1st Edition

Energy from Waste Production and Storage

Edited By Ram K. Gupta, Tuan Anh Nguyen Copyright 2022
    498 Pages 116 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Conversion of waste into value-added products such as energy transforms a potential environmental problem into a sustainable solution. Energy from Waste: Production and Storage focuses on the conversion of waste from various sources for use in energy production and storage applications. It provides the state-of-the-art in developing advanced materials and chemicals for energy applications using wastes and discusses the various treatment processes and technologies.

    • Covers synthesis of usable materials from various types of waste and their application in energy production and storage
    • Presents an overview and applications of wastes for green energy production and storage
    • Provides fundamentals of electrochemical behavior and understanding of energy devices such as fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, and solar cells
    • Elaborates on advanced technologies used to convert waste into green biochemical energy

    This work provides new direction to scientists, researchers, and students in materials and chemical engineering and related subjects seeking to sustainable solutions to energy production and waste management.

    PART 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Biowastes for Energy: An Introduction

    Alfred Nkhama, Muhammad Rizwan Sulaiman, Jonghyun Choi, and Ram K. Gupta

    PART 2 Municipal Waste for Energy

    Chapter 2 Operational Tools and Techniques for Municipal Solid Waste Management

    Zobaidul Kabir, Mahfuz Kabir, M. Ashiqur Rahman, and Mofijur Rahman

    Chapter 3 Municipal Waste for Energy Production

    Mahfuz Kabir and Zobaidul Kabir

    Chapter 4 A Brief History of Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste

    Debra R. Reinhart, Aditi Podder, and Stephanie C. Bolyard

    Chapter 5 Materials and Energy from Waste Plastics: A Catalytic Approach

    Shadab Shahsavari, Gita Bagheri, Zahra Shokri, and Shahin Shahsavari

    Chapter 6 Elucidating Sustainable Waste Management Approaches along with Waste-to-Energy Pathways: A Critical Review

    Asmita Mishra, Hammad Siddiqi, and B.C. Meikap

    Chapter 7 Biomass Downdraft Gasifier: State of the Art of Reactor Design

    Nathada Ngamsidhiphongsa, Phuet Prasertcharoensuk, Yaneeporn Patcharavorachot, and Amornchai Arpornwichanop

    Chapter 8 Food-Based Waste for Energy

    Shadab Shahsavari, Zahra Shokri, and Gita Bagheri

    PART 3 Waste for Biochemicals and Bioenergy

    Chapter 9 Biowastes for Ethanol Production

    Jeffin James Abraham, Christian Randell A. Arro, Ali A. El-Samak, Alaa H. Hawari, and Deepalekshmi Ponnamma

    Chapter 10 Waste Feedstocks for Biodiesel Production

    Umer Rashid, Rose Fadzilah Abdullah, Balkis Hazmi, and Wan Nur Aini Wan Mokhtar

    Chapter 11 Biowaste-Based Microbial Fuel Cells for Bioelectricity Generation

    Bhim Sen Thapa and T. S Chandra

    Chapter 12 Biowaste-Based Microbial Fuel Cells

    Nidhi Chauhan, Utkarsh Jain, and Kirti Saxena

    Chapter 13 Recent Development in Microbial Fuel Cells Using Biowaste

    Abhinay Thakur, Shveta Sharma, and Ashish Kumar

    Chapter 14 Waste-Derived Carbon Materials for Hydrogen Storage

    Mohamed Aboughaly and Hossam A. Gabbar

    Chapter 15 Organic Waste for Hydrogen Production

    Yassine Slimani and Essia Hannachi

    Chapter 16 Recycling E-Waste for Hydrogen Energy Production and Replacement as Building Construction Materials

    Ramji Kalidoss, Radhakrishnan Kothalam, and Ganesh Vattikondala

    PART 4 Waste for Advanced Energy Devices

    Chapter 17 Biowaste-Derived Carbon for Solar Cells

    Fahmeeda Kausar, Jazib Ali, Ghulam Abbas Ashraf, and Muhammad Bilal

    Chapter 18 Biowastes for Metal-Ion Batteries

    C. Nithya

    Chapter 19 NaFePO4 Regenerated from Failed Commercial Li-Ion Batteries for Na-Ion Battery Applications

