Book
xi, 264 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface * Part I: Methodology of Studies and External Conditions of Energy Development in the 21st Century. 1. World Energy: State of the Art and Trends in Development. 2. Methodology of Studies * 3. Energy Demand. 4. Energy Resources. 5. Technologies of Energy Conversion and Final Consumption * Part II: Study on Problems and Tendencies of Energy Development in the 21st Century. 6. Global Scenarios of External Conditions for Energy Development. 7. Changes in the World Energy Structure. 8. Tendencies in Energy Development of World Regions and in Interregional Ties. 9. Analysis of Conditions and Requirements of Sustainable Development. 10. Directions and Priorities of Technological Progress in Energy * Conclusion * References * Acronyms * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402009150 20160528
This book presents the results of a study of long-term perspectives for energy development of the world and its main regions, performed at the Siberian Energy Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Energy Systems Institute since 1998). The methodological approach, the 10-regional Global Energy Model (GEM-10R) of the world energy system, energy demand forecasts, data on energy resources and energy technologies, and results of calculations based on mathematical models are described. Particular attention is given to determination of energy requirements and peculiarities of its technological structure that are caused by mankind's necessary transition to sustainable development. Economic and ecological consequences of constraints on greenhouse gas emissions and scales of nuclear energy production, as well as assistance of developed countries to developing ones are investigated. Problems of cheap oil, gas and uranium resources depletion, fuel price growth, synthetic fuel production and new energy technology implementation are analysed. The book is intended for specialists in energy and economics, as well as students and postgraduate students of technical high schools and universities. ac.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402009150 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xxxiv, 504 p.
  • Acknowledgements xiii Preface xv Introduction xvii 1 A True Sustainability Criterion and Its Implications 1 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Importance of a Sustainability Criterion 3 1.3 Criterion: The Switch that Determines Direction at a Bifurcation Point 8 1.3.1 Some Applications of the Criterion 11 1.4 Current Practices in Petroleum Engineering 16 1.5 Development of a Sustainable Model 24 1.6 Violation of Characteristic Time 26 1.7 Analogies with Physical Phenomena 31 1.8 Intangible Cause to Tangible Consequence 32 1.9 Removable Discontinuities: Phases and Renewability of Materials 34 1.10 Rebalancing Mass and Energy 35 1.11 Holes in the Current Energy Model 37 1.12 Tools Needed for Sustainable Petroleum Operations 40 1.13 Conditions of Sustainability 43 1.14 Sustainability Indicators 44 1.15 Assessing the Overall Performance of a Process 46 2 "Alternative" and Conventional Energy Sources: Trail-Mix, Tom Mix or Global Mixup? 59 2.1 Introduction 63 2.2 Global 68 2.3 Solar Energy 74 2.4 Hydroelectric Power 78 2.5 Ocean Thermal, Wave and Tidal Energy 79 2.6 Windi Energy 80 2.7 Bioenergy 82 2.8 Fuelwood 82 2.9 Bioethanol 83 2.10 Biodiesel 86 2.11 Nuclear Power 88 2.12 Geothermal Energy 91 2.13 Hydrogen Energy 92 2.14 Global [ Efficiency 94 2.15 Solar Energy 95 2.16 "Global Warming" 113 2.17 Impact of Energy Technology and Policy 117 2.18 Energy Demand in Emerging Economies 119 2.19 Conventional Global Energy Model 120 2.20 Renewable vs Non-renewable: Is There a Boundary? 121 2.21 Knowledge-Enriched Global Energy Model 126 2.22 Conclusions 128 3 Electricity and Sustainability 131 3.1 Electrical Power as the World's Premier Non-Primary Energy Source 131 3.2 Consequences of the Ubiquity of Electric Power Services 143 3.3 The Last Twenty Years of "Electrical Services Reform" in the United States 150 4 The Zero-Waste Concept and Its Applications 169 Part A. Petroleum Engineering Applications 169 4.1 Introduction 170 4.2 Petroleum Refining 172 4.3 Zero-Waste Impacts on Product Life Cycle (Transportation, Use, and End-of-Life) 193 4.4 No-Flaring Technique 194 Part B. Other Applications of the 'Zero-Waste' Principle 205 4.5 Zero-Waste Living and the Anaerobic Biodigester 205 4.6 Solar Aquatic Process Purifies Waste (including Desal-inated) Water 209 4.7 Last Word 212 5 Natural Gas 293 5.1 Introduction 293 5.2 Divergence of Energy Commodity Pricing From Laws of Supply and Demand 303 5.3 Sustainability and the Increasing Fascination with Natural Gas 307 5.4 Natural Gas Pricing, Markets, Risk Management, and Supply 311 5.5 Natural Gas in Eurasia 328 5.6 Nature As The New Model 333 6 OPEC -- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries 359 6.1 Birthmarks -- The First Twenty Years 359 6.2 OPEC's Hard Choices in the Era of the Bush Doctrine 367 6.3 Monopoly, Cartel, Rentier -- or Instrumentality for Economic Independence? 