New and Renewable Technologies for Sustainable Development / Edition 1

New and Renewable Technologies for Sustainable Development / Edition 1

by Naim Hamdia Afgan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1402073410

ISBN-13: 9781402073410

Pub. Date: 12/31/2002

Publisher: Springer US

This proceedings volume contains papers from engineers, product developers, and researchers as well as economists, political scientists, and government administrators from around the world all exploring the relationship between renewable energy technologies and sustainable development. Keynote lectures look at larger policy issues, while other contributions present

Overview

This proceedings volume contains papers from engineers, product developers, and researchers as well as economists, political scientists, and government administrators from around the world all exploring the relationship between renewable energy technologies and sustainable development. Keynote lectures look at larger policy issues, while other contributions present more detailed technical information. A sampling of topics includes cost optimization of a cogeneration plant, solar air conditioning for buildings, and the use of waste wood for energy production. The editors are with the Instituto Superior Técnico in Portugal. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402073410
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
710
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.06(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Chapter 1Sustainability Development in Energy Strategy
Advantage of the Renewable Energies at Madeira Island: Electrical Power Production1
Sustainability Assessment of Renewable Energy Systems11
Design and Optimization of Forced Convection Heat Sinks for Sustainable Development35
Bioenergetics--Conversion of Biochemical to Mechanical Energy in the Cardiac Muscle59
Comparison between SIMEA and SENECA Methods for Social Impact Analysis of Energy Systems73
Sustainable Energy Scenarios Using Green Energy for India85
Assessing Urban Environmental Sustainability by Means of Indicators: The Case of the Heritage Buildings95
Kyoto Protocol Objectives by Promoting the Technology Transfer to Small Island Developing Countries: Santo Antao, Cape Verde105
Chapter 2Economic Evaluation of New and Renewable Energy Source
Constructal Optimization of Tree-Shaped Paths for the Collection and Distribution of Fluid, Electricity, Goods and People117
An Overview of Gas Turbine Technologies for Power Generation in Europe135
Pricing the Energy Supplied by Renewable Sources: An Assessment of the Portuguese Situation145
Sustainable Utilization of Paper Sludge for Energy Conversion: Economic Potential and Environmental Feasibility155
Cost Optimization of a Cogeneration Plant169
An Integrated Methodology for Regional Energy Planning in Isolated Areas: Application in the Cape Verde Islands179
Modern Financial Mechanisms for Renewable Energy Technologies191
Advanced Sustainable Integrated Systems for Total Building Energy Supply203
Assessment of Renewable Energy Sources Using a Geographical Information System211
Kyoto Protocol Objectives in Croatia Energy Planning221
Renewable Energies in the Canary Islands: Actual Situation and Perspectives233
Results of an Experimental Investigate of Natural Ventilated Building247
Safety Assessment of Hydrogen as a Fuel for Vehicles by Numerical Simulation259
Possibilities of Reducing Energy Costs by Using CHP Systems in Urban Area of Sarajevo Region269
Chapter 3Solar Energy Utilisation
Expert System for New and Renewable Energies285
Photovoltaics R & D: A Tour through the 21st Century299
The Use of Solar Energy in a District Heating System in Finland: Case Case Study of Six District Heating Plants313
Solar Air Conditioning for Buildings325
Experimental Study of a Passive System: A Ventilated Wall333
Overall Performance of Advanced Glazing Windows in Nonresidential Buildings: Heat Extraction and Energy Requirements345
Photovoltaic Solar Cells with Thin Film Materials361
Photovoltaic Devices: a 2000 Overview369
Chapter 4Fuel Cells Development
Suitability of Metallic Materials for Interconnects in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells391
Fuel Cell Buses: a Sustainable Technology for the Urban Passenger Transportation Sector399
Fuel Cells and the Future of Motorization411
Fuel Cell-Based Renewable Energy Supply: Sustainable Energy for Isolated and Island Communities421
Sustainable Heat and Electricity from Sugarcane Residues Gasification in Brazil429
Chapter 5Biomass and Waste Energy Utilisation
Some Aspects Contributing to Improved Process and Equipment Design in the Field of Waste-to-Energy and Environmental Protection443
Generation of a Gaseous Fuel by Pyrolysis or Gasification of Biomass for Use as Reburn Gas in Coal-Fired Boilers459
Phase Space Description of Unstable Dynamics of a Lean Premixed Gas Turbine Combustor477
Integrated Biomass Gasification-Gas Turbine-Fuel Cell Systems for Small-scale, Distributed Generation of Electricity and Heat489
Thermodynamic Performances and Cost Analysis of Advanced Biomass Combustion Power Plants501
Stabilizing Effect and Diffusion Control on Diffusion Flames by Magnetic Field517
Experimental Study on Combustion in a Porous Media529
Low Emission Combustion of Vegetable Oils with the Porous Burner Technology541
Emissions during the Co-combustion of Lignite and Waste Wood in a Fluidised Bed Reactor555
Combustion of Sawdust569
Design and Calculation of a New Unit for Thermal Treatment and Energy Utilization of Gas Wastes581
Development of Computerized Tool for Design and Assessment of Biomass Power Generation Systems599
Thermochemical Gasification of Biomass: Fuel Conversion, Hot Gas Cleanup and Gas Turbine Combustion607
The Use of Waste Wood for Energy Production: Technical Aspects and Management Issues615
Disposal of Low Calorific Value Waste Gas627
Chapter 6Geothermal and Ocean Energy Utilisation
Modified Thermal Calculations of a Geothermal Double-Pipe Heat Exchanger (with Insulation and no Insulation) Immersed into Geothermal Deposit645
Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) and Deep Ocean Water Applications (DOWA): Market Opportunities for European Industry655
On the Two-Phase Dispersed Flow Hydrodynamics and Heat Transfer Investigations667
Spreading of Droplets on Horizontal Surfaces683
Air Particulate Matter Characterization of an Industrial Area at North from Lisbon693
Index703

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