Low Pressure Boilers provides information on the safe and efficient operation of low pressure steam boilers and related equipment, hot water boilers, and cooling systems. The textbook can be used as a study guide for boiler operator licensing, an introduction to stationary engineering, or a reference book for upgrading skills. This new edition has been enhanced with updated coverage of the new ASME symbol stamps, integrated boiler controls, code requirements for bottom blowdown, feedwater regulators, emissions regulations and New Source Performance Standards, variable-speed drives, diaphragm draft gauges, water treatment programs and solubilizing water treatments, and Canadian licensing. Energy efficiency and environmental issues are emphasized throughout.
This book discusses the commercialization of biofuels and the Brazilian government policies for the promotion of renewable energy program in Brazil, which could be a learning module for several countries for implementing biofuels policy to improve their socioeconomic status and make them energy independent. Researchers in academia and industries, policy makers, and economic analysts will be assisted by important source of information in their ongoing research and future perspectives. This book will benefit graduate and postgraduate students of chemical and biochemical engineering, forestry, microbiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, applied chemistry, environmental science, sustainable energy, and biotech business disciplines by signifying the applied aspects of bioenergy production from various natural sources and their implications. Graduate and postgraduate students as well as postdoctoral researchers will find clear concepts of feedstock analysis, feedstock degradation, microbial fermentation, genetic engineering, renewable energy generation and storage, climate changes, and techno-economic analysis of biofuels production technologies.