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Book
xxvii, 331 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
  • Excitons in Nanoscale Systems (G D Scholes & G Rumbles)-- Nanowire Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (M Law et al.)-- Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors (P Simon & Y Gogotsi)-- High-Performance Lithium Battery Anodes Using Silicon Nanowire (C K Chan et al.)-- Advanced Anodes for High-Temperature Fuel Cells (A Atkinson et al.)-- A Redox-Stable Efficient Anode For Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells (S Tao & J T S Irvine)-- High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage in Lithium and Sodium Amidoboranes (Z Xiong et al.)-- Tuning Clathrate Hydrates for Hydrogen Storage (H Lee et al.)-- Complex Thermoelectric Materials (J Snyder & E S Toberer)-- Silicon Nanowires as Efficient Thermoelectric Materials (A I Boukai et al.)-- and other papers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814317641 20160605
The search for cleaner, cheaper, smaller and more efficient energy technologies has to a large extent been motivated by the development of new materials. The aim of this collection of articles is therefore to focus on what materials-based solutions can offer and show how the rationale design and improvement of their physical and chemical properties can lead to energy-production alternatives that have the potential to compete with existing technologies. In terms of alternative means to generate electricity that utilize renewable energy sources, the most dramatic breakthroughs for both mobile (i.e., transportation) and stationary applications are taking place in the fields of solar and fuel cells. And from an energy-storage perspective, exciting developments can be seen emerging from the fields of rechargeable batteries and hydrogen storage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814317641 20160605
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Journal/Periodical
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Book
xiv, 365 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1: The dream of a more perfect power
  • Profit, salvation
  • The first green-technology futurist
  • The utopia commercial
  • Prescribing for the globe itself
  • 2: What was
  • Steam-powered America
  • The wind and the West
  • The parable of Petrolia
  • Wave motors and airplanes
  • Compressed air and electricity
  • 3: What might have been
  • The National Electric Transportation System that almost was
  • Solar hot water, day and night
  • The solar home of the 1950s
  • The Solar Energy Research Institute
  • The meaning of Luz
  • How to burn a biological library
  • 4: Lessons from the Great Energy Rethink
  • What happens when an energy system breaks
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transcendentalism
  • Tools
  • Technology
  • 5: Innovation and the future
  • Google's RE < C challenge
  • The first megawatt and failing smart
  • What green tech can learn from nuclear power's rise and fall
  • The 5-cent turbine and the siren call of the breakthrough
  • Energy storage and the return of compressed air
  • "Throw software at the problem"
  • Rehumanizing environmentalism.
Few today realize that America's relationship with green technology is far from a recent development. The truth is Americans have been inventing green for more than a century. Powering the Dream tells the fascinating stories of the brilliant, often irascible inventors who foresaw our current energy problems, tried to invent cheap and renewable solutions, and drew the blueprint for a green future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306820991 20160607
Few today realize that electric cabs dominated Manhattans streets in the 1890s; that Boise, Idaho, had a geothermal heating system in 1910; or that the first megawatt turbine in the world was built in 1941 by the son of publishing magnate G. P. Putnam--a feat that would not be duplicated for another forty years. Likewise, while many remember the oil embargo of the 1970s, few are aware that it led to a corresponding explosion in green-technology research that was only derailed when energy prices later dropped. In other words: Weve been here before. Although we may have failed, America has had the chance to put our world on a more sustainable path. Americans have, in fact, been inventing green for more than a century. Half compendium of lost opportunities, half hopeful look toward the future, Powering the Dream tells the stories of the brilliant, often irascible inventors who foresaw our current problems, tried to invent cheap and energy renewable solutions, and drew the blueprint for a green future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780306818851 20160607
Green Library
Book
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
While the last few decades have witnessed incredible leaps forward in the technology of energy production, technological innovation can only be as transformative as its implementation and management allows. The burgeoning fields of renewable, efficient and sustainable energy have moved past experimentation toward realization, necessitating the transition to more sustainable energy management practices. "Energy Management" is a collective term for all the systematic practices to minimize and control both the quantity and cost of energy used in providing a service. This new book reports from the forefront of the energy struggle in the developing world, offering a guide to implementation of sustainable energy management in practice. The authors provide new paradigms for measuring energy sustainability, pragmatic methods for applying renewable resources and efficiency improvements, and unique insights on managing risk in power production facilities. The book highlights the possible financial and practical impacts of these activities, as well as the methods of their calculation. The authors' guidelines for planning, analyzing, developing, and optimizing sustainable energy production projects provide vital information for the nations, corporations, and engineering firms that must apply exciting new energy technology in the real world. It shows engineering managers and project developers how to transition smoothly to sustainable practices that can save up to 25 per cent in energy costs! It features case studies from around the world, explaining the whys and hows of successes and failures in China, India, Brazil, the US and Europe. It covers a broad spectrum of energy development issues from planning through realization, emphasizing efficiency, scale-up of renewables and risk mitigation. It includes software on a companion website to make calculating efficiency gains quick and simple.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780124159785 20160610
Book
xxii, 890 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 26 cm.
