Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • section 1. Asphalt materials
  • section 2. Non asphalt materials
  • section 3. Asphalt pavements
  • section 4. Pavement surface properties
  • section 5. Railways
  • section 6. Equipments
  • section 7. Case studies.
Worldwide there is a growing interest in efficient planning and the design, construction and maintenance of transportation facilities and infrastructure assets. The 3rd International Conference on Transportation Infrastructure ICTI 2014 (Pisa, April 22-25, 2014) contains contributions on sustainable development and preservation of transportation infrastructure assets, with a focus on eco-efficient and cost-effective measures. Sustainability, Eco-efficiency and Conservation in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management includes a selection of peer reviewed papers on a wide variety of topics: * Advanced modeling tools (LCA, LCC, BCA, performance prediction, design tools and systems) * Data management (monitoring and evaluation) * Emerging technologies and equipments * Innovative strategies and practices * Environmental sustainability issues * Eco-friendly design and materials * Re-use or recycling of resources * Pavements, tracks, and structures * Case studies Sustainability, Eco-efficiency and Conservation in Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management will be particularly of interest to academics, researchers, and practitioners involved in sustainable development and maintenance of transportation infrastructure assets.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315757124 20160614
Book
1 online resource (xiv, 192 p.) : ill.
  • 1. Concepts, definitions, measures
  • 1.1 Defining energy
  • 1.1.1 Work
  • 1.1.2 Heat
  • 1.1.3 Light
  • 1.1.4 Electricity
  • 1.1.5 Power
  • 1.1.6 Efficiency
  • 1.2 Key energy resource definitions
  • 1.2.1 Sources and resources
  • 1.2.2 Reserves
  • 1.2.3 Production
  • 1.2.4 Comparing units and magnitudes of measure
  • 1.3 "Renewable" versus "Nonrenewable" energy
  • 1.3.1 Stock and flow limitations
  • 1.3.2 Fossil and nuclear fuels: nonrenewable, stock-limited energy
  • 1.3.3 Solar energy: renewable, flow-limited energy
  • 1.3.4 In-between resources: renewable, stock, and flow-limited energy
  • 1.3.5 Briefly comparing current use of energy stocks and flows
  • 1.4 Energy use in societies
  • 1.4.1 Visualizing energy use
  • 1.4.2 Energy use by economic sector
  • 1.4.3 Energy use by example: the united states
  • 1.5 Environmental impacts of energy use
  • 1.5.1 Classification by pollutant or harm
  • 1.5.2 Classification by scale
  • 1.6 Defining sustainability and sustainable energy
  • 1.6.1 Sustainability
  • 1.6.2 Sustainable energy
  • 1.7 Sources of energy and environmental information
  • 1.7.1 United States Energy Information Administration
  • 1.7.2 International Energy Agency
  • 1.7.3 World Energy Council
  • 1.7.4 World Resources Institute
  • 1.7.5 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • 1.7.6 Industry reports
  • 2. "Nonrenewable" energy resources
  • 2.1 Fossil fuels
  • 2.1.1 Oil and gas
  • 2.1.2 Coal
  • 2.2 Nuclear fuels
  • 2.2.1 Fission
  • 2.2.2 Fusion
  • 2.2.3 Uranium distribution
  • 2.2.4 Uranium exploration and production
  • 3. "Renewable" energy resources
  • 3.1 A note
  • 3.2 Earth's energy allowance
  • 3.3 The solar resource
  • 3.3.1 Solar photovoltaic technology
  • 3.3.2 Concentrating solar power
  • 3.3.3 Passive solar energy
  • 3.3.4 Solar energy distribution and installed capacity
  • 3.4 Biomass and biofuel resources
  • 3.4.1 Ethanol
  • 3.4.2 Biodiesel
  • 3.4.3 Biogas
  • 3.4.4 Biomass and biofuels distribution and production
  • 3.5 Hydropower
  • 3.5.1 Hydro potential distribution
  • 3.5.2 Tidal and wave power
