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Energy Management Systems and Direct Digital Control (Hardcover): Richard A Panke Energy Management Systems and Direct Digital Control (Hardcover)
Richard A Panke
R2,489 Discovery Miles 24 890 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written with the building owner or facility manager in mind, this plain English guide to use of energy management systems and direct digital control covers the full spectrum of hardware and software currently utilized to manage energy and control inside environments in all types of buildings and facilities. Topics include hardware and system components, system architecture, networking, communication protocol, operator/machine interface, estimating costs and savings, choosing the right system, system expansion, operation and maintenance, and operator training.

Planning Guide for Power Distribution Plants - Design, Implementation and Operation of Industrial Networks (Hardcover): Hartmut... Planning Guide for Power Distribution Plants - Design, Implementation and Operation of Industrial Networks (Hardcover)
Hartmut Kiank, Wolfgang Fruth
R1,685 R1,536 Discovery Miles 15 360 Save R149 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When planning an industrial power supply plant, the specific requirements of the individual production process are decisive for the design and mode of operation of the network and for the selection and design and ratings of the operational equipment. Since the actual technical risks are often hidden in the profound and complex planning task, planning decisions should be taken after responsible and careful consideration because of their deep effects on supply quality and energy efficiency.
This book is intended for engineers and technicians of the energy industry, industrial companies and planning departments. It provides basic technical network and plant knowledge on planning, installation and operation of reliable and economic industrial networks. In addition, it facilitates training for students and graduates in this field.
In an easy and comprehensible way, this book informs about solution competency gained in many years of experience. Moreover, it also offers planning recommendations and knowledge on standards and specifications, the use of which ensures that technical risks are avoided and that production and industrial processes can be carried out efficiently, reliably and with the highest quality.

Unit Operations Handbook - Volume 1 (In Two Volumes) (Hardcover): John J. McKetta Jr Unit Operations Handbook - Volume 1 (In Two Volumes) (Hardcover)
John J. McKetta Jr
R6,195 Discovery Miles 61 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Emphasizes the design, control and functioning of various unit operations - offering shortcut methods of calculation along with computer and nomographic solution techniques. Provides practical sections on conversion to and from SI units and cost indexes for quick updating of all cost information.;This book is designed for mechanical, chemical, process design, project, and materials engineers and continuing-education courses in these disciplines.

Frequency Variations in Power Systems - Modeling, State Estimation, and Control (Hardcover): Federico Milano, Alvaro Ortega... Frequency Variations in Power Systems - Modeling, State Estimation, and Control (Hardcover)
Federico Milano, Alvaro Ortega Manjavacas
R3,116 Discovery Miles 31 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Frequency Variations in Power Systems: Modeling, State Estimation and Control presents the Frequency Divider Formula (FDF); a unique approach that defines, calculates and estimates the frequency in electrical energy systems. This authoritative book is written by two noted researchers on the topic. They define the meaning of frequency of an electrical quantity (such as voltage and current) in non-stationary conditions (for example the frequency is not equal to the nominal one) and pose the foundation of the frequency divider formula. The book describes the consequences of using a variable frequency in power system modelling and simulations, in state estimation and frequency control applications. In addition, the authors include a discussion on the applications of the frequency divider in systems where part of the generation is not based on synchronous machines, but rather on converter-interfaced energy resources, such as wind and solar power plants. This important book: Offers a review that clearly defines and shows how the Frequency Divider Formula can be applied Discusses the link between frequency and energy in power systems Presents a unified vision that accurately reveals the common thread that links modelling, control and estimation Includes information on the many implications that "local frequency variations" have on power system dynamics and control Contains several numerical examples Written for researchers, academic staff members, students, specialised consultants and professional software developers, Frequency Variations in Power Systems questions the conventional transient stability model of power system and proposes a new formulation.