  • Preface * Energy and development * Renewable energy utilization * Review of basic scientific and engineering principles * The solar energy resource * Solar photovoltaic technology * Solar thermal engineering * Elements of passive solar architecture * Wind energy resources * Introduction to wind turbine technology * Small hydro: resource and technology * Geothermal energy, tidal energy, wave energy, and ocean thermal energy * Bio-energy resources * Thermochemical conversion of biomass * Biochemical methods of conversion * Liquid fuels from biomass: fundamentals, process chemistry, and technologies * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844076994 20160528
This is the most comprehensive guide ever written on renewables technology and engineering, intended to cater for the rapidly growing numbers of present and future engineers who are keen to lead the revolution. All the main sectors are covered - photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind, bioenergy, hydro, wave/tidal, geothermal - progressing from the fundamental physical principles, through resource assessment and site evaluation to in-depth examination of the characteristics and employment of the various technologies. The authors are all experienced practitioners, and as such recognise the cross-cutting importance of system sizing and integration. Clear diagrams, photos, tables and equations make this in invaluable reference tool, while worked examples mean the explanations are well-grounded and easy to follow - essential for students and professionals alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844076994 20160528
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
xiii, 394 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Contributors.Preface.1 Design for Environment (DfE): Strategies, Practices, Guidelines, Methods, and Tools (Daniel P. Fitzgerald, Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Peter A. Sandborn, Linda C. Schmidt, and Thornton H. Gogoll).2 Product Design for Sustainability: A New Assessment Methodology and Case Studies (I. H. Jaafar, A. Venkatachalam, K. Joshi, A. C. Ungureanu, N. De Silva, K. E. Rouch, O. W. Dillon Jr., and I. S. Jawahir).3 Life-cycle Design (Abigail Clarke and John K. Gershenson).4 Fundamentals and Applications of Reverse Engineering (Kemper E. Lewis, Michael Castellani, Timothy W. Simpson, Robert B. Stone, William, H. Wood, and William Regli).5 Design for Reliability (B.S. Dhillon).6 Design for Maintainability (O. Geoffrey Okogbaa, Professor Wilkistar Otieno).7 Reuse and Recycling Technologies (Hartmut Kaebernick, Sami Kara).8 Design for Remanufacturing Processes (Bert Bras).9 Materials Selection for Green Design (I. Sridhar).10 Employing Total Quality Management/Six Sigma Processes in Environmentally Conscious Design (Robert Alan Kemerling).Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471726364 20160528
The first volume of the "Wiley" series, "Environmentally Conscious Mechanical Design" focuses on the foundations of environmental design - both understanding it and implementing it. The coverage includes the important technical and analytical techniques and best practices of designing industrial, business, and consumer products that are environmentally friendly and meet environmental regulations. It includes topics such as: optiizing designs; design for environment (DFE) practices, guidelines, methods and tools; life cycle assessment and design; reverse engineering; ISO 14000 and environmental management systems (EMS) standards and others.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471726364 20160528
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
1 online resource (178 pages) : illustrations, tables
Due to their specialized training, engineers play a crucial role in the design and development of new products and infrastructure, as well as in the creation of wealth. Consequently, engineers recognize that they have a specific responsibility in the performance of these functions to take such measures as are appropriate to safeguard the environment, health, safety and well-being of the public. This book proposes a series of sixteen practical cases, integrating knowledge from different fields of the mechanical engineering discipline, along with basic knowledge in environmental, occupational health and safety risk management. The case studies provided are descriptions of a real system, its functioning and its instructions for use. The systems selected represent a broad spectrum of mechanical engineering issues and problems, such as fluid mechanics; thermodynamics; heat transfer; heating, ventilation and cooling; vibrations; dynamics; statics; failure of materials; automatics and mechatronics; hydraulics; product design; human factors; maintenance; and rapid prototyping, to name a few. The professional objective of the examples provided is to design or improve the design of the described system. This book is essential in transferring knowledge to future engineers with respect to the hazards resulting from their work.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443872591 20160704
Book
1 online resource (iv, 197 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
Book
1 online resource (397 pages) : illustrations (some color), map.
