BOOKS BY ISC

Compact Heat Exchangers for Energy Transfer Intensification: Low Grade Heat and Fouling Mitigation
J. Klemes, O. Arsenyeva, P. Kapustenko, L. Tovazhnyanskyy

Compact Heat Exchangers for Energy Transfer Intensification: Low-Grade Heat and Fouling Mitigation provides theoretical and experimental background on heat transfer intensification in modern heat exchangers. Emphasizing applications in complex heat recovery systems for the process industries, this book:

  • Covers various issues related to low-grade heat, including waste heat from industry and buildings, storage and transport of thermal energy, and heat transfer equipment requirements
  • Explains the basic principles, terminology, and heat transfer aspects of compactness, as well as the concept of intensified heat area targets at process integration
  • Pays special attention to the mitigation of fouling in heat exchangers and their systems, describing fouling deposition and threshold fouling mechanisms
  • Delivers a thoughtful analysis of the economics of implementation, considering energy–capital trade-off, capital cost estimation, and energy prices
  • Presents illustrative case studies of specific applications in food and chemical production plants

Compact Heat Exchangers for Energy Transfer Intensification: Low-Grade Heat and Fouling Mitigation not only highlights key developments in compact heat exchangers, but also instills a practical knowledge of the latest process integration and heat transfer enhancement methodologies. You can find more information here.

Sustainability in the Process Industry: Integration and Optimization
Jiri Klemes, Ferenc Friedler, Igor Bulatov, Petar Varbanov

Proven techniques for creating sustainable operation environments This must-have text for process industry professionals describes and analyzes how to considerably improve the efficiency and sustainability of process industry practices. The book features process integration (PI) and optimization methodology, and presents ample industrial case studies for industry professionals to learn practical operational solutions. Sustainability in The Process Industry is the first comprehensive work to integrate optimization and targeting tools for process design and operation. The book is ideal for postgraduate students and continuing professional development courses and for practitioners from various fields of the process industry.
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Process Integration and Intensification
Jiri Klemes, Petar Varbanov, Sharifah Rafidah Wan, Zainuddin Abdul Manan

"The authors have provided all the elements required for complete understanding of the basic concepts in heat recovery and water minimization in chemical and related processes, and followed these with carefully selected and developed problems and solutions in order to ensure that the concepts delivered can be applied." Simon Perry, The University of Manchester.
This graduate textbook covers fundamentals of the key areas of Process Integration and Intensification for intra-process heat recovery (Heat Integration), inter-process heat recovery and cogeneration (Total Site) as well as water conservation. Step by step working sessions are illustrated for deeper understanding of the taught materials.
The textbook also provides a wealth of pointers as well as further information for readers to acquire more extensive materials on the diverse industrial applications and the latest development trends in Process Integration and Intensification. It is addressed to graduate students as well as professionals to help the effectively application of Process Integration and Intensification in plant design and operation.
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Treatise on Sustainability Science and Engineering
I.S. Jawahir, S.K. Sikdar, Y. Huang

This book is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of recent developments in sustainability science and engineering. The book focuses on principles and practices and presents 18 interwoven chapters on four major themes:

1.  Design for sustainability
2.  Sustainability metrics and analysis
3.  Sustainable energy
4.  Sustainable supply/value

The uniqueness of this book lies in the range of topics covered with in-depth analysis and case studies. This book will be of interest to academic and industrial researchers, professionals in corporate and governmental organizations, and others interested in advancing the current state-of-the-art to the next level for the benefit of our global society.
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Handbook of Process Integration (PI), 1st Edition
Jiri Klemes

Since its first development in the 1970s, Process Integration (PI) has become an important methodology in achieving more energy efficient processes. This pioneering handbook brings together the leading scientists and researchers currently contributing to PI development, pooling their expertise and specialist knowledge to provide readers with a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the latest PI research and applications.
After an introduction to the principles of PI, the book reviews a wide range of process design and integration topics ranging from heat and utility systems to water, recycling, waste and hydrogen systems. The book considers Heat Integration, Mass Integration and Extended PI as well as a series of applications and case studies. Chapters address not just operating and capital costs but also equipment design and operability issues, through to buildings and supply chains.
With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Handbook of Process Integration (PI) is a standard reference work for managers and researchers in all energy-intensive industries, as well as academics with an interest in them, including those designing and managing oil refineries, petrochemical and power plants, as well as paper/pulp, steel, waste, food and drink processors.
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Renewable Energy Systems, 2e A Smart Energy Systems Approach to the Choice and Modeling of 100% Renewable Solutions
Prof. Dr.Techn. Henrik Lund, Aalborg University, Department of Development and Planning and Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier International Journal ENERGY

