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Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Technologies by Gary J. Stiegel, Ting Wang

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Utilization of coal in IGCC systems

Sarma V. Pisupati and Vijayaragavan Krishnamoorthy,    The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States

Abstract

The chapter deals primarily with the utilization of coal in IGCC systems. Coal gasification for power generation is gaining popularity due to the availability of the raw material (coal) worldwide, reduced environmental-related issues compared to the utilization of coal in combustion technologies, and the ability to capture CO2. To improve the overall efficiency of the IGCC process, an in-depth understanding of various coal properties that influence the design and operation of an IGCC plant is required. These coal properties determine the type of gasifier suitable for ...

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