Waste-to-Energy: Advanced Cycles and New Design Concepts for Efficient Power Plants by Lisa BranchiniWaste-to-Energy: Advanced Cycles and New Design Concepts for Efficient Power Plants by Lisa Branchini

Waste-to-Energy: Advanced Cycles and New Design Concepts for Efficient Power Plants

byLisa Branchini

Hardcover | June 12, 2015

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This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art technologies for energy conversion from waste, as well as a much-needed guide to new and advanced strategies to increase Waste-to-Energy (WTE) plant efficiency. Beginning with an overview of municipal solid waste production and disposal, basic concepts related to Waste-To-Energy conversion processes are described, highlighting the most relevant aspects impacting the thermodynamic efficiency of WTE power plants. The pervasive influences of main steam cycle parameters and plant configurations on WTE efficiency are detailed and quantified. Advanced hybrid technology applications, particularly the Hybrid Combined Cycle concept, are examined in detail, including an illuminating compare-and-contrast study of two basic types of hybrid dual-fuel combined cycle arrangements: steam/water side integrated HCC and windbox repowering.
Dr. Lisa Branchini is an Industrial Energy Systems R&D specialist in electricity and heat generation. Her research focus are innovative technologies for biomass & bioenergy systems, and their integration into the grid to improve the overall system efficiency.
Title:Waste-to-Energy: Advanced Cycles and New Design Concepts for Efficient Power PlantsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:143 pagesPublished:June 12, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319136070

ISBN - 13:9783319136073

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Table of Contents

Overview of waste production and disposal.- Overview of waste policy framework directives.- Overview of Waste-To-Energy.- Basics of a WTE power plant.- Energy input and output to WTE power plant.- External factors affecting energy efficiency.- Practical applications examples in Italian WTE power plants.- The steam cycle in a WTE power plant.- Steam/water cycle improvements: effects on efficiency and power output.- WTE-GT integrated power plants.- The Hybrid Combined Cycle concept.- WTE-GT steam/water side integration.- WTE-GT windbox integration.- MSW-fired bottoming cycles.- Existing WTE-GT integrated power plant.- WTE-GT steam/water side integration: thermodynamic analysis on one and two pressure level.- Thermodynamic analysis on steam production.- WTE-GT proposed layouts for a one pressure level HRSG.- WTE-GT windbox integration: thermodynamic analysis.- Hot windbox applications in WTE-GT integrated plants.- Cold windbox applications in WTE-GT integrated plants.- WTE-GT performance indices for WTE-GT integrated plants.