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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Sustainable Energy Systems and Applications

ISBN 9780387958606
Publication Date November 2011
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Springer

The concept of sustainable development was first introduced by the Brundtland Commission almost 20 years ago and has received increased attention during the past decade. It is now an essential part of any energy activities. This is a research-based textbook which can be used by senior undergraduate students, graduate students, engineers, practitioners, scientists, researchers in the area of sustainable energy systems and aimed to address some key pillars: better efficiency, better cost effectiveness, better use of energy resources, better environment, better energy security, and better sustainable development. It also includes some cutting-edge topics, such hydrogen and fuel cells, renewable, clean combustion technologies, CO2 abatement technologies, and some potential tools (exergy, constructal theory, etc.) for design, analysis and performance improvement.

Thermodynamic fundamentals
Introductory aspects of energy
Energy conservation
Fundamental concepts for sustainable process design
Thermodynamic cycles
Thermal and chemical devices
Fossil fuels vs clean fuels
Direct energy conversion
System analysis through energy and exergy
Renewable energy systems and applications
Thermal energy storage systems and applications
District energy systems
Nuclear energy
Hydrogen and fuel cell systems and applications
Ammonia as a potential substance
CO2 technologies
Life cycle assessment
Industrial ecology
Sectoral energy and exergy utilization
Sustainable energy policies
Global warming and climate change issues and potential solutions.


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