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There Is No Planet B - A Handbook for the Make or Break Years - Updated Edition (Paperback, Revised edition): Mike Berners-Lee There Is No Planet B - A Handbook for the Make or Break Years - Updated Edition (Paperback, Revised edition)
Mike Berners-Lee
R280 R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Save R42 (15%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Feeding the world, climate change, biodiversity, antibiotics, plastics, pandemics - the list of concerns seems endless. But what is most pressing, and what should we do first? Do we all need to become vegetarian? How can we fly in a low-carbon world? How can we take control of technology? And, given the global nature of the challenges we now face, what on Earth can any of us do, as individuals? Mike Berners-Lee has crunched the numbers and plotted a course of action that is full of hope, practical, and enjoyable. This is the big-picture perspective on the environmental and economic challenges of our day, laid out in one place, and traced through to the underlying roots - questions of how we live and think. This updated edition has new material on protests, pandemics, wildfires, investments, carbon targets and of course, on the key question: given all this, what can I do?

The Revolution in Energy Technology - Innovation and the Economics of the Solar Photovoltaic Industry (Hardcover): Xue Han,... The Revolution in Energy Technology - Innovation and the Economics of the Solar Photovoltaic Industry (Hardcover)
Xue Han, Jorge Niosi
R2,041 Discovery Miles 20 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The solar photovoltaic sector is moving forward very fast, both in terms of its own technological advancement and its standing among global renewable energy technologies. Rapid increases in solar cell efficiencies, fast technical change in solar batteries and solar glass, and economies of scale in production fuel its rapid adoption, and it is becoming clear that existing forecasts about its adoption need to be updated extensively. This timely and distinctive examination of the economic side of the field takes into account solar PV's recent and growing lead among renewable energies competing to replace fossil fuels. The Revolution in Energy Technology examines the birth of this technology in the United States, where the main innovators are still located, the emergence of China as a main production hub, and new and growing contributions to the innovation cascades from other countries including Germany, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The participation of universities as investors and the role of venture capital are discussed, and particular emphasis is given to the domination of the sector by large firms. The book is interesting for both academics and graduate students as well as policy-makers, technicians, engineers and companies involved in the field.

Politics of Renewable Energy in China (Hardcover): Chen Gang Politics of Renewable Energy in China (Hardcover)
Chen Gang
R2,043 Discovery Miles 20 430 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this book, Chen Gang examines the real-world effectiveness of China's approach to the promotion of green technologies and practices, and discusses the political landscape in which it is situated. Politics of Renewable Energy in China questions the wisdom of hailing China as a model for authoritarian environmental governance with an up-to -date examination of the subject. It provides readers with a thorough and timely account of recent developments in China's low-carbon energy industries. Disclosing how energy interest groups are lobbying members of central government, and shedding light on disputes between pro-development and pro-environmental groups, this book explores the ideological and bureaucratic inconsistency and confusion which surrounds China's environmental policies. Emphasizing China's renewable energy policies, related enforcement issues and local political concerns over wind and solar generation, this book examines the extent to which China's centralised, top down approach has been effective in ensuring local actors reach policy targets. This up-to-date account of recent developments in Chinese low-carbon industries will be useful for readers with an interest in China's model of renewable energy industries, in particular students of Chinese and international politics. It will also be a valuable tool for researchers and professors of public and environmental policy, Chinese and climate studies.

