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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!

Artificial Photosynthesis From Materials to Devices

Artificial Photosynthesis From Materials to Devices

Author: Zhiqun Lin Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2020

Since the first report on solar fuels production by Fujishima and Honda in 1972, photoelectrochemical/electrochemical production of fuels, such as H2, carbonhydrates, etc., has significantly advanced over the past few decades with the remarkable development in new catalytic materials, fundamental knowledge, and new applications. In particular, the efficiency for solar fuels production steadily increases, for example, solar H2 production efficiency has reached 1.1% in term of the solar-to-hydrogen energy conversion efficiency. These progresses render solar fuels as promising candidates for use in modern technology. In the book Artificial Photosynthesis: From Materials to Devices, experts in the photoelectrochemical/electrochemical field discuss new catalytic materials as well as their photophysical properties and applications for artificial photosynthesis. This book covers the topical research in artificial photosynthesis from conventional particulate catalysts and porous/2D materials to the cutting-edge use of these materials in device fabrication for photoelectrochemistry and electrochemistry, as well as theoretical studies. In terms of applications, this book centers on CO2 photoreduction to valuable carbohydrates and water dissociation into high energy density H2. Throughout the book, examples and illustrations of applications are chosen to help the readers comprehend the achievements and trends in this rapidly evolving field. This book also provides the state-of-the-art research techniques in artificial photosynthesis. This book is informative and helpful for researchers, graduates, and advanced undergraduates interested in the CO2 reduction and water splitting and will assist them to quickly appreciate the research progresses in this field.

The Energy Charter Treaty

The Energy Charter Treaty

Author: Prof. Dr Kaj (Associate Member, Associate Member, 3 Verulam Buildings) Hober Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/03/2020

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 provides clear and comprehensive discussion of all provisions, analysing them against the background of other relevant materials such as case law, arbitral awards, and academic scholarship. 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.

Latent Heat-Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems Materials, Applications, and the Energy Market

Latent Heat-Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems Materials, Applications, and the Energy Market

Author: Amritanshu Shukla Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2020

In light of increasing human-induced global climate change, there is a greater need for clean energy resources and zero carbon projects. This new volume, Latent Heat-Based Thermal Energy Storage Systems: Materials, Applications, and the Energy Market, offers up-to-date coverage of the fundamentals as well as recent advancements in energy efficient thermal energy storage materials, their characterization, and technological applications. Thermal energy storage (TES) systems offer very high-energy savings for many of our day-to-day applications and could be a strong component for enhancing the usage of renewable/clean energy-based devices. Because of its beneficial environmental impact, this technology has received wide attention in recent past, and dedicated research efforts have led to the development of novel materials, as well to innovative applications in very many fields, ranging from buildings to textile, healthcare to agriculture, space to automobiles, etc.

Advanced Coal Preparation and Beyond CO2 Capture Conversion of Waste to Byproducts

Advanced Coal Preparation and Beyond CO2 Capture Conversion of Waste to Byproducts

Author: S. Komar Kawatra Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2020

Updating content from the author's 2001 book Coal Desulfurization, this new title focuses on CO2 sequestration and utilization. It includes information on the theory and practical approaches to CO2 capture and recent advances in the use of sequestered CO2. Capture approaches cover post-combustion scrubber options applicable to coal and other fuels and pre-combustion capture options specific to coal. Information on recent practical implementations at full scale power facilities around the world is included. The book's coverage of sequestration includes underground, oceanic, biological, and alternative long-term CO2 storage methods. It also includes recent advances in utilizing CO2 for enhanced oil recovery, advances in storage with depleted oil and gas reservoirs and deep saline aquifers, and additional topics. The book also focuses on physical and chemical applications of captured CO2 of varying purities. Topics include specific applications of pure CO2 and covers chemical conversion of CO2 to useful compounds such as methanol, formaldehyde, and oxalic acid. Aimed at researchers and industry professionals in chemical, environmental, and energy engineering, this book provides insight and inspiration into making capturing CO2 not merely a response to regulatory pressure and climate change, but an inherently profitable and valuable venture.

Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems Optimization and Power Management Control

Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems Optimization and Power Management Control

Author: Djamila Rekioua Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/02/2020

This book discusses the supervision of hybrid systems and presents models for control, optimization and storage. It provides a guide for practitioners as well as graduate and postgraduate students and researchers in both renewable energy and modern power systems, enabling them to quickly gain an understanding of stand-alone and grid-connected hybrid renewable systems. The book is accompanied by an online MATLAB package, which offers examples of each application to help readers understand and evaluate the performance of the various hybrid renewable systems cited. With a focus on the different configurations of hybrid renewable energy systems, it offers those involved in the field of renewable energy solutions vital insights into the control, optimization and supervision strategies for the different renewable energy systems.

