Bioenergy Resources and Technologies presents advanced approaches and applications of bioenergy resources, with a strong focus on environmental sustainability. Chapters on the applications of bioenergy, the implementation of bioenergy as an alternative fuel, and future energy security make this an invaluable and unique resource to further advance the field. This book provides new information and novel techniques across a variety of bioenergy applications, with the book's authors addressing key uses for bioenergy resources as an alternative fuel. Various case studies and examples help demonstrate meaning and provide additional clarity.
Social and economic aspects are included for each technology discussed, along with a number of research works and their findings in a diverse mix of areas including energy, environmental science, biotechnology, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. Researchers and professionals in these disciplines will gain knowledge on the underlying concepts, technologies, fuel applications and solutions to global environmental issues using bioenergy resources.
- Presents technical and social issues surrounding the latest bioenergy technologies
- Explores solutions to global sustainability goals through bioenergy applications and the future of energy security
- Includes experimental investigations of engine performance, emissions and combustion phenomena using different types of oxygenated fuel
Section 1: Biomass Energy 1. Usefulness of selected annual plants cultivated for more energy content biomass production purposes in a temperate climate 2. Catalytic pyrolysis of biomass using shape selective zeolites for bio-oil enhancement 3. Advance strategies for tar elimination from biomass gasification technique
Section 2: Biogas Energy 4. Biogas: A promising Clean energy technology 5. Potential applications of ionic liquids on gas separation and bio-oil cleaning process
Section 3: Hydrogen Energy 6. Technologies for renewable hydrogen production 7. Hydrogen production from electrolysis: mathematical modelling approach 8. Techno-economic evaluation of hydrogen energy by flow sheeting simulation and economic evaluation 9. Assessment of combined renewable sources and hydrogen storage for residential application
Section 4: Biofuels Energy 10. A comprehensive investigation on the effects of ceramic layering and cetane improver with avocado seed oil biodiesel fuelled diesel engine 11. Effect of low carbon biofuel on carbon emissions in biodiesel fuelled CI engine 12. Life cycle assessment and Techno-economic analysis of photosynthetic microalgae for sustainable biodiesel production
Section 5: Socio-economic Aspect of Bioenergy 13. Social, economic and environmental aspects of bioenergy resources 14. Policies and measures to promote the use of bioenergy resources for sustainable environmental
Dr Kalam Azad, Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Queensland University, Melbourne campus, Australia. He has a strong record of research publications and achievement in the areas of renewable energy technologies, energy conversion, and thermofluids engineering and their relevant industrial applications. His research focused on clean energy production and mitigation of environmental pollution. He has had an excellent publication track record throughout his career. He has been published about eighty scientific articles including three edited refereed books, eight book chapters, forty-seven journal articles, and twenty-four conference papers so far. His first edited book on "Clean Energy for Sustainable Development published by Academic Press, Elsevier in 2016. His second edited book on 'Advances in Eco-fuel for a Sustainable Environment' has been published as a part of Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy, Elsevier in 2018. He has edited his third book on 'Advanced Biofuels: Applications, Technologies, and Environmental Sustainability' under Woodhead Publishing Series in Energy, Elsevier in 2019. He made significant contributions to engineering education, research, and scholarship. He published some articles in respected journals, which have high impact factors. The recognition of his research has been strongly demonstrated through a large number of citations and h-index both in Scopus and Google Scholar. He is also working as a reviewer of different renowned international journals and books. Currently, he is a member of different professional bodies throughout the world. He has been significantly contributing to the strategic research on Clean and Sustainable Energy Technologies at Central Queensland University, Australia.
Khan, Mohammad Masud Kamal
Professor Masud Khan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Technology at CQUniversity. He is the Campus Leader for the Engineering and Project Management staff at Melbourne campus, and the Research Leader of Clean Energy Group within the Center for Intelligent Systems (CIS). His area of teaching is thermofluid mechanics and his research activities include fluid modelling and flow properties, rheology, thermofluid and sustainable energy, energy efficient technologies.