Special Issue "Coal Combustion and Gasification"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2013
Dr. Mehrdad Massoudi
U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, USA
Interests: fluid dynamics and heat transfer; multi-component flows; mechanics of non-Newtonian fluids; granular materials; coal combustion; biomechanics
Coal is an abundant energy resource in the United States, China and many other countries. However, burning coal also carries environmental concerns, such as sulfur compounds, and future concerns regarding carbon dioxide. Clean coal technologies are needed to provide better environmental performance at low cost, enabling power plants to continue using coal for electricity generation. As fossil fuel use increases, the amount of waste materials and the environmental issues dealing with their disposal also increase. One of the promising approaches is the development of coal/waste co-firing technology with fuels such as biomass. To improve efficiency and reduce the cost of electricity, it is important to understand factors such as the operating conditions and the impact of fuel properties and additives on carbon conversion, ash, slag, fouling, etc. In the gasification process, fouling and plugging in the syngas cooler system is the major cause of unplanned downtime. To develop an accurate heat transfer model in any type of coal combustion or gasification process, the heat transfer and the rheological properties of materials such as ash, biomass, and slag, especially in high-temperature environments need to be understood and properly modeled.
Dr. Mehrdad Massoudi
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• fluidized beds
• biomass cofiring
• integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC)
• CFD analysis
• mathematical modelling
• oxy- fuel combustion
• refractory improvement
• ash management
Review: Slag Behavior in Gasifiers. Part I: Influence of Coal Properties and Gasification Conditions
Energies 2013, 6(2), 784-806; doi:10.3390/en6020784
Received: 30 October 2012; in revised form: 15 January 2013 / Accepted: 17 January 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1209 KB)
Energies 2013, 6(2), 807-838; doi:10.3390/en6020807
Received: 30 October 2012; in revised form: 8 January 2013 / Accepted: 22 January 2013 / Published: 7 February 2013| Download PDF Full-text (385 KB)
Article: Evaluation of Structural Changes in the Coal Specimen Heating Process and UCG Model Experiments for Developing Efficient UCG Systems
Energies 2013, 6(5), 2386-2406; doi:10.3390/en6052386
Received: 6 February 2013; in revised form: 2 April 2013 / Accepted: 23 April 2013 / Published: 3 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2129 KB)
Last update: 20 November 2012