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Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport - An Interactive Computer-Based Approach (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): George G. Karady,... Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport - An Interactive Computer-Based Approach (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
George G. Karady, Keith E. Holbert
R2,946 R2,080 Discovery Miles 20 800 Save R866 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Provides relevant material for engineering students and practicing engineers who want to learn the basics of electrical power transmission, generation, and usage

This "Second Edition of Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport" is thoroughly updated to address the recent environmental effects of electric power generation and transmission, which have become more important in conjunction with the deregulation of the industry.

The maintenance and development of the electrical energy generation and transport industry requires well-trained engineers who are able to use modern computation techniques to analyze electrical systems and understand the theory of electrical energy conversion. It includes new content that explores different power production methods, such as renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal and ocean), as well as new sections that discuss the upcoming Smart Grid and distributed power generation using renewable energy conversion.

Complete with a Solutions Manual and the use of Mathcad, MATLAB, and PSpice throughout for problem solving, "Electrical Energy Conversion and Transport" offers chapter coverage of: Electric Power SystemsSingle-Phase CircuitsTransmission LinesTransformersInduction MachinesIntroduction to Power Electronics and Motor ControlElectric Generating StationsThree-Phase CircuitsElectromechanical Energy ConversionSynchronous MachinesDC Machines

This book is essential reading material for students and practicing engineers in the power industry who would like to learn computer-based electrical energy conversion and transport at their own pace.

Electric Power Systems - Advanced Forecasting Techniques and Optimal Generation Scheduling (Hardcover): Joao P. S. Catalao Electric Power Systems - Advanced Forecasting Techniques and Optimal Generation Scheduling (Hardcover)
Joao P. S. Catalao
R3,491 Discovery Miles 34 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Electric Power Systems: Advanced Forecasting Techniques and Optimal Generation Scheduling helps readers develop their skills in modeling, simulating, and optimizing electric power systems. Carefully balancing theory and practice, it presents novel, cutting-edge developments in forecasting and scheduling. The focus is on understanding and solving pivotal problems in the management of electric power generation systems. Methods for Coping with Uncertainty and Risk in Electric Power Generation Outlining real-world problems, the book begins with an overview of electric power generation systems. Since the ability to cope with uncertainty and risk is crucial for power generating companies, the second part of the book examines the latest methods and models for self-scheduling, load forecasting, short-term electricity price forecasting, and wind power forecasting. Toward Optimal Coordination between Hydro, Thermal, and Wind Power Using case studies, the third part of the book investigates how to achieve the most favorable use of available energy sources. Chapters in this section discuss price-based scheduling for generating companies, optimal scheduling of a hydro producer, hydro-thermal coordination, unit commitment with wind generators, and optimal optimization of multigeneration systems. Written in a pedagogical style that will appeal to graduate students, the book also expands on research results that are useful for engineers and researchers. It presents the latest techniques in increasingly important areas of power system operations and planning.

Computational Techniques of Rotor Dynamics with the Finite Element Method (Hardcover): Arne Vollan, Louis Komzsik Computational Techniques of Rotor Dynamics with the Finite Element Method (Hardcover)
Arne Vollan, Louis Komzsik
R3,479 Discovery Miles 34 790 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

