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Gasification reaction kinetics for synthetic liquid fuel production

J.G. Speight    CD&W Inc., Laramie, WY, USA

Abstract

The gasification process is a chemically and physically complex operation. This chapter presents a description of the chemistry of gasification reactions. It also discusses the assorted reactions involved in gasification and the various thermodynamic aspects of these reactions that dictate the process parameters used to produce the various gases.

Keywords

Devolatilization

Char gasification

Products

Process chemistry

5.1 Introduction

Essentially the gasification of coal or coal char is the conversion of coal by any one of a variety of chemical processes to produce combustible gases (Higman & Van der Burgt, 2008; Speight, 2008, 2013a ...

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