Renewable Energy Technologies: Their Applications in Developing Countries presents an overview and assessment of technologies for energy-related projects in the rural sector of developing countries.
This book discusses the important, but not dominant, role that new and renewable sources of energy (NARSE) will have in the Third World. Bioenergy fuel sources come from wood fuel, energy crops, agricultural residue and organic wastes, peat, biomass briquettes, biogas, and animal power. The text also describes the problems related to operating biomass engines and to the production of engine fuels such as alcohol fuels, vegetable oil, producer gas made from wood and charcoal. These problems concern land use and site location for growing these fuel crops, government policies or subsidies, as well as competition with prevailing petrol prices. Solar water heaters and photovoltaic cells can be used by households and in bigger institutions; ongoing technological developments mainly focus on cutting down costs and better manufacturing methods. The book also addresses other NARSE such as hydro, wind, and water power generation.
This book is suitable for economists, environmentalists, ecologists, and policy makers involved in energy conservation and rural development.
Preface and Acknowledgments Section I Bioenergy: Production, Conversion, Utilization Chapter 1 Fuelwood: Forestry & Agroforestry Chapter 2 Energy Crops Chapter 3 Agricultural Residues and Organic Wastes Chapter 4 Peat Chapter 5 Briquetting of Biomass Chapter 6 Charcoal Production Chapter 7 Wood and Charcoal Stoves Chapter 8 Biomass Combustion in Small-scale Industry Chapter 9 Biogas Chapter 10 Biogas Section II Biomass Engines and Biomass Engine Fuels Chapter 11 Production of Biomass Engine Fuels- Solid fuels - Ethanol - Methanol - Vegetable Oils Chapter 12 Biomass Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines - Alcohol Fuels (Ethanol & Methanol) - Vegetable Oils - Producer Gas Chapter 13 External Combustion Engines and Use of Biomass Fuels - Steam Engines and Steam Turbines - Stirling Engines Chapter 14 Comparison & Selection of Biomass Engines
Section III Solar Energy Chapter 15 Solar Water Heating Chapter 16 Photovoltaics Chapter 17 Advanced Solar Heating Systems Chapter 18 Solar Water Distillation Chapter 19 Solar Driers Chapter 20 Solar Cookers Chapter 21 Passive Heating & Cooling of Buildings Section IV Hydro, Wind and Water Power Chapter 22 Small-scale Hydropower Chapter 23 Ocean Power: Tidal, Wave & OTEC Chapter 24 Wind Power Chapter 25 Water Pumping: An Overview Chapter 26 Wind Pumps Chapter 27 Hand Pumps Appendices Appendix 1 List of Abbreviations, Units and Acronyms Appendix 2 Conversion Tables Appendix 3 List of Background Reports Commissioned by the Beijer Institute
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- © Pergamon 1986
- 1st January 1986
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