Saving Energy and Reducing CO2 Emissions with Electricity: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Saving Energy and Reducing CO2 Emissions with Electricity

1st Edition

By Clark W. Gellings

Fairmont Press

275 pages

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Hardback: 9781439870129
pub: 2011-03-28
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The upcoming decrease and possible elimination of the use of fossil fuels will be a result of the ongoing imperative to make existing uses of electricity efficient and practical. This book guides the reader toward electrification with explanations on the concept of electrification and of CO2 reductions through expanded end-use applications of electricity. Topics covered include electric cars; airport, seaport, railroad and mining electrification; industrial uses of electricity in a variety of processes; residential building use of electricity; enhancing energy efficiency and demand response.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION – ELECTRICITY’S ATTRIBUTES

Electricity Powers Growth

Electricity Powers Digital Devices

Electricity: Gateway to the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Technical Attributes of Electricity

Economic

Resource Use

Electricity Leverages Exergy

References

THE CONCEPT OF ELECTRIFICATION

EPRI’s Prism and MERGE

Electricity Technology Under a Carbon-Constrained Future

MERGE Analysis

European Climate Foundation

Eurelectric

Conclusions

References

CO2 REDUCTIONS THROUGH EXPANDED END-USE APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRICITY

Introduction

The Climate Stabilization Challenge

Power Delivery and End Use

Total Resource Efficiency

Sources of CO2 Reductions

Energy Savings From Beneficial New Uses

Reductions in CO2 Emissions From Beneficial New Uses.

Identifying and Screening Technologies

Technical and Realistic Potentials by Sector

Japanese Study

European Study

United Kingdom

Conclusion

References.

ELECTRIC ON-ROAD TRANSPORTATION

The Rebirth of Electric Cars

Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Smart Charging

Truck Stop Electrification

Truck Driver Benefits From TSE

Two Major Types of Truck Stop Electrification

Societal Benefits From TSE

Emission Reduction Benefits of TSE

Conclusions

References

ELECTRIFYING OFF-ROAD MOTIVE POWER

Forklifts

Airport Electrification

Seaport Electrification

Railroad Electrification

Mining Electrification

New Opportunities for Electrification

References

BENEFICIAL INDUSTRIAL USES OF ELECTRICITY: INDUSTRIAL INTRODUCTION AND PROCESS INDUSTRIES

Process Industries

Food Processing

Membrane Processing

Freeze Concentration

Microwave Heating and Processing

Desalination

Electrolytics

New Applications for Mechanical Energy

Electrifying IC Motor

Applications

Municipal Waste and Water Electrification

Conclusion

References

BENEFICIAL INDUSTRIAL USES OF ELECTRICITY: METALS PRODUCTION

Metals Production

Dielectric Heating

Resistance Heating and Melting

Conclusion

References

BENEFICIAL INDUSTRIAL USES OF ELECTRICITY: MATERIALS FABRICATION

Materials Fabrication

Electron Beam Machining

Electric Discharge Machining

Electrochemical Machining

Electroforming..

Electrochemical Finishing

Laser Beam Machining

Electron Beam Welding

Laser Beam Welding

Plasma Welding

Resistance Welding

References

BENEFICIAL COMMERCIAL BUILDING USES OF ELECTRICITY

Space Conditioning

Variable Capacity Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps for Commercial Buildings

Advanced Heating and Cooling Technologies

Space Conditioning and/or Water Heating Using

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Refrigeration Cycle

Water Heating

Food Service

Laundry

Other Commercial Applications..

Medical Electronics

References

BENEFICIAL RESIDENTIAL BUILDING USES OF ELECTRICITY

Space Conditioning (Heating and Cooling)

Water Heating

Residential Appliances

Conclusions

References

ENHANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Other Estimates of the Potential for Energy Efficiency

Historic Perspective on Energy Efficiency

References

DEMAND RESPONSE

Definitions

Background

Four Building Blocks of Demand Response

Where is the Biggest Impact?

The Potential for Summer Peak Demand Savings from Utility Programs

Examples of Real Applications

How to Enable Demand Response

What Does DR-Ready Entail?

Why Aren’t Today’s Appliances, Information Technology and Consumer Electronics DR-Ready?

Alternatives to Enabling DR-Ready End-Use Products

A Possible Approach Toward Implementation of DR-Ready Programs

Identify Underlying Drivers and Interests among Key Stakeholders

Determine State of Industry and Technology

Including Drivers and Barriers

Define Product Attributes that Warrant

"DR-Ready" Designation

Build Coalition with Strategic Partners

Develop Roadmap of Target Products

Develop standards for exchanging information with smart appliances

References

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI024000
SCIENCE / Energy
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General