This handbook surveys the range of methods and fuel types used in generating energy for industry, transportation, and heating and cooling of buildings. Solar, wind, biomass, nuclear, geothermal, ocean and fossil fuels are discussed and compared, and the thermodynamics of energy conversion is explained. Appendices are provided with fully updated data. Thoroughly revised, this second edition surveys the latest advances in energy conversion from a wide variety of currently available energy sources. It 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 cycles, 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 power.

chapter 1|30 pages

Global Energy Systems

ByD. Yogi Goswami, Frank Kreith

section I|158 pages

Energy Resources

chapter 2|28 pages

Fossil Fuels

ByRobert Reuther, Richard Bajura, Philip C. Crouse

chapter 3|11 pages

Biomass Properties and Resources

ByMark M. Wright, Robert C. Brown

chapter 4|7 pages

Municipal Solid Waste

ByShelly H. Schneider

chapter 5|4 pages

Nuclear Resources

ByJames S. Tulenko

chapter 6|52 pages

Solar Energy Resources

ByD. Yogi Goswami

chapter 7|40 pages

Wind Energy Resource

ByDale E. Berg

chapter 8|11 pages

Geothermal Energy

ByJoel L. Renner, Marshall J. Reed

section II|914 pages

Energy Conversion

chapter 9|20 pages

Steam Power Plant

ByJohn Kern

chapter 10|14 pages

Gas Turbines

ByRichard H. Bunce

chapter 11|33 pages

Internal Combustion Engines

ByDavid E. Klett, Elsayed M. Afify, Kalyan K. Srinivasan, Timothy J. Jacobs

chapter 12|23 pages

Hydraulic Turbines

ByRoger E.A. Arndt, Leonardo P. Chamorro

chapter 13|165 pages

Advanced Fossil Fuel Power Systems

BySeyfettin C. (John) Gülen

chapter 14|8 pages

Stirling Engines

ByFrank Kreith

chapter 15|36 pages

Nuclear Power Technologies through Year 2035

ByKenneth D. Kok, Edwin A. Harvego

chapter 16|5 pages

Nuclear Fusion

ByFrançois Waelbroeck

chapter 17|27 pages

Energy Storage Technologies *

ByJeffrey P. Chamberlain, Roel Hammerschlag, Christopher P. Schaber

chapter 18|129 pages

Solar Thermal Energy Conversion

ByT. Agami Reddy, Jeffrey H. Morehouse

chapter 19|109 pages

Concentrating Solar Thermal Power

ByManuel Romero, Jose Gonzalez-Aguilar, Eduardo Zarza

chapter 20|86 pages

Photovoltaics Fundamentals, Technology and Application

ByRoger Messenger, D. Yogi Goswami, Hari M. Upadhyaya, Senthilarasu Sundaram, Aruna Ivaturi, Stephan Buecheler, Ayodhya N. Tiwari

chapter 21|45 pages

Wind Energy Conversion

ByDale E. Berg

chapter 22|33 pages

Biomass Conversion Process for Energy Recovery

ByMark M. Wright, Robert C. Brown

chapter 23|54 pages

Geothermal Power Generation

ByKevin Kitz

chapter 24|47 pages

Waste-to-Energy Combustion

ByCharles O. Velzy, Leonard M. Grillo

chapter 25|51 pages

Fuel Cells

ByXianguo Li

chapter 26|17 pages

Direct Energy Conversion

ByMysore L. Ramalingam, Jean-Pierre Fleurial, George Nolas