Chaouki Ghenai

University of Sharjah

Chaouki Ghenai is an Associate Professor at the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (SREE) Department, College of Engineering; the Coordinator of the Sustainable Energy Development Research Group at the Research Institute of Science and Engineering (RISE); and the Chairman of the Research Funding Department at the Ofice of Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Sharjah. Dr. Ghenai has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Orleans University, France. Before joining the University of Sharjah, He worked at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, University of Los Angeles California, Kansas State University, and Cornell University. Dr. Ghenai research interests are renewable energy, energy eficiency, energy conversion systems, combustion, biofuels, alternative fuels, clean combustion technologies, waste to energy, sustainability, eco-design, energy-water nexus, energy planning and climate change mitigation assessment, modeling and simulation of micro gird power systems and air pollution. Dr. Ghenai has more than 100 papers published in journals,conferences, books, and book chapters.

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The development and use of sustainable and alternative fuels (syngas, biogas, biodiesel, bio-oil, hydrogen) derived from sources other than petroleum is needed due to the limited fossil fuel resources, the need for reduction of atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions, energy security, and to meet the future high energy demand due to population growth. New alternative fuels that can be produced locally and derived from renewable sources will be more sustainable compared to fossil fuels. Alternative and renewable fuels can be produced using different thermochemical and bio-chemical processes. Gasification is a thermochemical process used to produce syngas fuel (mainly hydrogen and carbon dioxide) from renewable (biomass) and conventional (coal) sources. The syngas fuels produced from the gasification process can be used for different applications: power generation (combustion of syngas fuel in gas turbine engines), heating, and transportation (internal combustion engines). This book intends to provide the reader with an overview of the current technologies, methods, and strategies of syngas fuel production, characterization, and application.

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