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This book aims to provide details about membrane desalination processes, starting from basic concepts leading to real world implementation. Chapters cover novel research topics such as biomimetic and nanocomposite membranes, nanostructured fillers for mixed matrix membranes, advanced characterization techniques and molecular modeling. Additionally, engineering and economical aspects of desalination as well as the exploitation of green energy sources are thoroughly presented. This books targets bridging the gap between the everyday research laboratory practices with practical application demands, so that the readers gain a global perspective of all desalination challenges.
Taking a comparative case study approach between Canada and Germany, this book investigates the contrasting response of governments to anti-wind movements. Environmental social movements have been critical players for encouraging the shift towards increased use of renewable energy. However, social movements mobilizing against the installation of wind turbines have now become a major obstacle to their increased deployment. Andrea Bues draws on a cross-Atlantic comparative analysis to investigate the different contexts of contentious energy policy. Focusing on two sub-national forerunner regions in installed wind power capacity- Brandenburg and Ontario- Bues draws on social movement theory to explore the concept of discursive energy space and propose explanations as to why governments respond differently to social movements. Overall, Social Movements against Wind Power in Canada and Germany offers a novel conceptualization of discursive-institutional contexts of contentious energy politics and helps better understand protest against renewable energy policy. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of renewable energy policy, sustainability and climate change politics, social movement studies and environmental sociology.
This book provides a unique multi- and interdisciplinary approach to energy conversion technologies by shedding light on the topic from both technological and ethical perspectives. It applies these concepts to examples of engineering problems related to energy conversion - an internal combustion engine and a fuel cell - in order to give the reader a clear idea of how to implement the approaches and do the work. The first part is an introduction to thermodynamics, which is an important concept for engineers when describing and analyzing energy conversion processes in terms of their efficiency. The book goes on to discuss the concepts of energy analysis and life cycle assessment while taking environmental aspects into account, particularly the formation of pollutants. The second part introduces the ethical terminology and describes global and environmental risks associated with energy conversion, as well as aspects of sustainability. The book is based on an introductory lecture on energy technologies for undergraduate engineering students. However, the explanation of the various concepts remains illustrative, avoiding a more complex mathematical or philosophical treatment of the subject. Therefore, this book provides a modern but timeless introduction to energy conversion technologies that is well suited for the generally interested reader.
This book presents currently available renewable energy technologies (RETs) and explores their possible integration into the economically viable and green residential microgrids of tomorrow. The emphasis is on the importance of RETs in today's energy-efficient building designs, and on those RET mathematical models suitable for both performance simulation and economic appraisal. A range of energy storage alternatives, as well as typical energy consumption patterns, are also thoroughly described and precisely simulated. After selecting the right components for a hybrid system, readers are introduced to problems of system integration and optimization, using simulations that support alternative scenario exercises and comparative analysis. The multicriteria comparison also includes detailed investment appraisals, using both conventional methodologies and the authors' novel green-accounting-based appraisal to investigate the impacts on the economic efficiency of the project.
Solar PV Power: Design, Manufacturing and Applications from Sand to Systems details developments in the solar cell manufacturing process, including information from system design straight through to the entire value chain of Solar PV Manufacturing. In addition, the book includes aspects of ground mounted grid connected solar PV systems and optimization for solar PV plants, economic analyses, and reliability and performance. The advances and processes of solar product technology and reliability, along with the performance of solar PV plants and operational and maintenance aspects with advance diagnostic techniques are also presented, making this an ideal resource. With rapid change in the manufacturing process, it is crucial for solar cells and solar PV modules to adapt to new developments in solar products, especially with regard to reliability, financial aspects and performance.
The conceptual picture of a solar cell has evolved in the last two decades, a broad landscape of candidate materials and devices were discovered and systematically studied and reported. New concepts and a rather powerful picture embracing very different types of devices has emerged from many discussions and sometimes also conceptual clashes. The Complete Physics of Solar Cells: The Fundamentals and Foundations of Perovskites introduces the main physico-chemical principles that govern the operation of energy devices. The handbook presents an explanation of the operation of photovoltaic devices with a broad perspective that embraces concepts from nanostructured and highly disordered materials to highly efficient devices such as lead halide perovskite solar cells. Additional features include: Embraces concepts from nanostructured and highly disordered materials to lead halide perovskite solar cells. Highlights recent rapid advances with the discovery of perovskite solar cells and their development. Takes a broad perspective and comprehensively addresses the fundamentals so the reader can apply these and assess future developments and technologies in the field.
