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Sustainable Energy Technologies

Eduardo Rincón-Mejía, Alejandro de las Heras
November 16, 2017

This book examines the key aspects that will define future sustainable energy systems: energy supply, energy storage, security and limited environmental impacts. It clearly explains the need for an integrated engineering approach to sustainable energies, based on mathematical, biogeophysical, and...

The Physics of Solar Cells: Perovskites, Organics, and Photovoltaic Fundamentals

Juan Bisquert
November 13, 2017

The book provides an explanation of the operation of photovoltaic devices from a broad perspective that embraces a variety of materials concepts, from nanostructured and highly disordered organic materials, to highly efficient devices such as the lead halide perovskite solar cells. The book...

Dams in Japan: Past, Present and Future

Japan Commission on Large Dams - JCOLD
November 03, 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...

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition

D. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith
November 01, 2017

For the Movers, Shakers, and Policy Makers in Energy Engineering and Related Industries The latest version of a bestselling reference, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Handbook, Second Edition covers the foremost trends and technologies in energy engineering today. This new edition contains...

Solar and Infrared Radiation Measurements

Frank Vignola, Joseph Michalsky, Thomas Stoffel
October 27, 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...

Biohydrogen Production: Fundamentals and Technology Advances

Debabrata Das, Namita Khanna, Chitralekha Nag Dasgupta
October 27, 2017

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...

Atomic Nanoscale Technology in the Nuclear Industry

Taeho Woo
October 12, 2017

Developments at the nanoscale are leading to new possibilities and challenges for nuclear applications in areas ranging from medicine to international commerce to atomic power production/waste treatment. Progress in nanotech is helping the nuclear industry slash the cost of energy production. It...

Biofuels from Food Waste: Applications of Saccharification using Fungal Solid State Fermentation

Antoine Prandota Trzcinski
September 01, 2017

According to the UN's Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO), one third of food produced globally for human consumption (nearly 1.3 billion tons) is lost annually. Food waste has often been incinerated with other combustible municipal wastes for possible recovery of heat or other forms of...

Advances in Renewable Energy Research

Malgorzata Pawlowska, Artur Pawlowski
August 22, 2017

Advances in Renewable Energy Research comprises papers delivered at an international workshop by authors from Poland, Germany, Ukraine, China, Japan and Taiwan. The papers discussed the development of renewable energy technologies in certain countries, with special attention deviated to the...

Light-Based Science: Technology and Sustainable Development, The Legacy of Ibn al-Haytham

Azzedine Boudrioua, Roshdi Rashed, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
August 16, 2017

This book discusses light-based science, emphasizing its pervasive influence in science, technology, policy, and education. A wide range of contributors offers a comprehensive study of the tremendous, and indeed foundational, contributions of Ibn al Haytham, a scholar from the medieval period. The...

Geothermal Water Management

Jochen Bundschuh, Barbara Tomaszewska
August 08, 2017

Availability of and adequate accessibility to freshwater and energy are two key technological and scientific problems of global significance. At the end of the 20th century, the deficit of water for human consumption and economic application forced us to focus on rational use of resources....

Introduction to Nonimaging Optics, Second Edition

Julio Chaves
July 26, 2017

Introduction to Nonimaging Optics covers the theoretical foundations and design methods of nonimaging optics, as well as key concepts from related fields. This fully updated, revised, and expanded Second Edition: Features a new and intuitive introduction with a basic description of the advantages...