Special Issue "Recent Advances in Coal Combustion and Gasification"
A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2015).
Interests: multi-component flows; non-Newtonian fluids; granular materials; heat transfer; mathematical modelling
Developing advanced coal-based fuel production with low pollutants is an important element for a cleaner environment and a more sustainable future. 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. Atmospheric particulate pollution problems arise from the emissions from a variety of different sources. Emissions from power plants, motor vehicles, and other sources such as, forest fire, biomass burning, volcanoes, etc., are transported, dispersed, and mixed in the atmosphere. 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. To develop accurate heat mass transfer models in any type of coal combustion or gasification process, the heat and mass transfer and the rheological properties of materials such as coal-slurries, ash, biomass, and slag, especially in high-temperature environments, needs to be understood and properly modeled.
Dr. Mehrdad Massoudi
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- fluidized beds
- biomass cofiring
- cfd analysis
- mathematical and computational modelling
- ash and waste management
- ash characterization and utilization
- atmospheric pollution