RENEWABLE ENERGY IN NONTECHNICAL LANGUAGE
by Ann Chambers
This thorough review of renewable energy trends and technologies includes applications and examinations of regulations, with
implications for future advances. Readers get a complete overview of renewable technologies and options, a quick understanding
of issues affecting the popularity and installation of these technologies, and a broad knowledge of industry trends and
terminology. Chambers has again crafted an easy-to-read-and-understand general overview of technology and applications, with
information that keeps it interesting and relevant to real world business needs.
Introduction • Solar and PV • Wind energy • Bioenergy • Geothermal energy • Hydroelectric • Fuel cells • Appendix A: Industry
contact list • Appendix B: Renewable energy glossary
244 Pages/Hardcover/2003 $69.00 us ISBN 1-59370-005-9 ISBN13 978-1-59370-005-8
NUCLEAR ENERGY LEADERSHIP: LESSONS LEARNED FROM U.S. OPERATORS
by Mary Jo Rogers, Ph.D.
The nuclear industry has quietly evolved over the past 30 years to become one of the safest and most reliable low-cost
producers of electricity. Mary Jo Rogers’s latest book, Nuclear Energy Leadership: Lessons Learned from U.S.
Operators, provides helpful suggestions as well as useful tools drawn from the best of the nuclear industry.
Dr. Rogers illustrates with convincing detail and relevant case studies how the lessons from the best nuclear operators can be applied
to nonnuclear operations-based organizations to markedly improve production and safety performance. She draws from a research
database of nuclear leaders, supervisors, senior leadership teams and organizations, interviews with numerous nuclear leaders as well
as extensive personal experience assisting in nuclear power plant turnarounds.
State of U.S. nuclear energy • Self-regulation • Nuclear safety culture • Operational focus • Continuous performance improvement •
Talent development and knowledge management • Organizational structure, accountability, and outage management • Nuclear industry
leadership • Turnaround experts • Nuclear first-line supervisor • Site senior leadership team • Appendix A: Talent development
checklist • Appendix B: Cross-functional teamwork questionnaire • Appendix C: Nuclear power and related organizations
194 Pages/Hardcover/2012 $79.00 us ISBN 1-59370-245-0 ISBN13 978-1-59370-245-8
POWER PLANT WATER CHEMISTRY: A PRACTICAL GUIDE
by Brad Buecker
Plant efficiency and profitability depend on avoiding such problems as pH extremes, oxygen scavenging, corrosion, scale, and
contamination. This practical handbook for utility personnel and independent power producers provides detailed discussion and
examples of solutions to water chemistry problems in power plant boilers.
Introduction to steam generation water chemistry systems • Condensate feedwater chemistry • Boiler water chemistry • Steam
chemistry • High-purity makeup water treatment • Cooling water chemistry • Sampling • Bibliography
251 Pages/Hardcover/1997 $89.00 us ISBN 0-87814-619-9 ISBN13 978-087814-619-2
SECURING OUR WATER SUPPLY: PROTECTING A VULNERABLE RESOURCE
by Dan Kroll
Water is our lifeline, and ensuring its security is a top priority. Thousands of water facilities, including reservoirs, wells and treatment
plants, work efficiently and quietly, but even a small attack could have disastrous effects for a community, or even an entire state.
Securing Our Water Supply: Protecting a Vulnerable Resource gives a unique look at protecting all types of facilities, equipment, assets
and the general population. Author Dan Kroll presents a basic primer of the threats to our water infrastructure and the steps to prevent
such an event.
Psychology of terrorism: Why target water • History of attacks on water supplies • A re-evaluation of the Rome Incident: Don’t
underestimate the enemy references • Water supply vulnerabilities: how and where could an attack occur? • Physical and plant
security • CyberSecurity • Monitoring • Responding to an event • U.S. water utilities: terrorism vulnerabilities, legal liabilites,
and protections under the Safety Act • Challenges ahead
238 Pages/Hardcover/2006 $79.00 us ISBN 1-59370-069-5 ISBN13 978-1-59370-069-0