Advances in Energy Research. Volume 24


Morena J. Acosta (Editor)

Series: Advances in Energy Research
BISAC: SCI024000

This latest volume includes contributions on the latest advances in energy research. Chapter One introduces photovoltaic-green (PV-green) roofing systems according to three different approaches: critical review about crucial factors which influence the performance of a PV-green roof; experimental; and environmental/Life Cycle Analysis (LCA). Chapter Two discusses the benefits of green roof systems. Chapter Three provides an introduction to the composition and the functioning of building management systems (BMS), as well as shows some of the available systems in the market, specifically those that are related to the automatic control of lighting and shading devices according to sunlight intensity, climate control and the monitoring of energy consumption in a service building. Chapter Four reviews both the experimental and numerical work that has been conducted on encapsulated phase change material (EPCM) thermal energy storage (TES) systems with applications in concentrating solar power (CSP) plants. Chapter Five presents the effect of thermal energy storage on the performance of combined heat and power (CHP) systems under different operational strategies. Chapter Six studies the effects of different levels of water flow rate and temperature on the performance of an induced draft cooling tower. Chapter Seven reviews the harvesting of power from bamboo charcoal. Chapter Eight investigates the magnetosphere-ionosphere-atmosphere coupling and the effect of geomagnetic activity on meteorological processes in the atmosphere. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Photovoltaic-Green Roofs: Critical Factors, Experimental Studies and Life-Cycle Environmental Profile
Chr. Lamnatou and D. Chemisana (Applied Physics Section of the Environmental Science Department, Polytechnic School, University of Lleida, Spain)

Chapter 2. Benefits of Green Roof Systems: Energy Savings, Stormwater Control, and Economic
Serdar Celik, Susan Morgan and William Retzlaff (Mechanical Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL, USA, and others)

Chapter 3. Technical Management and Automation Systems Applied for Energy Efficiency Improvement in Service Buildings
Octávio Alves, Paulo Brito, Pedro Romano, and Eliseu Monteiro (Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, Portalegre, Portugal)

Chapter 4. Encapsulated Phase Change Materials for use in High Temperature Thermal Energy Storage
Laura Solomon and Alparslan Oztekin (Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA)

Chapter 5. Effect of Thermal Energy Storage on Combined Heat and Power System Applications
Pedro J. Mago, Rogelio Luck and Alta Knizley (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, MS, USA)

Chapter 6. Investigation into the Effect of Water Inlet Temperature and Flow Rate on the Cooling Tower Performance
Hassam Ghumran, Mbuyu G. Ntunka and Amir H. Mohammadi (Discipline of Chemcal Engineering, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, King George V Avenue, Durban, South Africa)

Chapter 7. Harvesting Power from Bamboo Charcoal
Rishika Haynes and Chikashi Sato (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA)

Chapter 8. Power Aspects of Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Atmosphere Coupling
P.A. Sedykh and I.Yu. Lobycheva (Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ISTP, Irkutsk, Russia)


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