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Fundamentals and Applications of Renewable Energy

Fundamentals and Applications of Renewable Energy

1st Edition
By Mehmet Kanoglu and Yunus Cengel and John Cimbala
ISBN10: 1260455300
ISBN13: 9781260455304
Copyright: 2020
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About the Authors
Chapter 1 Introduction to Renewable Energy
1-1 Why Renewable Energy?
Consequences of Fossil Fuel Combustion
Renewable Energy Sources
1-2 Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Energy
Natural Gas
Nuclear Energy
Chapter 2 A Review of Thermal Sciences
2-1 Thermal Sciences
2-2 Thermodynamics
Heat and Other Forms of Energy
Specific Heats of Gases, Liquids, and Solids
Energy Transfer
The First Law of Thermodynamics
Energy Balance for Closed Systems
Energy Balance for Steady-Flow Systems
Saturation Temperature and Saturation Pressure
2-3 Heat Transfer
Conduction Heat Transfer
Thermal Conductivity
Convection Heat Transfer
Radiation Heat Transfer
2-4 Fluid Mechanics
Pressure Drop in Fluid Flow in Pipes
2-5 Thermochemistry
Fuels and Combustion
Theoretical and Actual Combustion Processes
Enthalpy of Formation and Enthalpy of Combustion
First-Law Analysis of Reacting Systems
2-6 Heat Engines and Power Plants
Thermal Efficiency
Overall Plant Efficiency
2-7 Refrigerators and Heat Pumps
Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Solar Energy
3-1 Introduction
3-2 Radiation Fundamentals
Blackbody Radiation
3-3 Radiative Properties
Absorptivity, Reflectivity, and Transmissivity
The Greenhouse Effect
3-4 Solar Radiation
3-5 Solar Data
Chapter 4 Solar Energy Applications
4-1 Introduction
4-2 Flat-Plate Solar Collector
4-3 Concentrating Solar Collector
4-4 Solar-Power-Tower Plant
4-5 Solar Pond
4-6 Photovoltaic Cell
4-7 Passive Solar Applications
Trombe Wall
Solar Heat Gain through Windows
Chapter 5 Wind Energy
5-1 Introduction
5-2 Wind Turbine Types and Power Performance Curve
5-3 Wind Power Potential
5-4 Wind Power Density
5-5 Wind Turbine Efficiency
Betz Limit for Wind Turbine Efficiency
5-6 Considerations in Wind Power Applications
Chapter 6 Hydropower
6-1 Introduction
6-2 Analysis of a Hydroelectric Power Plant
6-3 Impulse Turbines
6-4 Reaction Turbines
6-5 Turbine Specific Speed
6-6 Run-of-River Plants and Waterwheels
Chapter 7 Geothermal Energy
7-1 Introduction
7-2 Geothermal Applications
7-3 Geothermal Heating
Degree-Day Method for Annual Energy Consumption
7-4 Geothermal Cooling
Absorption Cooling System
7-5 Geothermal Heat Pump Systems
Heat Pump Systems
Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems
7-6 Geothermal Power Production
7-7 Geothermal Cogeneration
Chapter 8 Biomass Energy
8-1 Introduction
8-2 Biomass Resources
8-3 Conversion of Biomass to Biofuel
8-4 Biomass Products
Pyrolysis Oil
Producer Gas
Synthesis Gas
8-5 Electricity and Heat Production by Biomass
8-6 Solid Municipality Waste
Chapter 9 Ocean Energy
9-1 Introduction
9-2 Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
9-3 Wave Energy
Power Production from Waves
Wave Power Technologies
9-4 Tidal Energy
Chapter 10 Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
10-1 Hydrogen: An Energy Carrier
10-2 Fuel Cells
Thermodynamic Analysis of Fuel Cells
Chapter 11 Economics of Renewable Energy
11-1 Engineering Economics
11-2 The Time Value of Money
Effect of Inflation and Taxation on Interest Rate
11-3 Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Unit Product Cost
Comparison of Projects Based on Life Cycle Cost Analysis
11-4 Payback Period Analysis
Chapter 12 Energy and the Environment
12-1 Introduction
12-2 Air Pollutants
Particulate Matter
Sulfur Dioxide
Nitrogen Oxides
Carbon Monoxide
Ozone, Smog, and Acid Rain
12-3 Emissions from Automobiles
Catalytic Converters
12-4 The Greenhouse Effect
CO2 Production
12-5 Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
12-6 Nuclear Waste
Appendix 1 Property Tables (SI Units)
Appendix 2 Property Tables (English Units)

About the Author

Mehmet Kanoglu

Yunus Cengel

Yunus A. Çengel is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University. His areas of interest are renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy policies, heat transfer enhancement, and engineering education. He served as the director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at the University of Nevada, Reno, from 1996 to 2000. He has led teams of engineering students to numerous manufacturing facilities in Northern Nevada and California to perform industrial assessments, and has prepared energy conservation, waste minimization, and productivity enhancement reports for them. He has also served as an advisor for various government organizations and corporations. 
Dr. Çengel is also the author or coauthor of the widely adopted textbooks Differential Equations for Engineers and Scientists (2013), Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences (5th ed., 2017), Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications (4th ed., 2018), Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach (9th ed., 2019), and Heat and Mass Transfer: Fundamentals and Applications (6th ed., 2020), and all published by McGraw Hill LLC Education. Some of his textbooks have been translated into Chinese (Long and Short Forms), Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, Greek, Tai, and Basq. 
Dr. Çengel is the recipient of several outstanding teacher awards, and he has received the ASEE Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award for excellence in authorship in 1992 and again in 2000. Dr. Çengel is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Nevada, and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

John Cimbala

John M. Cimbala is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The Pennsyl¬vania State University (Penn State), University Park, PA. He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engi-neering from Penn State and his M.S. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). He received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics from CalTech in 1984. His research areas include experimental and computational fluid mechan¬ics and heat transfer, turbulence, turbulence modeling, turbomachinery, indoor air quality, and air pollution control. Professor Cimbala completed sabbatical leaves at NASA Langley Research Center (1993–94), where he advanced his knowledge of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and at Weir American Hydro (2010–11), where he performed CFD analyses to assist in the design of hydroturbines. 
Dr. Cimbala is the author or coauthor of dozens of journal and conference papers and is the coauthor of four other textbooks: Indoor Air Quality Engi¬neering: Environmental Health and Control of Indoor Pollutants (2003), pub¬lished by Marcel-Dekker, Inc.; Essentials of Fluid Mechanics (2008); Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences(5th ed., 2017), and Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications (4th ed., 2018), all published by McGraw Hill LLC. He has also contributed to parts of other books, and is the author or coauthor of dozens of journal and conference papers. He has also recently ventured into writing novels. More information can be found at 
Professor Cimbala is the recipient of several outstanding teaching awards and views his book writing as an extension of his love of teaching. He is a member and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).  He is also a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and the American Physical Society (APS).