1st Edition

Localized Energy Transition in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Edited By O. Timothy Laseinde, Andrew C. Eloka-Eboka Copyright 2025
    346 Pages 111 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book creates a holistic view about the localized energy transition while addressing current challenges associated with the production of biofuels, introducing new materials to produce solar PV panels, and digital systems for sustainable energy monitoring on a small scale, carbon capture and sequestration. Also, each section of the book addresses specific aspects of the renewable and sustainable energy space while focusing more on energy improvement and storage technologies that are practical focused.


    • Offers useful information on new forms of renewable energy generation with reference to Industry 4.0.
    • Illustrates practical approaches to energy transition.
    • Provides guidance on renewable energy sources and energy storage systems.
    • Discusses application of 4IR-related approaches to emerging energy storage technologies.
    • Includes studies that reveal approaches to realizing productivity, profitability, and increased return on Investment (ROI).

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in mechanical, chemical, and mechatronics engineering, and renewable energy systems.




    Chapter 1: The effect of specifications of solar Photovoltaic Modules on array peak power, quantity, and Weight in residential buildings

    Sogo Mayokun Abolarin, Manasseh Babale Shitta, Emmanuel Aghogho Metuaghan, Blessing Precious Nwosu, Michael Chuks Aninyem, Louis Lagrange, Daniel Raphael Ejike Ewim

    Chapter 2: A systematic approach to exploring recent improvements in the sustainability of biodiesel production

    Ochuko Felix Orikpete and Daniel Raphael Ejike Ewim

    Chapter 3: In-tube condensation heat transfer correlations for horizontal smooth macro tubes

    SC Blose, DRE Ejike Ewim, AC Eloka-Eboka, AO Adelaja

    Chapter 4: A Review of numerical Tools for solar cells

    George Chukwuebuka Enebe, Kingsley Ukoba, and Tien-Chien Jen

    Chapter 5: Performance Evaluation of a Batch–Reactor for Catalytic Depolymerization of Polymeric Waste

    O. L. Rominiyi,  M. A. Akintunde,  E. I Bello,  L. Lajide, O. M. Ikumapayi

    Chapter 6: Analysis of a Hybrid Solar Power System as a Potential Substitute in Selected Southern Nigerian Economic Activity Areas

    Zubairu Ismaila, Olugbenga A. Falode, Chukwuemeka J. Diji, Rasaq A. Kazeem, Omolayo M. Ikumapayi, Tien-Chien Jen, Opeyeolu T. Laseinde and Esther T. Akinlabi

    Chapter 7: From domestic sewage Sludge to clean energy, valuable resources, zero waste and circular economy approach

    Joseph Kapuku Bwapwa

    Chapter 8: Nanofluid Flow through Non-Circular Cross-section for Thermohydraulic Enhancement of Energy Systems

    Daniel R.E. Ewim, Temiloluwa O. Scott, Andrew C. Eloka-Eboka, Sogo M. Abolarin, Adekunle O. Adelaja

    Chapter 9: In-Situ Based Observation and Reanalysis-derived Wind Data for Offshore Wind Energy Potential Assessment in the Gulf of Guinea

    Olayinka S. Ohunakin, Olaniran J. Matthew, Windmanagda Sawadogo, Emerald U. Henry, Victor U. Ezekiel, Damola S. Adelekan

    Chapter 10: A Neural Network-Based Wind Turbine Power Curve Models Using Several Wind Farms’ Influencing Parameters and Topography

    Olayinka S. Ohunakin, Emerald U. Henry, Victor U. Ezekiel, Olaniran J. Matthew, Damola S. Adelekan, Mutali Nepfumbada

    Chapter 11: Review of solar cells deposition techniques for the global South

    George Chukwuebuka Enebe, Kingsley Ukoba, and Tien-Chien Jen

    Chapter 12: Smart and Sustainable Energy Systems

    Tamer Guclua, Pinar Mert Cuce , Erdem Cuce

    Chapter 13: Minimizing high free fatty acid (FFA) in rubber seed oil (RSO) using ethanol as an alcohol: Optimization by Taguchi method

    Olusegun David Samuel, Jephtha Akporhuarho, Ogaga Ovuedhere, Akinrodoye Ibidapo, Ivrogbo D. Eseoghene, Christopher C. Enweremadu

    Chapter 14: Energy Alternatives and Efficiency Options for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

    Daniel. R. E. Ewim, Samuel Abiodun Olatubosun, Sogo Mayokun Abolarin

    Chapter 15: Energy improvement and storage

    Harun Sen, Pinar Mert Cuce, Erdem Cuce

    Chapter 16: Unveiling Africa's R&I Landscape: Mapping Capacities, Horizontal Skills, and Actions

    Chakib Seladji, Samir Brairi, Hakim Benyelles, Merwan Messaoudi, Amazigh Dib, Abdellatif Zerga, Emanuela Colombo, Giacomo Crevani



    O. Timothy Laseinde is a teaching and research Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Johannesburg. He is an NRF-rated established researcher, has authored/co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed articles, and has served as an external reviewer for notable publishers. He has vast experience interfacing with stakeholders in the industry, manufacturing sector, development agencies, and academia. As a proponent of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he has received notable awards and grants in line with innovative research involving multidisciplinary works.

    Andrew C. Eloka-Eboka is an emerging dynamic researcher, chemical and mechanical engineer with research incursion in the niche area of Food-Energy-Water-Climate nexus, Bioenergy, Biofuels, Process Engineering and the Environment. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Master of Engineering (Mechanical) with speciality in Energy Studies and a Bachelor Honours in Chemical Engineering/Technology. He is the Program Manager and Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Mineral Engineering at the North-West University, Potchefstroom South Africa and leading a Research Group.