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Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability

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Title: Energy, the Environment, and Sustainability
Author: Efstathios E. Michaelides
ISBN: 113803844X / 9781138038448
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 504
Publisher: CRC Press
Year: 2018
Availability: 15-30 days
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Energy and the Environment explains in simple terms what the energy demand is at the present, what the environmental effects of energy use are, and what can be accomplished to alleviate the environmental effects of energy use and ensure adequate energy supply. Though technical in approach, the text uses simple explanations of engineering processes and systems and algebra-based math to be comprehensible to students in a range of disciplines. Schematic diagrams, quantitative examples, and numerous problems will help students make quantitative calculations. This will assist them in comprehending the complexity of the energy-environment balance, and to analyze and evaluate proposed solutions.

  • Takes a technical and quantitative approach to exploring energy sources, usage, economics and policy
  • Provides an accessible approach to energy and the environment, using simple algebra
  • Explains the “myths and truths” of energy and environmental impacts in each chapter
  • Comprehensive treatment of environmental successes and problems, including the energy-water nexus
  • Provides the skills to evaluate energy usage versus environmental hazards and climate change factors


Chapter 1 : Fundamental Concepts
Chapter 2 : Energy Demand and Supply
Chapter 3 : Environmental Effects of Energy Production and Utilization
Chapter 4 : Fossil Fuels
Chapter 5 : Nuclear Energy
Chapter 6 : Renewable Energy
Chapter 7 : Energy Storage
Chapter 8 : Energy Conservation and Higher Efficiency
Chapter 9 : Energy Economics and Decision-Making Methods


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