Green Energy and Technology

Alternative Energy Sources

Authors: Michaelides, Efstathios E. Stathis

  • Includes two chapters on nuclear energy by fission and one on fusion energy
  • Contains detailed chapter on "energy storage"
  • Assumes minimum prior knowledge on behalf of the reader and imparts some of the pre-requisite knowledge
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About this Textbook

Alternative Energy Sources is designed to give the reader, a clear view of the role each form of alternative energy may play in supplying the energy needs of the human society in the near future (20-50 years).

The two first chapters on "energy demand and supply" and "environmental effects," set the tone as to why alternative energy is essential for the future. The third chapter gives the laws of energy conversion processes, as well as the limitations of converting one energy form to another. The section on exergy gives a quantitative background on the capability/potential of each energy source to produce power. The fourth, fifth and sixth chapters are expositions of fission and fusion nuclear energy, the power plants that may produce power from these sources and the issues that will frame the public debate on nuclear energy. The following five chapters include descriptions of the most common renewable energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectric) some of the less common sources (e.g. tidal and wave energy). The emphasis of these chapters will be on the global potential of each source, the engineering/technical systems that are used in harnessing the potential of each source, the technological developments that will contribute to wider utilization of the sources and environmental effects associated with their wider use. The last three chapters are: "energy storage," which will become an important issue if renewable energy sources are used widely.

The fourteen chapters in the book have been chosen so that one may fit a semester University course around this book. At the end of every chapter, there are 10-20 problems and 1-3 suggestions of semester projects that may be assigned to students for further research.

About the authors

Efstathios E. (Stathis) Michaelides, Ph.D., P.E. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His Educational Background is B.A. Oxford University M.S., Ph.D. Brown University. His Areas of Teaching Interest are Energy Conversion, Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics. His Areas of Research Interest are Thermodynamics of Advanced Energy Conversion Devices, Energy Systems, Energy Conservation, HVAC, Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer, Particulate Flow and Environmental Fluid Dynamics, Sediment Flow, Separation Processes, Materials Handling.

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Energy Demand and Supply

    (Stathis) Michaelides, Efstathios E.

    Pages 1-32

  • Environmental and Ecological Effects of Energy Production and Consumption

    (Stathis) Michaelides, Efstathios E.

    Pages 33-63

  • Fundamentals of Energy Conversion

    (Stathis) Michaelides, Efstathios E.

    Pages 65-97

  • Introduction to Nuclear Energy

    (Stathis) Michaelides, Efstathios E.

    Pages 99-129

  • Nuclear Power Plants

    (Stathis) Michaelides, Efstathios E.

    Pages 131-172

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Energy Sources
Authors
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: The Shah Book House, Hyderabad, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20951-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20951-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20950-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43907-0
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 462
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