1st Edition

Highly Efficient Thermal Renewable Energy Systems Design, Optimization and Applications

    376 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The text comprehensively highlights the latest methodologies, models, techniques, and applications along with a description of modeling, optimization, and experimental works in the energy sector. It further explains key concepts such as finite element analysis tools, hybrid energy systems, mechanical components design, and optimization, solar coupled systems, and vertical heat exchanger.

    This book

    • Discusses the role and integration of solar, geothermal, and hydrogen‑based thermal energy storage (TES) technologies in different sectors for space heating and cooling applications.

    • Covers mechanical modeling and optimization of hybrid energy storage systems for performance improvement and focuses on hydrogen production, storage, and safety measures.

    • Explores the integration of IoT and global energy interaction technologies, highlighting their potential benefits in driving the transition toward a sustainable and resilient global energy system.

    • Explains different aspects of clean technologies such as batteries, fuel cells, ground energy storage, solar thermal system, and the role of green hydrogen in decarbonizing sectors like transportation and energy.

    • Showcases a clear idea of sustainable development using renewable energy, focusing on policymaking, challenges in transition from conventional to renewable energy, and future directions in energy sector.

    It is primarily written for senior undergraduates and graduate students, and academic researchers in the fields of mechanical engineering, production engineering, industrial engineering, and environmental engineering.

    Chapter 01: Introduction to Thermal Energy Storage: Solar, Geothermal and Hydrogen Energy

    Vikas Verma, Sivasakthivel Thangavel, Nitesh Dutt, Ashwani Kumar, Rohitha Weerasinghe


    Chapter 02: Technological Advancements in Sustainable and Renewable Solar Energy Systems

    Mohammad Ahmadizadeh, Milad Heidari, Sivasakthivel Thangavel, Eman Al Naamani, Morteza Khashehchi, Vikas Verma, Ashwani Kumar


    Chapter 03: Thermal Energy Storage Technologies and Their Applications

    Naveen Sharma, Sunil Baloda, Nazrul Islam Khan


    Chapter 04: Solar Energy Scenario in India: Opportunities and Challenges

    Ranjana Singh, Puneet kumar


    Chapter 05: Applications of IoT in Renewable Energy Sector: Smart Energy Management, Opportunities, Challenges and Applications

    Manish D Mahale, Bipasa B Patra, Sushma M Mahale


    Chapter 06: Design and Modelling of Solar, Geothermal and Hybrid Energy Systems

    Abhishek K. Sharma, Mohit Nayal, Siddharth Jain, Varun Pratap Singh


    Chapter 07: Optimization Techniques of Solar Thermal and Hybrid Energy Systems

    Mohit Nayal, Abhishek K. Sharma, Siddharth Jain, Varun Pratap Singh


    Chapter 08: Predicting PV Thermal Collector Performance with Apriori Algorithm

    Sridharan M, Senthil Kumar S


    Chapter 09: Solar and Geothermal based Thermal Energy Storage for Building Applications

    Madhur Chauhan, Bipasa B Patra, Aarti Rana Chauhan


    Chapter 10: Study and Analysis of Low-Level Geothermal Heat Pumps in Oman

    Morteza Khashehchi, Sivasakthivel Thangavel, Pooyan Rahmanivahid, Milad Heidari, Taleb Moazzeni


    Chapter 11: Green Hydrogen Production: Methods, Designs and Applications

    Mohit Nayal, Abhishek Kr. Sharma, Siddharth Jain, Varun Pratap Singh


    Chapter 12: Comparative Assessment of Hydrogen Production Methods from Renewable Energy: A Review

    Abdul Quaiyoom, Nikhil Dev, Bhupinder Singh, Ashok Kumar Yadav


    Chapter 13: Hydrogen Production and Storage: Technological Advancements and Applications

    Kiumars Khani Aminjan, Milad Heidari, Sivasakthivel Thangavel, Pooyan Rahmanivahid, Morteza Khashehchi


    Chapter 14: Harnessing Solar and Hydrogen Energy: Conserving for the generations to come

