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Emerging Power Converters for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles - Modeling, Design, and Control (Hardcover): Md. Rabiul... Emerging Power Converters for Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles - Modeling, Design, and Control (Hardcover)
Md. Rabiul Islam, Md Rakibuzzaman Shah, Mohd Hasan Ali
R3,613 Discovery Miles 36 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book covers advancements of power electronic converters and their control techniques for grid integration of large-scale renewable energy sources and electrical vehicles. Major emphasis is on transformer-less direct grid integration, bidirectional power transfer, compensation of grid power quality issues, DC system protection and grounding, interaction in mixed AC/DC systems, AC and DC system stability, design of high-frequency high power density systems with advanced soft magnetic materials, modeling and simulation of mixed AC/DC systems, switching strategies for enhanced efficiency, and protection and reliability for sustainable grid integration. This book is an invaluable resource for professionals active in the field of renewable energy and power conversion. Md. Rabiul Islam received his PhD from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. He was appointed as a Lecturer at Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (RUET) in 2005 and promoted to full-term Professor in 2017. In early 2018, he joined the School of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. His research interests include the fields of power electronic converters, renewable energy technologies, power quality, electrical machines, electric vehicles, and smart grids. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 publications including 50 IEEE Transactions/IEEE Journal papers. He has been serving as an editor for IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion and IEEE Power Engineering Letters, and associate editor for IEEE Access. Md. Rakibuzzaman Shah is a Senior Lecturer with the School of Engineering, Information Technology and Physical Science at Federation University Australia. He has worked and consulted with distribution network operators and transmission system operators on individual projects and has done collaborative work on a large number of projects (EPSRC project on multi-terminal HVDC, Scottish and Southern Energy multi-infeed HVDC) - primarily on the dynamic impact of integrating new technologies and power electronics into large systems. He is an active member of the IEEE and CIGRE. He has more than 70 international publications and has spoken at the leading power system conferences around the world. His research interests include future power grids (i.e., renewable energy integration, wide-area control), asynchronous grid connection through VSC-HVDC, application of data mining in power system, distribution system energy management, and low carbon energy systems. Mohd. Hasan Ali is currently an Associate Professor with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Memphis, USA, where he leads the Electric Power and Energy Systems (EPES) Laboratory. His research interests include advanced power systems, smart-grid and microgrid systems, renewable energy systems, and cybersecurity issues in modern power grids. Dr. Ali has more than 190 publications, including 2 books, 4 book chapters, 2 patents, 60 top ranked journal papers, 96 peer-reviewed international conference papers, and 20 national conference papers. He serves as the editor of the IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy and IET-Generation, Transmission and Distribution (GTD) journal. Dr. Ali is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES). He is also the Chair of the PES of the IEEE Memphis Section.

Fast Algorithms for Signal Processing (Hardcover): Richard E Blahut Fast Algorithms for Signal Processing (Hardcover)
Richard E Blahut
R2,993 Discovery Miles 29 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Efficient signal processing algorithms are important for embedded and power-limited applications since, by reducing the number of computations, power consumption can be reduced significantly. Similarly, efficient algorithms are also critical to very large scale applications such as video processing and four-dimensional medical imaging. This self-contained guide, the only one of its kind, enables engineers to find the optimum fast algorithm for a specific application. It presents a broad range of computationally-efficient algorithms, describes their structure and implementation, and compares their relative strengths for given problems. All the necessary background mathematics is included and theorems are rigorously proved, so all the information needed to learn and apply the techniques is provided in one convenient guide. With this practical reference, researchers and practitioners in electrical engineering, applied mathematics, and computer science can reduce power dissipation for low-end applications of signal processing, and extend the reach of high-end applications.

