Distributed fiber optic strain measurements, revolutionizing subsurface monitoring and hydraulic fracture characterization, offers a pivotal resource for geophysicists, reservoir engineers, and completion engineers. This cutting-edge technology leads the way in innovation with its ability to detect rock deformation and changes in strain along optical fibers, providing exceptional spatial resolution and measurement sensitivity. Its applications are broad and impactful, ranging from monitoring subsurface carbon storage and enhancing geothermal systems to advancing unconventional reservoir development. Despite the technology's advancements, accurately interpreting data of strain measurement from the hydraulic fracturing process poses a significant challenge due to the complex conditions in the Earth's surface. This book presents a comprehensive approach for analyzing strain responses from both horizontal and vertical monitoring wells to quantify hydraulic fracture propagation and the evolution of fracture geometry. The development of a forward geomechanics model significantly enhance the understanding of the field data. The introduction of a groundbreaking inversion model allows for in-depth data analysis and maximizes the dataset's value. Moreover, this book applies its findings through two field studies in typical unconventional reservoirs, illustrating the practical application of the technology. These case studies highlight effective field data interpretation and the critical insights that can be obtained. This book aims to elucidate data interpretation and analysis of complex subsurface measurements related to hydraulic fracture propagation, providing engineers with a novel perspective on subsurface exploration.
Advances in Sustainable Humidification-Dehumidification Thermal Desalination Systems presents the newest developments in humidification-dehumidification (HDH) systems and their applications for reducing energy usage in thermal desalination.This book is split into three parts, firstly outlining the principles, analysis, and optimization of HDH technology, its impact across the economy and environment, and the multi-stage approach for maximizing energy efficiency. This is followed by practical guides on implementing sustainable HDH systems within a variety of scenarios, from hybrid systems to refrigeration. Finally, the book provides a complete case study on materials and materials selection for the ideal HDH system across a wide range of applications.Showing how the major advances in this technology impact the energy requirements of fresh-water production, this book takes a reader from fundamental principles to sustainable real-world applications of HDH thermal desalination systems.
Vitor Monteiro, João L. Afonso and Sheldon Williamson
August 1, 2024
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Vehicle Electrification in Modern Power Grids: Disruptive Perspectives on Power Electronics Technology and Control Challenges collects the newest advances in technology for electric vehicle integration into one practical volume for professionals and advanced researchers. The book not only summarizes and clarifies legislation and grid codes for the area, but also outlines the modeling and analytical techniques needed, including predicting power converter reliability and its remaining useful life. Specializing in microgrid clusters, the book provides advanced power electronics device technology from wide-band-gap (WBG) to DSP-based digital control platforms and new materials for passive filters.Blending cutting-edge research and practical technology, this book provides a centralized resource for advanced researchers and engineers looking to accelerate vehicle electrification in the power grid.
Renewable Energy Finance: Theory and Practice, Second Edition integrates the special characteristics of renewable energy with key elements of project finance. Through a mixture of fundamental analysis and real-life examples, readers learn how renewable energy project finance deals mix finance, public policy, legal, engineering and environmental issues. This book investigates the economics of large-scale green power production and incentive mechanisms and how they fit into the global energy industries. It also examines how distributed energy resources such as residential solar and batteries can be financed at the scale needed to play a significant role in the future energy mix.The authors examine how renewable energy projects get financed and built using modern non-recourse project finance structures. It also highlights recent innovations such as Green Bonds and Sustainability Linked Loans that have emerged in the context of ESG investments. The scope of the book is global, and it illustrates how renewable energy project finance has evolved in various places (such as the tax-equity structures used in the United States, due to the corporate tax incentives used there) to cope with local regulatory and policy environments.
Abhishek Sharma, Shailendra Rajput, Moshe Averbukh + 1 more
August 1, 2024
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Computational Tools for Energy Harvesting Applications presents the latest applications of energy harvesting methods for renewable energy systems. The book provides readers with the computational tools and algorithms for energy harvesting, explaining the mathematical basis behind their development and application and analyzing the latest developments. Each chapter provides a review of the fundamentals and basic theory behind each energy harvester, the working principles, and the latest practical applications.The mathematical techniques and computational tools are provided for response analysis and optimization of diverse energy harvesters, including from fixed renewable energy systems – wind, solar, etc. – and portable devices such as PEM fuel cells. This is a valuable reference for students and researchers working in the field of renewable energy harvesting and its application, as well as electrical and mechanical engineers.
