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See below for a selection of the latest books from Energy technology & engineering category. Presented with a red border are the Energy technology & engineering books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Energy technology & engineering books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Energy Charter Treaty

The Energy Charter Treaty

Author: Prof. Dr Kaj Hober Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2020

The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is unique under international law, providing a multilateral framework for energy cooperation through the operation of more open and competitive energy markets, while respecting the principles of sustainable development and sovereignty over energy resources.. This is an in-depth, article-by-article commentary on all aspects of the Treaty and is essential for the large number of investors who are resorting to the protection of the ECT. It provides clear and comprehensive discussion of all provisions, analysing them against the background of other relevant writings such as case law and academic papers. It also considers relevant arbitral awards. It also offers insightful coverage and analysis of the history and background, as well as discussion of its relationships with other treaties. As energy investors and the legal community become more aware of the Treaty, the number of disputes relating to it is rapidly increasing, and the book considers the growing volume of case law concerning the interpretation or application of the provisions of the treaty. This is an invaluable reference tool for practitioners and investors.

Impact of Federal Investment on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Impact of Federal Investment on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies

Author: Sunita Satyapal, Fred Joseck, Joseph Stanford, Elvin Yuzugullu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2020

This book highlights progress in the development, demonstration, and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, with special emphasis on how federal investment has enabled advances and commercial progress. It starts with a description of how the US government has invested in various energy technologies. This is followed by a brief description of how fuel cell technology works, its importance in the energy arena, benefits, challenges, and current market status of different applications. The third section starts by explaining the R&D status of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies (such as the decreases realized in technology costs), and then explains how federal investments have enabled pathways to commercialization of these technologies. The fourth section highlights supporting and related policy incentives, after which details of successful case studies of fuel cell technology deployment in the materials handling, back-up power, and combined heat and power areas are provided. The book concludes with a summary of lessons learned, recommendations based on experience, and an outlook for the future relating to the advancement and commercialization of the technology.

Absorption Heating Technologies Efficient Heating, Heat Recovery and Renewable Energy

Absorption Heating Technologies Efficient Heating, Heat Recovery and Renewable Energy

Author: Wei Wu, Xianting Li, Tian You Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2019

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to novel absorption heating technologies for improving the energy efficiency of heating systems. The proposed low-temperature heating systems, based on an air source absorption heat pump (ASAHP), significantly increase heating efficiency and reduce pollution emissions. As the performance of ASAHPs deteriorates at lower ambient/driving temperatures, a series of advanced cycles is used to extend their applicability, with the compression-assisted ASAHP being the most outstanding example. The book discusses the generator-absorber-heat-exchange ASAHP as a promising solution to make the best of high driving temperatures, an aspect that can be improved further via compression. Further, it addresses the ground source absorption heat pump (GSAHP), which eliminates the soil thermal imbalance of the conventional ground source electrical heat pump (GSEHP), and also reduces the number of boreholes . Various hybrid GSAHP systems are proposed to further enhance applicability, efficiency, and economy: these include a combined GSAHP and GSEHP system, as well as ASAHP and GSAHP systems that incorporate design optimizations. In closing, the book explores the merits of novel working fluids and highlights recent advances concerning waste heat and renewable energy utilization.

Innovative Wind Turbine An Illustrated Guidebook

Innovative Wind Turbine An Illustrated Guidebook

Author: Vaughn (West Texas A&M University, Canyon, USA) Nelson Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/12/2019

Innovative Wind Turbines is a tribute to the inventors, entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies that through their efforts have envisioned, designed, and constructed models and prototypes for wind energy devices. There are numerous concepts and ideas on ways to convert wind energy into usable energy, and this book examines the innovative, novel, or unusual concepts with numerous photos and historical examples. Primarily, only prototypes that have been constructed are mentioned, along with a few design concepts. The wind turbines are divided by types: horizontal axis wind turbines, ducted wind turbines, vertical axis wind turbines, airborne wind turbines, and more. Features: Includes numerous photos of innovative wind turbines Presents information and examples of multiple rotor, multiple blade designs Includes information and examples of airborne wind energy systems Examines novel blade designs, including whale blades and biomimicry

