Energy Systems Engineering

Author: Michael C. Georgiadis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527316949
Release Date: 2008-10-13
Genre: Science

Inspired by the leading authority in the field, the Centre for Process Systems Engineering at Imperial College London, this book includes theoretical developments, algorithms, methodologies and tools in process systems engineering and applications from the chemical, energy, molecular, biomedical and other areas. It spans a whole range of length scales seen in manufacturing industries, from molecular and nanoscale phenomena to enterprise–wide optimization and control. As such, this will appeal to a broad readership, since the topic applies not only to all technical processes but also due to the interdisciplinary expertise required to solve the challenge. The ultimate reference work for years to come.

Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation

Author: Francis Vanek
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071640947
Release Date: 2008-06-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Market: energy professionals including analysts, system engineers, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineers Problems and worked-out equations use SI units

Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation Second Edition

Author: Francis Vanek
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071787796
Release Date: 2012-06-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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. Coverage includes: Systems and economic tools for energy systems Climate change and climate modeling Fossil fuel resources Stationary combustion systems Carbon sequestration 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

Advances in Energy Systems Engineering

Author: Georgios M. Kopanos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319428031
Release Date: 2016-10-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book provides a scientific framework for integrated solutions to complex energy problems. It adopts a holistic, systems-based approach to demonstrate the potential of an energy systems engineering approach to systematically quantify different options at various levels of complexity (technology, plant, energy supply chain, mega-system). Utilizing modeling, simulation and optimization-based frameworks, along with a number of real-life applications, it focuses on advanced energy systems including energy supply chains, integrated biorefineries, energy planning and scheduling approaches and urban energy systems. Featuring contributions from leading researchers in the field, this work is useful for academics, researchers, industry practitioners in energy systems engineering, and all those who are involved in model-based energy systems.

Power and Energy Systems Engineering Economics

Author: Panos Konstantin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319723839
Release Date: 2018-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Power and Energy industry is a highly capital intensive business field. Furthermore there is a very close interlinkage between technologies and economics that requires engineers and economists to have a common understanding of project evaluation approaches and methodologies. The book’s overall objective is to provide a comprehensive but concise coverage of engineering economics required for techno-economic evaluation of investments in power and energy system projects. Throughout the book, the emphasis is on transferring practical know-how rather than pure theoretical knowledge. This is also demonstrated in numerous examples derived from experience of respective projects. The book comprises seven chapters. The text part is supported by about 25 tables, 40 figures, 55 application examples and 7 Case Studies. Target audience of the book are primarily international consultants, staff members of engineering companies, utility personnel, energy economists and lawyers, as well as employees of government agencies entrusted with regulating the energy and utility sector and, finally, students in related fields of engineering and economics.

Control and Automation and Energy System Engineering

Author: Tai-hoon Kim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642260094
Release Date: 2011-11-29
Genre: Computers

This book comprises selected papers of the International Conferences, CA and CES3 2011, held as Part of the Future Generation Information Technology Conference, FGIT 2011, in Conjunction with GDC 2011, Jeju Island, Korea, in December 2011. The papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions and focuse on the various aspects of control and automation, and circuits, control, communication, electricity, electronics, energy, system, signal and simulation.

Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation Third Edition

Author: Francis Vanek
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259585104
Release Date: 2016-03-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

A definitive guide to energy systems engineering—thoroughly updated for the latest technologies This fully revised 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. Throughout, new and expanded examples and end-of-chapter problems help to provide a practical understanding of each topic. Written by a team of energy experts, Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation, Third Edition, clearly explains how each technology works and discusses benefits and liabilities. You will get up-to-date information on global emission trends, the volatile price and supply of natural gas and oil, and the accelerated growth of alternative energy sources. Detailed methods to assess environmental impact, project scope, cost, energy consumption, and efficiency are provided. Offers a technology-neutral, portfolio approach to energy system options and policy tools Includes new and expanded discussions so small scale nuclear fusion, wind turbine designs for lower average wind speed, and electric vehicles Explains how to project future output from nonconventional oil and gas Covers waste-to-energy conversion and waste water energy recovery Features high-quality illustrations and tables

Advances in Human Factors Software and Systems Engineering

Author: Ben Amaba
Publisher: AHFE Conference
ISBN: 9781495120961
Release Date: 2014-07-19
Genre:

The discipline of Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering provides a platform for addressing challenges in in human factors, software and systems engineering that both pushes the boundaries of current research and responds to new challenges, fostering new research ideas. In this book researchers, professional software & systems engineers, human factors and human systems integration experts from around the world addressed societal challenges and next-generation systems and applications for meeting them. The books address topics from evolutionary and complex systems, human systems integration to smart grid and infrastructure, workforce training requirements, systems engineering education and even defense and aerospace. It is sure to be one of the most informative systems engineering events of the year. This book focuses on the advances in the Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, which are a critical aspect in the design of any human-centered technological system. The ideas and practical solutions described in the book are the outcome of dedicated research by academics and practitioners aiming to advance theory and practice in this dynamic and all-encompassing discipline.

Sustainable Energy System Engineering

Author: Peter Gevorkian
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071473590
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Architecture

Thanks to economic incentives such as tax credits, green building has become a booming trend in the construction industry. This title is intended for electrical engineers, construction managers, construction and building inspectors.

Plant energy systems

Author: Power (New York)
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015006417888
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Technology & Engineering


Urban Energy Systems

Author: James Keirstead
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415529013
Release Date: 2013-02-27
Genre: Science

Energy demands of cities need to be met more sustainably. This book analyses the technical and social systems that satisfy these needs and asks how methods can be put into practice to achieve this. Drawing on analytical tools and case studies developed at Imperial College London, the book presents state-of-the-art techniques for examining urban energy systems as integrated systems of technologies, resources, and people. Case studies include: a history of the evolution of London's urban energy system, from pre-history to present day a history of the growth of district heating and cogeneration in Copenhagen, one of the world's most energy efficient cities an analysis of changing energy consumption and environmental impacts in the Kenyan city of Nakuru over a thirty year period an application of uncertainty and sensitivity analysis techniques to show how Newcastle-upon-Tyne can reach its 2050 carbon emission targets designing an optimized low-carbon energy system for a new UK eco-town, showing how it would meet ever more stringent emissions targets. For students, researchers, planners, engineers, policymakers and all those looking to make a contribution to urban sustainability.

10th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering PSE2009

Author: Rita Maria de Brito Alves
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444534733
Release Date: 2009-08-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This book contains the proceedings of the 10e of a series of international symposia on process systems engineering (PSE) initiated in 1982. The special focus of PSE09 is how PSE methods can support sustainable resource systems and emerging technologies in the areas of green engineering. * Contains fully searchable CD of all printed contributions * Focus on sustainable green engineering * 9 Plenary papers, 21 Keynote lectures by leading experts in the field