Thermal Energy Storage in Porous Media: Design and Applications introduces the new design concepts and operation strategies for the core part of heat and mass transfer in thermal energy storage tanks. With a strong focus on design, operation and optimization, the book presents the latest advances in thermal energy storage. Opening with an introduction to latent heat thermal storage, the book then discusses porous media enhanced thermal storage classifications, methods and characterizations. Subsequent topics include energy charging/discharging system design, numerical simulation models and verification, and an analysis of various melting/solidification laws.Finishing with a detailed presentation of applications and containing case studies and real-world examples throughout, this is an essential read for graduate students, researchers and engineers interested in thermal engineering, energy systems, and renewable energy.
Shady H E Abdel Aleem, Murat Erhan Balci and Muhyaddin Jamal Hosin Rawa
August 1, 2024
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Energy Efficiency of Modern Power and Energy Systems introduces students and researchers to a broad range of power system management challenges, technologies, and solutions. The book begins with an analysis of system technology’s current state, the most pressing problems, and the background to challenges in integrating renewable energy sources. Technologies including smart grids, green building, and worker requirements are covered. Subsequent chapters break down potential management solutions, including specific problem-solving for solar, wind, and hybrid systems. Finally, specific case studies from a global geographical range zero in on critical questions facing the present industry.Providing meticulously researched literature reviews for guiding deeper reading, this book leads readers from contextual understanding to specific case studies and solutions for sustainable power systems.
Daniela Nunes, Ana Pimentel, Pedro Barquinha + 5 more
August 1, 2024
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Flexible devices based on metal oxides: Achievements and prospects focuses on the integration of flexibility in electronic circuitry, sensing applications, energy conversion and storage, and environmental remediation. Flexibility in these applications offers great potential, especially in the areas of wearable sensors, solar cells, transistors, electronic skin, and human body monitoring. The book investigates flexible and wearable devices based on metal oxide nanostructures or thin films that are capable of bending, rolling, compression, and folding, all while maintaining their performance.Metal oxide nanomaterials display exceptional properties that include mechanical stress tolerance, high optical transparency, high carrier mobilities, wide band gap, high dielectric constant, and superconductivity, amongst others. In some cases, they are also earth abundant, environmentally benign, cost-effective, chemically stable, and compatible with low-cost wet-chemical synthesis routes. The focus of the book is on wearables manufactured using sustainable manufacturing methods and integrated into substrates that are flexible, inexpensive, recyclable, abundant, and lightweight, including polymer, textile, cellulose and cork substrates.
Energy Transport Infrastructure for a Decarbonized Economy evaluates the transportation of fluids required in the decarbonized energy economy. The book will help researchers, design manufacturers and those within government and academia to understand challenges and guide the design and development of systems, machinery, and infrastructure needed for the decarbonized energy economy. The book provides comprehensive insights on the implications of the energy transition to a critical aspect of commerce: the infrastructure central to energy transportation and the economy.This practical book highlights the unique systems central to the efficient transport of various forms of energy. After outlining the need for transporting energy, types of fluids used to transport energy, and various means of transportation, the book covers the importance of understanding the energy marketplace, global perspectives, then moves into transport of natural gas, hydrogen and carbon dioxide. The work concludes with coverage of technology gaps, research and development, future trends, and solutions. Led by professionals with decades of industry experience and collecting insights from expert contributors, this book begins with the essentials of energy transport, provides detailed coverage of modes of transport, considers critical questions of energy supply and economics, and looks at long-term environmentally sensitive, sustainable options for the transport thereof.A powerful tool for the energy transition, Energy Transport Infrastructure for a Decarbonized Economy offers expert analysis on sustainable energy transport and its impact on our future.
Artificial Intelligence for a More Sustainable Oil and Gas Industry and the Energy Transition: Case Studies and Code Examples presents a package for academic researchers and industries working on water resources and carbon capture and storage. This book contains fundamental knowledge on artificial intelligence related to oil and gas sustainability and the industry’s pivot to support the energy transition and provides practical applications through case studies and coding flowcharts, addressing gaps and questions raised by academic and industrial partners, including energy engineers, geologists, and environmental scientists. This timely publication provides fundamental and extensive information on advanced AI applications geared to support sustainability and the energy transition for the oil and gas industry.