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Energy Systems

A Project-Based Approach to Sustainability Thinking for Energy Conversion Systems

Liebenberg, Leon


1. Edition March 2024
720 Pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-86946-7
John Wiley & Sons

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Reimagine the future of energy production and use with this innovative and state-of-the-art guide

This multidisciplinary and comprehensive text features an up-to-date summary of salient energy technologies for quick reference by students and practitioners of energy engineering. Uniquely, the book employs a guided self-study approach with theory provided in "bite-sized" chunks, several worked examples, quantitative and qualitative practice problems, 10 real-world mini-projects, and interviews with young energy innovators and engineering students. The book poses many big and pressing questions, asking the reader to "reimagine our future," particularly with a focus on sustainable energy. These questions are aligned with characteristics of an entrepreneurial mindset, which are emphasized throughout the book.

The book reviews the fundamentals of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and quantum mechanics. Chapters explore the full range of energy conversion technologies, including energy supply and demand, the science of global warming, interpretations of sustainability, chemical fuels, carbon capture and storage, internal and external combustion engines, vapor power and refrigeration plants, nuclear power, solar-electricity, solar-heat, fuel cells, wind energy, water energy, and energy storage. The book ends with a brief investigation into what we can do to decarbonize the transportation, industry, buildings, and electric power sectors.

Energy Systems: A Project-Based Approach to Sustainability Thinking for Energy Conversion Systems offers an accessible overview of this important subject with an innovative, easy-to-use organization. Built to facilitate active learning and representing the latest research and industrial practice, Energy Systems provides readers with tools and information to evaluate energy systems and to reimagine potential energy solutions.

Readers of Energy Systems will also find:
* Organization designed to blend seamlessly with a 14-week course schedule
* A balance of robust theoretical and industry-related knowledge and real-world examples throughout
* Teaching resources including mini-projects, practice problems, remedial appendices, and online study notes

Energy Systems is ideal for students and instructors in courses relating to Energy Conversion Systems, Energy Science, Sustainable/Renewable Energy, and the interrelated Social, Technological, Economic, Environmental, and Political aspects. The book will also appeal to practitioners of energy engineering via the numerous state-of-the-art summaries and real-world problems.

Preface xvii

Acknowledgments xxi

Notation xxv

About the Companion Website xxix

Week 1 What Is Energy? 1

1 Introduction to Energy 3

2 Conservation of Quantity of Energy 23

3 Destruction of Quality of Energy 35

Mini Project 1 Energy and Sustainability 57

Week 2 Energy, Society, and Environment 59

4 Energy Usage and Society 61

5 Energy Usage and the Environment 81

6 Interpretations of Sustainability 109

Mini Project 2 Energy Scenarios for a Sustainable World 131

Week 3 Fuels 135

7 Chemical Fuels 137

8 Coal 157

9 Oil and Natural Gas, and Hydrogen and Biofuels 175

Mini Project 3 Combustion of Fossil Fuels 205

Week 4 Gas Cycles 207

10 Internal Combustion Gas Engines 209

11 External Combustion Gas Engines 233

12 Emission Control of Internal and External Combustion Engines 255

Mini Project 4 Domestic Back-Up Generator Using Natural Gas or Propane 267

Week 5 Vapor Power Cycles and Vapor Refrigeration Cycles 271

13 Steam Power Plants 273

14 Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning 301

15 Controlling Emissions from Vapor Power Cycles and Vapor Refrigeration Cycles 317

Mini Project 5 Modern Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plant 335

Week 6 Nuclear Power 337

16 Nuclear Physics 339

17 Nuclear Fission and Fusion Power Plants 351

18 Controlling Waste and Emissions from Nuclear Power Plants 381

Mini Project 6 Micro-Nuclear Power Plant for a Large University Campus 397

Week 7 Direct Energy Conversion 401

19 Concepts of Direct Energy Conversion 403

20 Solar Electricity 425

21 Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers 447

Mini Project 7 Photovoltaic Car Canopy 465

Week 8 Solar-Thermal and Wind Energy Systems 469

22 Solar Heating 471

23 Solar-Thermal Electrical Power Plants 491

24 Wind Energy 507

Mini Project 8 Solar Stirling Power Plant 535

Week 9 Energy Storage (Including Water and Geothermal Power) 537

25 Waterpower and Pumped Storage, Tidal and Wave Power 539

26 Geothermal Energy and Storage 563

27 Storage of Electricity and Heat 591

Mini Project 9 Grid-Storage Batteries 621

Week 10 Decarbonizing Transportation, Buildings, Heavy Industry, and Power Generation 623

28 Decarbonizing Transportation, Buildings, Industry, and Electrical Power 625

Mini Project 10 Decarbonizing the Steel Industry 655

Appendix A 657

Index 661
Leon Liebenberg is a Teaching Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he leads the Master of Engineering program in energy systems. He is also the principal investigator for a UIUC instructional innovation team, Engagement in Engineering Education (ENGINE). He previously held positions as a Professor at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and a Research Professor at North-West University, South Africa. He has served as an educational consultant and created award-winning pedagogical teaching materials for courses including Energy Conversion Systems, Thermodynamics, and Fluid Mechanics.

L. Liebenberg, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign