Drying of Biomass, Biosolids, and Coal: For Efficient Energy Supply and Environmental Benefits provides insight into advanced technologies and knowledge of the drying of biomass, biosolids, and coal in terms of improved efficiency, economics, and environmental impact. It comprehensively covers all the important aspects of drying for a variety of biomass, biosolids and coal resources.
This book covers the drying of biomass, bio-solids and coal while also providing integration of the drying process with the energy system. Important issues in the commercial drying operations are tackled, including energy and exergy efficiencies, environmental impact, and potential safety concerns. It also assesses the performance of energy production plants in integration with biomass/coal drying to provide information for plant optimization. It offers in-depth analysis and data for process understanding and design, and analyzes the drying process’s effect on economics and the environment.
This book is aimed at drying professionals and researchers, chemical engineers, industrial engineers, and manufacturing engineers. It will also be of use to anyone who is interested in the utilization of biomass, organic solid wastes, algae and low-rank coals for energy.
Table of Contents
1. Overview: Smart Drying Operation for Efficient Energy Processing and Environmental Benefits. 2. Drying of Woody Biomass for an Integrated Energy Plant. 3. Advances in Sludge Dewatering. 4. Advances in Bio-Drying of Sludge. 5. Advances in Algae Dewatering Technologies. 6. Drying of Algae. 7. Advances in Coal Drying. 8. Energetic and Exergetic Analyses of Coal and Biomass Drying. 9. Coal Drying: Simulation and Economic Analysis.