  • 3.6 Wind power
  • 3.6.1 Wind turbines
  • 3.6.2 Wind distribution and installed capacity
  • 3.7 Geothermal
  • 3.7.1 Geothermal distribution and installed capacity
  • 3.7.2 Direct use applications
  • 4. Energy consumption in economic sectors
  • 4.1 Broadly characterizing energy consumption
  • 4.2 Energy consumption in industrialized society
  • 4.3 The electric power sector
  • 4.3.1 Electricity generation
  • 4.3.2 Electricity delivery
  • 4.3.3 Energy consumption in the electric power sector
  • 4.4 The transportation sector
  • 4.4.1 Vehicular technology
  • 4.4.2 Automobiles versus mass transit
  • 4.4.3 Commercial transportation
  • 4.4.4 Energy consumption in the transportation sector
  • 4.5 The industrial sector
  • 4.5.1 Petroleum refining
  • 4.5.2 The steel and aluminum industries
  • 4.5.3 Energy consumption in the industrial sector
  • 4.6 The residential and commercial sectors
  • 4.6.1 Lighting
  • 4.6.2 Heating
  • 4.6.3 Cooling
  • 4.6.4 Appliances
  • 4.6.5 Consumer electronics
  • 4.6.6 Energy consumption in the residential/commercial sectors
  • 4.7 Improving energy efficiency in economic sectors
  • 5. Petroleum and other energy resource limits
  • 5.1 Earth's energy resource "bank account"
  • 5.2 Growth and limits
  • 5.2.1 The growth function
  • 5.2.2 Physical limits
  • 5.3 Peak oil: understanding oil limits
  • 5.3.1 Specific details
  • 5.3.2 Analysis
  • 5.3.3 A closer look at the character of a peak
  • 5.3.4 What we can know
  • 5.4 Limits of other resources
  • 5.4.1 Solar energy limits
  • 5.4.2 Wind energy limits
  • 5.4.3 Hydro energy limits
  • 5.4.4 Geothermal energy limits
  • 5.5 What does all of this mean to sustainability?
  • 6. Environmental impact
  • 6.1 The environment and humans: interconnected systems
  • 6.1.1 The energy and environment focus
  • 6.2 Characterizing environmental impacts
  • 6.2.1 Toxins, poisons, and toxicity
  • 6.2.2 Radiation
  • 6.2.3 Human safety and welfare
  • 6.2.4 Land use and ecosystem disruption
  • 6.2.5 Water usage and pollution
  • 6.2.6 Air emissions and pollution
  • 6.2.7 Green house gas emissions and climate change
  • 6.3 Environmental impacts of the sources
  • 6.3.1 Coal
  • 6.3.2 Oil and gas
  • 6.3.3 Nuclear
  • 6.3.4 The "renewables"
  • 6.3.5 Biofuels and biomass
  • 6.4 Comparing impacts
  • 7. Global social contexts
  • 7.1 Modern energy's essential role
  • 7.2 Energy requirements to meet human needs and wants
  • 7.2.1 Human needs
  • 7.3 The advantage of consuming energy
  • 7.3.1 In-depth: the energy/quality-of-life nexus
  • 7.4 Consumerism
  • 7.5 Energy security considerations
  • 7.6 Comparing the values of different energy systems
  • 7.6.1 Fossil fuels
  • 7.6.2 Renewable resources
  • 7.6.3 Nuclear power
  • 7.6.4 Hydrogen and fuel cells
  • 7.7 Externalities in energy value metrics
  • 8. Next steps
  • 8.1 Entering a new age
  • 8.1.1 The transition that brought us here
  • 8.2 Petroleum's role in the next transition
  • 8.2.1 Petroleum's response to the shortage
  • 8.2.2 The time factor
  • 8.2.3 Higher prices
  • 8.3 Energy poverty's role in the transition
  • 8.3.1 The need for an energy labor force
  • 8.4 A brief note on climate change's role in the transition
  • 8.5 Energy dreams
  • 8.5.1 Easy energy transitions
  • 8.5.2 Solar
  • 8.5.3 Unproven technologies
  • 8.5.4 Ridiculous technologies
  • 8.6 Comparing the options
  • 8.7 New lifestyles around sustainable energy
  • 8.8 Optimized energy mixes for space and time
  • 8.8.1 Using everything, as we always have
  • 8.8.2 Context-based solutions
  • 8.8.3 Local, decentralized energy development
  • 8.8.4 Conservation
  • 8.8.5 Evolving energy mixes
  • 8.9 Brief summary of agency and industry forecasts
  • 8.10 So, what is the path forward?
