Alternative Energies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642406807
  • ISBN-13: 9783642406805
  • DDC: 333.794
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 287 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book presents nine chapters based on fundamental and applied research of alternative energies. At the present time, the challenge is that technology has to come up with solutions that can provide environmentally friendly energy supply options that are able to cover the current world energy demand. Experts around the world are working on these issues for providing new solutions that will break the existing technological barriers. This book aims to address key pillars in the alternative energy field, such as: biomass energy, hydrogen energy, solar energy, wind energy, hydroelectric power, geothermal energy and their environmental implications, with the most updated progress for each pillar. It also includes the life cycle assessment (LCA) and thermoeconomic analysis (TA) as tools for evaluating and optimising environmental and cost subjects. Chapters are organized into fundamental research, applied research and future trends; and written for engineers, academic researches and scientists.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Municipal Solid Waste Energy Recovery from the Organic Fraction Based on Anaerobic Digestion.
2: Combustion Behavior of Novel Energy Crops in Domestic Boilers: Poplar and Brassica Experiences.
3: Dual-Fuel (Natural Gas/Biodiesel) Engines: Fundamentals, Performance and Environmental Impact.
4: Thermoeconomic Evaluation of Biomass Conversion Systems.
5: Effect of Transitional Turbulence Modelling on a Straight Blade Vertical Axis Wind Turbine.
6: Design Optimization of a Vertical Axis Water Turbine with CFD.
7: Hydrogen Generation.
8: Structure and Transport Properties of Polymer Electrolyte Membranes Probed at Microscopic Scales.
9: Exergy Analysis as a Tool to Analyze the Performance of Water Depuration Processes.
10: Fuel Cells: Cogeneration of C2 Hydrocarbons or Simultaneous Production/Separation of H2 and C2 Hydrocarbons.
11: Solar Thermal Energy Use in EU-27 Countries: Evolution and Promotion.
12: Environmental Performance of Applying Alternative Energies to the Collection, Transport and MBT Plant Within an Integrated MSW Management System.