Advances in Energy Research. Volume 40


Morena J. Acosta (Editor)

Series: Advances in Energy Research
BISAC: SCI024000

This book contains eight chapters that detail advances in energy research. Chapter One focuses on the utilization of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) ceramics and PU/PZT composites for energy harvesting. Chapter Two offers a scenario analysis of fusion power penetration into the electric energy market. The aim of Chapter Three is to spur more research to discuss and develop new synthetic strategies and additional applications of anion exchange membranes (AEMs) in electrochemical energy storage. Chapter Four proposes grid-forming and two-layer controls for virtual power plants (VPPs) in distribution systems. Chapter Five discusses multi-point fuel injection systems in detail. Chapter Six proposes an integrated approach to the production and management of methane and hydrogen. Chapter Seven explores the potential of a solar heat supply system equipped with flat solar collectors, a storage tank for storing a heat source, and a heat pump for heating the premises of small buildings located in three different cities of Central Asia. Lastly, Chapter Eight gives a possible explanation for the experimentally observed anomalous physical phenomenon of the low-energy transmutation of atomic nuclei of chemical elements in carbon-hydrogen plasma.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Energy Harvesting Applications Using Lead Zirconate Titanate Ceramics (PZT) and Polyurethane/Lead Zirconate Titanate Composites (PU/PZT)
Yassine Tabbai¹, Abdelkader Rjafallah¹, Houda Lifi², Abdelowahed Hajjaji¹, Reddad El Moznine³ and Abdessamad El Ballouti¹
¹National School of Applied Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco
²National School of Applied Sciences, Cadi Ayyad University, Safi, Morocco
³Faculty of Sciences, Chouaib Doukkali University, El Jadida, Morocco

Chapter 2. The Economics of Fusion Power: Superconducting Technologies, Market Penetration, and the Social Values of Decarbonization
Georgy Trofimov¹, Sergey Samoilenkov² and Andrey Vavilov²
¹Laboratory for Modern Financial Studies, Moscow Region, Russia
²Faraday Factory Japan LLC, Japan

Chapter 3. The Latest Advances in Promising Anion Exchange Membranes for Electrochemical Energy Systems: An Overview
Ivan Salmeron-Sanchez, Juan Asenjo-Pascual, Juan Ramón Avilés-Moreno and Pilar Ocón
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Departamento de Química Física Aplicada, Madrid, Spain

Chapter 4. Virtual Power Plants: Grid-Forming and Two-Layer Controls in Distribution Systems
Hua Ye¹,2, PhD, Liye Xiao¹,², PhD and Wei Pei¹,², PhD
¹Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
²University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Chapter 5. The Fuel Injection System in MPFI Engines
Aritra Ganguly, PhD and Mukesh Kkumar, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, PO-B. Garden, Howrah, West Bengal, India

Chapter 6. Biomass and Waste as Precursors of the Coupled Production of Hydrogen and Methane in the New Industrial Energy Transition Scenario
Dolores Hidalgo, PhD, Jesús M. Martín-Marroquín, PhD, David Díez, MSc and Ana Urueña, MSc
CARTIF Technology Center, Circular Economy Area, Boecillo, Spain

Chapter 7. The Potential of a Solar Heat Supply System with a Heat Pump in Three Different Cities in Central Asia
Murat Kunelbayev¹, Rashit Omarov², Bakyt Toktonaliyev³, Urmat Karasartov³ and Dauren Omar²
¹Institute of Information and Computing Technologies of the KN MES RK, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
²Research and Production Center of Agricultural Engineering, Laboratory of Mechanization of Technological Processes in Animal Husbandry, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
³Kyrgyz National Agrarian University named after K.I. Skryabin, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

Chapter 8. Low-Energy Nuclear Transmutation in Carbon-Hydrogen Plasma
Nikolai Magnitskii
Federal Research Center “Computer Science and Control” of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia


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