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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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Thermoforming Modeling and Simulation

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Fouad Erchiqui + 3 more
  • English
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Thermoforming Modeling and Simulation: A Multiphysics Approach concentrates on the modeling and optimization of thermoforming, as well as identifying the structural behavior of thermoplastics used for thermoforming. The book demonstrates the expertise gained through industrial and academic projects in technical transfer. It also illustrates the research and development skills in experimental and numerical modeling of thermoforming. The problem of identifying laws of behavior from experimental data (rheological or mechanical tests in large deformations), using algorithms such as neural networks, is also addressed.Through its multiphysics content, this book is helpful for researchers, teachers and industrialists interested in new advances in thermoforming (characterization of materials, modeling and optimization).

Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • 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.

Hydrogen Production, Transportation, Storage, and Utilization

  • 1st Edition
  • November 30, 2024
  • Sohrab Zendehboudi + 1 more
  • English
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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 concepts, methods, applications, and economics to provide a broad understanding of hydrogen energy. It 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.Chapters analyze the methods for hydrogen production and provide a review of the fundamental, technological, and environmental aspects of these methods while also examining physical, chemical, and material methods for hydrogen storage and explaining the corresponding, underlying theory and concepts. Other sections explore the downstream aspects of hydrogen in transportation, power generation, energy supply in industry, and as a feedstock in refineries and the chemical industry.

Accelerating the Transition to a Hydrogen Economy

  • 1st Edition
  • November 29, 2024
  • Tonni Agustiono Kurniawan + 1 more
  • English
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Accelerating the Transition to a Hydrogen Economy: Achieving Carbon Neutrality provides a guide to the transition to net zero carbon emissions through the hydrogen economy. Within the context of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, the book explores the implications of the hydrogen economy on the nexus of food-waste-energy and provides an overview of the impacts of the hydrogen economy on the energy industry. The book examines the role of the hydrogen economy in achieving net zero carbon emissions in the waste sector, methods for achieving decarbonization in different industries and parts of the economy, and the technologies that can achieve this.Each chapter provides a synopsis of the fundamental knowledge and latest developments to ensure readers of all experience levels and backgrounds can benefit from the book. Future perspectives and actionable next steps are suggested alongside case studies that provide a roadmap to decarbonization.

Fusion Energy Technology R&D Priorities

  • 1st Edition
  • November 14, 2024
  • Laila El-Guebaly
  • English
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Fusion Technology R&D Priorities examines the current landscape of fusion technology. With a strong focus on technological advances, this book considers technical challenges and priorities to further the development of fusion research.Beginning with an introduction to fusion technology research and development, this book then presents an overview of basic magnetic fusion concepts and worldwide pathways to fusion energy. Subsequent chapters then take a deep dive into fusion materials R&D, capabilities of potential neutron sources for materials testing, plasma facing components, and plasma diagnostics, heating, and control. Breeding blanket and tritium system, vacuum vessels, and the shielding system are also highlighted, before concluding with safety features and environmental and social issues.Presenting the most advanced developments in nuclear fusion R&D, this is an essential read for researchers and engineers interested in nuclear energy and fusion technology.

Climate Crisis, Energy Violence

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mary Finley-Brook + 1 more
  • English
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Climate Crisis Energy Violence: Mapping Fossil Energy's Enduring Grasp on a Vulnerable Future communicates the extremity, breadth and extent of energy violence across energy sources, sectors and geographies. The work accommodates structural, ecological, institutional, physical and economic forms of energy violence, exploring the field through novel research methods and data sources, including the use of comparative homicide and repression databases, the analysis of hotspots and sacrifice zone analysis, and systematic representations of the full continuum of violence. The work is accompanied by comprehensive case studies drawn from global examples, including coal mining, oil production, hydraulic fracturing, biofuels, hydroelectric dams and solar panel construction.By framing the work in the context of violence, and in particular the use of metrics, the book provides a compelling and engaging argument for energy justice.

Small Scale Power Generation Handbook

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Umberto Desideri + 1 more
  • English
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Small Scale Power Generation Handbook: Towards Distributed Energy Systems is a technological assessment of small-scale power in one reference, covering various technologies that can be applied to construct small power generation, each with their unique characteristics of operation, maintenance, control and integration within the grid. Addressing how conventional generation can be jointly and efficiently operated with renewable energy sources in small scale power sources, the specific peculiarities of small-scale power are considered in terms of performance, availability and reliability, all in relation to the current trend of incorporating small and distributed power plants using different energy sources and fuels.This book provides technological advances along with the critical issues and economic performance of small size power plants of all types in a single source, making it relevant for professionals involved in the design of small-scale power generation systems and those interested in current energy system design.

Exergy Analysis of Heating and Cooling

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Daniel Favrat + 1 more
  • English
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Exergy Analysis of Heating and Cooling presents a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental theory and design of various complex heating and cooling systems. The book develops a methodology for the reader to analyze the performance of thermodynamic heating and cooling systems, including known and emerging technologies of the future. The formulation of system and subsystem boundaries are discussed to ensure readers can evaluate the whole chain of processes, from primary exergies to useful exergy services. Numerous examples that illustrate how to identify causes for, and solutions to, exergy efficiency are included to increase clarity and understanding for readers.The book's authors evaluate advanced thermodynamic systems by precisely identifying the design and operating parameters which may cause inefficiencies. Users will find this resource to be a great guide that helps solve common problems and mathematical equations for those working and researching in heating and cooling, thermodynamics, and thermal energy engineering systems.

A Biorefinery Approach to Algal Biomass Conversation for Biofuels and Bioproducts

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Kaustubha Mohanty + 1 more
  • English
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A Biorefinery Approach to Algal Biomass Conversation for Biofuels and Bioproducts presents a detailed overview of the processes and products of algal biomass within the concept of the circular economy. With a particular emphasis on biofuels, the book addresses the fundamentals and underlying concepts of biomass conversation processes, the equipment, and their advanced application for algal feedstocks. This includes the principles of biomass conversion processes, a complete profile of the generated biofuels, feed, food, and chemicals, the concept of integrated biorefinery based on micro and microalgae, and sustainability evaluations through technoeconomic analysis and life cycle analysis. Readers are supported by step-by-step guidance on methods and protocols, and decision-making diagrams and flowcharts, and examples of commercial successes. Offering a clear and comprehensive overview of algal biomass conversation to biofuels and related products, this book is an ideal reference for researches and faculty members looking to develop a deeper understanding of algal biofuels and related conversation processes or seeking a consistent and structured approach to the topic.

Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Tommy Lundgren + 2 more
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Second Edition, Three Volume Set covers energy economics in three subdisciplines which, when taken together compose an economic approach to the development and preservation of natural resources and environmental quality. The book focuses on energy-related subjects such as renewable energy, hydropower, nuclear power, and the political economy of energy. Other sections cover land and water use, such as mining, fisheries, agriculture, and forests. Although the three areas are closely related, they are not often presented as an integrated whole.This revised, three-volume set will bridges the gap by unifying these fields into a high-quality, comprehensive and unique overview. It will serve as an invaluable and unique tool to facilitate the first step in diving into a new subject within energy, resource or environmental economics. The chapters are written in a non-technical manner so that users outside of advanced academics or trained economists are also able to grasp the content easily. In addition, all chapters follow a specific template throughout, thus providing a consistent and logical format for the reader.