Environmental Assessment of Renewable Energy Conversion Technologies

Environmental Assessment of Renewable Energy Conversion Technologies

1st Edition - June 11, 2022

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  • Editors: Paris Fokaides, Phoebe-Zoe Morsink-Georgali, Angeliki Kylili
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173763
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128171110

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Environmental Assessment of Renewable Energy Conversion Technologies provides state-of-the-art coverage in both non-fossil energy conversion and storage techniques, as well as in their environmental assessment. This includes goal and scope, analysis boundaries,  inventory and the impact assessment employed for the evaluation of these applications, as well as the environmental footprint of the technologies. The book compiles information currently available only in different sources concerning the environmental assessment of sustainable energy technologies, allowing for the comparative assessments of different technologies given specific boundary conditions, such as renewable potential and other specific features of discussed technologies. It offers readers a comprehensive overview of the entire energy supply chain, namely from production to storage, by allowing the consideration of different production and storage combinations, based on their environmental assessment.

Key Features

  • Provides an overview of the environmental assessment process of renewable energy conversion and storage technologies
  • Includes state-of-the-art approaches and techniques for the comprehensive environmental assessment of individual sustainable energy conversion and storage technologies and their applications
  • Features comparative assessments of different technologies

Readership

Environmental scientists, professionals in the field of environmental assessment of renewable technologies, energy industry professionals and engineers

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • About the editors
  • Section A
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: environmental assessment of renewable energy and storage technologies: current status
  • Content
  • References
  • Section B
  • Chapter 2. Life cycle analysis of photovoltaic systems: a review
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 2.1 Introduction: European Union roadmap for energy and carbon emissions
  • 2.2 PV system description
  • 2.3 The methodology: life cycle analysis
  • 2.4 Inventory analysis
  • 2.5 Impact assessment
  • 2.6 Conclusions—further research
  • Nomenclature
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Life cycle assessment review in solar thermal systems
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Building-integrated solar thermal collectors
  • 3.3 Building-added solar thermal systems
  • 3.4 Evacuated tube solar thermal collectors
  • 3.5 Conclusions
  • Nomenclature
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Environmental assessment of wind turbines and wind energy
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 State-of-the-art on wind turbines and wind energy
  • 4.3 Life cycle inventory of wind turbines and wind energy
  • 4.4 Life cycle assessment of wind turbines and wind energy
  • 4.5 Critical review on the environmental assessment of wind turbines and wind energy
  • References
  • Chapter 5. Environmental assessment of biomass thermochemical conversion routes through a life cycle perspective
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Life cycle assessment of biomass conversion routes
  • 5.3 Life cycle assessment of biomass thermochemical conversion routes
  • 5.4 Issues affecting the comparability of life cycle assessment studies
  • 5.5 Conclusions
  • References
  • Further reading
  • Chapter 6. Environmental assessment of biomass to biofuels: biochemical conversion routes
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 State-of-the-art of the production technologies
  • 6.3 Calculation of environmental impacts via life cycle assessment
  • 6.4 Key performance indicators for life cycle assessment
  • 6.5 Product environmental footprint
  • 6.6 Conclusions
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Environmental assessment of biomass-to-biofuels mechanical conversion routes (pelleting, briquetting)
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Pelleting and briquetting
  • 7.3 Life cycle assessment
  • 7.4 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 8. Life cycle assessment of geothermal power technologies
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 Technologies for power generation
  • 8.3 Life cycle assessment: methodological aspects
  • 8.4 Case studies
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Section C
  • Chapter 9. Environmental impact assessment of hydropower stations
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Materials and methods
  • 9.3 Results and discussion
  • 9.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 10. A stakeholder impact analysis of the production of the energy vector hydrogen
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Methodological framework and background
  • 10.3 Data—social hotspot database
  • 10.4 Hydrogen production simplified process chain—system boundaries of the hydrogen process chain
  • 10.5 Results—social risks of the stakeholders
  • 10.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 11. Environmental impact assessments of compressed air energy storage systems: a review
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Life cycle assessment
  • 11.3 State-of-the-art compressed air energy storage technologies
  • 11.4 Life cycle assessment of compressed air energy storage systems
  • 11.5 Comparison of energy storage technologies
  • 11.6 Conclusions and recommendations
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 12. Environmental impact assessment of battery storage
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Battery storage markets and production overview
  • 12.3 Methodology
  • 12.4 Results
  • 12.5 Discussion
  • 12.6 Limitations
  • 12.7 Conclusion
  • Nomenclature
  • References
  • Section D
  • Chapter 13. Environmental assessment of renewable energy and storage technologies: future challenges
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 330
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 11, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173763
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128171110

About the Editors

Paris Fokaides

Dr. Paris Fokaides is an Assistant Professor at Frederick University, in the School of Engineering, in the field of thermofluids, as well as in the field of process engineering. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate level courses in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and the Architecture. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Aristotle University Thessaloniki (2002) and he is a PhD holder of Karlsruhe University, Germany (2009) in the field of sustainable energy technologies (combustion). He is also the academic supervisor of Sustainable Energy Research Group (http://www.serg-web.com) . As of late 2020, Dr Fokaides has co-authored over 70 scientific papers and 15 book chapters, (h-index 24 @ Scopus). He is a founding member of the European Biomass Research Network and a member of the sustainable biofuels Working Group of the EU SET Plan. He is active in research since 2002, having secured grants over 2 million Euro since 2012 at Frederick University.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Energy Assessment of the Built Environment, Frederick University, Cyprus

Phoebe-Zoe Morsink-Georgali

Angeliki Kylili

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