Advances in Energy Systems and Technology: Volume 4

Advances in Energy Systems and Technology: Volume 4

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Advances in Energy Systems and Technology: Volume 4 by Peter Auer

Advances in Energy Systems and Technology, Volume 4 covers articles about energy systems and technology. The book discusses articles about atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), including anthropogenic sources of CO2, the effects of increased atmospheric CO2 on climate, and the effects of climate changes and direct CO2 impacts.
The text also describes automobile pollution control with regard to complex chemical and physical processes that take place during combustion in automobile engines and the reduction of the levels of pollution emitted by internal combustion engines. The statistical perspective on world oil resources, as well as the historical perspective on electricity and energy use and on the relationship of electricity to gross national product, is also considered. The book further explores the relationship between economic activity and energy use and uninterrupted trend toward increasing electrification in the United States. Professional workers in the field of energy systems and technology as well as those of university students at the graduate or advanced undergraduate level will find the book useful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781483191287
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Contributors


Preface


Contents of Previous Volumes


A Current View of Atmospheric CO2


I. Introduction


II. Anthropogenic Sources of CO2


III. How Much Remains in the Atmosphere?


IV. Effects of Increased Atmospheric CO2 on Climate


V. Effects of Climate Changes and Direct CO2 Impacts


VI. Projections and Conclusions


References


Automobile Pollution Control


I. Introduction


II. Cylinder Temperature Distribution (Caused by Flame-Front Dynamics)


III. Effect of Cylinder Temperature Distribution on Otto Cycle Theoretical Description


IV. Kinetics of ΝΟx Formation


V. NOx Pollution from Automobiles


VI. Kinetics of NO Formation


VII. Cornell Experiments with Automobile Pollution Controls


VIII. Conclusions


References


World Oil Resources: A Statistical Perspective


I. Introduction


II. The Initial Model and Assumptions


III. Some Problems in Inference by the Initial Model


IV. A More Complex Model


V. A Critical Examination of the More Complex Regression Model


VI. Estimates for the Entire World


VII. Probing the Effects of Additional Information


VIII. Summary Statement


Appendix A: A Brief Description of the Methods Employed by Some Authors of World Oil Resource Estimates


Appendix B: Examination of the Fit of the Model to the Data


Appendix C: The W Test for Normality


Appendix D: Mathematical Description of the Regression Model


References


An Historical Perspective on Electricity and Energy Use


I. Introduction


II. Energy and the Economy


III. Electricity and Its Role in the Economy


IV. Conclusions


Appendix


References


An Historical Perspective on the Relationship of Electricity to Gross National Product


Text


Index






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