Making Technology Work
Applications in Energy and the Environment
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Making Technology Work by John M. Deutch
Book DescriptionThis book presents fifteen cases of technology applications in the energy and environment sectors, including solar, wind, fuel cell, nuclear, coal combustion and emission control technologies. The case studies demonstrate the importance of an interdisciplinary approach, integrating technical and non-technical aspects of the problem. They also introduce a toolbox of analytical techniques useful in the context of realistic technology application. These techniques include energy and mass balances, project financial analysis tools, treatment of external costs and benefits, probabilistic risk assessment, learning curves, regression analysis, and life cycle costing. Each case study presents a description of the relevant technology at a level accessible to anyone familiar with elementary concepts in basic science and engineering. The book is addressed to upper-level undergraduate students in the natural sciences, engineering and the social sciences who are interested in learning about problems of technology application, as well as technology practitioners in industry and government.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521523172
(253mm x 177mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John M. Deutch
Crisis in Energy Policy, Hardback (September 2011)
With an extraordinary mix of technical, scholarly, corporate, and governmental expertise, John Deutch offers an eye-opening history of the muddled practices that have passed for energy policy over the past thirty years, and a cogent account of what we can learn from so many breakdowns of strategy and execution.
Energy Security and Climate Change, Paperback (June 2007)
In this book, authors from North America, Europe, and Pacific Asia enter the controversial debate of how to meet growing energy demands while minimizing the subsequent impact on global warming. John Deutch offers a tour d'horizon of global energy issues and climate change that also provides analysis of US domestic energy politics.
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This book presents 15 interdisciplinary case studies of technology application in the energy and environment sectors.
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