Designing composite wind turbine blades for disposal, recycling or reuse
Papadakis, N., Ramirez, C. and Reynolds, N. (2009) Designing composite wind turbine blades for disposal, recycling or reuse. In: Goodship, V., (ed.) Management, recycling and reuse of waste composites. Oxford, U.K.: Woodhead Publishing Ltd., pp. 443-457. ISBN 9781845694623Full text not available from this repository.
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In this chapter, we consider the emerging issue of end-of-life wind turbines. A background on wind energy is presented, with a brief overview of current installed capacity and future market trends, including estimations of production volumes. Materials selection, turbine design and existing manufacturing techniques are covered, along with a discussion of the current research being conducted into new materials and processes that will naturally affect end-of-life considerations. Additionally, a typical wind turbine life cycle is examined. The subject of end-of-life wind turbine blades is approached, both from a current industry perspective and also in the light of research into the challenges and opportunities offered by the inevitable large increase in numbers of end-of-life turbine blades. The following end-of-life scenarios are examined: disposal, reusing and also recycling.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Publisher:||Woodhead Publishing Ltd.|
|Place of Publication:||Oxford, U.K.|
|Book Title:||Management, recycling and reuse of waste composites|
|Date:||18 December 2009|
|Number of Pages:||624|
|Page Range:||pp. 443-457|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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