Materials for Synfuel Production
Clean Technology 2008

Materials for Synfuel Production

S.K. Sundaram, K.I. Johnson, S.P. Pilli, R.E. Williford
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US

gasification, slag, refractories, modeling

Partial oxidation or gasification combines coal, oxygen and steam to produce synthesis gas which is further processed for various products, hydrogen, power, and synthetic fuels. In support of this process, improvements in many technological areas will be needed, e.g., gasifier design, materials and feed systems, and advancements in carbon dioxide capture and sequestration technology. An overview of materials needs and challenges of coal gasification will be presented. Additionally, progress made on materials for gasification under the Energy Conversion Initiative (ECI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) will be presented.