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Energy conversion

Author: D Yogi Goswami; Frank Kreith
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, ©2008.
Series: Mechanical engineering series (Boca Raton, Fla.)
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Offering a comprehensive overview of energy conversion technologies, this book surveys the advances in energy conversion from a variety of available energy sources. It describes energy sources such  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Energy conversion.
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2008
(DLC) 2007017629
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Yogi Goswami; Frank Kreith
ISBN: 9781420044317 1420044311 9781420044324 142004432X
OCLC Number: 152386780
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume (various pagings)) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction / D. Yogi Goswami --
1.1. Energy use by sectors --
1.2. Electrical capacity additions to 2030 --
1.3. Present status and potential of renewable energy --
1.4. Role of energy conservation --
1.5. Energy conversion technologies --
sect. 1. Energy resources --
2. Fossil ruels --
2.1. Coal / Robert Ruether --
2.2. Environmental aspects / Richard Banjura --
2.3. Oil / Philip C. Crouse --
2.4. Natural gas / Philip C. Crouse --
3. Biomass energy / Ralph P. Overend and Lynn L. Wright --
3.1. Biomass feedstock technologies --
3.2. Biomass conversion technologies --
3.3. Nuclear resources / James S. Tulenko --
4.1. The nuclear fuel cycle --
4.2. Processing of nuclear fuel --
5. Solar energy resources / D. Yogi Goswami --
5.1. Solar energy availability --
5.2. Earth-Sun relationships --
5.3. Solar time --
5.4. Solar radiation on a surface --
5.5. Solar radiation on a horizontal surface --
5.6. Solar radiation on a tilted surface --
5.7/ Solar radiation measurements --
5.8. Solar radiation data --
6. Wind energy resources / Dale E. Berg --
6.1. Wind origins --
6.2. Wind power --
6.3. Wind shear --
6.4 Wind energy resource --
6.5. Wind characterization --
6.6. Wind energy potential --
7. Geothermal energy / Joel L. Renner and Marshall J. Reed --
7.1. Heat flow --
7.2. Types of geothermal systems --
7.3. Geothermal energy potential --
7.4. Geothermal applications --
7.5. Environmental constraints --
7.6. Operating conditions --
sect. 2. Energy conversion --
8. Steam power plant / John Kern --
8.1. Introduction --
8.2. Rankine cycle analysis --
8.3. Topping and bottoming cycles --
8.4. Steam boilers --
8.5 Steam turbines --
8.6. Heat exchangers, pumps, and other cycle components --
8.7. Generators --
9. Gas turbines / Steven I. Freedman --
9.1. Overview --
9.2. History --
9.3. Fuels and firing --
9.4. Efficiency --
9.5. Gas turbine cycles --
9.6. Cycle configurations --
9.7. Components used in complex cycles --
9.8 Upper temperature limit --
9.9. Materials --
9.10. Combustion --
9.11. Mechanical product features --
10. Internal combustion engines / David E. Klett and Elsayed M. Afify --
10.1. Introduction --
10.2. Engine types and basic operation --
10.3. Air standard power cycles --
10.4. Actual cycles --
10.5. Combustion in IC engines --
10.6. Exhaust emissions --
10.7. Fuels for SI and CI engines --
10.8. Intake pressurization-supercharging and turbocharging --
11. Hydraulic turbines / Roger E.A. Arndt --
11.1. General description --
11.2. Principles of operation --
11.3. Factors involved in selecting a turbine --
11.4. Performance evaluation --
11.5. Numerical simulation --
11.6. Field tests --
12. Stirling engines / William B. Stine --
12.1. Introduction --
12.2. Thermodynamic implementation of the Stirling cycle --
12.3. Mechanical implementation of the Stirling cycle --
12.4. Future of the Stirling engine --
13. Advanced fossil fuel power systems / Anthony F. Armor --
13.1. Introduction --
13.2. Fuels for electric power generation in the U.S. --
13.3. Coal as a fuel for electric power (World Coal Institute 2000) --
13.4. Clean coal technology development --
13.5. Pulverized-coal plants --
13.6. Emissions controls for pulverized coal plants --
13.7. Fluidized bed plants --
13.8. Gasification plants --
13.9. Combustion turbine plants --
13.10. Central station options for new generation --
13.11. Summary --
14. Combined-cycle power plants / Alex Lezuo --
14.1. Combined-cycle concepts --
14.2. Combined-cycle thermodynamics --
14.3. Combined-cycle arrangements --
14.4. Combined heat and power from combined-cycle plants --
14.5. Environmental aspects --
15. Energy storage technologies / Roel Hammerschlag and Christopher P. Schaber --
15.1. Overview of storage technologies --
15.2. Principal forms of stored energy --
