Book
vi, 450 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Papers presented at the conference.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
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
1 online resource (1 v.) : ill.
Advanced Power Generation Systems examines the full range of advanced multiple output thermodynamic cycles that can enable more sustainable and efficient power production from traditional methods, as well as driving the significant gains available from renewable sources. These advanced cycles can harness the by-products of one power generation effort, such as electricity production, to simultaneously create additional energy outputs, such as heat or refrigeration. Gas turbine-based, and industrial waste heat recovery-based combined, cogeneration, and trigeneration cycles are considered in depth, along with Syngas combustion engines, hybrid SOFC/gas turbine engines, and other thermodynamically efficient and environmentally conscious generation technologies. The uses of solar power, biomass, hydrogen, and fuel cells in advanced power generation are considered, within both hybrid and dedicated systems. The detailed energy and exergy analysis of each type of system provided by globally recognized author Dr. Ibrahim Dincer will inform effective and efficient design choices, while emphasizing the pivotal role of new methodologies and models for performance assessment of existing systems. This unique resource gathers information from thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and energy system design to provide a single-source guide to solving practical power engineering problems. * The only complete source of info on the whole array of multiple output thermodynamic cycles, covering all the design options for environmentally-conscious combined production of electric power, heat, and refrigeration* Offers crucial instruction on realizing more efficiency in traditional power generation systems, and on implementing renewable technologies, including solar, hydrogen, fuel cells, and biomass * Each cycle description clarified through schematic diagrams, and linked to sustainable development scenarios through detailed energy, exergy, and efficiency analyses* Case studies and examples demonstrate how novel systems and performance assessment methods function in practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780123838605 20160711
Book
1 online resource (xvii, 459 p.)
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Book
ii, 86 p. : ill.
Book
224 pages : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
  • Taking a multiple benefits approach to energy efficiency
  • Macroeconomic impacts of energy efficiency
  • Public budget impacts of energy efficiency
  • Health and well-being impacts of energy efficiency
  • Industrial sector impacts of energy efficiency
  • Energy delivery impacts of energy efficiency
  • Conclusion: A new perspective on energy efficiency
  • Methodologies for the multiple benefits approach.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
8 pages
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
vi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
236 p. : ill.
  • Contents: N. Amaro: Renewable Energies in the Light of Development Experiences in Fifty Years, 1960-2010 - N. Amaro/F. Buch/J.B. Salgueirinho Osorio de Andrade Guerra: E-Learning: Sustainability, Environment and Renewable Energy in Latin America: a Multinational Training Pilot Module at Postgraduate Level - A. Pueyo, M. Mendiluce/D. Morales/R. Garcia: The Challenge of Attracting High-Quality Technology Transfers to Non-BRIC Countries: Chile and its Emerging Wind Energy Industry - V. Schulte/D. Surroop/R. Mohee/P. Khadoo/W. Leal Filho/J. Gottwald: Fostering Renewable Energies in Small Developing Island States Through Knowledge and Technology Transfer: Findings from a Labour Market Survey Undertaken in Mauritius under the DIREKT Project - R. O'Ryan/M. Diaz/J. Clerc: Defining a Mitigation Strategy in a Developing Country Context: The Case of Chile - N. Garrido/M. Alvarez/G. Jimenez-Estevez: A Methodological Proposal for Community Participation in the Development of Microgrid Projects - N.J. de Castro/G.A. Dantas/A.L.S. Leite: Wind Power Scenario for Brazil - J.K. Staniskis/I. Kliopova/V. Petraskiene: Energy Recovery from Biodegradable Waste in the Grain Processing Industry - J. Guerrero-Perez/F. Espin/J. Martinez/A. Molina-Garcia/E. Gomez Lazaro: A Study of Voltage Dips and Disturbances in Spanish Photovoltaic Power Plants - Nasir J. Sheikh/Tugrul U. Daim: Renewable Energy Policies that Impact Climate Change - The Case for Photovoltaic Solar Technology - L. Munoz del Campo: Obstacles for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Chile - A Case Study from Hospitals.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783653014716 20160612
This book documents and disseminates a number of educational and technological approaches to renewable energy, with a special emphasis on European and Latin American experiences, but also presenting experiences from other parts of the world. It was prepared as part of the project JELARE (Joint European-Latin American Universities Renewable Energy Project), undertaken as part of the ALFA III Programme of the European Commission involving countries in Latin America (e.g. Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala) as well as in Europe (Germany and Latvia). Thanks to its approach and structure, this book will prove useful to all those dedicated to the development of the renewable energy sector, especially those concerned with the problems posed by lack of expertise and lack of training in this field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783653014716 20160612
Book
xvi, 223 p. : ill.