  • The growing role of biomass for future resource supply : prospects and pitfalls
  • Helmut Haber
  • The growing role of photovoltaic solar, wind and geothermal energy as renewables for electricity generation / W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, J.G. Schepers, J.D.A.M. van Wees
  • Assessment of sustainability within holistic process design / Alexei Lapkin, Philipp-Maximilian Jacob, Polina Yaseneva, Charles Gordon, Amy Peace
  • A mass balance approach to link sustainable renewable resources in chemical synthesis with market demand / Dr. Claudius Kormann
  • Early R&D stage sustainability assessment : the 5-pillar method / Akshay D. Patel, John A. Posada, Li Shen, Martin K. Patel
  • Assessing the sustainability of land use : a systems approach / Miguel Brando
  • Water use analysis / Francesca Verones, Stephan Pfister, Markus Berger
  • Material intensity of food production and consumption / Lucia Mancini and Michael Lettenmeier
  • Material and energy flow analysis / Goto, Naohiro, Nova Ulhasanah, Hirotsugu Kamahara, Udin Hasanudin, Ryuichi Tachibana, Koichi Fujie
  • Exergy and cumulative exergy use analysis / Sofie Huysman, Thomas Schaubroeck, Jo Dewulf
  • Carbon and environmental footprint methods for renewables-based products and transition pathways to 2050 / Geoffrey P. Hammond
  • Tracking supply and demand of biocapacity through ecological footprint accounting / David Lin, Alessandro Galli, Michael Borucke, Elias Lazarus, Nicole Grunewald, Jon Martindill, David Zimmerman, Serena Mancini, Katsunori Iha, and Mathis Wackernagel
  • Life cycle assessment and sustainability : supporting decision making by business and policy / Sala Serenella, Fabrice Mathieux, Rana Pant
  • Life cycle costing / Andreas Ciroth, Jutta Hildenbrand, Bengt Steen
  • Social life cycle assessment : methodologies and practice / Alessandra Zamagni, Pauline Feschet, Anna Irene De Luca, Nathalie Iofrida, Patrizia Butto
  • Life cycle assessment of solar technologies / F. Ardente, M. Cellura, S. Longo, M. Mistretta
  • Asssessing the sustainability of geothermal utilization / Ruth Shortalla, Gudni Axelsson and Brynhildur Davidsdottira
  • Biofuels from terrestrial biomass : sustainability assessment of sugarcane biorefineries in Brazil / Otavio Cavalett, Marcos D.B. Watanabe, Alexandre Souza, Mateus F. Chagas, Tassia L. Junqueira, Antonio Bonomi
  • Algae as promising biofeedstock : searching for sustainable production processes and market applications / Sue Ellen Taelman, Steven De Meester, Jo Dewulf
  • Life cycle assessment of biobased and fossil-based succinic acid / Marieke Smidt, Jeroen den Hollander, Henk Bosch, Yang Xiang, Maarten van der Graaf, Anne Lambin, Jean-Pierre Duda
  • Biobased poly vinylchloride (PVC) / Rodrigo A. F. Alvarenga, Zdenek Hruska, Alain Wathelet, Jo Dewulf
  • Evaluation of wood cascading / Karin Heglmeier, Gabriele Weber-Blaschke, Klaus Richter
  • Time-dependent life-cycle assessment of bio-based packaging materials / Maartje N. Sevenster.
