Making Technology Work: Applications in Energy and the Environment / Edition 1 available in Paperback
Fifteen interdisciplinary case studies on the application of technology in the energy and environment sectors include applications of solar, wind, fuel cell, nuclear, and other coal combustion and emission control technologies. The case studies reveal the interrelationships among technical and non-technical factors, and demonstrate that the successful application of new technologies requires the synthesis of technical, economic, political, environmental, and social aspects.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Gasohol; 3. Solar thermal, windpower and photovoltaic technologies; 4. Electricity from coal; 5. Controlling acid rain from coal-fired power plants; 6. Greenhouse gases and global warming; 7. Nuclear power and its fuel cycle; 8. Managing nuclear waste; 9. Nuclear power and weapons proliferation; 10. Natural gas; 11. Safety and risk: examples from the liquefied natural gas and nuclear industries; 12. Synthetic fuels; 13. Fuel cells for automobiles; 14. Energy models and statistics; 15. The government's role in innovation; 16. Conclusions.