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New Book Updates Coal Gasification Production

January 10, 2011 — New technologies such as carbon capture and storage are among the updates in a new book on coal gasification written by energy researchers at the University of Wyoming.

"Coal Gasification and Its Applications" (Elsevier, 2010) updates previous books about coal gasification, again viewed as a viable process because of skyrocketing energy costs and renewed interest in reducing carbon emissions.

Written by David A. Bell, Brian F. Towler, and Maohong Fan, professors in the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, the book approaches coal gasification and related technologies from a process engineering point of view. Topics will aid process engineers who are interested in a complete, coal-to-products system.

"It provides a perspective for engineers and scientists who analyze and improve components of coal conversion processes," the authors say.

Among the book's topics are the nature and availability of coal, fundamentals of gasification, converting synthetic gas to chemicals, fuels and electricity and process economics.

"The book emphasizes the importance of the coal types fed to the gasifiers and desired end products," Bell says. "It covers gasification kinetics, which was largely ignored by other gasification books."

It also has an extensive discussion about the new methods used for gas cleaning and hydrogen (one of the end products) sorption and storage.

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