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Energy and Environment

  • Author(s): V K Ahluwalia
  • Size: 180 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 300
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179936610
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.295.00 / US $21.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 265.00 / US $19.00

Book Details

Energy is important for the survival of life forms on earth. While energy exists in different forms, fossil fuels, one of the forms of energy source, have played an important role in the history of human development. The widespread use of fossil fuels has severely affected the environment. Climate change and global warming, the outcome of the extensive use of fossil fuels, have forced us to reimagine a fossil fuel-free earth. To save the planet earth, scientists are urging humans to make efforts to contain the rising global temperature below 2°C by reducing emissions from fossil fuel.

Energy and Environment discusses various forms of energy. It examines environmental impacts of energy generation and how non-renewable sources of energy contributes significantly to environmental pollution. In the book the role of renewable energy sources in mitigating global problem of environmental pollution is also discussed at length. It also elaborates on storage of energy, an important subject, in the context of rising energy demands of the present world.

Table of Contents

    Preface

    1. Introduction to Energy
    Different Forms of Energy
    Energy Consumption
    Energy Sources
    Greenhouse Gases
    Green Energy
    Impact of Energy Generation

    2. Renewable Sources of Energy
    Biomass Energy
    Wind Energy
    Hydro Energy
    Geothermal Energy
    Solar Energy

    3. Non-renewable Energy Sources
    Energy from Coal
    Energy from Oil
    Energy from Natural Gas

    4. Nuclear Energy
    Atomic energy
    Nuclear Fission
    Nuclear Power Plants
    Nuclear Fusion
    Nuclear Episodes
    Radioactive Pollution
    Global Outlook of Nuclear Energy

    5. Alternative Fuels
    Types of Alternative Fuels
    Checking Pollution of Air by Automobiles

    6. Energy Storage and Other Sources of Energy
    Storage of Energy in Chemicals
    Storage of Energy Using Super Capacitors
    Fuel Cells
    Pumped-storage Hydro Energy
    Solar Pond
    Compressed Air Energy Storage
    Miscellaneous Sources of Energy
    Global Approach Towards Energy Generation from Renewable Sources

    Index
    About the Author

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