Energy from Toxic Organic Waste for Heat and Power Generation Book

Energy from Toxic Organic Waste for Heat and Power Generation

  • Author : Debabrata Barik
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081025291

Energy from Toxic Organic Waste for Heat and Power Generation Excerpt :

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. 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

Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Book

Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology

  • Author : Anoop Singh
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-11-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811574931

Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology Excerpt :

This book provides up-to-date information on the state of the art in applications of biotechnological and microbiological tools for protecting the environment. Written by leading international experts, it discusses potential applications of biotechnological and microbiological techniques in solid waste management, wastewater treatment, agriculture, energy and environmental health. This second volume of book “Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology,” covers two main topics: bioenergy and environmental health, exploring the latest developments from around the globe regarding applications of biotechnology and microbiology for converting wastes into valuable products and at the same time reducing the environmental pollution resulting from disposal. Wherever possible it also includes real-world examples. Further, it offers advice on which procedures should be followed to achieve satisfactory results, and provides insights that will promote the transition to the sustainable utilization of various waste products.

Waste To Energy Book

Waste To Energy

  • Author : Abd El-Fatah Abomohra
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022
  • Genre: Biomass energy
  • Pages : 651
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030915704

Waste To Energy Excerpt :

This book addresses the needs of students, researchers, as well as engineers and other professionals or readers interested in recent advances of biofuel and efficient waste management. In the context of energy consumption, over 85% of the total consumed energy comes from non-renewable fossil resources. Developing new renewable energy resources, especially biofuel production from wastes, has received increasing attention. The book is organized into three sections, namely Section I: Conventional waste management; Section II: From waste to green energy; and Section III: Case studies and future perspectives. Each section presents topic-specific chapters, which contain comprehensive and advanced knowledge of the subjects. Overall, the book covers the recent advances, breakthroughs, challenges, and future perspectives of waste-to-energy approach using different kinds of wastes as a feedstock for alternative biofuels and other integrated approaches such as wastewater treatment, plastic degradation, and CO2 sequestration in a cost-effective and eco-friendly way. In addition, different routes of waste recycling for enhanced biofuel production and case studies are presented with environmental and economic analysis. The presented case studies and future perspectives under Section III complement the chapters as they are authored by experts from bioenergy businesses who actually encounter real-world problems.

Sustainable and Clean Energy Production Technologies Book

Sustainable and Clean Energy Production Technologies

  • Author : Dan Bahadur Pal
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-08-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811691355

Sustainable and Clean Energy Production Technologies Excerpt :

This edited book is a comprehensive collection of chapters on various clean energy technology such as solar energy, waste biomass as energy, hydro-electricity generation, biodiesel production from biomass and strategies to cater the demand of clean renewable energy. Clean energy technologies also enhance economic growth by increasing the supply of energy demand and tackling environmental challenges and their impacts due to the use of other conventional sources of energy. The conventional/non-conventional energy production methods are efficient but it has adverse effects on environment and human health. As environmental concerns are not avoidable therefore the necessity of clean energy production comes in to the picture. The clean energy can be produced by different wastes which are caused for the environmental pollution. This book covers various aspects of new and renewable clean energy production technology and its utilization in different fields. This is a useful reading material for students and researchers involved in clean energy study.

Novel Feedstocks for Biofuels Production Book

Novel Feedstocks for Biofuels Production

  • Author : Abhishek Guldhe
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-10-25
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811935824

Novel Feedstocks for Biofuels Production Excerpt :

This book critically evaluates recently investigated feedstock for biofuels production. Biofuel sector is rapidly evolving to cater the renewable energy demands. Novel and advanced feedstock are being investigated for their techno-economic feasibility. Environmental concerns, food vs fuel debate, energy security, economic feasibility, and availability are the major drivers for exploring different feedstock for biofuel production. This book explores a wide range of potential biofuels feedstock, their functional concepts, recent advancement, novel technique and critical evaluation with other available biofuel feedstock. This book also discusses future prospects of biofuel production. It is a useful read for students, researchers, faculty, industry and policy makers in the biofuel field.

