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Editors: A. L. Zenfora
Book Description:
This book presents important research advances from around the globe in the study of energy and highlights such topics as energy markets; strategies for reducing carbon dioxide emissions; dye-sensitized NANO SnO2; biomass and bioenergy research in Africa; biobased polymers; socio-economic and environmental benefits of biomass gasification-based power plants; an overview of wind energy technology; and federal and state regulatory requirements for wind energy projects.

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Table of Contents:
Research and Review Studies

Chapter 1. Energy Markets, pp. 3-51

Chapter 2. Three-Dimensional Simulation of Base Carrier Transport Effects in Back Side Point Contact Silicon Solar Cells, pp. 53-83
(K. Kotsovos and K. Misiakos, Institute of Microelectronics, Greece)

Chapter 3. Multiple Effect Distillation of Seawater using Solar Energy: The Case of Abu Dhabi Solar Desalination Plant, pp. 85-158
(Ali M. El-Nashar)

Chapter 4. Solid State Organic Photoelectrochemical Solar Energy Conversion Based on Conjugated Substituted Polythiophenes, pp. 159-200
(Teketel Yohannes, Addis Ababa Univ., Ethiopia)

Chapter 5. A New Approach to Hybrid Systems of Renewable Energy Utilization, pp. 201-218
(Yu. V. Vorobiev, J. Gonzalez-Hernandez, Unidad Queretaro, Mexico and P. Gorley et al., CIMAV, Mexico)

Chapter 6. Dye-Sensitized NANO SnO2: TiO2 Solar Cells, pp. 219-229
(Weon-Pil Tai, Fine Chemical Industry Center, Ulsan TechnoPark, South Korea)

Chapter 7. Strategies for Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions: The Case of Botswana Rural Communities, pp. 231-244
(C. Ketlogetswe and T.H. Mothudi, Univ. of Botswana)

Chapter 8. The Applying of Coatings and Surface Thermal Treatment of Materials in Solar Furnaces: Theory and Experiments, pp. 245-276
(V.V. Pasichny and B.A. Uryukov, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine)

Chapter 9. Transparent Conductive Layers of Tin, Indium and Cadmium Oxides for Solar Cells, pp. 277-300
(Yu. V. Vorobiev, J. Gonzalez-Hernandez, Unidad Queretaro, Mexico and P. Gorley et al., CIMAV, Mexico)

Chapter 10. Dynamic Impedance Characterization of Solar Cells and PV Modules Based on Frequency and Time Domain Analyses, pp. 301-326
(D. Chenvidhya, K. Kirtikara and C. Jivacate, KMUTT, Thailand)

Chapter 11. Wind Energy Technology Overview, pp. 327-365
(United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management)

Chapter 12. Federal and State Regulatory Requirements Potentially Applicable to Wind Energy Projects, pp. 367-376
(United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management)

Chapter 13. Commercial Wind Energy Projects, pp. 377-384
(United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management)

Chapter 14. Biomass and Bioenergy Research in Tropical Africa: State of the Art, Challenges and Future Directions, pp. 385-417
(Jonathan C. Onyekwelu, Technische Universitat, Germany and Shadrach O. Akindele, University of British Columbia, Canada)

Chapter 15. Poplar Biomass of Short Rotation Plantations as Renewable Energy Raw Material, pp. 419-447
(Bojana Klasnja, Sasa Orlovic and Zoran Galic (Institute of Lowland Forestry and Environment Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro)

Chapter 16. Biobased Polymers by Chemical Valorization of Biomass Components, pp. 449-480
(B. Kamm et al., Research Institute of Bioactive Polymer Systems, Germany)

Chapter 17. Experimental Analysis of Small Combustion Thermal Systems Based on Pellets, pp. 481-500
(J.C. Moran et al., Universidad de Vigo, Spain)

Chapter 18. Negative Emission Biomass Technologies in an Uncertain Climate Future, pp. 501-547
(Kenneth Mollersten et al., International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria)

Chapter 19. A Review of the Socio-Economic and Environmental Benefits of Biomass Gasification Based Power Plant: Lessons from India, pp. 549-588
(Kakali Mukhopadhyay, Indian Institue of Management, India)

Chapter 20. The Energy Balance and Fuel Properties of Biodiesel, pp. 589-602
(Mustafa Acaroglu and Mahmut Unaldi, Selcuk University, Turkey)

Chapter 21. An Experimental Study on Performance and Exhaust Emissions of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Various Biodiesels, pp. 603-623
(Nazim Usta, Pamukkale Univ., Turkey)

Chapter 22. New Materials From Lignin, pp. 625-652
(Carlo Bonini and Maurizio D'Auria, Universita' della Basilicata, Italy)

Chapter 23. Offgas Recycle for Increased Heat Production from Aerobic Thermophilic Treatment of Swine Waste—Pilot Studies and Full-Scale Design, pp. 653-674
(James W. Blackburn, Zhe Wang, and Mahesh Mudragaddam, Southern Illinois University, USA)

Chapter 24. Nuclear Dynamics Modelling by Recurrent Neural Networks, pp. 675-729
(F. Cadini, E. Zio, N. Pedroni, Department of Nuclear Engng., Polytechnic of Milan, Italy)

Chapter 25. Primary Cosmic Ray Studies Based on Atmospheric Cherenkov Light Technique at High-Mountain Altitude, pp. 731-778
(A. L. Mishev, Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research, Switzerland, S. Cht. Mavrodiev, J.N. Stamenov, Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 26. Development of Sub-channel Analysis Code for CANDU-SCWR, pp. 779-810
(Yu Jiyang, Wang Songtao, Jia Baoshan, Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing)

