New innovations are needed for the invention of more efficient, affordable, sustainable and renewable energy systems, as well as for the mitigation of climate change and global environmental issues. In response to a fast-growing interest in the realm of renewable energy, Renewable Energy Systems: Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainability identifies a need to synthesize relevant and up-to-date information in a single volume. This book describes a systems approach to renewable energy, including technological, political, economic, social and environmental viewpoints, as well as policies and benefits. This unique and concise text, encompassing all aspects of the field in a single source, focuses on truly promising innovative and affordable renewable energy systems.
Table of Contents
Current status of renewable energy systems: Global uses, acceptance and sustainability. Modeling of sustainable energy system from renewable biomass resources in response to technical development, lifecycle assessment, cost and availability. Economic, environmental and uncertainty aspects for production of sustainable energy system with distributed renewable waste resources. Conversion of biomass to liquid energy systems from energy crops grown on contaminated land: Environmental and economic sustainability. Technical and economic assessment of biogas and liquid energy systems from sewage sludge and industrial waste: Lifecycle assessment and sustainability. Insights in scientific development for production of solar energy system: New innovations for increased solar capture, low cost and higher sustainability. Integrating solar photovoltaic cells into utility system operations: Analytical framework. Uncertainty in hydropower system: New approach in design of sustainable hydropower system. Progress and sustainability in design of small scale solar and wind energy systems in rural areas. Efficient integration of hydrogen and microbial fuel cells into renewable energy system focusing on economic benefits and sustainability. Integration of solar, wind and biomass energy into grid system and in agricultural production in rural areas. Design and analyses of energy production for dwellings by using hybrid energy systems. Design of treatment technology for contaminated and saline water by geothermal energy system. Construction of sustainable carbon capture technologies in industrial ecology focusing on environmental and economic benefits.
Dr. Vladimir Strezov is a professor and environmental science program director at the Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, Australia. He earned his PhD in chemical engineering at the University of Newcastle, Australia, where he jointly worked with the pyrometallurgy research team of BHP Research Laboratories. Dr. Strezov’s current research projects are concerned with the improvement of energy efficiency and the reduction of emissions in minerals processing, electricity generation and production of biofuels. He has established close links with several primary industries leading to successful joint projects in the field of energy and sustainability. He currently manages a laboratory for thermal and environmental processing funded in collaboration with the Rio Tinto Group.
Dr. Hossain M. Anawar has been recognized for his significant research work on environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry. His research excellence is recognized in 57 peer-reviewed international SCI journals, 3 book chapters, many conference publications and books of the world eminent individuals such as Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2003. He has been regularly invited to referee manuscripts from 15 international leading journals. He has been appointed as guest editor, associate editor and editorial board member for a couple of international peer-reviewed SCI journals. His present research interests focus on the following areas:
Environmental assessment, remediation, recycling and recovery of energy and resources from mining waste and tailing, municipal and industrial waste, biomass and agricultural waste; Renewable energy, sustainable development and environment; Synthesis and applications of nanomaterial, functional materials and bio-materials; Water resources management, aquatic chemistry and water quality; Treatment of drinking water, industrial and municipal wastewater.