The defining guide to energy systems engineering - updated for the latest technologies
Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation 2nd Edition presents a clear, well-organized, and technically useful look at the timely and many-faceted problems and challenges of developing and maintaining energy systems in a fast-changing world.
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.
The theme of Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation 2nd Edition is that an understanding of the three major primary energy sources – renewable, fossil, and nuclear – placed on a common footing and set in comparable terms can both help you understand individual technologies and the competitive context in which these sources exist today. Treatment of each technological area starts with information about ecological, social, and economic context. Energy Systems Engineering Evaluation and Implementation 2nd Edition then uses the basic science and engineering knowledge common to most upper-level engineering and science undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals to quantitatively evaluate the function, capacity, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the technology in question.
Table of Contents
- 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.
Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Systems Tools for Energy Systems. Chapter 3: Economic Tools for Energy Systems. Chapter 4: Climate Change and Climate Modeling. Chapter 5: Fossil Fuel Resources. Chapter 6: Stationary Combustion Systems. Chapter 7: Carbon Sequestration. Chapter 8: Nuclear Energy Systems. Chapter 9: The Solar Resource. Chapter 10: Solar Photovoltaic Technologies. Chapter 11: Active Solar Thermal Applications. Chapter 12: Passive Solar Thermal Applications. Chapter 13: Wind Energy Systems. Chapter 14: Bioenergy Resources and Systems. Chapter 15: Transportation Energy Technologies. Chapter 16: Systems Perspective on Transportation Energy
Chapter 17: Conclusion: Creating the Twenty-First Century Energy System. Appendix A: Perpetual Julian Date Calendar. Appendix B: LCR Table. Appendix C: CF Table. Appendix D: Numerical Answers to Select Problems. Appendix E: Common Conversions. Appendix F: Information about Thermodynamic Constants. Index.
About the Authors
Francis M Vanek PhD
is a lecturer and research assistant in the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Systems Engineering Program at Cornell University, where he specializes in energy efficiency, alternative energy, and energy for transportation. He is also a consultant with Taitem Engineering in Ithaca.
Louis D Albright PhD
is a professor of Biological and Environmental Engineering and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell University. He is also a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE).
Largus T Angenent PhD
is associate professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University, Director of the Agricultural Waste Management Lab, and Faculty Fellow at the Cornell Center for a Sustainable Future. He specializes in converting organic biomass and waste materials into bio-energy, specific energy carrying products such as methane, carboxylates, and n-butanol. Dr. Angenent also works in the areas of biosensors and bio-aerosols.