Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation / Edition 1

Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation / Edition 1

by Francis Vanek, Louis Albright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071495932

ISBN-13: 9780071495936

Pub. Date: 05/19/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The defining guide to energy systems engineering—updated for the latest technologies

"Broad in scope, with focused instructional detail, this text offers a uniquely excellent, student-accessible educational resource for integrating thermodynamic, alternative, and renewable energy conversion processes." — Professor Randy L. Vander Wal, Department

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The defining guide to energy systems engineering—updated for the latest technologies

"Broad in scope, with focused instructional detail, this text offers a uniquely excellent, student-accessible educational resource for integrating thermodynamic, alternative, and renewable energy conversion processes." — Professor Randy L. Vander Wal, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University

"A carefully written book, providing good breadth as well as depth on major conventional and sustainable energy systems." — Professor David Dillard, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Tech

Fully revised throughout, Energy Systems Engineering, Second Edition discusses fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy sources, emphasizing a technology-neutral, portfolio approach to energy systems options. The book covers major energy technologies, describing how they work, how they are quantitatively evaluated, their cost, and their benefit or impact on the natural environment.

Evaluating project scope, cost, energy consumption, and technical efficiency is clearly addressed. Example problems help you to quantify the performance of each technology and better assess its potential. Hundreds of illustrations and end-of-chapter exercises aid in your understanding of the concepts presented in this practical guide.

Coverage includes:

  • Systems and economic tools for energy systems
  • Climate change and climate modeling
  • Fossil fuel resources
  • Stationary combustion systems
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Nuclear energy systems
  • Solar resource evaluation
  • Solar photovoltaic technologies
  • Active and passive solar thermal systems
  • Wind energy systems
  • New chapter on energy from biological sources
  • Transportation energy technologies
  • Systems perspective on transportation engineering

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)

Table of Contents

Ch 1. Introduction

Ch 2. Systems Tools for Energy Systems

Ch 3. Economic Tools for Energy Systems

Ch 4. Climate Change and Climate Modeling

Ch 5. Fossil Fuel Resources

Ch 6. Stationary Combustion Systems

Ch 7. Carbon Sequestration

Ch 8. Nuclear Energy Systems

Ch 9. The Solar Resource

Ch 10. Solar Photovoltaic Technologies

Ch 11. Active Solar Thermal Applications

Ch 12. Passive Solar Thermal Applications

Ch 13. Wind Energy Systems

Ch 14. Bioenergy Resources and Systems

Ch 15. Transportation Energy Technologies

Ch 16. Systems Perspective on Transportation Energy

Ch 17. Conclusion: Creating the Twenty-First Century Energy System

Appendix A: Perpetual Julian Date Calendar

Appendix B: LCR Table

Appendix C: CF Table

Appendix D: Numerical Answers to Select Problems

Appendix E: Common Conversions

Appendix F: Information about Thermodynamic Constants

Index

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