Bioelectrochemical Systems Book

Bioelectrochemical Systems

  • Author : Prasun Kumar
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-02-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811568688

Bioelectrochemical Systems Excerpt :

This book is the second in a two-volume set devoted to bioelectrochemical systems (BESs) and the opportunities that they may offer in providing a green solution to growing energy demands worldwide. While the first volume explains principles and processes, in this volume established research professionals shed light on how this technology can be used to generate high-value chemicals and energy using organic wastes. Bioelectricity is generated in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) under oxygen-depleted conditions, where microbial bioconversion reactions transform organic wastes into electrons. Dedicated chapters focus on MFCs and state of the art advancements as well as current limitations. In addition, the book covers the use of microbial biofilm- and algae-based bioelectrochemical systems for bioremediation and co-generation of valuable chemicals. A thorough review of the performance of this technology and its possible industrial applications is presented. The book is designed for a broad audience, including undergraduates, postgraduates, energy researchers/scientists, policymakers, and anyone else interested in the latest developments in this field.

Waste to Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste Book

Waste to Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste

  • Author : Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-11-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323853880

Waste to Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste Excerpt :

Waste-to-Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste: Interdisciplinary Methods of Controlling Waste provides a comprehensive overview of the key technologies and approaches to achieve zero waste from energy. The book emphasizes the importance of an integrated approach to waste-to-energy using fundamental concepts and principles, and presents key methods, their applications, and perspectives on future development. The book provides readers with the tools to make key decisions on waste-to-energy projects from zero-waste principles, while incorporating sustainability and life cycle assessments from financial and environmental perspectives. Waste-to-Energy Approaches Towards Zero Waste: Interdisciplinary Methods of Controlling Waste offers practical guidance on achieving energy with zero waste ideal for researchers and graduate students involved in waste-to-energy and renewable energy, waste remediation, and sustainability. Provides an integrated approach for waste-to-energy using zero waste concepts Offers decision-making guidance on selecting the most appropriate approach for each project Presents the sustainability and life cycle assessment of WTE technologies on financial and environmental grounds

Plasma Gasification and Pyrolysis Book

Plasma Gasification and Pyrolysis

  • Author : Milan Hrabovsky
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-09-20
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000641516

Plasma Gasification and Pyrolysis Excerpt :

Currently, the most widely used treatment of waste is thermal processing, such as incineration. However, thermal plasma technologies offer alternative, cutting-edge, and environmentally friendly processes, which are also considered more energy-efficient and safe. This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to the process of thermal plasma gasification and pyrolysis. It is an ideal guide for graduate students pursuing further studies in plasma technologies and engineering, in addition to early-career researchers and scientists from related areas looking for material contextual to their own subject matter. Features • Presents an interdisciplinary approach, applicable to a wide range of researchers in waste treatment companies, authorities, and energy and environmental policymakers. • Authored by authorities in the field. • Up to date with the latest developments and technologies.

Catalysis for Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Book

Catalysis for Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability

  • Author : K. K. Pant
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 933
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030650179

Catalysis for Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Excerpt :

This book is part of a two-volume work that offers a unique blend of information on realistic evaluations of catalyst-based synthesis processes using green chemistry principles and the environmental sustainability applications of such processes for biomass conversion, refining, and petrochemical production. The volumes provide a comprehensive resource of state-of-the-art technologies and green chemistry methodologies from researchers, academics, and chemical and manufacturing industrial scientists. The work will be of interest to professors, researchers, and practitioners in clean energy catalysis, green chemistry, chemical engineering and manufacturing, and environmental sustainability. This volume focuses on the potentials, recent advances, and future prospects of catalysis for biomass conversion and value-added chemicals production via green catalytic routes. Readers are presented with a mechanistic framework assessing the development of product selective catalytic processes for biomass and biomass-derived feedstock conversion. The book offers a unique combination of contributions from experts working on both lab-scale and industrial catalytic processes and provides insight into the use of various catalytic materials (e.g., mineral acids, heteropolyacid, metal catalysts, zeolites, metal oxides) for clean energy production and environmental sustainability.