Design Fundamentals for Low-Voltage Distribution and Control (Hardcover): Frank Kussy Design Fundamentals for Low-Voltage Distribution and Control (Hardcover)
Frank Kussy
R5,854 Discovery Miles 58 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Design Fundamentals for Low-Voltage Distribution and Control provides practical guidelinesfor all aspects of this vital topic. Linking theoretical principles with real hardware designs,the book will help engineers meet safety and regulatory standards, reduce redesign costs,shorten product development and testing cycles, and develop more reliable, efficientequipment.This outstanding reference highlights the determination of reactance and resistances of conductors... discusses heat transfer problems in industrial apparatus . .. and considers shortcircuit and ground fault calculations as well as temperature rise and forces occurring underfault conditions.Design Fundamentals for Low-Voltage Distribution and Control applies thermodynamicprinciples to electrical equipment, including coverage of heat transfer equations, calculationexamples for conductor sizes, and insulation. It provides empirical models to show howhigher order theoretical equations can be practically approximated . . . and includes samplecalculations for magnet size, circuit breakers, fault current, arc interruption, and other propertiesand equipment.In addition, the book compares design requirements for both U.S. and European equipment.Featuring numerous equations, graphs, tables, test procedures, and diagrams, Design Fundamentalsfor Low-Voltage Distribution and Control is an invaluable practical guide for electricaland electronics, design, project, and power engineers involved with the design andapplication of electrical apparatus; and graduate students of electrical engineering, powerengineering, and electro technology.

Numerical Methods of Exploration Seismology - With Algorithms in MATLAB (R) (Hardcover): Gary F. Margrave, Michael P. Lamoureux Numerical Methods of Exploration Seismology - With Algorithms in MATLAB (R) (Hardcover)
Gary F. Margrave, Michael P. Lamoureux
R1,669 R1,585 Discovery Miles 15 850 Save R84 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Exploration seismology uses seismic imaging to form detailed images of the Earth's interior, enabling the location of likely petroleum targets. Due to the size of seismic datasets, sophisticated numerical algorithms are required. This book provides a technical guide to the essential algorithms and computational aspects of data processing, covering the theory and methods of seismic imaging. The first part introduces an extensive online library of MATLAB (R) seismic data processing codes maintained by the CREWES project at the University of Calgary. Later chapters then focus on digital signal theory and relevant aspects of wave propagation and seismic modelling, followed by deconvolution and seismic migration methods. Presenting a rigorous explanation of how to construct seismic images, it provides readers with practical tools and codes to pursue research projects and analyses. It is ideal for advanced students and researchers in applied geophysics, and for practicing exploration geoscientists in the oil and gas industry.

Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations, Eighteenth Edition, BS 7671:2018 (Paperback): The... Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations, Eighteenth Edition, BS 7671:2018 (Paperback)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1
R2,595 Discovery Miles 25 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The IET Wiring Regulations are of interest to all those concerned with the design, installation and maintenance of electric wiring in buildings. This includes electricians, electrical contractors, consultants, local authorities, surveyors and architects. This book will also be of interest to professional engineers, as well as students at university and further education colleges. The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations published in July 2018 and came into effect in January 2019. Changes from the previous edition include requirements concerning Surge Protection Devices, Arc Fault Detection Devices and the installation of electric vehicle charging equipment as well as many other areas.

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
R1,629 R1,481 Discovery Miles 14 810 Save R148 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Digital Processing of Random Signals - Theory and Methods (Paperback): Boaz Porat Digital Processing of Random Signals - Theory and Methods (Paperback)
Boaz Porat
R688 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R143 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This excellent advanced text rigorously covers several topics related to random signal processing. Geared toward students of electrical engineering, its material is sufficiently general to be applicable to other engineering fields. It features numerous problems of varying difficulty, some with hints and solutions. 1994 edition.

Impending World Energy Mess - What It Is & What It Means to YOU! (Paperback): Robert L. Hirsch, Roger H. Bezdek, Robert M.... Impending World Energy Mess - What It Is & What It Means to YOU! (Paperback)
Robert L. Hirsch, Roger H. Bezdek, Robert M. Wendling
R291 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R94 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The Impending World Energy Mess" will help educate readers

about the realities of energy in general and oil in particular.

The reader will be able to cut through the smokescreens that various self interests

have, and are promulgating and understand that there are a number of credible

studies that clearly demonstrate that world oil production is close to going into

decline, which will create long-term world oil shortages.

The huge economic impacts associated with impending oil shortages are brought

into sober, balanced perspective and readers are given tools to minimize the

impending negative impacts on their personal lives.

Finally, "The Impending World Energy Mess" provides a balanced discussion of the

strengths and weaknesses of a number of electric power production technologies,

and in particular, the inherent weaknesses in solar and renewable technologies.

