Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation / Edition 1

Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation / Edition 1

by Francis Vanek, Louis Albright
     
 

"Energy Systems Engineering presents a systems approach to future energy needs. This guide explores the latest technology within each energy systems area, the benefits and liabilities of each, the challenges posed by changing energy supplies, the negative impacts from energy consumption, and the ways in which a portfolio of new technologies can address these problems.… See more details below

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"Energy Systems Engineering presents a systems approach to future energy needs. This guide explores the latest technology within each energy systems area, the benefits and liabilities of each, the challenges posed by changing energy supplies, the negative impacts from energy consumption, and the ways in which a portfolio of new technologies can address these problems." Filled with over 200 detailed illustrations and tables, the book examines short-, medium-, and long-term energy options for the remainder of the twenty-first century. For each energy system, the authors provide equations and problems to help practitioners quantify the performance of the technology and better understand its potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071495936
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
05/19/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Francis M. Vanek, Ph.D., is a lecturer and research assistant in the Departments of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Systems Engineering Program at Cornell University, where he specializes in energy efficiency, alternative energy, and energy for transportation. He is also a consultant with Taitem Engineering in Ithaca.

Louis D. Albright, Ph.D., is a professor of Biological and Environmental Engineering and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).

Largus T. Angenent, Ph.D., is associate professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, Director of the Agricultural Waste Management Lab, and Faculty Fellow at the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future. He specializes in converting organic biomass and waste materials into bio-energy, specific energy carrying products such as methane, carboxylates, and n-butanol. Dr. Angenent also works in the areas of biosensors and bio-aerosols.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Systems Tools for Energy Systems 23

3 Economic Tools for Energy Systems 61

4 Climate Change and Climate Modeling 77

5 Fossil Fuel Resources 107

6 Stationary Combustion Systems 125

7 Carbon Sequestration 165

8 Nuclear Energy Systems 189

9 The Solar Resource 225

10 Solar Photovoltaic Technologies 249

11 Solar Thermal Applications 281

12 Wind Energy Systems 331

13 Transportation Energy Technologies 371

14 Systems Perspective on Transportation Energy 421

15 Conclusion: Creating the Twenty-First Century Energy System 465

A Perpetual Julian Date Calendar 491

B Thermodynamic Tables - Metric Units 493

C Thermodynamic Tables - U. S. Customary Units 505

Index 517

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