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Environmentally Conscious Alternative Energy Production

Myer Kutz (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-73911-1
336 pages
August 2007, ©2007
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This fourth volume of the Wiley Series in Environmentally Conscious Engineering, Environmentally Conscious Alternative Engergy Production describes and compares the environmental and economic impacts of renewable and conventional power generation technologies. Major topic areas include: Economic comparisons of power generation technologies, Efficiency comparisons of power generation technologies, Methods of improving the environmental impact of conventional technologies, Solar thermal systems, Photovoltaics, Fuel cell technologies, Geothermal power generation, Hydroelectric power generation, Wind power generation, Cogeneration, The hydrogen economy, Energy efficient building design, Industrial energy conservation, and Codes, standards and legislation, and others.
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Preface.

Contributors.

1. Economic Comparisons of Power Generation Technologies (Todd Nemec).

2. Solar Energy Applications (Jan F. Kreider).

3. Fuel Cells (Matthew W. Mench).

4. Geothermal Resources and Technology: An Introduction (Peter D. Blair).

5. Wind Power Generation (Todd Nemec).

6. Cogeneration (Jerald Caton).

7. Hydrogen Energy (Elias K. Stefanakos, Yogi Goswami, S.S. Srinivasan, and J.T. Wolan).

8. Clean Power Generation from Coal (Prabir Basu and James Butler).

9. Using Waste Heat from Power Plants (Herbert A. Ingley).

Index.

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Myer Kutz is founder and President of Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., a publishing and information services consulting firm. In addition to the Wiley Series in Environmentally Conscious Engineering, he is the Editor of the Mechanical Engineers' Handbook, Third Edition (4-volume set) and the Handbook of Materials Selection, also published by Wiley.

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  • Focus on integrating environmentally conscious techniques and objectives into everyday work to solve problems
  • Coverage of design optimization, cost reduction and quality improvement while meeting environmental standards and regulations
  • Case studies from diverse industries will provide guidance to practitioners in areas outside their expertise
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