Heat Pumps for Sustainable Heating and Cooling

Heat Pumps for Sustainable Heating and Cooling

Author: Y. H. Venus Lun, S. L. Dennis Tung Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/01/2020

This book highlights the significance of using sustainable energy to prevent the deterioration of our planet using heat pumps. Energy sustainability can be achieved through improved energy efficiency. In this regard, heat pumps offer an energy-efficient alternative for heating and cooling. To drive the adoption of heat pumps as a key component of sustainable buildings, the authors focus on examining sustainable practices in heat pump operations and innovative system design. In view of the growing desire to use sustainable energy to meet heating and cooling demands and improve indoor air quality, this book offers a valuable reference guide to the available options in HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning) system design. To begin with, the authors define sustainable energy and discuss the trend of thinking green in building design. They then discuss sustainable practices and heat pump applications in mapping out HVAC systems. In turn, they examine the use of green operations to promote sustainable practices and, in order to highlight the importance of innovative design, discuss the configuration options and precision control aspects. In closing, the authors illustrate innovative sustainable design on the basis of several energy-efficient cases. The book's main goal is to drive the adoption of sustainable energy solutions. Heat pumps, it argues, represent the most efficient system for meeting commercial/recreational/residential heating and cooling demands. The book not only examines industrial practices in heat pump application, but also discusses advanced heat pump technologies and innovative heat pump designs.

Energy: Supply and Demand

Energy: Supply and Demand

Author: David B. (California Institute of Technology) Rutledge Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

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.

The Radiological Accident in Ventanilla

The Radiological Accident in Ventanilla

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This publication addresses the chronology of events and circumstances of the radiological accident in Ventanilla, Peru, in February 2014. The information includes a detailed description of the international assistance provided by the IAEA, the health consequences and dose assessment for, and the medical management of the affected individual. This information and the lessons learned from the accident, relating to its circumstances, the notification, medical response, dose assessment and response at national and international levels are key aspects for Member States to consider when analysing their response procedures to radiological emergencies. The intention is to aid the and identification of necessary actions to be implemented in order to avoid or prevent potential similar accidents.

Uranium Production Cycle Selected Papers 2012-2015

Uranium Production Cycle Selected Papers 2012-2015

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This volume contains selected contributions from a range of uranium production cycle meetings, particularly those of the Uranium Mining and Remediation Exchange Group (UMREG). UMREG brings together practitioners from all parts of the uranium mining industry, to discuss ideas and exchange experiences related predominantly to remediation and legacy site management. This publication is the second volume to include selected UMREG papers with the common theme of good practices in the uranium production cycle. They were presented at several IAEA technical meetings and reflect the work done in Member States over the period 2012-2015. The topic areas include uranium supply and demand; uranium geology and deposits; uranium exploration; uranium mining and milling; waste management; and environmental issues.

Management of Project Risks in Decommissioning

Management of Project Risks in Decommissioning

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

This safety report publication provides specific guidance on the management of project risks in decommissioning. The publication proposes a systematic and pro-active approach on how to identify, analyse, evaluate, and treat relevant project risks at strategic and operational levels, and provides examples of application of the proposed approach.

Sample Preparation of Soil and Plant Material for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry

Sample Preparation of Soil and Plant Material for Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Stable isotope techniques can help improve soil management and crop nutrition. To ensure the quality of stable isotope analysis through isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS), appropriate sample preparation is crucial. This publication presents methods for proper plant and soil sample processing for IRMS analysis. The information on such methods is often described in a summarized and non-comprehensive way without illustration of every step. This publication fills this gap and presents a selection of standard operating procedures and provides highly detailed guidance on sample preparation that will support practitioners in conducting reliable isotope analysis on plant and soil materials.

Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors An Integrated Approach to the Back End of the Fuel Cycle: Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Vienna, Austria, 15-19 June 2015

Management of Spent Fuel from Nuclear Power Reactors An Integrated Approach to the Back End of the Fuel Cycle: Proceedings of an International Conference Held in Vienna, Austria, 15-19 June 2015

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

These proceedings present the outcome of the 2015 IAEA international conference on the management of spent fuel from nuclear power reactors. Achievements and lessons learned in connection with the back end of the nuclear fuel cycle and associated challenges were shared and reviewed. The conference was organized around seven themes, covering spent fuel management strategies; status and challenges in an integrated approach; safety aspects of spent fuel management; ageing management programmes; storage options in support of an integrated approach; impact of the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle on the back end; and research and development required to deliver an integrated approach. Key goals were to raise awareness on how developments in power generation and availability of disposal can impact on spent fuel management, to evaluate the advances in management of spent fuel from power reactors since the inception of IAEA conferences on this topic, and to identify pending issues and anticipated future challenges. The main ideas and messages expressed and discussed at the conference are presented in the opening addresses, the session summaries and the President's summary and conclusions of the conference. The attached CD contains the papers and posters presented at the conference.