Hydro Energy Books

  • Energy Portfolios: Customization and Management

    Report on energy as of one of the most important issues of the twenty-first century. It discuses how countries deal with the composition of their energy portfolio, consistent with the endowment of energy resources, technologies and social, economical and environmental impacts, like CO2 emissions. In detail, the diversification of energy sources is ...

  • Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment

    Due to the mounting demand for energy and increasing population of the world, switching from nonrenewable fossil fuels to other energy sources is not an option—it is a necessity. Focusing on a cost-effective option for the generation of electricity, Wind Energy: Renewable Energy and the Environment covers all facets of wind energy and wind ...

  • Powering China’s Development: The Role of Renewable Energy

    SummaryChina’s need for secure, affordable, and environmentally sustainable energy for its 1.3 billion people is palpable. In 2006, China’s energy use was already the second highest in the world, having nearly doubled in the last decade, and its electricity use is growing even faster, having doubled since 2000. With both ...

  • SIMAHPP - Hydropower projects feasibility simulator

    SIMAHPP is a windows based software designed to simulate and assess the feasibility of hydropower projects, particularly for small-scale hydro projects with a capacity of up to 10 MW. It is a multi-site, multi-option simulator intended to solve a wide range of problems such as determining design flow to chose appropriate hydro turbine, optimized ...

  • REN21 - Renewables 2007 Global Status Report

    The Renewables 2007 Global Status Report provides an integrated perspective on the global renewable energy situation. It gives testimony of the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, and ...

  • Clean Energy

    Clean Energy presents a broad survey of the energy problems facing society over the coming decades and the prospects for their solution. The book emphasizes the importance of developing a strategy for the world's future energy supply. The strategy must take into account: the finite supplies of natural gas and petroleum; the increased consumption ...

  • Applied Hydraulic Transients: For Hydropower Plants and Pumping Stations

    The book treats the problem of transient hydraulic computation, for hydroelectric plants and pumping stations, especially by numerical methods and consists of the following chapters: The waterhammer phenomenon in hydraulic systems under pressure; Experimental results concerning the waterhammer; Protection of pumping stations against waterhammer; ...

  • Fuel and Fuel System Microbiology: Fundamentals, Diagnosis, and Contamination Control

    This new ASTM manual brings together the various test procedures that technicians need to diagnose the contamination in fuels and fuel systems. It also suggests the means for detection and control of microbial contamination. As a complement to ASTM D6469 Standard Guide for Microbial Contamination in Fuels and Fuel Systems, this new publication ...

  • Transport Fuels Technology: Mobility for the Millennium

    Transport is fundamental for today's lifestyles. Speed and reliability demand powered propulsion, which is why suitable fuels are so vital. This volume contains preliminary reviews of the basic sciences, followed by in-depth discussions of the sources, processing, properties, handling, combustion performance, and emissions of both ...

  • The High Energy Solar Corona: Waves, Eruptions, Particles

    An outgrowth of a workshop held by the Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers (CESRA), this volume collects reviews on current research and perspectives on the variable solar corona: high-energy particles, large-scale disturbances such as mass ejections and waves, and radio diagnostics of the coronal plasma. Multiwavelength observations of ...

  • Biofuels, Solar and Wind as Renewable Energy Systems

    With shortages of fossil energy, especially oil and natural gas, and heavy biomass energy use occurring in both developed and developing countries, a major focus has developed worldwide on renewable energy systems. Renewable energy systems include wind power, biomass, photovoltaics, hydropower, solar thermal, thermal ponds, and biogas. Currently, ...

  • Hydropower Economics

    The focus of HYDROPOWER ECONOMICS is to provide qualitative economic analyses of how to utilize stored water in a hydropower system with fixed generating capacities. The problem is dynamic because water used today to generate electric power may alternatively be used tomorrow. The distinctive feature of this book is to provide a social planning ...

  • API STD 610 For Petroleum Refining Standards

    This International Standard specifies requirements for centrifugal pumps, including pumps running in reverse as hydraulic power recovery turbines, for use in petroleum, petrochemical and gas industry process services.This International Standard is applicable to overhung pumps, between-bearings pumps and vertically-suspended pumps (see Table 1). ...

  • Report 4150: Wave & Tidal

    Report 4150: Wave & Tidal focuses on a new class of devices that generate power from ocean waves and tides and from the in-stream flow of rivers. Collectively, this emerging sub-segment of low-carbon and renewable power segment is referred to alternately as hydro-kinetic energy (reflecting the fact that power is generated with the kinetic ...

  • American Energy - The Renewable Path to Energy Security

    America is a nation blessed with bountiful natural resources and boundless entrepreneurial spirit.We have always prospered by facing daunting challenges and transforming them into opportunities for innovation, industry, and growth. From the opening of the transcontinental railway to the development of the microchip and the Internet revolution, ...

  • Ocean Wave Energy

    The authors of this reference provide an updated and global view on ocean wave energy conversion for wave energy developers as well as for students and professors. The book is orientated to the practical solutions that this new industry has found so far and the problems that any device needs to face. It describes the actual principles applied to ...

  • Bosselman, Eisen, Rossi, Spence and Weaver`s Energy, Economics and the Environment, 2d

    Text is organized roughly chronologically, according to the periods in history within which the issues arose. Economic and environmental issues are integrated with energy resource issues: energy policy, energy in nature, the concept of a public utility, water power, coal, oil, natural gas regulation before 1985, rate regulation, competitive ...

  • RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES: UKRAINE 2010-2020

    the complex research of the market of conventional and renewable energy of Ukraine.The study was conducted in February - June 2010. Number of pages: 180 pages41 tables and 53 graphs and chartsLanguage: Russian and EnglishEXECUTIVE SUMMARYThis overview is dedicated to the complex research of the market of conventional and renewable energy of ...

  • Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modeling Techniques

    Solar irradiation is the fundamental initiator of the different renewable energy alternatives, including wind, wave, hydrogen and biomass energy sources. Solar Energy Fundamentals and Modelling Techniques presents the methods of quantitative determination of solar irradiation incident amount on a surface on the Earth. The book collects together ...

  • The Second Wave Industrial Revolution

    Alvin Toffler's Second Wave was the Industrial Revolution. It ran for the most part from the late 18th to the early 20thcentury and brought with it mechanization as well as new production techniques such as the assembly line. During that period, the scale of manufacturing activity dramatically increased, giving rise to what we call today, mass ...

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