  • Introduction-- In Light of Water-- A Wealth of Energy & Water for All-- Less is More of Something Else-- Power From a Crystal as Thin as Paint-- From Light to Water-- Distribution by Rain-- One Water and Energy System-- Light Mobility-- Making Things by Light-- Restoration, Renewal and Rebalancing-- Blood, Water and Crystals-- Gold in the Sun-- Let There Be Light-- Crystal Light and Living Waters-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715851 20160528
What if it were possible to combine energy and water in a way that would contribute to the reversal of global warming and the restoration of the planet? What if it were possible to have a better quality of life, without having to give anything up? What if that plan made such economic sense that governments and large corporations would buy into it? As it turns out, it is possible to create an energy source by using key technologies that are already available. Most cities have enough rain and sun to meet their water and energy needs, by using simple technology. Building on current mainstream trends in solar energy and wind power, "Electric Water" offers a clear vision of how the world's energy and water infrastructure could be transformed.The book provides: an outline of the major issues that need addressing, including global warming; a fascinating explanation of key technologies in plain water; a vision of business and job opportunities in restoration; real-life examples, including the post-Katrina Louisiana Coastal Restoration program; and, websites for further information. Unlike many other books on this subject, "Electric Water" uses accessible language to propose a workable plan for a revolutionary integration of technology and quality of life that will be of special interest to planners, engineers and architects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780865715851 20160528
Book
146, 29 p. : ill ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
438 p. : ill. maps ; 24 cm.
  • Section 1: Energy resources Transport demand management and energy consumption in urban areas-- Management of electricity generation using the Taguchi approach-- Micro cogeneration with a price-variable heat storage switch-- Clean energy saving: applied research into Etna's water supply systems in Catania, Italy-- The UK Energy Research Centre Meeting Place: a transferable model for international energy research collaboration and networking?-- Relationship between electric demand and CDD and the forecast of daily peak electric load in Beijing-- An optimization of effective energy management as a tool to facilitate managers Section 2: Energy efficiency Elastic heat exchanger in Stirling cycle machines-- Advantages of foam flow usage for heat transfer process-- Identifying and capturing energy savings in an integral motor-drive system-- Synergy between exergy and regional planning-- Efficiency improvement of the hot blast generating system by waste heat recovery-- Applying the Path Analysis Method to determine the significance of input parameters on the output of Derbendikhan power station Section 3: Energy and life cycle analysis Life cycle impact assessment of the DRAM chip industry in Taiwan-- Energy-using products as embodying heterogeneous requirements-- Life-cycle energy analysis of wind turbines - an assessment of the effect of size on energy yield-- The use of the life cycle assessment (LCA) conception for Mittal Steel Poland SA energy generation - Krakow plant case study Section 4: Energy and the environment High temperature stability of n-decanethiol by adsorption on nickel powders used as reforming catalysts in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC)-- Comparing renewable energies: estimating area requirement for biodiesel and photovoltaic solar energy-- Comparison of energy performance between passenger cars and motorcycles in Taiwan by decomposition analysis-- Barriers to energy crops in Poland - from the farmers' perspective-- The energy industry and environmental challenges-- Decoupling effects among energy use, economic growth and CO2 emission from the transportation sector-- Existing power generation and network facilities improvement against seismic damage-- Estonian oil shale power plants' ash handling problems Section 5: Energy and built environment Energy saving analysis of double roofs incorporating a radiant barrier system-- Waste equals energy: decentralised anaerobic waste treatment and local reuse of return flows-- Towards large-scale implementation of cogeneration for a more sustainable energy supply of households in The Netherlands-- Building skin and energy efficiency in a hot climate with particular reference to Dubai, UAE-- Embodied transport energy analysis of imported wood pellets Section 6: Renewable energy technologies Ground temperature gradients surrounding horizontal heat pump collectors in a maritime climate region-- Motivating student interest in sustainable engineering and alternative energy research through problem based learning Section 7: Computer modelling Study on optimal operational planning of an advanced co-generation system on a hotel's energy demand-- The role of numerical modelling in development of new refrigeration systems and equipment Section 8: Nuclear fuels Innovative oxide fuels doped with minor actinides for use in fast reactors-- Some aspects of simplified modeling of tokamak plasmas in a computational electromagnetic environment Section 9: Hydrocarbon exploration and recovery A physical basis for Hubbert's decline from the midpoint empirical model of oil production-- Correlation development for the viscosity reducing effect of solvent in an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) process Section 10: Energy markets and policy Using the Triptych model for future burden sharing - a case study for Flanders-- A GIS-based decision support system for facilitating the investment on exploiting local wind energy sources-- The European gas market: the effects of liberalization on retail prices-- Power plants on the liberalized Croatian electricity market and environmental protection.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845640828 20160528
Sustainable energy production is one of the key issues of modern society and requires new ideas to advance the technologies and strategies currently in use. The main fields, which are the focus of many research efforts, are: renewable energy sources, energy storage, energy transportation, energy efficiency, energy and sustainability. These topics and more were the focal point of the first International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, which took place in the New Forest in the UK.This Volume of the Transactions of Wessex Institute contains the edited proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy and Sustainability. The conference offered an opportunity for professionals from the energy sector and industrial sector as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations and other interested parties to be involved in discussions on key issues and challenges in energy and sustainability, and to exchange experiences and views on the current technologies and strategies applied in different parts of the world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845640828 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
1 online resource (xix, 507 p.) : ill. (some col.)
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
Book
1 online resource (xxi, 368 p.) : ill., maps.