Development of a Microbial Fuel Cell for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment (Paperback): Nancy G Love, Michael Ellis, Ishwar Puri Development of a Microbial Fuel Cell for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment (Paperback)
Nancy G Love, Michael Ellis, Ishwar Puri
R2,863 Discovery Miles 28 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Wastewater treatment is an energy intensive process that removes contaminants and protects the environment. While some wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) recover a small portion of their energy demand through sludge handling processes, most of the useful energy available from wastewater remains unrecovered. Efforts are underway to harness energy from wastewater by developing microbial fuel cells (MiFCs) that generate electricity. Key challenges to the development of microbial fuel cells include inefficiencies inherent in recovering energy from microbial metabolism (particularly carbon metabolism) and ineffective electron transfer processes between the bacteria and the anode. We explored the prospects for constructing microaerobic nitrifying MiFCs which could exhibit key advantages over carbon-based metabolism in particular applications (e.g., potential use in ammonia-rich recycle streams). In addition, we evaluated nanostructure-enhanced anodes which have the potential to facilitate more efficient electron transfer for MiFCs because carbon nanostructures, such as nanofibers, possess outstanding conducting properties and increase the available surface area for cellular attachment. In the initial phase of this project, we investigated the performance of a novel nitrifying MiFC that contains a nanostructure-enhanced anode and that demonstrated power generation during preliminary batch testing. Subsequent batch runs were performed with pure cultures of Nitrosomonas europaea which demonstrated very low power generation. After validating our fuel cell hardware using abiotic experiments, we proceeded to test the MiFC using a mixed culture from a local wastewater treatment plant, which was enriched for nitrifying bacteria. Again, the power generation was very low though noticeably higher on the nanostructured anodes. After establishing and monitoring the growth of another enriched nitrifying culture, we repeated the experiment a third time, again observing very low power generation. In the absence of appreciable and repeatable power production from pure and mixed nitrifying cultures, we focused on the second major objective of the work which was the fabrication and characterization of carbon nanostructured anodes. The second research objective evaluated whether or not addition of carbon nanostructures to stainless steel anodes in anaerobic microbial fuel cells enhanced electricity generation. The results from the studies focused on this element were very promising and demonstrated that CNS-coated anodes produced up to two orders of magnitude more power in anaerobic microbial fuel cells than in MiFCs with uncoated stainless steel anodes. The largest power density achieved in this study was 506 mW m-2, and the average maximum power density of the CNS-enhanced MiFCs using anaerobic sludge was 300 mW m-2. In comparison, the average maximum power density of the MiFCs with uncoated anodes in the same experiments was only 13.7 mW m-2, an almost 22-fold reduction. Electron microscopy showed that microorganisms were affiliated with the CNS-coated anodes to a much greater degree than the noncoated anodes. Sodium azide inhibition studies showed that active microorganisms were required to achieve enhanced power generation. The current was reduced significantly in MiFCs receiving the inhibitor compared to MiFCs that did not receive the inhibitor. The nature of the microbial-nanostructure relationship that caused enhanced current was not determined during this study but deserves further evaluation. These results are promising and suggest that CNS-enhanced anodes, when coupled with more efficient MiFC designs than were used in this research, may enhance the possibility that MiFC technologies can move to commercial application.

Our Biggest Experiment - The Scientists, Inventors and Activists Who Made, Discovered and Challenged the Climate Crisis... Our Biggest Experiment - The Scientists, Inventors and Activists Who Made, Discovered and Challenged the Climate Crisis (Hardcover)
Alice Bell
R537 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R93 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Maybe it's the weirdness of the weather. Maybe it's another way to pour scorn on politicians. Maybe the steady stream of headlines about fires, floods and droughts is finally starting to get to us. Whatever it is, for more and more of us, climate change is shifting from an itchy fear at the back of our heads to something we feel we need to get a grip on. Climate change is a horror story, but as Our Biggest Experiment shows, the tale of how we discovered it isn't. Our exploration of the Earth's fluctuating environment is an extraordinary story of human perception and scientific endeavour. It also began much earlier than you might think. The likes of Greenpeace and Al Gore are merely the latter chapters of a story that goes back to the days of Napoleon. This book takes us right back to climate change science's first few steps in the 18th and 19th centuries, through the point when concerns started to arise in the 1950s, right up to today, where the 'debate' is now over, and the world is finally starting to face up to the reality that things are going to get a lot hitter, a lot drier (in some places) and a lot wetter (in others), with catastrophic consequences for most of Earth's biomes. The discovery of climate change was not a 'Eureka!' moment - it was a slow and gradual realisation as each new generation pieced together a little more information. Our Biggest Experiment tells the story of how the world became addicted to fossil fuels, how we discovered that electricity may be our saviour and how renewable energy is far from a 20th century discovery. Dr Alice Bell cuts through the jargon and the jumble of numbers to present a pacey and approachable telling of how we are getting to grips with what is now the defining issue of our time. She doesn't sugar-coat the situation - the potential consequences for us and for future generations are genuinely disturbing - but she also makes the very salient point that it is amazing that we noticed it in the first place. The message she gives is ultimately hopeful - that harnessing the ingenuity and intelligence that has driven the history of climate change research can mean a more sustainable and bearable future for humanity.

Energy Harvesting - Technologies, Systems, and Challenges (Hardcover): Apostolos Georgiadis, Ana Collado, Manos M. Tentzeris Energy Harvesting - Technologies, Systems, and Challenges (Hardcover)
Apostolos Georgiadis, Ana Collado, Manos M. Tentzeris
R2,234 Discovery Miles 22 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A thorough treatment of energy harvesting technologies, highlighting RF and hybrid-multiple technology harvesting. Explains the principles of solar, thermal, kinetic and electromagnetic energy harvesting, addresses design challenges, and describes applications. Features an introduction to switched mode power converters and energy storage, and summarizes the challenges of different system implementations, from wireless transceivers to backscatter communication systems and ambient backscattering. This practical resource is essential for researchers and graduate students in the field of communications and sensor technology, in addition to practitioners working in these fields.

Photosynthesis: Structures, Mechanisms, and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Harvey J. M. Hou, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour,... Photosynthesis: Structures, Mechanisms, and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Harvey J. M. Hou, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Gary F Moore, Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev
R5,208 Discovery Miles 52 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

To address the environmental, socioeconomic, and geopolitical issues associated with increasing global human energy consumption, technologies for utilizing renewable carbon-free or carbon-neutral energy sources must be identified and developed. Among renewable sources, solar energy is quite promising as it alone is sufficient to meet global human demands well into the foreseeable future. However, it is diffuse and diurnal. Thus effective strategies must be developed for its capture, conversion and storage. In this context, photosynthesis provides a paradigm for large-scale deployment. Photosynthesis occurs in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria and has evolved over 3 billion years. The process of photosynthesis currently produces more than 100 billion tons of dry biomass annually, which equates to a global energy storage rate of ~100 TW. Recently, detailed structural information on the natural photosynthetic systems has been acquired at the molecular level, providing a foundation for comprehensive functional studies of the photosynthetic process. Likewise, sophisticated spectroscopic techniques have revealed important mechanistic details. Such accomplishments have made it possible for scientists and engineers to construct artificial systems for solar energy transduction that are inspired by their biological counterparts. The book contains articles written by experts and world leaders in their respective fields and summarizes the exciting breakthroughs toward understanding the structures and mechanisms of the photosynthetic apparatus as well as efforts toward developing revolutionary new energy conversion technologies. The topics/chapters will be organized in terms of the natural sequence of events occurring in the process of photosynthesis, while keeping a higher-order organization of structure and mechanism as well as the notion that biology can inspire human technologies. For example, the topic of light harvesting, will be followed by charge separation at reaction centers, followed by charge stabilization, followed by chemical reactions, followed by protection mechanisms, followed by other more specialized topics and finally ending with artificial systems and looking forward. As shown in the table of contents (TOC), the book includes and integrates topics on the structures and mechanisms of photosynthesis, and provides relevant information on applications to bioenergy and solar energy transduction.

Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming - Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Biofuels: Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Global Warming - Next Generation Biofuels and Role of Biotechnology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Ashwani Kumar, Shinjiro Ogita, Frank Yau
R4,706 Discovery Miles 47 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This timely book is a compilation of edited articles by distinguished international scientists discussing global warming, its causes as well as present and future solutions. Social and economic growth at global level is measured in terms of GDP, which requires energy inputs generally based on fossil fuel resources. These, however, are major contributors to increasing levels of CO2, causing 15 tonnes of green house gas emissions per capita. Renewable sources of energy offer an alternative to fossil fuels, and would help reduce this to the 2 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per capita per annum needed to achieve sustainable growth. As such, the book discusses the next-generation of biofuels and all related aspects, based on the editors' significant investigations on biofuels over the last 30 years. It also presents the latest research findings from research work carried out by contemporary researchers. Presenting global biofuel perspectives, it examines various issues related to sustainable development of biofuels in the contexts of agriculture, forestry, industry and economic growth. It covers the 1st to 4th generation biofuels, as well as the status of biofuel resources and their potential in carbon neutral economy. Offering a comprehensive, state-of-art overview of current and future biofuels at local and global levels, this book appeals to administrators, policy makers, universities and research institutions.