Over the past decade, renewables-based technology and sustainability assessment methods have grown tremendously. Renewable energy and products have a significant role in the market today, and the same time sustainability assessment methods have advanced, with a growing standardization of environmental sustainability metrics and consideration of social issues as part of the assessment. Sustainability Assessment of Renewables-Based Products: Methods and Case Studies is an extensive update and sequel to the 2006 title Renewables-Based Technology: Sustainability Assessment. It discusses the impressive evolution and role renewables have taken in our modern society, highlighting the importance of sustainability principles in the design phase of renewable-based technologies, and presenting a wide range of sustainability assessment methods suitable for renewables-based technologies, together with case studies to demonstrate their applications. This book is a valuable resource for academics, businesses and policy makers who are active in contributing to more sustainable production and consumption. For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable Resources, visit www.wiley.com/go/rrs Topics covered include: * The growing role of renewables in our society * Sustainability in the design phase of products and processes * Principles of sustainability assessment * Land use analysis * Water use analysis * Material and energy flow analysis * Exergy and cumulative exergy analysisCarbon and environmental footprint methods * Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), social Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) * Case studies: renewable energy, bio-based chemicals and bio-based materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118933947 20180129
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 753 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.).
  • List of contributors-- Preface-- Acknowledgments-- Part I. Energy and the Environment: The Global Landscape: 1. A primer on climate change-- 2. The global energy landscape and energy security-- 3. Sustainability and energy conversions-- 4. Energy cost of materials: materials for thin-film photovoltaics as an example-- 5. Economics of materials-- 6. Global energy flows-- 7. Global materials flows-- 8. Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration-- Part II. Nonrenewable Energy Sources: 9. Petroleum and natural gas-- 10. Advancing coal conversion technologies: materials challenges-- 11. Oil shale and tar sands-- 12. Unconventional energy sources: gas hydrates-- 13. Nuclear energy: current and future schemes-- 14. Nuclear non-proliferation-- 15. Nuclear-waste management and disposal-- 16. Material requirements for controlled nuclear fusion-- Part III. Renewable Energy Sources: 17. Solar energy overview-- 18. Direct solar energy conversion with photovoltaic devices-- 19. Future concepts for photovoltaic energy conversion-- 20. Concentrating and multijunction photovoltaics-- 21. Concentrating solar thermal power-- 22. Solar-thermoelectrics: direct solar thermal energy conversion-- 23. Off-grid solar in the developing world-- 24. Principles of photosynthesis-- 25. Biofuels and biomaterials from microbes-- 26. Biofuels from cellulosic biomass via aqueous processing-- 27. Artificial photosynthesis for solar energy conversion-- 28. Engineering natural photosynthesis-- 29. Geothermal and ocean energy-- 30. Wind energy-- Part IV. Transportation: 31. Transportation: motor vehicles-- 32. Transportation: aviation-- 33. Transportation: shipping-- 34. Transportation: fully autonomous vehicles-- Part V. Energy Efficiency: 35. Lighting-- 36. Energy efficient buildings-- 37. Insulation science-- 38. Industrial energy efficiency: a case study-- 39. Green processing: catalysis-- 40. Materials availability and recycling-- 41. Life-cycle assessment-- Part VI. Energy Storage, High-Penetration Renewables and Grid Stabilization: 42. Toward the smart grid: the US as a case study-- 43. Consequences of high-penetration renewables-- 44. Electrochemical energy storage: batteries and capacitors-- 45. Mechanical energy storage: pumped hydro, CAES, flywheels-- 46. Fuel cells-- 47. Solar fuels-- 48. Solar thermal routes to fuel-- 49. Photoelectrochemistry and hybrid solar conversion-- Summary-- Appendix A. Thermodynamics-- Appendix B. Electrochemistry-- Appendix C. Units-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780511718786 20160607
How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future? Learn the fundamental physical, chemical and materials science at the heart of: * Renewable/non-renewable energy sources * Future transportation systems * Energy efficiency * Energy storage Whether you are a student taking an energy course or a newcomer to the field, this textbook will help you understand critical relationships between the environment, energy and sustainability. Leading experts provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, bringing together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights. Each chapter includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, suggested further reading and questions for discussion. Every subject is beautifully illustrated and brought to life with full color images and color-coded sections for easy browsing, making this a complete educational package. Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability will enable today's scientists and educate future generations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780511718786 20160607
Book
xvi, 223 p. : ill.
