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Books in Energy and power

Elsevier’s Energy and Power Collection offers the latest innovations in the energy transition with a focus on content that supports and advances the reduction of CO2 emissions. The collection includes content on solar, wind, geothermal, nuclear, biofuels and bioenergy, hydrogen and fuel cells, and addresses topics such as energy storage, efficiency, management, economics, and policy, among others.

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Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology

  • 2nd Edition
  • December 31, 2099
  • Manuel Blanco + 2 more
  • English
Advances in Concentrating Solar Thermal Research and Technology, Second Edition is a fully updated and revised reference which presents the very latest technologies and research on CST worldwide. With significant progress on CST technologies, such as solar optics, chemical systems, thermal storage, and solar radiation assessment techniques, as well as system level modeling, optimization, and economic analysis, this book facilitates a deep understanding of the CST research and innovation taking place. Experts deliver a clear and in-depth description of the advances and innovations taking place, or are about to take place, in their areas of expertise.For those researching and working in the energy field, this book provides valuable information on the status of CST technologies which is taking place around the world. Students will gain a solid understanding of the topic to inform their own research areas and experts working in industry, including policymakers, will obtain a status of the technologies available and the role they will play in the energy transition.

Sustainable Energy Transition

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2099
  • Muhammad Asif
  • English
Sustainable Energy Transition: Technologies and Dynamics presents the essential knowledge of technologies, applications, and opportunities for global energy. Part I of this book outlines the fundamentals of energy resources from fossil fuels to solar power, showing advantages and limitations. Part II shows how new technologies such as carbon capture and sustainable building can be applied to these resources in innovative and effective ways. Finally, Part III introduce social, economic, and policy considerations to provide a coherent picture of the energy transition challenge. Bringing together a truly global collection of experts and technologies, this book equips student with a framework for analyzing and imagining the future of energy.

Characterization, Properties and Methods of Spent Nuclear Fuel

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2099
  • Anders Sjöland
  • English
Characterization, Properties and Methods of Spent Nuclear Fuel is a comprehensive reference focused on the backend of the nuclear fuel cycle. It is paramount that researchers and engineers involved with spent fuel have a deep understanding of the specific fuel they are handling for both safety and economic reasons, and this book presents various opportunities to optimize both nuclear facilities and processes. It starts with a summary of the topic before presenting a broad and deep analysis of the methods available, including transport, storage, disposal, reprocessing, and accidents.Fuel characterization is then presented alongside various methods, measurements, codes and calculations which the reader can follow and apply to their own research or setting. With a focus on decision making and safety, this book will benefit all readers involved in spent nuclear fuel and will equip them with a clear understanding of the safest and most economical approaches which best suit their specific setting.

Energy-Exergy Analysis of Waste Heat Recovery Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2099
  • Konstantinos Braimakis + 1 more
  • English
Energy-Exergy Analysis of Waste Heat Recovery Systems provides a deep understanding of the energy and exergy analysis tools necessary in the optimization of waste-heat recovery technologies. This systematic reference reviews technical aspects and evaluates them under energy and exergy analysis to compare the performance of various energy conversion processes using different products and outputs. It critically compares the energetic and exergetic performance of different waste heat recovery options, considering their applicability in different waste heat sources and their sustainability potential.This is a valuable resource for those researching, teaching and learning in the field of waste-heat recovery technologies, waste heat conversion and thermal energy conversion technologies , offering a comprehensive guide to the latest technologies and their characteristics, advantages, disadvantages and performance, using the latest tools of energy and exergy analysis.

Sustainable Materials and Sensors for Renewable Energy

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2099
  • Mufrettin Murat Sari + 5 more
  • English
The oil and gas industry are shifting and implementing innovative ways to produce energy in an environmentally friendly way. One approach involves solutions developed using advanced materials and nanotechnology. Nanomaterials are delivering new alternatives for engineers making Advanced Materials and Sensors for the Oil and Gas Industry Series a timely product for today’s market. The fifth volume in the series, Sustainable Materials and Sensors for Renewable Energy, comprises a list of processes across the energy industry coupled with the latest research involving advanced nanomaterials, helping engineers get up to speed on the field of nanoparticle applications beyond the petroleum industry. Topics include role of nanomaterials in supercapacitors, applications of AI in renewable, and advanced materials in geothermal and hydrogen production, storage, and utilization. Supplied from contributing experts in both academic and corporate backgrounds, the reference contains a precise balance on developments, applications, advantages, and challenges remaining. Located in one convenient resource, Sustainable Materials and Sensors for Renewable Energy addresses real solutions as energy companies continue to deliver energy needs while lowering emissions.

Resilient and Intelligent Operation of Energy Interdependent Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2099
  • Javad Khazaei + 2 more
  • English
Resilient and Intelligent Operation of Energy Interdependent Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Systems covers recent technological breakthroughs in the electrification of interdependent infrastructures of water, transportation systems, and buildings. The focus of the book is on new technologies that are poised to lead to significant advances, cutting across multiple interdependent systems for improved resilience and operation. These technologies include applications of machine learning for demand forecast and/or resource allocation, protection against cascading failures in multiple infrastructures, detection and isolation of cyber threats in energy-interdependent systems, and advanced control methods for operation of these infrastructures. This is a valuable resource for students, researchers, and faculty across energy systems, power engineering, renewable energy, engineering, and sustainability, as well as R&D professionals, engineers, managers, and policy makers with an interest in energy interdependent infrastructure.

Biomass Supply Chains

  • 1st Edition
  • December 31, 2029
  • Sebnem Yilmaz Balaman
  • English
Biomass Supply Chains: Sustainable Design for a Circular Economy provides a comprehensive study on key issues in sustainability and the sustainable design of biomass-based fuel, energy systems and supply chains, as well as circular systems for biomass-based production. Economic, environmental, social and technical issues are examined individually at both system/technology and supply chain level, including details on standards and certification schemes. In addition, the book explores the methods and tools for sustainability assessment and sustainable design and management, describing each sustainability-related decision level encountered in design, management and operation phases and discussing the circular economy concept and different analytical tools.By integrating all these problematics and challenges in sustainability and circular design, this book allows researchers in academia and industry working on developing biomass-based solutions to clearly identify the methodologies and tools that satisfy their specific sustainability and circularity requirements based on the recent advances and prospects in the field. Graduate students and practitioners can also use this reference as systematic guide to available sustainability assessment methodologies that they can apply to biomass and bioenergy technologies.

Experimental Nuclear Reactor Analysis

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2029
  • Antonio Cammi + 1 more
  • English
Experimental Nuclear Reactor Analysis: Theory, Numerical Models and Experimental Analysis presents a consolidated resource on reactor analysis, comprising theoretical concepts of reactor physics, dynamics and thermal-hydraulics. Sections cover various theoretical aspects required for the development of a computational model and experimental activities such as nuclear reactor physics, dynamics and control, and nuclear thermal hydraulics. They then apply these aspects to develop computational tools for modeling the thermal-hydraulic and neutronic behavior of reactors and explore experiments designed to verify results. This book serves as a complete guide, providing important theoretical background followed by more advanced exploration and analysis of experimental procedures and applications.Where readers do not have access to a test facility, the knowledge and practical understanding obtained from this book will ensure they are equipped with a very detailed insight and understanding of experimental reactor analysis that is ready to apply to their own research and professional projects.