Design and Optimization of Biogas Energy Systems

Design and Optimization of Biogas Energy Systems
Author: Prashant Baredar,Vikas Khare,Savita Nema
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN 10: 0128227192
ISBN 13: 9780128227190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Optimization of Biogas Energy Systems Book Review:

Design and Optimization of Biogas Energy Systems presents an overview on planning, implementing, assessing and optimizing biogas systems, from fuel conversion to power generation. The book introduces the fundamental elements of bioenergy systems, highlighting the specificities of biogas systems. It discusses the current state of their adoption at a global level and the challenges faced by designers and operators. Methods for sizing, simulating and modeling are discussed, including prefeasibility analysis, available production processes, integration into hybrid energy systems, and the application of Big Data analysis and game theory concepts. All chapters include real-life examples and exercises to illustrate the topics being covered. The book goes beyond theory to offer practical knowledge of methods to reach solutions to key challenges in the field. This is a valuable resource for researchers, practitioners and graduate students interested in developing smart, reliable and sustainable biogas technologies. Provides an applied approach to biogas systems, from technology fundamentals, to economic and environmental assessment Explores control methods and reliability prediction of each system component, including modeling and simulation with HOMER and MATLAB Discusses the use of Big Data analysis, numerical methods, and Game Theory for plant assessment

Reactor and Process Design in Sustainable Energy Technology

Reactor and Process Design in Sustainable Energy Technology
Author: Fan Shi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-07-28
ISBN 10: 0444595783
ISBN 13: 9780444595782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reactor and Process Design in Sustainable Energy Technology Book Review:

Reactor Process Design in Sustainable Energy Technology compiles and explains current developments in reactor and process design in sustainable energy technologies, including optimization and scale-up methodologies and numerical methods. Sustainable energy technologies that require more efficient means of converting and utilizing energy can help provide for burgeoning global energy demand while reducing anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions associated with energy production. The book, contributed by an international team of academic and industry experts in the field, brings numerous reactor design cases to readers based on their valuable experience from lab R&D scale to industry levels. It is the first to emphasize reactor engineering in sustainable energy technology discussing design. It provides comprehensive tools and information to help engineers and energy professionals learn, design, and specify chemical reactors and processes confidently. Emphasis on reactor engineering in sustainable energy technology Up-to-date overview of the latest reaction engineering techniques in sustainable energy topics Expert accounts of reactor types, processing, and optimization Figures and tables designed to comprehensively present concepts and procedures Hundreds of citations drawing on many most recent and previously published works on the subject

Sustainable Energy

Sustainable Energy
Author: Ahmed F. Zobaa,Sara Afifi,Ioana Pisica
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2016-12-21
ISBN 10: 9535128396
ISBN 13: 9789535128397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Energy Book Review:

The sustainable energy sources are potentially employed to substitute petrol fuels in transport engines such as buses and small vehicles. Hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas engines are forthcoming energy carriers for the internal combustion engine, with higher thermal efficiency and less pollutant emissions. The different availability of renewables has allowed various countries to adopt the most appropriate type of renewable energy technology according to their energy source adequacy/abundance. In Taiwan, ocean energy is considered as an abundant source of renewables due to its geographical location as an island. The Taiwanese government has approved the investment to construct an MW-scale demonstration electricity plant. In this book, the Taiwanese ocean energy experience is comprehensively presented. The technical and legal analyses of ocean energy implementation are provided. The challenges that they had to overcome to optimize the utilization of the most available ocean energy potential are discussed. The sustainable transition in South Africa would be a good example for implementing rooftop solar, especially in low-income communities. Apart from the environmental benefits, sustainable energy technologies can boost the socioeconomic level of developing countries. Other advantages may be the continuous supply of energy and creation of new job opportunities. Moreover, sustainable renewable energy sources such as the wind could be employed for generating electricity to operate water purification systems in remote areas. This, in turn, would overcome the health problems associated with drinking water scarcity issues. This book is an attempt to cover the sustainable energy issues from a technical perspective. Furthermore, the sustainable energy applications and existing case studies are helpful illustrations for the broad understanding of the importance of sustainable energy.

