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Up-to-Date Waste-to-Energy Approach

From Idea to Industrial Application


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Petr Stehlik
    Pages 1-12
  3. Petr Stehlik
    Pages 13-18
  4. Petr Stehlik
    Pages 37-43
  5. Petr Stehlik
    Pages 45-79
  6. Petr Stehlik
    Pages 81-92
  7. Petr Stehlik
    Pages 93-94
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 95-101

About this book


Putting forward an up-to-date Waste-to-Energy approach which combines experience, sophisticated modelling and technical-economic analysis, this book examines the current need for the maximum utilization of energy from wastes and the associated environmental impacts. With waste incinerators and industrial plants producing large amounts of pollutants, municipalities and also smaller decentralized operations are beginning to focus on waste research. The principal advantage of utilizing research results is the ability to apply a complex approach “from idea to industrial implementation” with respect to the needs of the market established via thorough market analysis. This book builds upon this locus with an original approach based on considering geographical aspects, the specifics of regions/micro-regions, and technological units and/or equipment. Key areas discussed and analyzed areas within the text include: strategic planning of locations of energy sources according to the nature of the respective region or micro-region, types and amounts of wastes, logistics, etc. using own original mathematical models; consideration of on-site processing of various types of waste and taking into account the character of the region (agricultural, industrial etc.); tailor-made technologies for energy recovery from various types of wastes, implementation of own technologies with original elements, and support for environmental protection based on advanced flue gas (i.e. off-gas in the case of incineration) cleaning methods.


Conceptual and Complex Approach Energy Recovery Regional Approach Waste Treatment Waste to Energy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

About the authors

Professor Petr Stehlik, is director of the Institute of Process and Environmental Engineering at Brno University of Technology in the Czech Republic. He also currently holds the position of Vice President of the Czech Society of Chemical Engineers and gained many years of experience in engineering practice prior to joining the university. At present he is also a director of research and development of a certified engineering and contracting company with activities involving waste to energy technologies.
Some of Professor Stehlik’s current responsibilities include: Executive Editor of Heat Transfer Engineering and Guest Editor of other international journals, Coordinator/Contractor of national and international research projects, Author/Co-author of numerous papers, and plenary/keynote speaker at various international conferences. He is a co-founder and President/Vice-President of PRES conference – Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction. His research and development activities are aimed specifically at waste to energy systems, applied heat transfer, process integration in special cases, energy saving and environmental protection. He has also founded a research and development NETME Centre (New Technologies for Mechanical Engineering) and Waste-to-Energy Competence Centre. Owing to his achievements he has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Up-to-Date Waste-to-Energy Approach
  • Book Subtitle From Idea to Industrial Application
  • Authors Petr Stehlik
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-15466-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-15467-1
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 101
  • Number of Illustrations 60 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Waste Management/Waste Technology
    Environmental Economics
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