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Alternative & renewable energy sources & technology

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Small and Micro Hydropower Plants Innovative Design and Engineering

Small and Micro Hydropower Plants Innovative Design and Engineering

Small and Micro Hydropower Plants: Innovative Design and Engineering is a guidebook for reliable and sustainable solutions relating to the design of small scale hydroelectric systems. It presents the most recent knowledge on all aspects of small hydropower engineering, thus forming a comprehensive collection of modern and innovative technologies and practices. Different types of weir and water intakes are discussed, along with hydrology aspects like discharge estimation and measurement. The book explores the latest advances in turbine, gear boxes, belt drives, generators and remote control, critically assessing and comparing their viability for commercial application. Finally, the book considers social aspects like community negotiation, environmental aspects like ecological flow, fish bypassing and climate change impacts. Engineering researchers, advanced graduate students and practitioners working in small and micro hydropower will find this book to be a valuable resource on designing and improving these systems.

Designing with Photovoltaics

Designing with Photovoltaics

Author: Angele (Arise Faculty of Engineering Technology) Reinders Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2020

This book will cover a broad range of topics related to the design of products, buildings and vehicles with integrated photovoltaic (PV) technologies including storage technologies. It aims to enable the reader to easily design new products, buildings and vehicles through use of innovative PV products. It will present both design- and manufacturing-related information about solar cells. Diverse categories of product integrated PVs will be discussed including applications of solar power for mobility and building integrated systems. Covering a broad range of design cases of various PV-powered products, special attention will be paid to end-users and environmental aspects of PV applications.

Advanced Simulation of Alternative Energy Simulation with Simulink (R) and SimPowerSystems (TM)

Advanced Simulation of Alternative Energy Simulation with Simulink (R) and SimPowerSystems (TM)

Author: Viktor (National Technical University, Kharkov, Germany) Perelmuter Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/04/2020

Advanced Simulation of Alternative Energy is a sequel of the book of the same author printed by CRC Press and considers models of new, promising installations of renewable energy sources, as well as the new trends in this technical field. The book is focused on wind generators with multiphase generators, models of the different offshore parks, wind shear and tower shadow effect, active damping, system inertia support, synchronverter modelling, photovoltaic cells with cascaded H-bridge multilevel inverters, operation of fuel cells with electrolyzers and microturbines, utilization of the ocean wave and ocean tide energy sources, pumped storage hydropower simulation, and simulation of the some hybrid systems. Simulink and its toolbox SimPowerSystems (its new name Electrical / Specialized Power Systems) are the most popular means for simulation of these systems. More than 100 models of the renewable energy systems that are made with use of this program environment are appended to the book. The aims of these models are to help when studying the various electrical engineering fields: industrial electronics, electrical machines, electrical drives, production and distribution of the electrical energy and etc.; to facilitate understanding various renewable energy system function; to be as a basis for development by the reader of his own systems in this fields. This book can be used by engineers and investigators to develop the new electrical systems and investigate the existing ones. It is very useful for students of higher educational institutions during the study of electrical fields, in graduation work and undergraduate's thesis.

Designing an Innovative Pedagogy for Sustainable Development in Higher Education

Designing an Innovative Pedagogy for Sustainable Development in Higher Education

This book develops a green pedagogy and a mindset in Higher Education by using approaches based on innovative design thinking, arts-based practices, digital transformation, and entrepreneurship for sustainable development. New pedagogical methods and educational solutions are developed throughout the book to offer pedagogical support both to students and university/college level instructors. The book leads students through an artful and experimental way of thinking and in doing so, will be much more creative and innovative and more responsible by allowing them to take ownership of the creation process. An educational toolkit including human-centric design methods, digital tools, creative and arts-based practices, innovation-related skills and nascent and social entrepreneurship competencies is provided for higher education instructors. This method-kit will help instructors to support students in the process of creating new knowledge for addressing real-world problems and to enhance their societal involvement, foster entrepreneurial spirit, and reach opportunities for a sustainable future. Features Discusses arts-based education and entrepreneurship-based skills Presents digital transformation and innovation-related skills for sustainable development Proposes an experimental culture of thinking and doing Provides agile and collaborative development methodology Leads students to be much more creative and innovative Offers a method-kit for instructors to respond to 21st century requirements in the field of higher education

Emerging Green Technologies

Emerging Green Technologies

Author: Matthew N. O. (Prairie View A&M University, Texas, USA) Sadiku Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Green Technology deals with using science and technology to protect the environment as well as curb the negative impacts of human involvement. The emerging green technologies, covered in this book, will propel our economy in the near future. Their development will lead to global and sustainable powers that will impact our economics, societies, cultures, and the way of life. This book provides researchers, students, and professionals a comprehensive introduction, applications, benefits, and challenges of 15 emerging green technologies. It presents the impact of these cutting-edge technologies on our global economy and its future. The book will help a beginner to have an introductory knowledge about these emerging technologies. The main objective of the author is to provide a concise treatment that is easily digestible. It is a must-read for those graduate students or scholars who consider researching green technologies. It can also serve as a valuable resource for those business professionals who seek ways to green their processes.

Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices Advances, Smart Materials and Future Energy Applications

Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices Advances, Smart Materials and Future Energy Applications

Solid Oxide-Based Electrochemical Devices: Advances, Smart Materials and Future Energy Applications provides a complete overview of the theoretical and applied aspects of energy-related solid oxide technologies. The book presents detailed thermodynamic and other basic requirements for fuel cells, electrolyzers, supercapacitors, batteries, sensors and air treatment devices. It delves into physical-chemical, electrochemical and mechanical properties of smart materials developed and offers insights into fundamental analysis and modeling. Detailed protocols for operation are suggested and discussed, including component development to optimize functionality, cost and upscaling. Practitioners in the fuel cell or power to gas industries, engineering researchers developing new technologies in those areas, and device and system designers can use the in-depth, structured information about the relationship between technologies and materials offered to make better-informed decisions during the planning and implementation of those technologies.

Bioreactors Sustainable Design and Industrial Applications in Mitigation of GHG Emissions

Bioreactors Sustainable Design and Industrial Applications in Mitigation of GHG Emissions

Author: Lakhveer (Faculty of Engineering Technology) Singh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

Bioreactors: Sustainable Design and Industrial Applications in Mitigation of GHG Emissions presents and compares the foundational concepts, state-of-the-art design and fabrication of bioreactors. Solidly based on theoretical fundamentals, the book examines various aspects of the commercially available bioreactors, such as construction and fabrication, design, modeling and simulation, development, operation, maintenance, management and target applications for biofuels production and bio-waste management. Emerging issues in commercial feasibility are explored, constraints and pathways for upscaling, and techno-economic assessment are also covered. This book provides researchers and engineers in the biofuels and waste management sectors a clear, at-a-glance understanding of the actual potential of different advanced bioreactors for their requirements. It is a must-have reference for better-informed decisions when selecting the appropriate technology models for sustainable systems development and commercialization.

Plunkett's Green Technology Industry Almanac 2020

Plunkett's Green Technology Industry Almanac 2020

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

Genetic and Metabolic Engineering for Improved Biofuel Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Genetic and Metabolic Engineering for Improved Biofuel Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass

Genetic and Metabolic Engineering for Improved Biofuel Production from Lignocellulosic Biomass describes the different aspects of biofuel production from lignocellulosic biomass. Each chapter presents different technological approaches for cost effective liquid biofuel production from agroresidues/biomass. Two chapters cover future direction and the possibilities of biomass-based biofuel production at the industrial level. The book provides a genetic and metabolic engineering approach for improved cellulase production and the potential of strains that can ferment both pentose and hexose sugars. The book also gives direction on how to overcome challenges for the further advancement of lignocellulosic biomass-based biofuel production.

Bioenergy Biomass to Biofuels and Waste to Energy

Bioenergy Biomass to Biofuels and Waste to Energy

Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels and Waste to Energy, Second Edition, examines current and emerging feedstocks and advanced processes and technologies that enable the development of all possible alternative energy sources, including solid (wood energy, grass energy, and other biomass), liquid (biodiesel, algae biofuel, ethanol), and gaseous/electric (biogas, syngas, bioelectricity). Divided into seven parts, the book gives thorough consideration to feedstocks, biomass production and utilization, lifecycle analysis, Energy Return on Invested (EROI), integrated sustainability assessments, conversions technologies, biofuels economics and policy. In addition, contributions from leading industry professionals and academics provide readers with a comprehensive resource that connects theory to implementation. Engineers, researchers and graduate students in the bioenergy field will find valuable, practical information that can be applied to implementing renewable energy projects, choosing among competing feedstocks, technologies, and products. The book will also serve as a basic resource for civic leaders, economic development professionals, farmers, investors, fleet managers, and reporters interested in an organized introduction to the language, feedstocks, technologies, and products in the bio-based renewable energy world.

Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction

Renewable Energy: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Nick (Department of Physics and Lincoln College, University of Oxford) Jelley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2020

Energy is vital for a good standard of living, and much of the world's population does not have enough. Affordable and adequate sources of power that do not cause climate change or pollution are crucial; and renewables provide the answer. Wind and solar farms can now provide the cheapest electricity in many parts of the world. Moreover, they could provide all of the world's energy needs. But while market forces are fast helping the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, there are opposing pressures, such as the USA's proposed withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, and the vested interests in fossil fuels. This Very Short Introduction describes the main renewable sources of energy- solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass- as well as the less well-developed ones- geothermal, tidal, and wave. Nick Jelley explains the challenges of integrating renewables into electricity grids, and the need for energy storage and for clean heat; and discusses the opportunities in developing countries for renewable energy to empower millions. He also considers international efforts and policies to support renewables and tackle climate change; and explains recent innovations in wind and solar energy production, battery storage, and in the emerging power-to-gas provision for clean heating. Throughout, he emphasises what renewable energy can deliver, and its importance in tackling climate change, and in improving health, welfare, and access to electricity. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Advanced Coal Preparation and Beyond CO2 Capture and Utilization

Advanced Coal Preparation and Beyond CO2 Capture and Utilization

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.