Network Analysis and Synthesis - A Modern Systems Theory Approach (Paperback): Brian D. O Anderson, Sumeth Vongpanitlerd Network Analysis and Synthesis - A Modern Systems Theory Approach (Paperback)
Brian D. O Anderson, Sumeth Vongpanitlerd
R648 R541 Discovery Miles 5 410 Save R107 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Geared toward upper-level undergraduates and graduate students, this book offers a comprehensive look at linear network analysis and synthesis. It explores state-space synthesis as well as analysis, employing modern systems theory to unite the classical concepts of network theory.
The authors stress passive networks but include material on active networks. They avoid topology in dealing with analysis problems and discuss computational techniques. The concepts of controllability, observability, and degree are emphasized in reviewing the state-variable description of linear systems. Explorations of positive real and bounded real functions and matrices include their applications to optimal control, filtering, and stability.
Excellent illustrations highlight this text, which represents the definitive tool for integrating an understanding of network theory with related fields such as control theory and communication systems theory.

Scattering Theory - The Quantum Theory of Nonrelativistic Collisions (Paperback): John R. Taylor Scattering Theory - The Quantum Theory of Nonrelativistic Collisions (Paperback)
John R. Taylor
R586 R494 Discovery Miles 4 940 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This graduate-level text is intended for any student of physics who requires grounding in the quantum theory of nonrelativistic scattering. The time-dependent approach is emphasized, including the use of time-dependent formalism to define all basic concepts and time-independent theory as a tool for computation. 1983 edition.

Electrical Power Systems (Hardcover): C.L. Wadhwa Electrical Power Systems (Hardcover)
C.L. Wadhwa
R1,523 Discovery Miles 15 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a clear, systematic and exhaustive exposition of the various dimensions of electrical power systems, both at basic and advanced levels, explained and illustrated through solved examples. This book covers: fundamentals of power systems, line constant calculations and performance of overhead lines; mechanical design of lines, HVDC lines, corona, insulators and insulated cables; voltage control, neutral grounding and transients in power systems; fault calculation, protective relays including digital relays and circuit breakers; power systems synchronous stability and voltage stability; insulation coordination and over voltage protection; modern topics like load flows, economic load dispatch, load frequency control and compensation in power system; state estimation in power systems, unit commitment, economic scheduling of hydrothermal plants and optimal power flows; and zbus formulation, power transformers and synchronous machines as power system elements. It includes large number of solved examples, practice problems and multiple choice questions. With all these features, this is an invaluable textbook for undergraduate electrical engineering students and practicing engineers.

Electromagnetics Made Easy (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020): S. Balaji Electromagnetics Made Easy (Paperback, 1st ed. 2020)
S. Balaji
R1,391 Discovery Miles 13 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is intended to serve as an undergraduate textbook for a beginner's course in engineering electromagnetics. The present book provides an easy and simplified understanding of the basic principles of electromagnetics. Abstract theory has been explained using real life examples making it easier for the reader to grasp the complicated concepts. An introductory chapter on vector calculus and the different coordinate systems equips the readers with the prerequisite knowledge to learn electromagnetics. The subsequent chapters can be grouped into four broad sections - electrostatics, magnetostatics, time varying fields, and applications of electromagnetics. Written in lucid terms, the text follows a sequential presentation of the topics, and discusses the relative merits and demerits of each method. Each chapter includes a number of examples which are solved rigorously along with pictorial representations. The book also contains about 400 figures and illustrations which help students visualize the underlying physical concepts. Several end-of-chapter problems are provided to test the key concepts and their applications. Thus the book offers a valuable resource for both students and instructors of electrical, electronics and communications engineering, and can also be useful as a supplementary text for undergraduate physics students.

The Proceedings of the 9th Frontier Academic Forum of Electrical Engineering - Volume I (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Weiming Ma,... The Proceedings of the 9th Frontier Academic Forum of Electrical Engineering - Volume I (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Weiming Ma, Mingzhe Rong, Fei Yang, Wenfeng Liu, Shuhong Wang, …
R5,261 Discovery Miles 52 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book includes the original, peer-reviewed research papers from the 9th Frontier Academic Forum of Electrical Engineering (FAFEE 2020), held in Xi'an, China, in August 2020. It gathers the latest research, innovations, and applications in the fields of Electrical Engineering. The topics it covers including electrical materials and equipment, electrical energy storage and device, power electronics and drives, new energy electric power system equipment, IntelliSense and intelligent equipment, biological electromagnetism and its applications, and insulation and discharge computation for power equipment. Given its scope, the book benefits all researchers, engineers, and graduate students who want to learn about cutting-edge advances in Electrical Engineering.

