Emerging Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Environment

  • Author(s): D P Singh, Richa Kothari and V V Tyagi
  • Size: 160 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 536
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9788179934111
  • Cover Price:

    Rs.995.00 / US $70.00

  • Special Price: Rs. 895.00 / US $63.00

Book Details

Sustainability of environment is an emerging global issue at present. Unsustainable or deteriorating environment is a matter of concern as it has threatened the survival of living creatures. Recently, climate change has been matter of great concern at a global platform owing to imbalances in natural environment. Increasing population has increased the demand for energy, which has ultimately put pressure on natural resources and caused a paradigm shift from resource generation to exploitation.

Emerging Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Environment aims to address the role of sustainable technologies in energy generation options for clean environment. It covers a wide spectrum of energy generation approaches, with an emphasis on five key topics: (i) renewable energy sources and recent advances, (ii) emerging green technologies for sustainable development, (iii) assessment of biomass for sustainable bioenergy production, (iv) solid waste management and its potential for energy generation, and (v) solar energy applications, storage system, and heat transfer.

This book provides essential and comprehensive knowledge of green energy technologies with different aspects for engineers, technocrats and researchers working in the industry, universities, and research institutions. The book is also very useful for undergraduate and graduate students of science and engineering who are keen to know about the development of renewable energy products and their corresponding processes.

Target Audience

    Engineers and Technocrats working in the renewable energy industry and researchers

Table of Contents


    1. Biogas Potential in India: Production, Policies, Problems, and Future Prospects

    1.1 Introduction

    1.2 Production of Biogas

    1.3 Sources/Materials for Biogas Production

    1.4 Roles of Microbes in Production of Biogas

    1.5 Issues and Concerns for the Biogas production Process

    1.6 Augmentation/Upgradation of Biogas Process

    1.7 Types of Biogas Reactors

    1.8 Policies Related to Biogas Production in India

    1.9 Benefits of Biogas Energy Production—Potential in India

    1.10 Problems and Issues Encountered

    1.11 Future Prospects for Biogas in India

    1.12 Conclusion



    1. Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell: A Low-cost Sustainable Approach for Clean Energy and


    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Basic requirements for Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell

    2.3 Classification of Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell

    2.4 Conclusion




    1. Hydrogen Energy: Present and Future

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Hydrogen Production

    3.3 Storage Technologies for Hydrogen

    3.4 Hydrogen Energy and Environment

    3.5 Hydrogen and Other Alternative Secondary Energies

    3.6 Hydrogen Safety

    3.7 Future Prospects of Hydrogen


    1. Emerging Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Development in Malaysia

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Renewable Resources in Malaysia

    4.3 Conclusion


    1. Role and Initiatives of Indian Government Policies for Growth of Wind Energy Sector

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 India’s Wind Energy Potential and installation

