Sustainable Energy from Salinity Gradients

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Andrea Cipollina, Giorgio Micale
Woodhead Publishing, Mar 1, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 362 pages

Salinity gradient energy, also known as blue energy and osmotic energy, is the energy obtainable from the difference in salt concentration between two feed solutions, typically sea water and river water. It is a large-scale renewable resource that can be harvested and converted to electricity. Efficient extraction of this energy is not straightforward, however. Sustainable Energy from Salinity Gradients provides a comprehensive review of resources, technologies and applications in this area of fast-growing interest.

Key technologies covered include pressure retarded osmosis, reverse electrodialysis and accumulator mixing. Environmental and economic aspects are also considered, together with the possible synergies between desalination and salinity gradient energy technologies.

Sustainable Energy from Salinity Gradients is an essential text for R&D professionals in the energy & water industry interested in salinity gradient power and researchers in academia from post-graduate level upwards.

For more than ten years the Editors have been sharing substantial research activities in the fields of renewable energy and desalination, successfully participating to a number of European Union research projects and contributing to the relevant scientific literature with more than 100 papers and 2 books on Desalination technologies and their coupling with Renewable Energy. They are intensely working in the field of Salinity Gradient Power, carrying out research with specific focus o.n open-loop and closed-loop reverse electrodialysis and pressure retarded osmosis.

  • Covers applications of pressure retarded osmosis, reverse electrodialysis, and capacitive mixing for salinity gradient power in one convenient volume
  • Presents the environmental aspects and economics of salinity gradient energy
  • Explores possible synergies between desalination and salinity gradient energy
 

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Contents

Pressure retarded osmosis Applications
55
Reverse electrodialysis
77
Reverse electrodialysis Applications
135
Capacitive mixing and mixing entropy battery
181
Salinity gradient engines
219
Special applications of reverse electrodialysis
257
Salinity gradient power and desalination
281
Environmental aspects and economics of salinity gradient power SGP processes
315
Index
337
Back Cover
344
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Andrea Cipollina is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo, a Member of the Italian Order of Chartered Engineers and a Member of the Italian Association of Chemical Engineering.

For more than ten years, Andrea Cipollina and Giorgio Micale have been sharing substantial research activities in the fields of renewable energy and desalination, successfully participating to a number of European Union research projects and contributing to the relevant scientific literature with more than 100 papers and 2 books on Desalination technologies and their coupling with Renewable Energy. They are intensely working in the field of Salinity Gradient Power, carrying out research with specific focus on open-loop and closed-loop reverse electrodialysis and pressure retarded osmosis.

Giorgio Micale is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Gestionale, Informatica, Meccanica, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Palermo, a Member of the Italian Order of Chartered Engineers and an Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK.

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