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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...

Sustainable Energy Policies for Europe: Towards 100% Renewable Energy

1st Edition

Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes
August 10, 2018

The discussion about energy perspectives beyond 2020, up to 2030 and eventually 2050 has started. There seems to be a verbal consensus on the necessity of ambitious climate change mitigation policies, without a convincing perspective of the necessary policy decisions to be reached in due time....

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...

Kenaf Fibers and Composites

1st Edition

S. M. Sapuan, M.R. Ishak, J. Sahari, Muhammed Lamin Sanyang
June 28, 2018

Kenaf fiber is gaining attention as an alternative reinforcement for composite products due to low cost, reduced environmental impact, and attractive mechanical properties. Kenaf Fibers and Composites covers the breadth of these exciting materials, from raw material preparation to application in a...

Introduction to Sustainability Analytics

1st Edition

Raghavan (Ram) Ramanan
June 28, 2018

The roles of corporate and public stewards and the nature of their social contract with society have been changing over the past two centuries, and those changes have accelerated in recent decades. Moreover, with increasing focus on sustainability factors from the marketplace (regulators, investors...

Renewable Energy Applications for Freshwater Production

1st Edition

Jochen Bundschuh, Jan Hoinkis
June 28, 2018

Worldwide, many regions have a great potential to cover part of their pressing water needs by renewable energy powered water treatment processes using either thermal or membrane based technologies. Not only arid and semiarid regions are increasingly suffering from water shortage but also many other...

Power Engineering: Advances and Challenges, Part A: Thermal, Hydro and Nuclear Power

1st Edition

Viorel Badescu, George Cristian Lazaroiu, Linda Barelli
June 21, 2018

Faced with the climate change phenomena, humanity has had to now contend with numerous changes, including our attitude environment protection, and also with depletion of classical energy resources. These have had consequences in the power production sector, which was already struggling with...

Small Wind Turbines for Electricity and Irrigation: Design and Construction

1st Edition

Mario Alejandro Rosato
June 20, 2018

This practical book deals with the technology of small-power wind turbines as opposed to widely diffused industrial wind turbines and wind farms. It covers the most common wind turbine technologies in the small power segment: horizontal axis both for electrical generation and water pumping,...

Smart Grid Systems: Modeling and Control

1st Edition

N. Ramesh Babu
June 18, 2018

Electric power systems are being transformed from older grid systems to smart grids across the globe. The goals of this transition are to address today’s electric power issues, which include reducing carbon footprints, finding alternate sources of decaying fossil fuels, eradicating losses that...

Data-Driven Analytics for the Geological Storage of CO2

1st Edition

Shahab Mohaghegh
June 05, 2018

Data-driven analytics is enjoying unprecedented popularity among oil and gas professionals. Many reservoir engineering problems associated with geological storage of CO2 require the development of numerical reservoir simulation models. This book is the first to examine the contribution of...