    Dona Susan Baji, Anjali V. Nair, Shantikumar Nair, and Dhamodaran Santhanagopalan

    Chapter 20 Polymeric Wastes for Metal-Ion Batteries

    Ranjusha Rajagopalan and Haiyan Wang

    Chapter 21 Biowaste-Derived Components for Zn–Air Battery

    Yiyang Liu, Tasnim Munshi, Jennifer Hack, Ian Scowen, Paul R. Shearing, Guanjie He, and Dan J. L. Brett

    Chapter 22 Recycling of Wastes Generated in Automobile Metal–Air Batteries

    Weng Cheong Tan, Lip Huat Saw, Ming Chian Yew, and Ming Kun Yew

    Chapter 23 Biowastes for Metal–Sulfur Batteries

    Chaofeng Zhang, Quanwei Ma, Longhai Zhang, Rui Wang, Hao Li, Tengfei Zhou, and Changzhou Yuan

    Chapter 24 High-Performance Supercapacitors Based on Biowastes for Sustainable Future

    Kwadwo Mensah-Darkwa, Stefania Akromah, Benjamin Agyei-Tuffour, David Dodoo-Arhin, Anuj Kumar, and Ram K. Gupta

    Chapter 25 Hybrid Biowaste Materials for Supercapacitors

    Prashant Dubey, Ashwinder Kaur, Vishal Shrivastav, Isha Mudahar, Sunita Mishra, and Shashank Sundriyal

    Chapter 26 Polymeric Wastes for Supercapacitors

    Fabeena Jahan, Deepthi Panoth, Sindhu Thalappan Manikkoth, Kunnambeth M. Thulasi, Anjali Paravannoor, and Baiju Kizhakkekilikoodayil Vijayan

    Chapter 27 Carbon Nanostructures Derived from Polymeric Wastes for Supercapacitors

    Vanessa Hafemann Fragal, Elisangela Pacheco da Silva, Elizangela Hafemann Fragal, Michelly Cristina Galdioli Pella, Thiago Sequinel, Rafael Silva, Cristian Tessmer Radmann, Vanessa Bongalhardo Mortola, and Luiz Fernando Gorup

    Chapter 28 Supercapacitors Based on Waste Generated in Automobiles

    Souhardya Bera and Subhasis Roy

    Chapter 29 Halogenated Polymeric Wastes for Green Functional Carbon Materials

    Yingna Chang, Zongge Li, and Guoxin Zhang

    Chapter 30 Waste Mechanical Energy Harvesting from Vehicles by Smart Materials

    Omer Faruk Unsal and Ayşe Celik Bedeloğlu



    Ram K. Gupta is Associate Professor at Pittsburg State University. Dr. Gupta’s research focuses on green energy production and storage using conducting polymers and composites, electrocatalysts for fuel cells, nanomaterials, optoelectronics and photovoltaics devices, organic-inorganic hetero-junctions for sensors, nanomagnetism, bio-based polymers, bio-compatible nanofibers for tissue regeneration, scaffold and antibacterial applications, and biodegradable metallic implants. Dr. Gupta has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, made over 275 national/international/ regional presentations, chaired many sessions at national/international meetings, wrote several book chapters, and received over $2.5 million for research and educational activities from external agencies. He serves as associate editor, guest editor, and editorial board member for various journals.

    Tuan Anh Nguyen earned his BSc in Physics from Hanoi University in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Paris Diderot University (France) in 2003. He was a Visiting Scientist at Seoul National University (South Korea, 2004) and the University of Wollongong (Australia, 2005). He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate & Research Scientist at Montana State University (USA), 2006-2009. In 2012, he was appointed as Head of Microanalysis Department at the Institute for Tropical Technology (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology). He has managed 4 Ph.D. theses as thesis director and 3 are in progress; He is Editor-In-Chief of "Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience" and Founding Co-Editor-In-Chief of "Current Nanotoxicity & Prevention". He is the author of 4 Vietnamese books and Editor of 32 Elsevier books in the Micro & Nano Technologies Series.