This Sustainable Energy Laboratory manual contains detailed information on several carefully planned experiments on Renewable Energy .For each experiment, the details, like its aim, expected outcome, theory, the equipment used, measurement methodology, results are given. Significant effort has gone into preparing lab manual and Renewable Energy experimental setups. I request the readers to go through this manual with dedication so that after learning, you can train several other people and thus contribute to the development of renewable energy in the world.
Access to sustainable energy services and an environmentally sustainable way of energy production and use are key priorities in achieving a secure energy future. However, our energy is produced and consumed in unsustainable ways. Nigeria, a country blessed with substantial hydrocarbon and renewable sources is over-reliant on its oil and gas sector for major energy needs and this has put the country at great risk. Thus with increased energy demand and import dependency, supply security of fossil fuels (especially oil and gas) in the country is becoming questionable. This book seeks to examine Nigeria’s current energy trend as regards to energy production and consumption and offers ways to change our consumption patterns and shift to a more sustainable energy system. Supporting energy policies if properly implemented can help end-use consumers shift to sustainable energy alternative sources while reducing environmental impacts caused by energy exploration.This book should be especially useful to professionals in the Energy Sector, or anyone else who may be interested in investing in the country's Energy sector.
According to the NACFAM (National Council for Advanced Manufacturing USA) Sustainable Manufacturing is defined as the creation of manufactured products that use processes that are non-polluting, conserve energy and natural resources, and are economically sound and safe for employees, communities, and consumers. The book covers Sustainable Manufacturing techniques such as materials and manufacturing for renewable energies; clean manufacturing technology; ecological manufacturing; energy-efficient manufacturing; remanufacturing; recycling of materials; environmentally conscious design and manufacturing processes; sustainable advanced manufacturing systems; manufacturability in sustainable product design; education and training for sustainable manufacturing.
Architecture, Sustainable Design A comprehensive book on the sustainable design of research laboratories Today's research laboratories are complex and difficult building types to design, and making them sustainable adds more obstacles. Written by members of the well-known firm KlingStubbins, under the guidance of its Directors of Laboratory Planning, Engineering, and Sustainability, Sustainable Design of Research Laboratories represents a multidisciplinary approach to addressing these challenges. With the needs of architects, engineers, construction professionals, and facility owners in mind, this book provides a road map for sustainable planning, design, construction, and operations. The book is valuable both to experienced laboratory designers seeking guidance on sustainable strategies, as well as professionals versed in sustainable design who want insight into laboratory applications. With content rich in guidance on performance strategies, even the most technically oriented reader will find valuable lessons inside. This book: Focuses on the links between best sustainable practices and the specific needs of research laboratories Provides a number of case studies of the best contemporary sustainably designed labs, with a focus on architecture and engineering Explores the challenges in applying rating systems, including LEED, to laboratory buildings Examines unique considerations of sustainable approaches in leased and renovated laboratories Includes contributions by experts on approaches to integrated design, site design, programming, and commissioning This important book shows how theoretical ideas can be applied to real-life laboratory projects to create healthier and more efficient research environments.
The monograph aims to disclose how transformation of economic structures due to their different energy intensities affect sustainable development of selected countries. In the book economic growth, sustainable development and energy security interrelations are being discussed; research of economic structural changes from the prospective of energy consumption is being provided; modelling of Lithuanian industrial sector activities and energy intensities is presented; behavior of Lithuanian exporting companies evaluated. Insights and recommendations are being formulated.
The current unsustainable practices worldwide in energy production and consumption have led to a plethora of environmental problems. Until recently environmental law largely overlooked the relevance of energy production and consumption; energy was seen to be of little significance to the advancement of sustainable development. This has changed since 2000 with the global concern attached to climate change, the publication by the United Nations of the World Energy Assessment and the detailed consideration given to this issue at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. Australia has been seen to be lagging behind the other major industrialised nations of the world in addressing sustainable energy issues.
"Benson's Microbiological Applications" has been the gold standard of microbiology laboratory manuals for over 30 years. The 77 self-contained, clearly-illustrated exercises, and four-color format makes "Microbiological Applications: Laboratory Manual in General Microbiology", the ideal lab manual. Appropriate for either a majors or non-majors lab course, this lab manual assumes no prior organic chemistry course has been taken.
China's growing energy consumption influences the distribution of global energy resources and their availability. Energy supply security will certainly provide country's further economic growth. This book offers systematic analysis of the energy supply security problem and different policy recommendations for sustainable development of country's energy sector which include such policies as supplier diversification, energy mix reshuffling, energy efficiency improvement, market liberalization, and other.
