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ISBN 9781032203249
April 4, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
392 Pages 194 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Solar Thermal Conversion Technologies for Industrial Process Heating presents a comprehensive look at the use of solar thermal energy in industrial applications, such as textiles, chemical processing, and food. The successful projects implemented in a variety of industries are shown in case studies, alongside performance assessment methodologies. The book will be useful for researchers, graduate students, and industry professionals with an aim to promote mutual understanding between sectors dealing with solar thermal energy. The book includes various solar thermal energy conversion technologies and new techniques and applications of solar collectors in industrial sectors.

Features: 

  • Covers the key designs and novel technologies employed in the processing industries.
  • Discusses challenges in the incorporation of the solar thermal system in industrial applications.
  • Explores the techno-economic, environmental impact, and life cycle analysis, with government policies for promoting the system.
  • Includes real-world case studies.
  • Presents chapters written by global experts in the field.

The book will be useful for researchers, graduate students, and industry professionals with an aim to promote mutual understanding between sectors dealing with solar thermal energy.

Table of Contents

PART I - Solar Thermal Conversion Technologies: Overview. Chapter 1: Global Energy Scenario. Chapter 2: Low and Medium Temperature Solar Thermal Collectors. PART II - Solar Energy for Industrial Process Heating. Chapter 3: Potentials and Challenges. Chapter 4: Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Industry. Chapter 5: Automobile Manufacturing Industries. Chapter 6: Food Processing Industries. Chapter 7: Desalination for Large Scale. Chapter 8: Oil and Gas Industries. PART III - Sustainability Assessment for Solar Industrial Process Heating. Chapter 9: Effective Integration and Technical Feasibility Analysis of Solar Thermal Networks for Industrial Process Heating Applications. Chapter 10: Solar Thermal Energy Systems Lifecycle Assessment. PART IV - Modern Control Systems and Government Polices for Solar Industrial Heat. Chapter 11: Role of Modern Tools in Solar Thermal System Design. Chapter 12: Global Energy Model and International Solar Energy Policies.

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Biography

Prof. Arjunan is a professor in the department of mechanical engineering, Guru Ghasidas Viswavidyalaya (Central University), Bilaspur (C.G). His active research areas include solar thermal applications, heat transfer, desalination, fluid mechanics, energy systems, etc. He has vast experience in teaching and research for approx. 23 years, during which he has developed many innovative solar thermal systems and supervised many research projects of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral theses. He has executed many sponsored projects, workshops/seminars, and research projects more than 3 crore worth from various funding agencies, such as DST, AICTE, CSIR, ISTE, and MHRD. He has carried out many collaborative research projects with researchers working in India and abroad. To his credit, he has 5 patents of which 2 international applications, authored more than 120 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals, and refereed conferences organized by various professional societies. He has contributed 4 book chapters in the field of solar energy systems published by Springer Nature. In addition, he serves as a reviewer in various highly reputed international journals. He is an active life member in several professional bodies such as ISTE, SAE, Bioenergy forum, and solar energy society of India. In recognition of his research work, he was awarded “K F Antia Memorial Award” from The Institution of Engineers (India) and received a certificate of recognition from ZF Windpower Coimbatore Ltd, for contributing in bearing information system proof concept development. He is an active speaker and delivered many keynote addresses in international conferences, workshops, and seminars organized by various reputed institutions in India.

Dr. Selvaraj is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. His current research interests are solar thermal conversion systems, thermal energy storage for low and medium temperature applications, and heat transfer. He has authored more than twenty-five publications in various reputed peer-reviewed international journals/conferences and book chapters.

Dr. M. Matheswaran is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering in 2006 from Anna University, Coimbatore, India and obtained his Masters degree in Energy Engineering from the same University in 2009 and Ph.D. degree from Anna University, Chennai, India in 2020. Presently, he is working as an Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, Jansons Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, India. His active research areas include solar thermal applications, heat transfer, solar air heaters, fluid mechanics, energy systems, etc. He has published 5 patents and authored 23 research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and refereed conferences organized by various professional societies. Further, he is serving as a reviewer in various highly reputed international journals.