Alternative Energy Sources
Wasiak, Andrzej L. (editor)
The search for alternative sources of energy is an attempt to solve two of the main problems facing the modern world. Today's resources are mainly based on fossil flammable substances such as coal, oil, and natural gas. The first problem is related to the expected and observed depletion of deposits, not only those available but also less accessible. Another is related to global warming from emissions of greenhouse gases (mainly carbon dioxide) as well as emissions of other pollutants in the atmosphere. Mitigating the harmful effects of fossil fuel use is an obvious challenge for mankind. This Special Issue includes articles on the search for new raw materials and new technologies for obtaining energy, such as those existing in nature, methane hydrates, biomass, etc., new more efficient technologies for generating electricity, as well as analyses of the possibilities and conditions of use of these resources for practical applications.
Keywordsthermoelectric generation; turbo-generator; exhaust heat recovery; kinetics; pyrolysis; wood-based panels; Van KREVELEN systematics; TG-MS/FTIR analysis; CH4 hydrate; replacement; IGCC syngas; in-situ Raman; thermodynamic cycles; ORC; efficiency; energy consumption; comminution; grinding; multi-disc mill; energy consumption index; energy assessment; wind power plant; sustainable development; modernization; recycling; solar energy; wind energy; energy efficiency; environmental impact; economic evaluation; on-grid system; HOMER Pro software; natural gas hydrate; critical velocity; solid fluidization method; water jet; ultimate breaking distance; biofuel policy; efficiency rating; ethanol; data mining; waste-to-energy; sector coupling; waste incineration; waste heat recovery in desalination; efficiency increasing in waste incineration; waste plastic oil; biodiesel; castor oil; emission; diesel engine; parallel plugin hybrid; hybrid two-wheeler; load-levelling control (LLC); equivalent fuel-consumption minimization strategy (ECMS); battery ageing; fuel economy; engine switching and charge sustained
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
Technology: general issues