Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability

1st Edition

Efstathios E. Michaelides

CRC Press
Published April 30, 2018
Textbook - 465 Pages - 100 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138038448 - CAT# K32958
Series: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Series

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Features

  • Takes a technical and quantitative approach to exploring energy sources, usage, economics and policy
  • Provides an accessible approach to energy and the environment, using simple algebra
  • Explains the “myths and truths” of energy and environmental impacts in each chapter
  • Comprehensive treatment of environmental successes and problems, including the energy-water nexus
  • Provides the skills to evaluate energy usage versus environmental hazards and climate change factors
  • Summary

    Energy and the Environment explains in simple terms what the energy demand is at the present, what the environmental effects of energy use are, and what can be accomplished to alleviate the environmental effects of energy use and ensure adequate energy supply. Though technical in approach, the text uses simple explanations of engineering processes and systems and algebra-based math to be comprehensible to students in a range of disciplines. Schematic diagrams, quantitative examples, and numerous problems will help students make quantitative calculations. This will assist them in comprehending the complexity of the energy-environment balance, and to analyze and evaluate proposed solutions.

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