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Gasification for Practical Applications

Edited by Yongseung Yun, ISBN 978-953-51-0818-4, 350 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published October 24, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/3132
Edited Volume

Although there were many books and papers that deal with gasification, there has been only a few practical book explaining the technology in actual application and the market situation in reality. Gasification is a key technology in converting coal, biomass, and wastes to useful high-value products. Until renewable energy can provide affordable energy hopefully by the year 2030, gasification can bridge the transition period by providing the clean liquid fuels, gas, and chemicals from the low grade feedstock. Gasification still needs many upgrades and technology breakthroughs. It remains in the niche market, not fully competitive in the major market of electricity generation, chemicals, and liquid fuels that are supplied from relatively cheap fossil fuels. The book provides the practical information for researchers and graduate students who want to review the current situation, to upgrade, and to bring in a new idea to the conventional gasification technologies.

Dr. Yongseung Yun

Plant Engineering Center, Institute For Advanced Engineering

Dr. Yongseung Yun majored in chemical engineering and received his PhD degree at the University of Utah, USA, in 1990; MS from KAIST, Korea, in 1981; and BS at the Yonsei University, Korea, in 1979. He currently works as the director at Plant Engineering Division, IAE, in Korea. He had participated as a Korean delegate at the preparation workshops on CCS from 2007 to 2008 to reach the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit Leaders Declaration. He has concentrated on CO2 capture technologies from 2005, mainly on the precombustion dry sorbent process development. He works as the president in KAWET from 2013 and vice president in Korea DME Association from 2008. Also he had served as the editor for Korean Industrial Chemistry News of KSIEC from 2009 to 2016.

Experience

  • Plant Engineering Center, Institute For Advanced Engineering

Edited Books

  • Recent Advances in Carbon Capture and Storage

    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has been considered as a practical way in sequestering the huge anthropogenic CO2 amount with a reasonable cost until a more pragmatic solution appears. The CCS can work as a bridge before fulfilling the no-CO2 era of the future by applying to large-scale CO2 emitting facilities. But CCS appears to lose some passion by the lack of progress in technical developments and in commercial success stories other than EOR. This is the time to go back to basics, starting from finding a solution in small steps. The CCS technology desperately needs far newer ideas and breakthroughs that can overcome earlier attempts through improving, modifying, and switching the known principles. This book tries to give some insight into developing an urgently needed technical breakthrough through the recent advances in CCS research, in addition to the available small steps like soil carbon sequestration. This book provides the fundamental and practical information for researchers and graduate students who want to review the current technical status and to bring in new ideas to the conventional CCS technologies.

  • Gasification for Practical Applications

    Although there were many books and papers that deal with gasification, there has been only a few practical book explaining the technology in actual application and the market situation in reality. Gasification is a key technology in converting coal, biomass, and wastes to useful high-value products. Until renewable energy can provide affordable energy hopefully by the year 2030, gasification can bridge the transition period by providing the clean liquid fuels, gas, and chemicals from the low grade feedstock. Gasification still needs many upgrades and technology breakthroughs. It remains in the niche market, not fully competitive in the major market of electricity generation, chemicals, and liquid fuels that are supplied from relatively cheap fossil fuels. The book provides the practical information for researchers and graduate students who want to review the current situation, to upgrade, and to bring in a new idea to the conventional gasification technologies.

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