380 6.4 Postscript (Friday 21 October 2011) 400 7 Concluding Remarks 405 Appendix 409 Al Taking Economics Backward As Science 416 A2 Developing a Theory of Marginal Information Utility Based on "The Alternative Approach of Beginning with Highly Simplified, Quite Concrete Models" 418 A3 Imperfections of Information, or Oligopoly and Monopoly? 426 A4 Afterword 435 Bibliography 443 Introductory Note 443 I. Bibliography 445 II. Websites 494 Index 497.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118568859 20160610
"True sustainability" is the line of engineering research and practice that is giving rise to a series of Scrivener textbooks, such as Khan & Islam's best-selling The Greening of Petroleum Operations . Making explicit reference to his own recently-published book in this series, Sustainable Energy Pricing, as the companion volume of this book, the author applies the principles of true economic sustainability developed there to re-examine actual engineering practices in fossil fuel and as well as alternative-energy (such as wind and tidal power) exploration and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118568859 20160610
Book
xxx, 354 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
  • Contributors.Foreword.Series Preface.Preface.List of Abbreviations.Part I: Renewables as a Resource and Sustainability Performance Indicators.1 The Contribution of Renewables to Society (Goran Berndes).2 The Potential of Renewables as a Feedstock for Chemistry and Energy (Wilfried G. J. H. M. van Sark, Martin K. Patel, Andre P. C. Faaij and Monique M. Hoogwijk).3 Sustainability Performance Indicators (Alexei Lapkin).Part II: Relevant Assessment Tools.4 Life Cycle Inventory Analysis Applied to Renewable Resources (Niels Jungbluth and Rolf Frischknecht).5 Net Energy Balancing and Fuel-Cycle Analysis (Hosein Shapouri, Michael Wang and James A. Duffield).6 Life Cycle Assessment as an Environmental Sustainability Tool (Adisa Azapagic).7 Exergy (Jo Dewulf and Herman Van Langenhove).8 Material Flow Analysis and the Use of Renewables from a Systems Perspective (Stefan Bringezu).9 Ecological Footprints and Biocapacity: Essential Elements in Sustainability Assessment (William E. Rees).10 The Sustainable Process Index (SPI) (Michael Narodoslawsky and Anneliese Niederl).Part III:Case Studies.11 Assessment of Sustainable Land Use in Producing Biomass (Helmut Haberl and Karl-Heinz Erb).12 Assessment of the Forest Products Industries (Klaus Richter, Frank Werner and Hans-Jorg Althaus).13 Assessment of the Energy Production Industry: Modern Options for Producing Secondary Energy Carriers from Biomass (Andre Faaij).14 Assessment of Biofuels (James A. Duffield, Hosein Shapouri and Michael Wang).15 Assessment of Organic Waste Treatment (Jan-Olov Sundqvist).16 Oleochemical and Petrochemical Surfactants: An Overall Assessment (Erwan Saouter, Gert Van Hoof, Mark Stalmans and Alan Brunskill).17 Assessment of Bio-Based Packaging Materials (Andreas Detzel, Martina Kruger and Axel Ostermayer).18 Assessment of Biotechnology-Based Chemicals (Peter Saling and Andreas Kicherer).19 Assessment of Bio-Based Pharmaceuticals: The Cephalexin Case (Alle Bruggink and Peter Nossin).Part IV:Conclusions.20 Conclusions (Jo Dewulf and Herman Van Langenhove).Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470022412 20160528
Sustainability is a key driving force for industries in the chemical, food, packaging, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors, and quantitative sustainability indicators are being incorporated into company reports. This is driving the uptake of renewable resources and the adoption of renewables. Renewables' can either be the substituted raw materials that are used in a given industry, (e.g. the use of biomass for fuel); the use and/or modification of a crop for use in a new industry (e.g. plant cellulose), or the reuse of a waste product (e.g. organic waste for energy production). This is the first book in the "Wiley Renewable Resources" series that brings together the range of sustainability assessment methods and their uses. Ensuing books in the series will look at individual renewable materials and applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470022412 20160528
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
31 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (99 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Book
ii, 86 p. : ill.
