Biomass combustion science, technology and engineering
Author: Lasse Rosendahl
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Release Date: April 09, 2013
This book presents a selection of thermo-chemical technologies for conversion of biomass, not only to produce heat and power, but also intermediate products such as syngas and bio-oils. Part one provides an introduction to biomass supply chains and feedstocks, and outlines the principles of biomass combustion for power generation. Chapters also describe the categorization and preparation of biomass feedstocks for combustion and gasification. Part two explores biomass combustion and co-firing, including direct combustion of biomass, biomass co-firing and gasification, fast pyrolysis of biomass for the production of liquids and intermediate pyrolysis technologies. Later sections focus on largescale biomass combustion and biorefineries and large-scale biomass combustion plants, key engineering issues and plant operation. The concluding chapter looks at the role of biorefineries in increasing the value of the end-products of biomass conversion.