    Puneet kumar, Apurva Goyal


    Chapter 15: Solar Power Potential of India: Thermal, economical and Technological Advancements

    Priyanka Gajare, Bipasa B Patra


    Chapter 16 Green Hydrogen Productions: Methods, Designs and Smart Applications

    Mira Chitt, Sivasakthivel Thangavel, Vikas Verma, Ashwani Kumar


    Chapter 17: Experimental Investigation of Thermohydraulic Performance of Solar Air collector with Double Sided Roughened Absorber Plate  

    Ravi Kant Ravi, Rajesh Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Chandraveer Singh


    Chapter 18: Design and Analysis of a Solar Based Gear Pump System

    Rajesh Attri, Bhupender Singh, Ashok Kumar Yadav


    Chapter 19: Solar Desalination Techniques: Challenges and Opportunities

    Morteza Khashehchi, Sivasakthivel Thangavel, Pooyan Rahmanivahid, Milad Heidari, Taleb Moazzeni, Vikas Verma, Ashwani Kumar


    Chapter 20: Atmospheric Water Generation with Different Grades of Molecular Sieve

    Manoj kumar, Avadhesh Yadav, Ravi Kant Ravi, Ved Prakash Sharma, Venkateswara R. Kode


    Dr. Vikas Verma has a doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Energy at Tezpur University, Assam, India from since April 2017. He has contributed research works in reputed journals in the fields of renewable energy, hydrogen energy, nanofluid, and HVAC system. He has reviewed international publications and delivered invited talks and oral presentations at international platforms. He was nominated and represented India in Durban, South Africa during the Third BRICS Young Scientist Conclave in 2018. His research work on Solar Assisted Geothermal Heat Pump for Space Heating Application was covered by media such as India Today, Times of India, and The Education Times in 2018.

    Dr. Sivasakthivel Thangavel has been an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Global College of Engineering and Technology, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman since May 2018. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Roorkee, India. Throughout his career, Dr. Siva worked as a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow and researcher in China, Japan, and France, publishing more than 30 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. He is a certified higher education teacher and earned a postgraduate certificate in academic practice in 2020 from the University of the West of England. Moreover, Dr. Siva has over eight years of experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at various higher educational institutes in India, China, Japan, and Oman. He has taught diverse modules across the field of mechanical engineering. His Orcid id is 0000‑0001‑6802‑4015 and Scopus Id is 55962921000.

    Dr. Nitesh Dutt earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 2018, where his research, supported by a Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) project, delved into "Heat up and cooling studies of debris of IPHWR." Remarkably, he gained experience in establishing a dedicated Nuclear lab under the guidance of his supervisor and BARC scientists within the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at IIT Roorkee. With an M. Tech in Renewable Energy from the same institution, Dr. Nitesh’s expertise spans diverse domains. As a GATE‑qualified professional, he has presented his work internationally and contributed research articles to SCI journals, peer‑reviewed platforms, book chapters, and conferences. He has been a contributing author in three edited books published by Taylor and Francis Group (CRC Press), holds four patents, and serves as the Editor‑in‑Chief of the International Journal of Energy Resources Applications (IJERA). Specializing in nuclear reactor safety, Heat and Mass Transfer, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Solar Energy Applications, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Dr. Nitesh is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at COER University, Uttarakhand, India, since 2018, with a previous stint at Graphic Era University Dehradun, India from July 2011 to July 2012. Garnering over nine years of rich academic and research experience, he was honored with research awards in 2022 by the College of Engineering Roorkee (COER), Roorkee, India. Dr. Nitesh also led the TEQIP‑III Sponsored project and is actively involved in research under the COER‑IIT Roorkee MOU partnership. He has participated in numerous workshops, conferences, and has convened Short Term Courses (STC), further showcasing his commitment to advancing knowledge and academic excellence.

