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Forest-Based Biomass Energy: Concepts and Applications

Frank Spellman
November 22, 2017

What is forest-based biomass energy and why should we care? Written by environmental expert Frank Spellman, Forest-Based Biomass Energy: Concepts and Applications details how forest biomass can be converted to energy and energy products, including direct combustion, pellets, gasification, and...

Stirling Convertor Regenerators

Mounir B. Ibrahim, Roy C. Tew, Jr.
November 22, 2017

Stirling Convertor Regenerators addresses the latest developments and future possibilities in the science and practical application of Stirling engine regenerators and technology. Written by experts in the vanguard of alternative energy, this invaluable resource presents integral scientific details...

Drinking Water Disinfection Techniques

Jyoti Kishen Kumar, Aniruddha Bhalchandra Pandit
November 22, 2017

Water is our natural heritage, our miracle of life. However, our increasingly technological society has become indifferent to water. Far from being pure, modern drinking water around the world contains many undesirable chemical and bacterial contaminants. The existing techniques employed for the...

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 16, 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...

Sodium Fast Reactors with Closed Fuel Cycle

Baldev Raj, P. Chellapandi, P.R. Vasudeva Rao
November 15, 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...

Renewable Energy, Second Edition: A First Course

Robert Ehrlich, Harold A. Geller
November 08, 2017

This revised edition is fully updated and continues to provide the best in-depth introduction to renewable energy science. It focuses mainly on renewable energy, but also addresses nonrenewable energy (fossil fuels and nuclear technology). The coverage extends from the basic physics to conservation...

Handbook of Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Storage

Mieczyslaw Jurczyk
November 06, 2017

Nanoscale metallic and ceramic materials, also called nanomaterials, have held enormous attraction for researchers over the past few years. They demonstrate novel properties compared with conventional (microcrystalline) materials owing to their nanoscale features. Recently, mechanical alloying and...

Energy Storage: Systems and Components

Alfred Rufer
November 06, 2017

This book will provide the technical community with an overview of the development of new solutions and products that address key topics, including electric/hybrid vehicles, ultrafast battery charging, smart grids, renewable energy (e.g., solar and wind), peak shaving, and reduction of energy...

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...

Environmental Nanotechnology

M. H. Fulekar, Bhawana Pathak
October 30, 2017

Environmental nanotechnology is considered to play a key role in shaping of current environmental engineering and science practices. This book titled "Environmental Nanotechnology" covers the advanced materials, devices, and system development for use in the environmental protection. The...

Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Nature and Design

Daniel Czechowski, Thomas Hauck, Georg Hausladen
October 27, 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...