Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
432
Utgivningsdatum
2017-01-01
Förlag
CL Engineering
Dimensioner
251 x 203 x 15 mm
Vikt
681 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781133105091
Energy, Environment, and Sustainability (häftad)

Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

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As climate change effects become increasingly important in todays world, Moavenis ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT, AND SUSTAINABILITY helps students understand what each issue means and why it is critical to understand them. Readers learn how environmentally sound decisions involve evaluating energy and environmental footprints as well as the natural resources that are consumed to make products. Students gain an understanding of how much energy it takes to manufacture, produce, transport, use, and dispose of products.

Each chapter begins with clear learning objectives and concludes with a helpful summary. Relevant, everyday examples clarify concepts. Hands-on end-of-chapter problems require students to gather and analyze information as well as prepare brief reports and presentations. Students strengthen written and oral communication skills as well as their abilities to work in teams as many problems require group work and some even require whole-class participation.
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Dr. Saeed Moaveni, P.E., is a successful author, instructor, and engineering professional. Dr. Moaveni has nearly 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and consulting in mechanical and civil engineering related areas, including inverse problems, solar and renewable energy technology, geophysical problems and education. He has taught at Colorado State University, University of South Carolina, Syracuse University, Norwich University and Minnesota State University. He also has been invited abroad as a visiting professor at numerous universities. Dr. Moaveni has received the Jack Cermak Distinguished Professor Fellowship and the American Society of Engineering Education Young (New) Faculty Award. He has served as Dean of the David Crawford School of Engineering at Norwich University and Chair of the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department at Minnesota State University. Dr. Moaveni is a licensed professional engineer in the State of New York and a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning Engineers and the Council on Undergraduate Research.

Innehållsförteckning

Part I: BASIC CONCEPTS.
1. Introduction.
Basic Human Needs. Energy. Environment. Sustainability. Summary. Problems.
2. Fundamental Dimensions and Systems of Units.
Fundamental Dimensions and Units. System of Units. Dimensional Homogeneity and Unit Conversion. Components and Systems. Summary. Problems.
Part II: ENERGY.
3. Energy & Power.
Work and Energy. Forms of Energy. Difference between Energy and Power. Energy Contents (Heating Values) of Fuels. Summary. Problems.
4. Electricity.
Current, Voltage, Electric Power Basic Concepts. Residential Power Distribution and Consumption. Lighting Systems. Electric Power Production. Summary. Problems.
5. Thermal Energy: Heat Loss and Gain in Buildings.
Temperature Difference and Heat Transfer Basic Concepts. Modes of Heat Transfer. Daylighting. Degree-Days and Energy Estimation. Summary. Problems.
6. Energy Consumption Rates and Nonrenewable Energy Sources.
World Energy Consumption Rates. U.S. Energy Consumption Rates. Fossil Fuels. Summary. Problem.
7. Renewable Energy.
Solar Energy and Solar Systems. Wind Energy. Hydro-Energy. Biomass. Summary. Problems.
Part III: ENVIRONMENT.
8. Air and Air Quality Standards.
Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate. Outdoor Air Quality Standards. Indoor Air Quality Standards. Global Air Quality Issues. Summary. Problems.
9. Water Sources, Consumption Rates, and Quality Standards.
Water - Basic Concepts. Personal Water Consumption. Water Consumption in Agriculture, Commercial and Industrial Sectors. Drinking Water Standards in the United States. Global Water Quality Issues. Summary. Problems.
10. Understanding Common Materials that We Use Everyday.
Earth our Home. The Phases of Matter and Properties of Materials. Metals. Plastics, Glass, Composites, and Wood. Concrete. Summary. Problems.
11. Municipal and Industrial Waste and Recycling.
Municipal Waste. Industrial Waste. Recycling and Composting. Summary. Problems.
Part IV: SUSTAINABILITY.
12. Sustainability.
The Earth Chapter. Sustainability Concepts. Sustainability Methods. Apply What You Have Learned Knowledge is Power. Summary. Problems.