Advances in Energy Research. Volume 22

Morena J. Acosta (Editor)

Series: Advances in Energy Research
BISAC: SCI024000

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This latest volume includes contributions on the latest advances in energy research. Chapters include research on a Multi Agent System (MAS) design for fault location, isolation and service restoration (FLISR) in power distribution systems; coalbed methane (CBM) reservoirs in China, their properties and strategies in which to reduce formation damage; a comprehensive review of energy sources; energy efficiency and ways to alleviate environmental impacts of the building sector; small-scale energy converters; current conditions, limitations and opportunities of existing carbon dioxide emissions; progress on tidal current technology in the UK and elsewhere as well as key design issues and options; and finally, the occurrence and properties of Mongolian bituminous coal which is presented and discussed in relation to its characterizations, petrography, pyrolysis and minerals.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1
Power Options: Energy Alternatives for the Future
(Jorge Morales Pedraza, Independent Researcher on International Matters, Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 2
A Multi-Agent System Design for Power System Automation
(M. Jawad Ghorbani, M.A. Choudhry and A. Feliachi, Consultant Engineer, Professor, West Virginia University, WV, USA)

Chapter 3
Numerical and Experimental Analysis of the Ground-Coupled Heat Pump Systems
(Ioan Sarbu and Calin Sebarchievici, Polytechnic University Timisoara, Romania)

Chapter 4
Reducing Formation Damage to Coalbed Methane Reservoirs with Low-Porosity and Low-Permeability Using Calcium Carbonate Nanoparticles
(Jihua Cai, Wenlong Zheng, Sui Gu, Xiaoming Wu, V. F. Chixotkin, School of Engineering, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China)

Chapter 5
Photocatalytic Reactor Systems for Solar Fuel Production: Present and State-of-the-Art Applications
(Oluwafunmilola Ola and M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer, Centre for Innovation in Carbon Capture and Storage (CICCS), School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK)

Chapter 6
Tidal Power- Still Moving Ahead
(David Elliott, Department of Engineering and Innovation, The Open University, UK)

Chapter 7
Bituminous Coals of Mongolia: Occurrence and Characteristics
(B. Avid, B. Purevsuren and J. Temuujin, Institute of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mongolia)

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