Advances in Energy Research. Volume 18

Morena J. Acosta (Editor)

Series: Advances in Energy Research
BISAC: SCI024000



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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This book presents a comprehensive review of energy research studies from authors around the globe, including recent research in energy efficient appliances and energy efficient behaviors; renewable energy technologies and sustainable development; demand for clean energies efficient development in building technologies; recent advances in biomass and biogas development and perspectives; development and evaluation of a direct expansion heat pump system; assessment of the measured data with respect to renewable energy technologies; capacity of manets employing a continuous interference model with a propagation channel considering law of conservation of energy; assessing the sustainability of bioenergy systems; investigation of design parameters effect on power output and thermal efficiency of the stirling engine with irreversibility consideration using finite speed thermodynamics; and energy saving and optimization of heat exchanger networks using an evolutionary method. (Imprint: Nova)


Chapter 1 - Energy Efficient Appliances and Energy Efficient Behaviors: From Consumer‘s Assessment to Behavior Intervention (pp. 1-30)
Dalila Antunes, Rui Gaspar and Joana Lino (Factor Social, Consultoria em Psicossociologia e Ambiente, Lda., Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2 - Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Development (pp. 31-54)
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (Energy Research Institute (ERI), Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Chapter 3 - Demand for Clean Energies Efficient Development in Building Technologies (pp. 55-76)
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (Energy Research Institute (ERI), Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Chapter 4 - Recent Advances in Biomass and Biogas Development and Perspectives: Bringing Together Geographical and Sociological Imaginations (pp. 77-98)
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (Energy Research Institute (ERI), Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Chapter 5 - Development and Evaluation of a Direct Expansion Heat Pump System (pp. 99-114)
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (Energy Research Institute (ERI), Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Chapter 6 - Assessment of the Measured Data with Respect to Renewable Energy Technologies (pp. 115-128)
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (Energy Research Institute (ERI), Nottingham, United Kingdom)

Chapter 7 - Capacity of MANETs Employing a Continuous Interference Model with a Propagation Channel Considering the Law of Conservation of Energy (pp. 129-148)
Lucas Rodrigues de Paula and Renato Mariz de Moraes (University of Brasília, Brazil)

Chapter 8 - Assessing the Sustainability of Bioenergy Systems (pp. 149-188)
Silvina M. Manrique and Judith Franco (Non Conventional Energy Resources Investigation Institute (INENCO) of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), National University of Salta, Salta, Argentina)

Chapter 9 - Multi-Objective Optimization of a Stirling Engine with Irreversibility Consideration Using Finite Speed Thermodynamics (pp. 189-210)
Mohammad H. Ahmadi, Saeed Dehghani, Amir H. Mohammadi and Michel Feidt (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and others)

Chapter 10 - Optimization of Heat Exchanger Networks Using an Evolutionary Method (pp. 211-228)
Abolfazl Ghiasvand, Alireza Fazlali, Tayebeh S. Ghiasi, Mahdi Aliyari-Shoorehdeli and Amir H. Mohammadi (Chemical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Arak University, Arak, Iran, and others)


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