A Purdue Icon - Creation, Life, and Legacy (Hardcover): James Mullins A Purdue Icon - Creation, Life, and Legacy (Hardcover)
James Mullins
R821 R690 Discovery Miles 6 900 Save R131 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The former Purdue Power Plant (HPN) with its iconic smoke stack and the attached Engineering Administration Building (ENAD) at the very heart of campus played important roles for most of the twentieth century. To many Purdue students and alumni, the smoke stack not only symbolized the emphasis at Purdue on technology but also provided a visible marker for the Purdue campus. The smoke stack was lovingly referred to by many as "Purdue's finger to the world." Amid controversy, the smoke stack was demolished in the early 1990s when the Purdue Clock Tower was constructed to locate the campus on the landscape. A Purdue Icon: Creation, Life, and Legacy is an edited volume that speaks to the history of the Power Plant, from the initial need for increased power and heat to meet a growing campus demand and its Romanesque architecture that allowed it to fit contextually on the campus, to the people who worked to bring heat and power to the campus by keeping the boilers up and the students who experienced the principles and applications of mechanical engineering through active learning. This book tells the story of the transition to alternative power and heat sources at the University, the decommissioning of the Power Plant, the controversy about what was to be done with this important site at the heart of the campus, and the challenges associated with the Power Plant's potential reuse or demolition. The unique problems faced with demolishing a contaminated building in the middle of a major research university campus are insightfully explored before introducing the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center-a potential new Purdue icon.

Synthetic Fuels (Paperback): Ronald F. Probstein, R. Edwin Hicks Synthetic Fuels (Paperback)
Ronald F. Probstein, R. Edwin Hicks
R606 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R93 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book, the outgrowth of a graduate course the authors taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was designed to fill an urgent need--the training of engineers in the production of synthetic fuels to replace dwindling supplies of natural ones. The authors presented synthetic fuels as a unified engineering subject, while recognizing that many of its principles are well-understood aspects of various engineering fields.
The presentation begins with a review of chemical and physical fundamentals and conversion fundamentals, and proceeds to coal gasification and gas upgrading. Subsequent chapters examine liquids and clean solids produced from coal, liquids obtained from oil shale and tar sands, biomass conversion, and environmental, economic, and related aspects of synthetic fuel use.
The text is directed toward beginning graduate students and advanced undergraduates in chemical and mechanical engineering, but should also appeal to students from other disciplines, including environmental, mining, petroleum, and industrial engineering, as well as chemistry. It also serves as a reference and guide for professionals.

Water, Energy & Food Sustainability in the Middle East - The Sustainability Triangle (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Adnan Badran Water, Energy & Food Sustainability in the Middle East - The Sustainability Triangle (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Adnan Badran; Edited by Sohail Murad, Elias Baydoun, Nuhad Daghir
R3,308 Discovery Miles 33 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a survey of technologies available to tackle the problems associated with climate change in the energy, water and food security nexus with a special focus on the Middle East. It is divided into three main sections. The energy Section consists of six chapters, the water section of seven chapters and finally the food security section has six chapters. The individual chapters are authored by experts and provide discussions and in-depth views on the current status of each topic.

