"Energy for a Warming World" challenges the commonplace notion that the amount of power which mankind can potentially harness from renewable resources is more than large enough to assuage future demand levels. By examining the renewable issue from an electrical engineering perspective, and exercising due regard for the limited capability of current and future electrical generation and transmission systems, this book attempts to provide more realistic statistics for the levels of power which could be extracted from sustainable resources in the critical time frame of 30 to 40 years....
Forecasts point to a huge increase in energy demand over the next 25 years, with a direct and
immediate impact on the exhaustion of fossil fuels, the increase in pollution levels and the
global warming that will have significant consequences for all sectors of society.
Irrespective of the likelihood of these predictions or what researchers in different scientific
disciplines may believe or publicly say about how critical the energy situation may be on a
world level, it is without doubt one of the great debates that has stirred up public interest in
Hydrogen and fuel cells are seen by many as key solutions
for the 21st century, enabling clean efficient production of
power and heat from a range of primary energy sources. The High Level Group for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Technologies was initiated in October 2002 by the Vice President of the European Commission, Loyola de Palacio, Commissioner for Energy and Transport, and Mr Philippe Busquin, Commissioner for Research.
Addressing the sustainable energy crisis in an objective manner, this enlightening book analyzes the relevant numbers and organizes a plan for change on both a personal level and an international scaleâfor Europe, the United States, and the world. In case study format, this informative reference answers questions surrounding
Understanding a text requires building a mental representation that is coherent.
This mental representation, commonly called a situation model (van
Dijk & Kintsch, 1983) or a mental model (Johnson-Laird, 1983), is the result
of an interaction between the reader’s prior knowledge and information in
the text. One of my goals is to define what objects or entities compose the
situational level of representation and what main processes are implemented
by the reader to understand a text.
Glucose as a source of energy is centrally important to our understanding
of life. We investigated the cell division–quiescence behavior of the fission
yeastSchizosaccharomyces pombeunder a wide range of glucose concentra-tions (0–111 mM). The mode of S.
Civilization is on a non-renewable energy course upon which we are dependent and which can only be maintained by increasing use of fossil fuel oil and gas and coal, with the result of rising greenhouse gas levels and increasing climate change that leads to increasing ecosystem destruction. It is imperative that civilization bring about an energy transition to a renewable energy economy, which may be based on inexhaustible solar energy, hydrogen, and electricity derived from renewable sources.
CNC controllers, working as a brain for manufacturing automation, are high valueadded
products accounting for over 30% of the price of machine tools. CNC technology
is generally considered as a measure of the level of manufacturing technology of
a nation, and is currently led by major advanced countries such as USA, Japan, and
The objective of this book is to present methods of power system analysis and
design, particularly with the aid of a personal computer, in su‰cient depth
to give the student the basic theory at the undergraduate level. The approach
is designed to develop students’ thinking processes, enabling them to reach a
sound understanding of a broad range of topics related to power system
engineering, while motivating their interest in the electrical power industry.
To properly operate a waterworks or wastewater treatment plant and to pass the examination for a
waterworks/wastewater operators license, it is necessary to know how to perform certain calculations.
In reality, most of the calculations that operators at the lower level of licensure need to know
how to perform are not difÞcult, but all operators need a basic understanding of arithmetic and
problem-solving techniques to be able to solve the problems they typically encounter.
Oil and gas are the most important non-renewable sources of energy. Exploring, producing and managing these resources in compliance with HSE standards are challenging tasks. New technologies, workflows and procedures have to be implemented.This book deals with some of these themes and describes some of the advanced technologies related to the oil and gas industry from HSE to field management issues. Some new technologies for geo-modeling, transient well testing and digital rock physics are also introduced. There are many more technical topics to be addressed in future books.
Making microsystems at a scale level of few microns is called micromachining.
Micromachining is used to fabricate three-dimensional microstructures. It is the
foundation of a technology called Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS). MEMS
usually consist of three major parts: sensors, actuators, and an associate electronic
circuitry that acts as the brain and controller of the whole system.
This book is intended as a general introduction to modern physics for science and
engineering students. It is written at a level which presurnes a prior tull year’s
course in classical physics, and a knowledge of elementary differential and
The material discussed here includes probability, relativity, quantum mechanics,
atomic physics, statistical mechanics, nuclear physics and elementary
Risks pervade our life and can have an impact at individual, business and social levels. Science
and technology, medicine, transport, economics and environment are examples of fields
where various kind of risks can arise, eventually causing serious damages if not properly
controlled and managed.
If we consider economics, we can argue that enterprises need to compete in order to survive
thus incurring in several kinds of risks such as legal, operational and financial ones.
Since publication of the 5th edition there have been significant developments
in health and safety. First, the importance of the roles of directors
and managers in health and safety has been highlighted by a number of
major incidents, in some of which lives were lost. Subsequent investigation
established serious shortcomings in the commitment and support for
health and safety at very senior levels in the organisations concerned.
With technology advancements in semiconductor devices such as insulated gate
bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and gate commutated thyristors (GCTs), modern highpower
medium voltage (MV) drives are increasingly used in petrochemical, mining,
steel and metals, transportation and other industries to conserve electric energy,
increase productivity and improve product quality.
Although research and development of the medium voltage (2.3 KV to 13.8 KV)
drive in the 1-MW to 100-MW range are continuously growing, books dedicated to
this technology seem unavailable.
The earthquake motion is assigned
classified by Japan's land area is classified into three categories according to level
seismic risk and adjust the seismic motion by using the regional adjustment factor of 1.0, 0.85
and 0.7 depending on the classification of the area.
Meanwhile, the studies to calculate seismic waveforms unique to the target area of seismic
design has been conducted in recent years.
Internal combustion engines (ICE) are the main sources of powering for almost all
road vehicles, yet many other machines too. Being under strength development for a
number of years, they have already reached a relatively high level of technical
excellence and now they also produce acceptable output parameters. Still, they are not
devoid of drawbacks. Harmful exhaust emissions can be pointed as the most
important here. This problem is the main focus of interest for automotive researchers