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Final Activity Report Summary - INEMAGLOW (Integrated Waste to Energy Management for Preventing Global Warming)

The project delivered has schemes, research and educational tools for economic and environmental evaluation of waste to energy conversion, integration or the other renewable sources of energy and application in the industry and city of the future. European industrial and domestic sectors stimulates introduction of more efficient and advanced waste to energy management systems to reduce emissions, improve energy efficiency and to effectively utilise waste energy sources.

It is an interdisciplinary project with several major parts:
Integrated Energy Management Framework in Waste to Energy
Life cycle analysis and supply chain analysis
The other and complementary Renewable Energy generation and management options
CO2 emissions reduction and mitigation exploiting IT tools
Integration of Renewable sources of Energy Into the Energy Supply Chain
Optimum maintenance and availability.

The project resulted in six PhD students, which is one more than planned. The first PhD student Laszlo Sikos successfully completed his studies, receiving the degree on 21 June 2010 with "Summa Cum Laude" results. All the deliverables have been delivered in time and qualitatively exceeded the plan in conference presentations and publications.

The project delivered 10 course modules:
Heat Integration and Global Warming
Energy to Waste
Integration of Renewable Sources of Energy
Cleaner Production, LCA
Exploiting IT tools for CO2 Reduction and Mitigation
Safety and Sustainability
Energy Systems
Cogeneration and Site Utility Systems
Design Project covering industrial case studies and workshops.

A large number of scientific results have been published as a result of the project. In summary, the publication activity involves 51 articles in referenced scientific journals, 15 books and chapters in books, as well as 70 conference presentations. The most important scientific engineering concepts developed include:
Regional Resource Management Curve (Lam et al., 2010)
The Environmental Performance Strategy Map (De Benedetto and Kleme, 2009)
Energy conversion networks involving Fuel Cell Combined Cycles (Varbanov and Friedler, 2008)
Integrated RAMS assessment (Sikos and Kleme, 2010a, 2010b)
Extended graphical targeting for resource conservation networks (Saw et al., 2010)

REFERENCES De Benedetto L., Kleme? J., 2009. The Environmental Performance Strategy Map: an Integrated LCA approach to support the Strategic Decision Making Process. Journal of Cleaner Production, 17, 10, 900-906. Lam H. L., Varbanov P, Kleme? J., 2010. Minimising Carbon Footprint of Regional Biomass Supply Chains. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 54(5), 303-309. Lam H.L., Varbanov P.S., Kleme?J.J., 2010. Regional renewable energy and resource planning. Applied Energy, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2010.05.019. Saw S.Y., Lee L., Lim M.H., Foo D.C.Y., Chew I.M.L., Tan, R.R., Kleme? J.J., 2010. An extended graphical targeting technique for direct reuse/recycle in concentration and property-based resource conservation networks. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, DOI: 10.1007/s10098-010-0305-5, 1-11. Sikos L., Kleme? J., 2010. Evaluation and assessment of reliability and availability software for securing an uninterrupted energy supply, Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 12(2), 137-146. Sikos L., Kleme?J., 2010. Reliability, availability and maintenance optimisation of heat exchanger networks. Applied Thermal Engineering, 30, 63-69. Varbanov P., Friedler F., 2008. P-graph Methodology for Cost-Effective Reduction of Carbon Emissions Involving Fuel Cell Combined Cycles. Applied Thermal Engineering, 28(16), 2020-2029.

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