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Energy Solutions to Combat Global Warming

  • XinRong Zhang
  • Ibrahim Dincer

Part of the Lecture Notes in Energy book series (LNEN, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Renewable Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Xin-Rong Zhang
      Pages 3-27
    3. Taehong Sung, Kyung Chun Kim
      Pages 47-66
    4. Gang Li, Yunho Hwang, Reinhard Radermacher
      Pages 67-117
    5. Suriya Sawanon, Piyanee Sangsri, Suchat Leungprasert, Nusara Sinbuathong
      Pages 169-180
    6. Viktor Kolchakov, Vera Petrova, Totka Mitova, Plamen Ivanov, Svetla Marinova
      Pages 181-191
    7. Shuang Wu, Peng Yuan, Shujie Wang, Junzhe Tan, Dongwang Chen, Omer Rauf
      Pages 193-206
    8. Junzhe Tan, Shujie Wang, Peng Yuan, Dandan Wang, Hepan Ji
      Pages 207-226
    9. Bingchen Liang, Zhaoyan Xu, Hongda Shi, Fei Fan
      Pages 227-245
  3. Utilization of Waste

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Qiu-Yun Zheng, Xin-Rong Zhang, Shuang Han
      Pages 293-306
    3. Teodora P. Popova, Botjo S. Zaharinov, Adelina Gentcheva, M. Pejtchinova, S. M. Marinova-Garvanska, Bayko D. Baykov
      Pages 329-337
    4. Elena Zlatareva, Svetla Marinova, Bayko Baykov, Totka Mitova, Vera Petrova, Viktor Kolchakov
      Pages 339-349

About this book


An in-depth collection of 45 selected papers as presented at the Global Conference on Global Warming 2014 in Beijing, China, this book covers a wide variety of topics from the main principles of thermodynamics and their role in design, analysis, and the improvements in performance of energy systems to the potential impact of global warming on human health and welfare. With energy, contributing to global warming and climate change, this work provides solutions to global warming from the point of view of energy. Incorporating multi-disciplinary knowledge and solutions, this book provides a platform for the analysis of new developments in the area of global warming and climate change and potential energy solutions including renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy storage, hydrogen production, CO2 capture and environmental impact assessment. The research and analysis presented herein will prove useful to international scientists, researchers, engineers, policy makers and others that focus on global warming and its potential solutions.


Carbon Control Energy Efficiency Global Conference on Global Warming 2014 Low Grade Energy Renewable Energy Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

  • XinRong Zhang
    • 1
  • Ibrahim Dincer
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of OntarioOshawaCanada

About the editors

Dr. Xin-Rong Zhang works intensively at the interdisciplinary academic and engineering areas of thermal sciences. He has made significant contributions to the low-grade heat area through numerous conceptual innovation, methodology development and technical inventions. Particularly, he proposed the concept of low-grade heat source driven transcritical CO2 power generation cycle for a better environmental protection and a higher energy utilization efficiency. Through 15 year’s continuous efforts, his invention on the CO2 vapor compression heat pumps and low- grade transcritical CO2 power generation systems have been translated into engineering application. Dr. Zhang’s other noteworthy contribution include new solar thermal, new thermal energy storage technology, new heat transfer optimization method and low-grade heat drying and dehydration etc..
    For the recent years, Dr. Zhang’s academic career mainly focused on the following, renewable thermal energy (solar, waste heat, geothermal, nuclear thermal...), refrigeration, heat pump, advanced energy conversion, energy efficiency improvement, phase change, multi-scale heat transfer etc. He published more than 120 International Journal papers. More than 50 patents have been authorized. He has graduated more than 30 Ph.D or master degrees students in the energy and the related areas. 
Dr.Ibrahim Dincer is a full professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at UOIT. He is Vice President for Strategy in International Association for Hydro Energy (IAHE) and works in the area of sustainable energy technologies he has authored and co-authored numerous books and book chapters, more than 1000 refereed journal and conference papers, and many technical meetings. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops and technical meetings. He has delivered more than 250 keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor, regional editor, and editorial board member on various prestigious international journals. He is a recipient of several research, teaching and service awards, including the Premier’s research excellence award in Ontario, Canada in 2004. He has made innovative contributions to the understanding and development of sustainable energy technologies and their implementation. He has actively been working in the areas of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and his group has developed various novel technologies/methods/etc.

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