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Custom Power Devices for Efficient Distributed Energy Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • Ahmed Al-Durra, Sabha Raj Arya + 1 more
  • Ahmed Al-Durra, Sabha Raj Arya and Ashutosh K. Giri
  • May 1, 2024
  • English
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Custom Power Devices for Efficient Distributed Energy Systems presents a range of novel ideas and concepts based on renewable energy-fed power generation and control, offering avenues to efficient utilization and improved power quality and addressing power quality issues such as harmonics compensation, supply current balancing, and neutral current compensation. The book begins by introducing distributed power systems within the global renewable energy context, reviewing different types of renewable energy sources and distributed power generation systems, and detailing custom power device design and modeling.This is followed by individual chapters, providing in-depth coverage of specific techniques and applications with insights into various topologies, as well as control algorithms, used for power control in a range of distributed energy conversion systems, such as solar, wind, hydro, and other power sources. Finally, power quality issues in renewable energy distributed generation are discussed and addressed in detail. This is a valuable resource for researchers, faculty, and advanced students with an interest in power generation systems, renewable energy, and power systems engineering, as well as practicing engineers, R&D professionals, managers, and other industry personnel in the renewable energy sector.
Custom Power Devices for Efficient Distributed Energy Systems

Blue Energy Extraction Using Salinity Gradients

  • 1st Edition
  • Mihir Kumar Purkait, Mukesh Sharma + 2 more
  • Mihir Kumar Purkait, Mukesh Sharma, Pranjal Pratim Das + 1 more
  • May 1, 2024
  • English
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Blue Energy Extraction Using Salinity Gradients: A Critical Evaluation of Case Studies presents a collection of case studies on real-world power plants from around the world that involve sustainable energy extraction via salinity gradients. Using real-world examples, the book explains and demonstrates the fundamentals, technologies, processes, and application of salinity gradient energy extraction methods, while also offering practical solutions. The book provides an overview of the fundamentals and technologies of salinity gradient energy, with each chapter analyzing a real-world salinity gradient power plant from a different region of the world. Examples from developed and developing economies on three continents are covered.For each case study, key aspects of performance are evaluated, and benefits and operational challenges are discussed. Validated mathematical models are also included to improve readers understanding of how to control operating parameters.
Blue Energy Extraction Using Salinity  Gradients

Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy

  • 1st Edition
  • Mejdi Jeguirim
  • Mejdi Jeguirim
  • April 1, 2024
  • English
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Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy, Volume One in the Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies series, looks at the production performance of renewable energy sources and emerging production processes. Chapters cover some of the most dynamic developments, best practices, and future concepts in solar energy systems, energy storage, geothermal energy, bioenergy, wind energy, fuel cells, and hydrogen production. The book also includes recent regulations and worldwide policies. By reviewing these state-of-art advances, this book provides readers with an up-to-date source on renewable energy grid integration and its importance in aiding the energy transition.This is a valuable resource for graduates, researchers, professors, and industry professionals involved in the renewable energy sector, as well as advanced engineering courses dealing with renewable energy, sources, thermal and electrical energy production, and sustainability.
Sustainable Development of Renewable Energy

Advanced Materials based Thermally Enhanced Phase Change Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • Hafiz Muhammad Ali
  • Hafiz Muhammad Ali
  • April 1, 2024
  • English
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Advanced Materials-based Thermally Enhanced Phase Change Materials: Fundamentals and Applications focuses on the use of advanced materials to enhance the thermal characteristics of phase change materials used to maximize heat transfer rate and thermal storage capability of PCMs. The book covers the various aspects of PCMs through characteristics and preparation to heat transfer enhancement with an emphasis on prominent applications. It progresses from a brief history to a literature review, definitions, recent advances, preparation techniques, thermophysical properties and heat transfer characteristics with mathematical models, performance-affecting factors, and applications and challenges of PCMs in manufacturing.This powerful tool for researchers and energy engineers offers cutting-edge materials advances, analysis and applications of phase change materials in manufacturing.
Advanced Materials based Thermally Enhanced Phase Change Materials

Decarbonization Strategies and Drivers to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for Sustainability

  • 1st Edition
  • Fabio Carvalho Nunes + 1 more
  • Fabio Carvalho Nunes and Bimastyaji Surya Ramadan
  • March 20, 2024
  • English
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Decarbonization Strategies and Drivers to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for Sustainability emphasizes the significance of various decarbonization strategies. Sections cover contributions of bioenergy to decarbonization, non-fossil energy targets, the role of wind energy, hydrogen energy, potential of geothermal energy, nuclear energy, wind to energy, role of electrification and carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technologies, and more. The book aims to explain how reducing petroleum consumption and supplementing alternate sources of renewable fuels is vital and would strengthen decarbonization.
Decarbonization Strategies and Drivers to Achieve Carbon Neutrality for Sustainability

