2007, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Connecting the dots to future electric power / Edward J. Bair. Bair, Edward J., 1922-

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Connecting the dots to future electric power / Edward J. Bair
 
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Physical Description
  • xi, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Published
  • Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, c2007.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • Connecting the dots to future electric power /​ Edward J. Bair.
Author
  • Bair, Edward J., 1922-
Published
  • Bloomington, IN : AuthorHouse, c2007.
Physical Description
  • xi, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects
Contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Chapter 1 Economic Basis of Electric Power 1
  • Human Population 2
  • How People Earn Income 4
  • National Responsibility 9
  • World Responsibility 12
  • The State of World Development 13
  • Chapter 2 World Energy Demand 19
  • Origin of Electric Power Demand 19
  • Electric power and GDP 22
  • Consumption of Energy for Electric Power 24
  • Energy Sources for U.S. Electric Power 30
  • World Fossil Fuel Consumption 32
  • Estimating Future Demand 34
  • Chapter 3 Fossil Fuel Supply 39
  • The Origin of Mineral Deposits 39
  • The Evolution of an Oxygen Atmosphere 44
  • Economics of Mineral Deposits 47
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Formation 50
  • Coal Formation and Consumption 56
  • Chapter 4 Nuclear Power 65
  • Nuclear Fission 65
  • Nuclear Facilities 68
  • Uranium Supply and Demand 70
  • Fast Breeder Reactors 72
  • Radioactive Waste 73
  • Nuclear Weapons Security 75
  • Chapter 5 Coal, Oil, Gas, and Nuclear Economics 79
  • Economics of Power from Coal 80
  • Economics of Power from Petroleum 84
  • Economics of Power from Natural gas 86
  • Economics of Nuclear Power 88
  • Chapter 6 Electric Power and the Environment 91
  • Heat Trapping by the Atmosphere 92
  • Heat Redistribution by the Atmosphere 98
  • Global Warming 101
  • Circulation of the Atmosphere 106
  • Circulation of the Oceans 108
  • Milankovic Cycles 112
  • Global Circulation Models 113
  • Chapter 7 Energy Transformations 117
  • Kinetic Energy 117
  • Potential Energy 119
  • Work, Heat, and Entropy 120
  • Work by Expanding Gas 122
  • Work in a Continuous Cycle 124
  • Brayton Gas Turbine Engine 128
  • Electric Power from Steam 132
  • Rankin Cycle Engine 134
  • Effect of Scale 137
  • Chapter 8 Requirements of a Power Grid 141
  • Effect of Time-of-Demand on Price 144
  • Organization of the Grid 148
  • Operation of the Grid 150
  • Alternative Power Compatibility 154
  • Chapter 9 Renewable Alternatives 159
  • Present Use of Renewable Power 160
  • Hydroelectric Power 162
  • Electric Power from Wind 166
  • Biomass Power 169
  • Geothermal Power 172
  • Ocean Tidal Power 175
  • Ocean Thermal Power 177
  • Fuel Cell Energy Storage 181
  • Interregional Power Transmission 185
  • Chapter 10 Solar Power Principles 189
  • Solar Radiation Cycles 190
  • Solar Photovoltaic Power 198
  • Solar Thermal Trough Power 203
  • Dish-Engine Solar Thermal Power 211
  • Solar Central Receiver Power 213
  • High Temperature Central Receiver 215
  • Chapter 11 Imagining the Future 223
  • Space Solar Power Principle 226
  • Space Solar Power Feasibility 230
  • The Alternatives 241
  • Chapter 12 Glossary 243
  • Prefixes to Measurement Units 244
  • Units of Measurements and Equivalents 244
  • Economics 245
  • Electrical Power 249
  • Thermodynamics 251
  • Electrochemistry 255
  • Radiant Energy Exchange 257
  • Physical Mechanics 259
  • Fluid Mechanics 261
  • Heat Transfer by Fluids 264.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781425995867 (pbk.)
  • 9781425995850 (hbk.)
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