Advances in Energy Systems and Technology

Advances in Energy Systems and Technology

Volume 5

1st Edition - January 28, 1986

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  • Editors: Peter L. Auer, David Douglas
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191294

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Advances in Energy Systems and Technology: Volume 5 present articles that provides a critical review of specific topics within the general field of energy. It discusses the fuel cells for electric utility power generation. It addresses the classification of fuel cell technologies. Some of the topics covered in the book are the major components of the fuel cell; the phosphoric acid fuel cells; molten carbonate fuel cells; solid oxide fuel cells; electric utility fuel cell systems; and the integration within fuel cell power plants. The analysis of the solar ponds is covered. The operational problems with salt-gradient solar ponds are discussed. The text describes the membrane-stratified solar ponds. A study of the household demand for conservation is presented. A chapter is devoted to the construction of the insulation index. Another section focuses on the use of Box-Cox transform for both dependent and explanatory variables. The book can provide useful information to scientists, engineers, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    Fuel Cells for Electric Utility Power Generation

    I. Introduction

    II. Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells

    III. Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells

    IV. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    V. Electric Utility Fuel Cell Systems


    Solar Ponds

    I. Introduction

    II. Historical Background

    III. Salt-Gradient Solar Ponds: Basics

    IV. Thermal Models of the Salt-Gradient Pond

    V. Construction of the Salt-Gradient Pond

    VI. Management of the Salt-Gradient Pond

    VII. Shallow Solar Ponds

    VIII. Alternative Nonconvective Solar Ponds

    IX. Possible Applications

    X. Economics



    The Demand for Home Insulation: A Study in the Household Demand for Conservation

    I. Background

    II. Specification

    III. The Construction of the Insulation Index

    IV. Estimation Problems

    V. IOLS and Bootstrap Estimation Results

    VI. Consistent Estimation

    VII. Summary

    Appendix A: Derivation of the Information Matrix for the IOLS

    Appendix B: Listing of Additional Tables Used in Estimation

    Appendix C: Derivation of the Information Matrix for the LIML Estimates of a Box-Cox-Transformed System



Product details

  • No. of pages: 326
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: January 28, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483191294

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Peter L. Auer

David Douglas

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