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Sugar Palm Biofibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites

1st Edition

S. M. Sapuan, J. Sahari, M.R. Ishak, M.L. Sanyang
October 09, 2018

Natural fibre composites are increasingly being viewed as viable and environmentally responsible alternatives to synthetic fibre composites and plastics. Sugar Palm Biofibers, Biopolymers, and Biocomposites considers the use of sugar palm fibres for materials development and application. It offers...

Solar Cooling Technologies

1st Edition

Sotirios Karellas, Tryfon C Roumpedakis, Nikolaos Tzouganatos, Konstantinos Braimakis
October 08, 2018

Solar Cooling Technologies presents a detailed study of the potential technologies for coupling solar energy and cooling systems. It starts with the theoretical background on the refrigeration cycles and their thermodynamic analysis followed by a description of different technologies for solar...

Biorefineries: Design and Analysis

1st Edition

Carlos Ariel Cardona Alzate, Jonathan Moncada Botero, Valentina Aristizábal Marulanda
September 24, 2018

Aimed at presenting a systematic design of biorefineries, the book initiates with an overview about relevance and applications explained through origin of raw materials, transformation routes and products. Then, concepts as hierarchy, sequencing and integration are considered which helps in...

Principles of Sustainable Energy Systems, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Charles F. Kutscher, Jana B. Milford, Frank Kreith
September 18, 2018

PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS, Third Edition, surveys the range of sustainable energy sources and the tools that engineers, scientists, managers, and policy makers use to analyze energy generation, usage, and future trends. The text provides complete and up-to-date coverage of all...

Photosynthetic Protein-Based Photovoltaics

1st Edition

Swee Ching Tan
September 17, 2018

Ever since the discovery of the photoelectric effect, researchers have been trying to improve the efficiency of converting sunlight into electricity through photovoltaic devices. Photosynthetic organisms provide clues for harvesting sunlight and storing the energy in chemical forms. This book...

Sustainable Catalysis in Ionic Liquids

1st Edition

Pedro Lozano
September 17, 2018

Sustainable Catalysis in Ionic Liquids provides an up-to-date overview of the relatively underexplored area of the use of room temperature ionic liquids as organocatalysts for a range of organic reactions, including polymerizations. Using organic molecules to promote reactions is an attractive...

Phosphors for Energy Saving and Conversion Technology

1st Edition

Vijay B. Pawade, Sanjay J. Dhoble
September 17, 2018

This text deals with the advantages of rare earth activated phosphors for the development of solid state lighting technology and in enhancing the light conversion efficiency of Si solar cells. The book initiates with a short overview of the atomic and semiconductor theory followed by introduction...

Membrane Technology: Sustainable Solutions in Water, Health, Energy and Environmental Sectors

1st Edition

Sundergopal Sridhar
August 14, 2018

Contributed by multiple experts, the book covers the scientific and engineering aspects of membrane processes and systems. It aims to cover basic concepts of novel membrane processes including membrane bioreactors, microbial fuel cell, forward osmosis, electro-dialysis and membrane contactors....

The Triumph of the Sun: The Energy of the New Century

1st Edition

Wolfgang Palz
August 13, 2018

As the new century came, the world began to turn its back on the reckless developments of the past that resulted in global pollution and the deep misery it entails, a climate getting out of kilter, the threat of a nuclear war, and all perils brought about by the unchecked use of fossil and atomic...

Biomass Preprocessing and Pretreatments for Production of Biofuels: Mechanical, Chemical and Thermal Methods

1st Edition

Jaya Shankar Tumuluru
July 31, 2018

Engineering the physical, chemical, and energy properties of lignocellulosic biomass is important to produce high-quality consistent feedstocks with reduced variability for biofuels production. The emphasis of this book will be the beneficial impacts that mechanical, chemical, and thermal...

Optimization of Hydraulic Fracture Stages and Sequencing in Unconventional Formations

1st Edition

Ahmed Alzahabi, Mohamed Y. Soliman
July 20, 2018

Shale gas and/or oil play identification is subject to many screening processes for characteristics such as porosity, permeability, and brittleness. Evaluating shale gas and/or oil reservoirs and identifying potential sweet spots (portions of the reservoir rock that have high-quality kerogen...

Introduction to Renewable Power Systems and the Environment with R

1st Edition

Miguel F. Acevedo
July 19, 2018

Introduction to Renewable Power Systems and the Environment with R showcases the fundamentals of electrical power systems while examining their relationships with the environment. To address the broad range of interrelated problems that come together when generating electricity, this reference...

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