Up-to-Date Waste-to-Energy Approach: From Idea to Industrial Application.pdf
Putting forward an up-to-date waste-to-energy approach that combines experience, sophisticated modeling and technical-economic analysis, this book examines the current need for the maximum utilization of energy from waste and the associated environmental impacts. It outlines step-by-step procedures for a complex and original waste-to-energy approach from the idea to its industrial application. With waste incinerators and industrial plants producing large amounts of pollutants, municipalities as well as smaller decentralized operations are beginning to focus on waste research. The principal advantage of utilizing research findings is the ability to apply a complex approach “from idea to industrial implementation” with respect to the needs of the market established by thorough market analysis. This book builds on this concept with an original approach that takes into consideration geographical aspects, the specifics of regions/micro-regions and technological units and/or equipment. Key areas discussed and analyzed in the text include: strategic planning of energy-source locations according to the nature of the respective region or microregion; types and amounts of wastes; logistics etc. using original mathematical models; consideration of on-site processing of various types of waste, taking into account the character of the region (agricultural, industrial etc.); tailor-made technologies for energy recovery from various types of wastes; implementation of individual technologies with original elements; and support for environmental protection based on advanced flue gas (i.e. off-gas in the case of incineration) cleaning methods.
Professor Petr Stehlik, is director of the Institute of Process and Environmental Engineering at Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. He also currently holds the position of Vice President of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineers and gained many years of experience in engineering practice prior to joining the university. At present he is also a director of research and development of a certified engineering and contracting company with activities involving waste to energy technologies.
Some of Professor Stehlik’s current responsibilities include: Executive Editor of Heat Transfer Engineering and Guest Editor of other international journals, Coordinator/Contractor of national and international research projects, Author/Co-author of numerous papers, and plenary/keynote speaker at various international conferences. He is a co-founder and President/Vice-President of PRES conference – Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction. His research and development activities are aimed specifically at waste to energy systems, applied heat transfer, process integration in special cases, energy saving and environmental protection. He has also founded a research and development NETME Centre (New Technologies for Mechanical Engineering) and Waste-to-Energy Competence Centre. Owing to his achievements he has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate.
Introduction.- Conceptual Approach.- Investment Planning based on NERUDA System.- WtE as Integrated Items - - REGION and EVELINE systems.- Selection of Convenient Technology.- Subsystems, Equipment and Other Aspects.- Computational Support.- Conclusions.