Energy and Geopolitics (Paperback): Per Hoegselius Energy and Geopolitics (Paperback)
Per Hoegselius
R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The idea that energy shapes and is shaped by geopolitics is firmly rooted in the popular imagination - and not without reason. Very few countries have the means to secure their energy needs through locally available supplies; instead, enduring dependencies upon other countries have developed. Given energy's strategic significance, supply systems for fuels and electricity are now seamlessly interwoven with foreign policy and global politics. Energy and Geopolitics enables students to enhance their understanding and sharpen their analytical skills with respect to the complex relations between energy supply, energy markets and international politics. Per Hoegselius guides us through the complexities of world energy and international energy relations, examining a wide spectrum of fossil fuels, alongside nuclear and renewable energies. Uniquely, the book also shows how the geopolitics of energy is not merely a matter for the great powers and reveals how actors in the world's smaller nations are as active in their quest for power and control. Encouraging students to apply a number of central concepts and theoretical ideas to different energy sources within a multitude of geographical, political and historical contexts, this book will be a vital resource to students and scholars of geopolitics, energy security and international environmental policy and politics.

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Paperback, Ed): Seth Leitman Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Paperback, Ed)
Seth Leitman
R625 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R115 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle from the Ground Up Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). "Written by Seth Leitman, longtime green vehicle/sustainability expert and author of "Build Your Own Electric Vehicle," this 275-page book provides an overview of the technology and the issues in doing a conversion, and it works well as a different way in to the open source material that can be found at http://www.eaa-phev.org or the easier-to-remember http://www.priusplus.org." -- CalCars.org Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to hitting the road in a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete details on the hybrid powertrain and all the required components, including the motor, battery, and chassis. The book covers the plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, conversion kits, and related resources. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be behind the wheel of your own plug-in hybrid electric automobile in no time! Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle covers: Energy savings and environmental benefits PHEV background Drivetrain components and design Chassis selection DC and AC motor types Batteries and chargers The conversion process Licensing and insurance Safety, maintenance, troubleshooting, and warranties Clubs and associations Additional resources

50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed): Jamil Shariff 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius (Paperback, Ed)
Jamil Shariff
R616 R501 Discovery Miles 5 010 Save R115 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. 50 Ways to Be a Green Evil Genius! Who knew being environmentally conscious would ever be considered evil? With 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius, you'll have wicked fun while reducing your impact on the planet and saving money. Using easy-to-find parts and tools, this do-it-yourself guide offers a wide variety of environmentally focused projects you can accomplish on your own. Topics covered include transportation, alternative fuels, solar, wind, and hydro power, home insulation, construction, and more. The projects in this unique guide range from easy to more complex and are designed to optimize your time and simplify your life! 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius: Features step-by-step instructions for 50 environmentally friendly projects, complete with helpful illustrations Shows you how to design, build, and install your creations Allows you to customize each project for your purposes Removes the frustration factor-all required parts are listed, along with sources 50 Green Projects for the Evil Genius provides you with all the plans and schematics you need to: Dramatically improve the fuel efficiency of your car Insulate the windows in your home Build a worm compost bin Audit your appliances with an energy meter Build a water purifier Set up a rainwater collection system Create a solar water heater Construct a homopolar motor Assemble a solar module from PV cells Create a wind turbine Assemble your own weather-protected human-powered vehicle Convert your car to biodiesel Build a contained composite structure And more

