Renewable Resource Utilization for Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080263380, 9781483148021

Renewable Resource Utilization for Development

1st Edition

Pergamon Policy Studies on International Development

Authors: Robert P. Morgan Larry J. Icerman
eBook ISBN: 9781483148021
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1981
Page Count: 424
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Description

Renewable Resource Utilization for Development is a six-chapter text that covers the United States initiatives in field of appropriate, light-capital technology for renewable resource utilization. These initiatives include steps, policies, and programs that the U.S. government might take, adopt, or support to aid developing countries in utilizing appropriate technology for renewable resources for the benefit of the poor majority.

The first two chapters describe the technology, advances, design, and utilization of wind energy and biomass. The next chapter focuses on two applications of direct solar energy, namely, solar drying of crops and timber. Another chapter highlights the optimum processing and use of rice bran, which is an important postharvest and rural development problem for rice-growing developing countries. The final two chapters discuss the utilization of material and products based on agricultural wastes and natural fibers. These chapters also deal with the organizations and mechanisms for implementing the initiatives and with possible next steps to the U.S. initiatives.

This book is of value to economists and environmental pollution control researchers.

Table of Contents


List of Figures


List of Tables


Acknowledgments


Introduction


List of Acronyms


Chapter 1 Wind Energy Utilization


Wind Energy Applications and Needs


Wind Energy Technologies


Light-Capital Windmill Design Development Efforts


Wind Energy Applications Survey


2 Direct Biomass Utilization for Cooking


Needs and Applications for Improved Cookstoves


Cookstove Design Improvement Efforts


Cookstove Performance Characteristics


Fuel Use for Cooking


Firewood Production Programs


Cookstove Dissemination Efforts


3 Solar Crop and Timber Drying


Introduction


Solar Grain Crop Drying: Needs and Applications


Solar Grain Crop Drying: Technologies


Solar Crop Drying: Non-Technical Aspects


Solar Timber Drying: Needs and Technology Applications


Solar Timber Drying: State-of-the-Art Review


Solar Timber Drying: Costs


Solar Timber Drying: Evaluation


4 Village-Level Rice Bran Processing and Utilization


Needs and Objectives


Nutritive Potential of Rice Bran


Pertinent Technologies


Uses for Bran and Bran Products


Uses for Rice Hulls


Economic and Government Policy Issues


System Concepts for Processing Rice Bran


Outline of a Research and Development Program


5 Materials and Products Based on Agricultural Wastes and Natural Fibers


Needs and Technological Initiatives


State-of-the-Art Review


Non-Technical Factors


Research and Development Initiatives


Organizations: Involvement and Capabilities


6 Initiatives, Organization, and Mechanisms


Introduction


Summary of Studi

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No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Pergamon 1981
Published:
Imprint:
Pergamon
eBook ISBN:
9781483148021

About the Author

Robert P. Morgan

Larry J. Icerman

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