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Energy Conversion

Edited by: D. Yogi Goswami , Frank Kreith

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781466584822
eBook ISBN: 9781315374192
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This handbook surveys the range of methods and fuel types used in generating energy for industry, transportation, and heating and cooling of buildings. Solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, geothermal, ocean and fossil fuels are discussed and compared, and the thermodynamics of energy conversion is explained. Appendices are provided with fully updated data. Thoroughly revised, this second edition surveys the latest advances in energy conversion from a wide variety of currently available energy sources. It describes energy sources such as fossil fuels, biomass (including refuse-derived biomass fuels), nuclear, solar radiation, wind, geothermal, and ocean, then provides the terminology and units used for each energy resource and their equivalence. It includes an overview of the steam power cycles, gas turbines, internal combustion engines, hydraulic turbines, Stirling engines, advanced fossil fuel power systems, and combined-cycle power plants. It outlines the development, current use, and future of nuclear power.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Global Energy Systems Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Fossil Fuels Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Biomass Properties and Resources Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Municipal Solid Waste Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Nuclear Resources Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Solar Energy Resources Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Wind Energy Resource Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Geothermal Energy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Steam Power Plant Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Gas Turbines Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Internal Combustion Engines Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Hydraulic Turbines Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Advanced Fossil Fuel Power Systems Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Stirling Engines Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Nuclear Power Technologies through Year 2035 Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Nuclear Fusion Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Energy Storage Technologies  Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Photovoltaics Fundamentals, Technology and Application Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Wind Energy Conversion Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Biomass Conversion Process for Energy Recovery Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Geothermal Power Generation Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Waste-to-Energy Combustion Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Fuel Cells Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Direct Energy Conversion Download PDF
Appendix_D Download PDF
Appendix_B Download PDF
Appendix_C Download PDF
Appendix_A Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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