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Energy Conversion Engineering. Towards Low CO2 Power and Fuels

  • ID: 5360006
  • Book
  • November 2021
  • 1000 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
This unique textbook equips students with the theoretical and practical tools needed to model, design, and build efficient and clean low-carbon energy systems. Students are introduced to thermodynamics principles including chemical and electrochemical thermodynamics, moving onto applications in real-world energy systems, demonstrating the connection between fundamental concepts and theoretical analysis, modelling, application, and design. Topics gradually increase in complexity, nurturing student confidence as they build towards the use of advanced concepts and models for low to zero carbon energy conversion systems. The textbook covers conventional and emerging renewable energy conversion systems, including efficient fuel cells, carbon capture cycles, biomass utilisation, geothermal and solar thermal systems, hydrogen and low-carbon fuels. Featuring numerous worked examples, over 100 multi-component homework problems, and online instructor resources including lecture slides, solutions, and sample term projects, this textbook is the perfect teaching resource for an advanced undergraduate and graduate-level course in energy conversion engineering.
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1. Low carbon energy: Why?;
2. Thermodynamics;
3. Chemical thermodynamics;
4. Electrochemical thermodynamics;
5. Gas turbine cycles;
6. Rankine cycles;
7. Fuel cells at finite current;
8. Combined, oxy-combustion and hybrid cycles;
9. Solar thermal, geothermal and integration;
10. Gas separation;
11. Carbon capture cycles: natural gas;
12. Coal power cycles, gasification and synfuels;
13. Carbon capture cycles: coal;
14. Biomass; Index.
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Ahmed F. Ghoniem Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ahmed F. Ghoniem is the Ronald C. Crane Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Center for Energy and Propulsion Research and the Reacting Gas Dynamics Laboratory. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree from Cairo University, and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. His research covers computational engineering, turbulence and combustion, multiphase flow, clean energy technologies with focus on CO2 capture, renewable energy and fuels. He supervised more than 120 masters, Ph.D. and post-doctoral students; published more than 500 articles in leading journals and conferences; and consulted for the aerospace, automotive and energy industry. He is fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Physical Society, and the Combustion Institute, and associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He received several awards including the ASME James Harry Potter Award in Thermodynamics, the AIAA Propellant and Combustion Award, the KAUST Investigator Award and the 'Committed to Caring Professor' at MIT.
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