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Energy technology & engineering

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!

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: 22/08/2020

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.

Building Energy Simulation

Building Energy Simulation

The 2nd edition of the Building Energy Simulation book include study of various components and systems of a building and their effect on energy consumption, with the help of an energy simulation tool, DesignBuilderTM, a commercial front-end for EnergyPlus simulation engine, supported by numerous examples and exercises. Following a learning by doing methodology, it explains simulation input parameters, along with how to do analysis of the simulation output explaining the basics of building physics and energy simulation. Divided into three sections, the first section provides fundamentals of energy simulation followed by advanced topics in energy simulation and simulation for compliance of building codes and detailed case studies for whole building energy simulation. Aimed at students and researchers in building energy courses, energy simulation professionals, architects, this book: Focuses on learning building energy simulation while being interactive through examples and exercises. Explains the building physics and the science behind energy performance of buildings. Encourages integrated design approach by explaining the interactions between various building systems and their effect on energy performance of building. Discuses how to model for building energy code compliance including three projects to practice whole building simulation . Provides hands-on training of building energy simulation tools: DesignBuilder and EnergyPlus.

Building Energy Simulation

Building Energy Simulation

The 2nd edition of the Building Energy Simulation book include study of various components and systems of a building and their effect on energy consumption, with the help of an energy simulation tool, DesignBuilderTM, a commercial front-end for EnergyPlus simulation engine, supported by numerous examples and exercises. Following a learning by doing methodology, it explains simulation input parameters, along with how to do analysis of the simulation output explaining the basics of building physics and energy simulation. Divided into three sections, the first section provides fundamentals of energy simulation followed by advanced topics in energy simulation and simulation for compliance of building codes and detailed case studies for whole building energy simulation. Aimed at students and researchers in building energy courses, energy simulation professionals, architects, this book: Focuses on learning building energy simulation while being interactive through examples and exercises. Explains the building physics and the science behind energy performance of buildings. Encourages integrated design approach by explaining the interactions between various building systems and their effect on energy performance of building. Discuses how to model for building energy code compliance including three projects to practice whole building simulation . Provides hands-on training of building energy simulation tools: DesignBuilder and EnergyPlus.

The Material Basis of Energy Transitions

The Material Basis of Energy Transitions

The Material Basis of Energy Transitions explores the intersection between critical raw material provision and the energy system. Chapters draw on examples and case studies involving energy technologies (e.g., electric power, transport) and raw material provision (e.g., mining, recycling), and consider these in their regional and global contexts. The book critically discusses issues such as the notion of criticality in the context of a circular economy, approaches for estimating the need for raw materials, certification schemes for raw materials, the role of consumers, and the impact of renewable energy development on resource conflicts. Each chapter deals with a specific issue that characterizes the interdependency between critical raw materials and renewable energies by examining case studies from a particular conceptual perspective. The book is a resource for students and researchers from the social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering, as well as interdisciplinary scholars interested in the field of renewable energies, the circular economy, recycling, transport, and mining. The book is also of interest to policymakers in the fields of renewable energy, recycling, and mining, professionals from the energy and resource industries, as well as energy experts and consultants looking for an interdisciplinary assessment of critical materials.

Biofuels

Biofuels

Author: George R. Carey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2020

Biofuels: Advances in Research and Applications first explores previously studied supercritical processes for the production of biodiesel. Two of the main drawbacks of said processes are discussed: the high energy requirements and the hazards due to the conditions under which the processes are operated. The authors present a review of the experimental excess enthalpy of mixtures of dibutyl ether or butanol, with representative hydrocarbons. The most relevant functional groups of gasoline hydrocarbon types are considered: heptane, iso-octane, 1-hexene, cyclohexane, methylcyclohexane, benzene, and toluene. Continuing, this compilation briefly explores the production of biofuel from different edible and non-edible feedstock, mentioning the various types of homogeneous and heterogeneous acid or base catalysts applied for reactions. The benefits and drawbacks of biodiesel as compared to diesel fuel are also described. Several yeasts are examined for their capability to produce xylanolytic enzymes that degrade xylan, the major polysaccharide in the hemicellulose structure. The production of hydrolytic enzymes for the enzymatic hydrolysis process is reported by optimizing lignocellulose degradation and increasing the yield of simple sugars.

