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Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, Second Edition - Four Volume Set (Print)


Sohail Anwar
December 1, 2014

Using limited energy resources in sustainable ways, energy engineers and technologists have made our lives comfortable and affordable. However, due to an expanding world population, global energy resources are being increasingly strained. Considering this scenario, effective energy management, energ...

Energy Intermittency


Bent Sorensen
November 10, 2014

The first book to consider intermittency as a key point of an energy system, Energy Intermittency describes different levels of variability for traditional and renewable energy sources, presenting detailed solutions for handling energy intermittency through trade, collaboration, demand management, a...

Biohydrogen Production: Fundamentals and Technology Advances


Debabrata Das, Namita Khanna, Chitralekha Nag Dasgupta
February 21, 2014

Biohydrogen Production: Fundamentals and Technology Advances covers the fundamentals of biohydrogen production technology, including microbiology, biochemistry, feedstock requirements, and molecular biology of the biological hydrogen production processes. It also gives insight into scale-up problems...

Water for Energy and Fuel Production


Yatish T. Shah
May 16, 2014

Water, in all its forms, may be the key to an environmentally friendly energy economy. Water is free, there is plenty of it, plus it carries what is generally believed to be the best long-term source of green energy—hydrogen. Water for Energy and Fuel Production explores the many roles of water in...

Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition


Vaughn C. Nelson, Kenneth L. Starcher
November 23, 2015

Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition covers the fundamentals of renewable energy and serves as a resource to undergraduates in renewable energy courses, non-specialists within the energy industries, or anyone working to support the successful implementation of renewable energy. The seco...

Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, Second Edition

Pablo M. La Roche
July 21, 2017

The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through  climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field...

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...

Algal Biofuels

Leonel Pereira
July 12, 2017

Algae presents a viable biofuel alternative because the production of algae for fuel, unlike other agro-based biofuels, does not compete with food production. This book covers algae-based biofuel options and discusses the design and economic viability of algal bioenergy co-production concepts....

Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Design

Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen
July 01, 2017

Consider this … How do we handle the convergence of landscape architecture, ecological planning, and civil engineering? What are convenient terms and metaphors to communicate the interplay between design and ecology? What are suitable scientific theories and technological means? What...

Sodium Fast Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle

Baldev Raj, P. Chellapandi, P.R. Vasudeva Rao
July 01, 2017

Sodium Fast Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle delivers a detailed discussion of an important technology that is being harnessed for commercial energy production in many parts of the world. Presenting the state of the art of sodium-cooled fast reactors with closed fuel cycles, this book: Offers...

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements

Frank Vignola, Joseph Michalsky, Thomas Stoffel
June 30, 2017

The rather specialized field of solar and infrared radiation measurement has become more and more important in the face of growing demands by the renewable energy and climate change research communities for data that are more accurate and have increased temporal and spatial resolution. Updating...

Dams in Japan: Past, Present and Future

Japan Commission on Large Dams - JCOLD
June 30, 2017

Overview of Japan’s long water history, by the Japanese Commission on large dams. Starting from the 7th century, when irrigation ponds were first constructed for paddy cropping, until the beginning of the 21st century. Elaborates on various roles of dams: water supply, power generation and flood...

The Business of Humanity: Strategic Management in the Era of Globalization, Innovation, and Shared Value

John Camillus, Bopaya Bidanda, N. Chandra Mohan
June 28, 2017

Companies across the world, for a variety of reasons, are committing to incorporating social responsibility into their business models and finding that their profits are growing and their long-term sustainability is enhanced—building "humanity" into their business models as the driver of economic,...

Sustainability: An Environmental Science Perspective

John C. Ayers
June 14, 2017

This book presents an earth science-based overview of the challenges to sustainability. It provides a detailed study of climate change, as well as energy, food, and water security across different regions. The author uncovers the problems caused by current social and environmental practices, and...

Soil Quality and Biofuel Production

Rattan Lal, B.A. Stewart
June 14, 2017

From its humble beginning in the late 19th century―when Henry Ford’s first car was designed to run on ethanol―biofuel production has been on the rise with more than 26 billion liters produced in the U.S. in 2007. Ethanol made from biomass (rather than grains) holds great promise, including numerous...

Advances in Friedel-Crafts Acylation Reactions: Catalytic and Green Processes

Giovanni Sartori, Raimondo Maggi
June 14, 2017

Used in the production of a wide number of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the Friedel-Crafts acylation reaction represents a synthetic process of great interest to organic chemists of academia and industry. Nearly 40 years since the last major treatise on the topic and reflecting the growing...

Introduction to Biofuels

David M. Mousdale
June 14, 2017

What role will biofuels play in the scientific portfolio that might bring energy independence and security, revitalize rural infrastructures, and wean us off of our addiction to oil? The shifting energy landscape of the 21st century, with its increased demand for renewable energy technology, poses...