Sustainable Energy Systems and Applications [electronic resource] / by İbrahim Dinçer, Calin Zamfirescu.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: XVII, 816p. 394 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387958613Subject(s): Engineering | Renewable energy sources | Biotechnology | Sustainable development | Engineering | Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer | Renewable and Green Energy | Sustainable Development | Environmental Engineering/BiotechnologyAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 621.4021 LOC classification: TJ265QC319.8-338.5Online resources: Click here to access online
Thermodynamic fundamentals -- Introductory aspects of energy -- Energy conservation -- Fundamental concepts for sustainable process design -- Thermodynamic cycles -- Thermal and chemical devices -- Fossil fuels vs clean fuels -- Direct energy conversion -- System analysis through energy and exergy -- Renewable energy systems and applications -- Thermal energy storage systems and applications -- District energy systems -- Nuclear energy -- Hydrogen and fuel cell systems and applications -- Ammonia as a potential substance -- CO2 technologies -- Life cycle assessment -- Industrial ecology -- Sectoral energy and exergy utilization -- Sustainable energy policies -- Global warming and climate change issues and potential solutions.
Sustainable Energy Systems and Applications presents analyses of sustainable energy systems and their applications, providing new understandings, methodologies, models and applications along with descriptions of several illustrative examples and case studies. This textbook aims to address key pillars in the field, such as: better efficiency, cost effectiveness, use of energy resources, environment, energy security, and sustainable development. It also includes some cutting-edge topics, such as hydrogen and fuel cells, renewable, clean combustion technologies, CO2 abatement technologies, and some potential tools for design, analysis and performance improvement. The book also: Discusses producing energy by increasing systems efficiency in generation, conversion, transportation and consumption Analyzes the conversion of fossil fuels to clean fuels for limiting pollution and creating a better environment Sustainable Energy Systems and Applications is a research-based textbook which can be used by senior undergraduate and graduate students, engineers, practitioners, scientists, and researchers in the area of sustainable energy systems.