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The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry

Alternative Energy Resources

The Way to a Sustainable Modern Society

Editors: Pathak, Pankaj, Srivastava, Rajiv (Eds.)

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  • Provides solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals on Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Reviews current technologies and future trends
  • Focusses on solutions for developing countries
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This book reviews alternative and renewable energy resources in order to pave the way for a more sustainable production in the future. A multi-disciplinary team of authors provides a comprehensive overview of current technologies and future trends, including solar technologies, wind energy, hydropower, microbial electrochemical systems and various biomass sources for biofuel production. In addition, the book focuses on solutions for developing countries.

Conventional energy sources are finite, and estimates suggest that they will be exhausted within a few decades. Finding a solution to this problem is a global challenge, and developing countries in particular are still highly dependent on fossil fuels due to their rapidly growing populations accompanied by a huge growth in primary energy consumption. Moreover, the most common conventional energy sources (coal and petroleum) are non-sustainable since their combustion exponentially increases greenhouse gas emissions. As such, there is a pressing need for clean energy based on alternative or renewable resources, not only to ensure energy supplies at an affordable price but also to protect the environment.     


About the authors

Dr. Pankaj Pathak is an Assistant Professor at SRM University Amaravati, India, with a keen interest in sustainable and green energy resources, waste management and geochemistry, including sustainable handling of nuclear waste and associated environmental impacts. She was involved in several research projects at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-Bombay) related to nuclear waste management and characterization of buffer materials for nuclear waste repositories. Also, she has gained research experience in the area of hazardous waste and liquid waste treatment technology, along with hydrometallurgical recovery of metals from waste streams, their safe disposal and remediation techniques at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (Jamshedpur).

Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Srivastava is a Research Professor at the Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, DaNang Vietnam. He holds a Ph.D. from the Korea University of Science and Technology (UST). He has worked at TAE-HYUNG Recycling (R&D centre, Korea), Rubamin Limited (Rubamin Technology Centre, India), CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (India) in various positions. His inter-disciplinary research interests include waste management, urban mining, sustainable management of environmental resources, and hydrometallurgical exploitation of energy-critical elements. He is a life member of The Catalysis Society of India and has published several papers in top-ranking SCI journals as well as a number of book chapters. He also serves as a reviewer for various respected international journals.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Potential and Transformational Needs of Alternative Energy in Developing Countries

    Pages 1-24

    Ilyas, Sadia (et al.)

  • Mechanism of Photoanodes for Dye-Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells

    Pages 25-44

    Low, Foo Wah (et al.)

  • Grid Integration of Wind Energy Conversion Systems

    Pages 45-66

    Harish, V. S. K. V. (et al.)

  • Offshore Wind Energy: Resource Assessment

    Pages 67-91

    Nagababu, Garlapati (et al.)

  • Hydropower: A Renewable Energy Resource for Sustainability in Terms of Climate Change and Environmental Protection

    Pages 93-113

    Siri, Ramachandran (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Energy Resources
Book Subtitle
The Way to a Sustainable Modern Society
Editors
  • Pankaj Pathak
  • Rajiv Srivastava
Series Title
The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry
Series Volume
99
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57923-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57923-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57922-7
Series ISSN
1867-979X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 321
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