Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation

ISBN-10: 0071495932

ISBN-13: 9780071495936

Edition: 2008

Authors: Francis Vanek, Louis D. Albright

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A Unique Systems Approach to Energy Engineering, Covering Carbon-Based, Nuclear, and Renewable Sources! An essential reference for all engineers and students working with energy systems, Energy Systems Engineering presents a systems approach to future energy needs, covering carbon-based, nuclear, and renewable energy sources. This unique guide explores the latest technology within each energy systems area, the benefits and liabilities of each, the challenges posed by changing energy supplies, the negative impacts from energy consumption, especially CO2 emissions, and the ways in which a portfolio of new technologies can address these problems. Filled with over 200 detailed illustrations and tables, the book examines short-, medium-, and long-term energy options for the remainder of the twenty-first century. For each energy system, the authors provide equations and problems to help practitioners quantify the performance of the technology and better understand its potential. "Energy Systems Engineering" features: A valuable systems approach to energy engineering Coverage of all major energy topics_from climate change to wind power Both U.S. and global energy perspectives, with international comparisons Emphasis on CO2 issues and abatement, including carbon sequestration A wealth of equations and problems for each area of energy technology Numerous tables and graphs in PowerPoint format for easy presentation Inside This Cutting-Edge Guide to the Technology of Energy Systems Systems Engineering and Economic Analysis Tools - Climate Change - Fossil Fuels, Relative CO2 Emissions, and Modeling of Consumption and Remaining Reserves - Fossil Fuel Combustion Technologies - CarbonSequestration - Nuclear Energy - The Solar Energy Resource - Solar Technology - Wind Energy - Energy Technologies for Transportation - Systems Issues for Transportation Energy - Other Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies
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List price: $89.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 5/19/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 532
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Received his bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Asian Studies from Cornell University in 1991, and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Dept of Systems Engineering in 1998, where his doctoral research focused on the environmental impact of freight transport and logistics activities. From 1998 to 2000 he was a Lecturer in Logistics Management at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland, where his teaching and research continued to focus on these issues. Since 2001 he has served as a Lecturer and Research Assistant in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering at Cornell, where he teaches and researches in the areas of energy efficiency, alternative energy, and energy for transportation. He also acts as an independent consultant in these fields to clients in government and industry.

After receiving his Ph.D., Albright was an assistant professor of agricultural engineering at the University of California at Davis for two years before coming to Cornell. He is a member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE); the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS); and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). In 1979 he received the Young Researcher of the Year Award, and in 1994 the Henry Giese Structures and Environment Award, given by ASAE. He is a fellow of ASAE and has been awarded several prizes from the ASAE for his research papers, as well as several teaching awards from the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Engineering.

A systems Approach to Energy
Challenges Climate Change Fossil fuels, relative CO2 emissions, and modeling of consumption and remaining reserves
Fossil fuel combustion technologies
Carbon Sequestration Nuclear Energy
The solar energy resource
Solar technology
Wind Power Energy technologies for transportation
Systems Issues for Transportation Energy
Other technologies and applications
Conclusion: Toward a Sustainable Future
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