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Effect of coal nature on the gasification process

Mustafa Ozer1,2, Omar M. Basha1, Gary Stiegel3 and Badie Morsi1,    1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States,    2Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey,    3Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Abstract

This chapter presents a comprehensive review of the effects of the physical and chemical properties of coal on the gasification process. These include coal reactivity (rank, macerals, porosity, surface area, mineral matter contents, etc.); ash and slag properties (mineral matter transformation, ash fusibility, slag viscosity, ash agglomeration, fouling, clinkering, etc.); coal particle size and fragmentation; and caking and swelling. Different considerations, ...

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