1st Edition

Sustainable Engineering, Energy, and the Environment Challenges and Opportunities

Edited By Kailas L. Wasewar, Sumita Neti Rao Copyright 2022
    584 Pages 23 Color & 164 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    584 Pages 23 Color & 164 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This book takes a unique interdisciplinary look at the latest developments, advances, and trends in the interrelated areas of sustainable engineering, energy, and the environment, focusing on environmental engineering for renewable and green energy. It looks at new research and studies on a variety of topics in green nanotechnology, green processing and solar energy, sustainable energy policies, biofuels, fuel cells, and much more.

    The first section of Sustainable Engineering, Energy, and the Environment: Challenges and Opportunities looks at myriad issues in sustainable energy, such as sustainable urbanism through space planning and residential building design, a method to convert vibrations from mechanical work into power, energy grid maintenance, mathematical modeling and time analysis of various mechanical activities, and more. Topics on sustainable energy include voltage systems for stand-alone nanogrids, new sources for biodiesel production, solar energy conversion, protection equipment for windmill towers, etc. The section on sustainable environment explores issues such as industrial water recycling, regeneration of spent-activated carbon in pharmaceutical production, smell mitigation and recovery of fuel from waste, the water footprint of agriculture, etc.

    Key features

    • Presents advances and developments in the areas of engineering, energy, and environment under sustainable development
    • Examines potential issues of understanding of green buildings and their energy efficiency
    • Presents case studies on sustainable urbanization
    • Presents novel clean technology applications for attaining environmental sustainability
    • Assesses green auditing and natural capital accounting
    • Describes relevant experimental techniques

    This book features important contributions from scientists, academicians, and professionals on the latest developments and advances in the interrelated fields of sustainable engineering, energy, and environment.

    PART I: Sustainable Engineering

    1. Triggering Sustainable Urbanism Through Space Planning and Design

    Shrutee Dhanorkar Yeolekar and Aparna Tarar

    2. Generalized Data Base Model for Enhancement in Failure Productivity of Industry 4.0

    M. S. Dhande, R. L. Himte, S. R. Ghatole, and V. M. Nanoti

    3. Empirical Modeling and Kinetic Study of Microwave Drying Process

    Ruta D. Khonde, A. Waheed Deshmukh, Abdul Rahim Sheikh, and Mayuresh V. Shivramwar

    4. Analysis of the Relation Between Building Design Elements and Appearance of Natural Light and Internal Temperature in Residential Apartments