Future energy technologies must embrace and achieve sustainability, via displacing fossil carbon intensive energy consumption or capture/re-using/sequestering fossil carbon. This book provides a deeper knowledge on individual low (and zero) carbon technologies in a comprehensive way covering details of recent developments on these technologies in different countries. It also covers materials and processes involved in the energy generation, transmission, distribution, storage, and policies and so forth including solar electrical, thermal systems, energy from biomass and biofuels, energy- transmission, distribution and storage, energy-efficient lighting buildings.
Hydrogen and Bioenergy: Integration Pathways for Renewable Energy Applications focuses on the nexus between hydrogen and carbon compounds as energy carriers, with a particular focus on renewable energy solutions. This book explores opportunities for integrating hydrogen in the bioenergy value chain, such as adding hydrogen to upgrade biofuels and lower CO2 emissions during production. The book also takes the inverse path to examine hydrogen production by chemical and biological routes from various bioresources, including solid waste, wastewater, agricultural products and algae. This broad coverage of technologies and applications presents a unique resource for researchers and practitioners developing integrated hydrogen and bioenergy technologies. This book will also be useful for graduate students and new researchers, presenting an introductory resource in the areas of hydrogen and bioenergy. Energy planners and engineers will also benefit from this content when designing and deploying hydrogen infrastructure for power, heating and transportation.
Blockchain-Based Smart Grids presents emerging applications of blockchain in electrical system and looks to future developments in the use of blockchain technology in the energy market. Rapid growth of renewable energy resources in power systems and significant developments in the telecommunication systems has resulted in new market designs being employed to cover unpredictable and distributed generation of electricity. This book considers the marriage of blockchain and grid modernization, and discusses the transaction shifts in smart grids, from centralized to peer-to-peer structures. In addition, it addresses the effective application of these structures to speed up processes, resulting in more flexible electricity systems. Aimed at moving towards blockchain-based smart grids with renewable applications, this book is useful to researchers and practitioners in all sectors of smart grids, including renewable energy providers, manufacturers and professionals involved in electricity generation from renewable sources, grid modernization and smart grid applications.
Advances in Bioenergy, Volume Five, part of a new series that provides both principles and recent developments in various kinds of bioenergy technologies, includes the latest on feedstock development, conversion technologies, energy and economics and environmental analysis. This series uniquely provides the fundamentals of these technologies, along with reviews that will be invaluable for students. Chapters in this new release cover Medium Chain Fatty Acids Production by Microbial Chain Elongation: Recent Advances, Two-stage AD for bioenergy and biochemical production from industrial and agricultural wastewater, and more.
Design and Optimization of Biogas Energy Systems presents a practical overview of planning, implementing, assessing and optimizing biogas systems, from fuel conversion to power generation. This book introduces the fundamental elements of bioenergy systems in general highlighting the specificities of biogas systems. It discusses the current state of their adoption at a global level and challenges faced by their designers and operators. Methods for sizing, simulating and modeling these systems are discussed, including prefeasibility analysis, available production processes, integration into hybrid energy systems, and the application of Big Data analysis and game theory concepts. Components, classifications, installation, operation and maintenance are also examined, followed by control and reliability assessment tools. It additionally covers environmental and economic assessment, as well as the role of biogas plants for sustainable development. All chapters include real-life examples and exercises that further illustrate the topics being covered. Design and Optimization of Biogas Energy Systems goes beyond theory to offer practical knowledge of methods to reach solutions to key challenges in this field. This is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and graduate students interested in developing smart, reliable and sustainable biogas technologies.
Industrial Enzymes for Biofuels Production: Recent Updates and Future Trends focuses on resolving existing bottlenecks in enzymes mediated biomass to biofuels production processes through updating recent scientific knowledge and technology developments. The book provides low cost sustainable approaches to lower the cost of enzymes production following different approaches. It is specifically focused on industrial aspects of enzymes used in biofuels production processes by presenting in-depth study of existing issues related to practical viability and long-term sustainability. The book covers detailed discussions on market scenario of industrial enzymes used in biofuels production processes and compares them on both lab and industrial scale. Users will find this to be a great resource that also helps them develop low cost green technologies for enzyme development in biofuels production.