Advances of Basic Science for Second Generation Bioethanol from Sugarcane (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Marcos S. Buckeridge,... Advances of Basic Science for Second Generation Bioethanol from Sugarcane (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Marcos S. Buckeridge, Amanda P. De Souza
R4,256 Discovery Miles 42 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on the basic science recently produced in Brazil for the improvement of sugarcane as a bioenergy crop and as a raw material for 2nd generation bioethanol production. It reports achievements that have been advancing the science of cell walls, enzymes, genetics, and sustainability related to sugarcane technologies and give continuity to the research reported in the "Routes to Cellulosic Ethanol", from Springer. The Introduction (Chapter I) explains how the National Institute of Science and Technology of Bioethanol, founded in 2008 in Brazil, became part of the main international initiatives that started to search for forms to use biomass for bioethanol production in Brazil, US and Europe. Part I reports the advances in plant cell wall composition, structure and architecture, and physical characteristics of sugarcane biomass. These discoveries are opening the way to increased efficiency of pretreatments and hydrolysis, being therefore important information for 2nd generation processes as well as for biorefinery initiatives. Part II focuses on the discovery and characterization of hydrolases from microorganisms that could be used in industrial processes. Recent advances in the search for hydrolases using metagenomics is reported. A great number of genes and enzymes from microorganisms have been discovered, affording improvement of enzyme cocktails better adapted to sugarcane biomass. Part III reports two key issues in the process of 2G ethanol, pentose fermentation and sugarcane genetics. These are the discoveries of new yeast species capable of producing ethanol more efficiently from xylose and the advances made on the sugarcane genetics, a key issue to design varieties adapted to 2G ethanol production.Part IV approaches sustainability through two chapters, one discussing the sustainability of the sugarcane agricultural and environmental system and another discussing how national and mainly international policies of Brazil regarding 2G ethanol production affected the country's strategies to establish itself as an international player in renewable energy area.

Building a Brilliant Tomorrow - The Transformation of Inovateus Solar and the Energy Revolution (Hardcover): T J Kanczuzewski Building a Brilliant Tomorrow - The Transformation of Inovateus Solar and the Energy Revolution (Hardcover)
T J Kanczuzewski
R428 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R70 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Normally-Off Computing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Takashi Nakada, Hiroshi Nakamura Normally-Off Computing (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Takashi Nakada, Hiroshi Nakamura
R3,430 Discovery Miles 34 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

As a step toward ultimate low-power computing, this book introduces normally-off computing, which involves inactive components of computer systems being aggressively powered off with the help of new non-volatile memories (NVMs). Because the energy consumption of modern information devices strongly depends on both hardware and software, co-design and co-optimization of hardware and software are indispensable to improve energy efficiency. The book discusses various topics including (1) details of low-power technologies including power gating, (2) characteristics of several new-generation NVMs, (3) normally-off computing architecture, (4) important technologies for implementing normally-off computing, (5) three practical implementations: healthcare, mobile information devices, and sensor network systems for smart city applications, and (6) related research and development. Bridging computing methodology and emerging memory devices, the book is designed for both hardware and software designers, engineers, and developers as comprehensive material for understanding normally-off computing.

National Forest Inventories - Assessment of Wood Availability and Use (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Claude Vidal, Iciar A.... National Forest Inventories - Assessment of Wood Availability and Use (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Claude Vidal, Iciar A. Alberdi, Laura Hernandez Mateo, John J Redmond
R5,912 Discovery Miles 59 120 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The book presents the current state and good practices of national forest inventories in monitoring wood resources and demonstrates pathways for harmonisation and improved common reporting. Beyond a general overview over availability and use of wood resources in different countries, it provides a unique collection of original contributions from national forest inventory experts with in-depth descriptions of current NFI methods in assessing wood availability and wood use in European countries, and selected countries from America and Asia.The main topics are national definitions and improvements in common reporting of forests available for wood supply, stem quality and assortments, estimation of change including growth and drain, and tree resources outside forest land. The book is a must-have for everyone who is contributing to national forest inventories either methodologically or operatively, for people who want or need to understand national forest inventory provided data and information on the availability of wood resources. By providing profound knowledge it is a valuable basis for scientists involved in scenario modelling and analysing effects of climate change, as well as individuals in private organisations and public administrations promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and the potential of green economy.

