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Solar Chimney Power Plants

  • 1st Edition
  • Erdem Cuce
  • Erdem Cuce
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Solar Chimney Power Plants: From Theory to Practice offers detailed information in one place, covering working principles, efficiency, performance-enhancing methods, experimental and theoretical studies, current application examples, techno-economic analysis, and artificial intelligence, providing the reader with a thorough and up-to-date understanding of solar chimney power plants. The book covers basic theory and dynamics of solar chimney power plants, systematic coverage of the various parameters affecting performance, assessment by experimental studies, mathematical and theoretical models, the use of computer simulations and computation fluid dynamics, and innovative applications and hybrid approaches.Finally, techno-economic analysis and the role of artificial intelligence are presented. This is an ideal resource for all those with an interest in solar chimney plants and energy conversion technologies, including graduate students, researchers, academics, faculty, engineers, R&D, scientists, policymakers and professionals in the renewable energy sector.
Solar Chimney Power Plants

Computational Analysis of Transport Phenomena and Performance of PEMFC

  • 1st Edition
  • Bengt Sundén, Shian Li + 1 more
  • Bengt Sundén, Shian Li and Fereshteh Salimi Nanadegani
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Computational Analysis of Transport Phenomena and Performance of PEMFC presents a practical guide to the mathematical modeling and simulation of PEMFCs for all transport processes of mass, momentum, energy, ions, and electrons. Tackling one of the most important aspects of next-generation PEMFC technologies, the book brings together the state-of-the-art to model and simulate phenomena and processes at various scales, including catalyst layers, electrodes, membranes, and bipolar plates of PEMFC unit cells and stacks.Chapters introduce PEM fuel cells and explain the underlying electrochemical and thermodynamic concepts involved, present a detailed breakdown of the governing equations for overall mass, momentum, and energy conservation, charge (ions and electrons) conservation, water generation and its transport, heat generation, and heat transfer and cooling methods, offer an in-depth analysis of the various single and multi-dimensional modelling approaches and considerations, including lattice Boltzmann approach, artificial neural networks, exergy and energy analysis, estimation of fuel and oxidant consumption, the differences between cell-scale, stack-scale, and system-scale approaches, and more.
Computational Analysis of Transport Phenomena and Performance of PEMFC

Plant Intelligent Automation and Digital Transformation

  • 1st Edition
  • Swapan Basu
  • Swapan Basu
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Plant Intelligent Automation and Digital Transformation: Volume II: Control and Monitoring Hardware and Software is an expansive four volume collection that reviews every major aspect of the intelligent automation and digital transformation of power, process and manufacturing plants, including specific control and automation systems pertinent to various power process plants using manufacturing and factory automation systems. The book reviews the key role of management Information systems (MIS), HMI and alarm systems in plant automation in systemic digitalization, covering hardware and software implementations for embedded microcontrollers, FPGA and operator and engineering stations. Chapters address plant lifecycle considerations, inclusive of plant hazards and risk analysis. Finally, the book discusses industry 4.0 factory automation as a component of digitalization strategies as well as digital transformation of power plants, process plants and manufacturing industries.
Plant Intelligent Automation and Digital Transformation

Renewable Hydrogen

  • 1st Edition
  • Mohit Bibra, Rajesh Sani + 1 more
  • Mohit Bibra, Rajesh Sani and Sudhir Kumar
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Renewable Hydrogen: Opportunities and Challenges in Commercial Success presents fundamental principles and the latest research and technological advances in renewable hydrogen commercialization. With commercial scenarios and case studies, the book offers practical guidance for the scale-up of hydrogen production and storage. Beginning with an introduction to alternative energy resources, Part 1 presents a deep dive into the chemical, biochemical and electrochemical processes of hydrogen production. Part 2 discusses hydrogen storage and transportation, with Part 3 reviewing the applications of hydrogen in the automobile, space and chemical industries. Finally, Part 4 considers future perspectives, including challenges and techno economics.This book is an essential read for those seeking to understand how to successfully apply hydrogen production and storage research to an industrial scale.
Renewable Hydrogen

Advances in Energy from Waste

  • 1st Edition
  • Viola Vambol, Sergij Vambol + 3 more
  • Viola Vambol, Sergij Vambol, Nadeem A Khan + 2 more
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Advances of Energy from Waste: Transformation Methods, Applications and Limitations Under Sustainability provides advanced, systematic information on the environmental transformation of waste and pollutants of various origins into useful products, contributing to the development of the local economy and increasing the sustainability of the energy sector. In addition, remarkable competences in design, performance, efficiency, and implementation of diverse systems utilized for waste energy recovery are evaluated. The book also includes recent advances in biomass-derived green catalysts for various catalytic applications, along with the challenges of controlled synthesis and the impact of morphological, physical, and chemical properties on their adsorption or desorption capability.
Advances in Energy from Waste

