Energy [electronic resource] : Production, Conversion, Storage, Conservation, and Coupling / by Yaşar Demirel.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Green Energy and Technology: Publisher: London : Springer London, 2012Description: XX, 508 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781447123729Subject(s): Engineering | Electric engineering | Sustainable development | Engineering | Energy Technology | Sustainable Development | Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer | Energy, generalAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.042 LOC classification: TK1001-1841Online resources: Click here to access online
1. Introduction: Basic Definitions -- 2. Energy and Energy Types -- 3. Mechanical Energy and Electrical Energy -- 4. Internal Energy and Enthalpy -- 5. Energy Balances -- 6. Energy Production -- 7. Energy Conversion -- 8. Energy Storage -- 9. Energy Conservation -- 10. Energy Coupling.
Understanding the sustainable use of energy in various processes is an integral part of engineering and scientific studies, which rely on a sound knowledge of energy systems. Whilst many institutions now offer degrees in energy-related programs, a comprehensive textbook, which introduces and explains sustainable energy systems and can be used across engineering and scientific fields, has been lacking. Energy: Production, Conversion, Storage, Conservation, and Coupling provides the reader with a practical understanding of these five main topic areas of energy including 130 examples and over 600 practice problems. Each chapter contains a range of supporting figures, tables, thermodynamic diagrams and charts, while the Appendix supplies the reader with all the necessary data including the steam tables. This new textbook presents a clear introduction of basic vocabulary, properties, forms, sources, and balances of energy before advancing to the main topic areas of: • Energy production and conversion in important physical, chemical, and biological processes, • Conservation of energy and its impact on sustainability, • Various forms of energy storage, and • Energy coupling and bioenergetics in living systems. A solution manual for the practice problems of the textbook is offered for the instructor. Energy: Production, Conversion, Storage, Conservation, and Coupling is a comprehensive source, study guide, and course supplement for both undergraduates and graduates across a range of engineering and scientific disciplines.