Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development

R.T. Durai Parbhakaran (Editor)
Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark

Sandip A. Kale (Editor)
Mechanical Engineering Department, Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune, India
Technology Research and Innovation Centre, Pune, India

Kandasamy Prabakar (Editor)
School of Electrical Engineering, Pusan National University, South Korea

Series: Renewable Energy: Research, Development and Policies
BISAC: SCI024000

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Contribution of renewable energy to human life is essential for sustainable life on Earth. The renewable energy industry is growing rapidly to fulfill the energy demand of the continuously developing world and has become the focal centre of many researchers across the globe. This development should meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development ties together concerns for the carrying capacity of natural systems with the social challenges faced by humanity. This book is intended to highlight various aspects for applications of renewable energy and sustainability. This work is a collaborative attempt to elaborate useful technical information from many countries across the globe about the competent and effective use of renewable energy systems. This book presents theoretical and experimental analysis, case studies and models in renewable energy systems issues related to Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Bio Energy, Tidal Energy, Geothermal Energy, Fuel Cells, and Energy Storage Systems. This book also contains different considerations in order to develop products contributing to the sustainability of life.

(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1 - Solar Greenhouse Technology (pp. 1-22)
A. Ganguly (Mechanical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 2 - Computational and Experimental Assessment of the Role of Extended Surfaces on Performance of Solar Flat Plate Collector (pp. 23-42)
Mahesh Gorawar, K. Shekar, P. P. Revankar and P. G. Tewari (B.V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology, Hubli, and Bellari Institute of Technology and Management, Bellary, India)

Chapter 3 - Materials for Small Wind Turbine Blades (pp. 43-54)
Sandip A. Kale,, Swanand R. Kulkarni, Suraj D. Shravagi and Ganesh P. Bharambe (Trinity College of Engineering and Research, Pune, India)

Chapter 4 - Anaerobic Digestion Systems (pp. 55-84)
B. Deepanraj, V. Sivasubramanian and S. Jayaraj (Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Calicut, India)

Chapter 5 - RSM Based Optimization of Biodiesel Production from Tobacco Seed Oil (pp. 85-102)
M. A. Waheed, O. D. Samuel, B. O. Bolaji and O. U. Dairo (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun; Department of Mechanical Engineering, Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, and Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria)

Chapter 6 - Biodiesel from Rubber Seed Oil: A Sustainable Solution for Biofuel Production (pp. 103-122)
Uma Krishnakumar and V. Sivasubramanian (Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kozhikode, India)

Chapter 7 - Evaluation of Biogas Generation and GHG Emissions from Poultry Waste (pp. 123-130)
Paria Sefeedpari, Shahin Rafiee, Asadollah Akram and Seyyed Hassan Pishgar Komleh (Department of Agricultural Machinery Engineering, University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran)

Chapter 8 - Woody Biomass for Sustainable Bioenergy Harvesting (pp. 131-150)
Carmen Rocío Rodríguez Pleguezuelo, Víctor Hugo Durán Zuazo and José Ramón Francia Martínez (Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, IFAPA Centro Las Torres-Tomejil, Spain and IFAPA Centro Camino de Purchil, Spain)

Chapter 9 - An Assessment on the Potential of Tidal Power Generation in Chittagong, Bangladesh (pp. 151-162)
Tanzina Akter and Samiran Das (Environmental Sciences Program, Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh)

Chapter 10 - Estimation of Tidal Power Potential of Nigeria Coastal Area (pp. 163-172)
Collins N. Nwaokocha, Mufutau A. Waheed and Abayomi T. Layeni (Mechanical Engineering Department, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, and Mechanical Engineering Department, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria)

Chapter 11 - Geothermal Energy in India: From Exploration to End User (pp. 173-186)
Parimal Arjun Patil (Well Engineering Partners, Hoogeveen, The Netherlands)

Chapter 12 - Effect of Electrode Spacing and Electrode Materials on Performance of Sediment Microbial Fuel Cell (pp. 187-200)
D. A. Jadhav and M. M. Ghangrekar (School of Water Resources, and Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India)

Chapter 13 - Role of Energy Storage in the Power System Network (pp. 201-226)
V. Arangarajan, Amanullah M. T. O., Jaideep Chandran, G. M. Shafiullah and Alex Stojcevski (Deakin University, School of Engineering, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Victoria, Australia)

Chapter 14 - Applications of Chitosan Nanoparticles in Active Biodegradable and Sustainable Food Packaging (pp. 227-244)
Farnaz Assa, Hoda Jafarizadeh-Malmiri, Navideh Anarjan, Aydin Berenjian and Younes Ghasemi (Department of Chemical Engineering, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, Iran and others)

Chapter 15 - Symbiotic Recycling for Effective Waste Management (pp. 245-256)
Gauranga Das and Nimailila Das (Govardhan Eco Village, Galtare, Maharashtra, India)

Chapter 16 - Liquid Desiccant Dehumidification in Air-Conditioning Systems (pp. 257-274)
Abdulrahman Th. Mohammad, Sohif Bin Mat and Abduljalil A. Al-abidi (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baqubah Technical Institute, Middle Technical University, Baghdad, Iraq and others)

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