Applied Energy

Applied Energy: An Introduction

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    • Provides a complete introduction to applied energy for degree level students from all related disciplines of science and technology
    • Lists key aspects of applied energy and related studies
    • Includes suggested assignments and application projects to enhance knowledge and practice
    • Guides students through each topic with worked examples, case studies, and homework problems

    Solutions manual available with qualifying course adoption


    Written in clear, concise language and designed for an introductory applied energy course, Applied Energy: An Introduction discusses energy applications in small-medium enterprises, solar energy, hydro and wind energy, nuclear energy, hybrid energy, and energy sustainability issues. Focusing on renewable energy technologies, energy conversion, and conservation and the energy industry, the author lists the key aspects of applied energy and related studies, taking a question-based approach to the material that is useful for both undergraduate students and postgraduates who want a broad overview of energy conversion.

    The author carefully designed the text to motivate students and give them the foundation they need to place the concepts presented into a real-world context. He begins with an introduction to the basics and the definitions used throughout the book. From there, he covers the energy industry and energy applications; energy sources, supply, and demand; and energy management, policy, plans, and analysis. Building on this, the author elucidates various energy saving technologies and energy storage methods, explores the pros and cons of fossil fuels and alternative energy sources, and examines the various types of applications of alternative energies. The book concludes with chapters on hybrid energy technology, hybrid energy schemes, other energy conversion methods, and applied energy issues.

    The book takes advantage of practical and application-based learning, presenting the information in various forms such as essential notes followed by practical projects, assignments, and objective and practical questions. In each chapter, a small section introduces some elements of applied energy design and innovation, linking knowledge with applied energy design and practice. The comprehensive coverage gives students the skills not only to master the concepts in the course, but also apply them to future work in this area.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction to Applied Energy
    General Introduction
    Energy and Power Basics
    Energy Equation
    Energy Generation Systems
    Energy Storage and Methods
    Energy Efficiencies and Losses
    Energy industry and Energy Applications in Small -
    Medium Enterprises (SME) industries
    Energy Industry
    Energy-Intensive industry
    Energy Applications in SME Energy industries
    Energy Sources and Supply
    Energy Sources
    Energy Supply and Energy Demand
    Energy Flow Visualization and Sankey Diagram
    Energy Management and Analysis
    Energy Audits
    Energy Use and Fuel Consumption Study
    Energy Life-Cycle Analysis
    Energy and Environment
    Energy Pollutants, Safety and Controls
    Energy Modeling and Simulation
    Energy Saving Technologies and Methods
    Introduction to Energy Saving
    Energy Recovery
    Pinch Technology
    Combined Cycles and Combined Power Plant
    Combined Heat and Power (CHP) (Co-Generation)
    Energy Saving in Small and Medium Energy-Driven
    Energy from Fossil Fuels Versus Alternative Energy
    Energy from Fossil Fuels (Petroleum, Natural Gas &
    Environment Concerns on Fossil Fuels
    Energy Density and Sustainabilty Comparison
    Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources
    Solar Energy and Electromechanical Energy
    Solar Energy: Solar Photovoltaic and Solar
    Thermal Energy
    Solar Thermal Power Plants
    Electromechanical Energy Conversion: Fuel Cell and
    Hydro Energy and Wind Energy
    Hydro Energy
    Ocean Energy (Tidal, Wave, Thermal)
    Wind Energy
    Nuclear Energy and Energy from Biomass
    Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Power Plant
    Waste Energy from Biomass
    Hybrid Energy
    Hybrid Energy Methods
    Fuel Efficiency of Hybrid Energy Systems
    Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Hevs)
    Hybrid Power for Rural Applications
    Other Energy Conversion Methods
    Absorption and Adsorption Energy Conversion
    Thermoelectric and Thermionic Energy Conversion
    Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Power Conversion
    Other Emerging Energy Conversion Methods
    Some Applied Energy Related Issues
    "Energy Sustainability" Issues
    "Waste-to- Energy" Issues
    "Zero-Energy" Building Issues
    "Biofuels from Crops" Issues
    "Adsorption Technology from Vehicle Waste Heat"

    Author Bio(s)

    Editorial Reviews

    "... [a] comprehensive treatment of energy, including its production through conventional and alternative energy sources, its different uses in society and its conservation. The book’s organization into short well-focused and well-explained sections, each of which provides a detailed discussion of a particular energy-related topic, enables the reader to get up to speed on an energy-related subject very quickly. The utility of this organization to those readers who will use it as a desk-top reference is high. ... The presentation is very quantitative (though not at an especially high math level) and will have high appeal to civil and environmental engineers and to economists."
    —William Menke, Columbia University, New York, USA

    "… a much-needed textbook … a logical approach to introducing energy subject matter with ample opportunity for students and professionals alike to practice and hone their knowledge of energy systems and their applications."
    —Daniel M. Martinez, Ph.D., University of Southern Maine, Gorham, USA

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