Handbook of Research on Renewable Energy and Electric Resources for Sustainable Rural Development

Handbook of Research on Renewable Energy and Electric Resources for Sustainable Rural Development

Valeriy Kharchenko (Federal Scientific Agroengineering Center VIM, Russia) and Pandian Vasant (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: January, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 672
ISBN13: 9781522538677|ISBN10: 1522538674|EISBN13: 9781522538684|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3867-7


This title is an IGI Global Core Reference for 2019 as it is one of the best-selling reference books of 2018 within the Environmental, Agricultural, and Physical Sciences subject area, containing emerging research on electric resources and renewable energy sources, photovoltaic (pv) solar, thermal modules, and related topics. Due to the publication's international perspectives it a critical resource outlining the advanced achievements in the field of electro-technologies and as such, it has been accepted for its’ comprehensive coverage in Scopus.

The Handbook of Research on Renewable Energy and Electric Resources for Sustainable Rural Development is a critical scholarly resource that examines efficient use of electric resources and renewable energy sources which have a positive impact on sustainable development. Featuring coverage on cogeneration thermal modules, photovoltaic (pv) solar, and renewable energy systems (RES) application practices, this publication is geared towards academics, practitioners, professionals, and upper-level students interested in the latest research on renewable energy and electric resources for sustainable rural development.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Biological Objects Reactions Management
  • Cogeneration
  • Electric Pulse Cultivation
  • Energy Saving Systems
  • PV Solar
  • RES Application Practices
  • Small Hydropower Plants
  • Thermal Treatments

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Valeriy Kharchenko is a researcher and consultant in a wide range of energy saving fields, including energy policy at national and international level, energy RTD strategy, RUE and RES. Education 1994 - 1995 Tacis Training Programme (Manager in energy) 1994 Tashkent State Technical University, Uzbekistan (professor) 1987 State Higher Training Courses on Patenting and Invention (Certificate with distinction) 1987 Institute of Electronics, Moscow (Doctor of Engineering Sciences Degree) 1969 Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Novosibirsk (Candidate of Chemistry Degree) 1956 - 1961 Tashkent Polytechnic Institute (Technical University) (?echnology engineer) International activity experience: 1994-1996 –counterpart expert in the Project of EU “Monitoring and evaluation of the energy (non-nuclear) projects implementation in Uzbekistan” ( carried out by European companies); 1998-2000 - the expert for evaluation of submitted proposals INTAS (ID 716); 1996-2000 –senior expert of the Central Asia Energy Advisory Group (a project under the EC DG XVII’s SYNERGY Programme) with obligations included duties for formation of expert groups, peering and estimation of their reports and preparing general Interim and Final annual reports; 2000-2001 years -UNDP Program, Global Environmental Facility, Government of Uzbekistan (Joint Project UZB/98/G42/A/1G/99), expert at the premises. Among of obligations - evaluation and reception of reports of local expert groups on various aspects of the organization of heating and hot water supply system of Tashkent city Area of Scientific activity. Development of new technological approaches for superpure silicon fabrication, improvement of silicon epitaxial layers technology, application of silicon layers in various devices, including PV cells, application of installations on the basis of solar cells in practice, development of new approaches for production of silicon for solar cells, application of a solar energy for electricity and heat producrion; Participation in a number of international projects of the Eurocommission and UNDP on an energy policy, energy saving (RUE) and renewable energy sources (RES), works on increase of efficiency of use of energy in systems of heating and hot water supply.
Dr. Pandian Vasant is a senior lecturer at Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science and Information Technology, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Malaysia. He holds PhD (UNEM, Costa Rica) in Computational Intelligence, MSc (UMS, Malaysia, Engineering Mathematics) and BSc (2nd Class Upper-Hons in Mathematics, UM, Malaysia) in Mathematics. His research interests include Soft Computing, Hybrid Optimization, Holistic Optimization, Innovative Computing and Applications. He has co-authored research papers and articles in national journals, international journals, conference proceedings, conference paper presentation, and special issues lead guest editor, lead guest editor for book chapters’ project, conference abstracts, edited books, keynote lecture and book chapters (190 publications indexed in SCOPUS). In the year 2009, Dr. Pandian Vasant was awarded top reviewer for the journal Applied Soft Computing (Elsevier), awarded outstanding reviewer in the year 2015 for ASOC (Elsevier) journal and Top reviewer for Sentinels of Science: Computer Science (Oct. 2015 - Sept. 2016). He has 26 years of working experience at the various universities from 1989-2017. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief of IJCO, IJSIEC, IEM, IJEOE Associate Editor IJFSA, Editor of GJTO, member of American Mathematical Society, MERLIN, and NAVY Research Groups. H-Index SCOPUS Citations = 37, H-Index Google Scholar = 26, i10 index = 91.

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