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by Aldo V. Da Rosa

  • ISBN: 0123972191
  • Category: Engineering
  • Author: Aldo V. Da Rosa
  • Subcategory: Engineering
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Academic Press; 3 edition (September 25, 2012)
  • Pages: 908 pages
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  • EPUB size: 1973 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
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First off, this book is a huge collection of scientific information on a lot of subjects which don't get detailed explanations in the news. If you want extremely detailed explanations, here they are. One problem with the book is that it is not for everyone to read. But Rosa doesn't have any special knowledge of fuel cell or iron engine production (or at least he does not reveal any such fact here), so this is out of place in what otherwise appears to be a highly academic book.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes contains the technical detail necessary to understand the engineering principles that govern renewable energy application at many different levels. Focused on the fundamental mechanisms and processes that underpin energy management.

Print Book & E-Book. Dr. da Rosa taught the perennially popular Renewable Energy course at Stanford University for over 30 years. ISBN 9780123972194, 9780123978257. Aldo da Rosa’s highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies.

The book is recommended for all students and professionals studying the basic mechanisms of renewable energies. Examines the fundamentals of some non-traditional energy processes and illustrates the best way to implement these processes in our modern world. Appropriate for all students and professionals studying the basic mechanisms of renewable energies. Clear theory and physical examples of all principles relevant to the study of renewable energy.

Aldo da Rosa’s highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided . This book is based on class notes created in the teaching of Fundamentals of Energy Processes at Stanford since 1976.

Aldo da Rosa’s highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies. As both the cost of energy and our dependence on foreign suppliers have rose, so has the interest in these lectures, reflecting the mood of the American people. Palo Alto, CA. August 2008.

Author: Aldo V. da Rosa. Specific Heat at Constant Pressure Adiabatic Processes . 1 Abrupt compression . Foreword This book examines the fundamentals of some renewable energy processes. 2 Gradual compression . 4 Polytropic Law . 0 Isothermal Processes . 1 Functions of State . 2 Enthalpy . 3 Degrees of Freedom . 4 Entropy . 4. 1 Changes in Entropy . 5 Reversibility . 5. 1 Causes of Irreversibilities.

Автор: Aldo V. da Rosa Название: Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, ISBN: 0123972191 ISBN-13 .

Energy storage for desalination processes powered by renewable energy and waste heat sources. Nevertheless, the underlying principles discussed in the book are immutable and are essential for the comprehension of future developments.

With energy sustainability and security at the forefront of public discourse worldwide, there is a pressing need to foster an understanding of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power

With energy sustainability and security at the forefront of public discourse worldwide, there is a pressing need to foster an understanding of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa's highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies.

With energy sustainability and security at the forefront of public discourse worldwide, there is a pressing need to foster an understanding of clean, safe alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. Aldo da Rosa’s highly respected and comprehensive resource fulfills this need; it has provided thousands of engineers, scientists, students and professionals alike with a thorough grounding in the scientific principles underlying the complex world of renewable energy technologies. This new third edition of the classic text highlights advances in this vital area, which are proceeding at an unprecedented pace, allowing everyone interested in this burgeoning field to keep up with the latest developments in diverse topics from solar cooling to renewable energy storage.Illuminates the basic principles behind all key renewable power sources- solar, wind, biomass, hydropower & fuel cellsConnects scientific theory with practical implementation through physical examples; end-of-chapter questions help readers apply their knowledgeWritten by one of the world’s foremost experts in renewable energy, drawing from his decades of experience in academia and industry

NEW TO THIS EDITION: -All new chapter on pivotal renewable energy storage technologies -Now includes discussion of power grid and transmission issues -Expanded coverage of Hydropower and advances in PV cells -New and improved figures and additional end-of-chapter problems


Reviews about Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes (7):
Goltigor
If you have any interest in alternative energy sources, then this updated 2nd edition [2009] should be of interest. da Rosa writes for an engineering reader and uses simple undergraduate level physics as the basis for an extended survey across all the proposed energy sources.

There are a couple of chapters on basic thermodynamics and heat engines. These are seen in most starting books on thermodynamics and could perhaps have been omitted here, but the author chose to include them as a foundation for the bulk of the text.

The topics include thermoelectricity, thermionics, fuel cells [mostly hydrogen based] and solar cells. For the latter, we see a division into photovoltaic [ie. for electricity generation] and for heat generation. Most of the coverage here is for photovoltaic. There is a brief foray into the theory of semiconductor heterojunctions, where the electron hole pairs are generated by incident photons. Efficiencies are still somewhat low. But perhaps if you are thinking of going into research in this field, this is inspiration!

The last section of the book delves into wind and water sources. The details should suggest that windmills are simpler to build and maintain. Whereas the extraction of energy from tides and waves involve much more mechanical stresses on the equipment, and greater corrosion effects.

It is a good measure of the book's sweep that the author included an appendix to one chapter that was on batteries. Strictly, the study of alternative energy sources has nothing to do with batteries. The latter are about storing energy that we get from some source. But as a practical matter, there is also a need for more efficient batteries, whatever the sources of energy for these. One very specific case is for reducing the use of oil in vehicles. A vital global need, especially to head off global warming. Many proposed alternatives involve batteries for cars. The book shows that much work needs to be done.

