This book focuses on the assessment of different coal gasification technologies for the utilization of Russian coals with analyses of economically feasible process chains for preparation of marketable products from high-ash coals. The work presented is important in view of the general competitiveness that marks the future of coal in the world. As the cheapest form of fuel (in comparable terms) coal will undoubtedly be in demand resources in the world. The book consists of parts which include an overview about the major coal characteristics, detailed discussion of fundamental aspects of gasification technologies and gasifiers, an introduction into annex concepts, an overview about different technologies of syngas utilization, technical and economic assessment of several coal-to-liquid and coal-to-chemicals routes, and feasibility demonstration for selected process chains. This book is addressed to the management and engineers of Russian coal companies and scientific staff of Russian research institutions working in the field of coal utilization.
Vladimir Stefanovich Litvinenko, Doctor of Engineering, Professor; Rector of the National Mineral Resources University "Mining University" since 1994, (formerly the St. Petersburg State Mining Institute (Technical University)).
Prof. Vladimir Stefanovich Litvinenko is the author of over 150 scientific papers including 5 monographs, 28 patents and inventions (Russian and foreign ones), Laureate of State Prize of the Russian Federation in Science and Technology for "Geological Atlas of Russia", Laureate of Russian Government Award in Science and Technology for "Development and implementation of environmentally friendly combined technologies of ore mining and complex ore processing that ensured putting into operation and development of the unique Yakovlevsky mine of rich iron ore" (2008), Laureate of St. Petersburg Government Prize for outstanding achievements in the field of
higher and secondary vocational education (2008). He is also the recipient of state awards: the Order of Honor (1998), Order "For Merit to the Fatherland" 4th degree (2003) and 3d degree (2010), member of the Presidential Commission on the development strategy of the fuel and energy complex and environmental safety, member of the Governmental Commission on the fuel and energy complex, mineral reserves replacement and increasing the energy efficiency of the economy, and the chairperson from the Russian side of the Russian-German Resource Forum.
Professor Bernd Meyer, Doctor of Engineering, Professor; Director of the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (IEC) since 1994.
Professor Bernd Meyer is the author of over 400 scientific papers, including 10 monographs, 150 patents and inventions. He was elected president of Technical University Mining Academy Freiberg for two terms (2008-2015, maximum number of terms one can be elected as president for the university). He is Laureate of Honorary Medal by the Association of German Engineers (Saxony) in 2012. He is the recipient of a degree of honorary doctorate of National Mining University, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine (2012) and St. Petersburg Mining University, Russia (2016). He is also the recipient of a degree of Honorary Professorship of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia (2015). He is a Honorary Scientist of the Russian Federation (2015, single foreigner to have received this honor from Ministry of Education and Science, Russia). He is the initiator and Founding President of World Forum of Universities of Resources on S
ustainability (2002-2015) and its Honorary Member (since 2015). He is the founder and key coordinator of the Competence Centre Deutsches Brennstoffinstitut: bergakademie. Founder and Key Coordinator of the Energy Raw Materials Network (ERN). He is the co-founder of the Centre of Competence "Large Research Facilities for Efficient High Temperature Conversion Processes. He is the Head of the Competence Centre "High Temperature Processes". He is member of the Management Board and Scientific Speaker for the national platform "Regional Centre of Growth Innovative Brown Coal Integration in Middle Germany".
Introduction.- Investigated coals.- Fundamentals of gasification and gasifiers.- Annex concepts.- Technologies of syngas utilization.- Selected processes.- Technical and economic assessment.- Summary.- Appendix.- Lists.- Literature.