Standalone Renewable Energy Systems

Standalone Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Rodolfo Dufo-López,José L. Bernal-Agustín
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 3039361848
ISBN 13: 9783039361847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Standalone Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

Standalone (off-grid) renewable energy systems supply electricity in places where there is no access to a standard electrical grid. These systems may include photovoltaic generators, wind turbines, hydro turbines or any other renewable electrical generator. Usually, this kind of system includes electricity storage (commonly lead-acid batteries, but also other types of storage can be used). In some cases, a backup generator (usually powered by fossil fuel, diesel or gasoline) is part of the hybrid system. The modelling of the components, the control of the system and the simulation of the performance of the whole system are necessary to evaluate the system technically and economically. The optimization of the sizing and/or the control is also an important task in this kind of system.

Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems

Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems
Author: Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan,Siddhartha Kumar Khaitan,Soteris Kalogirou
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2011-08-20
ISBN 10: 3642221750
ISBN 13: 9783642221750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems Book Review:

Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems provides a practical introduction to the application of soft computing techniques and hybrid intelligent systems for designing, modeling, characterizing, optimizing, forecasting, and performance prediction of green and renewable energy systems. Research is proceeding at jet speed on renewable energy (energy derived from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, tides, rain, geothermal heat, biomass, hydrogen, etc.) as policy makers, researchers, economists, and world agencies have joined forces in finding alternative sustainable energy solutions to current critical environmental, economic, and social issues. The innovative models, environmentally benign processes, data analytics, etc. employed in renewable energy systems are computationally-intensive, non-linear and complex as well as involve a high degree of uncertainty. Soft computing technologies, such as fuzzy sets and systems, neural science and systems, evolutionary algorithms and genetic programming, and machine learning, are ideal in handling the noise, imprecision, and uncertainty in the data, and yet achieve robust, low-cost solutions. As a result, intelligent and soft computing paradigms are finding increasing applications in the study of renewable energy systems. Researchers, practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students engaged in the study of renewable energy systems will find this book very useful.

RERIC Holdings List

RERIC Holdings List
Author: Renewable Energy Resources Information Center (Thailand)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: CORNELL:31924067649214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Fuzzy Modeling for Control

Fuzzy Modeling for Control
Author: Robert Babuška
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401148686
ISBN 13: 9789401148689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuzzy Modeling for Control Book Review:

Rule-based fuzzy modeling has been recognised as a powerful technique for the modeling of partly-known nonlinear systems. Fuzzy models can effectively integrate information from different sources, such as physical laws, empirical models, measurements and heuristics. Application areas of fuzzy models include prediction, decision support, system analysis, control design, etc. Fuzzy Modeling for Control addresses fuzzy modeling from the systems and control engineering points of view. It focuses on the selection of appropriate model structures, on the acquisition of dynamic fuzzy models from process measurements (fuzzy identification), and on the design of nonlinear controllers based on fuzzy models. To automatically generate fuzzy models from measurements, a comprehensive methodology is developed which employs fuzzy clustering techniques to partition the available data into subsets characterized by locally linear behaviour. The relationships between the presented identification method and linear regression are exploited, allowing for the combination of fuzzy logic techniques with standard system identification tools. Attention is paid to the trade-off between the accuracy and transparency of the obtained fuzzy models. Control design based on a fuzzy model of a nonlinear dynamic process is addressed, using the concepts of model-based predictive control and internal model control with an inverted fuzzy model. To this end, methods to exactly invert specific types of fuzzy models are presented. In the context of predictive control, branch-and-bound optimization is applied. The main features of the presented techniques are illustrated by means of simple examples. In addition, three real-world applications are described. Finally, software tools for building fuzzy models from measurements are available from the author.