For more than a century, we have had a firm grasp on rotor dynamics involving rigid bodies with regular shapes, such as cylinders and shafts. However, to achieve an equally solid understanding of the rotational behavior of flexible bodies-especially those with irregular shapes, such as propeller and turbine blades-we require more modern tools and methods. Computational Techniques of Rotor Dynamics with the Finite Element Method explores the application of practical finite element method (FEM)-based computational techniques and state-of-the-art engineering software. These are used to simulate behavior of rotational structures that enable the function of various types of machinery-from generators and wind turbines to airplane engines and propellers. The book's first section focuses on the theoretical foundation of rotor dynamics, and the second concentrates on the engineering analysis of rotating structures. The authors explain techniques used in the modeling and computation of the forces involved in the rotational phenomenon. They then demonstrate how to interpret and apply the results to improve fidelity and performance. Coverage includes: Use of FEM to achieve the most accurate computational simulation of all gyroscopic forces occurring in rotational structures Details of highly efficient and accurate computational and numerical techniques for dynamic simulations Interpretation of computational results, which is instrumental to developing stable rotating machinery Practical application examples of rotational structures' dynamic response to external and internal excitations An FEM case study that illustrates the computational complexities associated with modeling and computation of forces of rotor dynamics Assessment of propellers and turbines that are critical to the transportation and energy industries Useful to practicing engineers and graduate-level students alike, this self-contained volume also serves as an invaluable reference for researchers and instructors in this field. CRC Press Authors Speak Louis Komzsik introduces you to two books that share a common mathematical foundation, the finite element analysis technique. Watch the video.

Design, Control, and Application of Modular Multilevel Converters for HVDC Transmission Systems (Hardcover): Kamran... Design, Control, and Application of Modular Multilevel Converters for HVDC Transmission Systems (Hardcover)
Kamran Sharifabadi, Lennart Harnefors, Hans Peter Nee, Steffan Norrga, Remus Teodorescu
R2,092 R1,481 Discovery Miles 14 810 Save R611 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Design, Control and Application of Modular Multilevel Converters for HVDC Transmission Systems is a comprehensive guide to semiconductor technologies applicable for MMC design, component sizing control, modulation, and application of the MMC technology for HVDC transmission. Separated into three distinct parts, the first offers an overview of MMC technology, including information on converter component sizing, Control and Communication, Protection and Fault Management, and Generic Modelling and Simulation. The second covers the applications of MMC in offshore WPP, including planning, technical and economic requirements and optimization options, fault management, dynamic and transient stability. Finally, the third chapter explores the applications of MMC in HVDC transmission and Multi Terminal configurations, including Supergrids. Key features: * Unique coverage of the offshore application and optimization of MMC-HVDC schemes for the export of offshore wind energy to the mainland. * Comprehensive explanation of MMC application in HVDC and MTDC transmission technology. * Detailed description of MMC components, control and modulation, different modeling approaches, converter dynamics under steady-state and fault contingencies including application and housing of MMC in HVDC schemes for onshore and offshore. * Analysis of DC fault detection and protection technologies, system studies required for the integration of HVDC terminals to offshore wind power plants, and commissioning procedures for onshore and offshore HVDC terminals. * A set of self-explanatory simulation models for HVDC test cases is available to download from the companion website. This book provides essential reading for graduate students and researchers, as well as field engineers and professionals who require an in-depth understanding of MMC technology.

Proceedings of Second International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information 2015 (ICESTI 2015) (Hardcover,... Proceedings of Second International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information 2015 (ICESTI 2015) (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Felix Pasila, Yusak Tanoto, Resmana Lim, Murtiyanto Santoso, Nemuel Daniel Pah
R4,898 R4,351 Discovery Miles 43 510 Save R547 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book includes the original, peer-reviewed research papers from the 2nd International Conference on Electrical Systems, Technology and Information (ICESTI 2015), held in September 2015 at Patra Jasa Resort & Villas Bali, Indonesia. Topics covered include: Mechatronics and Robotics, Circuits and Systems, Power and Energy Systems, Control and Industrial Automation, and Information Theory. It explores emerging technologies and their application in a broad range of engineering disciplines, including communication technologies and smart grids. It examines hybrid intelligent and knowledge-based control, embedded systems, and machine learning. It also presents emerging research and recent application in green energy system and storage. It discusses the role of electrical engineering in biomedical, industrial and mechanical systems, as well as multimedia systems and applications, computer vision and image and signal processing. The primary objective of this series is to provide references for dissemination and discussion of the above topics. This volume is unique in that it includes work related to hybrid intelligent control and its applications. Engineers and researchers as well as teachers from academia and professionals in industry and government will gain valuable insights into interdisciplinary solutions in the field of emerging electrical technologies and its applications.

