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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!

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 sustainable renewable resource, recycling and untapped waste-to-energy products, and other carbon-neutral strategies in various industries such as in 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 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.

Arctic Futures The New Geopolitics of Energy

Arctic Futures The New Geopolitics of Energy

Author: Richard Powell Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

As the polar ice melts, so the rich gas, oil and mineral resources of the Arctic are being increasingly exposed to the eager eyes of interested nations. Markers are being laid as the Arctic begins to be reconfigured as the basis for European and North American energy security. Arctic Futures is the first book to explore this new geopolitics of energy. What is the extent of oil and gas in the Arctic? How might sustainable management of these resources be achieved? Just what is the future of Arctic energy? The author explores the changing legal, scientific and environmental regimes that surround the Arctic and analyses their geopolitical consequences. The result is essential reading for researchers, policy makers, governments and commercial enterprises seeking an informed, detailed and up-to-date account of one of the most important issues of the day.

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 Sensing and Dynamic Ratings of Power Cable

Distributed Fiber Sensing and Dynamic Ratings of Power Cable

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.

Global Challenges in Energy and Environment Select Proceedings of ICEE 2018

Global Challenges in Energy and Environment Select Proceedings of ICEE 2018

Author: V Sivasubramanian Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

This book comprises select proceedings of the International Conference on Energy and Environment - Global Challenges (ICEE 2018). The book focuses on applications of green technologies in chemical and biochemical engineering, wastewater treatment, energy and environmental sustainability. It covers current environmental issues such as air pollution and control, solid waste management and wastewater treatment, and suggests potential solutions to tackle them. The contents of this book will be useful to students and researchers working in the field of energy and environmental engineering.

Energy from Mixed Wastes (Waste to Energy)

Energy from Mixed Wastes (Waste to Energy)

Author: Nickolas J. Themelis Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2019

This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second edition, provides a comprehensive overview of how waste-to-energy power plants (WTEs) can be built within or near cities to transform the non-recycled residues of society into electricity, heat, and metals. With nearly one thousand WTE plants worldwide, waste incineration has become increasingly important as a means of closing the materials life- cycle loop. China leads in the beneficial use of these residues with about 30 new WTEs built in each of the last three years, and with plans for at least 300 more, one or more in each large city; also, more and more cement plants use waste materials as alternative fuels. Since currently all of these plants combust less than 20% of the available wastes, and the remainder ends up in landfills or dumps, this sector represents a huge market in the making. This comprehensive reference is suitable for readers just entering the field, but also offers new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.

Transition Engineering Building a Sustainable Future

Transition Engineering Building a Sustainable Future

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

Engineering Transition: 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.

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

Engineering Transition: 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.

Model Predictive Control of Microgrids

Model Predictive Control of Microgrids

Author: Carlos Bordons, Felix Garcia-Torres, Miguel A. Ridao Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2019

The book shows how the operation of renewable-energy microgrids can be facilitated by the use of model predictive control (MPC). It gives readers a wide overview of control methods for microgrid operation at all levels, ranging from quality of service, to integration in the electricity market. MPC-based solutions are provided for the main control issues related to energy management and optimal operation of microgrids. The authors present MPC techniques for case studies that include different renewable sources - mainly photovoltaic and wind - as well as hybrid storage using batteries, hydrogen and supercapacitors. Experimental results for a pilot-scale microgrid are also presented, as well as simulations of scheduling in the electricity market and integration of electric and hybrid vehicles into the microgrid. The authors also provide a modular simulator to be run in MATLAB/Simulink (R), for readers to create their own microgrids using the blocks supplied, in order to replicate the examples provided in the book and to develop and validate control algorithms on existing or projected microgrids. Model Predictive Control of Microgrids will interest researchers and practitioners, enabling them to keep abreast of a rapidly developing field. The text will also help to guide graduate students through processes from the conception and initial design of a microgrid through its implementation to the optimization of microgrid management. Advances in Industrial Control reports and encourages the transfer of technology in control engineering. The rapid development of control technology has an impact on all areas of the control discipline. The series offers an opportunity for researchers to present an extended exposition of new work in all aspects of industrial control.