Clean Coal Engineering Technology, Second Edition provides significant information on the major power generation technologies that aim to utilize coal more efficiently, and with less environmental impact. With increased coal combustion comes heightened concerns about coal's impacts on human health and climate change, so the book addresses the reduction of both carbon footprints and emissions of pollutants, such as particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and mercury.
Part 1 provides an essential grounding in the history of coal use alongside coal chemical and physical characteristics, worldwide distribution, and health and environmental impacts. Part 2 introduces the fundamentals of the major coal utilization technologies and examines the anatomy of a coal-fired power plant before going on to provide an overview of clean coal technologies for advanced power generation. Next, users will find a group of chapters on emissions and carbon management that have been extensively enlarged and updated for the second edition, thus reflecting the ever-increasing importance of this area.
The final section of the book focuses on clean coal technology programs around the world and the future role of coal in the energy mix. This fully revised and selectively expanded new edition is a valuable resource for professionals, including environmental, chemical, and mechanical engineers who seek an authoritative and thorough one-volume overview of the latest advances in cleaner power production from coal.
Mr. Miller (B.S. and M.S. Chemical Engineering) has more than 30 years' experience in energy research and development, combustion systems, fuels characterization, preparation and handling, hardware development and testing, and emissions characterization and control. He has been PI or co-PI of over $44 M in sponsored research. He is the author of four books published by Elsevier
PART I - BACKGROUND INFORMATION Chapter 1. Introduction to Coal Chapter 2. Coal as Fuel Chapter 3. The Effect of Coal Usage on Human Health and the Environment PART II - COAL UTILIZATION TECHNOLOGIES Chapter 4. Introduction to Coal Utilization Technologies Chapter 5. Anatomy of a Coal-Fired Power Plant Chapter 6. Clean Coal Technologies for Advanced Power Generation PART III - EMISSIONS AND CARBON MANAGEMENT Chapter 7. Coal-Fired Emissions and Legislative Action Chapter 8. Particulate Formation and Control Technologies Chapter 9. Sulfur Oxides Formation and Control Chapter 10. Nitrogen Oxides Formation and Control Chapter 11. Mercury Emissions Reduction Chapter 12. Formation and Control of Acid Gases, and Organic and Inorganic Hazardous Air Pollutants Chapter 13. CO2 Capture and Storage Chapter 14. Emerging Technologies for Reduced Carbon Footprint PART IV - CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS AND ENERGY SECURITY Chapter 15. U.S. and International Activities for Near Zero Emissions During Electricity Generation Chapter 16. The Future Role of Coal PART V - SUPORTING INFORMATION Appendix A: Regional Definitions Appendix B: Coal-Fired Emissions Factors Appendix C: List of Hazardous Air Pollutants Appendix D: International Emissions Standards