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Combustion and Gasification in Fluidized Beds
by Prabir Basu

Combustion and Gasification in Fluidized Beds explains how fluidized bed equipment works and how to use the basic principles of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in design.


  • Offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the design, analysis, and operation aspects of fluidized beds
  • Provides many worked out design problems, step-by-step design procedures, and real data on commercially operating systems
  • Supplies valuable design data such as properties of coal, specific heat of gases, and design velocities
  • Covers both bubbling and circulating fluidized bed boilers and gasifiers
  • Contains four valuable appendices that eliminate the need to search for essential information



  • Fluidized Bed Equipment
  • Features of Fluidized Beds
  • Fluidized Bed and Other Clean Coal Options


  • Regimes of Fluidization
  • Fast Fluidized Bed
  • Hydrodynamic Regimes in a CFB
  • Hydrodynamic Structure of Fast Beds
  • Gas-Solid Mixing
  • Scale-Up

Fluidized Bed Gasification

  • Types of Gasifiers
  • Theory
  • Effect of Operating Parameters on Gasification
  • Effect of Feed Properties on Gasification
  • Fluidized Bed Gasification
  • Examples of Some Fluidized Bed Gasifiers
  • Gas Cleaning
  • Design Methods
  • Modeling of Fluidized Bed Gasification


  • Stages of Combustion
  • Factors Affecting Combustion Efficiency
  • Combustion in Bubbling Fluidized Bed Boilers
  • Combustion in Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers
  • Biomass Combustion


  • Air Pollution
  • Sulfur Dioxide Emission
  • Nitrogen Oxide Emission
  • Nitrous Oxide Emission
  • Mercury Emission
  • Carbon Monoxide Emission
  • Carbon Dioxide Emission
  • Emission of Trace Organics
  • Particulate Emission

Heat Transfer

  • Gas-to-Particle Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer in Circulating Fluidized Beds
  • Heat Transfer in Bubbling Fluidized Bed
  • Freeboard Heat Transfer in Bubbling Fluidized Beds
  • Heat Transfer in Commercial-Size CFB Boilers

Bubbling Fluidized Bed Boiler

  • Description of a BFB Boiler
  • Features of BFB Boilers
  • Thermal Design of Bubbling Fluidized Bed Boilers
  • Combustion in Bubbling Fluidized Bed
  • Furnace Design
  • Start-Up Procedure and Control
  • Some Operational Problems and Remedies
  • Design of Feed Systems for BFB Bed Boiler

Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler

  • General Arrangement
  • Types of CFB Boilers
  • Non-CFB Solid Circulation Boilers
  • Combustion in a Circulating Fluidized Bed Furnace
  • Design of CFB Boilers
  • Furnace Design
  • Design of Heating Surfaces
  • Auxiliary Power Consumption
  • Control of CFB Boilers
  • Supercritical CFB Boiler

Material Issues

  • Material Selection Criteria
  • Erosion Potential
  • Corrosion Potentials
  • Steels Used in Fluidized Bed Boilers
  • Refractory and Insulations
  • Expansion Joints

Solid Handling Systems for Fluidized Beds

  • Solid Handling Systems
  • Biomass Handling Systems
  • Feed System for Bubbling Beds
  • Feed System for Circulating Fluidized Beds
  • Design of Pneumatic Transport Lines for Solids

Air Distribution Grate

  • Distributor Plates
  • Operation of Distributors
  • Design Methods
  • Practical Considerations

Gas-Solid Separators

  • Cyclones
  • Impact Separator
  • Inertial Separators

Solid Recycle Systems

  • Types of Non-mechanical Valves
  • Principles of Operation
  • Design of Loop-Seal
  • Design of L-Valve
  • Practical Considerations
  • Nomenclature


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Combustion and Gasification in Fluidized Beds
by Prabir Basu
2006 496 pages $138.95 + shipping
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