Energy Book Series #1 - Home
Deadline for chapter submission: 23 April 2013
- Book title: Materials and processes for energy: communicating current research and technological developments
- Editor: A. Mendez-Vilas
- Publisher: Formatex Research Center
- Publication date: Summer 2013
During the few next decades, the world's energy system is likely to radically change, with energy consumption expected to double. In this context, fundamental and applied research in the materials and processes involved in each of the stages of the energy chain production (storage, distribution, use) will be pivotal in meeting this global challenge in a cleaner, safer, and more efficient and economical way.
The aim of this book series is to share the latest developments and advances in this area. Chapters will be written by active researchers , using original research materials but presented in a way accessible to a public beyond those ones who are specialists in the topic dealt. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Energy from biomass - Biofuels
- Solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, wave and tidal energies
- Hydrogen and fuel cells
- Nuclear energy and fossil fuels
- Energy transmission-distribution and storage
- Lighting and energy-efficient buildings
- Energy saving and sustainability
- Formal and non-formal education in the above areas
Please, take some time to read the full list of topics proposed for this book.
Clearly, this shall be a truly inter- and multi-disciplinary edition. Pieces of research works dealing with very different academic fields can be expected: from semiconductor physicists or organic chemists exploring new ways for improving conversion efficiency within solar cells, or electrochemists pursuing better performance and durability of fuel cell components, to microbiologists deepening on how engineered microorganisms can be exploited for generating useful energy, or engineers conceiving innovative designs for power plants. All with a unifying interest in contributing to the global energy and environmental challenges through scientific research and technological development.
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