  • Introduction-- In Light of Water-- A Wealth of Energy & Water for All-- Less is More of Something Else-- Power From a Crystal as Thin as Paint-- From Light to Water-- Distribution by Rain-- One Water and Energy System-- Light Mobility-- Making Things by Light-- Restoration, Renewal and Rebalancing-- Blood, Water and Crystals-- Gold in the Sun-- Let There Be Light-- Crystal Light and Living Waters-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715851 20160528
What if it were possible to combine energy and water in a way that would contribute to the reversal of global warming and the restoration of the planet? What if it were possible to have a better quality of life, without having to give anything up? What if that plan made such economic sense that governments and large corporations would buy into it? As it turns out, it is possible to create an energy source by using key technologies that are already available. Most cities have enough rain and sun to meet their water and energy needs, by using simple technology. Building on current mainstream trends in solar energy and wind power, "Electric Water" offers a clear vision of how the world's energy and water infrastructure could be transformed.The book provides: an outline of the major issues that need addressing, including global warming; a fascinating explanation of key technologies in plain water; a vision of business and job opportunities in restoration; real-life examples, including the post-Katrina Louisiana Coastal Restoration program; and, websites for further information. Unlike many other books on this subject, "Electric Water" uses accessible language to propose a workable plan for a revolutionary integration of technology and quality of life that will be of special interest to planners, engineers and architects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715851 20160528
Physical extent
1 volume (loose-leaf) : illustrations ; 30 cm + 2 identical volumes (45 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm) + various pieces.
Education Library (Cubberley)
Book
1 online resource Digital: text file.
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Contributors; About the Editors; Preface; Acknowledgment; Chapter One
  • Introduction; 1
  • Introduction; 2
  • Background of the Book; 3
  • Structure of the Book; References; Chapter Two
  • Energy Positivity and Flexibility in Districts; 1
  • Introduction; 2
  • Economic Value of an EPN; 2.1
  • Economic Value of "Classic" Definition of Energy Positivity; 2.2
  • Economic Value of Flexibility; 2.2.1
  • Further Aligning of Flexibility and Economic Value Objectives; 3
  • Alternative Objectives/Criteria; 4
  • Multicriteria Analysis; 5
  • Conclusions.
  • 3
  • Examples of Neighborhood Adaptations in COOPERaTE3.1
  • Challenger Adaptation Augmentation; 3.1.1
  • Sensing and Understanding; 3.1.2
  • Deciding and Acting; 3.2
  • Bishopstown Adaptation Augmentation; 3.2.1
  • Sensing and Understanding; 3.2.2
  • Deciding and Acting; 4
  • Summary and Recommendations; 4.1
  • Summary; 4.2
  • Recommendations; References; Chapter Four
  • Simulation Tools and Optimization Algorithms for Efficient Energy Management in Neighborhoods; 1
  • Introduction; 1.1
  • Motivation; 1.2
  • Our Contributions; 2
  • Preliminaries; 3
  • Simulation Models for Energy Positive Neighborhoods.
  • 3.1
  • Time Constants3.2
  • Modeling Language; 3.3
  • Thermal System; 3.4
  • Electrical System; 3.5
  • Model Library; 3.5.1
  • Thermal Components; 3.5.1.1
  • Thermal Zone Model and Building Physics; 3.5.1.2
  • Boiler; 3.5.1.3
  • Heat Pump; 3.5.1.4
  • CHP Generator; 3.5.1.5
  • Solar Thermal Panel; 3.5.1.6
  • Thermal Storage; 3.5.1.7
  • Heat Exchanger; 3.5.1.8
  • Radiator; 3.5.1.9
  • Pump; 3.5.1.10
  • Three-Way Valves; 3.5.2
  • Electrical Components; 3.5.2.1
  • Electrical Line; 3.5.2.2
  • PV Module; 3.5.2.3
  • Simplified Battery Storage System; 3.5.2.4
  • Constant Power Load; 3.5.2.5
  • EV Charger.
  • 3.5.2.6
  • Transformer3.5.2.7
  • Infinite Power Bus; 3.5.2.8
  • Wind Turbine; 4
  • Neighborhood Energy Optimization Algorithms; 4.1
  • Mathematical Notations and Definitions; 4.1.1
  • Combined Heat and Power Mathematical Description; 4.1.2
  • Boiler Mathematical Description; 4.1.3
  • Thermal Storage Mathematical Description; 4.1.4
  • Electrical Storage Mathematical Description; 4.2
  • Centralized Optimization-Single Ownership Neighborhood; 4.3
  • Hierarchical Two-Level Optimization; 5
  • Summary; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter Five
  • Information and Communication Technology for EPN.
Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts: Methods, Tools, and Experiences from the Field is a comprehensive guide to this highly interdisciplinary topic. Monti et. al's combined experience make them the most qualified team of editors to explore the processes and tools involved in creating Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts in an urban setting. Tools include: A complete simulation library to quickly support the implementation of a model of the scenario A set of possible approaches to neighborhood energy optimization An open, extensible information model for neighbourhood asset description The structure of this book offers different reading paths to appeal to the very varied audience it addresses. It describes the process of adaption and the challenges faced by the decision makers, and also how simulation, optimisation, ICT approaches and business models are combined in a holistic and pragmatic way. It also offers possible business models and a means to quantify them to complete the development process. This book is suitable for students on muti-disciplinary energy engineering courses, energy practitioners, ICT vendors aiming to develop new services to target the building industry, and decision makers aiming to structure an urban renovation program. Delivers a significant amount of exclusive knowledge on the topics of energy positive neighborhoods and smart energy districts Allows readers to grasp the complexity of this interdisciplinary topic by providing access to well-structured processes and tools Includes real life examples of the transformation of two demonstration sites that illustrate the concepts discussed to add context and value to their implementation.
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 753 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
  • List of contributors-- Preface-- Acknowledgments-- Part I. Energy and the Environment: The Global Landscape: 1. A primer on climate change-- 2. The global energy landscape and energy security-- 3. Sustainability and energy conversions-- 4. Energy cost of materials: materials for thin-film photovoltaics as an example-- 5. Economics of materials-- 6. Global energy flows-- 7. Global materials flows-- 8. Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration-- Part II. Nonrenewable Energy Sources: 9. Petroleum and natural gas-- 10. Advancing coal conversion technologies: materials challenges-- 11. Oil shale and tar sands-- 12. Unconventional energy sources: gas hydrates-- 13. Nuclear energy: current and future schemes-- 14. Nuclear non-proliferation-- 15. Nuclear-waste management and disposal-- 16. Material requirements for controlled nuclear fusion-- Part III. Renewable Energy Sources: 17. Solar energy overview-- 18. Direct solar energy conversion with photovoltaic devices-- 19. Future concepts for photovoltaic energy conversion-- 20. Concentrating and multijunction photovoltaics-- 21. Concentrating solar thermal power-- 22. Solar-thermoelectrics: direct solar thermal energy conversion-- 23. Off-grid solar in the developing world-- 24. Principles of photosynthesis-- 25. Biofuels and biomaterials from microbes-- 26. Biofuels from cellulosic biomass via aqueous processing-- 27. Artificial photosynthesis for solar energy conversion-- 28. Engineering natural photosynthesis-- 29. Geothermal and ocean energy-- 30. Wind energy-- Part IV. Transportation: 31. Transportation: motor vehicles-- 32. Transportation: aviation-- 33. Transportation: shipping-- 34. Transportation: fully autonomous vehicles-- Part V. Energy Efficiency: 35. Lighting-- 36. Energy efficient buildings-- 37. Insulation science-- 38. Industrial energy efficiency: a case study-- 39. Green processing: catalysis-- 40. Materials availability and recycling-- 41. Life-cycle assessment-- Part VI. Energy Storage, High-Penetration Renewables and Grid Stabilization: 42. Toward the smart grid: the US as a case study-- 43. Consequences of high-penetration renewables-- 44. Electrochemical energy storage: batteries and capacitors-- 45. Mechanical energy storage: pumped hydro, CAES, flywheels-- 46. Fuel cells-- 47. Solar fuels-- 48. Solar thermal routes to fuel-- 49. Photoelectrochemistry and hybrid solar conversion-- Summary-- Appendix A. Thermodynamics-- Appendix B. Electrochemistry-- Appendix C. Units-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780511718786 20160607
How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future? Learn the fundamental physical, chemical and materials science at the heart of: * Renewable/non-renewable energy sources * Future transportation systems * Energy efficiency * Energy storage Whether you are a student taking an energy course or a newcomer to the field, this textbook will help you understand critical relationships between the environment, energy and sustainability. Leading experts provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, bringing together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights. Each chapter includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, suggested further reading and questions for discussion. Every subject is beautifully illustrated and brought to life with full color images and color-coded sections for easy browsing, making this a complete educational package. Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability will enable today's scientists and educate future generations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780511718786 20160607

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