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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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


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


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


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


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 Heating Systems

V. Approaches to CHP/DH Systems for the United States

VI. Conclusion



Subject Index


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