Renewable and Sustainable Energy addresses the increasingly important concept of sustainability, it's impact on industry, society, energy use and emerging impacts on our environment. Acting as a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and policymakers come together, the book explains how to develop, manage and improve technologies, methods and working practices to make the entire energy production process more sustainable. This international perspective is emphasized to achieve solutions toward a sustainable future with a view to sustaining the global economy and the environmental and ecological balance for societal benefits.
Providing a unified platform for the dissemination of advanced engineering principles to real-life technological, financial, regulatory, managerial and ethical problems encountered in the sustainable energy and environmental profession, this book is useful for key professional players in renewable energy use and relevant to the physical science and engineering communities.
- Features advanced engineering principles and real-life technological examples
- Combines research from a variety of disciplines to provide comprehensive coverage on this diverse subject
- Explores the relationship between sustainability and energy productivity, supply quality and successful renewable implementation
1. Renewable energy economics and policy 2. Renewable energy resource assessment 3. Solar energy: Photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar energy for fuels 4. Wind energy: Wind farms, rotors and blades, on- and offshore wind conditions, aerodynamics, fluid dynamics 5. Bioenergy: biofuels, biomass conversion, artificial photosynthesis 6. Distributed energy generation: rooftop PV, distributed fuel cells, distributed wind, micro-hydrogen power generation 7. Power distribution and systems modeling: Power electronics and controls, smart grid 8. Energy efficient buildings: smart windows, PV, wind, power management 9. Energy conversion: flexoelectric, piezoelectric, thermoelectric, other technologies 10. Energy storage: batteries, supercapacitors, hydrogen storage, other fuels 11. Fuel cells: proton exchange membrane cells, solid oxide cells, hybrid fuel cells, other 12. Marine and hydroelectric energy: dams, tides, waves, other 13. Transportation: alternative vehicle technologies, plug-in technologies, other 14. Geothermal energy 15. Energy storage including batteries, flow batteries and supercapacitors 16. Catalysis for energy technologies, including the sustainable synthesis of fuels and chemicals, and molecular/bioinspired catalysis 17. Fuel cells 18. Hydrogen production, storage and distribution 19. Carbon capture, storage and utilisation, including chemicals from carbon dioxide 20. Bioenergy including biofuels and biomass conversion 21. Capacitive desalination and desalination batteries 22. Sustainable energy conversion technologies including thermochemical, piezoelectric and thermoelectric materials and devices
Kaushik Kumar, B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering, REC [Now NIT], Warangal), MBA (Marketing, IGNOU) and PhD (Engineering, Jadavpur University), is presently Associate Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. He has 17 years of teaching & research experience and over 11 years of industrial experience in a manufacturing unit of global repute. His areas of teaching and research interest are CAD/CAM, quality management systems, optimization, non-conventional machining, rapid prototyping and composites.
Mrs. Sweta Singh, B.E., (Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Lakshmi Narain College of Technology Bhopal ), M.E. (Electrical Engg, Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi) is presently pursuing her PhD from Manipal University, Jaipur India in the domain of rural electrification and renewable energy policy making. Her research interest is power electronics, renewable energy, rural electrification and demand side management. She has a number of publications to her credit and has been facilitated with a number of awards.
Divya Zindani, is presently pursuing his Ph.D. at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Silchar. He has over 2 years of Industrial experience. His areas of research interest are optimization, product and process design, CAD/CAM/CAE and rapid prototyping. He has 1 Patent, 6 Books, 1 Edited Book, 14 Book Chapters, and 8 international journal publications to his credit.
Davim, J. Paulo
Dr. J. Paulo Davim is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal. He has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience in manufacturing, materials and mechanical engineering. In addition, he has authored/co-authored more than 80 book chapters and 400 articles for journals and conferences. He is the Series Editor of the Woodhead Publishing Reviews Mechanical Engineering Series.