Types of gasifier for synthetic liquid fuel production
design and technology
J.G. Speight CD&W Inc., Laramie, WY, USA
There are many successful commercial coal gasifiers. The basic form and concept details, the design of the gasifier internals, and the operation of commercial coal gasifiers are closely guarded as proprietary information. In fact, the production of gas from carbonaceous feedstocks has been an expanding area of technology. This chapter will present the different categories of gasification reactors as they apply to various types of feedstocks. Within each category there are several commonly known processes, some of which are in current use and some of which are in lesser use.
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