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Promoting Sustainable Practices through Energy Engineering and Asset Management

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Green technologies and energy-efficient practices have become two of the most prevalent issues in global society. However, many countries still lack the technology or resources needed to implement sustainable practices within their societies. Promoting Sustainable Practices through Energy Engineering and Asset Management discusses the challenges that the developing world faces when implementing and utilizing environmentally friendly techniques. This publication is a crucial reference source for managers, scientists, technology developers, and engineers interested in the adoption of sustainable practices in developing countries.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. OVERVIEW
    2. SUMMARY OF TOPICS
    3. TARGET AUDIENCE
    4. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    5. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 1: Wind, Solar, and Other Renewable Energies
    1. Chapter 1: Decision Support System for Wind Farm Installation Using Bipolar Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WIND FARM INSTALLATION
      4. BIPOLAR EVALUATION MODEL
      5. CONSENSUS MODEL
      6. CASE STUDY
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Decreasing Wear of Large Vertical Axis Wind Turbines by Employing a Multi-Level Turbine Concept
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BASE ASSUMPTIONS, CONSEQUENCES OF DIVIDING WINGS
      5. INPUT DATA AND 2D FLOW ANALYSIS RESULTS
      6. CALCULATION MODEL, ADVANCED RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Assessing the Profitability of Changing a Turbine for a Hydroelectric Power Plant Based on Long-Period Water Gauge Readings
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. BASIC TURBINE INFORMATION
      5. ASSUMPTIONS
      6. MODEL
      7. CASE STUDY RESULTS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: An Overview to Thermal Solar Systems for Low Temperature
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BASIC CONCEPTS ON THE SOLAR ENERGY UTILIZATION
      4. DESCRIPTION OF THERMAL SOLAR SYSTEMS FOR LOW TEMPERATURE
      5. CONCEPTS REGARDING PRODUCT QUALITY
      6. FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS APPLIED TO A PREFABRICATED SOLAR SYSTEM
      7. PREFABRICATED SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS FOR WATER HEATING
      8. REQUIREMENTS APPLIED TO PREFABRICATED SYSTEMS
      9. SUBSYSTEMS TEST PROCEDURES FOR VALIDATION OF PREFABRICATED SYSTEMS
      10. CATEGORIZATION OF THERMAL PERFORMANCE
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. REFERENCES
      13. ADDITIONAL READING
      14. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      15. ENDNOTES
    5. Chapter 5: A Reliability Test Installation for Water Heating Solar Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DESIGN PROPOSAL FOR THE TEST INSTALLATION
      4. ADAPTATION OF A REAL TESTING FACILITY
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. ADDITIONAL READING
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    6. Chapter 6: Electricity Production from Small-Scale Photovoltaics in Urban Areas
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SMALL-SCALE SOLAR PV MARKET TRENDS
      5. TRENDS IN 2014
      6. TYPES OF INSTALLATION AND BASIC EQUIPMENT OF PV SYSTEMS
      7. SMALL-SCALE INSTALLATIONS IN URBAN AREAS AND ELECTRICITY GENERATION
      8. ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND COST EVALUATION
      9. BENEFITS FROM PV INSTALLATIONS
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. CONCLUSION
      12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      13. REFERENCES
      14. ADDITIONAL READING
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 7: The Topicality and the Peculiarities of the Renewable Energy Sources Integration into the Ukrainian Power Grids and the Heating System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE FEATURES OF EXISTING ENERGY SYSTEMS
      5. THE ASSESSMENT OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL IN UKRAINE
      6. THE OBSTACLES FOR THE USING OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGIES
      7. THE LEGISLATION IN THE FIELD OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY
      8. THE CURRENT STATE IN THE SCOPE OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY USING
      9. ENERGY MANAGEMENT APPROACHES
      10. THE DSS IS BASED ON THE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR EVALUATION OF THE RENEWABLE ENERGY IN THE DISTRIBUTED ELECTRICITY GENERATION
      11. SMART GRID SIMULATION
      12. THE ENERGY OPTIMIZATION OF THE CALCULATION AND EVALUATION OF THE RES
      13. THE TOOLS OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN HEATING SYSTEMS
      14. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      15. CONCLUSION
      16. REFERENCES
      17. ADDITIONAL READING
      18. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  8. Section 2: Bordering Topics about Asset Management and Green Energies
    1. Chapter 8: A System Safety Analysis of Renewable Energy Sources
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WIND TURBINES
      5. SOLAR
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. SUMMARY
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 9: Predictive Maintenance for Quality Control in High Precision Processes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DESCRIPTION OF AUTOMATIVE BEARINGS
      5. VIBRATION ANALYSIS
      6. THEORETICAL MODEL
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. EXPERIMENT DESIGN AND HYPOTHESIS
      9. OVERALL VIBRATION VALUE ANALYSIS
      10. SPECTRAL ANALYSIS
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. ADDITIONAL READING
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Retrospection of Globalisation Process and the Sustainability of Natural Environment in Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      4. RECOMMENDATION AND SOLUTIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 11: Clean Technology Industry
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. IMPORTANCE OF INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN CLEAN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. INTERNALLY RECOGNIZED VALUE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR CLEAN TECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY
      6. 5. PATENTING AND RELATED SERVICES FOR CLEAN TECHNOLOGY SECTOR
      7. 6. OUTSOURCING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RELATED SERVICES
      8. 7. CLEAN TECHNOLOGY SECTOR SPECIFICS
      9. 8. IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      10. 9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. 10. CONCLUSION
      12. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      13. REFERENCES
      14. ADDITIONAL READING
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      16. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 12: Mathematical and Stochastic Models for Reliability in Repairable Industrial Physical Assets
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. DEFINITION OF THE STOCHASTIC MODELS
      4. 3. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. ADDITIONAL READING
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. APPENDIX: NOTATIONS
    6. Chapter 13: Challenges in Building a Green Supply Chain
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN
      4. COMPANY BACKGROUND
      5. CONFLICT-FREE MINERAL SOURCING
      6. ACTIONS TAKEN BY INTEL CORPORATION
      7. ANALYSIS
      8. POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    7. Chapter 14: Low Carbon Footprint
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CARBON FOOTPRINT
      4. LOW CARBON SUPPLY CHAIN
      5. CARBON FOOTPRINT AGENDA TOWARDS LOW CARBON SUPPLY CHAIN
      6. LOW CARBON FOOTPRINT IN MALAYSIA MANUFACTURING FIRMS
      7. CURRENT ISSUES OF CARBON FOOTPRINT IN MANUFACTURING SECTOR IN MALAYSIA
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      12. REFERENCES
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    8. Chapter 15: Review of Supply Chain Integration on Green Supply Chain Management (GSCM)
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION ON GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT (GSCM)
      5. GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
      6. SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION
      7. SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRITY ROLE IN ENHANCING GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. ADDITIONAL READING
      13. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Compilation of References
  10. About the Contributors