Quantification of Climate Variability, Adaptation and Mitigation for Agricultural Sustainability (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017):... Quantification of Climate Variability, Adaptation and Mitigation for Agricultural Sustainability (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Mukhtar Ahmed, Claudio O. Stockle
R4,845 Discovery Miles 48 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is a comprehensive volume dealing with climate change impacts on agriculture, and which can help guide the redesign of agricultural management and cropping systems. It includes mitigation techniques such as use of bioenergy crops, fertilizer and manure management, conservation tillage, crop rotations, cover crops and cropping intensity, irrigation, erosion control, management of drained wetlands, lime amendments, residue management, biochar and biotechnology. It also includes Management of GHG emissions Crop models as decision support tools QTL analysis Crop water productivity Impacts of drought on cereal crops Silvopastoral systems Changing climate impact on wheat-based cropping systems of South Asia Phosphorous dynamics under changing climate Role of bioinformatics The focus of the book is climate change mitigation to enhance sustainability in agriculture. We present various kinds of mitigation options, ways to minimize GHG emissions and better use of the latest techniques in conservation and environmental-sustainability.

Biohydrogen Production: Sustainability of Current Technology and Future Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Anoop Singh,... Biohydrogen Production: Sustainability of Current Technology and Future Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Anoop Singh, Dheeraj Rathore
R5,035 Discovery Miles 50 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Increase in green, renewable and sustainable energy demand due to higher environmental impacts (e.g. Greenhouse gases emissions, climate change, etc.) on consumption of fossil fuel resource put down an extra pressure on government, researchers and industrialists. Among several available biofuel options, biohydrogen is considered as one of the best environmentally clean fuel and a strong candidate to fulfil the future demand of sustainable energy resource. Although, biohydrogen production technology and its use as a fuel is still in infancy stage. Selection of most sustainable production pathway, increase in production upto industrial scale and cost efficiency are some issue still persist with the biohydrogen research. "Biohydrogen Production: Sustainability of Current Technology and Future Perspective" is giving an insight for the sustainable production of biohydrogen at industrial scale. The process of biohydrogen production is complex and to opt the best suited production system for industrial scale is a frantic task. This book will provide an in depth information on all available technologies for biohydrogen production and feedstock options to choose upon. This book is also providing information on present status of the research in the field and possibility to change future fuel economy in to biohydrogen economy. Experts views provided in the chapters by renowned researchers from all over the globe in the field of biohydrogen research made this book a cornucopia of present research and future perspective of biohydrogen. This book is targeted at the researchers working on biohydrogen as well as the bioenergy scientist planning to move towards biohydrogen research. This book will provide a platform for motivation of researchers and industrialists for innovative ideas and thoughts to bring biohydrogen production at industrial scale.

Bioformulations: for Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Naveen Kumar Arora, Samina Mehnaz, Raffaella Balestrini Bioformulations: for Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Naveen Kumar Arora, Samina Mehnaz, Raffaella Balestrini
R4,579 Discovery Miles 45 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

More than a century has passed since the first bioformulations were introduced to the market. But there is still much to be done, explored and developed. Though bioformulations offer green alternatives and are important for sustainable agriculture, they make up only a small fraction of the total additions used to enhance crop yields or protect them from pests. There is a great need to develop bioformulations that can promote confidence among end users; accordingly, it is imperative that bioformulations to replace chemicals be reliable and overcome the shortcomings of the past. Bioformulations: for Sustainable Agriculture discusses all the issues related to the current limitations and future development of bioformulations. It examines in detail those bioformulations that include biofertilizers and biopesticides (also commonly known as bioinoculants), presenting a global picture of their development. Further chapters address diverse microbes that are already being or could be used as bioformulations. The book also discusses the techniques, tools and other additions required to establish bioformulations as trustworthy and global solutions. It assesses the types of bioformulations currently available on the market, while also considering the future roles of bioformulations, including the reclamation of marginal and polluted soils. Further, it discusses the current legislation and much-needed amendments. Overall the book provides a comprehensive outlook on the status quo of bioformulations and the future approaches needed to improve them and achieve sustainable agriculture and food security without sacrificing the quality of soils. This will be extremely important in offering chemical-free foods and a better future for generations to come.

