Pooja Sharma, Yen Wah Tong, Sanjeeb Mohapatra + 3 more
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Waste-to-Energy: Sustainable Approaches for Emerging Economies presents the latest developments and applications for the conversion of waste into biofuels and other energy products.Divided into two parts, Section I reviews the major sources of solid waste and their management strategies in developing countries, and includes the collection, composition, segregation, and dispersal of various waste streams, as well as the generation of biogas and other value-added products. Section II examines the transformation of waste into biofuels and the management strategies required to efficiently implement waste-to-energy processes. Methods for the production of hydrogen, biomethane, biofuels, and bioenergy, as well as resource recovery are discussed in depth, and mathematical models are provided for anaerobic digestion techniques. The benefits and challenges of waste-to-energy as a waste management strategy are explored through dedicated chapters on the techno-economics, environmental and social regulation, the operation of WtE plants. The final chapter of the book presents a life cycle assessment and environmental impact analysis of the technologies and strategies discussed.Waste-to-Energy: Sustainable Approaches for Emerging Economies is a valuable reference for students and researchers interested in waste-to-energy, waste management, and biotechnology, and will be of interest to the wider environmental sciences and renewable energy communities.
The Encyclopedia of Electrochemical Power Sources, Second Edition, Five Volume Set is a truly interdisciplinary reference for those working with batteries, fuel cells, electrolyzers, supercapacitors, and photo-electrochemical cells. With a focus on the environmental and economic impact of electrochemical power sources, this five-volume work consolidates coverage of the field and serves as an entry point to the literature for professionals and students alike.Since the first edition published in 2009, the field of electrochemical power sources has registered tremendous growth and development. The market for batteries alone has doubled in size, many conventional systems have been further improved and new systems introduced. Completely revised, and now thematically arranged, the new edition of the Encyclopedia of the Electrochemical Power Sources covers all the scientific, technical, and economic developments in the field of electrochemical power sources in the past decade.
Engineers continue to understand shale gas reservoirs and how to improve well productivity. One aspect is through pore transport, but this is an advanced level of research unlike any conventional method or model. Modeling of Gas Transport in Shale Matrix from Nanoscale to Reservoir Scale delivers a necessary reference to engineers and researchers on how to approach, model, and validate gas transport through multi-scale phenomena. Bridging between theory and practical, the reference walks the engineer through the scope of the project, establishing a model, illustrating the case study through workflow charts and follow up actions needed, then rounds out with project results, remaining challenges, and future references to advance learning. Supported from a strong group of experts in the field, Modeling of Gas Transport in Shale Matrix from Nanoscale to Reservoir Scale gives today’s engineers and researchers the most advanced research and field application knowledge to understand unconventional shale gas and increase overall well productivity.
Managed Pressure Drilling Fundamentals, Methods and Applications, First Edition provides the basic infrastructure and extended support necessary for drilling engineers to apply managed pressure drilling to their operations. Enhanced with multiple new chapters and contributions from both academic and corporate authors, this reference provides engineers with the basic processes and equipment behind MPD. Other sections explain the latest technology and real-world case studies, such as how to optimize the managed pressure drilling system, how to choose the best well candidate for MPD, and how to lower costs for land-based operations. Packed with a glossary, list of standards, and a well classification system, this book is a flagship reference for drilling engineers on how to understand basics and advances in this fast-paced area of oil and gas technology.
Electrochemical Potassium Storage: Principles, Materials, and Technological Development explores a variety of battery technologies based on electrochemical potassium storage. The book covers the principles of potassium-ion batteries (organic and aqueous electrolytes), potassium metal anode batteries, potassium-sulfur (selenium) batteries, and potassium-oxygen batteries, as well as the development of electrode materials and battery cells.Batteries using potassium ions as the charge carrier to store energy operate via different electrochemical mechanisms than lithium-based batteries and thus exhibit different performance strengths, potentially leading to diverse market applications. This is particularly important as we search for environmentally and economically sustainable alternatives to conventional lithium-ion batteries.
