Alternative Energy Sources and Technologies

Process Design and Operation

  • Mariano Martín

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alternative Energy Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leandro Real, Esperanza Sierra, Alberto Almena
      Pages 17-30
  3. Infrastructure Design for Various Energy Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Vijay Gupta, Ignacio E. Grossmann
      Pages 33-87
  4. Processing of Alternatives Raw Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Alexander W. Dowling, John P. Eason, Jinliang Ma, David C. Miller, Lorenz T. Biegler
      Pages 119-158
    3. Jason Ganley, Jie Zhang, Bri-Mathias Hodge
      Pages 159-180
    4. Lidia Martín, Borja Hernández, Mariano Martín
      Pages 181-206
    5. Mariano Martín, Ignacio E. Grossmann
      Pages 207-233
    6. Miguel Ángel Delgado, Fabrice Del Corso
      Pages 235-265
    7. Ramón González-Bravo, Fabricio Nápoles-Rivera, José María Ponce-Ortega
      Pages 267-293
  5. Operations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Jian Gong, Fengqi You
      Pages 363-381
    3. Iiro Harjunkoski, Hubert Hadera
      Pages 415-438
    4. María Cristina Rodríguez-Rivero
      Pages 439-462
  6. Energy Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. María Augusta Páez, Fernando D. Mele, Gonzalo Guillén-Gosálbez
      Pages 465-492

About this book


Presenting a comprehensive analysis of the use of alternative sources of energy and technologies to produce fuels and power, this book describes the energy value chain from harvesting the raw material, (i.e solar, wind, biomass or shale gas) followed by analysis of the processing steps into power, fuels and/or chemicals and finally the distribution of the products.

Featuring an examination of the techno-economic processes and integration opportunities which can add value to by-products or promote the use of different sources of energy within the same facility, this book looks at the tools that can make this integration possible as well as utilising a real world case study. The case study of the operation of “El hierro” island is used as an example of the current effort towards more efficient use of the resources available. 

Tackling head on the open challenges of the supply, the variability of the source and its prediction, the description of novel processes that are being developed and evaluated for their transformation as well as how we can distribute them to the consumer and how we can integrate the new chemicals, fuels and power within the current system and infrastructure, the book takes a process based perspective with such an approach able to help us in the use and integration of these sources of energy and novel technologies.


Energy Integration Energy Process Design Energy Value Chain Fuels Renewable Energy Resources

Editors and affiliations

  • Mariano Martín
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SalamancaDepartment of chemical EngineeringSalamancaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-28750-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-28752-2
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