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Energy and Sustainability II


Series: WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment Volume: 121

By: Carlos A Brebbia(Editor), AA Mammoli(Editor)

560 pages, illustrations

WIT Press

Hardback | Jun 2009 | #206338 | ISBN-13: 9781845641917
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The way in which our society exists, operates and develops is strongly influenced by the way in which energy is produced and consumed. No process in Industry can be performed without sufficient supply of energy, and without Industry there can be no production of commodities on which the existence of modern Society depends. The energy systems evolved over a long period and more rapidly over the last two centuries, as a response to the requirements of Industry and Society, starting from combustion of fuels to exploiting nuclear energy and renewable resources.

It is clear that the evolution of the energy systems is a continuous process, which involves constant technological development and innovation. The presentation on the Second International Conference includes (in Energy and Sustainability: II) : Renewable Energy Technologies; Energy Management; Energy Polices; Energy and the Environment; Energy Analysis; Energy Efficiency; Energy Storage and Management.


Section 1: Renewable energy
- technologies Solar thermal heating and cooling: experience of a practical implementation
- A multicriteria space model to locate grid-connected photovoltaic power plants in Granada (Spain), case study
- Numerical analysis of a minichannel solar collector for CO2-based Rankine cycle applications
- Biomass refineries: relationships between feedstock and conversion approach
- Elimination of siloxanes by adsorption process as a way of upgrading biogas
- Gasified residual/waste biomass as solid oxide fuel cell feed for renewable electricity production
- Lighting the world with LEDs
- The optical and electrical properties of Eu3+-Y3+codoped ITO transparent conductive electrodes as luminescent solar concentrators
- Towards a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) model to assess financing options of renewable energy technologies
- Hydrogen fuelled agricultural diesel engine with electronically controlled timed manifold induction: an experimental approach
- Selection of renewable energy technologies in Africa: the case of efficient stoves in Malawi
- The sustainable energy service company (ESCO) experience at DIC Corporation
- Renewable energy from restored prairie plots in southeastern Minnesota, USA
- Iron catalysts supported on carbon nanotubes for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis: effect of pore size
- Pyrolysis of physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) residue under isothermal and dynamic heating processes

Section 2: Energy management
- Energy and sustainability through integrated water network management
- Vanadium battery technology - integration in future renewable energy systems
- Short-term wind forecasting using artificial neural networks (ANNs)

Section 3: Energy policies
- A review of the Bioenergy potential of residual materials in Quebec
- Potential transport energy demand and oil dependency mitigation measures
- Sustainable energy policy choice: an economic assessment of Japanese renewable energy public support programs
- An energy and environmental meta-model for strategic sustainable planning
- The Italian gas retail market: a cluster analysis based on performance indexes
- Participatory assessment of sustainable end-user technology in Austria
- Towards a SADC model to assess financing options of renewable energy technologies
- Energy from biomass: decision support system for integrating Sustainability into technology assessment
- Recovering energy from liquid sanitary waste for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell
- An innovative concept leveraging mass volunteerism and the viral nature of the Web to substantially reduce global carbon emissions

Section 4: Energy and the environment
- Integrating intelligent glass facades into sustainable buildings: cases from Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Case study 'the Vela Roof - UNIPOL', Bologna: use of on-site climate and energy resources
- Gap analysis of current research in the area of IT for energy in buildings
- Development of a sustainability assessment framework for planning for sustainability for biofuel production at the policy, programme or project level
- Production of biodiesel from Jatropha curcas and performance along with emission characteristics of an agricultural diesel engine using biodiesel
- Environmental and exergetic performance of electrolytic hydrogen using life cycle assessment

Section 5: Energy analysis
- Heat transfer from in-line tube bundles to downward aqueous foam flow
- Mathematical models of air-cooled condensers for thermoelectric units
- Optimisation of cogeneration systems - combined production of methanol and electricity

Section 6: Energy efficiency
- The promotion of energy efficiency of the building envelope in the rehabilitation process. Case study: a minor centre in Abruzzo
- Domestic appliances end-use efficiencies: the case of eleven suburbs in greater Johannesburg
- Analysis of energy conversion in ship propulsion system in off-design operation conditions
- Development of combustion efficiency tables for biofuels
- Combustion of urban solid wastes in an experimental fluidized bed combustor
- Optimisation of ammonia injection for an efficient nitric oxide reduction
- Conversion of waste rubber as an alternative rout to renewable fuel production
- Energy efficiency development in the German and Colombian energy intensive sectors: a non-parametric analysis

Section 7: Energy storage and management
- Assessing European power grid reliability by means of topological measures
- Application of energy storage systems for DC electric railways

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