Contents: Preface. 1. Biogas Potential in India: Production, Policies, Problems, and Future Prospects. 2. Membrane-less Microbial Fuel Cell: A Low-cost Sustainable Approach for Clean Energy and Environment. 3. Hydrogen Energy: Present and Future.4. Emerging Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Development in Malaysia. 5. Role and Initiatives of Indian Government Policies for Growth of Wind Energy Sector.6. Improved Technology for Non-edible Seed Oils: Sources for Alternate Fuels.7. Adsorption and photodegradation of sulfamethoxazole in a three-phase fluidized bed reactor. 8. Application of Cellulose Nitrate Membrane for Pervaporative Separation of Organics from Water. 9. Green Chemistry: Mitigatory Measure for Environmental Pollution. 10. Building Energy Simulation for Improved Thermal Performance: A CFD Approach. 11. Cyanobacterial Biomass – A Tool for Sustainable Management of Environment. 12. Low-cost Production of Algal Biofuel from Wastewater and Technological Limitations. 13. Physical and Chemical Exergy Analysis and Assessment of Biogas as an Energy Source in Hybrid Cooling Machine. 14. Lignocellulosic Biomass to Bioenergy Production: Process and Techniques for Biomass Assessment. 15. Municipal Solid Waste Management in India: Present Status and Energy Conversion Opportunities. 16. Vermicomposting: A Potential Tool for Sustainable Management of Solid Waste. 17. Biogas Potential from Sewage Treatment Plant and Palm Oil Mill Effluent for Electricity Generation in Malaysia. 18. Passive Energy in Residential Buildings. 19. Solar Photocatalytic Treatments of Wastewater and Factors Affecting Mechanism: A Feasible Low-cost Approach. 20. Advancement in Phase Change Materials for Solar Thermal Energy Storage. 21. Earth to Air Heat Exchanger Systems for Small Houses and Industrial Buildings in Changing Indian Climatic Conditions. 22. Development in Metal Oxide Nanomaterial-based Solar Cells.
Sustainability of environment is an emerging global issue at present. Unsustainable or deteriorating environment is a matter of concern as it has threatened the survival of living creatures. Recently, climate change has been matter of great concern at a global platform owing to imbalances in natural environment. Increasing population has increased the demand for energy, which has ultimately put pressure on natural resources and caused a paradigm shift from resource generation to exploitation.
Emerging Energy Alternatives for Sustainable Environment aims to address the role of sustainable technologies in energy generation options for clean environment. It covers a wide spectrum of energy generation approaches, with an emphasis on five key topics: (i) renewable energy sources and recent advances, (ii) emerging green technologies for sustainable development, (iii) assessment of biomass for sustainable bioenergy production, (iv) solid waste management and its potential for energy generation, and (v) solar energy applications, storage system, and heat transfer.
This book provides essential and comprehensive knowledge of green energy technologies with different aspects for engineers, technocrats and researchers working in the industry, universities, and research institutions. The book is also very useful for undergraduate and graduate students of science and engineering who are keen to know about the development of renewable energy products and their corresponding processes. (jacket)