve a reasonable representation of the equipment
described in the book, and the author provides specific and carefully selected case studies that:
 Cover many industrial processes involving combustion or gasification of solid fuels
 Provide easytofollow examples on how to set simplifying assumptions regarding the operation
of real industrial equipment
 Enable relatively quick introduction of fundamental equations without the need for unnecessarily complex
treatments
The main strategy of the book is to teach by example, and the basic methods illustrated here can be used
for modeling a wide range of processes and equipment commonly found in industry. It is a carefully constructed
volume which presents essential concepts that minimize the need for other texts, and it can also be used as an
introduction to more complex models.
Contents
 Basic Remarks on Modeling and Simulation
 Solid Fuels
 Equipment and Processes
 Basic Calculations
 ZeroDimensional Models
 Introduction to OneDimensional SteadyState Models
 MovingBed Combustion and Gasification Model
 Chemical Reactions
 Heterogeneous Reactions
 Drying and Devolatilization
 Auxiliary Equations and Basic Calculations
 MovingBed Simulation Programs and Results
 Bubbling FluidizedBed Combustion and Gasification Model
 Fluidization Dynamics
 Auxiliary Parameters Related to FluidizedBed Processes
 Bubbling FluidizedBed Simulation Program and Results
 Circulating FluidizedBed Combustion and Gasification Model
 Circulating FluidizedBed Simulation Program and Results
Appendices
Index
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