Biomass Wastes for Energy Production
Monteiro, Eliseu (editor)
Environmental problems are forcing a rethinking of the world’s energy supply system. In parallel, there is an increasing amount of global solid waste production. A fundamental shift toward greater reliance on biomass wastes in the world’s energy system is plausible because of ongoing major technological advances that hold the promise of making the conversion of biomass into high-quality energy carriers, like electricity and gaseous or liquid fuels, economically competitive with fossil fuels. Therefore, waste-to-energy systems have become a paramount topic for both industry and researchers due to interest in energy production from waste and improved chemical and thermal efficiencies with more cost-effective designs. This biomass shift is also important for industries to become more efficient by using their own wastes to produce their own energy in the light of the circular economy concept. This book on “Biomass Wastes for Energy Production” brings novel advances on waste-to-energy technologies, life cycle assessment, and computational models, and contributes to promoting rethinking of the world’s energy supply systems.
Keywordstorrefaction; biorenewable energy; biowaste; biocoal; alternative fuel; waste management; manure; thermal valorization; thermogravimetric analysis; differential scanning calorimetry; autothermal gasification; downdraft reactor; thermodynamics; chemical equilibrium; carbon boundary point; dairy wastewater; biogas; anaerobic digestion; anaerobic horizontal flow reactor; microwave radiation; ultrasound; biomass residues; forestry; thermal treatment; biomass valorization; torrefied material properties; biomass gasification; demonstration-scale plant; syngas; circular economy; wastewater management; activated carbon adsorption; steam boilers; co-firing; biomass; characteristics; boiler efficiency; GHG emissions; decision parameters; result parameters; structural parameters; peach pruning residues; electricity production; life cycle assessment; LCA; biomass-to-energy; biomass waste; competing uses; biomass applications; bio-based economy; biomass value pyramid; co-occurrence analysis; internal combustion engines-generator; small-scale systems; energy efficiency; techno-economic analysis; Monte Carlo method; organic waste; energy recovery; cost analysis
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
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Technology: general issues