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Power generation technologies

Author: Paul A Breeze
Publisher: Oxford : Newnes, 2005.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Breeze, Paul A.
Power generation technologies.
Oxford : Newnes, 2005
(OCoLC)57283296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Breeze
ISBN: 1423722728 9781423722724 0080480101 9780080480107
OCLC Number: 61372216
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 276 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Table of contents --
List of figures --
List of tables --
1 Introduction to electricity generation --
History of the electricity generation industry --
The evolution of electricity generation technologies --
The politics of electricity --
The size of the industry --
End notes --
2 Environmental considerations --
The evolution of environmental awareness --
The environmental effects of power generation --
The carbon cycle and atmospheric warming --
Controlling carbon dioxide --
The hydrogen economy --
Externalities --
Life-cycle assessment --
The bottom line --
End notes --
3 Coal-fired power plants --
Types of coal --
Coal cleaning and processing --
Traditional coal-burning power plant technology --
Boiler technology --
Steam turbine design --
Generators --
Emission control for traditional coal-burning plants --
Coal treatment --
Low nitrogen oxides burners --
Sulphur dioxide removal --
Nitrogen oxides capture strategies --
Combined sulphur and nitrogen oxides removal --
Particulate removal --
Mercury removal --
Carbon dioxide --
Advanced coal-burning power plant technology --
Fluidised-bed combustion --
Integrated-gasification combined cycle --
Environmental effects of coal combustion --
Financial risks associated with coal-fired power generation --
The cost of coal-fired electricity generation --
End notes --
4 Gas turbines and combined cycle power plants --
Natural gas --
Natural gas costs --
Gas turbine technology --
Modern gas turbine design --
Advanced gas turbine design --
Reheating --
Intercooling --
Mass injection --
Recuperation --
Distributed generation --
Combined cycle power plants --
Micro turbines --
Environmental impact of gas turbines --
Nitrogen oxides --
Carbon dioxide --
Carbon monoxide and particulates --
Financial risks associated with gas-turbine-based power projects --
Technological risk --
Fuel risk --
The cost of gas turbine power stations --
End notes --
5 Combined heat and power --
History --
Applications --
CHP technology --
Piston engines --
Steam turbines --
Gas turbines --
Micro turbines --
Fuel cells --
Nuclear power --
Environmental considerations --
Noise --
Heat --
Energy efficiency --
Financial risks --
Cost of CHP --
End notes --
6 Piston-engine-based power plants --
Piston engine technology --
Engine size and speed --
Spark-ignition engines --
Compression engines --
Dual fuel engines --
Stirling engines --
Co-generation --
Combined cycle --
Environmental considerations --
Emission control --
Carbon dioxide --
Financial risks --
Costs --
End notes --
7 Fuel cells --
The fuel cell principle --
Fuel cell chemistry --
Catalysts --
Hydrocarbon gas reformation --
Types of fuel cell --
Phosphoric acid fuel cell --
Proton-exchange membrane fuel cell --
Molten carbonate fuel cells --
Solid oxide fuel cells --
Environmental considerations --
Financial risks --
Fuel cell costs --
End notes --
8 Hydropower --
The hydropower resource --
Hydro sites --
Dams and.
Responsibility: Paul Breeze.

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