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Ecological effects of electricity generation, storage and use

Author: Peter A Henderson
Publisher: Boston, MA, USA : CABI, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book contains 17 chapters covering the following topics: (1) the need for electricity and the main energy sources available; (2) hydroelectric generation; (3) tidal generation; (4) wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion; (5) steam turbines and their cooling systems; (6) nuclear generation; (7) coal and oil-fired power plants; (8) gas-fired power plants; (9) wind turbines and the effects of offshore  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Henderson, Peter A. (Peter Alan).
Ecological effects of electricity generation, storage and use.
Boston, MA, USA : CABI, [2018]
(DLC) 2018001822
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter A Henderson
ISBN: 9781786392022 178639202X 9781786392039 1786392038
OCLC Number: 1028602575
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Our need for electricity and the main energy sources available --
Hydroelectric generation --
Tidal generation --
Wave power and ocean thermal energy conversion --
Steam turbines and their cooling systems --
Nuclear generation --
Coal and oil-fired power plant --
Gas-fired power plant --
Wind turbines and the effects of offshore piling --
Solar power --
Fuel cells and flow batteries --
Batteries --
Biofuels and waste powered generation --
Small scale and mobile electric generators --
Ecological issues relating to transmission lines --
Geothermal --
What is our best approach to minimise environmental damage while generating electricity cost-effectively?
Responsibility: Peter A Henderson, BSc PhD.

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The demand for electricity has never been higher and is growing rapidly. This book examines all of the main forms of electricity generation in terms of their ecological impacts and effects on climate  Read more...

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