Best Reference Books – Thermal Environmental Engineering

We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Thermal Environmental Engineering subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Thermal Environmental Engineering along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Thermal Environmental Engineering subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Thermal Environmental Engineering" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Thermal Environmental Engineering” by J L Threlkeld

Book Review: This book introduces the concepts of heating, ventilation and air conditioning along with the basic principles of HVAC design applications. The book also describes alternative approaches to various technologies and the applications where they are used in. The book also presents numerous examples with solutions that mention the assumptions, reference equations and supporting material. The book also contains separate chapters on energy estimation, air handling system design, piping system design and also discusses various environmental issues as well as replacement refrigerants. This is a very good reference book for professional mechanical engineers.

2. “Thermal Environmental Engineering” by Thomas H Kuehn and ‎James W Ramsey

“Thermal Environmental Engineering” Book Review: This book introduces fundamentals of heating, air conditioning, and ventilation starting with basic principles of engineering which leads to the latest HVAC design practice. Its engineering approach emphasizes fundamentals and realistic applications. It provides numerous approaches to all the engineering problems, while representing alternate approaches and describing why some approaches work best in particular applications and what negotiations are made using each of them. It provides meticulously worked examples with step-by-step solutions listing assumptions, reference equations, and supporting material. It incorporates a careful use of easy-to-follow units and conversion factors providing basic mass and energy balances. It has been updated to reflect current approaches as well as new chapters on energy estimation, piping system design, and air handling system design. It also discusses new replacement refrigerants as well as related environmental issues. This book is an essential reference book for professional mechanical engineers.

3. “Groundwater Contamination Due to Thermal Power Plant Ash Ponds: Physico-Chemical and Heavy Metal Analysis” by Sangale Jivan Balasaheb

“Groundwater Contamination Due to Thermal Power Plant Ash Ponds: Physico-Chemical and Heavy Metal Analysis” Book Review: This book provides information on coal based thermal power plants that generate coal ash as a waste product. It also explains disposal of fly ash is a great global challenge for the planners and dumping the ash in nearby wastelands is the most preferred disposal method adopted by agencies. In India, such depositions are often transformed into varying sizes of ponds that are known as ash ponds. Out of the 8 major thermal power plants of Maharashtra, fly ash ponds associated with the concerned Thermal Power Station were explored as habitats for the faunal diversity. The book begins with introduction, describes materials and methods, heavy metal concentration in coal and fly ash, and heavy metal contamination in groundwater.

4. “Thermo-Hydrodynamic Design of Fluidized Bed Combustors: Estimating Metal Wastage” by Stephen M Folga

“Thermo-Hydrodynamic Design of Fluidized Bed Combustors: Estimating Metal Wastage” Book Review: This book provides information on estimating metal wastage is a unique volume that finds that the most delicate parameters affecting metal wastage are particle diameter, superficial fluidizing velocity, and particle sphericity. It describes gross consistencies between disparate data sources using different techniques found when the erosion rates are compared on the same basis using the concept of renormalization. The simplified mechanistic models and correlations, when validated, can be used to renormalize any experimental data so they can be compared on a consistent basis using a master equation. The book covers approach, description of simplified models, operating parameters, and design parameters. It also talks about scaling and relationships between dependent variables and metal wastage, parameters that have uncertain effects upon metal wastage and concludes with some recommendations.

5. “Human Thermal Environments” by ken Parsons

“Human Thermal Environments” Book Review: This book discusses the effects of hot, moderate, and cold environments on human health, comfort, and performance. The book covers testing and development of clothing, adaptive models, thermal comfort for special populations, special environments, extreme environments, weather, outdoor environments and climate change, fun runs and heat waves and much more. This book covers the six basic parameters like air temperature, humidity, air velocity, radiant temperature, clothing worn, and person’s activity. It provides readers with updated tools, techniques, and methods for the design of products and environments that achieve thermal comfort.

6. “Thermal Engineering” by R K Rajput

“Thermal Engineering” Book Review: This book aims at helping students who are preparing subjects for B.Tech./B.E. examinations of various Indian Universities, and competitive examinations like U.P.S.C., GATE etc. It contains 29 chapters in all, which deals with the subject matter exhaustively. Salient features include the presentation of subject matter in a very systematic manner and the language is lucid, direct, and easy to understand. Each chapter of the book is filled with text supported by neat and self-explanatory diagrams to make the subject matter self-explanatory to a great extent. Numerous solved examples and questions selected from various universities, U.P.S.C., GATE etc., examination question papers have been added in various chapters to enable the readers to attempt different types of questions in the examination without any difficulty. Each chapter ends with highlights, objective type questions, theoretical questions, and unsolved examples.

7. “A Textbook of Thermal Engineering” by J K GUPTA and R S KHURMI

“A Textbook of Thermal Engineering” Book Review: This book is one of the best sellers in this topic. It talks about properties of gases, thermodynamic processes of perfect gases, entropy of perfect gases, kinetic theory of gases. It also provides detailed information on thermodynamic air cycle and formation and properties of steam, entropy of steam, thermodynamic processes of vapor and thermodynamic vapor cycles. It covers fuels, combustion of fuels, steam boilers, boilers mountings and accessories, performance of steam boilers, boiler draught, steam engines, compound steam engines, steam condensers, steam nozzles, impulse turbines, reaction turbines and its performance. The book covers vapor compression refrigeration systems, psychrometry, air conditioning systems and more.

8. “Engineering Thermodynamics” by P K Nag

“Engineering Thermodynamics” Book Review: This book is designed for aspirants of GATE and other competitive examinations, engineering students and teachers. It has a comprehensive and authoritative coverage of thermodynamics. It coherently incorporates the latest research results and exam patterns, making it perfect for every reader. It contains various chapters on temperature and gas laws, energy and its reversibility, work and heat, entropy, properties of gases and mixtures, gas power cycles and vapor power, refrigeration, compressors, reactive systems, and thermodynamic equilibrium. The book provides holistic study of topics of thermodynamic applications, power plant engineering, and automobile IC systems.


“THERMAL ENGINEERING” Book Review: This book is intended for undergraduate students of mechanical, automobile, and aeronautical engineering as well as AMIE courses. It provides complete coverage of thermodynamics, applied thermodynamics and thermal engineering. It is written in a simple and interesting language, which exposes the subject systematically along with numerous illustrative examples and appropriate schematic diagrams supporting the theoretical concepts. The book covers energy and work transfer, working substances, first law applied non flow systems and processes, steam engines, nozzles, turbines, and condensers. It goes over gas power cycles, vapor cycles, refrigerators, ideal gas mixtures, psychrometry and air conditioning.

10. “Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics” by F Reif

“Fundamentals of Statistical and Thermal Physics” Book Review: This book provides all macroscopic systems which consist of atoms obeying the laws of quantum mechanics. It forms the basis for comprehensive text and is intended for the first upper level course in statistical and thermal physics. The material is presented to help students to access advanced work, to allow them with higher levels of curiosity to read beyond the minimum required. It aims to enhance understanding by presenting several ways of looking at a problem statement. The book covers energy and work transfer, steam engines, nozzles, turbines, and condensers, gas power cycles, vapor cycles, refrigerators, psychrometry and air conditioning.

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