Energy Storage Books

  • Catalysts for Alcohol-Fuelled Direct Oxidation Fuel Cells

    Energy and environment issues are of paramount importance to achieve the sustainable development of our society. Alcohol-fuelled direct oxidation fuel cells (DOFCs), as a clean and highly-efficient energy harvesting engine, have attracted intensive research activity over recent decades. Electrocatalysts are the material at the very heart of the ...

  • Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Materials Properties and Performance

    Fuel cells are an important enabling technology for the hydrogen economy and have the potential to revolutionize the way we power our world. However, many challenges must be overcome before fuel cell systems become a competitive alternative for consumers. Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Materials, Properties, and Performance examines the ...

  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Materials Properties and Performance

    Although the high operating temperature of solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) creates opportunities for using a variety of fuels, including low-grade hydrogen and those derived from biomass, it also produces difficulties in materials performance and often leads to materials degradation during operation. These obstacles have proven to be challenges in ...

  • Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Fundamentals, Theory, and Design

    Air quality is deteriorating, the globe is warming, and petroleum resources are decreasing. The most promising solutions for the future involve the development of effective and efficient drive train technologies. This comprehensive volume meets this challenge and opportunity by integrating the wealth of disparate information found in scattered ...

  • Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles: Fundamentals, Theory, and Design

    Air quality is deteriorating, the globe is warming, and petroleum resources are decreasing. The most promising solutions for the future involve the development of effective and efficient drive train technologies. This comprehensive volume meets this challenge and opportunity by integrating the wealth of disparate information found in scattered ...

  • State of the World 2004: Special Focus: The Consumer Society

    A Bangladeshi child eats a bowl of rice. An American child plays with a plastic doll. A woman in Finland talks on a cell phone. A man in Zimbabwe fills his car with gasoline. A Japanese woman reads a ...

  • Fuel Cell Technology Handbook

    Fuel cell systems have now reached a degree of technological maturity and appear destined to form the cornerstone of future energy technologies. But the rapid advances in fuel cell system development have left current information available only in scattered journals and Internet sites. The even faster race toward fuel cell commercialization ...

  • Fuel Cell Technologies: State And Perspectives

    Fuel Cells have become a potentially highly efficient sustainable source of energy and electricity for an ever-demanding power hungry world. The two main types of fuel cells ripe for commercialisation are the high temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and the low temperature polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEM). The commercial uses of ...

  • Improving the Efficiency of R&D and the Market Diffusion of Energy Technologies

    Is there a chance that public or private research and development institutions can improve the efficiency of the R&D process? This book gives a positive answer by designing an integrated concept of the science technology cycle and the innovation system of each technology. The position of a new technology in the sciencetechnology cycle is ...

  • Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption

    We all share a small planet. Our growing thirst for energy already threatens the future of our earth. Fossil fuels – energy resources of today – are not evenly distributed on the earth. 10% of the world’s population exploits 90% of its resources. Today’s energy systems rely heavily on fossil fuel resources which are diminishing ever faster.The ...

  • Battery Management Systems

    Battery Management Systems - Design by Modelling describes the design of Battery Management Systems (BMS) with the aid of simulation methods. The basic tasks of BMS are to ensure optimum use of the energy stored in the battery (pack) that powers a portable device and to prevent damage inflicted on the battery (pack). This becomes increasingly ...

  • Report 4400: Energy Storage

    Report 4400: Energy Storage focuses on the Energy Storage Indsutry which at the utility level is a $2-billion industry in the United States. Batteries and fuel cells for transportation and other non-consumer uses represent an additional $14 billion, but the broader energy storage business offers considerable potential given the interest of ...

  • Nanomaterials for Solid State Hydrogen Storage

    Over the past decade, important advances have been made in the development of nanostructured materials for solid state hydrogen storage used to supply hydrogen to fuel cells in a clean, inexpensive, safe and efficient manner. Nanomaterials for Solid State Hydrogen Storage focuses on hydrogen storage materials having high volumetric and gravimetric ...

  • Thermal Energy Storage Reference E-book

    The guide of Thermal Energy Storage Tank based on Araner's experience and ...

    By Araner

  • Perovskite Oxide for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    The continuing development of fuel cells offers promising technologies for the conversion of chemical energy from hydrocarbon fuels into electricity without forming air pollutants. Perovskite Oxides for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells provides insight into the materials aspects of one of the most promising fuel cell types available. Solid Oxide Fuel Cells ...

  • Hydrogen Power: Theoretical and Engineering Solutions

    This volume contains selected contributions to the second Hydrogen Power, Theoretical and Engineering Solutions, International Symposium (HYPOTHESIS II), held in Grimstad, Norway, from 18 to 22 August, 1997. The more than one hundred papers submitted to this conference represent the efforts of research groups from all over the world. The ...

  • Hydrogen Materials Science and Chemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials

    The 2003 International Conference 'Hydrogen Materials Science and Chemistry of Carbon Nanomaterials' was held in September 2003. In the tradition of the earlier ICHMS conferences, this meeting served as an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of the most recent research on transition to hydrogen-based energy systems, ...

  • European Energy Futures 2030

    The book summarizes the results of an international research project - the first Europe-wide Delphi study on future developments in the energy sector (EurEnDel). With a time horizon of 2030, this expert survey not only provides a useful perspective on long-term developments of energy technologies, but also evaluates these technologies against ...

  • Thermal Energy Storage for Sustainable Energy Consumption

    We all share a small planet. Our growing thirst for energy already threatens the future of our earth. Fossil fuels – energy resources of today – are not evenly distributed on the earth. 10% of the world’s population exploits 90% of its resources. Today’s energy systems rely heavily on fossil fuel resources which are diminishing ever faster.The ...

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