Gasifipedia provides the public with both introductory and in-depth resources to better understand gasification technology, which is anticipated to be the technology of choice for future near-zero emissions, coal-based plants that produce/co-produce power, fuels, and/or chemicals.
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Gasifipedia is comprised of 6 main sections:
Provides an overview of the gasification process, how the technology has been utilized in the past, and what motivational forces have caused recent interest in the technology.
Delves into the chemical reactions taking place during the gasification process, and provides an introduction to the various types of gasifiers.
Details the other supporting technologies used in a typical gasification plant that are integrated with the gasification island. These technologies include: coal storage and feed preparation, air separation, syngas cooling and heat recovery, syngas cleanup and conditioning, power train, and syngas conversion
Describes the numerous types of gasification facilities: integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC; electrical power), coal-to-liquid fuels, coal-to-synthetic natural gas (SNG), coal-to-hydrogen, coal-to-chemicals, and co-generation (any mix of these) plants.
Discusses the main reasons why gasification is considered the best clean-coal technology option for future near-zero emissions power, fuel, and chemical plants.
Details the wide range of research, development and demonstration (RD&D) activities being conducted to improve the feedstock/product versatility, efficiency, and economics of gasification processes.