Green Energy: A Sustainable Future looks at lifecycle assessment theory, practice and methodologies applied in renewable energy power plants. The state-of-the-art lifecycle assessment methodologies applied in power generation units are discussed, along with LCA analysis and key findings from energy production processes. Providing fundamental knowledge on how to measure sustainability metrics using lifecycle assessment in renewable power plants, this title outlines state-of-the-art research about LCA methodologies related to low-carbon energy systems, their outcome, and how to relate the sustainable power concept to a circular economy.
With theoretical concepts of LCA applied in low-carbon power generation systems and their environmental impacts based on comprehensive examples and case studies in solar PV, solar thermal, hydropower plants and micro-grids presented, this book will be of great interest to engineers, policymakers, researchers and academics in the area of electric power engineering.
- Consists of extensive and comprehensive lifecycle assessment examples and case studies for various renewable energy plants
- Enables power engineers to evaluate the sustainability index through environmental impact assessments in renewable power plants and micro-grids
- Includes assessment results that show future pathways for sustainability enhancement
1.1 Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment 1.2 Challenges and Objectives 1.3 Main Contributions 1.4 Fundamentals of Life Cycle Assessment 1.5 Applications of Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Review Selection Criteria and Method 2.3 Life Cycle Assessment of Renewable Power Plants 2.4 LCA of Renewable Energy Systems 2.5 Geographic location-wise LCA of Renewable Energy Systems 2.6 Summary and Outlook 2.7 Conclusion and Future Recommendation 3.1 Introduction 3.3 Results and Discussion 3.4 Limitations of this Study 3.5 Conclusions 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Materials and Method 4.3. Results and Discussion 4.4. Conclusion 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Hydropower Plants of Alpine and Non-alpine Areas in Europe 5.3 Methodology 5.4 Results 5.5 Discussion 5.6 Limitations and Future Improvements 5.7 Conclusion 6.1 Introduction 6.2 U.S. Electricity Generation and Consumption Overview 6.3 Methodology 6.4 Results and Interpretation 6.5 Uncertainty Analysis 6.6 Sensitivity Analysis 6.7 Discussion 6.8 Conclusion 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Renewable Energy Matrix in Switzerland 7.3 Methodology 7.4 Results 7.5 Discussion 7.6 Uncertainty Analysis 7.7 Limitations 7.8 Conclusion 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Microgrid System Overview 8.3 Methods 8.4 Results and discussion 8.5 Sensitivity Analysis 8.6 Conclusion 9.1 Book Summary and Concluding Remarks 9.1.1 Summary 9.1.2 Conclusions 9.2 Future Research Directions
Dr. M. A. Parvez Mahmud received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Master of Engineering degree in Mechatronics Engineering. After the successful completion of his Ph.D. degree with multiple awards, he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Academic in the School of Engineering at Macquarie University, Sydney. He is currently an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University. He worked at World University of Bangladesh (WUB) as a 'Lecturer' for more than 2 years and at the Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM) as a 'Researcher' for about 3 years. His research interest includes piezoelectric and triboelectric energy harvesters, towards the development of self-powered flexible electronic devices.
Farjana, Shahjadi Hisan
Shahjadi Hisan Farjana is currently working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr Farjana completed her PhD in 2019 in life cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis of mining industries, with respect to solar industrial process heating system integration potential in mining industries. Her research interests include sustainable mining, life cycle assessment, sustainability, circular economy, renewable energy integration into industries, metal production from waste. Dr Farjana has published 22 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, and 1 book chapter. She is a reviewer of the Journal of Cleaner Production, Science of the Total Environment, and Wiley Energy Technologies.