Hydro-Power

Hydro-Power

The Use of Water as an Alternative Source of Energy

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Author: Charles Simeons
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145617

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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.

Table of Contents


  • 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 Utilities and Other Organizations

    Bibliography

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 558
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483145617

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Charles Simeons

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