Hydro-Power: The Use of Water as an Alternative Source of Energy deals with the use of water as an alternative source of energy. The principles of the technology involved in the extraction of energy from water for use in some other form are discussed, and some of the projects that are being undertaken in a number of countries are described. Comprised of 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of global energy consumption and projections for energy demand, along with electricity generation using hydraulic resources and developments in the use of hydroelectric power. The next chapter focuses on the principle of wave power as an energy source, with emphasis on how power can be derived from the slow oscillation of the waves; the economics of wave power; structural design of wave energy converters; and mooring considerations. Subsequent chapters explore national wave power programs in countries such as the United Kingdom, Japan, South Africa, Egypt, Mauritius, Norway, Sweden, and the United States; tidal power and hydrogen; and energy storage and hydroelectric schemes in Europe. The final chapter assesses the environmental impact of hydroelectric power. This monograph will be a useful resource for experts and policymakers in the field of energy as well as those with little knowledge of the potential contribution that water can make to the world's energy needs.
Foreword 1 Water and the Energy Gap 2 Wave Power Theory Devices Use 3 National Wave Power Programs United Kingdom Japan South Africa Egypt Mauritius Norway Sweden United States 4 Tidal Power Principles Potential World Wide Equipment 5 Tidal Power Development Programs France United Kingdom Canada U.S.S.R. Australia India China 6 Hydrogen Common Energy Carrier Storage & Transport Conversion Methods of Production 7 National Hydrogen Programs United States Canada E.E.C. France Germany Belgium Netherlands Italy United Kingdom Japan 8 Energy Storage in Europe Electro-Chemical Battery Types Electrolytes Programs in Member States 9 Hydro-Electric Schemes - Europe Small Hydro Hydraulic Air Compressors Conventional and Pumped Storage Austria Finland France Germany Denmark Ireland Greenland Italy Norway Spain Sweden Switzerland Belgium United Kingdom 10 Austral-Asia and beyond Australia China Egypt India Iran Japan Kenya Pakistan Turkey South Korea New Zealand 11 Hydro-Electric Schemes - The American Continent Argentina Colombia Ecuador El Salvador Peru Brazil Canada United States 12 Environmental Impact Appendices A Conversion Tables B Operational and Potential Tidal Power Projects C U.S. Hydrogen Programs D Hydro Schemes - F.G.R. France Norway U.K. Australia Japan Brazil Canada E Environmental Impact Study F Departments of Energy G Uti
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- © Pergamon 1980
- 1st January 1980
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