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Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation, Second Edition

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2nd
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9780071787789

ISBN10:
007178778X
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/14/2012
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Professional
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Summary

Fully updated to cover the latest energy systems and technologies, this in-depth guide emphasizes a portfolio approach in which a range of energy options are employed Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation, Second Edition presents a clear, well-organized, and technically useful look at the timely and many-faceted problem and challenge of developing and maintaining energy systems in a fast-changing world. The theme of the book is that an understanding of the three major primary energy sources renewable, fossil, and nuclear placed on a common footing and set in comparable terms can both help you understand individual technologies and the competitive context in which these sources exist today. Treatment of each technological area starts with information about ecological, social, and economic context. The book then uses the basic science and engineering knowledge common to most upper-level engineering and science undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals to quantitatively evaluate the function, capacity, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the technology in question. New to this Edition: New technologies:new chapter on bio-energy; updated information on solar, wind, and alternative transportation energy New tools:updates to cost-benefit case studies; probabilistic treatment of energy problems; and the technology penetration curve Updated tables and figuresto reflect the latest information on demand and cost Expanded collection of ancillary materials:homework and exam problems, slideshows, and other materials Bonus digital chapter:End-Use Energy Efficiency Comprehensive coverage: Systems Tools for Energy Systems; Economic Tools for Energy Systems; Climate Change & Climate Modeling; Fossil Fuel Resources; Stationary Combustion Technologies; Carbon Sequestration; Nuclear Energy; The Solar Resource; Solar Photovoltaic Technologies; Active Solar Thermal Applications; Passive Solar Thermal Applications; Wind Energy Systems; Bio-energy Resources & Systems; Transportation Energy Technologies; Systems Perspective on Transportation Energy; LCR and CF Data for Passive Solar Design; Numerical Answers to Select Problems; List of Key Conversion Factors

Table of Contents

Ch 1. Introduction
Ch 2. Systems Tools for Energy Systems
Ch 3. Economic Tools for Energy Systems
Ch 4. Climate Change & Climate Modeling
Ch 5. Fossil Fuel Resources
Ch 6. Stationary Combustion Technologies
Ch 7. Carbon Sequestration
Ch 8. Nuclear Energy
Ch 9. The Solar Resource
Ch 10. Solar Photovoltaic Technologies
Ch 11. Active Solar Thermal Applications
Ch 12. Passive Solar Thermal Applications
Ch 13. Wind Energy Systems
Ch 14. Bio-energy Resources & Systems
Ch 15. Transportation Energy Technologies
Ch 16. Systems Perspective on Transportation Energy
Ch 17. Conclusions
New Appendices:
A1. LCR and CF Data for Passive Solar Design
A2. Numerical Answers to Select Problems
A3. List of Key Conversion Factors
A4. Supplementary Chapter on End-Use Energy Efficiency


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