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Fundamentals of renewable energy processes / Aldo Vieira da Rosa.

By: Da Rosa, Aldo Vieira.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, c2009Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xix, 844 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780123746399; 0123746396.Subject(s): Renewable energy sources | Power (Mechanics) | Environmental engineering | Énergies renouvelablesDDC classification: 621.042 Other classification: ERG 700f | UMW 043f | ZP 3700
Contents:
Generalities -- pt. 1. Heat engines. A minimum of thermodynamics and of the kinetic theory of gases -- Mechanical heat engines -- Ocean thermal energy converters -- Thermoelectricity -- Thermionics -- AMTEC -- Radio-noise generators -- pt. 2. The world of hydrogen. Fuel cells -- Hydrogen production -- Hydrogen storage -- pt. 3. Energy from the sun. Solar radiation -- Biomass -- Photovoltaic converters -- pt. 4. Wind and water. Wind energy -- Ocean engines.
Summary: DSU Title III 2007-2012.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Generalities -- pt. 1. Heat engines. A minimum of thermodynamics and of the kinetic theory of gases -- Mechanical heat engines -- Ocean thermal energy converters -- Thermoelectricity -- Thermionics -- AMTEC -- Radio-noise generators -- pt. 2. The world of hydrogen. Fuel cells -- Hydrogen production -- Hydrogen storage -- pt. 3. Energy from the sun. Solar radiation -- Biomass -- Photovoltaic converters -- pt. 4. Wind and water. Wind energy -- Ocean engines.

DSU Title III 2007-2012.

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CHOICE Review

This third edition (2nd ed., CH, Dec'09, 47-2026; 1st ed., CH, Jan'06, 43-2819) of a standard energy text is an updated and improved version, which will be very helpful to serious students in this rapidly advancing field. Like its predecessor, the large volume is divided into four parts: "Heat Engines," "The World of Hydrogen," "Energy from the Sun," and "Wind and Water." Two chapters, "Nuclear Energy" and "Storage of Energy," have been added to the last section, and the new edition is some 40 pages longer. Da Rosa (emer., Stanford Univ.), an internationally recognized expert in the field, includes key introductory material with the technical detail needed to understand the engineering principles that govern renewable energy applications, making the work suitable for core energy courses. Clear theory, physical examples, and end-of-chapter questions will prompt students to apply the theory to practical cases. References follow each chapter; extensive index. Summing Up: Recommended. Students of all levels, researchers/faculty, and professionals. J. C. Comer emeritus, Northern Illinois University

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Dr. da Rosa taught the perennially popular Renewable Energy course at Stanford University for over 30 years. Former Chairman of the Brazilian National Research Council, Director of the Aeronautical Technical Center, and founder of Brazilian NASA, he also served as the CEO of a tech start-up, Chairman of the Board for a microprocessor manufacturer, and as a member of Siemens Corporation's scientific advisory board.

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