Hydro Energy Books

  • Cylinder and Vane Actuators and Controls – Design and Installation (M66)

    Given the increased use of automatic process systems, the use of power actuators continues to grow. This manual provides invaluable information on the design and installation of hydraulic and pneumatic power ...

  • 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 treated. The role of non-carbon emitting sources ...

  • 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 turbines. The book begins by outlining the history of ...

  • Worldwatch Report: Renewable Revolution: Low-Carbon Energy by 2030

    Summary Humanity can prevent catastrophic climate change if we act now and adopt policies that reduce energy usage by unleashing the full potential of energy efficiency in concert with renewable energy resources. However, this goal is not likely to be achieved if our only measure of success is emissions reductions; climate change is fundamentally a development issue, not a pollution ...

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

    Summary China’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 energy-intensive industry and high-tech manufacturing, ...

  • 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 time of operation in a year so as to maximize the ...

  • 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 of fuel by developing economies; the concern over ...

  • Basic Practice Series: FERC

    Get the facts quickly on environmental, energy, and resources law issues with the Basic Practice Series, published by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. This series is an essential library that provides essential information in an easy-to-use format. Whether you're a new or seasoned environmental practitioner, you'll find these books to be a quick and necessary resource for ...

  • 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; Hydraulic resonance in hydroelectric power plant ...

  • 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 conventional and alternative fuel types. It concludes with a ...

  • 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 material from the current literature in atmospheric ...

  • Management of Weather and Climate Risk in the Energy Industry

    Weather and climate information provide important elements in policy/decision making within the energy sector. Weather forecasts are employed routinely in the energy sector – by energy producers through to suppliers, and by financial analysts through to national regulators – to assist in decision-making. This information is used for diverse purposes such as the pricing of energy or the valuation ...

  • 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 energy of moving water instead of the potential energy ...

  • 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). Clause 8 provides requirements applicable to ...

  • An Assessment of Cavet Technologies` LumiSmart

    Tiny Toronto lighting vendor Cavet Technologies thinks it's got a game changer. The company has introduced a lighting controller it claims can lower the power consumption of a whole fluorescent light circuit by 35%+ with a single plug in box. If true, it could represent a new type of lighting controller, easier to install and less expensive. Which could spell trouble for existing lighting ...

  • 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 production. ...

  • 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 machines that convert wave power in electricity. ...

  • Wind Energy

    This book comprises reports on basic research, as well as research related to the practical exploitation and application of wind energy. "Wind Energy" comprehensively describes the atmospheric turbulent wind condition on different time scales, and the interaction of wind turbines with both wind and water flows, which are significant factors to consider for the design, operation and maintenance of ...

  • 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 markets in natural gas, introduction to electricity, ...

  • 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, America has always risen to great challenges to ...

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