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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
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)
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
  • 1. (INTRODUCTION) 1.a) Urban Environments and energy related issues 1.b) Heat Island in the mediterranean cities. The case study of the Athens Metropolitan Area (AMA) 1.c) Policy background and zero energy case studies at urban and building scales 2. nearly Zero Energy Urban Settings (ZEUS) 2. a) Urban discretized model: homogenous urban areas and urban units of the city 2. b) Case studies' selection and potential reiterative units at the district city scale 2. c) Three representative Urban environments in the AMA 2. c1) The Energy Demand in the selected urban environments 2. c2) The Energy Saving potential of retrofitting options at the building's scale 2. c3) The Energy generation and balance by renewable energy sources at the building's scale 2.c4) The energy saving potential of green and passive techniques in the selected urban environments 2. d) On the technical feasibility of nearly ZEUS 3) OVERCOMING EXISTING CONSTRAINTS TOWARD ZEUS 3. a) Is the technical feasibility associated to the economic feasibility in the ZEUS? Important Economical barriers for ZEUS 3. b) Why do we believe in the economic feasibility of nzebs in existing urban environments? Energy and Non- Energy related issues in the energy retrofitting as Possible incentives towards ZEUS 3. c) To what extent is deep renovation towards nZEBs competitive with respect to shallow or standard retrofit? Cost-benefit analysis of deep renovation and volumetric additions in energy retrofitting actions towards ZEUS 3. d) Expandable Architecture, Add-Ons and Tailored solutions to increase the techno-economical Feasibility of ZEUS 3. e) Legislative barriers and designed solutions 4. CONCLUSIONS: Tool Kits for Practitioners and Policy Recommendations 5. REFERENCES.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081007358 20170821
Towards Nearly Zero Energy: Urban Settings in the Mediterranean Climate discusses tactics that can be used to effectively reduce energy consumption towards zero energy. With energy usage in buildings accounting for over 40% of primary energy use and 24% of greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, this remains an unavoidable objective. The book looks at the life of the systems of energy production from renewable sources amidst the exceptionally challenging global economic crisis that the Mediterranean areas and other societies are currently experiencing. By using an innovative and interdisciplinary approach of socio-oriented technological design, the book indicates tools and measures that can be developed at the public, legislative, and market levels to counterbalance the large pay-back times of energy efficiency measures. In particular, the book displays guidelines and best practices to activate new forms of economic incentives in order to attract potential investors that demonstrate that a large set of possible solutions is technically feasible to achieve nearly zero energy, even in high energy consuming circumstances and urban settings. Furthermore, by discussing and comparing the economic and energy impact of different technology options, this work offers guidelines and best practices to activate new cost-effective forms and social incentives in order to attract both potential investors and motivate the urban stakeholders toward nearly zero energy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081007358 20170821
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)
xxvii, 331 p. : ill. (some col.).
iv, 46 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
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
xxxiv, 504 p.
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)
31 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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
1 online resource : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
1 online resource (99 pages) : illustrations (some color)
1 online resource (99 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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
ii, 86 p. : ill.
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)
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)
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
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
237 pages : illustrations, maps ; 39 cm + 1 computer disc (color ; 4 3/4 in.) + 1 map
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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
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
Green Library
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
1 online resource (26 pages).
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)
146, 29 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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)
83 pages
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 522 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 25 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (iv, 197 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
vi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Green Library
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
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?.


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