2004 New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development

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New and renewable energy systems will play an important role in the sustainable development of a future energy strategy. Recent development in this field has proved that the virtual energy system including new and renewable energy sources is feasible. The promotion of renewable sources of energy is a high priority, for security and diversification of energy supply, environmental protection, and social and economic cohesion. This volume discusses the latest research on new and renewable energy resources and their ...
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Overview

New and renewable energy systems will play an important role in the sustainable development of a future energy strategy. Recent development in this field has proved that the virtual energy system including new and renewable energy sources is feasible. The promotion of renewable sources of energy is a high priority, for security and diversification of energy supply, environmental protection, and social and economic cohesion. This volume discusses the latest research on new and renewable energy resources and their utilization, emphasizing the present state of the art in the field and potential future development.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789812705051
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 6.84 (w) x 9.77 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword     ix
Renewable Energy Sources
Promoting Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency through the CDM Funding Options   K.D. Patlitzianas   A. Flamos   H. Doukas   A.G. Kagiannas   J. Psarras     1
H[subscript 2]RES, Energy Planning Tool for Increasing the Penetration of Renewable Energy Sources in Island Energy Supply   M. Lerer   N. Duic   L.M. Alves   M.G. Carvalho     15
The Shape of Complete Renewable Energy Systems in the World   H. Yamamoto   K. Yamaji     31
Experimental Investigation and Modelling of Thermoelectric Generators for Use in Hydrogen Based Energy Systems   J. Eriksen   R. Glockner   V.A. Yartys   B.T. Hafsteinsson   T.I. Sigfusson     41
Intelligent Operation Management of Fuel Cells and Micro-Turbines Using Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks   A. M. Azmy   I. Erlich     53
Biomass Energy
Municipal Solid Waste Valorisation as Energy for Isolated Communities   G. Tavares   Z. Zsigraiova   V. Semiao   M.G. Carvalho     67
Production of Sustainable Hydrogen Using Thermochemical Gasification of Biomass   J. Andries   W. de Jong   H. Spliethoff     77
Characterizationof Kenaf Potential in Portugal as an Industrial and Energy Feedstock   A.L. Fernando   M.P. Duarte   J. Morais   A. Catroga   G. Serras   B. Mendes   J.F.S. Oliveira     87
Implementation of Anaerobic Digestion Plants in Breweries - Difficulties and Benefits   G. Pesta   R. Meyer-Pittroff     95
Application of Biofuels to Compression Ignition Engines   A. Kowalewicz     105
Kinetic Study of Froth Flotation for PET-PVC Separation   E. Agante   T. Carvalho   F. Durao   A. Pinto   T. Mariano     117
Use of Biomass in Small Direct Fired Systems   C. Syred   W. Fick   N. Syred   A.J. Griffiths     127
Emissions Reduction by Co-Firing Biomass or Waste with Coal in a Pressurized Fluidised Bed Combustion Combined Cycle Power Plant   Y. Huang   J.T. McMullan   D. McIlveen-Wright   S. McCahey     153
Production of Biocoal from Cassava Stalk   T. Puthikitakawiwong   R. Boonsu   O. Joompha     165
A Comparison of Power Generation from Biomass in a Small CFBC Plant with Biomass Co-fired with Coal in a Large CFBC   D.R. McIlveen-Wright   B.C. Williams   J.T. McMullan      171
Characterization of Sweet, Fibre and Biomass Sorghum Potential in Portugal as an Industrial and Energy Feedstock   A.L. Fernando   M.P. Duarte   J. Morais   J.F.S. Oliveira     183
Solar, Wind, Wave and Geothermal Energy
Process Dynamics of Fossil Steam Power Plants Induced by the Integration of Transient Solar Heat   V. Scherer   K. Roth   M. Eck     193
Directions for Renewable Energy in Canada's Smallest Province   A. Trivett     205
Externalities Affecting the Viability of Wind Power for Hydrogen Production   N. Kassem     211
Non-Technical Barriers to Large-Scale Wave Energy Utilisation   A.J.N.A. Sarmento   F. Neumann   A. Brito-Melo     225
Solar Power Agriculture: A New Paradigm for Energy Production   U. Bardi     235
Possibility Assessment of Wind Energy Utilization in Bosnia and Herzegovina   F. Begic   A. Kazagic   N.H. Afgan     249
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Earth Tube Ventilation System: A Project Pre-Feasibility Analysis Tool   M.A.A. Costa   M.S.A. Oliveira   N. Martins     259
Greenhouse Gases Emission Reduction in an Urban Bus Fleet: Application to a Case Study in Funchal, Madeira Island   A.M. Simoes   P. Lages   T.L. Farias   C.M. Silva   M.N. Aguas     273
Environmental Impact of Hydrogen in Urban Transports   K.R. Calhau   G.A. Goncalves   T.L. Farias     285
Gas Production and Utilization
Devolatilisation of Coal-Biomass Blends and Combustion Behaviour of their Chars   P. Ciambelli   V. Palma   P. Russo   S. Vaccaro   V. Vaiano     295
Dual Fuel Combustion as a Way of Increasing Sustainability of Power Production   D.R. Schneider   Z. Bogdan     311
Hydrogen Production by Allothermal Reforming of Ethanol for Fuel Cell Applications. Prototype Development   A.J. Marin Neto   E.P. Silva   J.C. Camargo   N.P. Neves Jr.   C.S. Pinto     325
Hydrogen Production from Steam or Autothermal Reforming of Ethanol for Low- and High-Temperature Fuel Cell   V. Galvita     335
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Urban Buses Operating in the City of Porto   G.A. Goncalves   T.L. Farias   R. Teixeira   A. Silva     343
Sustainability Development
Energy in Slovenia and Croatia: Challenges and Possibilities for Sustainability   A. Zidansek   R. Blinc   I. Slaus   D. Najdovski     353
Sustainability Assessment as a Basis for the Decision Making in Selection of Energy System   F. Begic   N.H. Afgan     363
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