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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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Grid-Integration of Power Converters and AC/DC Microgrids

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  • March 1, 2025
  • English
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Grid-Integration of Power Converters and AC/DC Microgrids: Modeling, Simulation, and Validation is a guidebook to the effective design, simulation, and control of converters for microgrid systems in the dynamic environment of energy transition. Building steadily from essential concepts to advanced applications, this book leads readers through three key components. First, Part I introduces a critical modeling program, the Electrical Transient Analyzer Program (ETAP). Part II breaks down the essential strategies for converter modeling and control, and Part III combines these theoretical and practical aspects into a range of real-world scenarios.Taking a holistic approach that will appeal to any level of experience, this book empowers readers to grasp fundamental concepts, utilize modern modeling software, and apply skills to build the energy networks of the future.

Thermal-Hydraulic Principles and Safety Analysis Guidelines of PWRs and SMRs

  • 1st Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • Christophe Herer
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Thermal-Hydraulic Principles and Safety Analysis Guidelines of PWRs and SMRs presents key phenomena and models which provide a clear analysis of the advantages and drawbacks of current methods available. It guides the reader through the preparation and review of the thermal-hydraulic part of a safety analysis report, and equips them with the knowledge to perform thermal-hydraulic studies with confidence. This book contains fundamental tools to understand complicated phenomena which would happen in various accidental conditions, and key principles to help the reader when using advanced simulation tools. Starting with an introduction to thermal-hydraulics and two-phase flows, the book covers key models such as the Homogeneous Equilibrium Model and Drift Flux, Main Phenomena and associated models including critical flow, heat transfer and void fraction, and then moves onto cover nuclear safety analyses and code.This book is suitable for a broad audience, including non-specialized readers seeking independent advice and technicians or engineers working in nuclear facilities. It will provide students in engineering disciplines with a solid understanding of the thermal-hydraulics of nuclear reactors and safety, which will enable them to work safely and efficiently and drive research forward.

Biofuel Cells and Energy Generation

  • 1st Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni + 1 more
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Biofuel Cells and Energy Generation analyzes the current state-of-the-art and offers solutions to key challenges in developing carbohydrate-based biofuel cell technology. The book provides a critical review of biofuel cell technology, including principles, components, applications, obstacles, and prospects, and assesses the economic, safety, health, and environmental implications. Sections focus on the diversity of biomass resources, the fundamental characteristics of biomass, the major effects of biomass composition variations on biofuel cell technology, and a thorough review of the research literature on approaches for decreasing the detrimental impacts of biomass variability on fuel cells.In addition, a comprehensive examination of biofuel cell technology's current state and applications is presented that is supported by an explanation of the fundamentals, concepts, mechanisms, characteristics, optimal parameters, analytical characterization techniques, diverse types, all-category materials, catalysts, engineering designs, implantable biofuel cells, applications, and critical criteria. A variety of applications are addressed, including power implanted devices in biomedical applications, biosensors for smart communities, and nanomaterials for biofuel cells, among others. For each application, unresolved issues are identified, and solutions proposed.

Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • Minaxi Sharma + 4 more
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Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials: Biomaterials, Volume Three is part of a comprehensive three-volume set that explores the various possibilities of adding value to lignocellulosic biomass materials by transforming them into bioproducts, biofuels, and biomaterials. With an emphasis on microbial biotechnological solutions, each volume examines how renewable natural resources, agriculture waste management, and valorization of agro-wastes can sustainably produce energy and fuels, nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and biomaterials. This volume all aspects of biomaterials production from lignocellulosic materials. The book examines recent innovative approaches for conversion and assesses the role of engineered microorganisms and their mechanisms of action for biomaterials production.The opening chapter of the book reviews the properties, types, production, and applications of various biomaterials. Following this, readers will find critical reviews of the latest developments and step-by-step guidance on key processes and methods, including novel, eco-friendly methods for biomass conversion that reduce waste. Finally, dedicated chapters review the techno-economic and LCA of lignocellulosic biomass conversion into different biomaterials such as bio-adhesives, biopolymers, bio-packaging materials, bioplastics, and value-added functional biomaterials.

Energy and Climate Change

  • 1st Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • Trevor Letcher + 1 more
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Energy and Climate Change: Our New Future is a novel handbook that provides a thorough, cross-disciplinary understanding of future energy, energy transition, and climate change.The book begins by presenting the key concepts of climate change, enabling the reader to better understand the root causes and future implications of global warming, before assessing the current role and future outlook for fossil fuel-based energy sources. This is followed by in-depth coverage of the very latest types of cleaner energy options available, giving the reader ways to solve the problems of global warming and climate change. These include both tried and tested renewable energy systems and novel ideas that are still to be fully tested or utilized. The book explores how various renewable energy options will be affected by climate change, such as strong winds impacting on wind turbines, flooding of renewable energy infrastructure, droughts affecting hydroelectric schemes, and rising temperatures affecting solar panels, and discusses the life cycle of each type in order to support decision making. Alongside renewable energy and nuclear energy, areas such as carbon capture and energy storage methods are considered for their important role in furthering energy transition and mitigating climate change.This is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in energy transition, renewable energy, climate change, and sustainability, including researchers, graduate students, scientists, engineers, practitioners, consultants, industry leaders, urban planners, and government personnel.