Anaerobic Sewage Treatment

Anaerobic Sewage Treatment
Author: Jeroen van der Lubbe,Adrianus van Haandel
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-08-15
ISBN 10: 1780409613
ISBN 13: 9781780409610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anaerobic Sewage Treatment Book Review:

Anaerobic Sewage Treatment: Optimization of Process and Physical Design of Anaerobic and Complementary Processes focuses on process design and deals with start-up procedures and steady state performance of UASB reactors, as well as the influence of operation on reactor performance.

Advanced District Heating and Cooling DHC Systems

Advanced District Heating and Cooling  DHC  Systems
Author: Robin Wiltshire
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2015-08-31
ISBN 10: 1782423958
ISBN 13: 9781782423959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced District Heating and Cooling DHC Systems Book Review:

Advanced District Heating and Cooling (DHC) Systems presents the latest information on the topic, providing valuable information on the distribution of centrally generated heat or cold energy to buildings, usually in the form of space heating, cooling, and hot water. As DHC systems are more efficient and less polluting than individual domestic or commercial heating and cooling systems, the book provides an introduction to DHC, including its potential contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, then reviews thermal energy generation for DHC, including fossil fuel-based technologies, those based on renewables, and surplus heat valorization. Final sections address methods to improve the efficiency of DHC. Gives a comprehensive overview of DHC systems and the technologies and energy resources utilized within these systems Analyzes the various methods used for harnessing energy to apply to DHC systems Ideal resource for those interested in district cooling, teleheating, heat networks, distributed heating, thermal energy, cogeneration, combined heat and power, and CHP Reviews the application of DHC systems in the field, including both the business model side and the planning needed to implement these systems

Renewable Sources of Energy

Renewable Sources of Energy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000086878240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Biogas Handbook

The Biogas Handbook
Author: Arthur Wellinger,Jerry D Murphy,David Baxter
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-02-19
ISBN 10: 0857097415
ISBN 13: 9780857097415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biogas Handbook Book Review:

With pressure increasing to utilise wastes and residues effectively and sustainably, the production of biogas represents one of the most important routes towards reaching national and international renewable energy targets. The biogas handbook: Science, production and applications provides a comprehensive and systematic guide to the development and deployment of biogas supply chains and technology. Following a concise overview of biogas as an energy option, part one explores biomass resources and fundamental science and engineering of biogas production, including feedstock characterisation, storage and pre-treatment, and yield optimisation. Plant design, engineering, process optimisation and digestate utilisation are the focus of part two. Topics considered include the engineering and process control of biogas plants, methane emissions in biogas production, and biogas digestate quality, utilisation and land application. Finally, part three discusses international experience and best practice in biogas utilisation. Biogas cleaning and upgrading to biomethane, biomethane use as transport fuel and the generation of heat and power from biogas for stationery applications are all discussed. The book concludes with a review of market development and biomethane certification schemes. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, The biogas handbook: Science, production and applications is a practical reference to biogas technology for process engineers, manufacturers, industrial chemists and biochemists, scientists, researchers and academics working in this field. Provides a concise overview of biogas as an energy option Explores biomass resources for production Examines plant design and engineering and process optimisation

Biomass as Energy Source

Biomass as Energy Source
Author: Erik Dahlquist
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2013-03-25
ISBN 10: 0203120256
ISBN 13: 9780203120255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass as Energy Source Book Review:

Global energy use is approximately 140 000 TWh per year. Interestingly, biomass production amounts to approximately 270 000 TWh per year, or roughly twice as much, whereas the official figure of biomass use for energy applications is 10-13% of the global energy use. This shows that biomass is not a marginal energy resource but more than capable of

Biomethanization of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes

Biomethanization of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes
Author: J. Mata-Alvarez
Publsiher: IWA Publishing
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1900222140
ISBN 13: 9781900222143
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomethanization of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Wastes Book Review:

This book is intended for introducing the fundamen

Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation

Energy Systems Engineering  Evaluation and Implementation
Author: Francis Vanek,Louis Albright
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-06-15
ISBN 10: 0071640940
ISBN 13: 9780071640947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation Book Review:

Market: energy professionals including analysts, system engineers, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers Problems and worked-out equations use SI units

Stand Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems

Stand Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems
Author: J K Kaldellis
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 1845699629
ISBN 13: 9781845699628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stand Alone and Hybrid Wind Energy Systems Book Review:

Wind power is fast becoming one of the leading renewable energy sources worldwide, not only from large scale wind farms but also from the increasing penetration of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems. These systems are primarily of benefit in small-scale applications, especially where there is no connection to a central electricity network, and where there are limited conventional fuel resources but available renewable energy resources. By applying appropriate planning, systems selection and sizing, including the integration of energy storage devices to mitigate variable energy generation patterns, theses systems can supply secure reliable and economic power to remote locations and distributed micro-grids. Stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems is a synthesis of the most recent knowledge and experience on wind-based hybrid renewable energy systems, comprehensively covering the scientific, technical and socio-economic issues involved in the application of these systems. Part one presents an overview of the fundamental science and engineering of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems and energy storage technology, including design and performance optimisation methods and feasibility assessment for these systems. Part two initially reviews the design, development, operation and optimisation of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems – including wind-diesel, wind -photovoltaic (PV), wind-hydrogen, and wind-hydropower energy systems – before moving on to examine applicable energy storage technology, including electro-chemical, flywheel (kinetic) and compressed air energy storage technologies. Finally, Part three assesses the integration of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems and energy technology into remote micro-grids and buildings, and their application for desalination systems. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems is a standard reference for all renewable energy professionals, consultants, researchers and academics from post-graduate level up. Provides an overview of the fundamental science and engineering of stand-alone hybrid and wind energy systems, including design and performance optimisation methods Reviews the development and operation of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems Assesses the integration of stand-alone and hybrid wind energy systems and energy storage technology into remote micro-grids and buildings, and their application for desalination systems

11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering PSE2012

11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering   PSE2012
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1800
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0444595082
ISBN 13: 9780444595089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

11th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering PSE2012 Book Review:

While the PSE community continues its focus on understanding, synthesizing, modeling, designing, simulating, analyzing, diagnosing, operating, controlling, managing, and optimizing a host of chemical and related industries using the systems approach, the boundaries of PSE research have expanded considerably over the years. While early PSE research was largely concerned with individual units and plants, the current research spans wide ranges of scales in size (molecules to processing units to plants to global multinational enterprises to global supply chain networks; biological cells to ecological webs) and time (instantaneous molecular interactions to months of plant operation to years of strategic planning). The changes and challenges brought about by increasing globalization and the the common global issues of energy, sustainability, and environment provide the motivation for the theme of PSE2012: Process Systems Engineering and Decision Support for the Flat World. Each theme includes an invited chapter based on the plenary presentation by an eminent academic or industrial researcher Reports on the state-of-the-art advances in the various fields of process systems engineering Addresses common global problems and the research being done to solve them

Africa EU Renewable Energy Research and Innovation Symposium 2018 RERIS 2018

Africa EU Renewable Energy Research and Innovation Symposium 2018  RERIS 2018
Author: Moeketsi Mpholo,Dirk Steuerwald,Tonny Kukeera
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 151
Release: 2018-07-20
ISBN 10: 3319934384
ISBN 13: 9783319934389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa EU Renewable Energy Research and Innovation Symposium 2018 RERIS 2018 Book Review:

