1. Clean Coal Technology
|1."Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars" by Tony Seba|
“Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars” Book Review: In this book, the author explores how the latest advancements in electronic and digital technology are revolutionizing energy and transportation. The innovators behind these breakthroughs have previously transformed other industries, and are now poised to do the same for energy and transportation. As a result, traditional methods relying on atoms are being replaced by these new technologies. The book provides an in-depth analysis of emerging technologies, such as solar power, electric cars, and self-driving cars, which are expected to bring about rapid and significant changes.
|2."Energy and Exergy Analyses of Clean Coal Technology" by Sudipta De|
“Energy and Exergy Analyses of Clean Coal Technology” Book Review: This book delves into the challenges facing thermal power plants in optimizing their equipment efficiency and minimizing their environmental impact, particularly in light of the growing demand for energy. The reliance of these plants on fossil fuels further complicates the issue, as environmental concerns continue to be a priority. Although most plants are designed based on energetic performance criteria and the first law of thermodynamics, this may not always be enough to identify system imperfections. This book seeks to tackle these issues in coal technology and outlines areas for future research in thermal power plants.
|3."Clean Coal Technology: Programmes and Issues" by International Energy Agency|
“Clean Coal Technology: Programmes and Issues” Book Review: This book provides a detailed examination of the development of clean coal technology (CCT) demonstration efforts, including the Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program (CCTDP), the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI), and the Power Plant Improvement Initiative (PPII). While the CCTDP is nearing completion with only a handful of ongoing projects out of 36, the CCPI is set to continue similar efforts. The book focuses on ongoing program and project activities, providing project fact sheets, participant information, technology descriptions, key findings, and links to further information. It also highlights the CCTDP’s accomplishments and offers a brief background on the program. This book is an invaluable resource for researchers and professionals interested in CCT development and implementation. Additionally, the book will be updated annually to include results from completed projects and updates on remaining projects.
|4."Clean Electricity Through Advanced Coal Technologies: Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production" by Cheremisinoff Consulting Engineer and Nicholas P|
“Clean Electricity Through Advanced Coal Technologies: Handbook of Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production” Book Review: This book covers the environmental issues associated with coal power, including air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and toxic solid waste. It discusses newer technologies with smaller environmental footprints, such as fluidized-bed combustion and gasification, which are becoming more prevalent than the existing coal-fired infrastructure. The book also delves into carbon capture and sequestration technologies and examines the 2008 Kingston TVA spill, the largest fly ash release in US history. The text covers various manufacturing technologies, waste management, pollution issues, estimation and reporting of emissions, treatment and control techniques, health risks, cost data for pollution management, and cleaner production and prevention options. It provides a comprehensive overview of carbon capture and sequestration technologies and is suitable for students, engineers, scientists, and researchers.
|5."Clean Coal Technology" by United States Congress Senate Committee|
“Clean Coal Technology” Book Review: The book discusses the use of coal as a fuel and the environmental challenges associated with it. Burning coal produces a significant amount of carbon dioxide each year, and finding a way to use coal without adding to these emissions is a major technological challenge. The author focuses on the concept of “clean coal,” which aims to reduce emissions to near-zero levels and compete with nuclear power. The book provides details on the history of Congressional Bills and the recent United States Government Budget related to clean coal technology. The author aims to increase public understanding of government work in this area.
|6."Clean Coal Technology: Advanced Technologies for the Control of Sulfur Dioxide Emissions from Coal-Fired Boilers" by Robert C Porter|
“Clean Coal Technology: Advanced Technologies for the Control of Sulfur Dioxide Emissions from Coal-Fired Boilers” Book Review: The concerns over airborne pollution, greenhouse gases, and global warming have become a worldwide issue that transcends international boundaries, politics, and social responsibility. The Clean Coal Technology: Advanced Technologies for the Control of Sulfur Dioxide Emissions from Coal-Fired Boilers introduces a new generation of energy processes that significantly reduce air emissions and other pollutants generated by coal-burning power plants. This book is a comprehensive source that covers both policy and engineering involved in implementing the policy. It delves into a variety of coal-related subjects, including the chemistry of coal and the future engineering of coal-fired plants, as well as cutting-edge clean coal technologies currently being researched and utilized.
|7."Clean Coal Technology: Webster's Timeline History, 1985 - 2007" by Icon Group International|
“Clean Coal Technology: Webster’s Timeline History, 1985 – 2007” Book Review: The book provides a timeline of the major advancements in the field from 1985 to 2007, making it a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, and policymakers interested in the subject. The timeline is accompanied by definitions of key terms and concepts, making it accessible to readers with varying levels of knowledge. While the book is not an in-depth analysis of the technology, it is a useful reference for those seeking an overview of the history and evolution of clean coal technology.
|8."Structure and Reactivity of Coal" by Ke-Chang Xie|
“Structure and Reactivity of Coal” Book Review: This book offers a distinct approach to understanding coal science, connecting the intrinsic properties of various coal types to their behavior in different processes. Its focus is on the development and application of coal in chemical engineering. The reactivity of coal in processes such as pyrolysis, gasification, liquefaction, combustion and swelling is explored in relation to its structural properties. By integrating experimental data and theoretical analysis, the book effectively addresses three key issues that are fundamental to optimizing coal chemical conversions. It is an essential resource for those involved in teaching and researching chemical engineering and energy conversion technologies. The book is intended for advanced-level undergraduate students, practicing engineers, and university-level teachers. Its comprehensive coverage of coal behavior in plasma sets it apart from other texts in this field.
