Advances in Energy Systems and Technology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120149018, 9781483191256

Advances in Energy Systems and Technology

1st Edition

Volume 1

Authors: Peter Auer
eBook ISBN: 9781483191256
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1978
Page Count: 398
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Description

Advances in Energy Systems and Technology present the first volume of articles that provides a critical review of specific topics within the general field of energy. It discusses the technological issues in a broader systems context. It addresses the technical factors underlying energy developments. Some of the topics covered in the book are the introduction and development of wind power, the production of fuels from biomass, biomass conversion, aerodynamics, sources of biomass, and the technologies used to obtain energy from biomass. The analysis of the ethanol fermentation is covered. The process of pyrolysis is discussed. The text describes the anaerobic digestion of organic substrates. The alcohol production from sugar cane is presented. A chapter is devoted to the fuel production from pyrolysis of wastes. Another section focuses on the conversion of forest products to electric power and generation of geothermal energy. The book can provide useful information to scientists, engineers, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Wind Power I. Introduction and Background II. Energy, Power, and Momentum Considerations III. Turbine Types and Terminology IV. Aerodynamics of Wind Turbines V. Wind Energy Concentrators and Augmentors VI. Wind Characteristics and Siting VII. Environmental Considerations VIII. Structural Considerations IX. Testing and Test Procedure X. Applications and Systems XI. Economics of Wind Power XII. State of the Art XIII. Wind and Weather Permitting References Fuels from Biomass I. Introduction II. Country Studies of Biomass Sources and Uses III. Sources of Biomass Available for Energy Conversion IV. Available Technologies for Obtaining Energy from Biomass V Summary of Energy Input-Output Analysis for Biomass Energy Conversion VI. Environmental and Social Constraints VII. Conclusions References VI Contents Geothermal Energy I. Introduction II. Geothermal Resources III. Electrical Power Potential IV. Nonelectric Uses V. Adequacy of Current Technology VI. Environmental Considerations VII. International Developments References Clean Fuels from Coal I. The Need for Coal Conversion Technology II. Coal Conversion Technology III. Energy Efficiency 285 IV. Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, General Public Health and Safety V. Resource Requirements and Constraints VI. Other Policy Considerations VII. Economics of Coal Conversion VIII. Status of Commercialization IX. The Possible Growth Rate of Commercial Coal Conversion Plants References District Heating with Combined Heat and Electric Power Generation I. Introduction II. Types of Combined Heat and Electric Generation III. Combined Heat and Power Technology IV. Developing District Heat

Details

No. of pages:
398
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1978
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483191256

About the Author

Peter Auer

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