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Renewable Energy Systems

Kaltschmitt, M., Themelis, N.J., Bronicki, L.Y., Söder, L., Vega, L.A. (Eds.)

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  • About this encyclopedia

  • Represents a one-stop reference to this critical area of sustainability research
  • Examines the potential of geothermal energy, from exploration techniques, drilling, and reservoir engineering management to energy conversion systems and environmental impacts
  • Discusses the full range of energy provision from biomass, including heat, electricity, and biofuels
  • Provides multidisciplinary perspectives on efficient use of wind power from meteorology, aerodynamics, mechanics, electric machinery, and power systems
  • Considers the potential of waste-to-energy power plants to transform the non-recycled residues of society into electricity, heat, and metals
  • Covers the most promising ocean energy resources for practical applications
Humanity is facing a steadily diminishing supply of fossil fuels, causing researchers, policy makers, and the population as a whole to turn increasingly to alternative and especially renewable sources of energy to make up this deficit.  Gathering over 80 peer-reviewed entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technologies, Renewable Energy Systems provides an authoritative introduction to a wide variety of renewable energy sources.  State-of-the-art coverage includes geothermal power stations, ocean energy, renewable energy from biomass, waste to energy, and wind power.  This comprehensive, two-volume work provides an excellent introduction for those entering these fields, as well as new insights for advanced researchers, industry experts, and decision makers.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Algae - Biodiesel - Bioethanol - Biofuels - Biogas - Biomass - Biomethane - Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology - Geothermal Energy - Geothermal Field and Reservoir Monitoring - Geothermal Power Capacity - Geothermal Power Stations - Ocean Energy - Renewable Energy Systems Book - Renewable Energy from Biomass - Waste to Energy - Wind Power

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Renewable and Green Energy - Sustainable Development - Systems, Storage and Harvesting

Table of contents 

Part I: Geothermal Power Stations
Engineered Geothermal Systems, Development and Sustainability of
Geothermal Energy Utilization
Geothermal Energy, Nature, Use, and Expectations
Geothermal Energy, Geology and Hydrology of
Geothermal Field and Reservoir Monitoring
Geothermal Power Capacity, Sustainability and Renewability of
Geothermal Power Conversion Technology
Geothermal Power Economics
Geothermal Power Stations, Introduction to
Geothermal Resources Worldwide, Direct Heat Utilization of
Geothermal Resources, Drilling for
Geothermal Resources, Environmental Aspects of
Hydrothermal Systems, Geochemistry of
Reservoir Engineering in Geothermal Fields

Part II: Ocean Energy
Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Environmental Challenges
Ocean Energy, Introduction
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
Offshore Wind Energy Technology Trends, Challenges, and Risks
Tidal Energy

Part III: Renewable Energy from Biomass
Algae, a New Biomass Resource
Bioethanol from Celluloses
Bioethanol from Starch
Bioethanol from Sugar: the Brazilian Experience
Biofuels: A Technical, Economic and Environmental Comparison
Biofuels: Upgraded New Solids
Biogas for Electricity Generation, Hi-tech Applications
Biogas Production and Energy crops
Biogas Production Developing Countries
Biogas Substrates from Municipalities and Industries
Biomass as Renewable Source of Energy, Possible Conversion Routes
Biomass Combustion for Electricity Generation
Biomass Energy Heat Provision for Cooking and Heating in Developing Countries
Biomass Energy Heat Provision in Modern Large-Scale Systems
Biomass Energy Heat Provision in Modern Small-Scale Systems
Biomass Energy Small-Scale Combined Heat and Power Systems
Biomass Gasification for Electricity and Fuels, Large Scale
Biomass Gasification for Rural Electrification, Small Scale
Biomass Production
Biomass Provision and Use, Sustainability Aspects
Biomass Pyrolysis
Biomass Resources, Worldwide
Biomass to Liquid (BtL), Concepts and Their Assessment
Biomass Use on a Global Scale
Biomethane from Anaerobic Processes
Biosynthetic Natural Gas
Co-combustion of wood in Coal-Fired Large-Scale Power Plants
Hydrogen from Biomass
Lignocellulosic Energy Crops, Production and Provision
Plant Oil Fuels Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
Renewable Energy from Biomass, Introduction
Solid Biofuels, Fuels and Their Characteristics

Part IV: Waste to Energy
Gasification and Liquefaction Alternatives to Incineration in Japan
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction by Waste-to-Energy
Hitachi Zosen Inova Technology
Incinerator Grate Combustion Phenomena
Life Cycle Comparison of Waste-to-Energy to Sanitary Landfill
Martin Waste-to-Energy Technology
Plasma-Assisted Waste-to-Energy Processes
Thermal Treatment of Waste: Key Element for Sustainable Waste Management
Waste Management for Sustainable Society
Waste-to Energy: Decreasing the Entropy of Solid Wastes and Increasing Metal Recovery
Waste-to-Energy Ash Management in Europe
Waste-to-Energy Ash Management in the United States
Waste-to-Energy Facilities as Power Plants
Waste-to-Energy for District Heating
Waste-to-Energy Using Refuse-Derived Fuel
Waste-to-Energy, Introduction
Waste-to-Energy: Energy Resource in Solid Wastes
Waste-to-Energy: Fluidized Bed Technology

Part V: Wind Power
Electricity Generation with Small Wind Turbines
Global Wind Power Installations
Meterology and Wind Power
Offshore Wind Power
Wind Power Balancing
Wind Power Generator Systems and Local Power System Interconnection
Wind Power Grid Integration: Transmission Planning
Wind Power, Aerodynamics and Blade Technology
Wind Power, Introduction
Wind Power: Basic Challenge Concerning Social Acceptance
Wind Power: Economy, Market, Subsidies, Payment Mechanisms, and Capacity Credit
Wind Turbine Noise Emissions


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