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Renewable Energy Technologies

By L.A. Kristoferson,Varis Bolkalders
ISBN: 9781853390883
A detailed survey of the main areas of bio-energy and biomass, solar energy and hydro, wind and water power. The authors address the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energies, their appropriateness, and their socio-economic implications.

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  • Synopsis
    A detailed survey of the main areas of bio-energy and biomass, solar energy and hydro, wind and water power. The authors address the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energies, their appropriateness, and their socio-economic implications.
  • Table of Contents
    CONTENTS
    PREFACE TO NEW EDITION vi
    PREFACE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vii
    INTRODUCTION ix
    ABSTRACTS xlli
    Section I BIONENERGY: PRODUCTION, CONVERSION, UTILIZATION
    Chapter 1 Fuelwood: Forestry & Agroforestry 3
    Chapter 2 Energy Crops 23
    Chapter 3 Agricultural Residues and Organic Wastes 28
    Chapter 4 Peat 36
    Chapter 5 Briquetting of Biomass 45
    Chapter 6 Charcoal Production 55
    Chapter 7 Wood and Charcoal Stoves 71
    Chapter 8 Biomasss Combustion in Small-scale Industry 92
    Chapter 9 Biogas 104
    Chapter 10 Draught Animal Power 119
    Section II BIOMASS ENGINES AND BIOMASS ENGINE FUELS
    Chapter 11 Production of Biomass Engine Fuels 135
    - Solid Fuels 139
    - Ethanol 141
    - Methanol 143
    - Vegetable oils 150
    Chapter 12 Biomass Fuels in Internal Combustion Engines 154
    - Alcohol fuels (ethanol & methanol) 155
    - Vegetable oils 157
    - Producer gas 158
    Chapter 13 External Combustion Engines and use of Biomass Fuels 168
    - Steam engines and steam turbines 168
    - Stirling engines 174
    Chapter 14 Comparison & Selection of Biomass Engines 179
    SECTION III SOLAR ENERGY
    Chapter 15 Solar Water Heating
    Chapter 16 Photovoltaics
    Chapter 17 Advanced Solar Heating Systems
    Chapter 18 Solar Water Distillation
    Chapter 19 Solar Driers
    Chapter 20 Solar Cookers
    Chapter 21 Passive Heating & Cooling of Buildings
    SECTION IV HYDRO, WIND AND WATER POWER
    Chapter 22 Small-scale Hydropower
    Chapter 23 Ocean Power: Tidal, Wave & OTEC
    Chapter 24 Wind Power
    Chapter 25 Water Pumping: An Overview
    Chapter 26 Wind Pumps
    Chapter 27 Hand Pumps
    Appendices
    Appendix 1 List of Abbrevations, Units and Acronyms
    Appendix 2 Conversion Tables
    Appendix 3 List of Background Reports Commissioned
    by the Beijer Institute
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author L.A. Kristoferson,Varis Bolkalders
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 344
    Format Paperback / softback
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