The World Scientific Handbook of Energy by Gerard M Crawley

The World Scientific Handbook of Energy

byGerard M Crawley

Kobo ebook | January 28, 2013

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Competition for energy resources worldwide will almost certainly increase because of population growth and economic expansion, especially in countries such as China and India, with large populations. In addition, environmental concerns with the use of certain energy sources add a complicating factor to decisions about energy use. Therefore there is likely to be an increased commitment around the world to invest in energy systems.

The World Scientific Handbook of Energy provides comprehensive, reliable and timely sets of data on energy resources and uses; it gathers in one publication a concise description of the current state-of-the-art for a wide variety of energy resources, including data on resource availability worldwide and at different cost levels. The end use of energy in transportation, residential and industrial areas is outlined, and energy storage, conservation and the impact on the environment included.

Experts and key personnel straddling academia and related agencies and industries provide critical data for further exploration and research.

Experts in these various areas who provide relevant data for further exploration and research include former Head of the Nuclear Reactors Directorate of the CEA; Director of the Potential Gas Agency, who leads a team of 100 geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers; former CEO of an Icelandic engineering company that specializes in the design, construction and operation of “Kalina” binary power plants for geothermal, biomass and industrial waste heat recovery applications; Chairman of the Scottish Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Association; former Director of the Geo-Heat Center at the Oregon Institute of Technology, who received the Patricius Medal from the German Geothermal Association for “his pioneer work in the direct use of geothermal energy”; Division Director of NETL's Strategic Center for Coal, who provides expert guidance and consultation to major DOE-funded clean coal technology and carbon sequestration demonstration projects; an internationally recognized expert in the physics and technology of Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF); former Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Distributed Generation and Thermal Distribution with Washington State University, who was responsible for state policy, technical assistance to resource developers and investigations related to geothermal energy development; a main author on the 2005 Billion Ton Report and 2011 Billion Ton Update; and many more extremely well published and well known individuals straddling academia and related agencies and industries.

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  • Introduction
    Gerard M Crawley (Marcus Enterprises, USA)
  • Energy, Power, Units, and Conversions
    Gerard M Crawley (Marcus Enterprises, USA)
  • Coal
    Thomas Sarkus (National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA)
    Adrian Radziwon and William Ellis (KeyLogic System Inc, USA)
  • Petroleum Liquids
    William L Fishe (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Natural Gas
    John B Curtis (Colorado School of Mines, USA)
  • Nuclear Power
    Bertrand Barré (AREVA, France)
  • Magnetic Fusion Energy
    R J Goldston and M C Zarnstoff (Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA)
  • Progress Toward Inertial Fusion Energy
    Erik Storm (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Energy from Photovoltaics
    Ignacio Rey-Stolle (Technical University of Madrid, Spain)
  • Concentrating Solar Thermal Power
    Wes Stein (CSIRO, Australia)
  • Biomass
    Mark Downing and Anthony F Turhollow Jr (Oak Ridge national Laboratory, USA)
  • Geothermal Energy
    Gordon Bloomquist (Center for Distributed Generation and Thermal Distribution (Retired))
    John Lund (Oregon Institute of Technology, USA)
    Magnus Gehringer (World Bank/ESMAP)
  • Hydropower and Pumped Storage
    Torbjørn K Nielsen (Norwegian University of Science and Technolog, Norway)
  • Wind Energy
    Jos Beurskens and Arno Brand (Wind Energy Unit of the Energy Research Centre, the Netherlands)
  • Ocean Energy
    Ian Bryden (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
    Gérard C Nihous (University of Hawaii, USA)
  • Capacitive Electric Storage
    Lu Wei and Gleb Yushin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Batteries
    Habiballah Rahimi-Eichi and Mo-Yuen Chow (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Fuel Cells and the Hydrogen Economy
    John T S Irvine, Gael P G Corre, and Xiaoxiang Xu (University of St Andrew, UK)
  • Electrical Grids
    Róisin Duignan and Mark O'Malley (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Energy Use and Energy Conservation
    V Ismet Ugursal (Dalhousie University, Canada)
  • The Earth's Energy Balance
    Gerard M Crawley (Marcus Enterprises, USA)

Readership: Scientists, engineers and policymakers; undergraduates, graduates and researchers in energy studies.

Title:The World Scientific Handbook of EnergyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 28, 2013Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9814513083

ISBN - 13:9789814513081

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