Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century (2 Volume Set)
The Quest for Sustainable Energy
Edited By: C.A. Brebbia, Wessex Institute of Technology, UK; E.R. Magaril and M.Y. Khodorovsky, Ural Federal University, Russia
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WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment
Discussing the future of energy production and management in a changing world, this book contains the proceedings of the first international conference on Energy Production and Management in the 21st Century – The Quest for Sustainable Energy.
Developed societies require an ever increasing amount of energy resources, which creates complex technological challenges.
The idea is to compare conventional energy sources, particularly hydrocarbons, with a number of other ways of producing energy, emphasising new technological developments. The challenge in many cases is the conversion of new sources of energy into useful forms, while finding efficient ways of storing and distributing energy.
Energy policies and management are of primary importance to achieving sustainability, and need to be consistent with recent advances made in energy production and distribution. The book will also discuss the energy use of industrial processes, including the imbedded energy contents of materials, particularly those in the built environment.
Energy production, distribution and usage, result in environmental risks which need to be better understood. They are part of the energy economics and relate to human environmental health as well as ecosystems behaviour.
Topics covered include: Energy Policies; Energy Management; Energy and Economic Growth; Energy Economics; Energy Security; Energy Production; Energy Transmission and Distribution; Energy Conversion; Energy Efficiency; Energy Networks; Energy and Transport; Energy in the Built Environment; Hydrocarbons; Processing of Oil and Gas; Pipelines; Nuclear Energy; New Energy Sources; Biomass and Biofuels; Environmental Risk; Emissions; Training in Energy and Sustainability; Computational and Experimental Studies.