Code Check Electrical - An Illustrated Guide to Wiring a Safe House (Spiral bound): Redwood Kardon Code Check Electrical - An Illustrated Guide to Wiring a Safe House (Spiral bound)
Redwood Kardon; Illustrated by Paddy Morrissey; Douglas Hansen, Skip Walker
R409 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R85 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Power Transmission and Motion Control: PTMC 2001 (Hardcover): C.R. Burrows, K.A. Edge Power Transmission and Motion Control: PTMC 2001 (Hardcover)
C.R. Burrows, K.A. Edge
R9,492 R6,588 Discovery Miles 65 880 Save R2,904 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Advanced in fluid power engineering motion and control Power Transmission and Motion Control is a collection of papers showcased at the PTMC 2001 conference at the University of Bath. Representing the work of researchers and industry leaders from around the world, this book features the latest developments in power transmission, with an emphasis on motion and control studies from the field of fluid power engineering. Insight into current projects on the forefront of technology and innovation provides an overview of the current state of the field while informing ongoing work and suggesting direction for future projects.

Algorithms for Efficient and Fast 3d-Hevc Depth Map Encoding (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2020): Cesar Marcon Algorithms for Efficient and Fast 3d-Hevc Depth Map Encoding (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2020)
Cesar Marcon
R1,549 R1,391 Discovery Miles 13 910 Save R158 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Fuel Cell Peformance (Hardcover): Zhidan Liu Fuel Cell Peformance (Hardcover)
Zhidan Liu
R2,031 R1,550 Discovery Miles 15 500 Save R481 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fuel cell technology has gained increasing attentions as it provides a promising sustainable approach for facing the existing energy crisis and environmental concerns. Fuel cell based power generation has been proposed to be applied in transport and distributed energy supply. However, the development of fuel cell is still in its early stages, which must overcome several issues before its commercial application, such as cost, process efficiency and working stability. This book provides a general picture on the development of fuel cells. In particular, two representative fuel cells, (ie: PEM fuel cells and solid oxide fuel cells), were reviewed in detail. The book is intended to serve as a reference for both researchers and postgraduate students within the field of chemical/biological fuel cells.

Analog Design Essentials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing 2006): Willy M Sansen Analog Design Essentials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 2nd printing 2006)
Willy M Sansen
R2,502 R2,015 Discovery Miles 20 150 Save R487 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique book contains all topics of importance to the analog designer which are essential to obtain sufficient insights to do a thorough job. The book starts with elementary stages in building up operational amplifiers. The synthesis of opamps is covered in great detail. Many examples are included, operating at low supply voltages. Chapters on noise, distortion, filters, ADC/DACs and oscillators follow. These are all based on the extensive amount of teaching that the author has carried out world-wide.

Batteries for Electric Vehicles - Materials and Electrochemistry (Hardcover): Helena Berg Batteries for Electric Vehicles - Materials and Electrochemistry (Hardcover)
Helena Berg
R1,765 R1,654 Discovery Miles 16 540 Save R111 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This fundamental guide teaches readers the basics of battery design for electric vehicles. Working through this book, you will understand how to optimise battery performance and functionality, whilst minimising costs and maximising durability. Beginning with the basic concepts of electrochemistry, the book moves on to describe implementation, control and management of batteries in real vehicles, with respect to the battery materials. It describes how to select cells and batteries with explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of different battery chemistries, enabling readers to put their knowledge into practice and make informed and successful design decisions, with a thorough understanding of the trade-offs involved. The first of its kind, and written by an industry expert with experience in academia, this is an ideal resource for both students and researchers in the fields of battery research and development as well as for professionals in the automotive industry extending their interest towards electric vehicles.

