Process Chemistry of Coal Utilization: Chemistry Toolkit for Furnaces and Gasifiers presents a broad range of quantitative methods for solving common problems surrounding the performance of coal utilization technologies. As a logical follow up to Niksa's 2019 publication which covers the Impacts of Coal Quality and Operating Conditions (9780128187135), this book demonstrates the practical applications of the technologies previously discussed and analyzes fuel quality impacts across all regions. Stephen Niksa's wealth of experience of commercial applications of coal utilization makes this book an invaluable resource into fuel applications, cost effectiveness and policy.
Relating coal conversion chemistry to practical applications in design, validation, performance and troubleshooting on a commercial scale makes this book an invaluable resource for a variety of readers. Engineers, researchers and manufacturers will gain a solid understanding of technological options and a range of alternative approaches that they can use to tailor their own testing and simulation work to effectively characterize and solve problems.
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1. Scope of the Applications 2. Statistical Prediction Models 3. Heuristic Prediction Schemes 4. Support for CFD and Process Simulation Applications 5. Reactor Network Theory 6. Applications at Pilot- and Commercial Scale
Dr. Niksa is the President of Niksa Energy Associates, and his main area of research is the release of NOx, particulates, and polynuclear aromatic compounds during pulverized fuel combustion. His reaction mechanisms for coal devolatilization spawned a predictive capability for NOx and LOI emissions from full-scale, coal-fired utility boilers now available at over 80 American utility companies. His second interest in in inorganic transformations in combustors, including minerals, alkali compounds, and trace metals. He formulated the most comprehensive mechanisms available to predict Hg and Se emissions from coal-fired gas cleaning systems. He is also involved in catalyst deactivation during hydrothermal treatment of residual petroleum fractions, and during flue gas cleaning in utility SCRs. He has published various research articles and contributed to many books.