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Power Generation from Solid Fuels

  • Treats industrial combustion of all types of solid fuels separately and in combination – fossil fuels, biomass, sludge


Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Hartmut Spliethoff
    Pages 1-13
  3. Hartmut Spliethoff
    Pages 15-56
  4. Hartmut Spliethoff
    Pages 57-71
  5. Hartmut Spliethoff
    Pages 221-359
  6. Hartmut Spliethoff
    Pages 361-467
  7. Hartmut Spliethoff
    Pages 469-628
  8. Hartmut Spliethoff
    Pages 629-667
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 669-672

About this book


Power Generation from Solid Fuels introduces the different technologies to produce heat and power from solid fossil (hard coal, brown coal) and renewable (biomass, waste) fuels, such as combustion and gasification, steam power plants and combined cycles etc. The book discusses technologies with regard to their efficiency, emissions, operational behavior, residues and costs. Besides proven state of the art processes, the focus is on the potential of new technologies currently under development or demonstration.

The main motivation of the book is to explain the technical possibilities for reducing CO2 emissions from solid fuels. The strategies which are treated are: more efficient power and heat generation technologies, processes for the utilisation of renewable solid fuels, such as biomass and waste, and technologies for carbon capture and storage.

Power Generation from Solid Fuels provides, both to academia and industry, a concise treatment of industrial combustion of all types of solid, hopefully inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Lehrstuhl für EnergiesystemeTU MünchenGarching/MünchenGermany

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