Energy Efficiency: Performance, Improvement Strategies and Future Directions


Julian E. Perez (Editor)

Series: Energy Policies, Politics and Prices
BISAC: TEC031010

There are increasing demands on energy supplies as they become an essential requirement to support modern life in most countries. Conventional resources for power generation that depend on fossil fuels become less reliable because of price fluctuations and long-term supply uncertainties. Furthermore, strong environmental awareness coupled with recent efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has encouraged a shift from fossil fuels to renewable power generating resources. This has resulted in a significant investment in renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar, hydro and fuel cells. This book provides new research on performance, improvement strategies and the future directions on energy efficiency. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. An Energy Efficient Assessment Tool for Buildings in Developing Countries
Addy M. N. and Adinyira E. (Department of Building Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

Chapter 2. Energy Recovery from Waste as an Integrated Municipal Solid Waste Management: A Review of Waste-To-Energy Technologies
Diego Moya, Andrés Hidalgo, Juan Paredes, and Prasad Kaparaju (Área de Energía, Facultad de Ingeniería Civil y Mecánica, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ambato, Ecuador, and others)

Chapter 3. Energy-Efficient Power Allocation with Hard Proportional Rate Guarantee in OFDMA Systems
Mau-Luen Tham and Su Fong Chien (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Kajang, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 4. The Design and Optimization for a Closed-Loop Pressure Retarded Osmosis Process
Ali Altaee, John Zhou, Adnan Alhathal AlAnezi and Guoyong Zhao (School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia, and others)

Chapter 5. Temporal and Spatial Combining for 5G mmWave Small Cells
David Muirhead (Honeywell Aerospace, Tewkesbury, UK and Muhammad Ali Imran, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, UK)

Chapter 6. Evaluating the Energy Efficiency of Virtualised 5G Networks
Raad S. Alhumaima, Shireen R. Jawad, and H. S. Al-Raweshidy (Wireless Networks and Communications Centre (WNCC), Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK)


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