    Dr. Ashwani Kumar earned a Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering) in the area of Mechanical Vibration and Design. He is currently a Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering (Gazetted Officer Group B) at Technical Education Department Uttar Pradesh (under the Government of Uttar Pradesh) Kanpur, India since December 2013. He was an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graphic Era University Dehradun India (NIRF Ranking 55) from July 2010 to November 2013. He has more than 13 years of research, academic and administrative experience including Coordinator for AICTE‑Extension of Approval, Nodal officer for PMKVY‑TI Scheme (Government of India), internal coordinator‑CDTP scheme (Government of Uttar Pradesh), Industry Academia relation officer, Assistant Centre Superintendent (ACS)‑Institute Examination Cell, Zonal Officer to conduct Joint Entrance Examination (JEE‑Diploma), Sector Magistrate for Lok Sabha‑ Vidhan Sabha Election, etc. Being an academician and researcher, he is Series Editor of four book series Advances in Manufacturing, Design and Computational Intelligence Techniques1/Renewable and Sustainable Energy Developments2/Smart Innovations and Technological Advancements in Mechanical and Materials Engineering3/Computational Intelligence and Biomedical Engineering4 published by CRC Press (Taylor & Francis USA)1–3 and Wiley Scrivener Publishing4 USA. He is a guest editor of special issues titled as Sustainable Buildings, Resilient Cities and Infrastructure Systems (Buildings ISSN: 2075‑5309, I.F. 3.8). He is Editor‑in‑Chief for International Journal of Materials, Manufacturing and Sustainable Technologies (IJMMST, ISSN: 2583‑6625), and Editor of International Journal of Energy Resources Applications (IJERA, ISSN: 2583‑6617). He is a guest editor and editorial board member of 8 international journals and acts as a review board member of 20 prestigious (Indexed in SCI/SCIE/Scopus) international journals with high impact factor i.e., Applied Acoustics, Measurement, JESTEC, AJSE, SV‑JME, and LAJSS. In addition, he has published 100+ research articles in journals, book chapters, and conferences. He has authored/co‑authored cum edited 30+ books of Mechanical, Materials and Energy Engineering. He has published three patents. He is associated with International Conferences as an Invited Speaker/Session Chair/Advisory Board/Review Board member/ Program Committee Member. He has delivered many invited talks in webinar, FDP, and Workshops. He has been awarded as Best Teacher for excellence in academic and research. He has successfully guided 15 B. Tech., M.Tech, and Ph.D. thesis. He is an external doctoral committee member of SRM. University, New Delhi. He is currently involved in the research area of AI & ML in Mechanical Engineering, Smart Materials & Manufacturing Techniques, Thermal Energy Storage, Building Efficiency, Renewable Energy Harvesting, Sustainable Transportation, and Heavy Vehicle Dynamics. His Orcid is 0000‑0003‑4099‑935X, Google Scholar web link is https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=KOILpE kAAAAJ and research gate web link is https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ashwani‑Kumar‑45

    Dr Rohitha Weerasinghe is a senior lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire England in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked at the University of the West of England and University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka previously, as a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. He was a senior member of the energy group of University of Moratuwa. He has worked extensively in the renewable energy and automotive engineering sectors in Sri Lanka and in 2003 won the National Transport Award for designing and constructing a solar‑assisted electric car. He worked as the Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs) at Global College of Engineering, Oman in 2018 and 2019. Rohitha has also worked as an EPSRC Research fellow at the University of Sussex between 2005 and 2007. He published in numerous refereed publications and journals and has a patent in automotive thermal heat recovery. He has been a co‑chair of international conferences such as ICAEER 2018, ICAEER 2019, ARFEE 2019, ICAEER 2020, and ICAEER 2021. He has also published and refereed in numerous conferences. He is the awardee of a number of grants both in Sri Lanka and in the UK including an INNOVATE UK grant. Dr Rohitha Weerasinghe also has significant industry experience as an Energy Specialist, especially in renewable energy and energy strategies. He has also been an international consultant in energy for the UNDP in the past and represented Sri Lanka as an expert in regional energy policy making. Rohitha received his Ph.D. from Imperial College London after reading in gas turbine combustion. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.