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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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Dynamics and Control of Ocean Wave Energy Converters

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Ossama Abdelkhalik + 1 more
  • English
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Dynamics and Control of Ocean Wave Energy Converters: Theory and Applications outlines the fundamental theory and applications of wave energy production techniques, with detailed explanations of the dynamics and hydrodynamics of wave energy converters. Methods and models of control are described next, including essential techniques from systems response and PID control to state space realization. Next, advanced reactive control techniques, such as Latching Control, Bang-Bang Control, and advanced optimal control algorithms, will be outlined. The final chapters show how to calculate optimal estimation for wave energy conversion using techniques such as Kalman Filters and Extended Kalman filters.Providing a range of problems and case studies to enhance understanding, this book will take readers from the essentials of wave energy conversion to advanced control techniques for responsive energy production.

Frosting for Air Source Heat Pumps

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Mengjie Song + 1 more
  • English
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Frosting for Air Source Heat Pumps: Research, Case Studies, and Methods provides a comprehensive accounting of the latest research, analysis, and modeling methods for limiting frosting and maximizing efficiency. The book begins by outlining the fundamentals of frosting mechanisms, including the condensation and freezing of water droplets. It then provides a wide range of case studies that showcase a variety of surfaces, conditions, and energy generation technologies. Finally, the last chapters demonstrate modeling and analysis of frosting operation before laying out critical considerations for designing a frost control strategy in ASHPs.Building on the theory and studies contained in the author’s previous work Defrosting for Air Source Heat Pumps, this book provides essential and advanced information for understanding and controlling frosting for these sustainable energy sources.

Thermochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Farid Chejne + 2 more
  • English
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Thermochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Materials: Theory, Design, and Applications for the Future proposes a generalized methodology for the design and study of thermochemical conversion reactors independent of the feedstock used and the technology analyzed. Sections cover essential theory, including biomass thermochemical conversion, biomass supply chains, and thermochemical reactors. The book then examines other important aspects of the thermochemical conversion reaction, presenting modeling and analysis options. Finally, it investigates potential uses and applications for these techniques. Including clear objectives and practical exercises to cement understanding, this book will equip students and researchers with the skills to design and model selective reactors.

The Sustainable Power Grid

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Brian D’ Andrade
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The Sustainable Power Grid: Challenges, Applications and Case Studies provides a detailed breakdown of the different challenges faced with power grid modernization and presents a range of practical approaches to tackle these. With a strong focus on case studies and applications, the book offers extensive case study content to illustrate real-world concepts. Beginning with an overview on the evolution of the traditional power system, chapters then discuss key issues surrounding extreme weather, power quality, and power converters. The book also outlines a quantitative risk-based framework for asset health assessment of overhead lines, alongside engineering and environmental considerations.Concluding with a deep-dive into energy storage, topics consist of energy storage system protection, condition monitoring, and emerging technologies. Completely practical in nature, this is an essential resource for engineers in the electrical power industry, and offers students and researchers applied content in the latest power grid technologies.

Solar Water Splitting

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Valiollah Mirkhani + 3 more
  • English
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Solar Water Splitting: PV-Electrolysis, Photoelectrochemical, Photothermal, Photocatalyst, and Photobiological Methods is a fundamental resource offering detailed information on PV-electrolysis, photoelectrochemical, photothermal, photocatalyst, photobiological, and other innovative methods for the production of hydrogen gas, as well as presenting the theory, design, and materials involved. This is supported by application examples and recent developments in areas such as tandem cells, dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells, and perovskite cells for solar water splitting.This book will be of interest to researchers, scientists, and advanced students across solar energy, renewable energy, chemistry, chemical engineering, nanotechnology, and materials science, as well as engineers and industrial personnel with an interest in water splitting, solar cells, and hydrogen production.

Introduction to Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of CO2 Sequestration in Various Types of Reservoirs

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Ramesh Agarwal + 1 more
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Carbon capture and sequestration has become an essential technology for addressing the mitigation of global warming and adverse climate change due to increasing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion worldwide. However, the scientific/engineering community still lacks thorough and practical knowledge about various types of reservoirs capable of effective long-term CO2 sequestration. Introduction to Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of CO2 Sequestration in Various Types of Reservoirs pulls together the relevant basic scientific knowledge and applications to help reservoir engineering practitioners learn and utilize the potential of CO2 sequestration in saline, oil, gas, shale, basalt, and geothermal reservoirs. After presenting the fundamental properties of various reservoirs, the authors describe each type of reservoir and explain basic parameters, benchmark cases, experimental data, optimization strategies for CO2 sequestration, prospects, and outlook. Rounding out the text with a glossary and consideration of future developments, this book delivers the necessary tools for engineers to better understand carbon sequestration and advance the energy transition.

Thermal Energy Storage in Porous Media

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Xiaohu Yang + 2 more
  • English
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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.

Biofuels and Bioproducts from Lignocellulosic Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Amritesh Shukla + 4 more
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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

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Minaxi Sharma + 4 more
  • 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.

Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • José Carlos Magalhães Pires + 2 more
  • English
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Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae discusses different mechanisms used by microalgae to treat various gaseous streams, wastewaters, and pollution bioremediation. In addition, the advantages of the application of microalgal biomass in the agricultural and food/feed sectors are presented and bioenergy from microalgae with a view to sustainability is explored. The present covers the use of microalgal cultures in various applications, such as: the treatment of gaseous streams by removing various contaminants, wastewater treatment through the removal of several pollutants, biomass valorization for agriculture purposes, bioenergy from microalgae, and industrial integration of all these processes in a biorefinery concept.Finally, the book emphasizes the importance of gathering scientific knowledge to overcome drawbacks related to microalgal production and develops the concept of biorefinery based on microalgal biomass for a more sustainable future.