This book enters into the dicussion concerning energy service development in developing countries in the years to come. How can the current problem om energy poverty be overcommed without further crippling our environment? The answer is surely that developing countries turns to sustainable energy and thus leapfrog the development-phase of the already developed nations,and focus on modern energy sources in order to be able to establish an energy sector based on new, clean, sustainable technology. The aim of this book is to show how this can be done by focussing on gras root development, which in the long term is the sustainable way of develop traditional societies and thus make it viable to introduce modern renewable energy services to a traditional community in the rural areas of developing countries. The context of the book is a Luo community in Nyanza, Kenya, in which the role of culture in the development of the community and the current environment for sustainable energy services is being highlighted, and how gras root development can facilitate a sustainable development of these aspects.
While the global energy demand is skyrocketing, the hunt for cleaner, cheaper and more sustainable energy resources has been a hot issue in the past few decades. Ethiopia is a nation endowed with huge amount of water, wind, solar and geothermal energy potentials. However, regardless of its enormous renewable energy potentials, the Ethiopian energy sector is highly dependent on traditional fossil fuels and biomass. Added to that, only about a third of the nation’s population has access to electricity. Given this fact, the country has engaged itself in unprecedented multibillion dollar energy projects in recent years. However, some of the projects and the construction of huge dams have raised controversy over sustainability issues. In this work, the potentials and opportunities of the Ethiopian energy resources and the sustainability of the ongoing and planned energy projects are discussed.
Geothermal Energy: Sustainable Heating and Cooling Using the Ground Marc A. Rosen and Seama Koohi-Fayegh, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada Comprehensively covers geothermal energy systems that utilize ground energy in conjunction with heat pumps to provide sustainable heating and cooling The book describes geothermal energy systems that utilize ground energy in conjunction with heat pumps and related technologies to provide heating and cooling. Also discussed are methods to model and assess such systems, as well as means to determine potential environmental impacts of geothermal energy systems and their thermal interaction. The book presents the most up-to-date information in the area. It provides material on a range of topics, from thermodynamic concepts to more advanced discussions of the renewability and sustainability of geothermal energy systems. Numerous applications of such systems are also provided. Geothermal Energy: Sustainable Heating and Cooling Using the Ground takes a research orientated approach to provide coverage of the state of the art and emerging trends, and includes numerous illustrative examples and case studies. Theory and analysis are emphasized throughout, with detailed descriptions of models available for vertical and horizontal geothermal heat exchangers. Key features: Explains geothermal energy systems that utilize ground energy in conjunction with heat pumps to provide heating and cooling, as well as related technologies such as thermal energy storage. Describes and discusses methods to model and analyze geothermal energy systems, and to determine their potential environmental impacts and thermal interactions. Covers various applications of geothermal energy systems. Takes a research orientated approach to provide coverage of the state of the art and emerging trends. Includes numerous illustrative examples and case studies. The book is key for researchers and practitioners working in geothermal energy, as well as graduate and advanced undergraduate students in departments of mechanical, civil, chemical, energy, environmental, process and industrial engineering.
Driven by economic, political, and environmental dynamics, the path towards achieving sustainability in energy supply on a global scale is one of the key challenges for the twenty-first century. Within this long-term transition process, the transformation of the current energy sector has been identified as a key challenge for a sustainable energy future, which implies that incumbent firms in the two major energy industries (oil-gas and electricity) have a vital role in the development and commercialization process of renewable energy technologies. Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has seen the most extensive growth over the last decade compared to other renewable energy technologies, and has been identified as a key technology for a sustainable energy future. This study analyzes the role of incumbent firms in the energy industries in the development and commercialization of solar PV technology, as their powerful position in the energy industry gives them a crucial position in the diffusion process of renewable energy technologies. It provides a comparative analysis of strategies regarding solar PV investments, based on in-depth case studies of Europe's leading energy companies.
The book is a systematic clinical / Laboratory diagnostic manual for most of the bacterial and parasitic fish diseases. A brief introductory section on applied anatomy of fishes is offered in this manual . The last section of the manual is a colored atlas of selected fishes’ anatomy. The manual is recommended for both undergraduate and graduate students who study Fish Health, Fish Diseases , Fish Bacteriology , Fish Pathology and Fish Anatomy. The book is also very useful for aquatic veterinarians , fish pathologists, fisheries scientists and marine biologists.