Coal gasification is the process for production of syngas, a mixture of hydrogen, carbon monoxide and dioxide, from coal and water. It is a clasical example for the interaction of basic chemistry, chemical engineering, ecological and economic aspects. This monograph provides the reader with the neccessary basic scientific background and displays with industry-proven examples efficiency, but also boundaries of models.Special emphases are a comprehensive overview on latest technology developments, and the introduction of an innovative, new order scheme for evaluation of the gasification process at one glance - the ternary diagram. As the use of poor, ash-rich coal gained substantial interest within the last years, a systematic thermoynamic and exergetic comparison between a baseline coal and a coal of elevated ash content is another key part of the book.
Keywords: Petrochemistry / Fuel