New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Developement

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The International Conference on New and Renewable Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development held in Ponta Delgada, Azores (2002), Portugal, has provided technology specialists and hardware developers with the opportunity to discuss, review and demonstrate the research directions, the design methodologies, and the production techniques leading to cost- effective energy technologies for sustainable development.

This dialog provides the context for more detailed technical presentations and panel discussions on energy systems, renewable resource exploitation, and the engineering design and optimisation for minimum resource consumption. The papers included in this volume are selected from those presented at the conference reflecting to present the state-of-the-art developments in the field.

The selection of papers presented in this volume has enlightened various fields of scientific and economic development which should merge efforts in the understanding of the sustainable development concept and technological implications. The book will be of particular interest to engineering practitioners, product developers, researchers, and also economists, political scientists and government administrators exploring the multifaceted relationship between renewable energy technologies and sustainable development. Keynote lectures frame the technical and policy issues confronting the sustainable development movement and enrich the dialog between various segments of the community.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789058096265
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/18/2004
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

The integrated development and environmental additionality assessment system - IDEAAS 3
Renewable energy-based electrification of East Timor - a strategy for sustainable development 25
Development of a decision support tool for sustainability assessment of energy recovery systems using refuse derived fuel 55
An urban low-enthalpy geothermal initiative as a sustainable development opportunity : the environmental assessment issues in an urban industrialized area in the geothermal state of Europe 69
Evaluation of the length of insulated inside and outside pipe effect on heat efficiency of a downhole geothermal coaxial heat exchanger (DGCHE) 79
The potential of ocean wave energy to contribute to the Portuguese R.E.-Mix 95
Approach and tools for the implementation of ocean wave energy devices 105
Practical implementation of forecasting model in the analysis of wind energy impact on grid frequency 121
Power curves and rotor thrust curves for Hawts : BLADE code 135
Using meso-scale modelling for the prediction of wind resources in Portugal 147
Biomass gasification and use of syngas as an alternative fuel in a Belgian coal-fired boiler 161
Co-firing of low rank coal and biomass : a promising pilot experience 173
Measurements in a 1.5 MW pressurized gas turbine combustor operated on biomass derived low calorific fuel 185
Natural emission spectroscopy for diagnostics of the reaction zone inside a MILD combustor 193
Evaluation of biomass residuals in Portugal mainland 215
Biomass and waste gasification in AFB reactor 229
Biogas generation from Jakarta municipal waste 243
Co-combustion of biomass in lignite-fired power plants 253
Demonstration of fuel cell technology for decentralised co-generation in Greece 273
Fuel cells as source of ecological energy for automotive vehicles 281
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC) for decentral cogeneration 295
Preparation of active nickel electrodes by oxidation/reduction 301
Barriers for commercial application of fuel cells 309
The development of a multipoint sequential injection hydrogen fuelled engine 331
Dynamic windows in buildings 351
Numerical analysis for performance evaluation of a passive roofing system cooled by water evaporation 363
Study of a trigeneration system in an office building 375
Shading devices in building design 383
Controlling active power flow in an electrical network containing conventional and renewable production 397
Experimental-computational evaluation of a solar water heating system 405
Trigeneration - SOFC for power, heat and material supply 419
Sustainable energy from waste by gasification and plasma cracking, featuring safe and inert rendering of residues : recent experiences for reclaiming energy and ferrochrome from the tannery industry 427
Introduction of small-scale biomass gasification systems in rural China and the Amazon region of Brazil 441
Isolated areas as a base of modern economical structures in future 449
Separation of plastics from municipal solid wastes 459
Selection of polymeric materials for limited regions, referring an effective waste-management 469
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