398 Pages 122 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Energy Materials: A Circular Economy Approach emphasizes the engineering scalability of a circular economy approach to development and use of energy materials. It focuses on waste minimization and its valorization, recycling and reuse, and emerging sustainable materials and technologies. It offers a view of the eco-friendly energy materials and state-of-the-art technologies required for production of these materials in the process industry and manufacturing sectors.

    • Covers fundamentals, concepts, and current initiatives within the circular economy

    • Outlines technologies and materials with specific applications for energy systems, sustainability aspects and societal benefits

    • Focuses on detailed aspects of processing of energy materials, kinetics, their utilization, and end-of-life management and application of circular economy in waste utilization and valorization

    • Discusses technologies, processing methods, and production of materials related to fuel cells, super capacitors and battery materials, carbon based hetrostructures, catalysis, functional materials, nanotechnology, biofuels, solar and wind energy, and valuable chemicals

    • Details topics related to synthesis and application of energy materials, their recycle, reuse, and life cycle

    This book is aimed at students, researchers and professional engineers and scientists working in chemical, materials, energy, and environmental engineering, as well as materials chemistry.

    1. Circular Economy for Energy Materials—State-of-the-Art Initiatives and Regulatory Issues
    Harjit Kaur and Nidhi Singhal
    2. Circular Economy: An Industrial Perspective for Sustainable Future. 
    Amandeep Kaur, Sandeep Singh, Niraj Bala, Surinder Singh, Sushil Kumar Kansal
    3. Lithium as New Gold for Advanced Energy Material, Availability in Nature, Recovery from Waste, and Sustainability. 
    Majeti Narasimha Vara Prasad and Chanchal Kumar Mitra
    4. Photocatalytic Materials for Production of Hydrogen from Water Using Solar Energy. 
    Nandana Chakinala, Praveen K. Surolia, Raksh Vir Jasra, Anand G. Chakinala
    5. Valorization of Lignocellulosic Biomass into High-Value Chemicals: Forging a Route towards the Circular Economy. 
    Mangat Singh, Sahil Kumar, Hadi Ali, Surinder Singh, Sushil Kumar Kansal
    6. Sustainable Electrode Materials/Composites for Batteries and Fuel Cells for Achieving Supercapacitance and Environmentally Benign Mobility. 
    Naveen Kumar, Surinder Singh, Neena Mehta, Alex Ibhadon, and S. K. Mehta
    7. Carbon-Based Heterostructures: A Circular Economy Energy Application towards Electrochemical Sensors. 
    Ragu Sasikumar and Byungki Kim
    8. Technologies for Conversion of Biomass to Valuable Chemicals and Fuels. 
    Uplabdhi Tyagi and Neeru Anand
    9. Microgrid Structure for Tapping Renewable Energy. 
    Manjeet Singh, Kulbir Singh, Surinder Singh, Arashdeep Singh, Harjot Gill
    10. Plastic Waste to Value-Added Products via Recycling and Upcycling. 
    Navneet Kaur Bhullar and Ashok Prabhakar
    11. Closing the Loop: Circular Economy for Food-Based Emulsions and Films for Energy Materials. 
    Himanshi Bansal, Surinder Singh, Alex Ibhadon, and S.K. Mehta
    12. MOF-Based Nanocomposites for Energy Storage and Supercapacitor Applications. 
    Rekha Gaba and Ramesh Kataria
    13. A Circular Economy Approach to Solar Energy. 
    Ashok Prabhakar
    14. Recycling within the Chemical Industry: The Circular Economy Approach—Industrial Perspectives. 
    Brijnandan Singh Dehiya
    15. The Future Perspectives of Global Circular Economy Transition and Comprehensive Cost Analysis. 
    Surinder Singh, Himanshi Bansal, Surendra Kumar Sharma, Suresh Sundaramurthy and Sushil Kumar Kansal


    Dr. Surinder Singh is Faculty Member at Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He earned his Ph.D. from GGSIPU University Delhi and Masters in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University, Chandigarh. 

    Dr. Suresh Sundaramurthy is Faculty & Former Head of Department, Chemical Engineering, Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT) Bhopal, India. He received the Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India. 

    Dr. Alex Ibhadon is Professor of Decarbonization, Sustainability and Reactor Engineering at the University of Hull. Dr. Ibhadon is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (CChem), Senior Fellow UK Higher Education Academy, and Member Institute of Materials. Dr Ibhadon was the Director, School of Environmental Sciences (2015-2016) and Programme Director, Chemical Engineering (2017-2022) University of Hull. Dr. Ibhadon graduated with a PhD in Physical Polymer Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. He has received > £7.08M in research funding (twenty-two grant awards) from the UK Royal Society, UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Newton, EU, NetZero Innovation, and the Commonwealth.

    Dr. Faisal Khan is Mike O'Connor II Chair and Interim Department Head & Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, USA. He is also the Director of Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center and the Director of Ocean Energy Safety Institute. Dr. Khan is a former Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier I) of Offshore Safety and Risk Engineering at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Process Safety & Environmental Protection and Safety in Harsh Environments.

    Prof. Sushil Kumar Kansal, Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), is Professor at Dr. S. S. Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He is also Dean International students at PU, Chandigarh. 

    Prof. S. K. Mehta, Fellow Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), is the Vice Chancellor of University of Ladakh, UT and Professor at the Department of Chemistry. He was the Ex-Chairman, Chemistry and Ex-Director SAIF/CIL/UCIM at Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has been a visiting scientist in the UK, Germany, Japan, USA, and France and has guided 15 postdoctoral, 48 Ph.D., and 50 Master students and handled 20 research projects.