By S. Astals, M. Romero-Güiza, J. Mata-Alvarez (auth.), Germán Ferreira (eds.)

This publication provides 9 chapters according to primary and utilized examine of different energies. this present day, the problem is that expertise has to come back up with options which could offer environmentally pleasant power provide innovations which are in a position to disguise the present international strength call for. specialists around the globe are engaged on those matters for delivering new recommendations that might holiday the prevailing technological limitations. This booklet goals to handle key pillars within the substitute strength box, comparable to: biomass power, hydrogen strength, solar power, wind strength, hydroelectric energy, geothermal power and their environmental implications, with the main up-to-date development for every pillar. it's also the lifestyles cycle evaluate (LCA) and thermoeconomic research (TA) as instruments for comparing and optimising environmental and value topics. Chapters are prepared into primary examine, utilized study and destiny tendencies; and written for engineers, educational researches and scientists.

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Particularly, in Spain, research efforts for energy production based on dedicated energy crops have mainly been focused on the assessment of inputs and outputs of each chain step involved in the energy crop production processes, from fuel production to its transformation into energy [8]. Emphasis has been placed not only to identify the most suitable fuels adapted to local Mediterranean edaphoclimatic conditions but also to learn how to handle and use these materials for heating supply purposes.

Fine particle and gas emissions from the combustion of agricultural fuels fired in a 20 kW burner. Energy Fuels 22(3), 2033–2042 (2008) 27. : Study of a fixed-bed biomass combustor: influential parameters on ignition front propagation using parametric analysis. Energy Fuels 24(7), 3890–3897 (2010) Combustion Behavior of Novel Energy Crops in Domestic Boilers 45 28. : Combustion and co-combustion of biomass: fundamentals, technologies, and primary measures for emission reduction. Energy Fuels 17(6), 1510–1521 (2003) 29.

Díaz-Ramírez et al. Fig. 4 Bottom Ash accumulated on the grates after brassica combustion experiments the collected samples was assessed both through visual inspection and by a simple strength test. Unburnt content in solid combustion residues was determined as the difference between 100 % and the ash content obtained from a representative sample of the gathered bottom ash heated at 550 °C according to the standardized method CEN/TS 14775:2004 [21]. 4 Sampling of Residual Bottom Ash and Sintering Degree Assessment After each experiment, the solid combustion residues, which remained on the burner grates, and the ones scraped by the pusher into the ash pit were gathered.

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