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Sustainable Energy Systems and Applications

Dincer, Ibrahim, Zamfirescu, Calin

2012, XVII, 816p. 394 illus..

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  • First comprehensive textbook on sustainable energy; includes study problems, illustrative examples, case studies, practical applications, and a solutions manual for faculty
  • Addresses current energetic, environmental and sustainability issues and brings potential solutions
  • Suits the course curricula
  • Provides a precise/concise and right to the point approach
  • Discusses producing energy by increasing the systems efficiency at generation, conversion, transportation and consumption
  • Discusses the conversion of fossil fuels to clean fuels for limiting the pollution and a better environment
  • Detailed discussion on using ammonia as a potential fuel for transportation and remote applications
  • Provides some key models, methods, techniques, correlations, graphs, etc. for design, analysis and performance improvement
  • Shows how to use efficient and effective energy storage for energy savings and improved generation efficiency

Sustainable Energy Systems and Applications presents analyses of sustainable energy systems and their applications, providing new understandings, methodologies, models and applications along with descriptions of several illustrative examples and case studies. This textbook aims to address key pillars in the field, such as: better efficiency, cost effectiveness, use of energy resources, environment, energy security, and sustainable development. It also includes some cutting-edge topics, such as hydrogen and fuel cells, renewable, clean combustion technologies, CO2 abatement technologies, and some potential tools for design, analysis and performance improvement. The book also:

  • Discusses producing energy by increasing systems efficiency in generation, conversion, transportation and consumption
  • Analyzes the conversion of fossil fuels to clean fuels for limiting  pollution and creating a better environment

Sustainable Energy Systems and Applications is a research-based textbook which can be used by senior undergraduate and graduate students, engineers, practitioners, scientists, and researchers in the area of sustainable energy systems.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » chemical devices - clean combustion technologies - direct energy conversion - district energy systems - industrial ecology - nuclear energy - sustainable process design - thermal devices - thermodynamic fundamentals

Related subjects » Energy Technology - Environmental Engineering and Physics - Mechanical Engineering - Sustainable Development

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