Fundamentals of the Physical-Chemistry of Pulverized Coal Combustion

  • J. Lahaye
  • G. Prado

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 137)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Introduction Session

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
  3. Devolatilization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. J. B. Howard, W. S. Fong, W. A. Peters
      Pages 77-103
    3. Peter R. Solomon, Michael A. Serio
      Pages 126-151
    4. G. Prado, S. Corbel, J. Lahaye
      Pages 152-158
    5. Robert H. Essenhigh, Eric M. Suuberg
      Pages 178-215
  4. Heterogeneous Combustion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. G. Prado, D. Froelich, J. Lahaye
      Pages 219-241
  5. Pollutants in Coal Combustion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. A. F. Sarofim
      Pages 245-268
    3. P. J. Jackson
      Pages 269-287
    4. H. Kremer, R. Mechenbier, W. Schulz
      Pages 304-318
  6. Optical Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 319-319
    2. Peter R. Solomon, Robert M. Carangelo, Philip E. Best, James R. Markham, David G. Hamblen, Po Liang Chien
      Pages 347-376
  7. Transfer to the Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 393-393
    2. P. T. Roberts, C. Morley
      Pages 452-465
    3. J. B. Howard, G. Prado, B. S. Haynes, G. de Soete, F. C. Lockwood, G. Flamet et al.
      Pages 466-483
    4. G. Prado
      Pages 485-492
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 493-502

About this book


The study of coal for the production of energy is certainly not a new area of research. Many research works were carried out to improve the efficiency of industrial and domestic facilities. In the sixties, however, because of the availability and low cost of petroleum, coal consumption decreased and the research effort in this area was minimum. Meanwhile, the situation has totally changed. Considering the reserves of oil and the instability ofregions where they are located, it is becoming absolutely necessary to develop other sources of energy.The major alternative to oil appears to be coal, at least for the near future. Indeed, the reserves known today represent several centuries of energy consumption.!t is therefore becoming urgent to develop efficient and non polluting technologies to produce energy from coal. The main possibilities are : · liquefaction · gasification · directed combustion. Research and development efforts on liquefaction have been considerably reduced because of high cost of technologies involved and poor prospects for the next two decades. Research works on gasification are progressing; it is a promising approach. However, direct combustion either in pulverized coal furnaces or in fluidized beds is the more promising way of expanding rapidly the utilization of coal. These techniques are already used in some facilities but many environmental problems remain, slowing down their development.


chemistry development diagnostics efficiency energy consumption environment fluid future heating instability measurement morphology production radiation transmission

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Lahaye
    • 1
  • G. Prado
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Recherchers sur la Physico-Chimie des Surfaces Solides - C.N.R.S.MulhouseFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8138-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3661-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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