Special Issue "Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass and Waste"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: biomass gasification; pyrolysis; combustion; modelling and simulation
Compared to other renewable sources, biomass and waste are unique because of their abilities to directly supply various high-value products such as liquid fuels, chemicals, and solid materials. Furthermore, biomass currently represents the majority of renewable energy sources by supplying heat and power to a large population both in developing and developed countries. Among available technologies, thermochemical conversion, e.g., combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, and hydrothermal treatment, is one of the most versatile with respect to the flexibility toward both feedstock and product. Meanwhile, waste conversion is becoming a key topic of research due to the possible economic benefit regarding the availability and often negative costs of the feedstock. However, due to the increased heterogeneity of waste compared to conventional biomass, the technical realization of such processes becomes more challenging regarding gas cleaning and upgrading to valuable end products.
Therefore, in this Special Issue, we seek your contributions on original papers and reviews about the latest research and technical development in thermochemical conversion processes. Original work on experimental investigations into detailed aspects of the processes as well as modeling and simulations is encouraged. We also encourage the technoeconomic assessment of both retrofit and innovative energy systems using thermochemical conversion technologies as it is essential to bring R&D activities into commercialization.
Prof. Kentaro Umeki
Dr. Matthias Kuba
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- biomass gasification
- fuel flexibility