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Making Technology Work: Applications in Energy and the Environment

Making Technology Work: Applications in Energy and the Environment

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1. Introduction; 2. Gasohol; 3. Solar thermal, windpower and photovoltaic technologies; 4. Electricity from coal; 5. Controlling acid rain from coal-fired power plants; 6. Greenhouse gases and global warming; 7. Nuclear power and its fuel cycle; 8. Managing nuclear waste; 9. Nuclear power and weapons proliferation; 10. Natural gas; 11. Safety and risk: examples from the liquefied natural gas and nuclear industries; 12. Synthetic fuels; 13. Fuel cells for automobiles; 14. Energy models and statistics; 15. The government's role in innovation; 16. Conclusions.
Fifteen interdisciplinary case studies on the application of technology in the energy and environment sectors include applications of solar, wind, fuel cell, nuclear, and other coal combustion and emission control technologies. The case studies reveal the interrelationships among technical and non-technical factors, and demonstrate that the successful application of new technologies requires the synthesis of technical, economic, political, environmental, and social aspects.

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Autor: John M. Deutch
ISBN-13: 9780521818575
ISBN: 0521818575
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 282
Gewicht: 757 g
Format: 254x178x23 mm
Sprache: Englisch

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Autor: John M. Deutch
ISBN-13:: 9780521818575
ISBN: 0521818575
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2003
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Gewicht: 757g
Seiten: 282
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 254x178x23 mm