Reliability Culture - How Leaders Build Organizations that Create Reliable Products (Hardcover): Adam P. Bahret Reliability Culture - How Leaders Build Organizations that Create Reliable Products (Hardcover)
Adam P. Bahret
R1,975 Discovery Miles 19 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Most technology companies understand the importance of reliability when it comes to product development. The testing tools, analysis methods, etc. The problem with the implementation of reliability often doesnt come from the engineers; it often comes from the organizational leaders. The leaders dont translate all the factors of the program, time to market, cost point, features, and reliability to the teams in the same manner that the company holds these goals. The result is released products that dont match the carefully crafted product specifications when in the customers hands. This book shows senior leadership how to build a culture that is both centered around reliability and can generate impressive profits. They dont have to compromise. Leadership will see how their actions affect product development in a new light. They will be introduced to new methods that will immediately enable them to have those crafted product specifications translate into matching highly reliable products. This book will also be a breath of fresh air for reliability engineers and managers; they will see their daily struggle identified, clearly summarized, and methods for advancing their passionate struggle. New methods that they can incorporate and promote in their organizations will be clearly explained so they can begin this process.

Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies - A Transformational Journey, Volume 1 (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original... Sustainable Energy Technology and Policies - A Transformational Journey, Volume 1 (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Sudipta De, Santanu Bandyopadhyay, Mohsen Assadi, Deb A Mukherjee
R4,169 Discovery Miles 41 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents a state-of-the-art compilation focusing on both technological and policy aspects of sustainable energy production and consumption, which deals with issues like the need for and planning of smart cities, alternative transport fuel options, sustainable power production, pollution control technologies etc. The book comprises contributions from experts from all over the world, and addresses energy sustainability from different viewpoints. Specifically, the book focuses on energy sustainability in the Indian scenario with a background of the global perspective. Contributions from academia, policy makers and industry are included to address the challenge from different perspectives. The contents of this book will prove useful to researchers, professionals, and policy makers working in the area of green and sustainable energy.

Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007 (Vol.1-Vol.5) - Solar Energy and Human Settlement (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): D. Yogi... Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007 (Vol.1-Vol.5) - Solar Energy and Human Settlement (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
D. Yogi Goswami, Yuwen Zhao
R17,441 Discovery Miles 174 410 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

ISES Solar World Congress is the most important conference in the solar energy field around the world. The subject of ISES SWC 2007 is Solar Energy and Human Settlement; it is the first time that it is held in China. This book consists of 619 papers and 23 invited papers, whose authors are top scientists and experts in the world.

ISES SWC 2007 covers all aspects of renewable energy, including PV, collector, solar thermal electricity, wind, biomass energy and so on. Therefore, many papers cover more than one research area and bring forward new cross-disciplinary technology, including BIPV, solar hydrogen production and polytechnic system, which bring forth the state of art of solar energy technology.

Photovoltaic Science and Technology (Hardcover): J.N. Roy, D.N. Bose Photovoltaic Science and Technology (Hardcover)
J.N. Roy, D.N. Bose
R2,023 Discovery Miles 20 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Solar photovoltaics (SPV) forms an integral part of renewable energy systems that are crucial for combating global warming. Written to serve as an ideal text for students, researchers and industrial personnel, it discusses the principles of operation of photovoltaic devices, their limitations, choice of materials, and maximum efficiencies. It covers in depth discussion of new materials and devices based on organics and perovskites, and a flow-chart of the manufacture of Si, GaAs and CdTe cells, their characterization and testing. It highlights characterization, testing and reliability of solar PV modules, comparison of fixed and tracking SPV systems using concentrator cells. Economical aspects of grid-connected and stand-alone systems and a wide range of applications, from solar pumps, and street lighting to large power plants is covered in the text. Several aspects such as cell and module manufacture, characterization, testing, reliability, and system design are described considering commercial SPV manufacturing plants.