Power Transformer Design Practices (Hardcover): Fang Zhu, Baitun Yang Power Transformer Design Practices (Hardcover)
Fang Zhu, Baitun Yang
R2,594 Discovery Miles 25 940 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The book presents basic theories of transformer operation, design principles and methods used in power transformer designing work, and includes limitation criteria, effective utilization of material, and calculation examples to enhance readers' techniques of transformer design and testing. It includes: Core and winding commonly used, and their performances Insulation structures and materials, methods for improvements on dielectric strengths on partial discharge, breakdown and electrical creepage Losses and impedance calculations, major influential factors, and methods to minimize load loss Cooling design and the method to obtain effective cooling Short-circuit forces calculations, the ways to reduce the short-circuit forces, and measures to raise withstand abilities No-load and load-sound levels, the influential factors and trends, and abatement techniques In-depth discussion of an autotransformer's special features, its stabilizing winding function, and its adequate size Tests and diagnostics The ways to optimize design are also discussed throughout the book as a goal to achieve best performances on economic design. The book contains great reference material for engineers, students, teachers, researchers and anyone in the field associated with power transformer design, manufacture, testing, application and service maintenance. It also provides a high level of detail to help future research and development maintain electrical power as a reliable and economical energy resource.

Sustainability of Biomass through Bio-based Chemistry (Hardcover): Valentin I. Popa Sustainability of Biomass through Bio-based Chemistry (Hardcover)
Valentin I. Popa
R3,851 Discovery Miles 38 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The process of photosynthesis is a potential source of energy and bioproducts. Renewable sources of polymeric materials offer an answer to maintaining sustainable development of economically and ecologically attractive technology. The innovations in the development of materials from biopolymers, preservation of fossil-based raw materials, complete biological degradability, reduction in the volume of garbage and compostability in the natural cycle, climate protection through reduction of carbon dioxide released, and the application possibilities of agricultural resources for the production of bio/green materials are some of the reasons why such materials are attracting public interest. FEATURES Discusses waste from urban areas, forestry and agricultural processes, specifically grown crops such as trees, starch crops, sugar crops hydrocarbon plants and oils, and finally aquatic plants such as water seaweeds and algae, which can be used as raw materials for sustainable development. Presents recent advances in the development of some specifically chemical components of biomasses for a sustainable future. Focuses on lignocellulose as a source of bio-based products. Draws upon expertise from various countries. Describes how upgraded and integrated biomass processing may reduce the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Valentin I. Popa is professor emeritus of Wood Chemistry and Biotechnology at Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania.

Solar Energy Conversion and Storage - Photochemical Modes (Paperback): Suresh C. Ameta, Rakshit Ameta Solar Energy Conversion and Storage - Photochemical Modes (Paperback)
Suresh C. Ameta, Rakshit Ameta
R1,155 Discovery Miles 11 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Solar Energy Conversion and Storage: Photochemical Modes showcases the latest advances in solar cell technology while offering valuable insight into the future of solar energy conversion and storage. Focusing on photochemical methods of converting and/or storing light energy in the form of electrical or chemical energy, the book: Describes various types of solar cells, including photovoltaic cells, photogalvanic cells, photoelectrochemical cells, and dye-sensitized solar cells Covers the photogeneration of hydrogen, photoreduction of carbon dioxide, and artificial/mimicking photosynthesis Discusses the generation of electricity from solar cells, as well as methods for storing solar energy in the form of chemical energy Highlights existing photochemical methods of solar energy conversion and storage Explores emerging trends such as the use of nanoparticles Solar Energy Conversion and Storage: Photochemical Modes provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art reference for graduate students, researchers, and engineers alike.