Metaheuristic Optimization in Power Engineering (Hardcover): Jordan Radosavljevic Metaheuristic Optimization in Power Engineering (Hardcover)
Jordan Radosavljevic
R3,176 R2,701 Discovery Miles 27 010 Save R475 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A metaheuristic is a consistent set of ideas, concepts, and operators to design a heuristic optimization algorithm, that can provide a sufficiently good solution to an optimization problem with incomplete or imperfect information. Modern and emerging power systems, with the growing complexity of distributed and intermittent generation, are an important application for such methods. This book describes the principles of solving various problems in power engineering via the application of selected metaheuristic optimization methods including genetic algorithms, particle swarm optimization, and the gravitational search algorithm. Applications covered include power flow calculation; optimal power flow in transmission networks; optimal reactive power dispatch in transmission networks; combined economic and emission dispatch; optimal power flow in distribution networks; optimal volt/var control in distribution networks; optimal placement and sizing of distributed generation in distribution networks; optimal energy and operation management of microgrids; optimal coordination of directional overcurrent relays; and steady-state analysis of self-excited induction generators.

The Electric Century - How the Taming of Lightning Shaped the Modern World (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018): J. B Williams The Electric Century - How the Taming of Lightning Shaped the Modern World (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
J. B Williams
R913 R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Save R76 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is about how electricity has profoundly changed the way we live, work, and play. Some twenty topics are covered, with an abundance of graphs and images to build a comprehensive picture. Each looks at the developments, and the people who initiated them, together with how one led to the next and their subsequent impact on society. Topics include electric supply, lighting through X-rays, and all those appliances that make our homes so comfortable. Most homes at the end of the twentieth century were full of electrical equipment, much of which was regarded as essential. It ran from lights, washing machines, fridges, freezers, kettles, telephones and so on, to the more subtle things such as wipers and starter motors on cars. In 1900, in all but a tiny minority of houses, there were none of these things. It is very difficult for us now to imagine a world without electrical equipment everywhere, and yet it has only taken a century. The Electric Century examines how we got from then to now. The nineteenth is often described as the century of steam from the impact it had on employment and transport, and The Electric Century makes a similar claim as the description of the twentieth. Electricity and the equipment using it are so pervasive that they have affected every corner of modern life.

Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion - Titanium Dioxide (Hardcover, New): Janusz Nowotny Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion - Titanium Dioxide (Hardcover, New)
Janusz Nowotny
R5,250 Discovery Miles 52 500 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Oxide semiconductors, including titanium dioxide (TiO2), are increasingly being considered as replacements for silicon in the development of the next generation of solar cells. Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion: Titanium Dioxide presents the basic properties of binary metal oxide semiconductors and the performance-related properties of TiO2 as they relate to solar energy. The book provides a general background on oxide semiconductors based on binary oxides and their solid solutions, including electronic and ionic conductors. It covers several aspects of solid-state electrochemistry of oxides, such as defect chemistry, and defect-related properties, such as electrical properties, diffusion, segregation, and reactivity. The author also takes a pioneering approach in considering bulk versus surface semiconducting properties, showing how they are different due to the effect of segregation. One of the first on semiconducting, photocatalytic, and photoelectrochemical properties of TiO2 and its solid solutions with donor- and acceptor-type ions, the book discusses defect chemistry of TiO2 in terms of defect equilibria and defect-related properties, including electrical properties, self and chemical diffusion, surface properties, segregation, and reactivity and photoreactivity with oxygen, water, and microbial agents. The text also illustrates the use of TiO2 as an emerging material for solar energy conversion systems, including the generation of hydrogen fuel by photoelectrochemical water splitting, the photocatalytic purification of water, and the generation of photovoltaic electricity. In addition, it presents defect disorder diagrams for the formation of TiO2-based semiconductors with controlled properties. Encompassing the areas of solid-state science, surface chemistry, and photocatalysis, this book reflects the increasing awareness of the importance of structural imperfections, such as point defects, in understanding the properties of metal oxides, specifically TiO2-based semiconductors.

