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Title Fundamentals of materials for energy and environmental sustainability / edited by David S. Ginley and David Cahen
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 753 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Cover; Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability; Title; Copyright; Acknowledgments; PART 1 Energy and the environment: the global landscape; 1 A primer on climate change; 2 The global energy landscape and energy security; 4 Energy cost of materials: materials for thin-film photovoltaics as an example; 5 Economics of materials; 6 Global energy flows; 7 Global materials flows; 8 Carbon dioxide capture and sequestration; PART 2 Nonrenewable energy sources; 9 Petroleum and natural gas; 10 Advancing coal conversion technologies: materials challenges
11 Oil shale and tar sands12 Unconventional energy sources: gas hydrates; 13 Nuclear energy: current and future schemes; 14 Nuclear non-proliferation; 15 Nuclear-waste management and disposal; 16 Material requirements for controlled nuclear fusion; 17 Solar energy overview; 18 Direct solar energy conversion with photovoltaic devices; 19 Future concepts for photovoltaic energy conversion; 20 Concentrating and multijunction photovoltaics; 21 Concentrating solar thermal power; 22 Solar thermoelectrics: direct solar thermal energy conversion; 23 Off-grid solar in the developing world
24 Principles of photosynthesis25 Biofuels and biomaterials from microbes; 26 Biofuels from cellulosic biomass via aqueous processing; 27 Artificial photosynthesis for solar energy conver; 28 Engineering natural photosynthesis; 29 Geothermal and ocean energy; 30 Wind energy; 31 Transportation: motor vehicles; 32 Transportation: aviation; 33 Transportation: shipping; 34 Transportation: fully autonomous vehicles; PART 5 Energy efficiency; 36 Energy efficient buildings; 37 Insulation science; 38 Industrial energy efficiency: a case study; 39 Green processing: catalysis
40 Materials availability and recycling41 Life-cycle assessment; PART 6 Energy storage, high-penetration renewables, and grid stablization; 42 Toward the smart grid: the US as a case study; 43 Consequences of high-penetration renewables; 44 Electrochemical energy storage: batteries and capacitors; 45 Mechanical energy storage: pumped hydro, CAES, flywheels; 49: Photoelectrochemistry and hybrid solar conversion; Outline placeholder
Summary "How will we meet rising energy demands? What are our options? Are there viable long-term solutions for the future? Learn the fundamental physical, chemical and materials science at the heart of: Renewable/non-renewable energy sources ; Future transportation systems ; Energy efficiency ; Energy storage. Whether you are a student taking an energy course or a newcomer to the field, this book will help you understand critical relationships between the environment, energy and sustainability. Leading experts provide comprehensive coverage of each topic, bringing together diverse subject matter by integrating theory with engaging insights. Each chapter includes helpful features to aid understanding, including a historical overview to provide context, suggested further reading and questions for discussion. Every subject is beautifully illustrated and brought to life with full color images and color-coded sections for easy browsing, making this a complete educational package. Fundamentals of Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability will enable today's scientists and educate future generations"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Energy conservation -- Equipment and supplies.
Power resources.
Renewable energy sources.
Sustainable engineering -- Materials.
Form Electronic book
Author Ginley, D. S. (David S.), editor
Kahen, Daṿid, editor
LC no. 2011027888
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