Category: Progress in Sustainable Energy Technologies: Generating Renewable Energy

Theoretical Review Cogeneration Modes and Configurations

Although cogeneration power and water production plants are generally perceived to be cost-effective, flexibility in operations is one of the most important character­istics in competitive bulk power and water production markets. Flexibility is usu­ally determined by the intrinsic thermodynamic design of a plant configuration. Flexibility is also linked to the power/water ratio of a given […]

Efficiency of Installed Capacity in a Power and Water Cogeneration Plant

Farayi Musharavati Abstract Over the years, power and water cogeneration plants have become popu­lar in the gulf region. This is because of the perceived potential for the technology to drastically reduce the unit costs of freshwater and power. While potential ben­efits of such installations have been realized, additional benefits can be accrued by critically examining […]

Microwave Enhanced Pyrolysis Of Gumwood

Kaiqi Shi, Tao Wu, Jiefeng Yan, Haitao Zhao, Philip Hall and Edward Lester Abstract Microwave pyrolysis of biomass has gained increasing interests due to the fact that microwave heating provides a volumetric heating and instant heating at improved heating efficiencies compared with conventional heating techniques. In this study, microwave-enhanced pyrolysis of gumwood was carried out […]

Experimental Measurements in the UHI Project

During 2012 summer the research group of the Department of Management and Engineering will conduct some experimental measurements in order to: • study the presence of the UHI effect also in smaller city than metropolis, like Padua; • give some useful indication, based on the data collected, for the city planning. A new transept has […]

European Project “UHI”: Data Analysis and Experimental Measurements

European Project “UHI – Development and application of mitigation and adapta­tion strategies and measures for counteracting the global Urban Heat Islands phe­nomenon” (3CE292P3) started in May 2011. The main objectives of the project are to improve knowledge of the UHI effect, to set up a transnational network to monitor the phenomenon and to define mitigation […]