1st Edition

Advanced Power Generation Systems Thermal Sources

By Yatish T. Shah Copyright 2023
    522 Pages 126 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Advanced Power Generation Systems: Thermal Sources evaluates advances made in heat-to-power technologies for conventional combustion heat and nuclear heat, along with natural sources of geothermal, solar, and waste heat generated from the use of different sources. These advances will render the landscape of power generation significantly different in just a few decades. This book covers the commercial viability of advanced technologies and identifies where more work needs to be done. Since power is the future of energy, these technologies will remain sustainable over a long period of time.

    Key Features

    • Covers power generation and heat engines
    • Details photovoltaics, thermo-photovoltaics, and thermoelectricity
    • Includes discussion of nuclear and renewable energy as well as waste heat

    This book will be useful for advanced students, researchers, and professionals interested in power generation and energy industries.

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Advanced Combustion Power Systems

    Chapter 3 Advanced Nuclear Power

    Chapter 4 Advanced Power Generation from Geothermal Heat

    Chapter 5 Advanced Solar Thermal Power Systems

    Chapter 6 Advances in Photovoltaic Technology

    Chapter 7 TPV Technology

    Chapter 8 Waste Heat to Power—Thermoelectricity


    Yatish T. Shah received his BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and MS and ScD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA. He has more than 40 years of academic and industrial experience in energy-related areas. He was chairman of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, and Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; chief research officer at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA; and provost at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, USA, the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, USA, and Norfolk State University, Virginia, USA. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkley, USA, and Institut für Technische Chemie I der Universität Erlangen, Nürnberg, Germany. He has previously written 13 books related to energy, seven of which are under the Sustainable Energy Strategies book series (by Taylor & Francis) of which he is the editor. This book is another addition to this series. He has also published more than 250 refereed reviews, book chapters, and research technical publications in the areas of energy, environment, and reaction engineering. He is an active consultant to numerous industries and government organizations in energy areas.