Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Mechanical Engineering)


Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Mechanical Engineering)

Publisher: CRC
Number Of Pages: 1560
Publication Date: 2007-05-07
Sales Rank: 635541
ISBN / ASIN: 0849317304
EAN: 9780849317309
Binding: Hardcover
Manufacturer: CRC
Studio: CRC

With contributions from international experts, the Handbook of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy presents a comprehensive, world-wide survey of the field. This reference combines the two main areas related to sustainable systems-energy efficiency and renewable energy technology-and covers topics such as general energy principles, energy conservation in buildings and industry, transportation systems, and renewable energy technology. It also includes basic information on hydrogen and fuel cells. This timely handbook serves as the first source for up-to-date information on energy conservation and renewable energy technologies.




Monday, February 18, 2008

Engineering Drawing for Manufacture (Manufacturing Engineering Modular Series)

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Number Of Pages: 150
Publication Date: 2002-10-06
Sales Rank: 1534027
ISBN / ASIN: 185718033X
EAN: 9781857180336
Binding: Paperback
Manufacturer: Butterworth-Heinemann
Studio: Butterworth-Heinemann

The processes of manufacture and assembly are based on the communication of engineering information via drawing. These drawings follow rules laid down in national and international standards. The organisation responsible for the international rules is the International Standards Organisation (ISO). There are hundreds of ISO standards on engineering drawing because drawing is very complicated and accurate transfer of information must be guaranteed. The information contained in an engineering drawing is a legal specification, which contractor and sub-contractor agree to in a binding contract. The ISO standards are designed to be independent of any one language and thus much symbology is used to overcome any reliance on any language. Companies can only operate efficiently if they can guarantee the correct transmission of engineering design information for manufacturing and assembly.

This book is a short introduction to the subject of engineering drawing for manufacture. It should be noted that standards are updated on a 5-year rolling programme and therefore students of engineering drawing need to be aware of the latest standards. This book is unique in that it introduces the subject of engineering drawing in the context of standards.




Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy: A Global Challenge


Mauro Graziani, Paolo Fornasiero , "Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy: A Global Challenge"
CRC (December 21, 2006) | ISBN: 0849396891 | 384 pages | PDF | 7,8 Mb

As energy demands continue to surge worldwide, the need for more efficient and environmentally neutral energy production also becomes increasingly apparent. Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy: A Global Challenge presents a well-rounded perspective on the development of bio-based feedstocks, biodegradable plastics, hydrogen energy, fuel cells, and other aspects related to renewable resources and sustainable energy production. The book first examines the transformation of bio-based renewable feedstock into valuable, clean, and economically attractive products. It explains the catalytic processes involved and surveys the relevant commercial technologies that are available. The book highlights how these technologies can be used for efficient waste management solutions, particularly for the synthetic polymers industry, as well as energy production. The authors also pay particular attention to current trends for hydrogen-based and fuel cell-based technologies and provide real-world case studies of renewable energy projects in Asia and South America. An accessible reference for both scientists and non-scientists, Renewable Resources and Renewable Energy offers valuable insight into the chemical processes and practical considerations as well as the advantages, challenges, and opportunities for developing these technologies and achieving more sustainable energy production.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Energy Conversion


Energy ConversionPublisher: CRC
Language: English
ISBN: 1420044311
Paperback: 936 pages
Data: Jul 2007
Format: PDF
Description: Discussing methods for maximizing available energy, Energy Conversion surveys the latest advances in energy conversion from a wide variety of currently available energy sources. The book describes energy sources such as fossil fuels, biomass including refuse-derived biomass fuels, nuclear, solar radiation, wind, geothermal, and ocean, then provides the terminology and units used for each energy resource and their equivalence. It includes an overview of the steam power cycle, gas turbines, internal combustion engines, hydraulic turbines, Stirling engines, advanced fossil fuel power systems, and combined-cycle power plants. It outlines the development, current use, and future of nuclear fission. The book also gives a comprehensive description of the direct energy conversion methods, including, Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells, Thermoelectric conversion, Thermionics and MHD It briefly reviews the physics of PV electrical generation, discusses the PV system design process, presents several PV system examples, summarizes the latest developments in crystalline silicon PV, and explores some of the present challenges facing the large scale deployment of PV energy sources. The book discusses five energy storage categories: electrical, electromechanical, mechanical, direct thermal, and thermochemical and the storage media that can store and deliver energy. With contributions from researchers at the top of their fields and on the cutting edge of technologies, the book provides comprehensive coverage of end use efficiency of green technology. It includes in-depth discussions not only of better efficient energy management in buildings and industry, but also of how to plan and design for efficient use and management from the ground up.

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