Clean Energy for Sustainable Development: Comparisons and Contrasts of New Approaches presents information on the fundamental challenge that the energy sector faces with regard to meeting the ever growing demand for sustainable, efficient, and cleaner energy. The book compares recent developments in the field of energy technology, clean and low emission energy, and energy efficiency and environmental sustainability for industry and academia.
Rasul, Azad and Sharma, along with their team of expert contributors, provide high-end research findings on relevant industry themes, including clean and sustainable energy sources and technologies, renewable energy technologies and their applications, biomass and biofuels for sustainable environment, energy system and efficiency improvement, solar thermal applications, and the environmental impacts of sustainable energy systems.
This book uses global institutes and case studies to explore and analyze technological advancements alongside practical applications. This approach helps readers to develop and affirm a better understanding of the relevant concepts and solutions necessary to achieve clean energy and sustainable development in both medium and large-scale industries.
- Compares in-depth research on a wide range of clean technologies, from global institutes in Australia, Europe, and India
- Evaluates the recent developments in clean technologies against the efficiency of tried and tested applications
- Considers case studies on the advancements of sustainable energy into industry from around the world
Section One. Clean and Sustainable Energy Resources and Technologies
Chapter One. Sustainable Energy Resources: Prospects and Policy
Chapter Two. Environmental Impact Assessment of Different Renewable Energy Resources: A Recent Development
Chapter Three. Clean and Sustainable Energy Technologies
Chapter Four. Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Future Prospects of Carbon-Negative Technologies
Section Two. Solar Energy Applications
Chapter Five. Solar Kilns: A Green Technology for the Australian Agricultural and Forest Industries
Chapter Six. Small-Scale Dish-Mounted Solar Thermal Brayton Cycle
Chapter Seven. Heat-Driven Cooling Technologies
Chapter Eight. Solar Pyrolysis: Converting Waste Into Asset Using Solar Energy
Section Three. Wind Energy Systems
Chapter Nine. Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems: Control Design, Stability, and Power Quality Issues
Chapter Ten. The Hybrid Solar Power/Wind System for Energy Production, Observation, Application, and Simulation
Chapter Eleven. Study on Wind Energy Potential by Eight Numerical Methods of Weibull Distribution
Section Four. Biodiesel for Sustainable Development
Chapter Twelve. Prospect of the Legume Tree Pongamia pinnata as a Clean and Sustainable Biodiesel Feedstock
Chapter Thirteen. Biodiesel From Queensland Bush Nut (Macadamia integrifolia)
Chapter Fourteen. Assessment of Physical, Chemical, and Tribological Properties of Different Biodiesel Fuels
Chapter Fifteen. Biodiesel Production Through Chemical and Biochemical Transesterification: Trends, Technicalities, and Future Perspectives
Chapter Sixteen. Mesoporous Catalysts for Biodiesel Production: A New Approach
Chapter Seventeen. Edible and Nonedible Biodiesel Feedstocks: Microalgae and Future of Biodiesel
Chapter Eighteen. Potential of Biodiesel as Fuel for Diesel Engine
Azad's research focuses on advanced biofuel production and combustion, energy extraction and processing, advanced computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling and analysis, renewable energy (bioenergy, wind energy etc.), and natural gas processing and oil refinery.
Dr Sharma's main research focuses on conservation of energy and physical assets by applying tribological and asset management principles. His recent works deal with alternative and biofuels, and their applications in industries.