Cyber Security Solutions for Protecting and Building the Future Smart Grid guides the reader from the fundamentals of grid security needs to practical techniques necessary for grid defense. Through its triple structure, readers can expect pragmatic, detailed recommendations on the design of solutions to real-world problems.This book begins with a supportive grounding in the security needs and challenges of renewable-integrated modern grids; next, industry professionals provide a wide range of case studies and examples for practical implementation. Finally, cutting-edge researchers and industry practitioners guide readers through regulatory requirements and develop a clear framework for identifying best practices.Providing a unique blend of theory and practice, Cyber Security Solutions for Protecting and Building the Future Smart Grid will help readers to safeguard the sustainable grids of the future
Carbon capture and sequestration is an essential solution in the fight against global warming as well as a sizeable contributor to energy production worldwide, but engineers lack practical knowledge on the types of reservoirs capable of CO2 sequestration. Introduction to Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of CO2 Sequestration in Various Types of Reservoirs pulls together the relevant basics and applications that reservoir engineers need to learn and utilize for CO2 sequestration. After presenting the fundamental properties of reservoirs, the authors describe each type of reservoir and explain basic parameters, benchmark cases, experimental data, optimization strategies, and future outlooks. Rounding out the text with a glossary, this book delivers the necessary tools for engineers to better understand carbon capture and advance the energy transition.
Geothermal Energy Engineering: Technology Transfer from the Oil and Gas Industry focuses on geothermal energy technology, engineering, field, and operational topics as seen from an oil and gas industry perspective. To accelerate development of an important source of clean energy during the energy transition, proven oil and gas technologies can pivot towards geothermal energy production, for both power generation and direct heat applications. The book's chapters are written by world-renewed subject matter experts who address practical applications optimized in the oil and gas industry that can be adapted to accelerate geothermal energy production.The book progresses from an introduction to geothermal energy, cover types of geothermal and hybrid systems, address geothermal subsurface characterization, exploration, drilling, completion and production, facilities and project management, and includes analysis of technical and economic aspects of geothermal systems, gaps and future opportunities.
Progress in floating photovoltaic systems reflects the huge growth underway in floating photovoltaic systems, covering the latest technologies, new ideas, and practical solutions currently available in the sector, in order to support further development and implementation.The book begins by introducing floating PV, its potential, and its role as the third pillar of photovoltaics, alongside land and roof. This is followed by in-depth chapters detailing materials and design of structures, tracking systems, cooling, cleaning systems, snow load and evaporation, mooring systems, PV modules and uses, hydroelectric coupling, wind load and wave impact, and offshore solutions. The final chapters provide measurements of existing plants, economic and financial analysis, and detailed information on environmental impact and mitigation.This book is a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students, R&D professionals, electrical engineers, power engineers and practitioners involved in photovoltaics, solar energy, and renewable energy.
Hydrogen Production, Transportation, Storage, and Utilization: Theoretical and Practical Aspects is a comprehensive introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of hydrogen as an energy vector. The book walks the reader through the upstream, midstream, and downstream, at each stage explaining the concepts, methods, applications, and economics to provide a broad understanding of hydrogen energy.The book explains each of the key aspects of hydrogen energy in dedicated chapters, guiding readers through the fundamentals of hydrogen as an energy vector to economic, safety, and environmental considerations. Chapter 2 analyses the methods for hydrogen production and provides a review of the fundamental, technological, and environmental aspects of these methods. Chapters 3 & 4 examine the physical, chemical, and material methods for hydrogen storage, explaining the underlying theory and concepts, and critically analyzing the challenges and opportunities. Chapter 5 explores the downstream aspects of hydrogen in transportation, power generation, energy supply in industry, and as a feedstock in refineries and the chemical industry. Chapter 6 builds on the previous chapters to provide a roadmap to the utilization of hydrogen energy, such as site evaluation and monitoring, and is supported by two case studies for hydrogen production and its storage by physical and chemical methods. Finally, chapter 7 addresses the economic, safety, and environmental aspects of hydrogen supply chain alongside a well-to-wheel analysis.Hydrogen Production, Transportation, Storage, and Utilization: Theoretical and Practical Aspects offers readers an invaluable introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of hydrogen energy for students, researchers and professional engineers and will be of interest to anyone seeking a broad introduction to the topic of hydrogen energy.