Energy and the Environment

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This book describes the state of the art at the interface between energy and environmental research. The contributing authors are some of the world leaders in research and education on energy and environmental topics. The coverage is worth noting for its breadth and depth. Written by leaders in research and education, this book is an excellent text or supplement for undergraduate and graduate courses on energy engineering and environmental science.
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Overview

This book describes the state of the art at the interface between energy and environmental research. The contributing authors are some of the world leaders in research and education on energy and environmental topics. The coverage is worth noting for its breadth and depth. Written by leaders in research and education, this book is an excellent text or supplement for undergraduate and graduate courses on energy engineering and environmental science.
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Preface
Energy analysis, costing, and assessment of environmental impact 1
The method of entropy generation minimization 11
Advanced enhancement for heat exchangers 23
Optimization of finned arrays 37
Opportunities for heat exchanger applications in environmental systems 49
Inverse design of energy and environmental systems 65
Advances in modeling radiative transport in high temperature gases 75
Heat transfer in porous radiant burners 89
Radiation heat transfer in materials processing and manufacturing 101
The production of improved plastic materials by chaotic mixing of polymer melts recovered from environmental waste 113
Perspectives and directions of the electric power industry in the next millennium 125
The impact of energy storage technologies on the environment 135
Potential impact of pumped energy storage on the lower reservoir aquatic ecology 149
Development of industrial cooling systems and their impact on the environment 163
Advances in the measurement of convective heat transfer coefficient in gas turbine applications 175
Thermally affected flows in power plants 185
Advances in the technology of liquid synfuel production from coal 199
Some geophysical problems involving convection in porous media with application to energy and the environment 209
Convection of hazardous substances through rock fractures and faults 217
Radioactive waste repositories in fractured rocks formations: hydrodynamic aspects 229
Evaluation of energy efficient and environmentally acceptable pure and zeotropic refrigerants in air-conditioning and refrigeration 239
Application of heat pumps in the South African commercial sector 247
Index 261
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