SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels

Authors: Jones, J.M., Lea-Langton, A.R., Ma, L., Pourkashanian, M., Williams, A.

  • Discusses the pollutants formed by the combustion of solid biomass fuels
  • Gives examples of emission levels for a range different types of combustion equipment
  • Includes modeling methods including computational fluid dynamics for the various pollutants
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This book considers the pollutants formed by the combustion of solid biomass fuels. The availability and potential use of solid biofuels is first discussed because this is the key to the development of biomass as a source of energy.
This is followed by details of the methods used for characterisation of biomass and their classification.
The various steps in the combustion mechanisms are given together with a compilation of the kinetic data. The chemical mechanisms for the formation of the pollutants: NOx, smoke and unburned hydrocarbons, SOx, Cl compounds, and particulate metal aerosols are given in detail.  Combustion kinetics required for the application for design purposes are given. Examples are given of emission levels of a range different types of combustion equipment. Data is given of NOx, particulates and other pollutant arising from combustion of different fuels in fixed bed combustion, fluidized bed combustion and pulverised biomass combustion and co-firing. Modeling methods including computational fluid dynamics for the various pollutants are outlined. The consequential issues arising from the wide scale use of biomass and future trends are then discussed. In particular the role of carbon capture and storage in large biomass combustion plants is considered as well as the opportunity of reducing the concentration of atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction to Biomass Combustion

    Jones, Jenny M. (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Combustion of Solid Biomass: Classification of Fuels

    Jones, Jenny M. (et al.)

    Pages 9-24

  • The Combustion of Solid Biomass

    Jones, Jenny M. (et al.)

    Pages 25-43

  • Pollutant Formation and Health Effects

    Jones, Jenny M. (et al.)

    Pages 45-61

  • Emissions from Different Types of Combustors and Their Control

    Jones, Jenny M. (et al.)

    Pages 63-70

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6437-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6436-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6437-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6437-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6436-4
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 109
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations
Topics