Energy and the Environment explains in simple terms what the energy demand is at the present, what the environmental effects of energy use are, and what can be accomplished to alleviate the environmental effects of energy use and ensure adequate energy supply. Though technical in approach, the text uses simple explanations of engineering processes and systems and algebra-based math to be comprehensible to students in a range of disciplines. Schematic diagrams, quantitative examples, and numerous problems will help students make quantitative calculations. This will assist them in comprehending the complexity of the energy-environment balance, and to analyze and evaluate proposed solutions.
Table of Contents
1. Fundamental Concepts
2. Energy Demand and Supply
3. Environmental Effects of Energy Production and Utilization
4. Fossil Fuels
5. Nuclear Energy
6. Renewable Energy
7. Energy Storage
8. Energy Conservation and Higher Efficiency
9. Energy Economics and Decision-Making Methods
Efstathios E. (Stathis) Michaelides, PhD, is currently the Tex Moncrief Chair of Engineering at Texas Christian University (TCU). Prior to this he held professorial and several administrative positions in four Universities. He is recognized as a leading scholar in the areas of multiphase flows and energy conversion, where he also authored four monographs. He has published more than 140 journal papers and has contributed more than 230 scientific papers in national and international conferences. Among his achievements is the extension of the Immersed Boundary numerical method for particulate flows and heat transfer (with Professor Z.G. Feng). He chaired the 4th International Conference on Multiphase Flows (New Orleans May 27 to June 1, 2001). He was awarded an honorary M.A. degree from Oxford University (1983); the ASEE Centennial Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Profession of Engineering (1993). The Lee H. Johnson award for Teaching Excellence (1995); the Senior Fulbright Fellowship (1997); the ASME Freeman Scholar award (2002); the Outstanding Researcher award at Tulane University (2003); the ASME Outstanding Service award (2007); the ASME Fluids Engineering award (2014); and the ASME-FED 90th Anniversary Medal.
"Award-winning author Efstathios E. (Stathis) Michaelides, PhD, is the Tex Moncrief Chair of Engineering at Texas Christian University. Though technical in approach, the text uses simple explanations of engineering processes and systems and algebra-based math to be comprehensible to students in a range of disciplines. Schematic diagrams, quantitative examples, and numerous problems help students make quantitative calculations. This will assist them in comprehending the complexity of the energy-environment balance and in analyzing and evaluating proposed solutions.
Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability is designed to provide readers the means to understand the scientific principles of energy conversion and the operation of the technical systems that are employed for the harnessing of all the currently known energy sources. Readers become familiar with the scientific principles for the harnessing of primary energy sources and learn to apply this knowledge to conduct feasibility studies and choose systems that make the best use of our energy resources. A unique aspect of this book is the inclusion of sections at the end of each chapter that debunk many misconceptions related to energy production and the environment. The key to this is the quantitative analysis of the data that are pertinent to each one of the misconceptions.
A second unique feature of Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability is the high emphasis on nuclear energy, energy storage, energy conservation and efficiency, and decision-making methods. When our society decides to seriously tackle the global climate change problem, all four will play important roles in the energy supply of nations."
—SirReadaLot, July Issue