Polygeneration Systems

Polygeneration Systems

Design, Processes and Technologies

1st Edition - September 22, 2021

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  • Editors: Francesco Calise, Laura Vanoli, Massimo Dentice D’Accadia, Maria Vicidomini
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206256
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128206263

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The support for polygeneration lies in the possibility of integrating different technologies into a single energy system, to maximize the utilization of both fossil and renewable fuels. A system that delivers multiple forms of energy to users, maximizing the overall efficiency makes polygeneration an emerging and viable option for energy consuming industries. Polygeneration Systems: Design, Processes and Technologies provides simple and advanced calculation techniques to evaluate energy, environmental and economic performance of polygeneration systems under analysis. With specific design guidelines for each type of polygeneration system and experimental performance data, referred both to single components and overall systems, this title covers all aspects of polygeneration from design to operation, optimization and practical implementation. Giving different aspects of both fossil and non-fossil fuel based polygeneration and the wider area of polygeneration processes, this book helps readers learn general principles to specific system design and development through analysis of case studies, examples, simulation characteristics and thermodynamic and economic data.

Key Features

  • Detailed economic data for technology to assist developing feasibility studies regarding the possible application of polygeneration technologies
  • Offers a comprehensive list of all current numerical and experimental results of polygeneration available
  • Includes simulation models, cost figures, demonstration projects and test standards for designers and researchers to validate their own models and/or to test the reliability of their results


Renewable energy systems researchers, academics, scientists. Renewable system designers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Worldwide Energy scenario
    2. Utilization of renewable energy
    3. Centralized and Decentralized energy systems
    4. Polygeneration
    5. Components for polygeneration system
    6. Processes for polygeneration systems
    7. Methodologies for polygeneration systems
    8. Coal-based systems
    9. Biomass-based systems
    10. Solar-based systems
    11. Hybrid renewable systems
    12. Combined Cooling, Heat and Power systems
    13. 4th generation district, heating and cooling network
    14. Polygeneration systems in buildings
    15. Control strategies and system optimization

Product details

  • No. of pages: 452
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: September 22, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128206256
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128206263

About the Editors

Francesco Calise

Francesco Calise graduated cum laude in mechanical engineering from the University of Naples Federico II, Italy, in 2002, where he also obtained his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical and Thermal Engineering, and is now a Researcher and Associate Professor. He teaches several courses of energy management and applied thermodynamics for BsC, MS and PhD students. He has been invited lecturer for courses in the UK and Finland, has been involved in several research projects funded by EU and Italian Government and has served as chair and/or member of scientific committee in a number of international conferences. He is also reviewer and associate editor for several international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Laura Vanoli

Prof. Laura Vanoli, University of Naples Parthenope, Part of the LaTEC (Laboratory of Thermo-fluid dynamics, Energy, and HVAC systems) belonging to the Dipartimento di Ingegneria at the Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope". Professor Vanoli has international scientific experience in the fields of computational thermo-fluid dynamics, finite elements, heat and fluid flow through porous media, fuel cells, geothermal energy conversion, energy planning, polygeneration systems, renewable energy sources, thermoeconomic analysis of energy systems and biomedical engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Naples Parthenope, Centro Direzionale, Naples, Italy

Massimo Dentice D’Accadia

Massimo Dentice d'Accadia is a mechanical engineer and holds a Ph. D. degree in Applied Thermodynamics. Presently, he is Full Professor of Energetics and Applied Thermodynamics at the University of Naples Federico II. He is also member of the advisory board of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Energy Manager in the same university. His fields of interest include thermodynamic and thermoeconomic analysis of advanced energy systems, energy saving, and renewable energy sources. On these topics, Professor d’Accadia has published numerous scientific papers, mostly in International journals and proceedings of international conferences. Currently, he is coordinator of government-funded research programs such as SAHARA (Solar-Assisted Heating And Refrigeration Appliances) and RISE (Research and Innovation in the Energy Sector – section: Concentrated Solar Power). In addition, he is a reviewer for a number of international journals and for many scientific organizations, such as ASME (American Society of Mechanical Enegineers). He is evaluator/monitoring/reviewer expert for the European Commission (FP7 research and innovation programmes) and for Italian public institutions, such as the Ministry of the economic Development (MiSE), the Ministry of University and Research (MIUR), the Italian Energy Authority and the Tuscan Region.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Energetics and Applied Thermodynamics, University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Maria Vicidomini

Maria Vicidomini was born in 1988 and graduated cum laude in Environmental engineering at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy in 2013. From 2013 to 2014, she was a fellow researcher at the University of Naples Federico II. She obtained the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering in 2018. In 2019 she has been entitled as Researcher at the University of Naples Federico II. Her research activity has been mainly focused on the development of dynamic simulation models for the energy, exergy, economic and environmental analysis and impact of innovative systems for distributed polygeneration systems, supplied by renewable energy (geothermal, solar, wind energy) and natural gas. Building Integrated Solar Thermal Systems and internal combustion engines for the production of heat, cool and power. Solar heating and cooling systems. Solar desalination systems. Hybrid renewable system based on wind, solar and geothermal energy. Electrical storage. Electric vehicles. Her research activity is also developed in cooperation with several international institutions (Portugal, Iran, Turkey, Denmark, China, Croatia, Poland, Germany, Canada). She was a supervisor of several BsC, MS and PhD students at the University of Naples Federico II. She is a reviewer of about 15 international Journals. She was guest editor in special issues on International Journals. She is a member of the scientific committee of several international conferences and she is also involved in the organizing committee of the CEER 2020 Conferences. She was a conference chair and presenter in several sessions of International Conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Naples Federico II, Italy

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  • Eduardo G. Mon Oct 18 2021

    Polygeneration Systems

    Today, there is a significant increase in the implementation of polygeneration systems in various sectors to maximize the efficiency of the installations and minimize environmental pollution (thermal, chemical ...). This book presents the general concepts of polygeneration with a multidisciplinary approach; with different case studies, so it will be of great help for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, engineers, and researchers who wish to know the great potential of polygeneration systems have today.