Power Plant Synthesis

Power Plant Synthesis

Author: Dimitris Al. Katsaprakakis Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2020

Power Plant Synthesis provides an integrated approach to the operation, analysis, simulation, and dimensioning of power plants for electricity and thermal energy production. Fundamental concepts of energy and power, energy conversion, and power plant design are first presented, and integrated approaches for the operation and simulation of conventional electricity production systems then examined. Hybrid power plants and cogeneration systems are covered, with operating algorithms, optimization, and dimensioning methods explained. The environmental impacts of energy sources are described and compared, with real-life case studies included to show the synthesis of the specific topics covered.

Ocean Waves and Oscillating Systems: Volume 8

Ocean Waves and Oscillating Systems: Volume 8

Author: Johannes Falnes, Adi Kurniawan Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2020

Understand the interaction between ocean waves and oscillating systems with this useful new edition. With a focus on linear analysis of low-amplitude waves, you are provided with a thorough understanding of wave interactions, presented to be easily accessible to non-specialist readers. Topics covered include the background mathematics of oscillations, gravity waves on water, the dynamics of wave-body interactions, and the absorption of wave energy by oscillating bodies and oscillating water columns. Featuring new content throughout, including three new chapters on oscillating-body wave energy converters, oscillating water columns and other types of wave energy converters, and wave energy converter arrays, this book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and engineers who are new to the subject of wave energy conversion, as well as those with more experience.

SPECT/CT Atlas of Quality Control and Image Artefacts

SPECT/CT Atlas of Quality Control and Image Artefacts

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2020

Multi-modality imaging has become increasingly prevalent in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. To accurately interpret single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) images in addition to understanding the principles of image formation and the biological distribution of the radiopharmaceutical, it is important to understand the image artefacts that can arise from these imaging systems. This atlas presents an overview of quality control procedures in SPECT and SPECT/CT and guides the reader through pitfalls and image artefacts that can be faced using these imaging modalities. In addition to examples of artefacts themselves, descriptions are given on their causes, and the steps that can be taken to avoid their recurrence. The atlas is intended to be used as a guide for nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology professionals (medical physicists, nuclear medicine physicians, radiologists, medical radiation technologists and service engineers) on how to take appropriate quality control measures, and to assist with problem analyses and prevention.

2017 Energy Balances

2017 Energy Balances

Author: United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2020

This publication contains energy balances for about 220 countries and territories, showing production, trade, transformation and consumption (by sector) in energy units for all energy products. It presents energy data for countries and areas in a format which shows the overall picture of the production, trade, transformation and consumption of energy products utilized in the region. Such a format is useful in assessing and analyzing supply and consumption patterns across both products and countries in detail on an internationally comparable basis.

2017 Electricity Profiles

2017 Electricity Profiles

Author: United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2020

This publication contains electricity profiles for about 230 countries and territories, providing detailed information on production, trade and consumption of electricity, net installed capacity and thermal power plant input and efficiency for most countries, on an internationally comparable basis. Electricity production and electric installed capacity are disagregated by source, as coming from Combustible fuels, Hydro, Nuclear and Other sources; and by type of producer, whether from main activity producers or autoproducers.

Regulatory Oversight of Human and Organizational Factors for Safety of Nuclear Installations

Regulatory Oversight of Human and Organizational Factors for Safety of Nuclear Installations

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2020

Written for use by regulatory bodies and their technical support organizations, and those individuals supporting human performance activities and programmes, this publication addresses the definition and implementation of an oversight programme that adequately takes into account human and organizational factors (HOF) to oversee safety throughout the lifetime of nuclear installations. A key concept is that safety is the result of interaction between humans, technology and the organization. Based on the outcome of several international meetings, this publication presents the main elements to be used to enhance regulatory oversight capabilities and describes the essential concepts and terms used in the area of HOF. It is intended to help in the development of regulations and guides related to HOF, stressing the key role of the licensee's management system in establishing and maintaining conditions to support people at work. The TECDOC describes ways to verify compliance with regulatory requirements related to HOF, as well as ways to better understand HOF trends and conclusions, using an integrated safety assessment approach.

Assessment of Vulnerabilities of Operating Nuclear Power Plants to Extreme External Events

Assessment of Vulnerabilities of Operating Nuclear Power Plants to Extreme External Events

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2020

The Fukushima Daiichi accident showed the need to explore scenarios where external hazards exceed the design basis. Knowledge of plant behaviour along those scenarios helps improve global safety, since the weak points can be identified and measures to limit the progression of potential accidents or to mitigate their consequences can be introduced. Based on an IAEA methodology document for Member States issued in 2011, the current publication expands the previous version by giving a more comprehensive approach and introducing the enhancements that could be identified from the research developments and practical applications in the recent years.