  • Preface PART I: Living on Spaceship Earth THE ENERGY CHALLENGE Our Spaceship Earth An Unsustainable Growth in an Unequal World Energy and Climate Crisis Dealing with Change Unavoidable Questions CONCEPTS AND MISCONCEPTS The Elusive Definition of Energy A Taste of Basic Principles Converting Primary Energy into Useful Energy It Takes Energy to Make Energy: The EROI Embodied Energy Energy Units and Conversions The Immense Energy and Power Scales Some Energy Key Parameters Energy Pervasiveness Versus Energy Illiteracy Key Numbers: An Abacus for Energy Literacy ENERGY IN HISTORY Historia Magistra Vitae Animal Power Human Slaves and Energy Slaves Waterwheels and Windwheels From Wood to Coal Steam-Powered Machines Road Vehicles Aircraft Conventional Engines Jet Engines Electricity Early Development From Wayfarers to ICT PART II: Fossil Fuels OIL What is Oil Oil History, Exploration, Drilling, Production Oil Transportation Oil Refining Oil Storage Unconventional Oil Petrochemicals Oil as a Fuel America's Addiction to Oil Oil Price Oil Peak and Reserves NATURAL GAS What is Natural Gas and Where It Comes From Gas Properties and Definitions Brief Historical Notes on Gas Exploitation Gas Production, Consumption, and Reserves Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Natural Gas Processing Transport, Storage, and Distribution Gas Uses: Energy and Feedstock Unconventional Gas COAL What is Coal Coal Extraction Coal Transportation and Industrial Uses Coal Gasification Coal Production, Consumption, and Reserves Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) FOSSIL LEGACY The Energy Dark Sides Alteration of the Carbon Cycle by Fossil Fuel Combustion Anthropogenic Climate Change Air Pollution and Global Warming Counterbalancing our Climate Influence Putting a Limit to CO2 Air Pollution and Human Health Land and Water Degradation So, What? PART III: Nuclear Energy NUCLEAR ENERGY Principles of Nuclear Fission and Fusion Power from Nuclear Fission Civilian Use of Nuclear Fusion? PART IV: Renewable Energies SOLAR ENERGY BASICS The Origin of Sunshine Solar Radiation and Attenuation Abundant, Fairly Distributed, Vital Sun's Limits: Dilution and Intermittency The Conversion of Solar Energy: Heat, Fuels, Electricity SOLAR HEAT AND ELECTRICITY Passive Solar Harnessing in Buildings Thermal Conversion: Unconcentrated Solar Flux Thermal Conversion: Concentrated Solar Flux The Birth and Rise of Photovoltaics Inorganic Photovoltaics: Key Principles Silicon Solar Cells Thin Film Solar Cells Organic Solar Cells Concentrated Photovoltaics and Other Innovative Concepts Photovoltaics: Global Installation and Market Trends Solar Energy: Sustainable and Affordable SOLAR FUELS Introduction Natural Photosynthesis Biomass and Biofuels Future Options for Transportation Fuels Artificial Photosynthesis Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells The Solar Fuel Challenge OTHER RENEWABLES Hydroelectric Energy Wind Energy Ocean Energies Geothermal Energy PART V: Energy Carriers ELECTRICITY Basic Concepts Illumination Traditional Power Generation Traditional Electricity Grid Power Generation from New Renewables Energy Storage for Electricity Supply Networks Plugging-In Transportation Smart Grid Towards an Electricity Powered World HYDROGEN Introduction Properties and Industrial Uses Hydrogen as an Energy Carrier: The Scale of the Task Methods for Producing Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Hydrogen Transportation and Distribution End Uses of Hydrogen Fuel Hydrogen Powered Vehicles Towards a Hydrogen Economy? PART VI: Scenarios for a Sustainable Future THE CHALLENGE AHEAD Reflection on the State of Our Planet: Now We Know Energy Demand and Supply Energy and the Quality of Life Saving the Climate Phasing Out Fossil Fuels Avoiding Nuclear Energy Ecological Sustainability Why We Need to Develop Renewable Energies Conclusion APPENDIX Did You Know That...?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527325405 20160608
An easy read, balancing the pros and cons, this book surveys the energy issue from a broad scientific perspective while considering environmental, economic, and social factors. It explains the basic concepts, provides a historical overview of energy resources, assesses our unsustainable energy system based on fossil fuels, and shows that the energy crisis is not only a tough challenge, but also an unprecedented opportunity to become more concerned about the world in which we live and the society we have built up. By outlining the alternatives for today and the future, it gives an extensive overview on nuclear energy, solar thermal and photovoltaics, solar fuels, wind power, ocean energies and other renewables, highlighting the increasing importance of electricity and the long-term perspectives of a hydrogen-based economy. An excellent source of updated and carefully documented information on the entangled aspects of the energy issue, this book is a guide for scientists, students and teachers looking for ways out of the energy and climate crisis, and the problems and disparities generated during the fossil fuel era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527325405 20160608
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
Book
1 online resource (xvi, 234 pages) : illustrations.
  • Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas reduction metallurgy, 2010
  • Energy conservation in metals
  • Alternative energy resources for metals and materials production symposium
  • Carbon Management and carbon dioxide reduction.

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