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Energy from Toxic Organic Waste for Heat and Power Generation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081025284, 9780081025291

Energy from Toxic Organic Waste for Heat and Power Generation

1st Edition

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Editor: Debabrata Barik
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025284
eBook ISBN: 9780081025291
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 7th November 2018
Page Count: 225
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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    2. Toxic Waste From Municipality
    3. Energy Extraction From Toxic Waste Originating From Food Processing Industries
    4. Toxic Waste From Textile Industries
    5. Toxic Waste From Leather Industries
    6. Toxic Waste From Biodiesel Production Industries and Its Utilization
    7. Paper Industry Wastes and Energy Generation From Wastes
    8. Medical Waste Disposal and Health Hazards
    9. Hazardous Waste and Its Treatment Process
    10. Cracking of Toxic Waste
    11. Power Generation From Renewable Energy Sources Derived From Biodiesel and Low Energy Content Producer Gas for Rural Electrification
    12. Economic Factors for Toxic Waste Management
    13. Conclusion


Energy from Toxic Organic Waste for Heat and Power Generation presents a detailed analysis on using scientific methods to recover and reuse energy from Toxic waste. Dr. Barik and his team of expert authors recognize that there has been a growing rise in the quantum and diversity of toxic waste materials produced by human activity, and as such there is an increasing need to adopt new methods for the safe regeneration and minimization of waste produce around the world. It is predominately broken down into 5 sections:

  • The first section provides and overview on the Toxic waste generation addressing the main components for the imbalance in ecosystem derived from human activity
  • The second section sets out ways in which toxic waste can be managed through various methods such as chemical treatment, cracking and Electro-beam treatment
  • The final 3 sections deliver an insight in to how energy can be extracted and recycled into power from waste energy and the challenges that these may offer

This book is essential reference for engineering industry workers and students seeking to adopt new techniques for reducing toxic waste and in turn extracting energy from it whilst complying with pollution control standards from across the world.

Key Features

  • Presents techniques which can be adopted to reduce toxic organic waste while complying with regulations and extract useable energy it
  • Includes case studies of various global industries such as nuclear, medical and research laboratories to further enhance the readers understanding of efficient planning, toxic organic waste reduction methods and energy conversion techniques
  • Analyses methods of extracting and recycling energy from toxic organic waste products


Energy engineers and researchers concerned with the generation of energy from waste; nuclear engineers; chemical engineers; waste treatment professionals; Engineers working in biodiesel production and chemical engineering industries, especially those concerned with the treatment of waste; Students and academics of energy engineering focusing on renewable energy and waste management and environmental engineering


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About the Editor

Debabrata Barik

Dr. Debabrata Barik is an Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He has teaching and research experience of over 10 years in various universities and completed his doctorate degree from National Institute of Technology Rourkela, India. His research interests include Combustion Engines, Waste to Energy, Renewable Energy, Regulated and Unregulated Emissions, and Heat Transfer among many other topics. Dr. Barik has published more than 20 international journals and conference proceedings and is an active reviewer for more than 25 international jounrnals. He is currently a member of the Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and International Society for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (ISEES).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karpagam University