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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes / Edition 1

Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes / Edition 1

by Aldo V. da Rosa


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  • Examines non-traditional energy processes and illustrates the best way to implement these processes in our modern world
  • Appropriate for all students and professionals studying the basic mechanisms of renewable energies

    Every technical detail necessary to understand the engineering principles that govern renewable energy is captured in this book. The book is organized according to the main forms of energy - heat engines, hydrogen energy, energy from the sun, and wind and water energy - with an introductory chapter of basic energy terms. From fuel cells, electrolyzers and processes for hydrogen production to biomass and windmills the author provides a thorough examination of renewable energy processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780120885107
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 08/03/2005
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 712
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. da Rosa is Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, where he has taught the perennially popular Renewable Energy course for over 30 years. Former Chairman of the Brazilian National Research Council, Director of the Aeronautical Technical Center, and founder of Brazilian NASA, he also has extensive industry experience, serving as the CEO of a tech start-up, Chairman of the Board for a microprocessor manufacturer, and as a member of Siemens Corporation’s scientific advisory board. Dr. da Rosa is Eminent Engineer TauBeta Pi, member Sigma Xi, and Senior Member IEEE.

Table of Contents

1. Generalities

Part I: Heat Engines 2. A Minimum of Thermodynamics and of the Kinetic Theory of Gases 3. Mechanical Heat Engines 4. Ocean Thermal Energy Converters 5. Thermoelectricity 6. Thermionics 7. AMTEC 8. Radio-Noise Generators

Part II: The World of Hydrogen 9. Fuel Cells 10. Hydrogen Production 11. Hydrogen Storage

Part III: Energy from the Sun 12. Solar Radiation 13. Biomass 14. Photovoltaic Converters

Part IV: Wind and Water 15. Wind Energy 16. Ocean Engines 17. Nuclear Energy 18. Storage of Energy

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