As a throwaway mention, the book has several pages talking about cold fusion, starting with the Pons and Fleischmann results from 1989. It emphasises the lack of anyone else to duplicate the original results. But suggests from ongoing low level work by others that there might be something in this after all. The discussion of cold fusion is a good synopsis of 20[!] years of controversy and research. The treatment here is a far soberer alternative than perusing some way out websites peddling woo woo tripe on the subject.

Another minor section talks about radio noise generator. A fundamentally simple concept of converting heat directly into electricity by hooking two resistors in parallel and having them at different temperatures. A current will flow from the hotter to the colder, and the current can be used for any task. Alas, the analysis shows severe drawbacks for any practical implementation.
Thetalune
So I tried very hard to not use the s word in the comment.

First of all, major mistakes in the governing equation. I am not even going to discuss how many inadequate information were needed, but at least, if the author want to publish a textbook, they'd better do it like a pro. I am not just talking about one mistake, I am talking about bunch of mistakes which is obviously wrong and I have discussed with my professor.

What's more, the publisher may not even proofread the content and thus I noticed several stupid typos such as the inconsistency of expression in a continued table.

Last but not least, if you just want to know something out of curiosity, go on and read the book. But if you want to do some serious research, you need to get anther book in that special area because a lot of assumptions in the book will fail.
Yanthyr
This book holds a lot of great , but not well written. You can tell they left some mistakes to fix for the next edition.
Realistic
This textbook should be used for upper level undergraduate renewable energy courses for engineers (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.) and scientists (Physicists and Chemists). This book has an excellent scope of technologies, techniques, and approaches to renewable energy processes from hydrogen fuel cells to current nonrenewable energy processes like fossil fuels. There are mathematical models, background, general theory, worked out examples, practice problems at the end of each chapter, but no solutions key to check your work.

It is recommended for the student to have taken or to independently have learned Differential Equations in order to use this text since differential equations are found in the text. Knowledge General Physics and Thermodynamics with Calculus and General Chemistry with some Organic Chemistry are also assumed in the text.

Some have complained about this text's funky historical analysis on energy consumption and assessment of costs of usage of energy, however, it should noted that this text's main strength is in the explanatory scope of presenting the theories and models behind each renewable energy processes. This is the core of this text. All else is negligible.

It should be noted and remembered that all textbooks contain errors or uncertainties that are sometimes visible. For this Rosa may have some fault, but this is the way textbooks have been written throughout history. Textbooks are meant to be looked at and calibrated with other similar sources and also are always pending upon research. It would be wise to remember this when looking at any textbook and to also look for good merit in the textbook as well.

Here are the Chapter titles with some stuff discussed in these chapters:

1) Generalities : units and constants, Law of Conservation of Energy, quantity of solar energy, energy resources on earth, World and US energy consumption, ecological sources of energy, nuclear energy

Part 1 : Heat Engines

2) A Minimum of Thermodynamics and of the Kinetic Theory of Gases : motion of molecules, internal energy, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, work, specific heats, adiabatic and isothermal processes, degrees of freedom, entropy, Maxwellian and Fermi-Dirac Distribution, reversibility

3) Mechanical Heat Engines : Carnot and Otto efficiency, engine types, heats of combustion, gasoline, knocking, hybrid engines, Sterling and Cryogenic engines

4) Ocean Thermal Energy Converters : heat exchangers, turbines, siting

5) Thermoelectricity : thermoelectric thermometers, thermal conductivities, thermoelectric generators, batteries, thermoelectric materials

6) Thermionics : thermionic emission, electron transport, diodes with neutralization, open circuits, heat conduction, power output

7) AMTEC : operating principle, vapor pressure, pressure drop, thermodynamics of AMTEC

8) Radio-Noise Generators : general information

Part 2 : The World of Hydrogen

9) Fuel Cells : voltaic cells, fuel cell classification, state and chemical nature of electrolytes, multiple fuel cell reactions, typical fuel cells, fuel cell applications, fuel cell thermodynamics, performances of real fuel cells

10) Hydrogen Production : chemical approaches to making hydrogen, electrolytic/thermolytic/photolytic hydrogen

11) Hydrogen Storage : compressed gas, adsorption, carriers, hydride heat pumps

Part 3 : Energy From the Sun

12) Solar Radiation : insolation, surfaces, solar collectors, Solar Plant configurations

13) Biomass : some organic chemistry, ethanol, anaerobic digestion

14) Photovoltaic Converters : efficiency, beam splitting, thermophotovoltaic cells, Dye-Sensitized solar cells, organic photovoltaic cells, solar power satellites, microwave generation, future space solar power projects, space transportation and space construction

Part 4 : Wind and Water

15) Wind Energy : wind machine configurations, wind measurements, wind availability, wind turbines, principles of aerodynamics, reynold's number

16) Ocean Engines : wave energy, tidal energy, current energy, osmosis, salination energy

More stuff can be found in the textbook. It's a very good introduction to different approaches people have used in creating renewable energy. This text should be in the library of anyone interested in the theoretical foundations of many current renewable energy processes. If it is desired look at other textbooks for further reading on related topics like Electrochemistry which has information on fuel cells and the like. Research does not have to stop at one book. It should continue beyond.

Bravo for Rosa and his wonderful contribution to the knowledge of nature!

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