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Paperback, Ed): Seth Leitman Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Paperback, Ed)
Seth Leitman
R684 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R142 (21%) 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

Making PIC Microcontroller Instruments and Controllers (Paperback, Ed): Harprit Sandhu Making PIC Microcontroller Instruments and Controllers (Paperback, Ed)
Harprit Sandhu
R1,262 R961 Discovery Miles 9 610 Save R301 (24%) 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. Essential Design Techniques From the Workbench of a Pro Harness the power of the PIC microcontroller unit with practical, common-sense instruction from an engineering expert. Through eight real-world projects, clear illustrations, and detailed schematics, Making PIC Microcontroller Instruments and Controllers shows you, step-by-step, how to design and build versatile PIC-based devices. Configure all necessary hardware and software, read input voltages, work with control pulses, interface with peripherals, and debug your results. You'll also get valuable appendices covering technical terms, abbreviations, and a list of sample programs available online. Build a tachometer that gathers, processes, and displays data Make accurate metronomes using internal PIC timers Construct an asynchronous pulse counter that tracks marbles Read temperature information through an analog-to-digital converter Use a gravity sensor and servos to control the position of a table Assemble an eight-point touch screen with an input scanning routine Engineer an adjustable, programmable single-point controller Capture, log, monitor, and store data from a solar collector

Higher Engineering Science Study Guide (Paperback): Paul MacBeath Higher Engineering Science Study Guide (Paperback)
Paul MacBeath
R377 Discovery Miles 3 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Designing and Building Fuel Cells (Hardcover): Colleen Spiegel Designing and Building Fuel Cells (Hardcover)
Colleen Spiegel
R2,491 Discovery Miles 24 910 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. Acquire an All-in-One Toolkit for Expertly Designing, Modeling, and Constructing High-Performance Fuel Cells Designing and Building Fuel Cells equips you with a hands-on guide for the design, modeling, and construction of fuel cells that perform as well or better than some of the best fuel cells on the market today. Filled with over 120 illustrations and schematics of fuel cells and components, this "one-stop" guide covers fuel cell applications...fuels and the hydrogen economy...fuel cell chemistry, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry...fuel cell modeling, materials, and system design...fuel types, delivery, and processing...fuel cell operating conditions...fuel cell characterization...and much more. Authoritative and practical, Designing and Building Fuel Cells features: Complete information on stack design The latest fuel cell modeling techniques Guidance on cutting-edge materials and components Expert accounts of fuel cell types, processing, and optimization A step-by-step example for constructing a fuel cell Inside This State-of-the-Art Fuel Cell Sourcebook Introduction * Fuel Cell Applications * Fuel Cells and the Hydrogen Economy * Basic Fuel Cell Chemistry and Thermodynamics * Fuel Cell Electrochemistry * Fuel Cell Charge Transport * Fuel Cell Mass Transport * Fuel Cell Heat Transport * Fuel Cell Modeling * Fuel Cell Materials * Fuel Cell Stack Components and Materials * Fuel Cell Stack Design * Fuel Cell System Design * Fuel Types, Delivery, and Processing * Fuel Cell Operating Conditions * Fuel Cell Characterization

Dynamics - Formulas and Problems, No. 3 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.): Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter... Dynamics - Formulas and Problems, No. 3 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.)
Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter Wriggers, Jorg Schroder, Ralf Muller
R820 R605 Discovery Miles 6 050 Save R215 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains the most important formulas and more than 190 completely solved problems from Kinetics and Hydrodynamics. It provides engineering students material to improve their skills and helps to gain experience in solving engineering problems. Particular emphasis is placed on finding the solution path and formulating the basic equations. Topics include: - Kinematics of a Point - Kinetics of a Point Mass - Dynamics of a System of Point Masses - Kinematics of Rigid Bodies - Kinetics of Rigid Bodies - Impact - Vibrations - Non-Inertial Reference Frames - Hydrodynamics

Environmental Contamination from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - Dispersion, Monitoring, Mitigation and Lessons Learned... Environmental Contamination from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - Dispersion, Monitoring, Mitigation and Lessons Learned (Hardcover)
Teruyuki Nakajima, Toshimasa Ohara, Mitsuo Uematsu, Yuichi Onda
R2,976 R2,745 Discovery Miles 27 450 Save R231 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station led to serious radioactive contamination of the environment. Due to transportation by seasonal wind and ocean currents, these radioactive materials have now been observed in many places in the Northern Hemisphere. This book provides a unique summary of the environmental impact of the unprecedented accident. It covers how radioactive materials were transported through the atmosphere, oceans and land. The techniques used to investigate the deposition and migration processes are also discussed including atmospheric observation, soil mapping, forest and ecosystem investigations, and numerical simulations. With chapters written by international experts, this is a crucial resource for researchers working on the dispersion and impact of radionuclides in the environment. It also provides essential knowledge for nuclear engineers, social scientists and policymakers to help develop suitable mitigation measures to prepare for similar large-scale natural hazards in the future.