15.3. Applications of energy storage --
15.4. Specifying energy storage devices --
15.5. Specifying fuels --
15.6. Direct electric storage --
15.7. Electrochemical energy storage --
15.8. Mechanical energy storage --
15.9. Direct thermal storage --
15.10. Thermochemical energy storage --
16. Nuclear power technologies / Edwin A. Harvego and Kenneth D. Kok --
16.1. Introduction --
16.2. Development of current power-reactor technologies --
16.3. Next-generation technologies --
16.4. Generation-IV technologies --
16.5. Fuel cycle --
16.6. Nuclear waste --
16.7. Nuclear power economics --
16.8. Conclusions --
17. Nuclear fusion / Thomas E. Shannon --
17.1. Introduction --
17.2. Fusion fuel --
17.3. Confinement concepts --
17.4. Tokamak reactor development --
17.5. Fusion energy conversion and transport --
18. Solar thermal energy conversion --
18.1. Active solar heating systems / T. Agami Reddy --
18.2. Solar heat for industrial processes / Riccardo Battisti, Hans Schweiger, and Werner Weiss --
18.3. Passive solar heating, cooling, and daylighting / Jeffrey H. Morehouse --
18.4. Solar cooling / D. Yogi Goswami and Sanjay Vijayaraghavan --
19. Concentrating solar thermal power / Manuel Romero-Alvarez and Eduardo Zarza --
19.1. Introduction and context --
19.2. Solar concentration and CSP systems --
19.3. Solar concentrator beam quality --
19.4. Solar concentration ratio : principles and limitations of CSP systems --
19.5. Solar thermal power plant technologies --
19.6. Parabolic trough solar thermal power plants --
19.7. Central receiver solar thermal power plants --
19.8. Volumetric atmospheric receivers : PHOEBUS and Solair --
19.9. Solar air preheating --
19.10. Dish/Stirling systems --
19.11. Market opportunities --
19.12. Conclusions --
20. Photovoltaics fundamentals, technology, and application --
20.1. Photovoltaics / Roger Messenger and D. Yogi Goswami --
20.2. Thin-film PV technology / Hari M. Upadhyaya, Takhir M. Razykov, and Ayodhya N. Tiwari --
20.3. Concentrating PV technologies / Roland Winston, Robert McConnell, and D. Yogi Goswami --
21. Wind energy conversion / Dale E. Berg --
21.1. Introduction --
21.2. Wind turbine aerodynamics --
21.3. Wind turbine loads --
21.4. Wind turbine structural dynamic considerations --
21.5. Peak power limitation --
21.6. Turbine subsystems --
21.7. Other wind-energy conversion considerations --
22. Biomass conversion processes for energy recovery --
22.1. Energy recovery by anaerobic digestion / Massoud Kayhanian and George Tchobanoglous --
22.2. Power generation / Robert C. Brown --
22.3. Biofuels / Robert C. Brown --
23. Geothermal power generation / Kevin Kitz --
23.1. Introduction --
23.2. Definition and use of geothermal energy --
23.3. Requirements for commercial geothermal power production --
23.4. Exploration and assessment of geothermal resources --
23.5. Management of the geothermal resource for power production --
23.6. Geothermal steam supply (from wellhead to turbine) --
23.7. Geothermal power production-steam turbine technologies --
23.8. Geothermal power production-binary power plant technologies --
23.9. Environmental impact --
23.10. Additional information on geothermal energy --
24. Waste-to-energy combustion / Charles O. Velzy and Leonard M. Grillo --
24.1. Introduction --
24.2. Waste quantities and characteristics --
24.3. Design of WTE facilities --
24.4. Air pollution control facilities --
24.5. Performance --
24.6. Costs --
24.7. Status of other technologies --
24.8. Future issues and trends --
25. Ocean energy technology / Desikan Bharathan and Federica Zangrando --
25.1. Ocean thermal energy conversion --
25.2. Tidal power --
25.3. Wave power --
25.4. Concluding remarks --
26. Fuel cells / Xianguo Li --
26.1. Introduction --
26.2. Principle of operation for fuel cells --
26.3. Typical fuel cell systems --
26.4. Performance of fuel cells --
26.5. Fuel cell electrode processes --
26.6. Cell connection and stack design considerations --
26.7. Six major types of fuel cells --
26.8. Summary --
27. Direct energy conversion --
27.1. Thermionic energy conversion / Mysore L. Ramalingam --
27.2. Thermoelectric power conversion / Jean-Pierre Fleurial --
27.3. Magnetohydrodynamic power generation / William D. Jackson --
Appendices / Nitin Goel --
Appendix 1. The international system of units, fundamental constants, and conversion factors --
Appendix 2. Solar radiation data --
Appendix 3. Properties of gases, vapors, liquids, and solids --
Appendix 4. Ultimate analysis of biomass fuels.
Series Title: Mechanical engineering series (Boca Raton, Fla.)
Responsibility: edited by D. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith.

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