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The Chemistry of Bio-based Polymers
The Chemistry of Bio-based Polymers

An exhaustive and timely overview of renewable polymers from a respected chemist and successful author

The recent explosion of interdisciplinary research has fragmented the knowledge base surrounding renewable polymers. The Chemistry of Bio-based Polymers brings together, in one volume, the research and work of...

Refrigeration Systems and Applications
Refrigeration Systems and Applications

The definitive text/reference for students, researchers and practicing engineers

This book provides comprehensive coverage on refrigeration systems and applications, ranging from the fundamental principles of thermodynamics to food cooling applications for a wide range of sectoral utilizations. Energy and exergy analyses as...

Concentrator Photovoltaics (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)
Concentrator Photovoltaics (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)
Photovoltaic solar-energy conversion is one of the most promising technologies for generating renewable energy, and conversion of concentrated sunlight can lead to reduced cost for solar electricity. In fact, photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight insures an efficient and cost-effective sustainable power resource. This book gives an...
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Emerging Technologies and Applications (Sustainable World)
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: Emerging Technologies and Applications (Sustainable World)

The next several years will see a massive emergence of hydrogen fuel cells as an alterative energy option in both transportation and domestic use. The long-range expectation is that hydrogen will be used as a fuel, produced either from renewable energy, fossil, or nuclear sources, offering an environmentally acceptable and efficient source of...

Sustainable Solar Housing, Volume 2: Exemplary Buildings and Technologies
Sustainable Solar Housing, Volume 2: Exemplary Buildings and Technologies

* * An auspicious and comprehensive two-volume treatment of current solar energy strategies and technologies employed in buildings

* * Offers the reader a solid platform for assessing environmental and economic concerns for housing projects, and offers guidance on implementing the most appropriate course of action
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Sustainable Solar Housing: Strategies and Solutions
Sustainable Solar Housing: Strategies and Solutions

This far-reaching and authoritative two-volume set examines a range of potential solutions for low-energy building design, considering different strategies (energy conservation and renewable energy) and technologies (relating to the building envelope, ventilation, heat delivery, heat production, heat storage, electricity, and control). Each...

Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems
Promoting Sustainable Electricity in Europe: Challenging the Path Dependence of Dominant Energy Systems
This is a timely and comparative assessment of initiatives to promote renewable electricity sources (RES) in eight European countries. Carried out by the ProSus research programme at the University of Oslo in cooperation with leading research institutions in each country, the study focuses on the promotional schemes used to foster RES in Austria,...
Tidal Power: Harnessing Energy from Water Currents
Tidal Power: Harnessing Energy from Water Currents

As the global supply of conventional energy sources, such as fossil fuels, dwindles and becomes more and more expensive, unconventional and renewable sources of energy, such as power generation from water sources, is becoming more and more important.  Hydropower has been around for decades, but this book suggests new methods that are...

Low Impact Building: Housing using Renewable Materials
Low Impact Building: Housing using Renewable Materials

This guide to the designs, technologies and materials that really make green buildings work will help architects, specifiers and clients make informed choices, based on reliable technical information. Low Impact Building: Housing using Renewable Materials is about changing the way we build houses to reduce their 'carbon' footprint and...

Alternative Energy Edition 1. (3 Volume set)
Alternative Energy Edition 1. (3 Volume set)
"The editors ably achieve their goal of showing students the connections between science and people's lives in the nineteenth century, thus helping to make both science and history more relevant to their own."
-- ARBA (2002) (ARBA 20030201)

"These volumes offer a perspective on how scientific
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Transition to Renewable Energy Systems
Transition to Renewable Energy Systems

In the wake of global climate change and increasing geopolitical instability of oil supply an accelerated transition to renewable energy system gets increasingly important, if not unavoidable.

This book encompasses reports of select energy strategies as well as in-depth technical information of the already or potentially involved...

Green Tech: How to Plan and Implement Sustainable IT Solutions
Green Tech: How to Plan and Implement Sustainable IT Solutions
“Green” is a feel-good term. It has positive, earth-friendly connotations, often without much specificity—perfect for marketing purposes. Sustainability, on the other hand, is something we can measure and manage. We are sustainable when our use of resources does not permanently deplete or damage our supply, including natural...
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