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1st Edition

Climate Change and Pragmatic Engineering Mitigation

ISBN 9789814877978
Published January 31, 2022 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
336 Pages 16 Color & 109 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume brings together 18 experts with diverse backgrounds and expertise from around the globe to tackle climate change from multiple angles. A comprehensive exposition of the interconnection between ocean, weather, and climate variability is a pre-requisite for understanding the challenge. The solution approach encompasses a better appreciation of the roof, refined solar energy estimation, heightened heat exchange effectiveness, improved understanding of photovoltaic operation in the Arctic, and integration of thermoelectric with photovoltaic. Adaptation is an essential and immediate remedy that every individual must take part in, understanding that men and women respond to the thermal environment differently. Imagine future buildings made from appetizing materials, closing a sustainable design process with self-sufficient communities. Would hydrogen become a crucial part of the mitigation?

Table of Contents

1. Ocean, Weather, and Climate Change 
Graham T. Reader 
2. Environmental Impact Assessment of the Roof Insulation Materials during Life Cycle   
Lutfu S. Sua and Figen Balo 
3. Mathematical Radiation Models for Sustainable Innovation in Smart and Clean Cities   
Figen Balo and Lutfu S. Sua 
4. Improving Heat Transfer Efficiency with Innovative Turbulence Generators 
Yang Yang, David S.-K. Ting, and Steve Ray 
5. Effect of Ambient Temperature and Wind on Solar PV Efficiency in a Cold Arctic Climate   
Avinash Singh, Paul Henshaw, and David S.-K. Ting 
6. A Review of Current Development in Photovoltaic-Thermoelectric Hybrid Power Systems   
Xi Wang, Paul Henshaw, and David S.-K. Ting 
7. Low-Risk Engineering Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change Impacts at Individual Level in Urban Areas: A Developing Country’s Viewpoint 
Ariva Sugandi Permana and Arthit Petchsasithon 
8. Analysis of Gender Differences in Thermal Sensations in Outdoor Thermal Comfort: A Field Survey in Northern India 
Pardeep Kumar and Amit Sharma 
9. Urbanization and Food in the Biodigital Age 
Secil Afsar, Alberto T. Estévez, and Yomna K. Abdallah 
10. How Hydrogen Can Become a Low-Risk Solution for a Climate-Neutral Denmark by 2050   
Katarzyna Agnieszka Wierciszewska and George Xydis 

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Jacqueline A. Stagner is the Engineering Undergraduate Programs Coordinator at the University of Windsor, Canada. She worked as a release engineer in the automotive industry after her bachelor’s degree, attained an MBA, and a PhD in materials science and engineering, before her tenure at the University of Windsor. Dr. Stagner’s research interest is primarily in renewable energy. She has edited two volumes on sustainability.

David S.-K. Ting researched on combustion, turbulence, convection heat transfer, and fluid–structure interactions, before joining the University of Windsor. He is the founder of the Turbulence & Energy Laboratory. Prof. Ting has co-supervised more than 80 graduate students, co-authored more than 140 journal papers, authored 4 textbooks, and co-edited 12 volumes.