Sustainable Energy from Salinity Gradients by Andrea Cipollina, Giorgio Micale

By Andrea Cipollina, Giorgio Micale

Salinity gradient strength, sometimes called blue power and osmotic power, is the strength accessible from the variation in salt focus among feed suggestions, in general sea water and river water. it's a large-scale renewable source that may be harvested and switched over to electrical energy. effective extraction of this strength isn't really ordinary, in spite of the fact that. Sustainable power from Salinity Gradients presents a finished assessment of assets, applied sciences and purposes during this zone of fast-growing interest.

Key applied sciences lined comprise strain retarded osmosis, opposite electrodialysis and accumulator blending. Environmental and financial facets also are thought of, including the prospective synergies among desalination and salinity gradient power technologies.

Sustainable strength from Salinity Gradients is a vital textual content for R&D pros within the strength & water drawn to salinity gradient energy and researchers in academia from post-graduate point upwards.

For greater than ten years the Editors were sharing massive examine actions within the fields of renewable strength and desalination, effectively partaking to a couple of eu Union study initiatives and contributing to the appropriate medical literature with greater than a hundred papers and a pair of books on Desalination applied sciences and their coupling with Renewable power. they're intensely operating within the box of Salinity Gradient energy, conducting examine with particular concentration o.n open-loop and closed-loop opposite electrodialysis and strain retarded osmosis.

  • Covers purposes of strain retarded osmosis, opposite electrodialysis, and capacitive blending for salinity gradient strength in a single handy volume
  • Presents the environmental elements and economics of salinity gradient energy
  • Explores attainable synergies among desalination and salinity gradient energy

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By Andrea Cipollina, Giorgio Micale

Salinity gradient strength, sometimes called blue power and osmotic power, is the strength accessible from the variation in salt focus among feed suggestions, in general sea water and river water. it's a large-scale renewable source that may be harvested and switched over to electrical energy. effective extraction of this strength isn't really ordinary, in spite of the fact that. Sustainable power from Salinity Gradients presents a finished assessment of assets, applied sciences and purposes during this zone of fast-growing interest.

Key applied sciences lined comprise strain retarded osmosis, opposite electrodialysis and accumulator blending. Environmental and financial facets also are thought of, including the prospective synergies among desalination and salinity gradient power technologies.

Sustainable strength from Salinity Gradients is a vital textual content for R&D pros within the strength & water drawn to salinity gradient energy and researchers in academia from post-graduate point upwards.

For greater than ten years the Editors were sharing massive examine actions within the fields of renewable strength and desalination, effectively partaking to a couple of eu Union study initiatives and contributing to the appropriate medical literature with greater than a hundred papers and a pair of books on Desalination applied sciences and their coupling with Renewable power. they're intensely operating within the box of Salinity Gradient energy, conducting examine with particular concentration o.n open-loop and closed-loop opposite electrodialysis and strain retarded osmosis.

  • Covers purposes of strain retarded osmosis, opposite electrodialysis, and capacitive blending for salinity gradient strength in a single handy volume
  • Presents the environmental elements and economics of salinity gradient energy
  • Explores attainable synergies among desalination and salinity gradient energy

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Pressure retarded osmosis: Fundamentals 25 of solutes and osmolality in the draw solution. Moreover, the leaked salts are concentrated on the inner surface of the dense layer due to ICP, leading to a further decrease in the effective driving force. Another deviation from the ideal scenario is the external concentration polarization (ECP). This phenomenon occurs in the boundary layer of solutions very close to the membrane surface and is related also to the formation of a solute concentration gradient (for instance, ECP is enhanced by low mass transfer coefficients and high fluxes through the membrane) reducing the net driving force of the process.

4 Concentration profiles in (left) active layer facing draw solution (AL-DS) and (right) active layer facing feed solution (AL-FS) orientated membranes. Pressure retarded osmosis: Fundamentals 25 of solutes and osmolality in the draw solution. Moreover, the leaked salts are concentrated on the inner surface of the dense layer due to ICP, leading to a further decrease in the effective driving force. Another deviation from the ideal scenario is the external concentration polarization (ECP). This phenomenon occurs in the boundary layer of solutions very close to the membrane surface and is related also to the formation of a solute concentration gradient (for instance, ECP is enhanced by low mass transfer coefficients and high fluxes through the membrane) reducing the net driving force of the process.

2B. The permeate water brings additional volume or volumetric flow to the pressurized draw solution side, which can then be used to generate power. Forward osmosis Pressure retarded osmosis Osmotic equilibrium ΔP ΔP Reverse osmosis ΔP (A) Δp > 0, ΔP = 0 (B) 0 < ΔP < Δp (C) ΔP = Δp High Low High Low High Low High Low Δp (D) ΔP > Δp Fig. 2 Schematic representation of forward osmosis, pressure retarded osmosis and reverse osmosis processes. 22 Sustainable Energy from Salinity Gradients In both FO and PRO processes, due to water moving across the membrane, the high concentration solution is continuously diluted.

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