Fundamentals of Solar Radiation (Hardcover): Lucien Wald Fundamentals of Solar Radiation (Hardcover)
Lucien Wald
R3,219 Discovery Miles 32 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The sun radiates a tremendous amount of energy, called solar energy or solar radiation, which is the main natural source of energy on the Earth, by far. Because solar radiation is the almost unique supplier of energy to the Earth, it has a primary influence on life and activities on the Earth. The climate is a first example, but there are many others, such as plant growth or human health, or even the design of buildings, the production of energy, notably electrical and thermal, or even aging materials. This book aims to provide simple answers to anyone who has questions about solar radiation. Its ambition is to help by presenting the fundamental elements of the solar radiation received on the ground. The book includes many examples and numerous illustrations, as well as some simple but fairly precise equations to calculate the various elements covered and to reproduce the figures and graphs. The first of the three parts of this book is devoted to the relative geometry between the direction of the sun and an observer on the ground as well as to the solar radiation emitted by the sun and received at the top of the atmosphere. The orbit of the Earth around the sun and the solar declination are described. The concept of time is introduced which is closely linked to the solar cycle and the rotation of the Earth on itself. Equations are given to calculate the solar radiation received on a horizontal or inclined surface located at the top of the atmosphere. The spectral distribution of the extraterrestrial solar radiation is described. The second part of this book addresses how the solar radiation incident at the top of the atmosphere is attenuated and modified in its downward path to the ground. The reflection of the radiation by the ground is presented. The solar radiation received on the ground by a horizontal or inclined collector plane, such as a natural slope or a rooftop, is discussed, as well as its spectral distribution. The variability of the radiation is addressed in relation to the properties of solar radiation estimated from the measurements. The third part deals with direct or indirect measurements of the solar radiation received on the ground over a given integration time (minute, hour, day, or month), whether for total radiation or radiation in a spectral range such as ultraviolet (UV), or daylight, or photosynthetically active radiation (PAR). It also explains how to check the plausibility of the measurements. Fundamentals of Solar Radiation will be a valuable resource to all professionals, engineers, researchers, students, and other practitioners that seek an understanding of solar radiation.

Natural Gas: A Commercial Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Andrej Pustisek, Michael Karasz Natural Gas: A Commercial Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Andrej Pustisek, Michael Karasz
R4,706 Discovery Miles 47 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses and explains the economics of each stage of the natural gas value chain, including the economic impact of restrictions, rules and decisions that are ostensibly technical in nature, as well as commercially relevant contractual stipulations. Each chapter features several real-world examples illustrating the essential points. Natural gas is broadly considered the (leading) conventional source of primary energy. Complementing renewable energies' utilization and offering a highly flexible yet relatively clean fuel, the worldwide natural gas markets are expected to grow. Despite the fact that Europe - where a degree of stagnation in natural gas consumption is being observed and is expected to continue - is not following this trend, international natural gas markets are becoming increasingly interdependent. Therefore, any analysis and discussion of natural gas markets at each level has to have an international rather than national focus.

Small-scale Rural Biogas Programmes - A handbook (Paperback): David Fulford Small-scale Rural Biogas Programmes - A handbook (Paperback)
David Fulford
R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Fast Reactor System Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Naoto Kasahara Fast Reactor System Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Naoto Kasahara
R3,261 Discovery Miles 32 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book describes the fast reactor (FR), a type of new reactor for nuclear plants, currently under research and development. The book targets young researchers and engineers who will be charged with commercializing this new type of reactor to lead to the development of new components and systems for improved plant reliability and economy. This volume also helps readers to understand the methods of integrating the power plant in its entirety, from the reactor core to all of the various systems and components, and teaches the way of thinking that forms the background of these methods. This background includes the various organizational and management issues that are encountered as projects move forward and will be explored in great detail based on actual design and construction experience with Japan's prototype FR, Monju.

Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Smart City Development (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): R. Maheswar, M Balasaraswathi, Ravi... Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Smart City Development (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
R. Maheswar, M Balasaraswathi, Ravi Rastogi, A. Sampath Kumar, G. R. Kanagachidambaresan
R2,413 Discovery Miles 24 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book discusses advances in smart and sustainable development of smart environments. The authors discuss the challenges faced in developing sustainable smart applications and provide potential solutions. The solutions are aimed at improving reliability and security with the goal of affordability, safety, and durability. Topics include health care applications, sustainable smart transportation systems, intelligent sustainable wearable electronics, and sustainable smart building and alert systems. Authors are from both industry and academia and present research from around the world. Addresses problems and solutions for sustainable development of smart cities; Includes applications such as healthcare, transportation, wearables, security, and more; Relevant for scientist and researchers working on real time smart city development.

