Syngas: Production, Emerging Technologies and Ecological Impacts

Rudy Myers (Editor)

Series: Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
BISAC: SCI024000




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To reduce the dependence on dwindling crude oil reserves, the rational design of heterogeneous catalysts for the selective conversion of syngas into valuable fuels and chemicals is considered a principal scientific and industrial target. Syngas is an important intermediate for manufacturing clean fuels and chemicals, which can be derived from a variety of carbonaceous resources such as coal, natural gas, shale gas, municipal solid waste (MSW) or lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks through gasification or reforming technologies. The use of biomass feedstock and its derivatives (biomass-derived syngas) to produce renewable energy, carbon neutral and clean fuels and chemicals is gaining increasing interests because these resources can supplement existing supplies of raw materials and have less net environmental impact. This book provides recent research on the production, emerging technologies and ecological impacts of syngas.
(Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1. Direct and Selective Syngas Biocatalysis for Manufacture of Fuels and Commodity Chemicals
Michael V. Tyurin (Microbial Biocatalyst International, Inc., Houston, TX, USA)

Chapter 2. Higher Alcohol Synthesis from Biomass-Derived Syngas Over Heterogeneous Catalysts
Yongwu Lu and Fei Yu (Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University, USA)

Chapter 3. Combustion Characteristics of Diluted Syngas Diffusion Flames with Different CO/H2 Ratios and Heating Values
Yongsheng Zhang, Zhedian Zhang, Yue Wang and Yunhan Xiao (Key Laboratory of Condition Monitoring and Control for Power Plant Equipment of Ministry of Education (North China Electric Power University), Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 4. Effect of Momentum on Hydrodynamics in a Hydrogen Swirl Micro-Mixing Burner
Yongsheng Zhang, Xueqi Liu, Long Tian, Zhongguang Fu and Kai Zhang (Beijing Key Laboratory of Emission Surveillance and Control for Thermal Power Generation, North China Electric Power University, Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 5. Microwave Technology for Syngas Production from Renewable Sources
Daniel Beneroso, Beatriz Fidalgo (Instituto Nacional del Carbón - CSIC, Apartado, Oviedo, Spain, and others)


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