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Sustainable Energy from Salinity Gradients (Hardcover)
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Sustainable Energy from Salinity Gradients presents the latest information on salinity energy, also known as blue energy and osmotic power, and defined as the energy stored as the difference in salt concentration between two feed solutions, conventionally sea water and river water.
It is a large-scale renewable resource that can be harvested and converted to electricity, although efficient extraction of this energy is not straightforward. This book provides a comprehensive review of the resources, technologies, and applications in this fast-growing area. Key technologies covered include pressure retarded osmosis, reverse electrodialysis, and capacitive mixing. In addition, its environmental and economic aspects are also considered, together with the possible synergies between desalination and salinity gradient energy.
Sustainable Energy from Salinity Gradients is an essential text for professionals in the energy industry who are interested in salinity gradient power, and for researchers in academia who are interested in salinity gradient power from post-graduate level upwards.
- Covers applications of pressure retarded osmosis, reverse electrodialysis, and capacitive mixing for salinity gradient power in one convenient volume
- Presents the environmental aspects and economics of salinity gradient energy
- Explores possible synergies between desalination and salinity gradient energy