Torrefaction Of Biomass For Energy Applications: From Fundamentals To Industrial Scale

Paperback | November 1, 2017

byLeonel Jr Nunes, Joao Carlos De Oliveira Matias, Joao Paulo Da Silva Catalao

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Torrefaction of Biomass for Energy Applications: From Fundamentals to Industrial Scale explores the processes, technology, end-use, and economics involved in torrefaction at the industrial scale for heat and power generation. Its authors combine their industry experience with their academic expertise to provide a thorough overview of the topic. Starting at feedstock pretreatment, followed by torrefaction processes, the book includes plant design and operation, safety aspects, and case studies focusing on the needs and challenges of the industrial scale. Commercially available technologies are examined and compared, and their economical evaluation and life cycle assessment are covered as well. Attention is also given to non-woody feedstock, alternative applications, derived fuels, recent advances, and expected future developments. For its practical approach, this book is ideal for professionals in the biomass industry, including those in heat and power generation. It is also a useful reference for researchers and graduate students in the area of biomass and biofuels, and for decision makers, policy makers, and analysts in the energy field. Compares efficiency and performance of different commercially available technologies from the practical aspects of daily operation in an industrial scale plant Presents a cost analysis of the production, logistics, and storage of torrefied biomass Includes case studies addressing challenges that may occur in the daily operation in an industrial scale plant Covers other associated technologies, the densification of torrefied biomass, and non-woody feedstock

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Torrefaction of Biomass for Energy Applications: From Fundamentals to Industrial Scale explores the processes, technology, end-use, and economics involved in torrefaction at the industrial scale for heat and power generation. Its authors combine their industry experience with their academic expertise to provide a thorough overview of t...

Leonel Nunes is a postdoctoral research fellow at Universidade da Beira Interior, in Portugal, where he also received his Ph.D. in Engineering/Industrial Management. He combines his academic experience researching biomass thermochemical conversion technologies and biomass derived fuels with many years of industrial experience in commis...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128094621

ISBN - 13:9780128094624

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Physical pretreatment of biomass 3. Biomass torrefaction process 4. Additional processes5. Plant design and operation6. Torrefaction technologies and active projects7. Final users experiments and trials 8. Torrefied biomass Safety aspects 9. Economical evaluation of torrefaction: case study analysis10. Biomass torrefaction for energy life cycle assessment 11. Applications for torrefied biomass12. Torrefaction of non woody feedstocks 13. Future developments and derived fuels 14. Conclusions 15. References