About the Book
This book presents select peer-reviewed proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development in Energy and Environment (ICSDEE) 2019. The focus is on novel research in renewable energy resources and environmental issues and their implementation in augmenting sustainable development. This book includes chapters on solutions to problems faced by countries across the globe in the energy sector, pollution treatment processes, and other socially relevant topics like the possibility of extracting energy from the inexhaustible waste stream, waste disposal, waste management etc. This book will be useful for students, researchers as well as professionals interested in sustainable technologies, green energy, and biotechnology.
About the Author: Dr. Sivasubramanian is currently Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, NIT Calicut. He obtained his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai in 1993. His M.Tech. and PhD was also from Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai. He also obtained an MBA in Operations Management from IGNOU in 2002. He worked as a Senior Plant Engineer in M/s. Tamil Nadu Explosives Ltd., Katpadi, Vellore for five years (1995-2000). Later he joined as Teaching Research Associate in Department of Chemical Engineering, Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai in 2001. After completing his PhD, he worked as Lecturer in Alagappa College of Technology for two years (2005-2007) and moved to NIT Calicut in 2007. His research interests include fluidization, hydrodynamics, mass transfer, biochemical engineering, environmental engineering, industrial effluent treatment, energy engineering, nanoparticles, biofuels, bio-separation, bio-plastics and dye decolourization. He has conducted various Workshop and Conferences to promote research activities. He has published more than 50 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented many papers in conferences on topics related to energy and environment like development and use of magnetic bio-composite for water treatment, energy-efficient alternative to conventional distillation process, electro-coagulation for dye industry wastewater treatment, development of biodegradable plastics, biogas production through anaerobic digestion of food waste, green diesel production, and inulin-based biofuel. Dr. A. Pugazhendhi is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environment and Labour Safety, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is the Head of Innovative Green Product Synthesis and Renewable Environment Research Group. He obtained his PhD in Environmental Biotechnology from Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, India. During PhD period he was awarded the 'Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship (CCSP)' fellowship by the Canadian Government (Canada). He then worked for the Post-doctoral Researcher, Daegu University, South Korea for 1.5 years and he managed the Biohydrogen research. Thereafter, he joined Ton Duc Thang University as a lecturer and worked there between 2017 and 2019. And he promoted as an Assistant Professor at the same University. He is an Editorial Board Member of Nature Scientific Reports. His research interests include the development of biological processes (Waste to Energy) for Biofuels (Biohydrogen, Biodiesel, Bioethanol, Biobutanol, Bioplastics), wastewater and waste gas treatment, resource recovery of metals, Nanoparticles. He has published over 140 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings volumes, and also contributed several chapters to books. His university teaching is mainly on Wastewater Treatment and Environmental Pollution. Dr. I Ganesh Moorthy is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Madurai. He completed his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from Erode Sengunthar Engineering College, Erode and his M. Tech in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli. He received his PhD from Anna University, Chennai. His current areas of research include statistical and stochastical modelling and optimization, bioprocess modelling, enzyme engineering, bioremediation, bioenergy, environmental biotechnology and industrial effluent treatment. He has completed many funded projects and is currently associated with the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. He has published 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 100 articles in national and international conferences, on topics related to energy and environment. He has also contributed a few book chapters in the field of energy and environment. He has one patent granted and filed one patent. He organized many workshops, conferences to promote research activities among students. He is also a reviewer in 12 international peer-reviewed journals such as Biomass and Bioenergy, Trends in Food Science and Technology, Food Research International, Carbohydrate Polymers, Process Biochemistry, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Alexandria Engineering Journal, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Polish Journal of Chemical Technology, International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Journal of Molecular liquids and Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology. He acted as a session chair in many international and national conferences.