Energy

The energy, exergy and economic analysis of indirect type solar dryer (ITSD) was performed while drying green chilli under forced and natural convection. Fans powered by PV panels were used for forced convection setup. The collector and drying efficiencies of the forced convection dryer were found to be 63.3% and 10.4% and the same was 53.84% and 8.90% in natural convection ITSD, respectively. The specific moisture extraction rate (SMER) of green chilli in ITSD was found to be 0.6526 and 0.5603 kg/kW-h under forced and natural convection, respectively.
This paper provides a methodology for the holistic analysis of hybrid renewable energy systems in rural communities. 
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Electrification, Accelerating the Energy Transition, 2021, Pages 3-24

This book chapter advances SDG 7 by introducing electrification as a megatrend directly shaping not only the energy system but also society, global development, and energy politics internationally. In particular, it highlights the potential for electrification as a master solution for an accelerated transition to climate neutrality
This chapter advances SDGs 6 & 7 by presenting membrane technologies that can be used to purify wastewater and produce biomass for energy.
This chapter advances SDGs 6 & 7 by discussing how to convert gelatinous industry wastewater into useful chemicals and fuels.
This chapter advances SDGs 6 & 7 by critically examining the recent developments, opportunities, market possibilities, and barriers in resource recovery in wastewater treatment plants.
This chapter advances SDG 7, 11, and 13 by presenting the different ways valorizing agricultural residues for energy production, as a sustainable alternative to carbon emitting fossil fuels, while simultaneously reducing agricultural waste products.
To limit global warming to well-below 2°C (WB2C), fossil fuels must be replaced by low-carbon energy sources. Support for this transition is often dampened by the impact on fossil fuel jobs. Previous work shows that pro-climate polices could increase employment by 20 million net energy jobs, but these studies rely on Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) jobs data, assumptions about jobs in non-OECD countries, and a single baseline assumption.
Owing to its versatility, biomass can be used for a range of CO2 mitigation and removal options. The recent adoption of end-of-century temperature targets at the global scale, along with mid-century economy-wide net zero emission targets in Europe, has boosted demand forecasts for this valuable resource. Given the limited nature of sustainable biomass supply, it is important to understand most efficient uses of biomass, both in terms of avoided CO2 emissions (i.e., substituted energy and economic services) and CO2 removal.
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