This open access book presents the proceedings of the 2nd Africa-EU Renewable Energy Research and Innovation Symposium (RERIS 18), held in Maseru, Lesotho in January 2018. The symposium aimed to foster research cooperation on renewable energy between Africa and Europe – in academia, as well as the private and public sectors. Addressing thematic areas such as • Grid-connected renewable energy; • Decentralised renewable and household energy solutions; • Energy socioeconomics; and • Promotion of energy research, innovation, education and entrepreneurship, the book brings together contributions from academics and practitioners from the EU and Africa to enable mutual learning and knowledge transfer – a key factor in boosting sustainable development in the African renewable energy market. It also plays a significant role in promoting African renewable energy research, which helps to secure energy supply in both rural and urban areas and to increase generation capacities and energy system resilience. This book is an invaluable resource for academics and professionals across the renewable energy spectrum.

Tidal Energy Systems

Tidal Energy Systems
Author: Vikas Khare,Cheshta Khare,Savita Nema,Prashant Baredar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN 10: 0128148829
ISBN 13: 9780128148822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tidal Energy Systems Book Review:

Tidal Energy Systems: Design, Optimization and Control provides a comprehensive overview of concepts, technologies, management and the control of tidal energy systems and tidal power plants. It presents the fundamentals of tidal energy, including the structure of tidal currents and turbulence. Technology, principles, components, operation, and a performance assessment of each component are also covered. Other sections consider pre-feasibility analysis methods, plant operation, maintenance and power generation, reliability assessment in terms of failure distribution, constant failure rate and the time dependent failure model. Finally, the most recent research advances and future trends are reviewed. In addition, applicable real-life examples and a case study of India’s tidal energy scenario are included. The book provides ocean energy researchers, practitioners and graduate students with all the information needed to design, deploy, manage and operate tidal energy systems. Senior undergraduate students will also find this to be a useful resource on the fundamentals of tidal energy systems and their components. Presents the fundamentals of tidal energy, including system components, pre-feasibility analysis, and plant management, operations and control Explores concepts of sustainability and a reliability analysis of tidal energy systems, as well as their economic aspects and future trends Covers the assessment of tidal energy systems by optimization technique and game theory

Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Technologies

Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Technologies
Author: Riccardo Basosi,Maurizio Cellura,Sonia Longo,Maria Laura Parisi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2018-12-15
ISBN 10: 3319937405
ISBN 13: 9783319937403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Technologies Book Review:

This book deals with the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to sustainable energy systems and technologies. It reviews the state-of-the-art of the Italian experiences on the LCA applied to energy, and the most recent results from research in this field, with a particular focus on renewables, bio-energy and sustainable solutions. The contributors describe in detail the applications of LCA to various energy system topics, including: • electricity production, smart energy grids and energy storage systems;• renewable energy production from biomass;• production of biodiesel from microalgae;• environmental impacts of biomass power plants; and• geothermal energy production. These topics are supported by critical reviews and case studies, with discussions of Italian examples, demonstrating LCA’s application to various energy systems. A particular focus is placed on bio-energies and bio-energy systems, demonstrating how LCA can be used for optimal bio-energy production. This book offers an opportunity for researchers and advanced practitioners in the field of LCA to learn more about the application of LCA methodology to energy systems and technologies. It will also be of interest to students, as it enables them to understand the environmental impacts of energy systems and sustainable energy technologies, through the analysis of their life cycles.

Engineering Optimization 2014

Engineering Optimization 2014
Author: Hélder Rodrigues,José Herskovits,Christóvão Mota Soares,José Miranda Guedes,Aurelio Araujo,João Folgado,Filipa Moleiro,José Aguilar Madeira
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1078
Release: 2014-09-26
ISBN 10: 1315732106
ISBN 13: 9781315732107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Optimization 2014 Book Review:

Optimization methodologies are fundamental instruments to tackle the complexity of today's engineering processes. Engineering Optimization 2014 is dedicated to optimization methods in engineering, and contains the papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Engineering Optimization (ENGOPT2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 8-11 September 2014). The book will be of interest to engineers, applied mathematicians, and computer scientists working on research, development and practical applications of optimization methods in engineering.