  • Index.
Energy engineers, technology managers, and political leaders all need a solid, holistic understanding of where the world finds its energy - the limits of that energy - and what we will need to do in the future if we are to have a cleaner and environmentally sustainable world, all without sacrificing our modern technological-based civilization. This book will shed some much needed light on that conundrum. It provides a broad overview of our current energy sources, their uses and limitations and political and economic constraints. It clarifies the urgency behind the sweeping changes in the world's energy needs and available supplies. It offers a rational paradigm for how we can go about selecting the optimal mix of fossil, renewable and sustainable energy sources and how we can then aggressively move toward those more sustainable sources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606502600 20160612
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
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)
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)
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
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (99 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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
ii, 86 p. : ill.
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
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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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1 online resource (26 pages).
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)
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146, 29 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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171 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
"Provides guidance for using ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-1999, Energy Standards for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, as a benchmark to build new schools that are 30% more energy efficient"--Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
83 pages
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (iv, 197 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
Book
vi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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Book
1 online resource (136 pages) : illustrations.
  • 1. Introduction: The End of Cheap Oil and its Implications for South Africa
  • 2. Energy
  • 3. Transport
  • 4. Agriculture
  • 5. Economy
  • 6. Society
  • 7. Can We Transition to Sustainability?.
Book
1 online resource (307 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Book
210 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (viii, 137 pages) : color illustrations
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vi, 450 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Papers presented at the conference.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
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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.
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Book
ii, 36 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
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xxi, 1173 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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35 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 816 p.)
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Book
77 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xvi, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Beyond Hardware Financing and Private Sector Entrepreneurship 2. Innovation Systems for Technological Change and Economic Development 3. Innovation in the Context of Social Practices and Socio-Technical Regimes 4. Emergence and Articulation of the Kenyan Solar PV Market 5. Policy Regime Interactions and Emerging Markets 6. Learning from the Kenyan Solar PV Innovation History 7. Conclusions: Towards Socio-Technical Innovation System Building.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656932 20161010
Despite decades of effort and billions of dollars spent, two thirds of people in sub-Saharan Africa still lack access to electricity, a vital pre-cursor to economic development and poverty reduction. Ambitious international policy commitments seek to address this, but scholarship has failed to keep pace with policy ambitions, lacking both the empirical basis and the theoretical perspective to inform such transformative policy aims. Sustainable Energy for All aims to fill this gap. Through detailed historical analysis of the Kenyan solar PV market the book demonstrates the value of a new theoretical perspective based on Socio-Technical Innovation System Building. Importantly, the book goes beyond a purely academic critique to detail exactly how a Socio-Technical Innovation System Building approach might be operationalized in practice, facilitating both a detailed plan for future comparative research as well as a clear agenda for policy and practice. These plans are based on a systemic perspective that is more fit for purpose to inform transformative policy ambitions like the UN's Sustainable Energy for All by 2030 initiative and to underpin pro-poor pathways in sustainable energy access. This book will be of interest to academic researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the field of sustainable energy access and low carbon development more broadly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656932 20161010
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)

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