Energy Systems Engineering – Francis Vanek – 1st Edition


Systems , discusses fossil, nuclear, and renewable sources, emphasizing a technology-neutral, portfolio to systems options. The book covers major , describing how they work, how they are quantitatively evaluated, their , and their benefit or impact on the natural .

Evaluating scope, cost, energy consumption, and technical efficiency is clearly addressed. Example help you to quantify the performance of each technology and better assess its potential. Hundreds of illustrations and end-of-chapter exercises aid in your understanding of the concepts presented in this practical guide.

Table of Content

Ch 1. Introduction
Ch 2. Systems Tools for Energy Systems
Ch 3. Economic Tools for Energy Systems
Ch 4. Climate Change and Climate Modeling
Ch 5. Fossil Fuel Resources
Ch 6. Stationary Combustion Systems
Ch 7. Carbon Sequestration
Ch 8. Nuclear Energy Systems
Ch 9. The Solar Resource
Ch 10. Solar Photovoltaic Technologies
Ch 11. Active Solar Thermal Applications
Ch 12. Passive Solar Thermal Applications
Ch 13. Wind Energy Systems
Ch 14. Bioenergy Resources and Systems
Ch 15. Transportation Energy Technologies
Ch 16. Systems Perspective on Transportation Energy
Ch 17. Conclusion: Creating the Twenty-First Century Energy System
Appendix A: Perpetual Julian Date Calendar
Appendix B: LCR Table
Appendix C: CF Table
Appendix D: Numerical Answers to Select Problems
Appendix E: Common Conversions
Appendix F: Information about Thermodynamic Constants