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Sustainable Energy Developments


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Renewable energy sources and sustainable policy options, including energy efficiency and energy conservation, can provide long-term solutions for key-problems of industrialized, developing and transition countries by providing clean and domestically available energy and, at the same time, decreasing dependence on fossil fuel imports and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The book series will serve as a multi-disciplinary resource linking renewable energy with human society. The book series fulfils the rapidly growing worldwide interest in sustainable energy solutions. It covers all fields of renewable energy and their possible applications will be addressed not only from a technical point of view, but also from economic, financial, social, political, legislative and regulatory viewpoints.
The book series is considered to become a state-of-the-art source for a large group of readers comprising different stakeholders and professionals, including government and non-governmental organizations and institutions, international funding agencies, universities, public energy institutions, public health and other relevant institutions as well as to civil society.

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Air and Environmental Quality in Livestock and Agricultural Buildings

Air and Environmental Quality in Livestock and Agricultural Buildings

Forthcoming

Thomas Banhazi, Andres Aland, Joerg Hartung
December 07, 2017

Good housing environment that promotes high production efficiency, excellent health and optimal welfare for different livestock species is an essential aspect of sustainable animal production. This book is written for all those who are involved in managing the production efficiency, health and...

Green Aviation: Reduction of Environmental Impact Through Aircraft Technology and Alternative Fuels

Green Aviation: Reduction of Environmental Impact Through Aircraft Technology and Alternative Fuels

Emily S. Nelson, D.R. Reddy
September 07, 2017

Aircraft emissions currently account for ~3.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions. The number of passenger miles has increased by 5% annually despite 9/11, two wars and gloomy economic conditions. Since aircraft have no viable alternative to the internal combustion engine, improvements in aircraft...

Micro & Nano-Engineering of Fuel Cells

Micro & Nano-Engineering of Fuel Cells

Dennis Y.C. Leung, Jin Xuan
July 27, 2017

Fuel cells are clean and efficient energy conversion devices expected to be the next generation power source. During more than 17 decades of research and development, various types of fuel cells have been developed with a view to meet the different energy demands and application requirements....

Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture

Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture

Jochen Bundschuh, Guangnan Chen, D. Chandrasekharam, Janusz Piechocki
July 17, 2017

The agri-food chain consumes about one third of the world’s energy production with about 12% of it for crop production and nearly 80% for processing, distribution, retail, preparation and cooking. The agri-food chain also accounts for 80-90% of total global freshwater use where 70% alone is for...

Sustainable Energy Solutions in Agriculture

Sustainable Energy Solutions in Agriculture

Jochen Bundschuh, Guangnan Chen
March 31, 2017

Sustainability in agriculture and associated primary industries, which are both energy-intensive, is crucial for the development of any country. Increasing scarcity and resulting high fossil fuel prices combined with the need to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, make the improvement of...

Technologies for Converting Biomass to Useful Energy: Combustion, Gasification, Pyrolysis, Torrefaction and Fermentation

Technologies for Converting Biomass to Useful Energy: Combustion, Gasification, Pyrolysis, Torrefaction and Fermentation

Erik Dahlquist
March 31, 2017

Officially, the use of biomass for energy meets only 10-13% of the total global energy demand of 140 000 TWh per year. Still, thirty years ago the official figure was zero, as only traded biomass was included. While the actual production of biomass is in the range of 270 000 TWh per year, most of...

Advanced Oxidation Technologies: Sustainable Solutions for Environmental Treatments

Advanced Oxidation Technologies: Sustainable Solutions for Environmental Treatments

Marta I. Litter, Roberto J. Candal, J. Martin Meichtry
March 31, 2017

Advanced Oxidation Technologies (AOTs) or Processes (AOPs) are relatively new and innovative technologies to remove harmful and toxic pollutants. The most important processes among them are those using light, such as UVC/H2O2, photo-Fenton and heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO2. These...

Computational Models for CO2 Geo-sequestration & Compressed Air Energy Storage

Computational Models for CO2 Geo-sequestration & Compressed Air Energy Storage

Rafid Al-Khoury, Jochen Bundschuh
March 31, 2017

A comprehensive mathematical and computational modeling of CO2 Geosequestration and Compressed Air Energy Storage Energy and environment are two interrelated issues of great concern to modern civilization. As the world population will soon reach eight billion, the demand for energy will...

Biomass as Energy Source: Resources, Systems and Applications

Biomass as Energy Source: Resources, Systems and Applications

Erik Dahlquist
March 31, 2017

Global energy use is approximately 140 000 TWh per year. Interestingly, biomass production amounts to approximately 270 000 TWh per year, or roughly twice as much, whereas the official figure of biomass use for energy applications is 10-13% of the global energy use. This shows that biomass is not a...

Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture: Recent Advances & Future Directions

Low Energy Low Carbon Architecture: Recent Advances & Future Directions

Khaled Al-Sallal
May 05, 2016

Providing a complete and in-depth overview of the available knowledge in the area of low energy and low carbon architecture. The scope of this edited book includes several important topics ranging from chapters giving a broad view of the progressing models in ecologically responsible environments...

Geothermal Systems and Energy Resources: Turkey and Greece

Geothermal Systems and Energy Resources: Turkey and Greece

Alper Baba, Jochen Bundschuh, D. Chandrasekharam
March 07, 2014

In the region comprising Turkey and Greece, people have been using water from geothermal sources for bathing and washing of clothes since ancient times. This region falls within the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt and hence is a locus of active volcanism and tectonism and experiences frequent...

Green ICT & Energy: From Smart to Wise Strategies

Green ICT & Energy: From Smart to Wise Strategies

Jaco H. Appelman, Anwar Osseyran, Martijn Warnier
December 16, 2013

This book provides the connection between the growing body of literature on sustainability and the topics of energy and ICT. It aims to show how stakeholders active in this area need to play their part ensuring that the ICT-sector evolves towards a sector that can lead through “greening by IT” and...

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