Book
vii, 197 p.
  • The Context.- Wind Energy.- Solar Thermal Electricity.-Photovoltaic Solar Electricity.- Liquid and Gaseous Fuels Derived from Biomass.- The "Hydrogen Economy".- Storing Electricity.- Conclusions on the Potential and the Limits.- Why Nuclear Energy is Not the Answer.- The Wider Context: Our Sustainability and Justice Predicament.- The Simpler Way.- References.- Terms and Units.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402055485 20160528
It is widely assumed that our consumer society can move from using fossil fuels to using renewable energy sources while maintaining the high levels of energy use to which we have become accustomed. This book details the reasons why this almost unquestioned assumption is seriously mistaken. Chapters on wind, photovoltaic and solar thermal sources argue that these are not able to meet present electricity demands, let alone future demands. Even more impossible will be meeting the demand for liquid fuel. The planet's capacity to produce biomass is far below what would be required. Chapter 6 explains why it is not likely that there will ever be a hydrogen economy, in view of the difficulties in generating sufficient hydrogen and especially considering the losses and inefficiencies in distributing it. Chapter 9 explains why nuclear energy is not the answer. The discussion is then extended beyond energy to deal with the ways in which our consumer society is grossly unsustainable and unjust. Its fundamental twin commitments to affluent living standards and economic growth have inevitably generated a range of alarming and accelerating global problems. These can only be solved by a transition to the simpler way, a society based more on simpler, self-sufficient and cooperative ways, within a zero-growth economy. The role renewable energy might play in enabling such a society is outlined.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402055485 20160528
Book
85 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
The World Energy Assessment report released in 2000 (ISBN 9211261260) considered energy policy options and challenges in the context of sustainable development objectives, and analysed trends based on data analysis available in 1998. This publication updates this analysis, taking into account developments and information available through to early 2003. Topics covered include: the discussions at the World Summit for Sustainable Development, held in Johannesburg in 2002; energy linkages to major global issues such as access to affordable energy services, poverty alleviation, economic development, greenhouse gas emissions, fuel supply and security; energy resources and technological options; using energy scenarios to gauge whether sustainable futures are possible; and identification of key energy policies and strategies to achieve sustainable economic growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789211261677 20160527
Green Library
Book
236 p. : ill.