In this new edition of Renewable Energy Systems, globally recognized renewable energy researcher and professor, Henrik Lund, sets forth a straightforward, comprehensive methodology for comparing different energy systems’ abilities to integrate fluctuating and intermittent renewable energy sources. The book does this by presenting an energy system analysis methodology and offering a freely available accompanying software tool, EnergyPLAN, which automates and simplifies the calculations supporting such a detailed comparative analysis. The book provides the results of more than fifteen comprehensive energy system analysis studies, examines the large-scale integration of renewable energy into the present system, and presents concrete design examples derived from a dozen renewable energy systems around the globe. Renewable Energy Systems, Second Edition also undertakes the socio-political realities governing the implementation of renewable energy systems by introducing a theoretical framework approach aimed at understanding how major technological changes, such as renewable energy, can be implemented at both the national and international levels.
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Sustainable Energy Technologies
Kemo Hanjalic, Roel van de Krol and Alija Lekic

This book provides an up-to-date review of the status and prospects of different options in energy conversion and storage technologies, as seen by a panel of world leading experts. It offers a platform for readers engaged in planning and undertaking new energy solutions or retrofitting and redesigning the existing installations to confront and to compare the pros and cons of various novel technology options. Contributing articles cover new clean and zero-emission coal technologies, solar, wind, nuclear, fuel cells, hydrogen and hybrid technologies, accompanied by treatises on the challenge of increasing global energy needs and consumption, issues of sustainability, and on specific ideas for efficient production and use of energy based on modern rationing technologies.
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Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability
J. Klemes

Assessing and Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability answers the question "what are the available methodologies to assess the environmental sustainability of a product, system or process? Multiple well-known authors share their expertise in order to give a broad perspective of this issue from a chemical and environmental engineering perspective. This mathematical, quantitative book includes many case studies to assist with the practical application of environmental and sustainability methods. Readers learn how to efficiently assess and use these methods. This book summarizes all relevant environmental methodologies to assess the sustainability of a product and tools, in order to develop more green products or processes. With life cycle assessment as its main methodology, this book speaks to engineers interested in environmental impact and sustainability. *Helps engineers to assess, evaluate, and measure sustainability in industry* Provides workable approaches to environmental and sustainability assessment* Readers learn tools to assess the sustainability of a process or product and to design it in an environmentally friendly way. You can find more information here.

Energiespeicher - Bedarf, Technologien, Integration
Michael Sterner, Ingo Stadler

Im Kontext der Energiewende sind Energiespeicher ein zentrales technisches, wirtschaftliches und energiepolitisches Thema.
Die Autoren dieses kompakten Werkes geben einen umfassenden Überblick über die verschiedenen Aspekte der Energiespeicherung. Sie beschreiben zunächst die Bedeutung von Energiespeichern in der Energieversorgung und definieren ihre Rolle darin. Dann gehen sie auf den Speicherbedarf in der Strom-, Wärme- und Kraftstoffversorgung im Kontext der Energiewende ein. Im Hauptteil werden die verschiedenen Speichertechnologien ausführlich vorgestellt sowie ihre Vor- und Nachteile diskutiert. Praktische Anwendungsbeispiele und die Integration von Speichern über alle Energiesektoren hinweg runden das Buch ab. Zahlreiche Grafiken und Beispiele veranschaulichen das gesamte Feld der Energiespeicher und sind als Ergänzung samt Animationen online in Farbe verfügbar.
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Handbook of Clean Energy Systems, 6 Volume Set
Jinyue Yan

The Handbook of Clean Energy Systems brings together an international team of experts to present a comprehensive overview of the latest research, developments and practical applications throughout all areas of clean energy systems. Consolidating information which is currently scattered across a wide variety of literature sources, the handbook covers a broad range of topics in this interdisciplinary research field including both fossil and renewable energy systems. The development of intelligent energy systems for efficient energy processes and mitigation technologies for the reduction of environmental pollutants is explored in depth, and environmental, social and economic impacts are also addressed.

