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Convinced by the suggestions made by the reviewers and users of the book, two new chapters, viz., Non-conventional Power Generation: Direct Energy Conversion, and Environmental Degradation and Use of Renewable Energy have been added in this revised edition. Considering the current global environmental scenario, the last chapter is particularly important and considerable emphasis has been stressed on fuel cells and solar-hydrogen system, which seem to be the most significant future contributors in ridding us from the dual crises of energy and environment.

Fluidized beds, besides being one of the best Clean Coal Technologies, are also proving to be the most practical option for biomass conversion. The book boasts of providing an up-to-date information on fluidized bed technology, both in bubbling and circulating modes of combustion. Meant for the undergraduate course on Power Plant Engineering studied by the mechanical engineering students, this book is a comprehensive and up-to-date offering on the subject.

It has detailed coverage on hydroelectric, diesel engine and gas turbine power plants. The book is divided into fourteen chapters. The first chapter introduces the economics of power generation. Chapter 2 is on the analysis of steam cycles. Chapters 3 and 4 discuss combined cycle power generation, and fuels and combustion respectively. Chapter 5 further discusses topics on combustion mechanism, combustion equipment and firing methods. Chapters 6 and 7 are on steam generators and steam turbines. Chapter 8 is on condenser, feedwater and circulating water systems. Chapter 9 is on nuclear power plants, Chapter 10 is on hydroelectric power plants and Chapter 1 is on diesel engine and gas turbine power plants.

Chapter 12 discusses energy storage. As already mentioned, two new chapters have been added at the end. Chapter 13 is on non-conventional power generation and direct energy conversion while Chapter 14 discusses environmental degradation and use of renewable energy The book has about a hundred solved examples and two hundred practice problems.

Moreover it has over 750 short-answer questions to give the students a thorough practice of the concepts learnt. The numerous self- explanatory illustrations makes this a very student-friendly text.