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Making Technology Work

Making Technology Work
Applications in Energy and the Environment

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  • Date Published: November 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521523172

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  • Fifteen interdisciplinary case studies on the application of technology in the energy and environment sectors include applications of solar, wind, fuel cell, nuclear, and other coal combustion and emission control technologies. The case studies reveal the interrelationships among technical and non-technical factors, and demonstrate that the successful application of new technologies requires the synthesis of technical, economic, political, environmental, and social aspects.

    • Authors are world renowned in studies on energy and the environment
    • Introduces a 'toolbox' of analytical techniques useful for technology applications in the sciences, engineering and economics
    • Emphasizes interdisciplinary, integrated approach, synthesizing technical and non-technical features in all 15 chapters
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521523172
    • length: 282 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 179 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 87 b/w illus. 43 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Gasohol
    3. Solar thermal, windpower and photovoltaic technologies
    4. Electricity from coal
    5. Controlling acid rain from coal-fired power plants
    6. Greenhouse gases and global warming
    7. Nuclear power and its fuel cycle
    8. Managing nuclear waste
    9. Nuclear power and weapons proliferation
    10. Natural gas
    11. Safety and risk: examples from the liquefied natural gas and nuclear industries
    12. Synthetic fuels
    13. Fuel cells for automobiles
    14. Energy models and statistics
    15. The government's role in innovation
    16. Conclusions.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Energy, Technology and the Environment
    • Technology and Innovation Management
  • Authors

    John M. Deutch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Richard K. Lester, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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