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Energy Utilisation: The Opportunities and Limits

Physical Fundamentals and Technologies

Authors: Osterhage, Wolfgang

  • Provides a comprehensive overview energy technologies employed throughout the world
  • Presents physics fundamentals relevant to energy utilisation
  • Discusses future trends in energy production
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About this Textbook

This textbook introduces energy utilisation. It outlines energy balances - which are determined by the fundamental laws of thermodynamics-, the fundamentals of atomic and nuclear mechanisms, the laws of fluid mechanics and electromagnetism. The technologies which stem from these mechanisms, including steam power plants, solar and wind energy systems, hydrodynamic power, biomass and geothermal energy systems, are all discussed. Prospects for future projects, such as nuclear fusion, fuel cells, and smart energy concepts are presented, as well as the role of energy balances in relation to climate engineering. Opportunities and Limits of Energy Utilisation will be of interest to graduate students, as well as researchers, lecturers, industry engineers. It provides numerous examples, problems and solutions, making it particularly relevant to students looking for a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of advanced energy technologies.

About the authors

Dr Wolfgang Osterhage is a qualified engineer in nuclear technology and holds Ph.Ds. in Physics and Information Science. From 1973-1976, he was working on a research project in Scotland, and from 1976 on, he stayed in France for 13 years, working as a consultant for the OECD and the IEA. He consulted well-known companies and organisations world-wide, including the IAEO. In the years before his retirement, Dr Osterhage worked for 10 years as an external energy consultant to a major German electricity corporation.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-3

    Osterhage, Wolfgang

  • Energy Balances

    Pages 5-29

    Osterhage, Wolfgang

  • Physical Fundamentals of Energy Utilization

    Pages 31-101

    Osterhage, Wolfgang

  • Types of Energy Generation

    Pages 103-131

    Osterhage, Wolfgang

  • Storage Technologies

    Pages 133-137

    Osterhage, Wolfgang

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Utilisation: The Opportunities and Limits
Book Subtitle
Physical Fundamentals and Technologies
Authors
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-79404-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-79404-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-79403-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 175
Number of Illustrations
63 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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