ITER: The Giant Fusion Reactor Bringing a Sun to Earth

ITER: The Giant Fusion Reactor Bringing a Sun to Earth

Author: Michel Claessens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

This book provides for the first time an insider's view into ITER, the biggest fusion reactor in the world, which is currently being constructed in southern France. Aimed at bringing the energy of the stars to earth, ITER is funded by the major economic powers (China, the EU, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the US). Often presented as a nuclear but green energy source, fusion could play an important role in the future electricity supply. But as delays accumulate and budgets continue to grow, ITER is currently a star partially obscured by clouds. Will ITER save humanity by providing a clean, safe and limitless source of energy, or is it merely a political showcase of cutting-edge technology? Is ITER merely an ambitious research project and partly a PR initiative driven by some politically connected scientists? In any case, ITER has already helped spur on rival projects in the US, Canada and the UK. This book offers readers a behind-the- scenes look at this controversial project, which France snatched from Japan, and introduces them to a world of superlatives: with the largest magnets in the world, the biggest cryogenic plant and tremendous computing power, ITER is one of the most fascinating, and most international, scientific and technological endeavours of our time.

Fossil Free Fuels Trends in Renewable Energy

Fossil Free Fuels Trends in Renewable Energy

Author: Maniruzzaman Bin A. Aziz Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2019

Many approaches have been undertaken to mitigate global climate change, including the movement away from fossil fuels. Fossil Free Fuels: Trends in Renewable Energy examines several key topics, such as the utilization of biofuels as a sustainable renewable resource, recycling and untapped waste-to-energy products, and other carbon-neutral strategies in various industries, such as the transportation, construction, and manufacturing sectors. It provides recent updates on the latest technologies, modeling, design, and technical aspects, as well as several practical case studies. The current world energy scenario is examined and various solutions to larger environmental problems are outlined in terms of the shift to more alternative energy sources. Features: Minimizes technical jargon in a straightforward style for a wider audience Discusses sustainable options for different industries, such as the use of green materials in the construction sector, biofuels for transportation, and many more Includes numerous illustrations, tables, and figures to aid in understanding This book serves as a practical reference for engineers, researchers, environmental consultants working in renewable energy industries, and students.

Energy: Supply and Demand

Energy: Supply and Demand

Author: David B. (California Institute of Technology) Rutledge Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Focusing on trends in energy supply and demand, this text provides students with a comprehensive account of the subject and an understanding of how to use data analysis and modeling to make future projections and study climate impacts. Developments in technology and policy are discussed in depth, including the role of coal, the fracking revolutions for oil and gas, the electricity grid, wind and solar power, battery storage, and biofuels. Trends in demand are also detailed, with analysis of industrial demands such as LEDs, air conditioning, heat pumps, and information technology, and the transportation demands of railroads, ships, and cars (including electric vehicles). The environmental impacts of the energy industry are considered throughout, and a full chapter is dedicated to climate change. Real-life case studies and examples add context, and over 400 full-color figures illustrate key concepts. Accompanied by a package of online resources including solutions, video examples, sample data, and PowerPoint slides, this is an ideal text for courses on energy and is accessible to a range of students from engineering and related disciplines.

Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

Microbial Electrochemical Technologies

Author: Sonia (University of Michigan-Dearborn, Michigan, USA) Tiquia-Arashiro Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

This book encompasses the most updated and recent account of research and implementation of Microbial Electrochemical Technologies (METs) from pioneers and experienced researchers in the field who have been working in the interface of electrochemistry and microbiology/biotechnology for many years. It provides a holistic view of the METs, detailing the functional mechanisms, operational configurations, influencing factors governing the reaction process and integration strategies. The book not only provides historical perspective of the technology and its evolution over the years but also most recent examples of up-scaling and near future commercialization making it a must-read for researchers, students, industry practitioners and science enthusiasts. Key Features: Introduces novel technologies that can impact the future infrastructure at the water-energy nexus. Outlines methodologies development and application of microbial electrochemical technologies and details out the illustrations of microbial and electrochemical concepts. Reviews applications across a wide variety of scales, from power generation in the laboratory to approaches. Discusses techniques such as molecular biology and mathematical modeling; the future development of this promising technology; and the role of the system components for the implementation of bioelectrochemical technologies for practical utility. Explores key challenges for implementing these systems and compares them to similar renewable energy technologies, including their efficiency, scalability, system lifetimes, and reliability.

