This scientifically sound, yet easily readable book provides the fundamentals necessary to understand today's energy and climate problems and provides possible answers based on current technology such as solar, water and geothermal power. Moreover, it introduces the reader to new concepts that are already or may soon be realized, such as nuclear fusion or a hydrogen-based economy. Aimed at a wide readership ranging from educated laypeople and students to practitioners in engineering and environmental science.... the hot and cold metal surfaces can be used for powering solid-state radios and televisions, as well as many other things. ... In the MHD generators described in Chapter 17, potassium is the element of choice for producing ions because it is by far ... tiny amounts of it to greatly improve performance, and cesium does a better job than either rubidium or potassium. ... but MHD power generation would use up such large quantities that the cesium or rubidium cost would be far too high toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Energy Demand and Climate Change|
|Author||:||Franklin Hadley Cocks|
|Publisher||:||John Wiley & Sons - 2011-08-24|