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Sustainable Energy Technologies

Options and Prospects

  • K. Hanjalić
  • R. Van de Krol
  • A. Lekić

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. New and Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies

    1. Michel Combarnous, Jean-François Bonnet
      Pages 3-24
    2. Gijs Van Kuik, Bart Ummels, Ralph Hendriks
      Pages 75-97
    3. Augustin J. McEvoy, Michael Grätzel
      Pages 99-119
    4. Roel Van de Krol, Joop Schoonman
      Pages 121-142
    5. Kenjiro Suzuki, Hideo Yoshida, Hiroshi Iwai
      Pages 143-158
    6. Maurizio Cumo
      Pages 177-193
  3. Initiatives in South-East Europe

    1. E. Kakaras, A. Doukelis, D. Giannakopoulos, A. Koumanakos
      Pages 239-250
    2. Urška Lavrenčič Štangar, Evald Kranjčevič
      Pages 251-259
    3. P. Stankov, D. Mladenov, K. Stanchev
      Pages 261-280
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 331-333

About this book


This book provides an up-to-date review of the status and prospects of different options in energy conversion and storage technologies, as seen by a panel of world leading experts. It offers a platform for readers engaged in planning and undertaking new energy solutions or retrofitting and redesigning the existing installations to confront and to compare the pros and cons of various novel technology options. Contributing articles cover new clean and zero-emission coal technologies, solar, wind, nuclear, fuel cells, hydrogen and hybrid technologies, accompanied by treatises on the challenge of increasing global energy needs and consumption, issues of sustainability, and on specific ideas for efficient production and use of energy based on modern rationing technologies.

The volume also offers views of feasibility of the implementation of advanced technologies especially in countries other than the few most developed industrial nations and highly populous countries, which all may have different priorities. Further, it brings together several regional surveys of needs, resources and priorities, as well as specific initiatives towards meeting future energy objectives, pursued in several countries in South-Eastern Europe.

The book targets engineers and planners in the energy sector, employees in energy utility companies, and various levels of governmental organizations and offices. It is also meant to serve as a graduate-level textbook to meet the growing demand for new courses in alternative, renewable and sustainable energy technologies at technical and general universities.


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Editors and affiliations

  • K. Hanjalić
    • 1
  • R. Van de Krol
    • 2
  • A. Lekić
    • 3
  1. 1.Marie Curie Chair, Department of Mechanics and AeronauticsUniversity of Rome “La Sapienza”RomeItaly
  2. 2.Department DelftChemTech / EnergyDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of SarajevoSarajevoBosnia and Herzegovina

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