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Advanced Non-Thermal Power Generation Systems

Yatish T. Shah

Generally, sources for power generation are broken down into two categories: thermal and non-thermal. Thermal sources for power generation include combustion, geothermal, solar, nuclear, and waste heat, which essentially provide heat as a means for power generation. This book examines non-thermal (mechanical, electrochemical, nanoscale self-powered, and hybrid) sources of power generation and emphasizes recent advances in distributed power generation systems.

Key Features

  • Details recent advances made in wind power, including onshore, offshore, fixed and floating platform, and air wind energy systems, and offers detailed assessments of progress
  • Covers advances in generation of hydropower, exploring dam hydropower, novel wave energy converters, and novel systems and turbines for hydrokinetic energy conversion to power
  • Examines all types of fuel cells and their multi-functional roles, along with hybrid fuel cell systems in complete detail
  • Explores advances in the development of self-powered nanogenerators for use in portable, wearable, and implantable power electronics
  • Focuses on technologies with the best commercial possibilities and provides perspectives on future challenges that need to be solved

This book will be of value to all researchers in academia, industry, and government interested in pursuing power generation technologies and seeking a comprehensive understanding of available and emerging non-thermal power generation sources. Readers who are interested in learning about thermal power generation sources can find it in the author's companion text Advanced Power Generation Systems: Thermal Sources (2023).

Book Details

  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 8th, 2023
  • Pages: 562
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.25in - 2.18lb
  • EAN: 9781032552811
  • Categories: Power Resources - Alternative & RenewableEnergyChemical & Biochemical

About the Author

Yatish T. Shah received his BSc in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and MS and ScD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (USA). He has more than 40 years of academic and industrial experience in energy-related areas. He was chairman of the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Drexel University, Philadelphia; chief research officer at Clemson University, South Carolina; and provost at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, and Norfolk State University, Virginia. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge (UK) and a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkley, and Institut fur Technische Chemie der Universitat Erlangen, Nurnberg, Germany. He has previously written 13 books related to energy, most of which are under the Sustainable Energy Strategies book series (by Taylor & Francis), of which he is the editor. He has also published more than 250 refereed reviews, book chapters, and research technical publications in the areas of energy, environment, and reaction engineering. He is an active consultant to numerous industries and government organizations in energy areas.