Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion

Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion

1st Edition - October 1, 2021

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  • Editors: Kuan Cheong, Allen Apblett
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228388
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230701

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Sustainable Materials and Green Processing for Energy Conversion provides a concise reference on green processing and synthesis of materials required for the next generation of devices used in renewable energy conversion and storage. The book covers the processing of bio-organic materials, environmentally-friendly organic and inorganic sources of materials, synthetic green chemistry, bioresorbable and transient properties of functional materials, and the concept of sustainable material design. The book features chapters by worldwide experts and is an important reference for students, researchers, and engineers interested in gaining extensive knowledge concerning green processing of sustainable, green functional materials for next generation energy devices. Additionally, functional materials used in energy devices must also be able to degrade and decompose with minimum energy after being disposed of at their end-of-life. Environmental pollution is one of the global crises that endangers the life cycles of living things. There are multiple root causes of this pollution, including industrialization that demands a huge supply of raw materials for the production of products related to meeting the demands of the Internet-of-Things. As a result, improvement of material and product life cycles by incorporation of green, sustainable principles is essential to address this challenging issue.

Key Features

  • Offers a resourceful reference for readers interested in green processing of environmentally-friendly and sustainable materials for energy conversion and storage devices
  • Focuses on designing of materials through green-processing concepts
  • Highlights challenges and opportunities in green processing of renewable materials for energy devices


Materials Scientists and Engineering in R & D and academia. Chemical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Green Processing for Sustainable Materials
    2. Advanced Functional Materials and Devices for Energy Conversion and Storage Applications
    3. Recent development in Sustainable Technologies for Clean Hydrogen Evolution: Current Scenario and Future Perspectives
    4. Earth Abundant Electrocatalysts for Sustainable Energy Conversions
    5. Green Processing and Sustainable Materials for Renewable Water Splitting
    6. Visible light driven photocatalysts based on graphitic carbon nitride for green and sustainable hydrogen production via water splitting
    7. Catalytic reduction of 4-Nitrophenol to 4-Aminphenol in water using metal nanoparticles
    8. Catalytic and non-catalytic growth of ZnO nanostructures on different substrates, and Sb-doped ZnO nanostructures on Au-catalyzed Si(100): Components for potential utilization in three dimensional dye-sensitized solar cells
    9. Flexible single source precursors for solar light harvesting applications
    10. Metal dithiocarbamates as useful precursors to metal sulphides for application in quantum dot-sensitized solar cell
    11. Band gap engineering of tin halide perovskite materials for sustainable energy conversion application
    12. High-temperature solar selective absorbing coatings for concentrated solar power systems
    13. Developing the Processing Stages of Carbon Fiber Composite Paper as Efficient Materials for Energy Conversion, Storage, and Conservation
    14. Advanced Self-Charging Power Packs: The Assimilation of Energy Harvesting and Storage Systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 504
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: October 1, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128228388
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230701

About the Editors

Kuan Cheong

As a passionate researcher, educator, trainer, consultant, and Professional Engineer of material science and engineering for more than twenty years, Kuan Yew CHEONG is a full Professor at the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Prof. Cheong served as a Commissioned Senior Scientist at Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (2004, 2006), Adjunct Associate Professor at Multimedia University, Malaysia (2012), Visiting Lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (2012), Malaysia, Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University (2018), MIMOS Semiconductor Sdn Bhd (2018), and Technical Advisor for NTG Innovation Pte. Ltd., Singapore (January – December 2019). Now, he is an External Examiner for Wawasan Open University (Malaysia), INTI International College Penang (Malaysia), affiliated to Innovation Centre for Clean Water and Sustainable Energy (WISE), National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (November 2018 to October 2021), Technical Consultant of failure analysis for MIMOS Semiconductor Sdn Bhd (Malaysia), and Editor of “Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing”, Elsevier (since 2015). Kuan Yew Cheong has published approximate 200 high impact-factor journals, 6 reputable book chapters, 3 edited books, and 1 granted Malaysian Patent (MY-153033-A), which in-line with his research direction of solving environmental and energy related issue through the development of advanced oxide based on wide bandgap semiconductor and exploring the potential of utilizing natural organic materials to produce “all-natural” electronic devices. As a registered Professional Engineer (Board of Engineers, Malaysia), a “Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) 2013” (Academy of Sciences Malaysia), and a Certified Professional Trainer (Ministry of Human Resource, Malaysia), Prof. Cheong has delivered more than 250 technical training courses to various local and multinational industries and has resolved many industrial cases related to processing of electronic materials both wafer and package levels. Currently, Prof. Cheong is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Senior Member of Institute of Electrical, Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a Principle Interviewer for Professional Interview of IEM and Senior Evaluation Panel of Engineering Program Accreditation under Engineering Accreditation Council, Malaysia. .

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains, Malaysia

Allen Apblett

Prof. Allen Apblett is professor of chemistry at Oklahoma State University. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society, the American Ceramic Society, and the National Academy of Inventors. He is also an Izaac Walton Killam Fellow. Among the awards that he has received are: 2018 Rankin Award, 2014 Oklahoma Chemist of the Year, Project Kaleidoscope’s Faculty for the 21st Century selectee, Oklahoma State University Faculty Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Governor General of Canada’s Medal. Prof. Apblett's research is the application of inorganic materials chemistry to the multitude of problems that are faced by industry today: improved methods of extracting minerals and recycling waste materials, the direct "one-pot" conversion of minerals to useful commodity chemicals and polymers, new catalytic processes, pollution prevention and remediation and novel processing techniques and products, including utilization of single-source precursors. Allen has over 150 refereed publications, eight patents and one edited book.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Chemistry, Oklahoma State University, USA

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