Clean Energy for Sustainable Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128054239, 9780128054246

Clean Energy for Sustainable Development

1st Edition

Comparisons and Contrasts of New Approaches

Editor-in-Chiefs: Mohammad Rasul
Editors: Abul Azad Subhash Sharma
eBook ISBN: 9780128054246
Paperback ISBN: 9780128054239
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th November 2016
Page Count: 630
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Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Energy Engineers, energy industry professionals, energy engineers, clean energy researchers and academics, energy and resource industries, Postgraduate students

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • About the Editors
  • Preface
  • Section One. Clean and Sustainable Energy Resources and Technologies
    • Chapter One. Sustainable Energy Resources: Prospects and Policy
      • 1.1. Introduction
      • 1.2. Fossil Fuels
      • 1.3. Nuclear Energy
      • 1.4. Renewable Energy
      • 1.5. Prospects and Policies for Renewable Energy
      • 1.6. Discussion
      • Glossary
    • Chapter Two. Environmental Impact Assessment of Different Renewable Energy Resources: A Recent Development
      • 2.1. Introduction
      • 2.2. Life Cycle Assessment of Solar Photovoltaic System
      • 2.3. Life Cycle Assessment of Wind Energy System
      • 2.4. Life Cycle Assessment of Biofuels
      • 2.5. Life Cycle Assessment of Biogas
      • 2.6. Life Cycle Assessment of Hydropower Plants
      • 2.7. Life Cycle Assessment of Geothermal Power Plants
      • 2.8. Comparison With Conventional Systems
      • 2.9. Conclusions
    • Chapter Three. Clean and Sustainable Energy Technologies
      • 3.1. Introduction
      • 3.2. Biomass
      • 3.3. Solar Power
      • 3.4. Wind Power
      • 3.5. Hydropower
      • 3.6. Future Prospects and Challenges for Renewable Energy Technologies
    • Chapter Four. Bioenergy With Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): Future Prospects of Carbon-Negative Technologies
      • 4.1. Introduction
      • 4.2. Carbon-Negative Technologies
      • 4.3. Carbon-Negative Biofuels
      • 4.4. Biofuel Conversion Technologies
      • 4.5. CO2 Capture and Storage
      • 4.6. Biological CO2 Fixation
      • 4.7. Microalgae Cultivation Technology
      • 4.8. Microalgae Hybrid Technologies
      • 4.9. The Economic Potential for BECCS
      • 4.10. Discussion and Challenges for BECCS
      • 4.11. Conclusions
  • Section Two. Solar Energy Applications
    • Chapter Five. Solar Kilns: A Green Technology for the Australian Agricultural and Forest Industries
      • 5.1. Introduction
      • 5.2. Significance and Scope of Solar Drying in Australia
      • 5.3. Significance and Benefits of Solar Kilns
      • 5.4. Performance Evaluation and Selection of Solar Kilns—An Innovative Approach
      • 5.5. Results and Discussion
      • 5.6. Conclusions
      • Nomenclature
    • Chapter Six. Small-Scale Dish-Mounted Solar Thermal Brayton Cycle
      • 6.1. Introduction
      • 6.2. Solar Collector and Receiver
      • 6.3. The Tubular Open-Cavity Receiver
      • 6.4. Recuperator
      • 6.5. Turbocharger as Microturbine
      • 6.6. Optimization and Methodology
      • 6.7. Results
      • 6.8. Remaining Challenges and Future Possibilities
      • 6.9. Conclusion and Recommendations
      • Nomenclature
    • Chapter Seven. Heat-Driven Cooling Technologies
      • 7.1. Introduction
      • 7.2. Heat-Driven Air Conditioning
      • 7.3. Desiccant Wheel
      • 7.4. Conclusions
    • Chapter Eight. Solar Pyrolysis: Converting Waste Into Asset Using Solar Energy
      • 8.1. Introduction
      • 8.2. History of Pyrolysis
      • 8.3. Challenges of Existing Pyrolysis Systems
      • 8.4. Heating of Pyrolysis Reactor
      • 8.5. Solar Heating Approach
      • 8.6. Integration of Solar Energy With Pyrolysis
      • 8.7. Current Research and Application of Solar Pyrolysis
      • 8.8. Considerations for Feasibility of Solar Pyrolysis
      • 8.9. Challenges in Solar Pyrolysis
      • 8.10. Future Scope of Solar Pyrolysis
      • 8.11. Concluding Remarks
  • Section Three. Wind Energy Systems
    • Chapter Nine. Grid Integration of Wind Energy Systems: Control Design, Stability, and Power Quality Issues
      • 9.1. Introduction
      • 9.2. Wind Turbine Technologies
      • 9.3. Generator Types in the Wind Energy Conversion Systems
      • 9.4. Converter Topologies and Modulation Techniques
      • 9.5. Control Design
      • 9.6. Stability and Power Quality Studies
      • 9.7. Discussions and Conclusions
      • Appendix
      • Nomenclature
    • Chapter Ten. The Hybrid Solar Power/Wind System for Energy Production, Observation, Application, and Simulation
      • 10.1. Introduction
      • 10.2. Hybrid Solar/Wind Energy Systems
      • 10.3. Hybrid Controllers for Solar and Wind Energy Systems
      • 10.4. Hybrid Solar/Wind Energy Application
      • 10.5. Current Trends
      • 10.6. Conclusion