    Trupti J. Dabe

    5. An Attempt to Convert Vibrations to Mechanical Work to Generate Power: A Theoretical Approach

    Nandini Kulkarni, Shivrai Kulkarni, and Naval Rajas

    6. Mathematical Modeling and Analysis of Time of Roof Bolting Operation in an Underground Coal Mine

    Rakesh Himte, S. R. Ghatole, M. S. Dhande, and P. P. Bajpai

    7. Relationship Formed for Process Time by Using an Approach of a Mathematical Model for Sewing Machine Operation

    Swapna Ghatole, Yashpal, Mahesh Bundele, and J. P. Modak

    8. Design of a 9-Level Cascaded H-Bridge Inverter-Driven Induction Motor with Fewer Harmonic

    Y. S. Bais, S. B. Deshpande, and K. K. Hirekar

    9. Comparative Study of Activity of Copper Ions onto Chitosan, Chloro-Chitosan, and Iodo-Chitosan

    Poonam Yeul and Seema Shrivastava

    PART II: Sustainable Energy

    10. Choice of System Voltage (AC/DC) for a Standalone Nanogrid

    Sachin P. Jolhe, G. A. Dhomane, and M. D. Karalkar

    11. The Growth of the Indian Power Sector: Pre- and Post-Independence

    Shuvam Sahay and Niranjan Kumar

    12. Non-Edible Cassia tora Seed Oil as a New Source for Biodiesel Production

    Vivek P. Bhange, Pravin D. Patil, Kiran D. Bhuyar, and Manju A. Soni

    13. Characterization of CdTe Film under Different Annealing Temperature for Solar Cell Application

    Ronen P. Dutta and Nimisha Neog

    14. Solar Energy Conversion: The Need of an Era

    A. M. Bhake, S. M. Sawde, Maithili Paikane, and S. V. Moharil

    15. Futuristic Scope for Biofuels and Their Production

    U. V. Gaikwad, A. R. Chaudhari, and S. V. Gaikwad

    16. Selection of Fall Protection Equipment for Windmill Tower

    Shikhar Chakravorty, Vinayak Sood, and Vishal Shukla

    17. Integrated Architecture Pedagogy for Energy Efficient Design

    Aparna Tarar and Shrutee Dhanorkar Yeolekar

    18. Energy Efficient Systems in Traditional Indian Cities

    Rashmi Dande

    19. Study of Energy-Efficient Building Envelope Design for Climate Change

    Rupali Thokal

    PART III: Sustainable Environment

    20. Perceptions of Waterfront Open Spaces: Case Studies of Lakefront Spaces of Nagpur City

    Archana Bele and Ujwala Chakradeo

    21. Zero Liquid Discharge: Water Recycling in Industries Towards Sustainability

    N. N. Rao and Sumita N. Rao

    22. Significance of Eco-Labeling in Textile and Clothing Products for Green Environment

    Prerana Ratnaparkhi and Sandhya Deole

    23. Microwave Method for Regeneration of Spent-Activated Carbon from Pharmaceutical Industries

    Sumita N. Rao, Aditi S. Pandey, Mangesh S. Dhore, Pradeep P. Pipalatkar, and Babubhai C. Patel

    24. Sustainable Waste Management: Smell Mitigation and Recovery of Fuel from Waste

    Vinay Dwivedi, P. Suryanarayana, and Megha H. Talwekar

    25. India Towards Cleaner Alternatives: Challenges and Solutions

    Erena Sayankar

    26. Calculation of Ecological Footprint of a District Using an Emergy Analysis

    Laxmi A. Zadgaonkar, Gautami Kant, and Sachin A. Mandavgane

    27. Green Audit: A Step Towards Sustainable Environment

    Swaroop Laxmi Mudliar

    28. Evolution of Waste to Wealth: An Overture to Reduce Insidious Effects

    Kanchan D. Ganvir, Nikhil D. Pachkawade, and Jayashri Chopade

    29. Utilization of Alkyd Resin in Water-Thinnable Paints for Low Volatile Organic Compounds Emission

    Bharati Burande

    30. Biosorption Studies of Indigo Carmine Dye from Its Aqueous Solution Using Agro-Waste

    Pranay Raut, Dhruti. S. Pattanayak, Pravin D. Patil, Dharm Pal, and V. K. Singh

    31. Valuable Products from Thermal Degradation of Industrial Waste Lignin in the Presence of Chemical Additives

    Rupali A. Nandanwar, A. R. Chaudhari, and J. D. Ekhe

    32. The Study of Indigenous Knowledge Adopted for Fencing by Farmers and Tribes of Chhattisgarh, India

    Leena Ganvir

    33. Catalytic Potential of Phyto-Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles for the Degradation of Pollutants

    D. S. Pattanayak, Dharm Pal, Chandrakant Thakur, Pranay Raut, and K. L. Wasewar

    34. Adsorption Studies of Activated Carbon Prepared from Industrial Waste Lignin for the Removal of Malachite Green

    Archana R. Chaudhari, Monita A. Bedmohata, and Shripal P. Singh

    35. The Potential of Medicinal Plants with Anti-Proteus Activity for the Treatment (and Prevention) of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Alefiyah S. Bohra, S. R. Gupta, and A. P. Kopulwar

    36. Water Footprint of Agriculture

    Ashish P. Pradhane and Rashmi P. Nimbalka


    Kailas L. Wasewar, PhD, has been in the Chemical Engineering Department of the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur, India, for the last 12 years and was Head of the department for two tenures. He was also a visiting Professor at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. He has more than 20 years of industrial, research, and teaching experience gained at various reputed organizations, such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee, India, and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani. Presently he is Associate Dean of Education Technology & Library at VNIT. Recently Dr. Wasewar has been included in the world’s top 2% of scientists in chemical engineering as per a survey done by Stanford University. His world rank is 369 (top 0.66%) and 18th rank in India in chemical engineering. Dr. Wasewar has more than 200 journal publications, with over 6,000 citations. His h-index is 48, and his i-10 index is 124. He also has three granted patents to his credit. He has guided many PhD, MTech, and BTech students. He has delivered more than 55 invited expert lectures at various conferences, workshops, and seminars and has been a reviewer for various international journals and is a member of editorial board/advisory boards of several national and international journals.

    Sumita Neti Rao, PhD, is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Applied Chemistry at the Priyadarshini Institute of Engineering and Technology, Nagpur, India, run under the banner of Lokmanya Tilak Jankalyan Shiksha Sanstha. She is also Dean of Academics of the Institute. She has 28 years of research experience and 21 years of teaching experience. Her main areas of research are homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis, synthesis and characterization of coordination compounds and their zeolite variants for applications in catalysis and green synthesis, wastewater treatment using the application of advanced oxidation processes, regeneration of spent activated carbon, and waste utilization. She has published over 40 research papers in international and national research journals and has four patents to her credit. She has participated and presented her research at several international and national conferences and won a best paper prize. She has worked as principal investigator for industrially funded projects and consultancies.