Polymers and the Environment Book

Polymers and the Environment

  • Author : G Scott
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Release Date : 2007-10-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847551726

Polymers and the Environment Excerpt :

As environmental performance becomes increasingly important, the development of man-made polymers and their associated benefits has been overshadowed by problems relating to their ultimate disposal. In the light of wider acceptance of polymers for use in high technology applications, Polymers and the Environment aims to redress the balance. The book reviews the properties and industrial applications of polymers and discusses their environmental benefits compared with traditional materials. It also addresses the issues of polymer durability, recycling processes to aid waste minimization and biodegradable polymers. This text is intended to introduce the non-specialist reader to the benefits and limitations of polymeric materials from an environmental viewpoint, and will prove a useful book for both students and professionals.

Energy from Waste Book

Energy from Waste

  • Author : Paul Breeze
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-10-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128095133

Energy from Waste Excerpt :

Energy from Waste is a concise, up-to-date and accessible guide on how to create power from both urban and industrial waste. The book explores the types of waste that, instead of going to landfill, can be converted to energy, also discussing the most up-to-date technologies for doing so. The book contains a strong emphasis on the related environmental impacts and economic factors involved in the various methods of generating electricity, making this a valuable and insightful read for those involved in the management and conversion of waste, including energy engineers, managers and technicians. Explores both urban and industrial waste, its composition and how it is collected, enabling readers to better understand which power generation technologies can be used to convert it into power Discusses the most up-to-date technologies, along with the impacts they have on the environment, including solid residue, chemicals and dust from the flue-gas treatment (and the flue gas itself) Evaluates the economic impact of converting energy from waste and implementing and managing waste plants

Energy and American Society     Thirteen Myths Book

Energy and American Society Thirteen Myths

  • Author : Benjamin K. Sovacool
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-05-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402055645

Energy and American Society Thirteen Myths Excerpt :

This book takes on a central quandary in the study of energy and environmental policy: What myths continue to exist in American culture concerning energy, the environment, and society? It enrolls twenty-four of the nation’s top experts working on energy policy to debunk and contextualize thirteen energy myths relating to electric power, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation, and climate change. The book will appeal to an international audience.

Biofuel Production Technologies  Critical Analysis for Sustainability Book

Biofuel Production Technologies Critical Analysis for Sustainability

  • Author : Neha Srivastava
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-03-23
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 342
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811386374

Biofuel Production Technologies Critical Analysis for Sustainability Excerpt :

Production and utilization of sustainable energy toward maintaining a clean environment is a major challenge. At the same time, the continued depletion of fossil fuels and the global dependency on non-renewable fuels is a chief concern. Moreover, the long-term economic and environmental issues associated with the high utilization of fossil fuel, such as global warming, are also important, particularly in the context of the predicted increase in the global population to around 5 billion by 2050. In recent years, researchers have been investigating alternative, renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels. Of the various options, biofuels are especially attractive due to their low production costs and the fact that they are pollution free. Also known as transportation fuels, their energy is derived from biological resources or through the biological processes. Biofuels such as biohydrogen, biomethane, biogas, ethanol and butanol offer a number of advantages and can be economically produced from cellulosic biomass. As such, they can play a vital role in sustainably meeting future energy demands. Biofuels have the potential to become a global primary energy source, offering significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as well as opportunities to increase economic and social development in rural communities and reduce the problems associated with waste disposal. However, low yields and lack of process technology are some of the aspects that need to be addressed. This book offers an overview of existing biofuels and the technologies to solve the problems associated with their practical implementation. Evaluating the biofuel options and discussing the opportunities and risks in relation to resources, technologies, practices, markets and policy, it provides insights into the development of economically viable bioenergy industries.



  • Author : Adeniyi A. Afonja
  • Publisher : ChudacePublishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx


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