    5.3 Indian Government Policies for Wind Energy Sector

    5.4 State Government Policies for Wind Energy Sector

    5.5 Conclusion


    1. Improved Technology for Non-edible Seed Oils: Sources for Alternate Fuels

    6.1 Introduction

    6.2 Materials and methods

    6.3 Results and discussion

    6.4 Conclusion


    1. Adsorption and photodegradation of sulfamethoxazole in a three-phase fluidized bed reactor

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Methodology

    7.3 Results and discussion

    7.4 Conclusion



    1. Application of Cellulose Nitrate Membrane for Pervaporative Separation of Organics from Water

    8.1 Introduction

    8.2 Experimental Set-up

    8.3 Results and Discussion

    8.4 Conclusion



    1. Green Chemistry: Mitigatory Measure for Environmental Pollution

    9.1 Introduction

    9.2 Green Chemistry Concept

    9.3 History

    9.4 A Timeline of Green Chemistry Highlights

    9.5 Scope

    9.6 Principles

    9.7 Role of Green Chemistry in Prevention and control of Pollution

    9.8 Environmental Sustainability

    9.9 Conclusion



    1. Building Energy Simulation for Improved Thermal Performance: A CFD Approach

    10.1 Introduction

    10.2 Thermal Mass and Building Design

    10.3 Building Energy Analysis

    10.4 Necessity for Building Simulation

    10.5 Application of Building Simulation and Systems Approach

    10.6 Software

    10.7 Applications of Cfd for Building Design

    10.8 Conclusion


    1. Cyanobacterial Biomass – A Tool for Sustainable Management of Environment

    11.1 Introduction

    11.2 Approaches to biofertilizer application

    11.3 Cyanobacteria: a biofertilizer

    11.4 Nitrogen Fixation

    11.5 Cyanobacteria: a nutrient source

    11.6 Cyanobacteria: a pesticide tolerant

    11.7 Cyanobacteria: a salinity tolerant

    11.8 Cyanobacteria: a bioremediation tool

    11.9 Cyanobacteria: a CO2 sequestration agent

    11.10 Nutrient management system


    1. Low-cost Production of Algal Biofuel from Wastewater and Technological Limitations

    12.1 Introduction

    12.2 Classification of Algae

    12.3 Factors Affecting Growth of Microalgae

    12.4 Sink for Carbon dioxide

    12.5 Wastewater as a Resource for Algal Growth

    12.6 Microalgae Cultivation Methods

    12.7 Harvesting Technologies for Algal Biomass

    12.8 Lipid Synthesis in Microalgae

    12.9 Conversion Technologies for Algal Biofuel

    12.10 Limitations with Biomass/Biofuel Production

    12.11 Conclusion


    1. Physical and Chemical Exergy Analysis and Assessment of Biogas as an Energy Source in Hybrid Cooling Machine

    13.1 Introduction

    13.2 System Description and Working Principle

    13.3 Thermal Analysis of Biogas Boiler

    13.5 Thermodynamic Analysis

    13.6 Results and Discussion

    13.7 Conclusion


    1. Lignocellulosic Biomass to Bioenergy Production: Process and Techniques for Biomass Assessment

    14.1 Introduction

    14.2 Process of Biomass Deconstruction

    14.3 Techniques for Assessment of Biomass Breakdown

    14.4 Current Challenges and Future Prospects


    1. Municipal Solid Waste Management in India: Present Status and Energy Conversion Opportunities

    15.1 Introduction

    15.2 Overview of Municipal Solid Waste management in India

    15.3 Opportunities for Energy Conversion

    15.4 Challenges

    15.5 The Way Forward

    15.6 Conclusion



    1. Organic Superfluous Waste as a Contemporary Source of Clean Energy

    16.1 Introduction

    16.2 Current status of energy

    16.3 Bioenergy

    16.4 Organic waste

    16.5 Technology for energy

    16.6 Microbial Fuel cell

    16.7 MFC components

    16.8 Bio-battery

    16.9 Remote power Source

    16.10 Effective for sea water

    16.11 Conclusion



    1. Vermicomposting: A Potential Tool for Sustainable Management of Solid Waste

    17.1 Introduction

    17.2 Classification and Composition of Solid Waste

    17.3 Current Strategies used for Solid Waste Management in India

    17.4 Earthworms

    17.5 Vermicomposting Process

    17.6 Vermicompost and Earthworm Harvesting

    17.7 Composition of Vermicompost

    17.8 Advantages and Disadvantages of Vermicompost

    17.9 Applications of Vermicomposting

    17.10 Conclusion


    1. Biogas Potential from Sewage Treatment Plant and Palm Oil Mill Effluent for Electricity Generation in Malaysia

    18.1 Introduction

    18.2 Renewable Energy Status in Malaysia and Malaysian Renewable Energy Target

    18.3 Feed-in Tariff in Malaysia

    18.4 Malaysian Palm Oil Industry

    18.5 Biogas Potential in Palm Oil Mills

    18.6 Malaysian Sewerage Treatment

    18.7 Typical Sewage Treatment Plant with Anaerobic digester Scenario in Malaysia

    18.8 Biogas Potential at Stp

    18.9 Co-digestion of Pome with Ss

    18.10 Impact of Biogas Recovery on Sustainability

    18.11 Conclusion



    1. Passive Energy in Residential Buildings

    19.1 Introduction

    19.2 Passive Solar Cooling

    19.3 Methodology

    19.4 Estimation of Energy Cost

    19.5 Conclusion


    1. Solar Photocatalytic Treatments of Wastewater and Factors Affecting Mechanism: A Feasible Low-cost Approach

    20.1 Introduction

    20.2 Solar Spectrum

    20.3 Design of Solar Photocatalytic Reactors

    20.4 Photocatalytic (Solar) Treatment of Pollutant

    20.5 Factors Affecting Solar Photocatalysis

    20.6 Recommended Analytical Methods

    20.7 Economical Assessment

    20.8 Conclusion


    1. Advancement in Phase Change Materials for Solar Thermal Energy Storage

    21.1 Introduction

    21.2 Phase Change Materials

    21.3 Application of Pcms

    21.4 Conclusion


    1. Earth to Air Heat Exchanger Systems for Small Houses and Industrial Buildings in Changing Indian Climatic Conditions

    22.1 Introduction

    22.2 Changing Indian Climatic Conditions

    22.3 Indian Climate and Eahe Systems

    22.4 Demand for Energy in India

    22.5 Advantages of Eahe System

    22.6 Design of Eahe Systems

    22.7 Components of Eahe System

    22.8 Performance of Eahe System

    22.9 Conclusion


    1. Development in Metal Oxide Nanomaterial-based Solar Cells

    23.1 Introduction

    23.2 History of Solar Cell

    23.3 Metal Oxide Nanomaterials

    23.4 Three Generations of Development

    23.5 Nanomaterial-based Solar Cell Research

    23.6 Thin Film Solar Cells

    23.7 Applications and Implementations

    23.8 Polymer Solar Cells

    23.9 Pv Industry Goal: Reduce Cost of Energy

    23.10 Conclusion



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