Renewable Energy Systems - Modelling, Optimization and Control (Paperback): Ahmad Taher Azar, Nashwa Ahmad Kamal Renewable Energy Systems - Modelling, Optimization and Control (Paperback)
Ahmad Taher Azar, Nashwa Ahmad Kamal
R3,152 Discovery Miles 31 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Renewable Energy Systems: Modelling, Optimization and Control aims to cross-pollinate recent advances in the study of renewable energy control systems by bringing together diverse scientific breakthroughs on the modeling, control and optimization of renewable energy systems by leading researchers. The book brings together the most comprehensive collection of modeling, control theorems and optimization techniques to help solve many scientific issues for researchers in renewable energy and control engineering. Many multidisciplinary applications are discussed, including new fundamentals, modeling, analysis, design, realization and experimental results. The book also covers new circuits and systems to help researchers solve many nonlinear problems. This book fills the gaps between different interdisciplinary applications, ranging from mathematical concepts, modeling, and analysis, up to the realization and experimental work.

Energy Access and Forced Migration (Paperback): Owen Grafham Energy Access and Forced Migration (Paperback)
Owen Grafham
R997 Discovery Miles 9 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This edited collection brings together a selection of expert authors and draws on a wide range of case studies, geographies, and perspectives to explore the links between forced migration and energy access. This book addresses the paucity of academic study on how energy is delivered to the millions of people currently forcibly displaced. The contributions throughout assess the current energy governance regimes, models of delivery, and innovative solutions that are dictating how energy is - and can be - provided to those who have been forced to move away from their homes. By bringing together author-teams of practitioners, academics, businesses, and policy makers, this collection encourages interdisciplinary dialogue about the best way of approaching energy provision for the forcibly displaced. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy access and policy, environmental justice and equity, and migration and refugee studies.

Power Engineering - Advances and Challenges Part B: Electrical Power (Paperback): Viorel Badescu, George Cristian Lazaroiu,... Power Engineering - Advances and Challenges Part B: Electrical Power (Paperback)
Viorel Badescu, George Cristian Lazaroiu, Linda Barelli
R1,175 Discovery Miles 11 750 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Traditionally, power engineering has been a subfield of energy engineering and electrical engineering which deals with the generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of electric power and the electrical devices connected to such systems including generators, motors and transformers. Implicitly this perception is associated with the generation of power in large hydraulic, thermal and nuclear plants and distributed consumption. Faced with the climate change phenomena, humanity has had to now contend with changes in attitudes in respect of environment protection and depletion of classical energy resources. These have had consequences in the power production sector, already faced with negative public opinions on nuclear energy and favorable perception of renewable energy resources and about distributed power generation. The objective of this edited book is to review all these changes and to present solutions for future power generation. Future energy systems must factor in the changes and developments in technology like improvements of natural gas combined cycles and clean coal technologies, carbon dioxide capture and storage, advancements in nuclear reactors and hydropower, renewable energy engineering, power-to-gas conversion and fuel cells, energy crops, new energy vectors biomass-hydrogen, thermal energy storage, new storage systems diffusion, modern substations, high voltage engineering equipment and compatibility, HVDC transmission with FACTS, advanced optimization in a liberalized market environment, active grids and smart grids, power system resilience, power quality and cost of supply, plug-in electric vehicles, smart metering, control and communication technologies, new key actors as prosumers, smart cities. The emerging research will enhance the security of energy systems, safety in operation, protection of environment, improve energy efficiency, reliability and sustainability. The book reviews current literature in the advances, innovative options and solutions in power engineering. It has been written for researchers, engineers, technicians and graduate and doctorate students interested in power engineering.