Solar Energy - An Introduction (Hardcover): Michael E Mackay Solar Energy - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Michael E Mackay
R1,772 Discovery Miles 17 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Solar Energy presents an introduction to all aspects of solar energy, from photovoltaic devices to active and passive solar thermal energy conversion, giving both a detailed and broad perspective of the field. It is aimed at the beginner involved in solar energy or a related field, or for someone wanting to gain a broader perspective of solar energy technologies. A chapter considering solar radiation, basic principles applied to solar energy, semiconductor physics, and light absorption brings the reader on equal footing with the technology of either solar generated electrical current or useful heat. Details of how a solar cell works and then production of current from a photovoltaic device is discussed. Characterization of a solar cell is examined, allowing one the ability to interpret the current-voltage relation, followed by discussion of parameter extraction from this relation. This information can be used to understand what limits the performance of a given solar cell with the potential to optimize its performance. Applications of solar thermal energy are reviewed in detail from passive applications, for example the solar chimney, to active, such as the solar (power) tower, flat plate water heater, and solar thermal electricity generation. Consistency of analysis between the solar thermal applications is used enabling the reader to fully appreciate similarities and dissimilarities between these technologies. Ultimately, the scientist or engineer can understand existing systems, either photovoltaic or solar thermal devices, and design their own technology given the information in this book.

High-Power Converters and AC Drives (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Wu Bin, Mehdi Narimani High-Power Converters and AC Drives (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Wu Bin, Mehdi Narimani
R2,633 R1,854 Discovery Miles 18 540 Save R779 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive reference of the latest developments in MV drive technology in the area of power converter topologies This new edition reflects the recent technological advancements in the MV drive industry, such as advanced multilevel converters and drive configurations. It includes three new chapters, Control of Synchronous Motor Drives, Transformerless MV Drives, and Matrix Converter Fed Drives. In addition, there are extensively revised chapters on Multilevel Voltage Source Inverters and Voltage Source Inverter-Fed Drives. This book includes a systematic analysis on a variety of high-power multilevel converters, illustrates important concepts with simulations and experiments, introduces various megawatt drives produced by world leading drive manufacturers, and addresses practical problems and their mitigations methods. This new edition: * Provides an in-depth discussion and analysis of various control schemes for the MV synchronous motor drives * Examines new technologies developed to eliminate the isolation transformer in the MV drives * Discusses the operating principle and modulation schemes of matrix converter (MC) topology and multi-module cascaded matrix converters (CMCs) for MV drives, and their application in commercial MV drives Bin Wu is a Professor and Senior NSERC/Rockwell Automation Industrial Research Chair in Power Electronics and Electric Drives at Ryerson University, Canada. He is a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Dr. Wu has published more than 400 papers and holds more than 30 granted/pending US/European patents. He co-authored several books including Power Conversion and Control of Wind Energy Systems and Model Predictive Control of Wind Energy Conversion Systems (both by Wiley-IEEE Press). Mehdi Narimani is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Department of Electrical and computer Engineering at Ryerson University, Canada, and Rockwell Automation Canada. He is a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Narimani is author/co-author of more than 50 technical papers and four US/European patents (issued/pending review). His current research interests include power conversion, high power converters, control of power electronics, and renewable energy systems.

Modeling and Control in Vibrational and Structural Dynamics - A Differential Geometric Approach (Hardcover): Pengfei Yao Modeling and Control in Vibrational and Structural Dynamics - A Differential Geometric Approach (Hardcover)
Pengfei Yao
R3,487 Discovery Miles 34 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Modeling and Control in Vibrational and Structural Dynamics: A Differential Geometric Approach describes the control behavior of mechanical objects, such as wave equations, plates, and shells. It shows how the differential geometric approach is used when the coefficients of partial differential equations (PDEs) are variable in space (waves/plates), when the PDEs themselves are defined on curved surfaces (shells), and when the systems have quasilinear principal parts. To make the book self-contained, the author starts with the necessary background on Riemannian geometry. He then describes differential geometric energy methods that are generalizations of the classical energy methods of the 1980s. He illustrates how a basic computational technique can enable multiplier schemes for controls and provide mathematical models for shells in the form of free coordinates. The author also examines the quasilinearity of models for nonlinear materials, the dependence of controllability/stabilization on variable coefficients and equilibria, and the use of curvature theory to check assumptions. With numerous examples and exercises throughout, this book presents a complete and up-to-date account of many important advances in the modeling and control of vibrational and structural dynamics.

Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society - APPLEPIES 2014 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Alessandro... Applications in Electronics Pervading Industry, Environment and Society - APPLEPIES 2014 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Alessandro De Gloria
R3,335 R2,611 Discovery Miles 26 110 Save R724 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a thorough overview of cutting-edge research on electronics applications relevant to industry, the environment, and society at large. A wide spectrum of application domains are covered, from automotive to space and from health to security and special attention is devoted to the use of embedded devices and sensors for imaging, communication and control. The book is based on the 2014 APPLEPIES Conference, held in Rome, which brought together researchers and stakeholders to consider the most significant current trends in the field of applied electronics and to debate visions for the future. Areas covered by the conference included information communication technology; biotechnology and biomedical imaging; space; secure, clean and efficient energy; the environment; and smart, green and integrated transport. As electronics technology continues to develop apace, constantly meeting previously unthinkable targets, further attention needs to be directed toward the electronics applications and the development of systems that facilitate human activities. This book, written by industrial and academic professionals, will hopefully contribute in this endeavor.

PAT: Portable Appliance Testing, 4th ed - In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (Paperback, 4th New... PAT: Portable Appliance Testing, 4th ed - In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Brian Scaddan
R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Fully up-to-date with the relevant parts of the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations: Amendment 3 and the 2012 Code of Practice Provides all the required information on portable appliance testing in a user-friendly manner Expert advice from an engineering training consultant, supported with colour diagrams, examples and tables The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires any electrical system to be constructed, maintained and used in such a manner as to prevent danger. This means that inspection and testing of systems, including portable appliances, is needed in order to determine if maintenance is required. This book explains in clear language what needs to be done and includes expert advice on legislation as well as actual testing. The book contains an appendix providing the electrical fundamentals needed by non-specialists and also has sample questions (with answers) for the C&G 2377 exam. It is also an ideal revision guide for the non-specialist, such as maintenance staff and caretakers who carry out these tasks part-time, alongside their many other duties.

Basic Electricity (Paperback): Bureau of Naval Personnel Basic Electricity (Paperback)
Bureau of Naval Personnel
R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Advances in Energy Research - Volume 21 (Hardcover): Morena J. Acosta Advances in Energy Research - Volume 21 (Hardcover)
Morena J. Acosta
R3,989 R3,008 Discovery Miles 30 080 Save R981 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book highlights recent advances in energy research. The chapters included in this volume include research on nuclear power reactors, specifically small modular reactors (SMRs) for electricity generation; stakeholder participation in local energy-planning and the possible ways of integrating stakeholder participation in current energy planning practices; a comprehensive review of energy sources, and the development of sustainable technologies to explore these energy sources; the modeling and analysis of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fired CCHP system, compared to the conventional method of generating useful energy, which is assumed to be a centralized electricity-only power plant; electrospray deposition method for fabricating organic photovoltaic cells; the application of energy-saving, passive strategies in occupied school building spaces; an evaluation of energy consumption in buildings with complex topology equipped with a HVAC system; and an evaluation of solar thermal technologies and applications.

Grate-Fired Energy Crop Conversion - Experiences with Brassica Carinata and Populus sp. (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Maryori... Grate-Fired Energy Crop Conversion - Experiences with Brassica Carinata and Populus sp. (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Maryori Coromoto Diaz-Ramirez
R3,106 R2,408 Discovery Miles 24 080 Save R698 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides important insights into the combustion behavior of novel energy crops and agricultural fuels. It describes a new experimental approach to combustion evaluation, involving fundamental, bench-scale and commercial-scale studies. The studies presented were conducted on two representative biomass energy crops: a woody biomass poplar (Populus sp. or poplar) and an herbaceous biomass brassica (Brassica carinata or brassica). Moreover, agricultural residues of Manihot esculenta or cassava were also analyzed. The main accomplishments of this work are threefold. Firstly, it offers an extensive characterization of the above-mentioned fuels, their ash chemistry and their emissions of both solid particles and gaseous compounds that form at typical grate combustion conditions. Secondly, it presents an in-depth analysis of ash fractionation processes for major ash species. Thirdly, it describes the role of some critical and volatile key elements (K, Cl, S and P) in grate-fired combustion systems and elucidates the main differences in the ash chemistry during combustion of Si-rich and P-rich fuels. All in all, this work provides novel insights on the basic and fundamental mechanisms of biomass grate combustion with a special focus on ash transformation and highlights important issues and recommendations that need to be considered for an appropriate conversion of ash-rich fuels and for the development of future technology in the context of both small- and medium-scale biomass-based heat and power production.

Micro Energy Harvesting (Hardcover): Danick Briand, Shad Roundy, Eric Yeatman Micro Energy Harvesting (Hardcover)
Danick Briand, Shad Roundy, Eric Yeatman; Series edited by Oliver Brand, Gary K. Fedder, …
R3,311 R2,824 Discovery Miles 28 240 Save R487 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With its inclusion of the fundamentals, systems and applications, this reference provides readers with the basics of micro energy conversion along with expert knowledge on system electronics and real-life microdevices. The authors address different aspects of energy harvesting at the micro scale with a focus on miniaturized and microfabricated devices. Along the way they provide an overview of the field by compiling knowledge on the design, materials development, device realization and aspects of system integration, covering emerging technologies, as well as applications in power management, energy storage, medicine and low-power system electronics. In addition, they survey the energy harvesting principles based on chemical, thermal, mechanical, as well as hybrid and nanotechnology approaches. In unparalleled detail this volume presents the complete picture -- and a peek into the future -- of micro-powered microsystems.

Directivity Based Multichannel Audio Signal Processing For Microphones in Noisy Acoustic Environments (Paperback, 1st ed.... Directivity Based Multichannel Audio Signal Processing For Microphones in Noisy Acoustic Environments (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Simon Grimm
R1,760 R1,384 Discovery Miles 13 840 Save R376 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Simon Grimm examines new multi-microphone signal processing strategies that aim to achieve noise reduction and dereverberation. Therefore, narrow-band signal enhancement approaches are combined with broad-band processing in terms of directivity based beamforming. Previously introduced formulations of the multichannel Wiener filter rely on the second order statistics of the speech and noise signals. The author analyses how additional knowledge about the location of a speaker as well as the microphone arrangement can be used to achieve further noise reduction and dereverberation.

Ceramics for Energy Conversion, Storage, and Distribution Systems (Hardcover): Tatsuki Ohji, Alexander Michaelis, Mrityunjay... Ceramics for Energy Conversion, Storage, and Distribution Systems (Hardcover)
Tatsuki Ohji, Alexander Michaelis, Mrityunjay Singh; Edited by Thomas Pfeifer, Josef Matya, …
R3,274 R2,293 Discovery Miles 22 930 Save R981 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A collection of 25 papers presented at the 11th International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (CMCEE-11), June 14-19, 2015 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Paper in this volume were presented in the below six symposia from Track 1 on the topic of Ceramics for Energy Conversion, Storage, and Distribution Systems: * High-Temperature Fuel Cells and Electrolysis * Ceramic-Related Materials, Devices, and Processing for Heat-to-Electricity Direct Conversion * Material Science and Technologies for Advanced Nuclear Fission and Fusion Energy * Advanced Batteries and Supercapacitors for Energy Storage Applications * Materials for Solar Thermal Energy Conversion and Storage * High Temperature Superconductors: Materials, Technologies, and Systems

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