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Biogas Systems in China


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Bin Chen, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi
    Pages 1-15
  3. Bin Chen, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi
    Pages 17-36
  4. Bin Chen, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi
    Pages 37-47
  5. Bin Chen, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi
    Pages 49-63
  6. Bin Chen, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi
    Pages 65-73
  7. Bin Chen, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi
    Pages 75-83
  8. Bin Chen, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi
    Pages 85-136
  9. Bin Chen, Tasawar Hayat, Ahmed Alsaedi
    Pages 137-151

About this book


This book derives an explicit analytical pattern (or framework) that permits the examination and optimization of biogas production systems. It provides a concise overview of the current status of biogas and biogas coupled agricultural systems in China, and introduces evaluation methods for energy efficiency, environmental emissions, economic performance and sustainability assessment approaches. Based on empirical studies, it also explores future options for the system development by focusing on emissions mitigation, biogas energy efficiency and system sustainability. Systematic methods of life cycle assessment and thermodynamic analysis may provide new angles for biogas system evaluation. The system discussed is not only a biogas producer, but also a biogas-linked ecological agricultural system, which has the potential to broaden the applicable scopes of renewable energy and eco-agricultural management. The comprehensive, in-depth knowledge and experience presented provide new analytical approaches for researchers in relevant fields and shed light on the construction and operation of emerging anaerobic digestion and biogas industries. This book is a valuable resource for researchers focusing on biogas system modeling, project managers and policymakers.


Biogas System Economic Analysis Emergy Analysis Energy Efficiency Environmental Performance Life Cycle Assessment Sustainability Thermodynamic Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of EnvironmentBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsQuaid-i-Azam UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceKing Abdulaziz UniversityJeddahSaudi Arabia

About the authors

Bin Chen is professor of ecological modelling in the School of Environment at Beijing Normal University. He is also a standing council member of China Energy Research Society. He obtained B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Zhejiang University, and Ph.D. degree in environmental science from Peking University. Dr. Chen has published over 180 peer-reviewed papers in prestigious international journals such as Environmental Science & Technology, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, Renewable Energy, Energy, Applied Energy, Energy Policy, Bioresource Technology, Ecological Economics, Ecological Indicators, Environmental Pollution and Ecological Modeling. Eight of his papers have been indexed in Elsevier/ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles. He is also serving as associate editor of Frontiers of Earth Science, and an editorial board member of Applied Energy, Ecological Modelling, Journal of Environmental Management, Journal of Hydrodynamics and Ecological Informatics, etc. He was also among the organizers and keynote speakers for various international conferences.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biogas Systems in China
  • Authors Bin Chen
    Tasawar Hayat
    Ahmed Alsaedi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-55496-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-57236-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-55498-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 151
  • Number of Illustrations 36 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Environmental Management
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