Chapter 27. Application of Best Estimate Computational Tools for Safety Accident Analysis in Nuclear Plants, pp. 811-827
(Anis Bousbia Salah, Francesco D’Auria, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, Nucleare e della Produzione, Facoltà di Ingegneria, Italy, Tewfik Hamidouche, Nuclear Research Centre of Algiers, Algeria)

Chapter 28. Advanced Fuel Fusion Reactors: Towards a Zero-waste Option, pp. 829-841
(Massimo Zucchetti, DENER - Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Chapter 29. Solar Thermal Power Generation on Mars, pp. 843-892
(Viorel Badescu, Candida Oancea Institute, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Polytechnic Univ. of Bucharest, Buchares, Romania)

Chapter 30. Equlibrium Phases in Zirconium Alloys concerning to Nuclear Industry - Isothermal Sections of the Zr-Cr-Sn and Zr-Cr-Ti Systems, pp. 893-914
(S.F. Arico, R.O. Gonzalez, Dept. Materiales, Centro Atomico Constituyentes, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, San Martin, Argentina, L.M. Gribaudo, Dept. Materiales, Centro Atomico Constituyentes, Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica, San Martin, Argentina, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnologicas, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 31. Nuclear Nonproliferation IAEA Safeguards and Other Measures to Halt the Spread of Nuclear Weapons and Material, pp. 915-937
(Gene Aloise)

Chapter 32. Radial-Bias-Combustion and Central-Fuel-Rich Swirl Pulverized Coal Burners for Wall-Fired Boilers, pp. 939-1059
(Zhengqi Li, School of Energy Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China)

Chapter 33. Fuel Cell Combined Cycle Power Generation System Installed into Micro-Grid, pp. 1061-1105
(Shin'ya Obara, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Tomakomai National College of Technology, Tomakomai, Japan)

Chapter 34. Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources: A Multi-Criteria Evaluation Framework of Technologies, pp. 1107-1138
(Fausto Cavallaro, Dept. S.E.G.e S, Univ. of Molise, Via De Sanctis, Campobasso, Italy)

Chapter 35. Gas Turbines and Electric Distribution System, pp. 1139-1172
(Francisco Jurado, Univ. of Jaen, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Spain)

Chapter 36. Micro-CCHP: Future Residential Energy Center, pp. 1173-1197
(R.Z. Wang, D.W. Wu, Institute of Refrigeration & Cryogenics, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., China)

Chapter 37. Sensitivity Calculation in Real Time Transmission Network and Energy Markets, pp. 1199-1218
(Jizhong Zhu, AREVA T&D Corporation, Redmond, WA, USA)

Chapter 38. Wide-Area Monitoring and Analysis of Inter-Area Oscillations using the Hilbert-Huang Transform, pp. 1219-1250
(A.R. Messina, M.A. Andrade, The Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) Mexico, E. Barocio, The Univ. of Guadalajara, Mexico)

Chapter 39. Unconventional Problems in Power Systems Protection, pp. 1251-1264
(Mahmoud Gilany, Mohamed A. Mahmoud, College of Technological Studies, Kuwait)

Chapter 40. BME-Generated Temperature Maps of the Nea Kessani Geothermal Field, pp. 1265-1279
(Konstantinos Modis, School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, National Technical Univ. of Athens, Greece, Hwa-Lung Yu, Dept. of Geography, San Diego State Univ., San Diego, CA, George Christakos, Dept. of Geography, San Diego State Univ., San Diego, CA)

Chapter 41. Advances in Studies of Thermal-Fluid Geochemistry and Hydrothermal Resource in China, pp. 1281-1320
(Jianguo Du, Institute of Earthquake Science, China Earthquake Administration, Beijin, China, Youlian Zhang, Seismological Press, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing, Heping Li, Institute of Geochemistry, Guiyang, China)

Chapter 42. A Comparative Analysis of the Geothermal Fields of Larderello and MT Amiata, Italy, pp. 1321-1347
(Giovanni Gianelli, CNR-Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisore, Pisa, Italy)

Chapter 43. Sedimentary Characteristics of Coal Beds in Intramontane Basins, pp. 1349-1359
(Wang Hua, Xiao Jun, Faculty of Earth Resource, China Univ. of Geosciences, Wuhan, China)

Chapter 44. Coupling of Thermal and Chemical Simulations in a 3-D Integrated Magma Chamber-Reservoir Model: A New Geothermal Energy Research Frontier, pp. 1361-1401
(Surendra P. Verma, Jorge Andaverde, Geoenergia, Centro de Investigacion en Energia, Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico)

Chapter 45. Determination of the Damage Effect in Geothermal Wells using Inflow Type Curves, pp. 1403-1441
(Alfonso Aragón, Instituto de Investigaciones Eléctricas, México; Sara L. Moya, CENIDET-SEP, México; César Suárez, Univ. Michoacana de San Hidalgo, México)

Expert Commentaries

Commentary A. Innovative Techniques for the Simulation and Control of Nuclear Power Plants, pp. 1445-1448
(Antonio Cammi, Lelio Luzzi, Dept. of Nuclear Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy)

Commentary B. Analysis and Characterization of Complex Inter-Area Oscillations from Measured Data: A Time-frequency Perspective, pp. 1449-1451
(A.R. Messina, M.A. Andrade, The Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) Mexico, E. Barocio, The Univ. of Guadalajara, Mexico)


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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-161-6
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