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Applied Energy

An Introduction, 1st Edition

By Mohammad Omar Abdullah

CRC Press

444 pages | 26 Color Illus. | 275 B/W Illus.

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Written in clear, concise language and designed for an introductory applied energy course, Applied Energy: An Introduction discusses energy applications in small-medium enterprises, solar energy, hydro and wind energy, nuclear energy, hybrid energy, and energy sustainability issues. Focusing on renewable energy technologies, energy conversion, and conservation and the energy industry, the author lists the key aspects of applied energy and related studies, taking a question-based approach to the material that is useful for both undergraduate students and postgraduates who want a broad overview of energy conversion.

The author carefully designed the text to motivate students and give them the foundation they need to place the concepts presented into a real-world context. He begins with an introduction to the basics and the definitions used throughout the book. From there, he covers the energy industry and energy applications; energy sources, supply, and demand; and energy management, policy, plans, and analysis. Building on this, the author elucidates various energy saving technologies and energy storage methods, explores the pros and cons of fossil fuels and alternative energy sources, and examines the various types of applications of alternative energies. The book concludes with chapters on hybrid energy technology, hybrid energy schemes, other energy conversion methods, and applied energy issues.

The book takes advantage of practical and application-based learning, presenting the information in various forms such as essential notes followed by practical projects, assignments, and objective and practical questions. In each chapter, a small section introduces some elements of applied energy design and innovation, linking knowledge with applied energy design and practice. The comprehensive coverage gives students the skills not only to master the concepts in the course, but also apply them to future work in this area.

Reviews

"… [a] comprehensive treatment of energy, including its production through conventional and alternative energy sources, its different uses in society and its conservation. The book’s organization into short well-focused and well-explained sections, each of which provides a detailed discussion of a particular energy-related topic, enables the reader to get up to speed on an energy-related subject very quickly. The utility of this organization to those readers who will use it as a desk-top reference is high. … The presentation is very quantitative (though not at an especially high math level) and will have high appeal to civil and environmental engineers and to economists."

—William Menke, Columbia University, New York, USA

"… a much-needed textbook … a logical approach to introducing energy subject matter with ample opportunity for students and professionals alike to practice and hone their knowledge of energy systems and their applications."

—Daniel M. Martinez, Ph.D.,University of Southern Maine, Gorham, USA

Table of Contents

Introduction to Applied Energy

General Introduction

Energy and Power Basics

Energy Equation

Energy Generation Systems

Energy Storage and Methods

Energy Efficiencies and Losses

Energy industry and Energy Applications in Small -

Medium Enterprises (SME) industries

Energy Industry

Energy-Intensive industry

Energy Applications in SME Energy industries

Energy Sources and Supply

Energy Sources

Energy Supply and Energy Demand

Energy Flow Visualization and Sankey Diagram

Energy Management and Analysis

Energy Audits

Energy Use and Fuel Consumption Study

Energy Life-Cycle Analysis

Energy and Environment

Energy Pollutants, Safety and Controls

Energy Modeling and Simulation

Energy Saving Technologies and Methods

Introduction to Energy Saving

Energy Recovery

Pinch Technology

Combined Cycles and Combined Power Plant

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) (Co-Generation)

Energy Saving in Small and Medium Energy-Driven

Industries

Energy from Fossil Fuels Versus Alternative Energy

Energy from Fossil Fuels (Petroleum, Natural Gas &

Coal)

Environment Concerns on Fossil Fuels

Energy Density and Sustainabilty Comparison

Introduction to Alternative Energy Sources

Solar Energy and Electromechanical Energy

Conversion

Solar Energy: Solar Photovoltaic and Solar

Thermal Energy

Solar Thermal Power Plants

Electromechanical Energy Conversion: Fuel Cell and

Batteries

Hydro Energy and Wind Energy

Hydro Energy

Ocean Energy (Tidal, Wave, Thermal)

Wind Energy

Nuclear Energy and Energy from Biomass

Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Power Plant

Waste Energy from Biomass

Hybrid Energy

Hybrid Energy Methods

Fuel Efficiency of Hybrid Energy Systems

Hybrid Electric Vehicles (Hevs)

Hybrid Power for Rural Applications

Other Energy Conversion Methods

Absorption and Adsorption Energy Conversion

Thermoelectric and Thermionic Energy Conversion

Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) Power Conversion

Other Emerging Energy Conversion Methods

Some Applied Energy Related Issues

"Energy Sustainability" Issues

"Waste-to- Energy" Issues

"Zero-Energy" Building Issues

"Biofuels from Crops" Issues

"Adsorption Technology from Vehicle Waste Heat"

About the Author

Mohammad Omar Abdullah is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Energy Sustainability at the University Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC031010
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable