Sustainable Energy and the Environment: A Clean Technology Approach

  • N.D. Kaushika
  • K.S. Reddy
  • Kshitij Kaushik

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 1-15
  3. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 17-29
  4. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 31-42
  5. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 43-60
  6. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 61-76
  7. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 77-83
  8. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 85-105
  9. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 107-120
  10. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 121-137
  11. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 139-152
  12. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 153-172
  13. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 173-196
  14. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 197-209
  15. N. D. Kaushika, K. S. Reddy, Kshitij Kaushik
    Pages 211-235
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 237-242

About this book

Introduction

This book emerges from the recognition that energy, environment and ecosystems are dynamically and inextricably connected. The energy environment system must be addressed in its totality, so that we can devise sustainable solutions that incorporate both economic growth and environmental conservation. No single clean energy source will sustain long-term energy security, and fossil fuels will remain prominent in the mix of energy sources for several decades to come. Energy solutions, therefore, must employ a broad and diverse range of approaches, including cleaner fossil fuel technologies, and an affordable transition to greener power generation employing waste, water and renewable resources. Moreover, adapting to this changing global energy picture will require a transformational shift in the ways we use and deliver energy services. 
The authors begin with a broad introductory chapter on sustainable energy and the environment, classifying energy resources, cataloging environmental degradations, and outlining the concepts and practices of sustainability. In Chapters Two and Three, they summarize the basic constituents of the environment, the biosphere and its natural cycles, and offer a model of Earth’s planetary temperatures and the greenhouse effect. Chapters Four and Five outline conventional energy and power systems, and related environmental degradations. The next several chapters cover clean coal technologies for power generation, and discuss sustainable energy and power technologies based on both thermal and photovoltaic solar energy, along with biomass and wind. The final chapters examine in depth the management of waste and water, pollution control and energy conservation. 

The book introduces a unique approach to sustainability and energy conservation which emphasizes the relationships between underlying scientific principles and practical applications employed in engineering solutions. All this is offered in a form that matches the requirements of college-level environmental science and engineering courses.

Keywords

Clean Power Generation Climate Change and Bio-diversity Energy Efficiency Energy and Power Technology Sustainability and Environment Waste Disposal

Authors and affiliations

  • N.D. Kaushika
    • 1
  • K.S. Reddy
    • 2
  • Kshitij Kaushik
    • 3
  1. 1.World College of Technology & MgmntGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.Dept of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology MadrasChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Sky PowerTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29446-9
  • Copyright Information Capital Publishing Company 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29444-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29446-9
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