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Energy and Sustainability III

Proceedings

Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 143

By: AA Mammoli (Editor), Carlos A Brebbia (Editor), Esteve Y Villacampa (Editor)

528 pages, illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | Mar 2011 | #206337 | ISBN-13: 9781845645083
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About this book

It has been clear for some time that the way in which our society exists, operates, and develops is strongly influenced by the way in which energy is produced and consumed. No industrial process can proceed without an adequate energy supply, and without industrial production, society lacks the commodities on which it depends. Our energy systems have evolved over a long period and continue evolving in response to the needs of both Industry and Society.

This evolution involves technological development and innovation, especially now that we need to look beyond simple fuel combustion as a source of energy and consider both greater efficiency in the use of energy and new ways of producing it. The Third International Conference convened on the subject is the latest in a biennial series that brings together experts from around the world. Their papers, contained in this book Energy and Sustainability: III, include research on: Renewable energy technologies; Biomass processes and biofuels; Energy management; Energy policies; Energy and the environment; Energy analysis; Energy efficiency; CO2 sequestration and storage.


Contents

Section 1: Renewable energy technologies
- Design guidelines for a robust and reliable solar thermal heating and cooling system
- Systems dynamics modelling to assess the sustainability of renewable energy technologies in developing countries
- How small island governments are responding to the development of energy technologies
- Experimental and economical study of sustainable electricity generation by solar PV/diesel hybrid systems without storage for off grid areas
- Photovoltaic energy and the environment
- Improving building energy efficiency: a case study
- Numerical modeling as a basic tool for evaluation of using mine water as a heat source

Section 2: Biomass processes and biofuels
- High yields of sugars via the non-enzymatic hydrolysis of cellulose
- On the future relevance of biofuels for transport in EU-15 countries
- Biomass char production at low severity conditions under CO2 and N2 environments
- From biomass-rich residues into fuels and green chemicals via gasification and catalytic synthesis
- Anaerobic digestion of cattle manure: effect of phase-separation
- Biodiesel reforming with a NiAl2O4/Al2O3-YSZ catalyst for the production of renewable SOFC fuel

Section 3: Energy management
- Energy management and sustainable development
- Investigation of energy management in an Iranian construction project
- Optimization of the pumping station of the Milano water supply network with Genetic Algorithms
- Case study: energy audit and implementation at the Russell Medical Center
- Wave potential of the Greek seas

Section 4: Energy policies
- The role of district energy in greening existing neighborhoods: a primer for policy makers and local government officials
- Subsidising renewable electricity in Estonia
- Promoting electricity from renewable energy sources in emerging and developing countries - lessons learned from the EU
- Socio-economic and energy scenario development in Vietnam
- Renewable energy policy landscape in South Africa: moving towards a low carbon economy

Section 5: Energy and the environment
- Environmental balance study for the construction of a biomass plant in a small town in Piedmont (Northern Italy)
- Bioenergy for regions - alternative cropping systems and optimisation of local heat supply
- Sustainability of nuclear energy with regard to decommissioning and waste management
- How dematerialization contributes to a low carbon society? Recovery of combustible matter from waste fine Chinese coals by a waste vegetable oil agglomerating process and its combustion characteristics
- Long-term CO2 emissions abatement in the power sector and the influence of renewable power
- Energy recovery of a rotary kiln system in a calcium oxide plant
- Nonthermal plasma-assisted catalytic methanation of CO and CO2 over nickel-loaded alumina
- Family size solar dryer for an estimation of the heat transfer coefficient
- Energy recovery of grass biomass

Section 6: Energy analysis
- Effect of H2 enrichment on the explosive limits of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in conventional combustion
- Embodied energy analysis of multi-storied residential buildings in urban India

Section 7: Energy efficiency
- Learn to save: sustainable schools
- Experimental study of a waste heat recovery system for supplemental heaters
- Energy performance assessment of building systems with computer dynamic simulation and monitoring in a laboratory
- Investigating the impact of track gradients on traction energy efficiency in freight transportation by railway

Section 8: CO2 sequestration and storage
- CO2 transport modelling, conversion and storage
- Influence of heat treatment on the corrosion behavior of steels exposed to CCS environment


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