  • Contents: N. Amaro: Renewable Energies in the Light of Development Experiences in Fifty Years, 1960-2010 - N. Amaro/F. Buch/J.B. Salgueirinho Osorio de Andrade Guerra: E-Learning: Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy in Latin America: a Multinational Training Pilot Module at Postgraduate Level - A. Pueyo, M. Mendiluce/D. Morales/R. Garcia: The Challenge of Attracting High-Quality Technology Transfers to Non-BRIC Countries: Chile and its Emerging Wind Energy Industry - V. Schulte/D. Surroop/R. Mohee/P. Khadoo/W. Leal Filho/J. Gottwald: Fostering Renewable Energies in Small Developing Island States Through Knowledge and Technology Transfer: Findings from a Labour Market Survey Undertaken in Mauritius under the DIREKT Project - R. O'Ryan/M. Diaz/J. Clerc: Defining a Mitigation Strategy in a Developing Country Context: The Case of Chile - N. Garrido/M. Alvarez/G. Jimenez-Estevez: A Methodological Proposal for Community Participation in the Development of Microgrid Projects - N.J. de Castro/G.A. Dantas/A.L.S. Leite: Wind Power Scenario for Brazil - J.K. Staniskis/I. Kliopova/V. Petraskiene: Energy Recovery from Biodegradable Waste in the Grain Processing Industry - J. Guerrero-Perez/F. Espin/J. Martinez/A. Molina-Garcia/E. Gomez Lazaro: A Study of Voltage Dips and Disturbances in Spanish Photovoltaic Power Plants - Nasir J. Sheikh/Tugrul U. Daim: Renewable Energy Policies that Impact Climate Change - The Case for Photovoltaic Solar Technology - L. Munoz del Campo: Obstacles for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Chile - A Case Study from Hospitals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783653014716 20160612
This book documents and disseminates a number of educational and technological approaches to renewable energy, with a special emphasis on European and Latin American experiences, but also presenting experiences from other parts of the world. It was prepared as part of the project JELARE (Joint European-Latin American Universities Renewable Energy Project), undertaken as part of the ALFA III Programme of the European Commission involving countries in Latin America (e.g. Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala) as well as in Europe (Germany and Latvia). Thanks to its approach and structure, this book will prove useful to all those dedicated to the development of the renewable energy sector, especially those concerned with the problems posed by lack of expertise and lack of training in this field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783653014716 20160612
Book
438 p. : ill. maps ; 24 cm.
  • Section 1: Energy resources Transport demand management and energy consumption in urban areas-- Management of electricity generation using the Taguchi approach-- Micro cogeneration with a price-variable heat storage switch-- Clean energy saving: applied research into Etna's water supply systems in Catania, Italy-- The UK Energy Research Centre Meeting Place: a transferable model for international energy research collaboration and networking?-- Relationship between electric demand and CDD and the forecast of daily peak electric load in Beijing-- An optimization of effective energy management as a tool to facilitate managers Section 2: Energy efficiency Elastic heat exchanger in Stirling cycle machines-- Advantages of foam flow usage for heat transfer process-- Identifying and capturing energy savings in an integral motor-drive system-- Synergy between exergy and regional planning-- Efficiency improvement of the hot blast generating system by waste heat recovery-- Applying the Path Analysis Method to determine the significance of input parameters on the output of Derbendikhan power station Section 3: Energy and life cycle analysis Life cycle impact assessment of the DRAM chip industry in Taiwan-- Energy-using products as embodying heterogeneous requirements-- Life-cycle energy analysis of wind turbines - an assessment of the effect of size on energy yield-- The use of the life cycle assessment (LCA) conception for Mittal Steel Poland SA energy generation - Krakow plant case study Section 4: Energy and the environment High temperature stability of n-decanethiol by adsorption on nickel powders used as reforming catalysts in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)-- Comparing renewable energies: estimating area requirement for biodiesel and photovoltaic solar energy-- Comparison of energy performance between passenger cars and motorcycles in Taiwan by decomposition analysis-- Barriers to energy crops in Poland - from the farmers' perspective-- The energy industry and environmental challenges-- Decoupling effects among energy use, economic growth and CO2 emission from the transportation sector-- Existing power generation and network facilities improvement against seismic damage-- Estonian oil shale power plants' ash handling problems Section 5: Energy and built environment Energy saving analysis of double roofs incorporating a radiant barrier system-- Waste equals energy: decentralised anaerobic waste treatment and local reuse of return flows-- Towards large-scale implementation of cogeneration for a more sustainable energy supply of households in The Netherlands-- Building skin and energy efficiency in a hot climate with particular reference to Dubai, UAE-- Embodied transport energy analysis of imported wood pellets Section 6: Renewable energy technologies Ground temperature gradients surrounding horizontal heat pump collectors in a maritime climate region-- Motivating student interest in sustainable engineering and alternative energy research through problem based learning Section 7: Computer modelling Study on optimal operational planning of an advanced co-generation system on a hotel's energy