Energy and Fuel Systems Integration explains how growing energy and fuel demands, paired with the need for environmental preservation, require different sources of energy and fuel to cooperate and integrate with each other rather than simply compete. Providing numerous examples of energy and fuel systems integration success stories, this book:
- Discusses the use of different mixtures of fuels for combustion, gasification, liquefaction, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion processes
- Describes the use of hybrid nuclear and renewable energy systems for power and heat cogenerations with nonelectrical applications
- Details the holistic integration of renewable, nuclear, and fossil energy systems by gas, heat, and smart electrical grids
Energy and Fuel Systems Integration emphasizes the many advantages of these integrated systems, including sustainability, flexibility for optimization and scale-up, and more efficient use of storage, transportation, and delivery infrastructures.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Heat and Power by Co-Combustion. Synthetic Gas Production by Co-Gasification. Synthetic Liquid Production by Co-Processing. Co-Pyrolysis. Methane Production by Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Biomass and Waste. Hybrid Nuclear Energy Systems. Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems. Energy and Fuel Systems Integration by Gas, Heat, and Electricity Grids. Multifuel, Hybrid, and Grid-Integrated Vehicles: A Case Study.
Yatish T. Shah received his B.Sc in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and MS and Sc.D 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 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. Currently, he is a professor of engineering and co-director of the Hodge Institute of Entrepreneurship at Norfolk State University. Dr. Shah has written five books related to energy. 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 the energy areas.