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Coal and Biomass Gasification

Recent Advances and Future Challenges

  • Santanu De
  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
  • V. S. Moholkar
  • Bhaskar Thallada

Part of the Energy, Environment, and Sustainability book series (ENENSU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fundamentals of Gasification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. Rajasekhar Reddy, R. Vinu
      Pages 3-36
    3. M. R. Ravi, Sangeeta Kohli
      Pages 37-62
    4. Chanchal Loha, Malay K. Karmakar, Santanu De, Pradip K. Chatterjee
      Pages 63-91
    5. Malay K. Karmakar, Chanchal Loha, Santanu De, Pradip K. Chatterjee
      Pages 93-114
  3. Experiments, Modeling and Numerical Simulations of Gasification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Premkumar Kamalanathan, Rajesh Kumar Upadhyay
      Pages 175-206
    3. Preeti Aghalayam
      Pages 207-221
    4. Debarshi Mallick, Buljit Buragohain, Pinakeswar Mahanta, Vijayanand S. Moholkar
      Pages 223-241
    5. Saurabh Gupta, Sminu Bhaskaran, Santanu De
      Pages 243-280
    6. Ahmed M. Salem, Umesh Kumar, Ainul Nadirah Izaharuddin, Harnek Dhami, Tata Sutardi, Manosh C. Paul
      Pages 307-330
    7. Ramesh K. Agarwal, Mengqiao Yang, Subhodeep Banerjee
      Pages 331-347
  4. Integration of Renewable Energy and Utilization of Wastes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Pratham Arora, Andrew Hoadley, Sanjay Mahajani
      Pages 351-367
    3. Natarianto Indrawan, Ajay Kumar, Sunil Kumar
      Pages 369-401
    4. Ankur Kaundal, Satvasheel Powar, Atul Dhar
      Pages 403-422

About this book


This book addresses the science and technology of the gasification process and the production of electricity, synthetic fuels and other useful chemicals. Pursuing a holistic approach, it covers the fundamentals of gasification and its various applications. In addition to discussing recent advances and outlining future directions, it covers advanced topics such as underground coal gasification and chemical looping combustion, and describes the state-of-the-art experimental techniques, modeling and numerical simulations, environmentally friendly approaches, and technological challenges involved. 

Written in an easy-to-understand format with a comprehensive glossary and bibliography, the book offers an ideal reference guide to coal and biomass gasification for beginners, engineers and researchers involved in designing or operating gasification plants.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Santanu De
    • 1
  • Avinash Kumar Agarwal
    • 2
  • V. S. Moholkar
    • 3
  • Bhaskar Thallada
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia
  4. 4.Bio-Fuels DivisionCSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP)DehradunIndia

About the editors

Dr. Santanu De has been an Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Kanpur since December 2014. He received his Bachelor of Engineering from North Bengal University, Darjeeling, West Bengal in 2002, and his M.Tech. from the IIT Kanpur in 2004, both in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2012. Prior to his joining the IIT Kanpur, he served two years at Michigan Technological University, Michigan, USA as a postdoctoral research associate, and one year at the Institute of Combustion Technology (ITV), University of Stuttgart, Germany. He also worked as a scientist at the Liquid Propulsion Systems Center, Indian Space Research Organization, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. His primary areas of research are numerical modeling of turbulent combustion, spray atomization and combustion, coal gasification and combustion. 

Prof. Avinash K Agarwal joined IIT Kanpur in 2001. His areas of interest are IC engines, combustion, alternative fuels, conventional fuels, optical diagnostics, laser ignition, HCCI, emission and particulate control, and large bore engines. He has published 230+ international journal and conference papers. Prof. Agarwal is a Fellow of SAE (2012), ASME (2013), ISEES (2015) and INAE (2015). He received several awards such as Prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award-2016 in Engineering Sciences, Rajib Goyal prize-2015, NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award-2012; INAE Silver Jubilee Young Engineer Award-2012; SAE International’s Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award-2008; INSA Young Scientist Award-2007; UICT Young Scientist Award-2007; INAE Young Engineer Award-2005.

Dr. V. S. Moholkar is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head of the Center for Energy at the IIT Guwahati. He received his Bachelor’s (1993) and Master’s (1996) degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Twente, the Netherlands in 2002. He also headed the Department of Chemical Engineering at the IIT Guwahati from 2012 to 2015. His main research interests are sonochemistry, cavitation assisted physical, chemical and biological processing, and thermo- and biochemical routes to biofuels. He has published more than 120 papers in prominent international journals and holds two patents on hydrodynamic cavitation reactors for biomass pretreatment and bioalcohol synthesis. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), a senior member of the AIChE, a Chartered Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK, and a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council, UK.

Dr Bhaskar Thallada, FBRS, FRSC is a Principal Scientist and Head of the Thermo-catalytic Processes Area, Biofuels Division (BFD) at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India. He received his Ph.D. from the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), Hyderabad, and subsequently spent 7 years as a postdoc and member of faculty at Okayama University, Japan. He has published more than 120 articles and 18 book chapters, and holds 13 patents. He serves on the editorial board of five international journals and has edited three books. He received the Distinguished Researcher Award from the AIST, Japan (2013) and the Most Progressive Researcher Award from the FSRJ, Japan (2008).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Coal and Biomass Gasification
  • Book Subtitle Recent Advances and Future Challenges
  • Editors Santanu De
    Avinash Kumar Agarwal
    V. S. Moholkar
    Bhaskar Thallada
  • Series Title Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
  • Series Abbreviated Title Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-7334-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5620-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-7335-9
  • Series ISSN 2522-8366
  • Series E-ISSN 2522-8374
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 521
  • Number of Illustrations 78 b/w illustrations, 117 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Fossil Fuels (incl. Carbon Capture)
    Energy Policy, Economics and Management
    Energy Systems
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