Perovskite Photovoltaics

  • 2nd Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • Aparna Thankappan + 2 more
  • English
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Perovskite Photovoltaics: Basic to Advanced Concepts and Implementation, Second Edition, brings together the latest advances in perovskite photovoltaics, associated challenges and opportunities, and how to achieve further development. This Second Edition is fully updated and expanded to include new topics and novel areas, including defect engineering, interface engineering, additive engineering, anti-solvents, single crystal perovskite solar cells, inorganic perovskites, optoelectronic characterization, and mathematical modelling of perovskite solar cells.Consolidating the latest developments in perovskite photovoltaics, including recent progress in solar cells, this text also highlights advances and the research necessary for sustaining energy. Addressing different photovoltaics fields with tailored content for what makes perovskite solar cells suitable, and including commercialization examples of large-scale perovskite solar technology, the book also contains a detailed analysis of the implementation and economic viability of perovskite solar cells, highlighting what photovoltaic devices need to be generated by low cost, non-toxic, earth abundant materials using environmentally scalable processes.This book is a valuable resource for all those with an interest in perovskite solar cells, photovoltaics, and more broadly solar energy and renewable energy, including researchers, scientists, graduate students, engineers, R&D professionals, and other industry personnel.

Advanced Nuclear Fuels and Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • Rongzheng Liu + 2 more
  • English
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This book provides an overview of the current situation and development trends in nuclear fuels and materials used in nuclear energy generation. The following contents are included in the book:Fuels with different types, including oxide fuels, metal and alloy fuels, carbide fuels, nitride fuels, composite fuels and transmutation targets;Fuels used in advanced reactor systems, including high temperature gas cooled reactor fuels, molten salt reactor fuels, sodium cooled fast reactor fuels, lead cooled fast reactor fuels, gas cooled fast reactor fuels, and supercritical water reactor fuels;Materials used in nuclear reactors, including structural alloy materials, control rod materials and graphite materials;Numerical simulation of advanced nuclear fuels;The frontier of nuclear fuels, including new accident tolerant fuels, nano materials used in advanced nuclear energy systems.

Well Integrity for Abandoned Well Re-entries

  • 1st Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • Les Skinner
  • English
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Well Integrity for Abandoned Well Re-entries addresses well integrity and operational risks that accompany the benefits of using an old and abandoned wellbore by providing it a second chance to perform. Re-entering an abandoned well provides new life to an old wellbore by reducing the need for drilling new wells. This, in turn, reduces emissions footprint, drilling waste, and costs for some wells. The book covers well integrity basics, abandoned wells, analysis required for re-entry, potential uses for re-entered wells (including applications for EOR, CO2 EOR with sequestration, natural gas storage, geothermal heat recovery, and much more.)Packed with case studies and tips for practical application, this book provides readers with an understanding of re-entry techniques, pitfalls, and diagnostics to determine well integrity. This novel text digs deep into the process and benefits of re-entering abandoned wells in support of sustainability.

Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

  • 1st Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • Fangming Jiang + 2 more
  • English
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Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Concept, Methods, and Challenges provides a concise guide to the modelling of PEM fuel cells. The book offers detailed methodologies, codes, and algorithms on every aspect of PEM fuel cells, from cold start to degradation.The opening chapter of the book explains the development, basic principles, and components of PEM fuel cells, followed by the importance and objectives of PEM fuel cell modeling. The second chapter discusses the transport phenomena and mathematical formulation of macro-scale PEM fuel cell models, single cell and stack-level models, and model validation. The third chapter explains multi-phase transport modeling in PEM fuel cells, including different multiphase models including flow in gas flow channels, porous electrodes, and multi-phase model validation. It also addresses multiphase mixture formulation, finite-volume, direct numerical simulation, Lattice Boltzmann, and pore network models. The fourth chapter is dedicated to modeling the cold start process of PEM fuel cells, including the non-isothermal transient cold start model, reduced-dimensional transient model, and the impact of different parameters on the cold start performance. The fifth chapter covers the degradation and lifetime modeling of PEM fuel cells, including stress-induced degradation mechanisms, physics-based and data-driven modeling methods, and coupled performance-degradation models. Finally, the sixth chapter presents recent progress on multi-scale and multi-dimensional modeling of PEM fuel cells, including micro and nano-scale modeling and multi-scale coupled models.Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Concept, Methods, and Challenges is a valuable reference for researchers, scientists, engineers, and professionals working on fuel cell technologies or interested in fuel cell modelling.

Kinetic Energy Harvesters

  • 1st Edition
  • February 1, 2025
  • As’ad Alizadeh + 1 more
  • English
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Kinetic Energy Harvesters: Principles, Technologies, and Applications presents a comprehensive analysis of the five types of kinetic energy harvesters, offering readers a single resource to learn about the principles, technologies, and applications.The opening chapters of the book provide a concise review of free and forced vibration analysis, as well as Multi Degree of Freedom systems. The subsequent chapters systematically examine the five types of energy harvesters, piezoelectric, electromagnetic, magnetostrictive, electrostatic, and triboelectric. Within the chapters, each ambient vibration phenomenon is described in detail, followed by an explanation of the relevant principles. Analytical analyses of kinetic energy and its conversion to electrical energy are then presented, alongside the governing equations, and a discussion of the technologies applications. Finally, MATLAB code is provided for programming calculations.A comprehensive resource on kinetic energy harvesting, Kinetic Energy Harvesters: Principles, Technologies, and Applications is an invaluable resource for anyone working on energy harvesting technologies, energy conversion, or the diverse range of applications for these technologies.