1st Edition

Advances in Clean Energy
Production and Application

ISBN 9781003055686
Published October 22, 2020 by CRC Press
273 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Advances in Clean Energy: Production and Application supports sustainable clean energy technology and green fuel for clean combustion by reviewing the pros and cons of currently available technologies specifically for biodiesel production from biomass sources, recent fuel modification strategy, low-temperature combustion technology, including other biofuels as well. Written for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, energy, and environmental engineering, this book:


  • Covers global energy scenarios and future energy demands pertaining to clean energy technologies
  • Provides systematic and detailed coverage of the processes and technologies used for biofuel production
  • Includes new technologies and perspectives, giving up-to-date and state-of-the-art information on research and commercialization
  • Discusses all conversion methods including biochemical and thermochemical
  • Examines the environmental consequences of biomass-based biofuel use

Table of Contents

1. Global Energy Sources and Present Energy Scenario 2. Biodiesel Production Techniques – The State Of The Art 3. Physicochemical and Thermal Properties of Biodiesel 4. Biodiesel and Additives on Diesel Engine Efficiency and Emission 5. Recent Advanced Injection Strategy on Biodiesel Combustion 6. Low Temperature Combustion Technology on Biodiesel Combustion 7. Solid Waste Management 8. Assessment of Physicochemical Properties and Analytical Characterization of Lignocellulosic Biomass 9. Lignocellulosic Biomass Conversion into 2nd and 3rd Generation Biofuels 10. The Microbiology Associated with Biogas Production Process 11. Current Status and Perspectives of Biogas Upgrading and Utilization

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R. Anand, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering in National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Internal Combustion Engines from Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He completed his master’s degree in Energy from Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India. He pursued his B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Tiruchirappalli. He joined as an Assistant professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli in 2007 and now has been working here as an Associate Professor. He is a recipient of Endeavour fellowship from the Australian Government in 2015 at Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. He has achieved many awards from various reputed organizations since 2009, which are Outstanding Reviewer Award in Elsevier (2018), Dr Radhakrishnan Excellence award (2018), Outstanding Scientist in Mechanical Engineering (2017), Endeavour Executive Fellowship (2015), ASME Session Organizer (2012) and N.K. Iyengar Memorial Prize (2009). His current research comprises of Alternative Fuels, Internal Combustion Engines, Fuel Cell and Waste to Energy Conversion. He has received many projects from national and international funding agencies such as DST-India, IEI-India, MHRD-SPARC, DST-UKERI and GTRE-DRDO. He is a principal investigator of various research projects in collaboration with several countries, including Brazil, the United Kingdom and Russia. He has published more than 50 publications which include 35 research papers, 7 patents, 1 book and 12 book chapters. He has established sophisticated Fuel Testing Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. He is an honorary consultant to various academic’s institutions and industries in the field of Alternate Fuels and Internal Combustion Engines. He is a journal reviewer in various National and International journals and also a prime member of several National and International committees.

Babu Dharmalingam, M.E., is a Research Scholar in Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. He has obtained B.E. Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2007. He did M.E. (Mechanical-Thermal Engineering) in 2012. He was working as an assistant professor in SRM University, Kattankulathur, Chennai, India, during the academic year from 2012-2014. His area of interest is alternative fuels for internal combustion engines and ecology. He has 3 international papers, 3 book chapters and 2 international conference papers. Currently, he is pursuing research program at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India

Vinoth Thangarasu, M.E., is a Research Scholar in Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India. He earned his master’s degree in Thermal Engineering from Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. He pursed his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Institute of Road and Transport Technology (Affiliated to Anna University, Chennai). He has joined as Junior Research Fellow at National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, under the DST project and since then has been working here as a Senior Research Fellow. He has published 2 international research papers, 3 patents, 4 book chapters and 2 international conference papers.