James G. Speight
More than half of the world’s energy sources go toward generating power, and, with climate change, skyrocketing energy costs, and environmental concerns facing the energy industry, generating cleaner, more efficient power is more important than ever before. The mission of this series is to create a handbook for each major energy source that is the standard, state-of-the-art, definitive text for any engineer, scientist, or technician working in that field. There will be one volume each for the four major sources of power: natural gas, coal, nuclear, and renewable sources, such as wind and solar. The fifth volume will be a definitive handbook for power plant operations and maintenance, including safety and economic issues.
The Power Generation series reaches a wide audience including engineers, scientists, researchers, industrial experts and students working in the fields of natural gas, coal, solar and wind energy, and nuclear energy. It will also be an important series of texts for any engineer, scientist, or technician working in a power plant, regardless of the source of the energy used in the plant.
About the Series Editor:
James G. Speight is a senior fuel consultant and Visiting Professor at the University of Trinidad and Tobago and Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Fuels Engineering at the University of Utah, USA. He is recognized internationally as an expert in the characterization, properties, and processing of conventional and synthetic fuels and has more than 40 years of experience in the process industries. He is the author of numerous books and papers, the senior editor on the Journal of Sustainable Energy Engineering, and he has won numerous awards and distinctions.
Submission to the series:
The Series is open to Handbooks, authored books, edited volumes, textbooks, as well as the occasional single chapter. To submit a book proposal in the series, send your proposal to:
Phil Carmical, Publisher
1303 Chestnut Ave.
Austin, TX 78702
Published and Forthcoming Titles
Planned in the series
Volume 1: Handbook of Power Plant Operations and Maintenance
Volume 2: Handbook of Coal Power Generation
Volume 3: Handbook of Gas Power Generation
Volume 4: Handbook of Nuclear Power Generation
Volume 5: Handbook of Renewable Power Generation