Sustainability of environment is an emerging global issue at present. Unsustainable or deteriorating environment is a matter of concern as it has threatened the survival of living creatures. Recently, climate change has been a matter of great concern at a global platform owing to imbalances in natural environment. Increasing population has increased the demand for energy, which has ultimately put pressure on natural resources and caused a paradigm shift from resource generation to exploitation.
Emerging Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Environment aims to address the role of sustainable technologies in energy generation options for clean environment. It covers a wide spectrum of energy generation approaches, with an emphasis on five key topics: (i) renewable energy sources and recent advances, (ii) emerging green technologies for sustainable development, (iii) assessment of biomass for sustainable bioenergy production, (iv) solid waste management and its potential for energy generation, and (v) solar energy applications, storage system, and heat transfer.
This book provides essential and comprehensive knowledge of green energy technologies with different aspects for engineers, technocrats and researchers working in the industry, universities, and research institutions. The book is also very useful for undergraduate and graduate students of science and engineering who are keen to know about the development of renewable energy products and their corresponding processes.
Please note: This volume is Co-published with The Energy and Resources Institute Press, New Delhi. Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Table of Contents
1. Biogas Potential in India: Production, Policies, Problems, and Future Prospects 2. Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell: A Low-cost Sustainable Approach for Clean Energy and Environment 3. Hydrogen Energy: Present and Future 4. Emerging Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Development in Malaysia 5. Role and Initiatives of Indian Government Policies for Growth of Wind Energy Sector 6. Improved Technology for Non-edible Seed Oils: Sources for Alternate Fuels 7. Adsorption and photodegradation of sulfamethoxazole in a three-phase fluidized bed reactor 8. Application of Cellulose Nitrate Membrane for Pervaporative Separation of Organics from Water 9. Green Chemistry: Mitigatory Measure for Environmental Pollution 10. Building Energy Simulation for Improved Thermal Performance: A CFD Approach 11. Cyanobacterial Biomass – A Tool for Sustainable Management of Environment 12. Low-cost Production of Algal Biofuel from Wastewater and Technological Limitations 13. Physical and Chemical Exergy Analysis and Assessment of Biogas as an Energy Source in Hybrid Cooling Machine 14. Lignocellulosic Biomass to Bioenergy Production: Process and Techniques for Biomass Assessment 15. Municipal Solid Waste Management in India: Present Status and Energy Conversion Opportunities 16. Organic Superfluous Waste as a Contemporary Source of Clean Energy 17. Vermicomposting: A Potential Tool for Sustainable Management of Solid Waste 18. Biogas Potential from Sewage Treatment Plant and Palm Oil Mill Effluent for Electricity Generation in Malaysia 19. Passive Energy in Residential Buildings 20. Solar Photocatalytic Treatments of Wastewater and Factors Affecting Mechanism: A Feasible Low-cost Approach 21. Advancement in Phase Change Materials for Solar Thermal Energy Storage 22. Earth to Air Heat Exchanger Systems for Small Houses and Industrial Buildings in Changing Indian Climatic Conditions 23. Development in Metal Oxide Nanomaterial-based Solar Cells
D. P. Singh is Head and Dean, School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
Richa Kothari is Assistant Professor at School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
V. V. Tyagi is Assistant Professor at School of Energy Management, Faculty of Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra.