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Electrical Energy Systems

Author : Shahriar Khan
ISBN : 9789843376381
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This textbook presents a modern approach for undergraduate (and graduate) Engineering students. Starting with Generators, it continues with Thermodynamics, Power Stations, Transportation, etc. While the material has been made easy-to-understand, there is emphasis on depth-of-knowledge and engineering principles. The chapter breakdown is as follows: 1. Forms and Sources of Energy 2. AC Generator 3. AC Generators in Parallel 4. DC Generator 5. Hydroelectric Power 6. Thermodynamic Processes 7. Carnot Cycle and Second Law of Thermodynamics 8. Reciprocating Engines 9. Gas Turbines 10. Steam Turbines 11. Solar Energy 12. Wind Turbines 13. Battery Technology 14. Electric and Hydroelectric Vehicles 15. Hydrocarbon Exploration 16. Saving Energy 17. Saving the Environment

Power System Operation And Protection

Author : Shahriar Khan
ISBN : 9789843368997
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Even in the age of renewable energy, the relevance of power systems remains as great as ever. The operation and protection of power systems is of great importance to both students and practitioners. This books continues with Prof. Khan's tradition of making complex topics easy to understand, and yet build depth of understanding in the student.

World On The Edge

Author : Lester Brown
ISBN : 9781136540752
Genre : Political Science
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In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skilfully distils in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

Directory Of Graduate Research

Author : American Chemical Society. Committee on Professional Training
ISBN : PSU:000019257419
Genre : Chemical engineering
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Microwave Engineering

Author : Ahmad Shahid Khan
ISBN : 9781466591417
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Detailing the active and passive aspects of microwaves, Microwave Engineering: Concepts and Fundamentals covers everything from wave propagation to reflection and refraction, guided waves, and transmission lines, providing a comprehensive understanding of the underlying principles at the core of microwave engineering. This encyclopedic text not only encompasses nearly all facets of microwave engineering, but also gives all topics—including microwave generation, measurement, and processing—equal emphasis. Packed with illustrations to aid in comprehension, the book: Describes the mathematical theory of waveguides and ferrite devices, devoting an entire chapter to the Smith chart and its applications Discusses different types of microwave components, antennas, tubes, transistors, diodes, and parametric devices Examines various attributes of cavity resonators, semiconductor and RF/microwave devices, and microwave integrated circuits Addresses scattering parameters and their properties, as well as planar structures including striplines and microstrips Considers the limitations of conventional tubes, behavior of charged particles in different fields, and the concept of velocity modulation Based on the author’s own class notes, Microwave Engineering: Concepts and Fundamentals consists of 16 chapters featuring homework problems, references, and numerical examples. PowerPoint® slides and MATLAB®-based solutions are available with qualifying course adoption.

The Natural Step For Business

Author : Brian Nattrass
ISBN : 1550923994
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Natural Step for Business examines how four very successful "evolutionary" corporations in Sweden and the United States - including IKEA and Scandic Hotels in Sweden, and Collins Pine and Interface in the U.S. - are positioning themselves for long-term competitiveness using The Natural Step as a central part of their corporate strategy. Nattrass and Altomare puncture the myth that a company must choose between profitability and care for the natural environment, and present a timely and practical application of this exciting model for global sustainability.

Sustainable Construction Materials And Technologies

Author : Yoon-Moon Chun
ISBN : 0415446899
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The construction materials industry is a major user of the world’s resources. While enormous progress has been made towards sustainability, the scope and opportunities for improvements are significant. To further the effort for sustainable development, a conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies was held at Coventry University, Coventry, U.K., from June 11th - 13th, 2007, to highlight case studies and research on new and innovative ways of achieving sustainability of construction materials and technologies. This book presents selected, important contributions made at the conference. Over 190 papers from over 45 countries were accepted for presentation at the conference, of which approximately 100 selected papers are published in this book. The rest of the papers are published in two supplementary books. Topics covered in this book include: sustainable alternatives to natural sand, stone, and Portland cement in concrete; sustainable use of recyclable resources such as fly ash, ground municipal waste slag, pozzolan, rice-husk ash, silica fume, gypsum plasterboard (drywall), and lime in construction; sustainable mortar, concrete, bricks, blocks, and backfill; the economics and environmental impact of sustainable materials and structures; use of construction and demolition wastes, and organic materials (straw bale, hemp, etc.) in construction; sustainable use of soil, timber, and wood products; and related sustainable construction and rehabilitation technologies.

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