Water for Energy and Fuel Production - Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (Paperback)Yatish T. Shah (author)
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Water, in all its forms, may be the key to an environmentally friendly energy economy. Water is free, there is plenty of it, plus it carries what is generally believed to be the best long-term source of green energy-hydrogen.
Water for Energy and Fuel Production explores the many roles of water in the energy and fuel industry. The text not only discusses water's use as a direct source of energy and fuel-such as hydrogen from water dissociation, methane from water-based clathrate molecules, hydroelectric dams, and hydrokinetic energy from tidal waves, off-shore undercurrents, and inland waterways-but also:
Describes water's benign application in the production of oil, gas, coal, uranium, biomass, and other raw fuels, and as an energy carrier in the form of hot water and steamExamines water's role as a reactant, reaction medium, and catalyst-as well as steam's role as a reactant-for the conversion of raw fuels to synthetic fuelsExplains how supercritical water can be used to convert fossil- and bio-based feedstock to synthetic fuels in the presence and absence of a catalyst
Employing illustrative case studies and commercial examples, Water for Energy and Fuel Production demonstrates the versatility of water as a provider of energy and fuel, conveying the message that as energy demand and environmental concerns grow, so should our vigilance in pursuing the role of water in the energy landscape.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
"This book is a first of its kind where one can refer to for the roles of water in fossil (conventional and unconventional), nuclear, and renewable energy sectors. It not only covers the use of water as a cooling or heating career fluid, but also as a reactant and reaction medium in different energy conversion processes."
-Sandeep Kumar, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
"This book provides encyclopedic coverage of the role of water in all aspects of energy production. This allows readers to gain general knowledge of a very wide range of topics, and the extensive references allow them to dig deeper when necessary. The book should prove valuable to engineers and scientists working in water and energy supply. ... [It] is a valuable addition to the literature."
-Howard G. McIlvried, III, Gulf Research & Development Co., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA (Retired)
"This monograph gives comprehensive coverage of the use of water as a solvent, reactant, and energy carrier for producing energy, chemicals, and fuels. It covers both the traditional technologies as well as the technologies that are likely to be important in the years to come. Considering that water is becoming a scarce commodity in several countries, it will be a timely and welcome addition to the books in the field of green engineering ... [as] it conveys to the reader the importance of water in sustainable development."
-Deepak Kunzru, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
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