Biomass and Alternate Fuel Systems: An Engineering and Economic Guide
This book is an update and expansion of the "Industrial Wood Energy Handbook" by a team from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1984. It introduces new technologies new technologies not available at the time of the early version.
CHAPTER 1 Introduction to Alternate Fuels.
CHAPTER 2 Fuel Properties and Combustion Theory.
CHAPTER 3 Liquid Fuels from Biomass.
CHAPTER 4 Biomass Combustion Equipment—Steam, Hot Oil, and Hot Gas.
CHAPTER 5 Biomass Fuel Storage and Handling.
CHAPTER 6 Cogeneration and Power Generation.
CHAPTER 7 Emissions and Control.
CHAPTER 8 Environment and Safety: Rules, Regulations, and Safe Practice.
CHAPTER 9 Biomass Fuel Supply and Purchasing.
CHAPTER 10 Fuel-Switching Feasibility Study Methodology.
CHAPTER 11 Economic Analysis of Biomass Combustion Systems.
CHAPTER 12 Biomass Fuel Processing Routes and Economics.
CHAPTER 13 Biomass Fuel Processing Network.
CHAPTER 14 Example Feasibility Study: Nonforest Products Facility.
APPENDIX 1 Equipment Manufacturers/Vendors Listing.
APPENDIX 2 State Forestry Commission Offices.
APPENDIX 3 Glossary.
Michael L. Brown is a Senior Engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Enterprise Innovation Institute in the Energy and Sustainability Services Division. His work includes energy efficiency and conservation, energy management projects, and alternate energy projects including studies on production of densified wood pellets.
William S. Bulpitt is a Senior Research Engineer for the Georgia Institute of Technology's Strategic Energy Institute. His current work includes research in renewable and transitional energy with utilities and industry.
James L. Walsh, Jr. is a Senior Engineer at the Georgia Institute of Technology. With more than forty years of professional experience in design engineering, applied research, technical assistance, and training, he specializes in energy conversion, waste conversion, environmental compliance assistance, and the design, operation, and analysis of pollution control systems.