The defining guide to energy systems engineering–updated for the latest technologies
“Broad in scope, with focused instructional detail, this text offers a uniquely excellent, student-accessible educational resource for integrating thermodynamic, alternative, and renewable energy conversion processes.” — Professor Randy L. Vander Wal, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University.
“A carefully written book, providing good breadth as well as depth on major conventional and sustainable energy systems.” — Professor David Dillard, Department of Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Tech
Fully revised throughout, Energy Systems Engineering, Second Edition discusses fossil, nuclear, and renewable energy sources, emphasizing a technology-neutral, portfolio approach to energy systems options. The book covers major energy technologies, describing how they work, how they are quantitatively evaluated, their cost, and their benefit or impact on the natural environment.
Evaluating project scope, cost, energy consumption, and technical efficiency is clearly addressed. Example problems help you to quantify the performance of each technology and better assess its potential. Hundreds of illustrations and end-of-chapter exercises aid in your understanding of the concepts presented in this practical guide.
- Systems and economic tools for energy systems
Climate change and climate modeling
Fossil fuel resources
Stationary combustion systems
Nuclear energy systems
Solar resource evaluation
Solar photovoltaic technologies
Active and passive solar thermal systems
Wind energy systems
New chapter on energy from biological sources
Transportation energy technologies
Systems perspective on transportation engineering
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