Power Generation Technologies for Low-Temperature and Distributed Heat presents a systematic and detailed analysis of a wide range of power generation systems for low-temperature (lower than 700-800°C) and distributed heat recovery applications. Each technology presented is reviewed by a well-known specialist to provide the reader with an accurate, insightful and up-to-date understanding of the latest research and knowledge in the field. Technologies are introduced before the fundamental concepts and theoretical technical and economic aspects are discussed, as well as the practical performance expectations. Cutting-edge technical progress, key applications, markets, as well as emerging and future trends are also provided, presenting a multifaceted and complete view of the most suitable technologies.
A chapter on various options for thermal and electrical energy storage is also included with practical examples, making this a valuable resource for engineers, researchers, policymakers and engineering students in the fields of thermal energy, distributed power generation systems and renewable and clean energy technology systems.
- Presents detailed characteristics of power generation systems based on thermomechanical cycles, membrane technology, thermochemical, thermoelectric, photoelectric and electrochemical effects
- Includes practical examples of all technologies discussed
- Details advantages and disadvantages, allowing the reader to make informed decisions
Professor Christos Markides is Professor in Clean Energy Technologies and Head of the Clean Energy Process (CEP) Laboratory numbering approx. 40 staff and students. He also leads the Energy Research Theme at the Department of Chemical Engineering, and the cross-faculty Energy Efficiency Network at Imperial College London. His current research interests focus primarily on the application of fundamental principles of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer to innovative renewable energy technologies, and high-performance components, devices and systems for energy (heat, power, cooling) recovery, conversion, integration and storage, with an emphasis on the efficient and cost-effective utilisation of low-temperature (solar or waste) heat. He has written more than 300 scientific articles in these areas, including sole-author and review articles, that have been published in journals or presented at international conferences.