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Storing Energy. with Special Reference to Renewable Energy Sources. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 5390287
  • Book
  • January 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Storing Energy: With Special Reference to Renewable Energy Sources, Second Edition has been fully revised and substantially extended to provide up-to-date and essential discussion that will support the needs of the world's future energy and climate change policies. New sections cover thermal energy storage, tidal storage, sustainability issues in relation to storing energy and impacts on global energy markets. Various systems are discussed, including mechanical/kinetic, thermal, electrochemical and other chemical, as well as other emerging technologies.

Incorporating advancements described in the book will help the people of the world further overcome the problems related to future energy and climate change.

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A. INTRODUCTION 1.The Role of Energy Storage in Low-Carbon Energy Systems

B. ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE TECHNIQUES GRAVITATIONAL/ MECHANICAL / THERMOMECHANICAL 2. Pumped Hydro-electricity 3. Novel Hydroelectric Storage Concepts 4. Advance Rail Energy Storage (ARES) 5. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) in Underground Formations 6. Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) with Underground Storage 7 Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) with Undersea Bags 8. Pumped Hydro Combined with Compressed Air 9. Liquid Air Energy Storage: (LAES) 10. Flywheels 11. Rechargeable Batteries 12. The Vanadium  Redox  Flow Batteries Thermal 13. Phase Changes 14. Solar Ponds 15. Sensible Thermal Energy Storage: Diurnal and Seasonal Chemical 16. Hydrogen from Water Electrolysis 17. Chemical Reactions 18. Power to Gas 19. Traditional Energy Storage: natural gas, oil and coal  20. Large Scale Hydrogen Storage

C. INTEGRATION 21. Network Integration and Smart Grids 22. Off-Grid Energy Storage

D. INTERNATIONAL ISSUES AND THE POLITICS OF INTRODUCING RENEWABLE ENERGY SCHEMES 23. Energy Storage World-Wide 24. Energy Storage in China 25. Politics of Investing in Renewable Energy Systems 26. Pumped Thermal Energy 27. Betavoltaic Devices for Small 28. Batteries (Diamond Plus C14 Graphite) 29. Superconducting Magnets 30. Supercapitors 31. Harvesting Energy from Car Tyres (Friction) 32. Concentrated Solar Energy and Co2 + H2o Catalysed to Liquid Fuel 33. Tidal Storage 34. Molten Salts 35. New Types of Batteries 36. Sustainability Issues in Storing Energy 37. Energy Markets for Storing Energy around the World

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Trevor M. Letcher Emeritus Professor, School of Chemistry, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. Professor Letcher was Professor of Chemistry, and Head of Department in South Africa (University of the Witwatersrand, Rhodes University and Natal) (1969 -2004). He has published over 300 papers on chemical thermodynamic topics in peer reviewed journals; and 100 papers in popular science and education journals. He has edited and written 28 books ranging from Future Energy Climate Change, Storing Energy, Wind Energy, Solar Energy, Managing Global Warming and Unraveling Environmental Disasters. He has been awarded gold medals by the South African Institute of Chemistry and the South African Association for the Advancement of Science. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and living in the United Kingdom.
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