Biomass in Small-Scale Energy Applications: Theory and Practice, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Biomass in Small-Scale Energy Applications

Theory and Practice, 1st Edition

Edited by Mateusz Szubel, Mariusz Filipowicz

CRC Press

344 pages | 156 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367251055
pub: 2019-10-11
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The book presents the current trends in the development of selected biomass-based technologies for distributed energy generation. It describes the methodology, experimental results and computer simulations with a focus on pilot systems and devices crucial in multiple applications with related environmental/economic issues.

It describes which stages of design, development and application of advanced biomass-based energy devices are critical from success point of view of a given technology.

It includes both technical/practical information and theoretical background related to combustion kinetics, thermodynamics in energy systems and properties of selected types of biomass with case studies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Perspectives of Biomass-Based Small-Scale Energy Systems 1. Energy Applications Based on Raw Biomass 2. Energy Applications Based on Processed Biomass Part 2: Economic Issues of Biomass-Based Small-Scale Energy Systems 3. Effective Tools for Investment-Efficiency Evaluation 4. Biomass in Distributed Generation - Forecasting of Impact on Local Energy Systems Part 3: Environmental Issues of Biomass-Based Small-Scale Energy Systems 5. Environmental Impact of Biofuel-Fired Small Boilers and Gasifiers 6. Selected Regulations and Technical Abatement Measures Referring to Emissions from The Biomass Thermochemical Conversion 7. Possibilities of Monitoring and Modeling of Pollutant Emissions from Small-Scale Biomass Combustion Part 4: Computational Fluid Dynamics as A Modern Tool in Studies of Biomass-Based Small-Scale Heat and Power Generation Systems 8. Thermochemical Treatment of Biomass - A Numerical Perspective 9. CFD-Based Optimization Techniques for Small-Scale Energy Devices 10. Elements of Validation of The CFD Simulation Based on The Case Study of The Biomass-Fired Cogeneration System Part 5: Case Studies of Heat and Power Generation Systems Based on The Biomass Thermochemical Conversion 11. Novel and Hybrid Biomass-Based Polygeneration Systems 12. Applications of Thermoelectric Power Generators in Small Scale Biomass Heating Devices 13. Straw-Fired Boilers as A Heat Source for A Micro Cogeneration System 14. Biomass Heat and Power Plant with A Steam or Organic Working Fluid on The Example of An Installation Dedicated for Sawmill 15. Straw Drying - The Way to More Energy Production in Straw-Fired Batch Boilers 16. Thermal Treatment of Sewage Sludge Through Renewable Energy Sources 17. Small-Scale Compact Gasifiers Dedicated to Utilization of Wood Chips 18. Biomass-Based Low-Power Gas Generator as A Fuel Source For A Gas Boiler

About the Editors

MARIUSZ FILIPOWICZ is an Associate Professor in AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels and currently heads the Department of Sustainable Energy Development. Main areas of research are related with renevable energy technologies (mainly biomas, solar and wind), the effective use of energy and nuclear physics (nuclear fusion reactions in the range of ultra-low energy). He has authored and co-authored more than 250 scientific papers. He is also a leader of scientific projects in part of AGH, e.g.: "BioORC: Construction of cogeneration system with small to medium size biomass boilers" under KIC InnoEnergy support.

MATEUSZ SZUBEL is an assistant profesor in AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Energy and Fuels and member of research group focused on issues of renewable energy technologies in the Department of Sustainable Energy Development. He is a specialist in range of the research of the conditions for the sustainable energy development and engaged in the investigation of possibilities to use the computational fluid dynamics in optimization of the renewable energy technologies and increasing the energy efficiency of the energy devices. His research is focused on numerical modeling of biomass-fired heating devices. He is an author and co-author of more than ninety (90) scientific papers.

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Energy Systems

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General