|9."Clean Coal Technology Promotion and Dissemination: Research Fund for Coal and Steel 2007" by Dictus Publishing|
“Clean Coal Technology Promotion and Dissemination: Research Fund for Coal and Steel 2007” Book Review: This book offers an insightful analysis of the research funded by the Research Fund for Coal and Steel 2007. This book delves into the promotion and dissemination of clean coal technology (CCT), discussing the challenges and opportunities associated with its implementation. The book covers a range of topics, including the importance of CCT, the current state of research, and the key stakeholders involved. It also explores the economic, social, and environmental implications of CCT, offering valuable insights into the future of clean coal technology. This book is a must-read for professionals and researchers interested in the development and implementation of clean coal technology.
2. Solid Fuel and Clean Coal Technology
|1."Factors Affecting the Take-up of Clean Coal Technologies: Overview Report" by International Energy Agency|
“Factors Affecting the Take-up of Clean Coal Technologies: Overview Report” Book Review: This book comprehensively examines the practical factors that impact the implementation of clean coal technologies. The authors begin by comparing available technologies using a list of nine key criteria and subsequently suggesting the most suitable applications for each technology. In addition, the book focuses on the various issues that must be addressed when developing a project to construct a new power station. Real-world examples and case studies, as well as pictures and diagrams, are included to provide students with a practical understanding of the subject matter. Policymakers in the energy department, as well as scientists and researchers interested in the practical application of clean coal technologies, will find this book useful.
|2."Clean Coal Engineering Technology" by Bruce G Miller|
“Clean Coal Engineering Technology” Book Review: This book offers a comprehensive overview of power generation technologies that strive to utilize coal more efficiently and with less environmental impact. Part 1 covers the history of coal use, its chemical and physical characteristics, worldwide distribution, and health and environmental impacts. Part 2 introduces the fundamentals of major coal utilization technologies. The final section of the book focuses on global clean coal technology programs and the future role of coal in the energy mix. This valuable resource is suitable for professionals, including environmental, chemical, and mechanical engineers seeking insight into the latest advancements in technology.
|3."Clean Coal Engineering Technology" by Bruce G Miller|
“Clean Coal Engineering Technology” Book Review: The book presents an overview of the regulatory and environmental obstacles that the coal industry faces in the United States, and outlines the programs and technologies being developed to overcome these challenges. The topics covered in the book are diverse and include the chemical makeup of coal, the future engineering design of coal-fired power plants, as well as advanced clean coal technologies currently under investigation. Each chapter is dedicated to a different process such as CO2 capture and sequestration, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems, Pulverized-Coal Power Plants, and Carbon Emission Trading. This book is an ideal resource for students, researchers, and scientists in the field of chemical reaction engineering.
|4."Clean-Coal Technologies for Developing Countries: Energy Series, No. 286 (World bank technical Paper)" by E Stratos Tavoulareas and Jean-Pierre Charpentier|
“Clean-Coal Technologies for Developing Countries: Energy Series, No. 286 (World bank technical Paper)” Book Review: This book offers an in-depth analysis of the challenges faced by developing countries in producing clean coal technologies that meet environmental needs. Real-world examples and images are used to illustrate key concepts and provide practical insights. The content is presented in a comprehensive manner, providing an applied overview of the subject matter. In addition to theoretical understanding, the book imparts a practical understanding of the topic. It is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and scientists interested in understanding the development and importance of clean coal technologies.
|5."Coal–Fired Power Generation Handbook" by James G Speight|
“Coal–Fired Power Generation Handbook” Book Review: This comprehensive book offers an in-depth examination of power generation from coal. It provides up-to-date information on cleaner and more environmentally friendly methods for producing electricity from coal, while addressing the challenges and concerns associated with its production and development. The book delves into new technologies that have the potential to eliminate the release of harmful pollutants such as sulfur, nitrogen, and mercury during the burning of coal for electricity generation. It also explores various approaches for capturing greenhouse gases emitted from coal-fired power plants, as well as preventing these emissions from contributing to global warming. This book is an essential resource for individuals seeking an overview of power generation from coal for different applications.
|6."Coal Processing and Utilization" by D V Subba Rao and T Gouricharan|
“Coal Processing and Utilization” Book Review: This book gives an integrated overview of coal processing and utilization along with clean coal technology, presenting all the basic principles, theory and practice in a systematic way. Every topic covered is dealt with in a self-explanatory manner so that any new reader may find this book interesting and easy to understand. It provides a comprehensive overview of fundamentals of coal processing and utilization. This book will be of interest to professionals and engineers in the fields of energy, mining, mineral, metallurgical and geological engineering, as well as to engineering geologists and earth sciences professionals.
|7."Coal Combustion Products (CCPs): Characteristics, Utilization and Beneficiation" by Tom Robl and Anne Oberlink|
“Coal Combustion Products (CCPs): Characteristics, Utilization and Beneficiation” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of coal processing and utilization, as well as clean coal technology, in an integrated manner that presents all the basic principles, theory, and practice in a systematic way. Each topic covered is explained in a self-explanatory manner, making this book accessible and interesting for new readers. It is particularly useful for professionals and engineers in the fields of energy, mining, mineral, metallurgical, and geological engineering, as well as for engineering geologists and professionals in the earth sciences.