Interfacial Science for Geosystems Engineers

  • 1st Edition
  • Kishore K. Mohanty, William R. Rossen + 1 more
  • Kishore K. Mohanty, William R. Rossen and Chun Huh
  • July 1, 2024
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Interfacial Science for Geosystems Engineers provides geoscientists the connections between the nano-scale physico-chemical interactions between fluids and minerals and the core/field-scale observations to manage energy extraction, water resources and subsurface storage, timely topics central to the energy transition.Packed with latest research and recent developments, chapter learning objectives, and illustrative diagrams, tables and charts throughout, this specialized volume will help geosystems engineers tackle the above challenges, by systematically going through the basics of surface and interfacial tension, capillarity, surfactants, surface free energy, adsorption, electrokinetics, colloidal stability, equilibrium and stability of thin liquid films, wettability, microemulsions, emulsions and foams, and polymers for subsurface applications.Useful as a teaching, training or reference text, Interfacial Science for Geosystems Engineers prepares today’s subsurface scientists and engineers to tackle two pressing problems in the energy transition, by introducing recent developments on how to remove CO2 from our environment and how to wean ourselves off fossil energy while meeting growing energy demands.
Interfacial Science for Geosystems Engineers

Big Data Application in Power Systems

  • 2nd Edition
  • Reza Arghandeh + 1 more
  • Reza Arghandeh and Yuxun Zhou
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Big Data Application in Power Systems, Second Edition presents a thorough update of the previous volume, providing readers with step-by-step guidance in big data analytics utilization for power system diagnostics, operation, and control. Divided into three parts, this book begins by breaking down the big picture for electric utilities before zooming in to examine theoretical problems and solutions in detail. Finally, the third section provides case studies and applications, demonstrating solution troubleshooting and design from a variety of perspectives and for a range of technologies.Bringing back a team of global experts and drawing on fresh, emerging perspectives, this book provides cutting-edge advice for meeting today’s challenges in this rapidly accelerating area of power engineering.Readers will develop new strategies and techniques for leveraging data towards real-world outcomes.
Big Data Application in Power Systems

Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • Amritesh Shukla, James Gaffey + 3 more
  • Amritesh Shukla, James Gaffey, Vijay Kumar Thakur + 2 more
  • July 1, 2024
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Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials: Biofuels, Volume Two 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 addresses all aspects of biofuel production from lignocellulosic materials, covering technological challenges, international policies, marketability, techno-economic analysis & LCA studies, and challenges & future perspectives.The book highlights recent advancements and challenges of lignocellulosic biomass conversion into biofuels within a biorefinery concept, and explains technological approaches and the role of microorganisms and their mechanisms. Recent thermo-chemical and biotechnological approaches are explored, along with their mechanisms of action for the development of biofuels such as biodiesel, bioethanol, biomethane, biobutanol, producer gas, syngas, hydrogen, dimethylfurane, bio-LPG, and gasoline. Chemical, enzymatic, and advanced microbial biotechnology approaches used in biomass pretreatment are explained, showing readers how to increase biofuel yields from lignocellulosic raw materials. Genetic and metabolic engineering methods that can improve biofuel production are also discussed.
Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials

Biofuel Cells and Energy Generation

  • 1st Edition
  • Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni + 1 more
  • Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni and Mithra Geetha
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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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.
Biofuel Cells and Energy Generation

Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • Minaxi Sharma, Vivek Kumar + 3 more
  • Minaxi Sharma, Vivek Kumar, Meisam Tabatabaei + 2 more
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials: Bioproducts, Volume One 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 addresses all aspects of value-added bioproducts production from lignocellulosic materials.The opening chapter of the book reviews the fundamentals of biotechnology and biochemistry and provides an overview of lignocellulose, its properties, potential use, volume of production and by-products, and economical importance. Following this, chapters provide critical reviews of the latest developments in lignocellulosic biomass conversion into value-added products and provide step-by-step guidance on key processes and methods, including genetic engineering approaches, microbial pathways, thermochemical routes, and pre-treatment technologies. Various technological approaches are explained, including novel, eco-friendly methods for biomass conversion that reduce waste, and the role of microorganisms and their mechanisms are explored in depth.
Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials