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Biomass Gasification: Chemistry, Processes and Applications
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Editors: Jean-Pierre Badeau and Albrecht Levi
Book Description:
Biomass gasification means incomplete combustion of biomass resulting in the production of combustible gases consisting of carbon monoxide, hydrogen and methane. Amongst the renewable energies, the biomass is the most important energy source. Three types of biomass are available, one generated during the processing of wood in timber mills, another is energy plantation and third bio-residues generated during the processing of agricultural produce. Due to a booming population and increasing needs in life quality all over the world, energy demand is undergoing a great increase. To find alternative fuels and to increase the contribution of renewable energy to worldwide energy production, biomass wastes must be used for energy production. This book examines the importance of biomass gasification and assesses the possibility of biomass exploitation as an alternative to conventional fuel.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. A global perspective on biomass gasification; pp. 1-6
(Patrick Moriarty and Damon Honnery, Department Of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Australia)

Chapter 2. Innovation on biomass wastes utilization through gasification and co-gasification. Stage of deployment and needs for further R&D; pp. 7-69
(Filomena Pinto, Rui Neto André, I. Gulyurtlu, INETI, Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, Portugal)

Chapter 3. Willow Biomass Gasification Feasibility Study; pp. 71-86
(Carlson C.P. Pian and Timothy A. Volk, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY)

Chapter 4. Biowastes-To-Biofuels Routes Via Gasification; pp. 87-197
(K.J. Ptasinski, A. Sues, M. Jurascik, Department of Chemical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands)

Chapter 5. Auto-Gasification Of Biomass; pp. 199-229
(V.Kirubakaran, M.Premalatha & P.Subramanian, Lecturer in Energy, Rural Energy Centre, Gandhigram Rural University, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Biomass Gasification Systems Integrated With Fuel Cells And Microturbines; pp. 231-270
(David Vera and Francisco Jurado, University of Jaén, Department of Electrical Engineering EPS Linares (Jaén), Spain)

Chapter 7. Allothermal Gasification: Review of Recent Developments; pp. 271-287
(Ondřej Mašek, Cranfield University, Cranfield, MK43 0AL, UK)

Chapter 8. Modelling fixed-bed biomass gasifiers: A review; pp. 289-321
(D.L Giltrap, G.R.G. Barnes, Landcare Research, Palmerston North, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 9. Upgrading of a biomass generated gas with commercial-like and home-made catalysts; pp. 323-333
(Simone Albertazzi, Francesco Basile, Giuseppe Fornasari, Ferruccio Trifirò, Angelo Vaccari
Dept. Chimica Industriale e dei Materiali, University of Bologna)

Chapter 10. The study on the performance of “mobile oxygen” catalysts used for biomass gasification; pp. 335-351
(Chunshan Li, Kenzi Suzuki, EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Japan)

Chapter 11. Biomass production with fast-growing trees on agricultural land in cool-temperate regions: possibilities, limitations, challenges; pp. 353-368
(Martin Weih and Nils-Erik Nordh, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Crop Production Ecology, Uppsala, Sweden)

Chapter 12. Producer Gas and Vegetable Oils Operated Compression Ignition Engines for Rural Applications; pp. 369-402
(N.R.Banapurmath, P.G. Tewari and V.S. Yaliwal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, B.V.B. College of Engineering and Technology, Vidyanagar, Hubli, Karnataka, India and others)

Chapter 13. Biomass gasifier based power projects under clean development mechanism in India: A preliminary assessment; pp. 403-433
(Pallav Purohit, International institute for applied systems analysis (iiasa), Schlossplatz Laxenburg, Austria)

Chapter 14. Biomass Gasification in China: Some Recent Research and Demonstration; pp. 435-451
(Haitao Huang, Department of Environmental Engineering, Guangdong University of Technology, China)

Index pp.453-474

   Series:
      Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 474,pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-461-2
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