Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128178072

Current Trends and Future Developments on (Bio-) Membranes

1st Edition

Cogeneration Systems and Membrane Technology

Editors: Angelo Basile Giuseppe Spazzafumo
Paperback ISBN: 9780128178072
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st February 2020
Page Count: 362
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Current Trends and Future Developments in (Bio-) Membranes: Cogeneration Systems and Membrane Technology offers an exhaustive overview of the status of cogeneration systems as they relate to advanced membrane technologies for energy savings. The different options for cogeneration are analyzed, both for large (district) and small (residential) size units, with different primary fuels. Energy efficiency is reported and lifecycle analysis is carried out for all different options. The book outlines strategies for engineering development and process intensification of interest to both industrial and developing countries. Finally, the book includes three chapters on lifecycle analysis (LCA) and economic analysis.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the interconnections between membrane technology and the systems used for the cogeneration of electricity, such as exhaust gas cleaning, carbon capture and sequestration, and low temperature fuel cells
  • Includes two different studies on LCA and a case study on economic analysis
  • Presents comprehensive reviews on various traditional cogeneration systems and compares them to alternative membrane-based technologies
  • Covers membrane based technologies and their application in co-generation systems
  • Addresses key issues on the introduction of process intensification in energy production


R&D managers in industry as well as academic researchers and postgraduate students (Chemists/electrochemists, chemical engineers) interested in the development of membrane technologies in energy production. Energy producers, utilities, distributors; Engineering and Process Engineering companies and Chemical Plants

Table of Contents

1. Cogeneration plants for district heating (and cooling)
2. The application of membranes in district energy systems
3. Environmental impact of exhaust gas emissions
4. Impact assessment of exhaust gas emissions from cogeneration PEMFC systems
5. Conventional systems for exhaust gas cleaning and carbon capture and sequestration
6. Development on membrane technologies for exhaust gas cleaning and carbon capture and sequestration
7. Life Cycle Assessment of trigeneration plants for district heating
8. Fuel processors for residential cogeneration and trigeneration
9. Integrated membrane-assisted reforming in fuel processors for cogeneration applications
10. Residential cogeneration and trigeneration with fuel cells
11. Solar reformers coupled with PEMFCs for residential cogeneration and trigeneration applications
12. Conventional syngas cleaning systems for low temperature fuel cells
13. Development of membrane technologies for H2 production in reforming processes for low temperature fuel cells
14. Life Cycle Assessment of tri-generation plants for residential heating
15. A case study: Economic assessment of co-generation fuel and electricity in an IGCC plant


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About the Editor

Angelo Basile

Angelo Basile, a Chemical Engineer, is a senior Researcher at the ITM-CNR where he is responsible for research related to both the ultra-pure hydrogen production and CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. He also holds a full professor of Chemical Engineering Processes. He has 140 scientific papers in peer to peer journals and 230 papers in international congresses; editor/author of more than 40 scientific books and 100 chapters on international books on membrane science and technology; 6 Italian patents, 2 European patents and 5 worldwide patents. He is referee of 116 international scientific journals and member of the Editorial Board for 22 of them. Professor Basile is also associate editor of the international journal Hydrogen Energy and of the Asia-Pacific journal Chemical Engineering, and is Editor-in-chief of the international journal Membrane Science & Technology and Editor-in-chief of Membrane Processes (Applications), a section of the international journal Membranes. Professor Basile also prepared 25 special issues on membrane science and technology for many international journals (IJHE, Chem Eng. J., Cat. Today, etc.). He participated to and was/is responsible for many national and international projects on membrane reactors and membrane science, and previously served as Director of the ITM-CNR.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Researcher, Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM), Italian National Research Council (CNR), University of Calabria, Rende, Italy

Giuseppe Spazzafumo

Giuseppe Spazzafumo

Giuseppe Spazzafumo is an Associate Professor at Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at University of Cassino, Italy. He obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Energy Systems at University of Pisa. His main research field is Hydrogen Energy Systems. He has founded the Italian Hydrogen Forum and is the current President of such an association. He is member of IAHE (International Association for Hydrogen Energy) Board of Directors since 1999 and coordinator of HYPOTHESIS (HYdrogen POwer THeoretical and Engineering Solution International Symposium) series.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino, Italy

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