      • Nomenclature
    • Chapter Eleven. Study on Wind Energy Potential by Eight Numerical Methods of Weibull Distribution
      • 11.1. Introduction
      • 11.2. Outline of Methodology
      • 11.3. Results and Discussion
      • 11.4. Conclusions
      • Nomenclature
  • Section Four. Biodiesel for Sustainable Development
    • Chapter Twelve. Prospect of the Legume Tree Pongamia pinnata as a Clean and Sustainable Biodiesel Feedstock
      • 12.1. Introduction
      • 12.2. Pongamia As Prospective Feedstock Candidate
      • 12.3. Pongamia Improvement Program
      • 12.4. Quality Analysis and Advantages of Pongamia Oil for Biodiesel
      • 12.5. Conclusion
    • Chapter Thirteen. Biodiesel From Queensland Bush Nut (Macadamia integrifolia)
      • 13.1. Introduction
      • 13.2. Materials and Methods
      • 13.3. Biodiesel Conversion Steps
      • 13.4. Results and Discussions
      • 13.5. Conclusions
      • List of Abbreviations
    • Chapter Fourteen. Assessment of Physical, Chemical, and Tribological Properties of Different Biodiesel Fuels
      • 14.1. Introduction
      • 14.2. Materials
      • 14.3. Results and Discussion
      • 14.4. Conclusions
    • Chapter Fifteen. Biodiesel Production Through Chemical and Biochemical Transesterification: Trends, Technicalities, and Future Perspectives
      • 15.1. Background
      • 15.2. Biodiesel as Sustainable Fuel
      • 15.3. Strategies to Minimize Viscosity of Vegetable Oil
      • 15.4. Feedstock for Biodiesel Production
      • 15.5. Chemical Transesterification Reactions
      • 15.6. Biochemical/Enzymatic Transesterification Reactions
      • 15.7. Response Surface Methodology as Imperative Tool for Biodiesel Optimization
      • 15.8. Analytical Methods for Biodiesel Characterization
      • 15.9. Fuel Properties and Exhaust Emissions of Biodiesel
      • 15.10. Future Perspectives of Biodiesel Production
      • 15.11. Conclusion and Recommendations
    • Chapter Sixteen. Mesoporous Catalysts for Biodiesel Production: A New Approach
      • 16.1. Introduction
      • 16.2. Biodiesel
      • 16.3. Catalysts
      • 16.4. Porous Materials
      • 16.5. Various Types of Mesoporous Catalysts
      • 16.6. Application of Mesoporous Materials
      • 16.7. Performance of the Mesoporous Catalyst
      • 16.8. The Diffusion Process of the Reactants Into Mesopore Channels
      • 16.9. Surface Modifications
      • 16.10. The Effect of Mesoporous Catalyst on Transesterification Reaction
      • 16.11. Conclusion and Recommendation
      • Nomenclature/Abbreviation
    • Chapter Seventeen. Edible and Nonedible Biodiesel Feedstocks: Microalgae and Future of Biodiesel
      • 17.1. Introduction
      • 17.2. Biodiesel Feedstocks
      • 17.3. Biodiesel Research Methodology
      • 17.4. Oil Extraction
      • 17.5. Analysis of Physicochemical Properties
      • 17.6. Biodiesel Production
      • 17.7. Determination of Fatty Oil Composition
      • 17.8. Prediction of Properties of Blends
      • 17.9. Engine and Emissions Tests
      • 17.10. Importance of Statistical and Uncertainty Analysis
      • 17.11. Effects of Additives on Biodiesel Quality
      • 17.12. Different Types of Algae Cultures for Biodiesel Production
      • 17.13. Algae Growth on Wastewater for Biodiesel Production
      • 17.14. Microalgal Potential for Biodiesel Production
      • 17.15. Advantage of Biodiesel Over Higher Plants
      • 17.16. Algae Culture Conditions and Biodiesel Production
      • 17.17. Future
      • 17.18. Conclusion
    • Chapter Eighteen. Potential of Biodiesel as Fuel for Diesel Engine
      • 18.1. Introduction
      • 18.2. Diesel Engine
      • 18.3. Biodiesel Fuel
      • 18.4. Biodiesel Production Procedure
      • 18.5. Biodiesel Production Technologies: Transesterification Method
      • 18.6. Biodiesel Fuel Standardization
      • 18.7. Potential of Biodiesel
      • 18.8. Biodiesel Fuel Blending
      • 18.9. Biodiesel Fuel Additive
      • 18.10. Conclusions
      • Appendices
  • Index

Details

No. of pages:
630
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128054246
Paperback ISBN:
9780128054239

About the Editor-in-Chief

Mohammad Rasul

Professor Rasul specializes in clean and sustainable energy technologies and their applications in industries. His research mainly focuses on renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass and biofuels), building energy (domestic, institutional and commercial buildings), industrial energy (process and resource industries), and thermo-chemical conversion of energy (combustion, gasification and pyrolysis).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Australia

About the Editor

Abul Azad

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scholar, School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Australia

Subhash Sharma

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader , Asset and Maintenance Management programs, School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Australia