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Offshore Wind, 2nd Edition

Offshore Wind, 2nd Edition

By: Kurt Thomsen

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 10-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 26-JUL-2014

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Offshore Wind is the first-ever roadmap to successful offshore wind installation. It provides a ready reference for wind project managers, teaching them how to deal with complications on-site, as well as for financers, who can utilize the text as an easy guide to asking the pivotal questions of petitioning wind project developers. These developers' planning stages will be improved by the book's expert advice on how to avoid wasting money by scoping out and mitigating potential problems up-front. Wind turbine manufacturers will benefit from insights into design optimization to support...

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Advances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution

Advances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution

By: Angelo Basile; Adolfo Iulianelli

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 16-JUL-2014

Insert Date: 26-JUL-2014

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Advances in Hydrogen Production, Storage and Distribution reviews recent developments in this key component of the emerging "hydrogen economy," an energy infrastructure based on hydrogen. Since hydrogen can be produced without using fossil fuels, a move to such an economy has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy security. However, such a move also requires the advanced production, storage and usage techniques discussed in this book. Part one introduces the fundamentals of hydrogen production, storage, and distribution, including an overview of the...

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The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

By: Brian F. Towler

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

Insert Date: 18-JUN-2014

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Using the principle that extracting energy from the environment always involves some type of impact on the environment, The Future of Energy discusses the sources, technologies, and tradeoffs involved in meeting the world's energy needs. A historical, scientific, and technical background set the stage for discussions on a wide range of energy sources, including conventional fossil fuels like oil, gas, and coal, as well as emerging renewable sources like solar, wind, geothermal, and biofuels. Readers will learn that there are no truly "green" energy sources—all energy usage involves some...

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Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

By: Michio Inagaki; Feiyu Kang

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 06-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 18-JUN-2014

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Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals provides a comprehensive introduction to carbon, the fourth most abundant element in the universe. The contents are organized into two main parts. Following a brief introduction on the history of carbon materials, Part 1 focuses on the fundamental science on the preparation and characterization of various carbon materials, and Part 2 concentrates on their engineering and applications, including hot areas like energy storage and environmental remediation. The book also includes up-to-date advanced information on such newer...

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Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

By: Paul Breeze

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 06-JUN-2014

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The new edition of Power Generation Technologies is a concise and readable guide that provides an introduction to the full spectrum of currently available power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established alternatives such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass and geothermal energy. Technology solutions such as combined heat and power and distributed generation are also explored. However, this book is more than just an account of the technologies – for each method the author explores the economic and environmental costs and...

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Advances in Biorefineries

Advances in Biorefineries

By: Keith W. Waldron

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

Insert Date: 05-JUN-2014

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Biorefineries are an essential technology in converting biomass into biofuels or other useful materials. Advances in Biorefineries provides a comprehensive overview of biorefining processing techniques and technologies and the biofuels and other materials produced. Part one focuses on methods of optimising the biorefining process and assessing its environmental and economic impact. It also looks at current and developing technologies for producing value-added materials. Part two goes on to explore these materials with a focus on biofuels and other value added products. It considers...

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Hitting the Wall: A Vision of a Secure Energy Future

Hitting the Wall: A Vision of a Secure Energy Future

By: Richard Caputo

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 08-JAN-2009

Insert Date: 16-MAY-2014

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Hitting the Wall examines the combination of two intractable energy problems of our age: the peaking of global oil production and the overloading of the atmosphere with greenhouse gases. Both emerge from the overconsumption of fossil fuels and solving one problem helps solve the other. The misinformation campaign about climate change is discussed as is the role that noncarbon energy solutions can play. There are nine major components in the proposed noncarbon strategy including energy efficiency and renewable energy. Economics and realistic restraints are considered and the total carbon...

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The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production

The Coal Handbook: Towards Cleaner Production

By: D Osborne

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Coal is an important fossil fuel resource for many nations due to its large remaining resources, relatively low production and processing cost and potential high energy intensity. Certain issues surround its utilisation, however, including emissions of pollutants and growing concern about climate change. The coal handbook: Towards cleaner production Volume 1 reviews the coal production supply chain from analysis to extraction and distribution. Part one explores coal characterisation and introduces the industrial use of coal as well as coal formation, petrography, reserves, sampling and...

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Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization

Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization

By: Qiquan Ran; Yongjun Wang; Yuanhui Sun; Lin Yan; Min Tong

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Publication Date: 27-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 01-MAY-2014

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Volcanic gas reservoirs are the new natural gas frontier. Once thought too complex, too harsh on the drilling bit, and too difficult to characterize, reservoir engineers and petroleum geologists alike now manage more advanced seismic and logging tools, making these "impossible" field developments possible. Bridging meaningful information about these complicated provinces and linking various unconventional methods and techniques, Volcanic Gas Reservoir Characterization : Describes a set of leading-edge integrated volcanic gas reservoir characterization techniques, helping to ensure...

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Renewable Energy Systems, 2nd Edition

Renewable Energy Systems, 2nd Edition

By: Henrik Lund

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 26-APR-2014

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In this new edition of Renewable Energy Systems , globally recognized renewable energy researcher and professor, Henrik Lund, sets forth a straightforward, comprehensive methodology for comparing different energy systems’ abilities to integrate fluctuating and intermittent renewable energy sources. The book does this by presenting an energy system analysis methodology and offering a freely available accompanying software tool, EnergyPLAN, which automates and simplifies the calculations supporting such a detailed comparative analysis. The book provides the results of more than fifteen...

