Special Issue "Coal Combustion and Gasification"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2013)
Prof. Dr. Mehrdad Massoudi
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890, USA
Interests: multi-component flows, non-Newtonian fluids, granular materials, heat transfer, mathematical modelling
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