Advances in Thermal Conversion: Integrating and Intensifying Waste/Biomass-to-Energy Processes

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Energy Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 July 2024) | Viewed by 223

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Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham G72RD, UK
Interests: porous materials; metal oxide composites; oxygen carriers; chemical looping technologies; phase transitions; heterogeneous catalysis; zeolites; silicates; biomass processing technologies
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Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ankara University, Ankara 06100, Turkey
Interests: biomass conversion and recycling; surface modification; porous materials; energy storage; composite materials; environmental sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focuses on the innovative and emerging field of waste/biomass-to-energy processes, with a particular emphasis on process integration and intensification through thermal conversion methods. This Issue will explore the latest advancements in thermal technologies such as torrefaction, pyrolysis, gasification, and combustion, as well as their role in efficiently converting waste and biomass into energy, including carbon capture and storage (BECCS). The Issue will delve into the optimisation of these processes, addressing challenges related to efficiency, scalability, and environmental impact. It will also highlight the integration of these processes into existing industrial frameworks, examining how they can contribute to sustainable energy production and waste management.

Contributions are invited from research into technological developments, process design and optimisation, life cycle analysis, economic feasibility, and environmental sustainability in the field of waste/biomass-to-energy processes.

Dr. Fatih Gulec
Dr. Yavuz Gokce
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • thermal conversion technologies
  • waste-to-energy processes
  • biomass energy conversion
  • process integration
  • process intensification
  • pyrolysis
  • gasification
  • combustion technologies
  • sustainable energy production
  • environmental impact assessment
  • industrial waste management
  • life cycle analysis
  • techno-economic feasibility
  • energy efficiency
  • scalability of conversion processes
  • bioenergy with carbon capture storage

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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