1st Edition

Modular Systems for Energy and Fuel Recovery and Conversion

By Yatish T. Shah Copyright 2020
    563 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Modular Systems for Energy and Fuel Recovery and Conversion surveys the benefits of the modular approach in the front end of the energy industry. The book also outlines strategies for managing modular approaches for fossil, renewable, and nuclear energy resource recovery and conversion with the help of successful industrial examples. The book points out that while the modular approach is most applicable for distributed and small-scale energy systems, it is also often used for parts of large-scale centralized systems.   

    With the help of successful industrial examples of modular approaches for energy and fuel recovery and conversion, the book points out the need for more balance between large-scale centralized systems and small-scale distributed systems to serve the energy needs of rural and isolated communities. Coal, oil, natural gas, hydrogen, biomass, waste, nuclear, geothermal solar, wind, and hydro energy are examined, showing that modular operations are very successfully used in all these components of the energy industry.

    Aimed at academic researchers and industry professionals, this book provides successful examples and analysis of the modular operation for energy and fuel recovery and conversion. It is also a reference for those who are engaged in the development of modular systems for energy and fuel recovery and conversion.

    1. Introduction

    2. Modular Systems in Coal Industry

    3. Modular Systems in Oil Industry

    4. Modular Systems in Natural Gas and Hydrogen Industries

    5. Modular Approaches in Biomass and Waste Industries

    6. Modular Nuclear Reactors

    7. Modular Wind Energy Systems

    8. Modular Solar Energy Systems

    9. Modular Geothermal Energy Recovery and Conversion

    10. Modular Hydro Energy Systems


    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. Dr. Shah has previously written eight books related to energy, five of which are under"Sustainable energy strategies" book series by Taylor and Francis of which he is the editor.The present book is another addition to this book 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 the energy areas.

    "The main argument of the book is that modular systems are more flexible, easier to build and operate, and eventually more cost-effective than other types. The 10 chapters include detailed discussion and examples from coal, oil, natural gas, hydrogen, and biomass and waste industries, as well as case histories from wind, solar, and hydro energy systems, nuclear reactors, and also geothermal energy recovery and conversion operations. Each chapter cites tens of references to facilitate follow-up for interested readers. The introduction (and selected sections of other parts of the book) are good reads for a general audience with an interest in energy systems, but most of the book will best serve as a reference. This is a recommended acquisition for any library serving patrons with an interest in energy."

    --M. Alam, University of California, Berkeley, CHOICE July 2020