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Thermal Energy Storage : Systems And Applications

RRP $275.99

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This new edition of Thermal Energy Storage Systems offers the up-to-date coverage needed to address recent R&D, including much of the authors' own work, which furthers more energy efficient and sustainable technological methods and solutions. New material also covers analysis, design and performance improvement as well as life-cycle costing and assessment. The authors address real-life technical and operational problems, enabling the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and the practical applications of thermal energy storage technology. The book has been thoroughly revised and updated for use as a text on alternative and renewable energy courses, with case studies updated as well as problems added at the end of each chapter. Enables the reader to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and practical applications of thermal energy storage (TES) technology Includes state-of-the-art descriptions of many facets of TES systems and applications Summarises significant new research on energy efficient and sustainable technological methods and solutions Allows students to explore the potential of TES systems via computer simulations and to hence appreciate the technical details involved in a TES system design Significantly revised for use as a graduate text on emerging renewable and alternative energy courses, including updated case studies, worked-out examples, problems and solutions at the end of each chapter


Clean Energy From Waste

RRP $354.99

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This book explores the use of recent advanced multiple stage conversion technologies. These applications combine conventional fluidised bed systems with new plasma technologies to efficiently generate different energy outputs from waste materials with minimum cleaning effort. Using a mix of modelling and experimental approaches, the author provides fundamental insights into how the key operating variables of the two-stage process may impact the final quality of syngas. This thesis serves as a useful reference guide on the modelling and design of single and multiple-stage systems for thermal waste treatment. Its extended section on plant configuration and operation of waste gasification plants identifies the main technical challenges, and is of use to researchers entering the field.


Sustainable Energy And The Environment

RRP $354.99

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This book emerges from the recognition that energy, environment and ecosystems are dynamically and inextricably connected. The energy environment system must be addressed in its totality, so that we can devise sustainable solutions that incorporate both economic growth and environmental conservation. No single clean energy source will sustain long-term energy security, and fossil fuels will remain prominent in the mix of energy sources for several decades to come. Energy solutions, therefore, must employ a broad and diverse range of approaches, including cleaner fossil fuel technologies, and an affordable transition to greener power generation employing waste, water and renewable resources. Moreover, adapting to this changing global energy picture will require a transformational shift in the ways we use and deliver energy services. The authors begin with a broad introductory chapter on sustainable energy and the environment, classifying energy resources, cataloging environmental degradations, and outlining the concepts and practices of sustainability. In Chapters Two and Three, they summarize the basic constituents of the environment, the biosphere and its natural cycles, and offer a model of Earth's planetary temperatures and the greenhouse effect. Chapters Four and Five outline conventional energy and power systems, and related environmental degradations. The next several chapters cover clean coal technologies for power generation, and discuss sustainable energy and power technologies based on both thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, along with biomass and wind. The final chapters examine in depth the management of waste and water, pollution control and energy conservation. 
The book introduces a unique approach to sustainability and energy conservation which emphasizes the relationships between underlying scientific principles and practical applications employed in engineering solutions. All this is offered in a form that matches the requirements of college-level environmental science and engineering courses.


Introduction To Thermal And Fluids Engineering

RRP $237.80

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  • An integrated approach: Thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer are presented as a unified body of knowledge.. Examples and problems are used to illustrate the integration of the three disciplines in practice. Benefit: The integrated approach builds a firm understanding of the interconnection among the 3 topic areas..
  •  Common notation used throughout text:  to reinforce the connectedness of the topics, and to minimize student confusion, a common notation is introduced and used throughout the text.   
  • Flexibility: The text is designed to support a wide variety of syllabi and course structures.  After Chapters 2, 3, and 4, there are multiple paths through the book depending on the curricular needs. Benefit: Instructors are able to customize the text to their specific curricular needs.
  •  Example Problems & End-of Chapter Exercises: Examples and problems are used to illustrate the integration of the three disciplines in practice. The text features a rich collection of example problems (over 150) and end-of-chapter exercises (over 850).  The problems range from the simple (to illustrate one concept or point) to the complex (to show the need for integration, synthesis of topics and tools, and the use of a logical problem solution approach).  Benefit: Increased student concept comprehension and consistent reinforcement of students? problem solving skills.  The detailed solutions are valuable in demonstrating how to incorporate information from several different disciplines in solving problems
  •  Familiar, down-to-earth examples: Clear descriptions of physical and fundamental processes that are related to what a student may observe in his/her everyday life are used in many examples. The illustrative examples bring together physical processes, governing equations, and concrete examples of applications of the points being taught. Benefit: students are more easily able to relate to and understand important concepts.
  •  An emphasis on problem solving:  Students learn by problem solving, and in addition to the wealth of examples and problems throughout the text, assumptions are stated when they are used in the problem solution. Some of the example problems are industrially relevant; these example problems and other practical engineering applications are used throughout the text to provide motivation to the students. Benefit: Students are able to see the problem-solving process in action. In many cases, assumptions are not all known at the start of a problem. During the course of solution, it often becomes apparent that an assumption is needed. Kaminski & Jensen?s approach emphasizes this.
  •  ?Approach? section for each problem: After the problem statement is given and prior to actually solving the problem, the general approach to the problem solution is stated briefly to enable students to see the path the solution will take. Benefit: Provides direction to students who need that extra support. Enables professors to discuss a problem solution before an equation is written, for example.
  • Early introduction to heat transfer: The subject, of major importance to EE majors, is introduced in Ch. 3. Benefit: Allows students to relate the heat term in the First Law of Thermodynamics to fundamental modes of heat transfer and tackle more realistic problems earlier in their engineering education.
  • Property evaluations are not introduced until Chapter 5. Benefit: Many practical topics from fluid mechanics and heat transfer can be taught with minimal emphasis on thermodynamics. (Chapters 5-8 can be omitted without loss of continuity.) This is especially useful if the course is for non-majors.
  • Accessible writing style: Reviewers and students commend the clarity of the writing. In addition, all derivations are written out in detail, without skipping steps. Benefit: The high readability of the text enables students to better understand important concepts.


Energy And Environmental Policy In China

RRP $245.99

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This pioneering book provides a comprehensive, rigorous and in-depth analysis of China's energy and environmental policy for the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This unique book focuses on concrete, constructive and realistic solutions to China's unprecedented environmental pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and energy security as a result of steeply rising oil imports. It provides an up-to-date factual analysis of China's efforts and commitments to improve energy efficiency, to cut pollutants and to increase the use of renewable energy to create a low-carbon economy. The author explores many of the policies and measures that China has put in place to save energy and reduce emissions, as well as examines new policies and measures in order for China to be successful. Energy and Environmental Policy in China will prove to be of great value to practitioners and policymakers, as well as to academies and students in the areas of economics, environmental studies, Asian studies, regional and urban studies, law, political science and sociology.



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