New and Renewable Technologies for Sustainable Development / Edition 1

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These Conference Proceedings will enlighten various fields of scientific and economic development which should merge efforts in the understanding of the sustainable development concept and technological implications. Engineering practitioners, product developers, researchers and also economists, political scientists and government administrators explore 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. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402073410
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 7/2/2008
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 710
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Advantage of the Renewable Energies at Madeira Island: Electrical Power Production 1
Sustainability Assessment of Renewable Energy Systems 11
Design and Optimization of Forced Convection Heat Sinks for Sustainable Development 35
Bioenergetics - Conversion of Biochemical to Mechanical Energy in the Cardiac Muscle 59
Comparison between SIMEA and SENECA Methods for Social Impact Analysis of Energy Systems 73
Sustainable Energy Scenarios Using Green Energy for India 85
Assessing Urban Environmental Sustainability by Means of Indicators: The Case of the Heritage Buildings 95
Kyoto Protocol Objectives by Promoting the Technology Transfer to Small Island Developing Countries: Santo Antao, Cape Verde 105
Constructal Optimization of Tree-Shaped Paths for the Collection and Distribution of Fluid, Electricity, Goods and People 117
An Overview of Gas Turbine Technologies for Power Generation in Europe 135
Pricing the Energy Supplied by Renewable Sources: An Assessment of the Portuguese Situation 145
Sustainable Utilization of Paper Sludge for Energy Conversion: Economic Potential and Environmental Feasibility 155
Cost Optimization of a Cogeneration Plant 169
An Integrated Methodology for Regional Energy Planning in Isolated Areas: Application in the Cape Verde Islands 179
Modern Financial Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Technologies 191
Advanced Sustainable Integrated Systems for Total Building Energy Supply 203
Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources Using a Geographical Information System 211
Kyoto Protocol Objectives in Croatia Energy Planning 221
Renewable Energies in the Canary Islands: Actual Situation and Perspectives 233
Results of an Experimental Investigate of Natural Ventilated Building 247
Safety Assessment of Hydrogen as a Fuel for Vehicles by Numerical Simulation 259
Possibilities of Reducing Energy Costs by Using CHP Systems in Urban Area of Sarajevo Region 269
Expert System for New and Renewable Energies 285
Photovoltaics R & D: A Tour through the 21st Century 299
The Use of Solar Energy in a District Heating System in Finland: Case Case Study of Six District Heating Plants 313
Solar Air Conditioning for Buildings 325
Experimental Study of a Passive System: A Ventilated Wall 333
Overall Performance of Advanced Glazing Windows in Nonresidential Buildings: Heat Extraction and Energy Requirements 345
Photovoltaic Solar Cells with Thin Film Materials 361
Photovoltaic Devices: a 2000 Overview 369
Suitability of Metallic Materials for Interconnects in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 391
Fuel Cell Buses: a Sustainable Technology for the Urban Passenger Transportation Sector 399
Fuel Cells and the Future of Motorization 411
Fuel Cell-Based Renewable Energy Supply: Sustainable Energy for Isolated and Island Communities 421
Sustainable Heat and Electricity from Sugarcane Residues Gasification in Brazil 429
Some Aspects Contributing to Improved Process and Equipment Design in the Field of Waste-to-Energy and Environmental Protection 443
Generation of a Gaseous Fuel by Pyrolysis or Gasification of Biomass for Use as Reburn Gas in Coal-Fired Boilers 459
Phase Space Description of Unstable Dynamics of a Lean Premixed Gas Turbine Combustor 477
Integrated Biomass Gasification-Gas Turbine-Fuel Cell Systems for Small-scale, Distributed Generation of Electricity and Heat 489
Thermodynamic Performances and Cost Analysis of Advanced Biomass Combustion Power Plants 501
Stabilizing Effect and Diffusion Control on Diffusion Flames by Magnetic Field 517
Experimental Study on Combustion in a Porous Media 529
Low Emission Combustion of Vegetable Oils with the Porous Burner Technology 541
Emissions during the Co-combustion of Lignite and Waste Wood in a Fluidised Bed Reactor 555
Combustion of Sawdust 569
Design and Calculation of a New Unit for Thermal Treatment and Energy Utilization of Gas Wastes 581
Development of Computerized Tool for Design and Assessment of Biomass Power Generation Systems 599
Thermochemical Gasification of Biomass: Fuel Conversion, Hot Gas Cleanup and Gas Turbine Combustion 607
The Use of Waste Wood for Energy Production: Technical Aspects and Management Issues 615
Disposal of Low Calorific Value Waste Gas 627
Modified Thermal Calculations of a Geothermal Double-Pipe Heat Exchanger (with Insulation and no Insulation) Immersed into Geothermal Deposit 645
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and Deep Ocean Water Applications (DOWA): Market Opportunities for European Industry 655
On the Two-Phase Dispersed Flow Hydrodynamics and Heat Transfer Investigations 667
Spreading of Droplets on Horizontal Surfaces 683
Air Particulate Matter Characterization of an Industrial Area at North from Lisbon 693
Index 703
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