Energy generation has made direct and indirect impacts on the environment. Titles in this set examine the environmental issues surrounding this, and how new technologies seek to mitigate these.Nuclear Power and the Environment (2011, ISBN 9781849731942)The pressing need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is leading many countries to plan extensive new programmes of construction of nuclear power stations which serves to re-emphasise concerns over environmental impacts. Known issues of nuclear accidents, the legacy of contaminated land and low level waste, and the decommissioning of nuclear sites are considered together with a look at the deep geological disposal of waste and the pathways of radioactive substances in the environment and their implications for human and non-human organisms. Carbon Capture (2009, ISBN 9781847559173)Carbon capture technologies are already playing a role in reducing emissions from large sources such as power stations. Carbon capture could potentially tackle these emissions, either by use of photosynthetic organisms to fix carbon, providing a biomass energy source or by direct capture from the air. Various potential options are available for carbon storage, including geological, mineral and ocean storage. This book describes the current options available and discusses the potential for future strategies.Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Renewable Energy Sources (2003, ISBN 9780854042906)The world's dependence on fossil fuels is widely acknowledged to be a major cause of rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Throughout, the emphasis is on renewable energy sources (wind, wave, solar, biomass, etc), but a discussion of fossil fuels and nuclear power is also presented. This timely book, written by recognised experts, will be welcomed by those in the energy industries as well as by policy-makers, consultants and engineers. Environmental Impact of Power Generation (1999, ISBN 9780854042500)In today's automated world, the need for economic generation of power is of vital importance. The wide-ranging subjects addressed in this book will contribute to the public understanding of science in this important area. Encompassing areas as diverse as current performance standards and the use of nuclear fuel, The emotive issues of air pollution and the ecological effects of overhead power lines are tackled, along with energy efficiency and conservation.This is a print only set.
Roy Harrison, Ron Hester
Publication date: 31 May 2013
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-930-6
Print format: Hardback
List of books in this set
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Environmental Impact of Power Generation
Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Renewable Energy Sources
Nuclear Power and the Environment
Carbon Capture: Sequestration and Storage