Part 1 Introduction: An introduction to the utilization of membrane technology in the production of clean and renewable power; Combining membrane processes with renewable energy technologies: Perspectives on membrane desalination, biofuels and biogas production, and microbial fuel cells. Part 2 Membranes for biofuel production and processing: Membrane processes for biofuel separation: an introduction; Membranes and membrane reactors for the production of second generation biofuels; Membrane reactors for biodiesel production. Part 3 Membranes for syngas, hydrogen and oxygen production and processing: Steam reforming of biofuels for the production of hydrogen-rich gas; Perovskite membrane reactors: Fundamentals and applications for oxygen production, syngas production and hydrogen processing; Environmental analysis of hydrogen-methane blends for transportation. Part 4 Membranes for fuel cells: Ceramic membranes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC): state-of-the-art and perspectives; Microbial fuel cells: transformation of wastes into clean energy; Direct bioethanol fuel cells. Part 5 Membranes integrated with solar and wind energy and for water-related applications: Membrane technologies for solar-hydrogen production; Membrane technologies for solar-desalination plants; Membrane technologies for the storage as methane of energy generated by wind power and other renewable sources; Forward osmosis: Introduction and applications for wastewater processing, energy conservation and energy generation.
The development and deployment of membrane technologies continues to advance thanks to innovative materials and novel engineering approaches. Membranes for clean and renewable power applications introduces the principles and concepts of membrane technology and explores the use of this technology in clean energy applications.
Chapters in part one introduce the utilization of membrane technology in the production of clean and renewable power and the combining of membrane processes with renewable energy technologies. Part two focusses on membranes for biofuel production and processing including membranes and membrane reactors for the production of biodiesel and second generation biofuels. Part three discusses membranes for syngas, hydrogen and oxygen production and processing. Chapters highlight steam reforming of biofuels for the production of hydrogen-rich gas A., perovskite membrane reactors, and environmental analysis of hydrogen-methane blends for transportation. Chapters in part four explore membranes for fuel cells including ceramic membranes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), microbial fuel cells, and direct bioethanol fuel cells. Finally, part five discusses membranes integrated with solar, wind energy and water-related applications including membrane technologies for solar-hydrogen production, solar-desalination plants, and the storage as methane of energy generated by wind power and other renewable sources. A final chapter introduces wastewater processing, energy conservation and energy generation.
Membranes for clean and renewable power applications is a comprehensive resource for professionals and consultants in the clean and renewable energy industry, membrane and materials scientists and professionals, and academics and researchers in the field.
- Introduces the principles and concepts of membrane technology and explores the use of this technology in clean energy applications
Clean and renewable energy professionals and consultants; Membrane and materials scientists and professors
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Annarosa Gugliuzza works at the Institute on Membrane Technology-Italian National Research Council (ITM-CNR), Italy.
Angelo Basile, a Chemical Engineer, is a senior Researcher at the ITM-CNR where is responsible of the researches related to both the ultra-pure hydrogen production and CO2 capture using Pd-based Membrane Reactors. Angelo Basile’s h-index is 42, with 258 document results, cited by 2279 documents and 4478 total citations in the subject area: Energy, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering (www.scopus.com – Feb. 15, 2018). Basile 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 int. scientific journals and Member of the Editorial Board of 22 of them. Basile is also Editor associate of the Int. J. Hydrogen Energy and of the Asia-Pacific J. Chem. Eng., moreover Editor-in.-chief of the Int. J. Membrane Science & Technol. and Editor-in-chief of Membrane Processes (Applications), a section of the international journal Membranes: 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 of many national and international projects on membrane reactors and membrane science. Basile served as Director of the ITM-CNR during the period Dec. 2008 – May 2009. In the last years, he was tutor of 30 Thesis for master and Ph.D. students at the Chemical Engineering Department of the University of Calabria (Italy). From 2014, Basile is Full Professor of Chemical Engineering Processes.
Senior Researcher, Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM), Italian National Research Council (CNR), University of Calabria, Rende, Italy