demand-- The role of numerical modelling in development of new refrigeration systems and equipment Section 8: Nuclear fuels Innovative oxide fuels doped with minor actinides for use in fast reactors-- Some aspects of simplified modeling of tokamak plasmas in a computational electromagnetic environment Section 9: Hydrocarbon exploration and recovery A physical basis for Hubbert's decline from the midpoint empirical model of oil production-- Correlation development for the viscosity reducing effect of solvent in an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) process Section 10: Energy markets and policy Using the Triptych model for future burden sharing - a case study for Flanders-- A GIS-based decision support system for facilitating the investment on exploiting local wind energy sources-- The European gas market: the effects of liberalization on retail prices-- Power plants on the liberalized Croatian electricity market and environmental protection.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845640828 20160528
Sustainable energy production is one of the key issues of modern society and requires new ideas to advance the technologies and strategies currently in use. The main fields, which are the focus of many research efforts, are: renewable energy sources, energy storage, energy transportation, energy efficiency, energy and sustainability. These topics and more were the focal point of the first International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, which took place in the New Forest in the UK.This Volume of the Transactions of Wessex Institute contains the edited proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy and Sustainability. The conference offered an opportunity for professionals from the energy sector and industrial sector as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations and other interested parties to be involved in discussions on key issues and challenges in energy and sustainability, and to exchange experiences and views on the current technologies and strategies applied in different parts of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845640828 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
vii, 197 p. ; 25 cm.
  • The Context.- Wind Energy.- Solar Thermal Electricity.-Photovoltaic Solar Electricity.- Liquid and Gaseous Fuels Derived from Biomass.- The "Hydrogen Economy".- Storing Electricity.- Conclusions on the Potential and the Limits.- Why Nuclear Energy is Not the Answer.- The Wider Context: Our Sustainability and Justice Predicament.- The Simpler Way.- References.- Terms and Units.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402055485 20160528
It is widely assumed that our consumer society can move from using fossil fuels to using renewable energy sources while maintaining the high levels of energy use to which we have become accustomed. This book details the reasons why this almost unquestioned assumption is seriously mistaken. Chapters on wind, photovoltaic and solar thermal sources argue that these are not able to meet present electricity demands, let alone future demands. Even more impossible will be meeting the demand for liquid fuel. The planet's capacity to produce biomass is far below what would be required. Chapter 6 explains why it is not likely that there will ever be a hydrogen economy, in view of the difficulties in generating sufficient hydrogen and especially considering the losses and inefficiencies in distributing it. Chapter 9 explains why nuclear energy is not the answer. The discussion is then extended beyond energy to deal with the ways in which our consumer society is grossly unsustainable and unjust. Its fundamental twin commitments to affluent living standards and economic growth have inevitably generated a range of alarming and accelerating global problems. These can only be solved by a transition to the simpler way, a society based more on simpler, self-sufficient and cooperative ways, within a zero-growth economy. The role renewable energy might play in enabling such a society is outlined.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781402055485 20160528
Book
x, 481 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
The International Conference on New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development held in Ponta Delgada, Azores (2002), Portugal, has provided technology specialists and hardware developers with the opportunity to discuss, review and demonstrate the research directions, the design methodologies, and the production techniques leading to cost- effective energy technologies for sustainable development. This dialog provides the context for more detailed technical presentations and panel discussions on energy systems, renewable resource exploitation, and the engineering design and optimisation for minimum resource consumption. The papers included in this volume are selected from those presented at the conference reflecting to present the state-of-the-art developments in the field. The selection of papers presented in this volume has enlightened various fields of scientific and economic development which should merge efforts in the understanding of the sustainable development concept and technological implications. The book will be of particular interest to engineering practitioners, product developers, researchers, and also economists, political scientists and government.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789058096265 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
146, 29 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
83 pages
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiii, 522 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

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