The Solar Cooling Design Guide - Case Studies of Successful Solar Air Conditioning Design (Hardcover): Daniel Mugnier, Daniel... The Solar Cooling Design Guide - Case Studies of Successful Solar Air Conditioning Design (Hardcover)
Daniel Mugnier, Daniel Neyer, Stephen D. White
R1,461 Discovery Miles 14 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Solar cooling systems can be a cost-effective and environmentally attractive air-conditioning solution. The design of such systems, however, is complex. Research carried out under the aegis of the International Energy Agency's Solar Heating and Cooling Program has shown that there is a range of seemingly subtle design decisions that can impact significantly on the performance of solar cooling systems. In order to reduce the risk of errors in the design process, this guide provides detailed and very specific engineering design information. It focuses on case study examples of installed plants that have been monitored and evaluated over the last decade. For three successful plants the design process is described in detail and the rationale for each key design decision is explained. Numerical constraints are suggested for the sizing / selection parameters of key equipment items. Moreover, the application conditions under which the system selection is appropriate are discussed. By following The Guide for any of the three specific solar cooling systems, the designer can expect to reliably achieve a robust, energy-saving solution. This book is intended as a companion to the IEA Solar Cooling Handbook which provides a general overview of the various technologies as well as comprehensive advice to enable engineers to design their own solar cooling system from first principles.

Mathematical Optimization for Efficient and Robust Energy Networks (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Natalia Selini Hadjidimitriou,... Mathematical Optimization for Efficient and Robust Energy Networks (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Natalia Selini Hadjidimitriou, Antonio Frangioni, Thorsten Koch, Andrea Lodi
R3,298 Discovery Miles 32 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents a collection of energy production and distribution problems identified by the members of the COST Action TD1207 "Mathematical Optimization in the Decision Support Systems for Efficient and Robust Energy Networks". The aim of the COST Action was to coordinate the efforts of the experts in different fields, from academia and industry, in developing innovative tools for quantitative decision making, and apply them to the efficient and robust design and management of energy networks. The work covers three main goals:* to be a nimble while comprehensive resource of several real life business problems with a categorized set of pointers to many relevant prescriptive problems for energy systems;* to offer a balanced mix of scientific and industrial views;* to evolve over time in a flexible and dynamic way giving, from time to time, a more scientific or industrial - or even political in a broad sense - weighed perspective.It is addressed to researchers and professionals working in the field.

Reliability Engineering (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Elsayed A. Elsayed Reliability Engineering (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Elsayed A. Elsayed
R2,959 Discovery Miles 29 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Get a firm handle on the engineering reliability process with this insightful and complete resource The newly and thoroughly revised 3rd Edition of Reliability Engineering delivers a comprehensive and insightful analysis of this crucial field. Accomplished author, professor, and engineer, Elsayed. A. Elsayed includes new examples and end-of-chapter problems to illustrate concepts, new chapters on resilience and the physics of failure, revised chapters on reliability and hazard functions, and more case studies illustrating the approaches and methodologies described within. The book combines analyses of system reliability estimation for time independent and time dependent models with the construction of the likelihood function and its use in estimating the parameters of failure time distribution. It concludes by addressing the physics of failures, mechanical reliability, and system resilience, along with an explanation of how to ensure reliability objectives by providing preventive and scheduled maintenance and warranty policies. This new edition of Reliability Engineering covers a wide range of topics, including: Reliability and hazard functions, like the Weibull Model, the Exponential Model, the Gamma Model, and the Log-Logistic Model, among others System reliability evaluations, including parallel-series, series-parallel, and mixed parallel systems The concepts of time- and failure-dependent reliability within both repairable and non-repairable systems Parametric reliability models, including types of censoring, and the Exponential, Weibull, Lognormal, Gamma, Extreme Value, Half-Logistic, and Rayleigh Distributions Perfect for first-year graduate students in industrial and systems engineering, Reliability Engineering, 3rd Edition also belongs on the bookshelves of practicing professionals in research laboratories and defense industries. The book offers a practical and approachable treatment of a complex area, combining the most crucial foundational knowledge with necessary and advanced topics.

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