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Energy Resources and Systems: Volume 1: Fundamentals and Non-Renewable Resources
by:Tushar K. Ghosh, Mark A. Prelas
This is a comprehensive book that addresses renewable, non-renewable, and future energy sources and their utilization. All current and potential future energy sources are discussed in great details including the type of energy, methods of converting the energy to useful forms, the engineering design issues associated with the energy conversion system, the...
This is a comprehensive book that addresses renewable, non-renewable, and future energy sources and their utilization. All current and potential future energy sources are discussed in great details including the type of energy, methods of converting the energy to useful forms, the engineering design issues associated with the energy conversion system, the efficiency of the conversion process, the economics of the conversion system, the risks associated with its use, the environmental impact and how it can be applied to meet the energy needs of the world. Current and future energy policy is discussed. At the end of most of the chapters there are problems to assist instructors. Also, there are a number of worked out problems for the students within the text. This work comprisesthree volumes. This, Volume I provides a general overview of various topics including the interrelationship between energy, economy, gross domestic product, and population. A review of engineering economics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer mechanisms is included. The environmental issues and policies, as well as energy policies are covered in depth.
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