Power System Control and Stability

Power System Control and Stability

Author: Vijay Vittal, James D. McCalley, Paul M. Anderson, A. A. Fouad Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2019

The third edition of the landmark book on power system stability and control, revised and updated with new material The revised third edition of Power System Control and Stability continues to offer a comprehensive text on the fundamental principles and concepts of power system stability and control as well as new material on the latest developments in the field. The third edition offers a revised overview of power system stability and a section that explores the industry convention of q axis leading d axis in modeling of synchronous machines. In addition, the third edition focuses on simulations that utilize digital computers and commercial simulation tools, it offers an introduction to the concepts of the stability analysis of linear systems together with a detailed formulation of the system state matrix. The authors also include a revised chapter that explores both implicit and explicit integration methods for transient stability. Power System Control and Stability offers an in-depth review of essential topics and: Discusses topics of contemporary and future relevance in terms of modeling, analysis and control Maintains the approach, style, and analytical rigor of the two original editions Addresses both power system planning and operational issues in power system control and stability Includes updated information and new chapters on modeling and simulation of round-rotor synchronous machine model, excitation control, renewable energy resources such as wind turbine generators and solar photovoltaics, load modeling, transient voltage instability, modeling and representation of three widely used FACTS devices in the bulk transmission network, and the modeling and representation of appropriate protection functions in transient stability studies Contains a set of challenging problems at the end of each chapter Written for graduate students in electric power and professional power system engineers, Power System Control and Stability offers an invaluable reference to basic principles and incorporates the most recent techniques and methods into projects.

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing and Dynamic Rating of Power Cables

Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing and Dynamic Rating of Power Cables

Author: S. Cherukupalli, George J. Anders Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2019

A guide to the physics of Dynamic Temperature Sensing (DTS) measurements including practical information about procedures and applications Distributed Fiber Sensing and Dynamic Ratings of Power Cable offers a comprehensive review of the physics of dynamic temperature sensing measurements (DTS), examines its functioning, and explores possible applications. The expert authors describe the available fiber optic cables, their construction, and methods of installation. The book also includes a discussion on the variety of testing methods with information on the advantages and disadvantages of each. The book reviews the application of the DTS systems in a utility environment, and highlights the possible placement of the fiber optic cable. The authors offer a detailed explanation of the cable ampacity (current rating) calculations and examines how the measured fiber temperature is used to obtain the dynamic cable rating information in real time. In addition, the book details the leading RTTR suppliers, including the verification methods they used before their products come to market. Information on future applications of the DTS technology in other aspects of power system operation is also discussed. This important book: - Explains the required calibration procedures and utility performance tests needed after the installation of a DTS system - Includes information on the various practical aspects of communicating measured and computed quantities to the transmission system operator - Reviews possible applications of the technology to fault location, vibration monitoring, and general surveying of land and submarine cable routes Written for cable engineers and manufacturers, Distributed Fiber Sensing and Dynamic Ratings of Power Cable is an authoritative guide to the physics of DTS measurements and contains information about costs, installation procedures, maintenance, and various applications.

Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles: Foundations and Design Approach

Wireless Power Transfer for Electric Vehicles: Foundations and Design Approach

Author: Alicia Trivino-Cabrera, Jose M. Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Jose A. Aguado Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

This book describes the fundamentals and applications of wireless power transfer (WPT) in electric vehicles (EVs). Wireless power transfer (WPT) is a technology that allows devices to be powered without having to be connected to the electrical grid by a cable. Electric vehicles can greatly benefit from WPT, as it does away with the need for users to manually recharge the vehicles' batteries, leading to safer charging operations. Some wireless chargers are available already, and research is underway to develop even more efficient and practical chargers for EVs. This book brings readers up to date on the state-of-the-art worldwide. In particular, it provides: * The fundamental principles of WPT for the wireless charging of electric vehicles (car, bicycles and drones), including compensation topologies, bi-directionality and coil topologies. * Information on international standards for EV wireless charging. * Design procedures for EV wireless chargers, including software files to help readers test their own designs. * Guidelines on the components and materials for EV wireless chargers. * Review and analysis of the main control algorithms applied to EV wireless chargers. * Review and analysis of commercial EV wireless charger products coming to the market and the main research projects on this topic being carried out worldwide. The book provides essential practical guidance on how to design wireless chargers for electric vehicles, and supplies MATLAB files that demonstrate the complexities of WPT technology, and which can help readers design their own chargers.

Transition Engineering Building a Sustainable Future

Transition Engineering Building a Sustainable Future

Author: Susan (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) Krumdieck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2019

Transition Engineering: Building a Sustainable Future examines new strategies emerging in response to the mega-issues of global climate change, decline in world oil supply, scarcity of key industrial minerals, and local environmental constraints. These issues pose challenges for organizations, businesses, and communities, and engineers will need to begin developing ideas and projects to implement the transition of engineered systems. This work presents a methodology for shifting away from unsustainable activities. Teaching the Transition Engineering approach and methodology is the focus of the text, and the concept is presented in a way that engineers can begin applying it in their work.