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Production, Conversion, Storage, Conservation, and Coupling


  • Targets diverse audiences from science and engineering by effectively providing the basics, including more than 130 examples and 600 practice exercises

  • Presents a comprehensive approach toward ‘energy’, covering the five interrelated aspects of production, conversion, storage, conservation, and coupling

  • Offers an objective approach toward renewable and nonrenewable energy resources with global projections

  • Provides source materials including a solution manual for instructors, tables, and figures


Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 1-34
  3. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 35-71
  4. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 73-104
  5. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 105-152
  6. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 153-181
  7. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 183-239
  8. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 241-319
  9. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 321-362
  10. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 363-418
  11. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 419-440
  12. Yaşar Demirel
    Pages 441-484
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 485-616

About this book


Expanding on the first edition, ‘Energy: Production, Conversion, Storage, Conservation, and Coupling (2nd Ed.)’ provides readers with a practical understanding of the major aspects of energy. It includes extended chapters with revised data and additional practice problems as well as a new chapter examining sustainability and sustainable energy technologies. Like the first edition, it also explores topics such as energy production, conservation of energy, energy storage and energy coupling. Written for students across a range of engineering and science disciplines, it provides a comprehensive study guide. It is particularly suitable for courses in energy technology, sustainable energy technologies and energy conversion & management, and offers an ideal reference text for students, engineers, energy researchers and industry professionals.

* Presents a clear introduction to the basic properties, forms and sources of energy
* Includes a range of supporting figures, tables and thermodynamic diagrams
* Provides course instructors with a solution manual for practice problems


Biomass Conversion to Liquid Fuels Conservation of Energy Electricity Industry Professionals Energy Conversion & Management Energy Coupling Energy Intensity Energy Production Energy Researchers Energy Storage Energy Technology Fossil Energy Resources Potential Environmental Impact Properties of Energy Renewable Energy Resources Sources of Energy Sustainable Energy Technologies

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Nebraska LincolnLincolnUSA

About the authors

Dr. Yaşar Demirel is currently on the faculty in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at University of Nebraska Lincoln. He received his PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK in 1981. His main area of work during the past 30 years has been energy science and thermodynamics, such as process design and optimization, techno economic analysis, sustainability analysis, equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics, and exergy analysis. He carried out research and scholarly work at the University of Delaware between 1999 and 2001 and worked at Virginia Tech as a visiting Professor between 2002 and 2006 before joining the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 2006. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Thermodynamics. Dr. Demirel authored and co-authored four books, two book chapters, and more than 100 research papers in reputed international journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Energy
  • Book Subtitle Production, Conversion, Storage, Conservation, and Coupling
  • Authors Yaşar Demirel
  • Series Title Green Energy and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Green Energy,Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-29648-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-80617-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-29650-0
  • Series ISSN 1865-3529
  • Series E-ISSN 1865-3537
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 616
  • Number of Illustrations 159 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Energy Systems
    Energy Systems
    Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology
    Energy Storage
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