Transactions on Engineering Technologies - World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015):... Transactions on Engineering Technologies - World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Haeng-kon Kim, Mahyar A. Amouzegar, Sio-Long Ao
R7,326 R5,870 Discovery Miles 58 700 Save R1,456 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume contains thirty-nine revised and extended research articles, written by prominent researchers participating in the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, held in San Francisco, October 22-24 2014. Topics covered include engineering mathematics, electrical engineering, circuit design, communications systems, computer science, chemical engineering, systems engineering and applications of engineering science in industry. This book describes some significant advances in engineering technologies and also serves as an excellent source of reference for researchers and graduate students.

Biodiversity and Wind Farms in Portugal - Current knowledge and insights for an integrated impact assessment process... Biodiversity and Wind Farms in Portugal - Current knowledge and insights for an integrated impact assessment process (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Miguel Mascarenhas, Ana Teresa Marques, Ricardo Ramalho, Dulce Santos, Joana Bernardino, …
R3,283 R2,741 Discovery Miles 27 410 Save R542 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents a review of the state-of-the-art knowledge on the interactions between biodiversity and wind energy development, focused on the Portuguese reality. The volume addresses the particularities of the impact assessment procedures in Portugal, contrasting it with the international practices and presenting its main findings by covering the following broader themes: i) evaluation of spatial and temporal dynamics of wildlife affected by wind farms, including birds, bats and terrestrial mammals (in particularly Portuguese wolf population); ii) the methodologies used to assess impacts caused by this type of developments in biodiversity; iii) the best practice methodologies to implement an adaptive management approach to reconcile biodiversity and wind farms. The knowledge presented in this book was gathered through the research and development activities developed by Bioinsight company (former Bio3 company) during the last 13 years and partially funded by a R&D project designated as "Integrated solutions for biodiversity management at wind farms: reduce and compensate bird and bat mortality" (acronym: Wind & Biodiversity), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), under the Regional Operational Programme of Centre (Mais Centro). This volume fills a void in the literature as a book giving insights on the best practices to install and manage a wind farm from a biodiversity management point of view, while establishing a commitment between economic sustainability and biodiversity conservation.

Midnight in Chernobyl - The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Paperback): Adam Higginbotham Midnight in Chernobyl - The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster (Paperback)
Adam Higginbotham 1
R230 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R46 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'An invaluable contribution to history.' Serhii Plokhy, Evening Standard

'Tells the story of the disaster and its gruesome aftermath with thriller-like flair. Midnight in Chernobyl is wonderful and chilling ... written with skill and passion.' Luke Harding, The Observer

'Superb, enthralling and necessarily terrifying... every step feels spring-loaded with tension... extraordinary.' The New York Times

The story of Chernobyl is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth. Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the 1986 disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, this book makes for a masterful non-fiction thriller.

Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers not only its own citizens, but all of humanity. It is a story that has long remained in dispute, clouded from the beginning in secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation.

Midnight In Chernobyl is an indelible portrait of history's worst nuclear disaster, of human resilience and ingenuity and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will - lessons which, in the face of climate change and other threats - remain not just vital but necessary.

Now, Higginbotham brings us closer to the truth behind this colossal tragedy.

Reliability, Risk and Safety - Back to the Future (CD-ROM): Ben J. M. Ale, Ioannis A. Papazoglou, Enrico Zio Reliability, Risk and Safety - Back to the Future (CD-ROM)
Ben J. M. Ale, Ioannis A. Papazoglou, Enrico Zio
R9,696 Discovery Miles 96 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Reliability, Risk and Safety: Back to the Future covers topics on reliability, risk and safety issues, including risk and reliability analysis methods, maintenance optimization, human factors, and risk management. The application areas range from nuclear engineering, oil and gas industry, electrical and civil engineering to information technology and communication, security, transportation, health and medicine or critical infrastructures. Significant attention is paid to societal factors influencing the use of reliability and risk assessment methods, and to combinatorial analysis, which has found its way into the analysis of probabilities and risk, from which quantified risk analysis developed. Integral demonstrations of the use of risk analysis and safety assessment are provided in many practical applications concerning major technological systems and structures. Reliability, Risk and Safety: Back to the Future will be of interest to academics and engineers interested in nuclear engineering, oil and gas engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, information technology, communication, and infrastructure.

