A definitive guide to energy systems engineering-thoroughly updated for the latest technologies
This up-to-date guide clearly explains the design, evaluation, and environmental impact of both conventional and sustainable energy systems. Fully revised for the latest technologies and data, the book features comprehensive coverage of all types of energy systems, from fossil fuels and nuclear energy to solar, wind, biofuels, and energy systems for transportation.
Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation, Fourth Edition, clearly explains how each technology works and discusses benefits and liabilities. Brand-new chapters cover energy efficiency and conversion and emerging technologies such as small-scale hydropower, geothermal, and effluent thermal energy recovery systems. New case studies provide examples of heat and power microgrid systems, waste-to-energy conversion, biomass energy conversion, and wastewater methane generation.
Offers a technology-neutral, portfolio approach to energy systems options
Emphasizes CO2 issues and abatement, including carbon sequestration
Written by a team of recognized academics and energy experts