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Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development

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Usman Ahmed, D. Nathan Meehan
June 14, 2016

As the shale revolution continues in North America, unconventional resource markets are emerging on every continent. In the next eight to ten years, more than 100,000 wells and one- to two-million hydraulic fracturing stages could be executed, resulting in close to one trillion dollars in industry s...

Hydrothermal Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to Low-Carbon Fuels

Fangming Jin
December 12, 2017

The book covers advances in hydrothermal reduction of CO2 into low-carbon fuels. It offers perspectives from chemical engineering, environmental chemicals, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, geology and materials science. It addresses fundamentals and applications of...

Nanomaterials for Supercapacitors

Ling Bing Kong
November 20, 2017

New materials hold the key to fundamental advances in energy conversion and storage, both of which are vital in order to meet the challenge of global warming and the finite nature of fossil fuels. Nanomaterials in particular offer unique properties or combinations of properties as electrodes and...

Carbon Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Technologies: Fundamentals and Applications

Shuhui Sun, Xueliang Sun, Zhongwei Chen, Yuyu Liu, David P. Wilkinson, Jiujun Zhang
November 16, 2017

This book offers comprehensive coverage of carbon-based nanomaterials and electrochemical energy conversion and storage technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, and hydrogen generation and storage, as well as the latest material and new technology development. It addresses a...

Redox Flow Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications

Huamin Zhang, Xianfeng Li, Jiujun Zhang
November 10, 2017

Flow batteries have received attention in large-scale energy storage due to their flexible design, high safety, high energy efficiency, and environmental friendliness. In recent years, they have been rapidly developed and tested in a variety of scales that prove their feasibility and advantages of...

High-Temperature Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage: Fundamentals and Applications

Yixiang Shi, Ningsheng Cai, Tianyu Cao, Jiujun Zhang
November 06, 2017

As global demands for energy and lower carbon emissions rise, developing systems of energy conversion and storage becomes necessary. This book explores how Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (EESC) devices are promising advanced power systems that can directly convert chemical energy in...

Biofuels Production and Processing Technology

M.R. Riazi, David Chiaramonti
October 11, 2017

The importance of biofuels in greening the transport sector in the future is unquestionable, given the limited available fossil energy resources, the environmental issues associated to the utilization of fossil fuels, and the increasing attention to security of supply. This comprehensive reference...

Energetic Materials: Advanced Processing Technologies for Next-Generation Materials

Mark J. Mezger, Kay J. Tindle, Michelle Pantoya, Lori J. Groven, Dilhan Kalyon
September 08, 2017

This book will take an in-depth look at the technologies, processes, and capabilities to develop and produce "next generation" energetic materials for both commercial and defense applications, including military, mining operations, oil production and well perforation, and construction demolition....

Flow Assurance Solids in Oil and Gas Production

Jon Steinar Gudmundsson
September 07, 2017

The precipitation and deposition of solids are a major challenge in the production of oil and gas. Flow assurance solids are formed because of unavoidable changes in temperature, pressure and composition of the oil-gas-water flowstream, from reservoir conditions to processing conditions. The advent...

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...

Managing Biogas Plants: A Practical Guide

Mario Alejandro Rosato
August 22, 2017

This practical manual provides basic theoretical knowledge about fermentative processes, biochemical laboratory techniques, and an arsenal of practical tricks, recipes, do’s, and don’ts for the biogas plant manager. It explains why some popular tests and techniques are unreliable, how to optimize...

Microwave-Mediated Biofuel Production

Veera G. Gude
August 18, 2017

This book focuses on chemical syntheses and processes for biofuel production mediated by microwave energy. This is the first contribution in this area serving as a resource and guidance manual for understanding the principles, mechanisms, design, and applications of microwaves in biofuel process...

Micro & Nano-Engineering of Fuel Cells

Dennis Y.C. Leung, Jin Xuan
July 27, 2017

Fuel cells are clean and efficient energy conversion devices expected to be the next generation power source. During more than 17 decades of research and development, various types of fuel cells have been developed with a view to meet the different energy demands and application requirements....

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