Solar Technology - The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Energy for Heating, Cooling and Electricity (Paperback): David... Solar Technology - The Earthscan Expert Guide to Using Solar Energy for Heating, Cooling and Electricity (Paperback)
David Thorpe
R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Solar energy is free, abundant and sustainable, with many methods existing to harness it. This guide is the essential introduction to the subject, explaining how the technologies work, how best they should be employed, and the costs and benefits of using them. It provides detailed yet accessible coverage of: passive solar building solar water heating solar space heating other solar thermal applications (such as cooling and desalination) grid-connected photovoltaics stand-alone photovoltaics. It also introduces the reader to larger scale applications such as concentrating solar power. Highly illustrated in full colour, this is the perfect primer for anyone who wants to work with or simply learn more about solar technologies.

Solar Farms - The Earthscan Expert Guide to Design and Construction of Utility-scale Photovoltaic Systems (Paperback): Susan... Solar Farms - The Earthscan Expert Guide to Design and Construction of Utility-scale Photovoltaic Systems (Paperback)
Susan Neill, Geoff Stapleton, Christopher Martell
R1,078 Discovery Miles 10 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The market and policy impetus to install increasingly utility-scale solar systems, or solar farms (sometimes known as solar parks or ranches), has seen products and applications develop ahead of the collective industry knowledge and experience. Recently however, the market has matured and investment opportunites for utility-scale solar farms or parks as part of renewable energy policies have made the sector more attractive. This book brings together the latest technical, practical and financial information available to provide an essential guide to solar farms, from design and planning to installation and maintenance. The book builds on the challenges and lessons learned from existing solar farms, that have been developed across the world, including in Europe, the USA, Australia, China and India. Topics covered include system design, system layout, international installation standards, operation and maintenance, grid penetration, planning applications, and skills required for installation, operation and maintenance. Highly illustrated in full colour, the book provides an essential practical guide for all industry professionals involved in or contemplating utility-scale, grid-connected solar systems.

Sustainability Issues in Civil Engineering (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): G. L. Sivakumar Babu, Sireesh Saride, B. Munwar Basha Sustainability Issues in Civil Engineering (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
G. L. Sivakumar Babu, Sireesh Saride, B. Munwar Basha
R5,033 Discovery Miles 50 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This compilation on sustainability issues in civil engineering comprises contributions from international experts who have been working in the area of sustainability in civil engineering. Many of the contributions have been presented as keynote lectures at the International Conference on Sustainable Civil Infrastructure (ICSCI) held in Hyderabad, India. The book has been divided into core themes of Sustainable Transportation Systems, Sustainable Geosystems, Sustainable Environmental and Water Resources and Sustainable Structural Systems. Use of sustainability principles in engineering has become an important component of the process of design and in this context, design and analysis approaches in civil engineering are being reexamined to incorporate the principles of sustainable designs and construction in practice. Developing economies are on the threshold of rapid infrastructure growth and there is a need to compile the developments in various branches of civil engineering and highlight the issues. It is this need that prompted the composition of this book. The contents of this book will be useful to students, professionals, and researchers working on sustainability related problems in civil engineering. The book also provides a perspective on sustainability for practicing civil engineers who are not directly researching the problems but are affected by the concerns in the course of their profession. The book can also serve to highlight to policy makers and governing bodies the need to have a mandate for sustainable infrastructural development.

Climate Change and Green Chemistry of CO2 Sequestration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Malti Goel, T Satyanarayana, Maruthadu... Climate Change and Green Chemistry of CO2 Sequestration (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Malti Goel, T Satyanarayana, Maruthadu Sudhakar, D.P. Agrawal
R2,649 Discovery Miles 26 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The book comprises state-of-the-art scientific reviews on carbon management strategies in response to climate change. It provides in-depth information on topics relating to recent advances in carbon capture technology and its reuse in value added products. It features contributions of leading scientists and technocrats on topics including climate change and carbon sequestration, lowering carbon footprint CO2 capture, low carbon imperatives in oil industry, CO2 as refrigerant in cold-chain application, carbonic anhydrase-mediated carbon sequestration and utilization, chemical looping combustion with Indian coal, CO2 conversion to chemicals, algae based biofuels, and carbon capture patent landscaping analysis. The contents of this book will be helpful for research scholars, post-graduate students, industry, agricultural scientists and policy makers/planners.

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