Petrophysics

  • 5th Edition
  • Djebbar Tiab + 1 more
  • Djebbar Tiab and Erle C. Donaldson
  • March 18, 2024
  • English
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Petrophysics: Theory and Practice of Measuring Reservoir Rock and Fluid Transport Properties, Fifth Edition is a seminal text on the field that delivers information for reservoir engineers, production engineers, and geoscience students who need to understand rock-fluid interactions in order to maximize reservoir performance and minimize emissions and environmental impacts. This new edition lays a foundation to petroleum geology, including an overview of pre- and post- carbon emission concerns, porosity and permeability, formation resistivity and water saturation, capillary pressure, wettability, applications of Darcy’s Law, naturally fractured reservoirs, stress effects on reservoir rock, reservoir characterization and well logs, and more.Each chapter synthesizes relevant theory, studies and advances, methods, procedures, calculations, definitions, exercises and assignments designed to reinforce learning.
Petrophysics

Sustainable Natural Gas Drilling

  • 1st Edition
  • David Wood + 1 more
  • David Wood and Jianchao Cai
  • March 15, 2024
  • English
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Sustainable Natural Gas Drilling, the latest release in The Fundamentals and Sustainable Advances in Natural Gas Science and Engineering series, delivers many of the technical fundamentals needed in the natural gas industry with an additional sustainability lens. Introductory topics include underbalanced technologies, well integrity, and well trajectory. Advanced applications include utilizing nanoparticles to reduce environmental impact, and techniques to drill for underground gas storage and carbon capture operations. Supported by corporate and academic contributors along with two well-distinguished editors, Sustainable Natural Gas Drilling provides today’s natural gas engineers the knowledge to adjust current drilling practices in a more environmentally sustainable way.
Sustainable Natural Gas Drilling

Understanding Geologic Carbon Sequestration and Gas Hydrate from Molecular Simulation

  • 1st Edition
  • Yongchen Song, Cong Chen + 1 more
  • Yongchen Song, Cong Chen and Wenfeng Hu
  • March 15, 2024
  • English
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Understanding Geologic Carbon Sequestration and Gas Hydrate from Molecular Simulation systematically introduces CO2 geological sequestration and gas hydrate at the molecular-scale, with research including interfacial properties of multiphase, multicomponent systems, hydrogen bonding properties, adsorption characteristics of CO2CH4 in the pore, kinetic properties of decomposition/nucleation/growth of gas hydrate, the influence of additives on gas hydrate growth dynamics, and hydrate prevention and control technology. This book focuses on research-based achievements and provides a comprehensive look at global progress in the field.Because there are limited resources available on carbon geologic sequestration technology and gas hydrate technology at the molecular level, this book fills a gap in scientific literature and elucidates on further research.
Understanding Geologic Carbon Sequestration and Gas Hydrate from Molecular Simulation

Microbial Biotechnology for Bioenergy

  • 1st Edition
  • Naga Raju Maddela, Sesan Abiodun Aransiola + 4 more
  • Naga Raju Maddela, Sesan Abiodun Aransiola, Chizoba I. Ezugwu + 3 more
  • March 11, 2024
  • English
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Graphene: Important Results and Applications, Second Edition provides a succinct overview of this innovative material, its history and development, applications, future prospects, and challenges. This new edition has been updated and expanded to include all the latest developments. It covers the production of graphene and its derivatives, commercial manufacture of graphene, research results and data on its properties, graphene dispersion, chemical modification, and cutting-edge applications. Eleven groups of production methods of graphene and its derivatives are discussed at length, providing how-to-do and what-to-expect analysis and comparison of potential properties of the resultant products.Also included are ideas for new product development and possible improvement of existing products, as are insights into the unique nature of graphene and its types, including morphology and thickness, mechanical properties, electrical conductivity, elastic properties of 2D and 3D structures, and more.
Microbial Biotechnology for Bioenergy

Smart Metering

  • 1st Edition
  • VIjay K. Sood, Monalisa Biswal + 2 more
  • VIjay K. Sood, Monalisa Biswal, saumendra sarangi + 1 more
  • February 26, 2024
  • English
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Smart Metering: Infrastructure, Methodologies, Applications and Challenges combines the fundamentals of smart meters in smart grids with the latest advances and technologies in advanced smart infrastructure. With a strong focus on practical guidance and applications, this book examines the design and implementation of smart meters, as well as cybersecurity and data management challenges. Following an introduction to smart grid architecture, the book details design elements of smart meters to enable them for specific applications such as recording the energy consumption of users, load forecasting, resilience enhancement and energy theft detection.A deep dive into smart meter data analytics is then presented, accompanied by load forecasting methods and their advantages and challenges. Subsequent chapters also discuss outage management, fault identification and other applications of smart meters, including power network connection verifications. This is a comprehensive resource on smart metering and a valuable read to students, researchers and engineers interested in power systems engineering, smart grids, and smart energy technologies.
Smart Metering