Advanced Engine Diagnostics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Jai Gopal Gupta, Nikhil Sharma, Akhilendra Pratap... Advanced Engine Diagnostics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Jai Gopal Gupta, Nikhil Sharma, Akhilendra Pratap Singh
R3,751 R2,881 Discovery Miles 28 810 Save R870 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book describes the discusses advanced fuels and combustion, emission control techniques, after-treatment systems, simulations and fault diagnostics, including discussions on different engine diagnostic techniques such as particle image velocimetry (PIV), phase Doppler interferometry (PDI), laser ignition. This volume bridges the gap between basic concepts and advanced research in internal combustion engine diagnostics, making it a useful reference for both students and researchers whose work focuses on achieving higher fuel efficiency and lowering emissions.

Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.): Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter... Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.)
Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter Wriggers, Jorg Schroder, Ralf Muller
R819 R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Save R215 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains the most important formulas and more than 160 completely solved problems from Statics. It provides engineering students material to improve their skills and helps to gain experience in solving engineering problems. Particular emphasis is placed on finding the solution path and formulating the basic equations. Topics include: - Equilibrium - Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, Centroids - Support Reactions - Trusses - Beams, Frames, Arches - Cables - Work and Potential Energy - Static and Kinetic Friction - Moments of Inertia

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
R471 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R88 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Renewable Energy - Power for a Sustainable Future (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Stephen Peake Renewable Energy - Power for a Sustainable Future (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Stephen Peake
R1,423 Discovery Miles 14 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The provision of sustainable energy supplies for an expanding and increasingly productive world is one of the major issues facing civilisation today. Renewable Energy examines both the practical and economic potential of the renewable energy sources to meet this challenge. The underlying physical and technological principles behind deriving power from direct solar (solar thermal and photovoltaics), indirect solar (biomass, hydro, wind and wave) and non-solar (tidal and geothermal) energy sources are explained, within the context of their environmental impacts, their economics and their future prospects. Renewable Energy provides both perspective and detail on the relative merits and state of progress of technologies for utilizing the various 'renewables'. The analysis considers emissions, sustainability, cost implications and energy security, as political and economic pressures move society towards a low-carbon future. From an overview of basic energy conversion processes, through a discussion of the individual renewable sources, to a concluding examination of the prospects for their integration into national and international networks and the outlook for renewable energy, this book provides a valuable insight into prospects for the renewables. Online resources Renewable Energy is accompanied by online resources which include: For students: * Auto- marked multiple choice questions to accompany each chapter * Curated links to further information and up-to-date energy statistics. For registered adopters of the book: * Figures from the book: available to download for use in lectures

A Field Guide to American Windmills (Hardcover, New edition): T Lindsay Baker A Field Guide to American Windmills (Hardcover, New edition)
T Lindsay Baker
R2,253 R1,707 Discovery Miles 17 070 Save R546 (24%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Before the development of the first self-governing windmill, settlement of the upland areas of the American West was almost impossible. Windmills were needed to pump underground water to the surface. As soon as their design and manufacture had been perfected, the mills became the most prominent feature of the American landscape, not only in the western two-thirds of the nation but also in the East and particularly in the Middle East. Besides supplying the needs of farmers and ranchers, windmills performed such tasks as pumping water to the roofs of New York tenements, cleaning our mine shafts and ships' bilges, and providing water for the boilers of locomotives.This guide to America's windmills is both a complete general history of turbine-wheel mills and an identification guide to the 112 most common models, which still dot the landscape today. With this guide a traveler or enthusiast crossing the plains and prairies of North American can identify virtually every farm-style windmill that he or she can see with a good pair of binoculars. The guide also serves as a handbook for the restoration of antique mills. In his lively narrative T. Lindsay Baker clearly explains the technical evolution of the mills and shares a wealth of windmill folklore. Among the 376 illustrations are unpublished historical photographs, long-lost engravings, field photographs by the author, and detailed India-ink drawings of the 112 most popular designs. Appendices identify all the known windmill manufacturers in the United States, Canada, and Mexico and all the known windmill models from the 1850s to the present day. The comprehensive bibliography is the first published list of source materials on the history of wind-power utilization.

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