The Efficient Use of Energy

The Efficient Use of Energy

2nd Edition - August 11, 1982

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  • Editor: I.G.C. Dryden
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483101576

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The Efficient Use of Energy, Second Edition is a compendium of papers discussing the efficiency with which energy is used in industry. The collection covers relevant topics in energy handling and describes the more important features of plant and equipment. The book is organized into six parts. Part I presents the various methods of heat production. The second part discusses the use of heat in industry and includes topics in furnace design, industrial heating, boiler plants, and water treatment. Part III deals with the production of mechanical and electrical energy. It tackles the principles of internal combustion engines, generators, and the use of nuclear energy. Total energy systems and heat salvage are covered in Part IV. Part V elucidates on the use of refractory and insulating materials and the importance of instrumentation and control in the regulation of energy consumption. The final section focuses on the environmental aspect of energy production such as the control of pollutants emanating from plants during production. The book will be of use to engineers and plant production managers.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Plan and Perspective

    2 Economic and Cost Factors in the Choice of Fuel and Equipment

    Production of Heat

    3 Gas Firing

    4 Oil Firing

    5 Fluidized-Bed Combustion

    6 Solid-Fuel Firing

    7 Electrical Heating Fundamentals

    Use of Heat

    8 Furnaces: Principles of Design and Use

    9 Drying, Conditioning and Industrial Space Heating

    10 Boiler Plant and Auxiliaries

    11 Water Treatment

    Production of Mechanical and Electrical Energy

    12 Devices for Direct Production of Mechanical Energy

    13 Production of Electrical Power

    14 Nuclear Power Generation

    Total Energy Systems and Heat Salvage

    15 Combined Cycles and Total Energy

    16 Heat Salvage

    Materials and Control

    17 Refractory and Insulating Materials

    18 Instrumentation and Control

    Environmental Aspects

    19 Plant Safety: Pollution and its Prevention

    20 Corrosion, Erosion and Mineral Deposits on Heating and Moving Surfaces from Fuel Impurities


    A Natural Fuels and their Chief Marketable Products

    B Interconversion of Fuels

    C Scientific and Technological Principles in the Use of Carbonaceous Fuels

    D Sampling, Analysis and Testing of Carbonaceous Fuels

    E World Energy Resources and Demand

    F Conspectus


Product details

  • No. of pages: 616
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1982
  • Published: August 11, 1982
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483101576

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I.G.C. Dryden

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