Topics covered include:

  • Volume 1 - Renewable Energy: Biomass resources and biofuel production; Bioenergy Utilization; Solar Energy; Wind Energy; Geothermal Energy; Tidal Energy.
  • Volume 2 - Clean Energy Conversion Technologies: Steam/Vapor Power Generation; Gas Turbines Power Generation; Reciprocating Engines; Fuel Cells; Cogeneration and Polygeneration.
  • Volume 3 - Mitigation Technologies: Carbon Capture; Negative Emissions System; Carbon Transportation; Carbon Storage; Emission Mitigation Technologies; Efficiency Improvements and Waste Management; Waste to Energy.
  • Volume 4 - Intelligent Energy Systems: Future Electricity Markets; Diagnostic and Control of Energy Systems; New Electric Transmission Systems; Smart Grid and Modern Electrical Systems; Energy Efficiency of Municipal Energy Systems; Energy Efficiency of Industrial Energy Systems; Consumer Behaviors; Load Control and Management; Electric Car and Hybrid Car; Energy Efficiency Improvement.
  • Volume 5 - Energy Storage: Thermal Energy Storage; Chemical Storage; Mechanical Storage; Electrochemical Storage; Integrated Storage Systems.
  • Volume 6 - Sustainability of Energy Systems: Sustainability Indicators, Evaluation Criteria, and Reporting; Regulation and Policy; Finance and Investment; Emission Trading; Modeling and Analysis of Energy Systems; Energy vs. Development; Low Carbon Economy; Energy Efficiencies and Emission Reduction.


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  • Project FosterREG - Second in the series of workshops "How to plan, finance and manage the projects with integrated energy efficiency measures in urban regeneration" took place in Osijek.
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  • „Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems“ published Volume 5, Issue 2 (for June 2017). Read more at the journal home page.

  • Project FosterREG - First in the series of workshops "How to plan, finance and manage the projects with integrated energy efficiency measures in urban regeneration" took place in Zagreb.
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  • „Journal Thermal Science“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Energy - The International Journal“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre) in cooperation with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture conducts awarding of master’s theses in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment of UNIZAG FSB students. All graduate students that have defended their thesis in academic year 2015/2016 are eligible for contest. Applications need to be sent by September 1st, 2016. Contest details are below.

  • SDEWES Centre has awarded the best graduate theses in the past academic year of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment systems. A committee consisting of Prof. Nataša Markovska, Prof. Nikola Ružinski and Prof. Aleksander Zidanšek made a decision on the three best graduate theses and the best authors are Dominik Dominković, Nikola Matak and Karlo Kupres. They will be rewarded with a fee waiver for a SDEWES conference of their choice, and the best thesis author will also have fully paid transport costs and accommodation during the selected conference. Congratulations! Full decision is available here.

  • FosterREG website has been launched! FosterREG aims at enhancing public capacity at local, regional and national levels to plan, finance and manage integrated urban regeneration for sustainable energy uptake.

  • „Energy Conversion and Management“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • The International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES Centre) in cooperation with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture conducts awarding of master’s theses in the field of sustainable development of energy, water and the environment of UNIZAG FSB students. All graduate students that have defended their thesis in academic year 2014/2015 are eligible for contest. Applications need to be sent by September 1st, 2015. Contest details are below.

  • „Waste Management & Research“ published a special issue. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • World Academy of Art and Science published an invitation to the SDEWES2015 Conference in Dubrovnik.

  • Croatian portal Europski fondovi announced the SDEWES2015 Conference in Dubrovnik (in Croatian).

  • „Applied Energy“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th Dubrovnik conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Management of Environmental Quality“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th Dubrovnik conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • Out of top 5 downloaded Energy papers, 2 are from SDEWES special issues!

  • „International Journal of Sustainable Water and Environmental Systems“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th SDEWES conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Energy - The International Journal“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th SDEWES conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th Dubrovnik conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Journal Thermal Science“ published a special issue dedicated to 5th Dubrovnik conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.

  • „Applied Energy“ published a special issue dedicated to 8th SDEWES conference. See more SDEWES special issues in the journal here.