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Green Mobile Devices and Networks: Energy Optimization and Scavenging Techniques

Green Mobile Devices and Networks: Energy Optimization and Scavenging Techniques

By: Hrishikesh Venkataraman; Gabriel-Miro Muntean

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-MAR-2012

Insert Date: 25-APR-2014

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This book provides authoritative insight into the principles and technical challenges behind automatic optimization of energy consumption and energy gathering from alternative environmental sources. It introduces the basic background, motivation, and principles of various technologies—supplying detailed and integrated coverage of different optimization and energy scavenging techniques. Examining the technical challenges behind automatic optimization of energy consumption in dynamic real-time scenarios, the text describes the various technologies behind harvesting energy through different...

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Advanced Membrane Science and Technology for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications

Advanced Membrane Science and Technology for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications

By: Angelo Basile; S Nunes

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-AUG-2011

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Membrane materials allow for the selective separation of gas and vapour and for ion transport. Materials research and development continues to drive improvements in the design, manufacture and integration of membrane technologies as critical components in both sustainable energy and clean industry applications. Membrane utilisation offers process simplification and intensification in industry, providing low-cost, and efficient and reliable operation, and contributing towards emissions reductions and energy security. Advanced membrane science and technology for sustainable energy and...

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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

By: M Hall

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-APR-2010

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and passive technologies in buildings would substantially reduce the energy demand and improve the environmental impact and carbon footprint of building stock worldwide. Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings critically reviews the advanced building materials applicable for improving the built environment....

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Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

By: D. Roddy

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2010

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Fossil-fuel power plants account for the majority of worldwide power generation. Increasing global energy demands, coupled with issues of ageing and inefficient power plants, have led to new power plant construction programmes. As cheaper fossil fuel resources are exhausted and emissions criteria are tightened, utilities are turning to power plants designed with performance in mind to satisfy requirements for improved capacity, efficiency, and environmental characteristics. Advanced power plant materials, design and technology provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art of...

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Developments and Innovation in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture and Storage Technology

Developments and Innovation in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture and Storage Technology

By: M Maroto-Valer

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2010

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) is the one advanced technology that conventional power generation cannot do without. CCS technology reduces the carbon footprint of power plants by capturing, and storing the CO2 emissions from burning fossil-fuels and biomass. This volume provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art research, development and demonstration of carbon storage and utilisation, covering all the storage options and their environmental impacts. It critically reviews geological, terrestrial and ocean sequestration, including enhanced oil and gas...

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Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

By: R Beith

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-APR-2011

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Small and micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems are a form of cogeneration technology suitable for domestic and community buildings, commercial establishments and industrial facilities, as well as local heat networks. One of the benefits of using cogeneration plant is a vastly improved energy efficiency: in some cases achieving up to 80-90% systems efficiency, whereas small-scale electricity production is typically at well below 40% efficiency, using the same amount of fuel. This higher efficiency affords users greater energy security and increased long-term sustainability of energy...

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Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems

Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems

By: Z Melhem

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Electricity transmission and distribution systems carry electricity from suppliers to demand sites. During transmission materials ageing and performance issues can lead to losses amounting to about 10% of the total generated electricity. Advanced grid technologies are therefore in development to sustain higher network efficiency, while also maintaining power quality and security. Electricity transmission, distribution and storage systems presents a comprehensive review of the materials, architecture and performance of electricity transmission and distribution networks, and the...

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Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

By: J Oakey

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2011

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Coal- and gas-based power plants currently supply the largest proportion of the world’s power generation capacity, and are required to operate to increasingly stringent environmental standards. Higher temperature combustion is therefore being adopted to improve plant efficiency and to maintain net power output given the energy penalty that integration of advanced emissions control systems cause. However, such operating regimes also serve to intensify degradation mechanisms within power plant systems, potentially affecting their reliability and lifespan. Power plant life management and...

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Handbook of Process Integration (PI)

Handbook of Process Integration (PI)

By: J Klemes

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 23-APR-2014

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Since its first development in the 1970s, Process Integration (PI) has become an important methodology in achieving more energy efficient processes. This pioneering handbook brings together the leading scientists and researchers currently contributing to PI development, pooling their expertise and specialist knowledge to provide readers with a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the latest PI research and applications. After an introduction to the principles of PI, the book reviews a wide range of process design and integration topics ranging from heat and utility systems to water,...

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Wind Energy Systems: Solutions for Power Quality and Stabilization

Wind Energy Systems: Solutions for Power Quality and Stabilization

By: Mohd. Ali

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2012

Insert Date: 22-APR-2014

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Unlike conventional power plants, wind plants emit no air pollutants or greenhouse gases—and wind energy is a free, renewable resource. This book explores fundamental concepts of wind energy conversion systems, discussing grid integration and stability issues, methods of transient stability enhancement, and minimization of fluctuations in power, frequency, and voltage in wind generator systems. The author provides tools and information to help ensure generator stabilization in the face of network faults and other obstacles, including random wind speed variations and fluctuations in output...