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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...

Power Engineering and Information Technologies in Technical Objects Control: 2016 Annual Proceedings

Genadiy Pivnyak, Olexander Beshta, Mykhaylo Alekseyev
January 15, 2017

Improved knowledge in the field of technical objects operation and control helps manufacturers to decrease energy consumption and keep construction costs low. Moreover, it helps dealing effectively with environmental problems and switching to renewable forms of energy on the path of sustainable...

Pollution and the Atmosphere: Designs for Reduced Emissions

Marco Ragazzi
January 11, 2017

This new compendium volume examines the significant impact of air quality on human health. Assessing air pollution in complex morphologies has become an important issue in order to implement mitigation measures and limit emissions from the most relevant sources, such as waste incineration, traffic...

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Storage

Mieczyslaw Jurczyk
December 31, 2016

Over the past years, nanoscale metallic and ceramic materials, also called nanomaterials, have attracted enormous interest from researchers. Nanomaterials demonstrate novel properties compared with conventional (microcrystalline) materials owing to their nanoscale features. Recently, the mechanical...

Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems

Robert E. Parkin
December 29, 2016

This book presents techniques for building and optimizing structures with integrated solar energy systems. It describes active solar systems such as photovoltaics and parabolic concentrators as well as passive solar systems and covers optimal materials to use, daylighting, shading, solar blinds,...

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability

Gloria I. Guzman Casado, Manuel Gonzalez de Molina
December 28, 2016

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective and goes beyond the conventional analysis of the efficient use of energy. The book...

The Science of Ethanol

Walter E. Goldstein
December 15, 2016

This book covers all facets involving the production and use of ethanol. Topics include the optimization of raw materials, energy, capital, process model-based computer control, and human resources to produce ethanol. It compares and contrasts processes to prepare ethanol using biotechnology...

Sustainable Water Technologies

Daniel H. Chen
December 01, 2016

Development of advanced technologies is a critical component in overcoming the looming water crisis. Stressing emerging technologies and strategies that facilitate water sustainability for future generations, the second volume in the two-volume set Sustainable Water Management and Technologies...

Sustainable Water Management

Daniel H. Chen
December 01, 2016

While the world’s population continues to grow, the availability of water remains constant. Facing the looming water crisis, society needs to tackle strategic management issues as an integrated part of the solution toward water sustainability. The first volume in the two-volume set Sustainable...

Biomass for Biofuels

Katarzyna Bulkowska, Zygmunt Mariusz Gusiatin, Ewa Klimiuk, Artur Pawlowski, Tomasz Pokoj
December 01, 2016

Biomass is a widely available resource, that can be characterized by its high production potential. Enabling the production of different types of biofuels, biomass can be used in both spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines. There is extensive knowledge of the biofuel production process,...

Potential Use of Solar Energy and Emerging Technologies in Micro Irrigation

Megh R. Goyal, Manoj K. Ghosal
November 28, 2016

This new book, the fourth volume in the Innovations and Challenges in Micro Irrigation book series, examines the potential of solar energy and other emerging energy technologies in micro irrigation to create sustainable energy sources. The authors discuss a variety of innovative micro irrigation...

Island Power Systems

Lukas Sigrist, Enrique Lobato, Francisco M. Echavarren, Ignacio Egido, Luis Rouco
November 17, 2016

A major concern of island power systems is frequency stability. A power system is said to be frequency stable if its generators are able to supply their loads at a frequency within acceptable limits after a disturbance. Frequency instability occurs if load-generation imbalances are not corrected in...

Biohythane: Fuel for the Future

Debabrata Das, Shantonu Roy
November 11, 2016

This book is a novel attempt at describing the fundamental aspects of and advancements in the field of biohythane production. The comprehensive collection of chapters is based on the fundamentals of heterotrophic hydrogen production and consequent methane production technologies. Emphasis is on the...