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Environmentally-Benign Energy Solutions

  • Ibrahim Dincer
  • Can Ozgur Colpan
  • Mehmet Akif Ezan


  • Presents cutting-edge information on and applications in exergy, energy, and environmental issues

  • Provides a wealth of engineering applications and case studies

  • Includes exercises and problems to foster critical thinking

Conference proceedings

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Environmental Issues and Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ebru Güller, Ayça Tokuç, Gülden Köktürk, Kutluğ Savaşır
      Pages 3-37
    3. Atilla G. Devecioğlu, Vedat Oruç
      Pages 87-96
    4. Kürşad Derinkuyu, Mehmet Güray Güler
      Pages 155-175
    5. Yunus Emre Yuksel
      Pages 177-190
    6. Nasreen Bano, Tanzila Younas, Fabiha Shoaib, Dania Rashid, Naqi Jaffri
      Pages 191-208
  3. Renewables and Waste Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. Tülay Güngören Madenoğlu, Nasim Jalilnejad Falizi, Habibe Serez, Nalan Kabay, Aslı Güneş, Rajeev Kumar et al.
      Pages 229-245
    3. Burak Goksu, Murat Bayraktar, Murat Pamik
      Pages 247-258
    4. Olgun Konur, Suleyman Aykut Korkmaz, Onur Yuksel, Yigit Gulmez, Anil Erdogan, K. Emrah Erginer et al.
      Pages 259-272
    5. Mohamed-Abdelbassit Kheireddine, Amar Rouag, Adel Benchabane, Nora Boutif, Adnane Labed
      Pages 293-308

About these proceedings


This book provides high-quality research results and proposes future priorities for more sustainable development and energy security. It covers a broad range of topics on atmospheric changes, climate change impacts, climate change modeling and simulations, energy and environment policies, energy resources and conversion technologies, renewables, emission reduction and abatement, waste management, ecosystems and biodiversity, and sustainable development. Gathering selected papers from the 7th Global Conference on Global Warming (GCGW2018), held in Izmir, Turkey on June 24–28, 2018, it: 

  • Offers comprehensive coverage of the development of systems taking into account climate change, renewables, waste management, chemical aspects, energy and environmental issues, along with recent developments and cutting-edge information 
  • Highlights recent advances in the area of energy and environment, and the debate on and shaping of future directions and priorities for a better environment, sustainable development and energy security 
  • Provides a number of practical applications and case studies 
  • Is written in an easy-to-follow style, moving from the basics to advanced systems. 

Given its scope, the book offers a valuable resource for readers in academia and industry alike, and can be used at the graduate level or as a reference text for professors, researchers and engineers.


Renewable Energy Waste Management Energy Conversion and Storage Sustainable Transport Global Warming Energy Solutions

Editors and affiliations

  • Ibrahim Dincer
    • 1
  • Can Ozgur Colpan
    • 2
  • Mehmet Akif Ezan
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and Applied ScienceUniversity of Ontario Institute of TechnologyOshawaCanada
  2. 2.Dokuz Eylul UniversityBucaTurkey
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical EngineeringDokuz Eylul UniversityBucaTurkey

About the editors

Ibrahim Dincer is a Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering and programs Director in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Renowned for his pioneering works, he has authored and co-authored many books and book chapters, over 1000 refereed journal and conference papers, and numerous technical reports. He has chaired many national and international conferences, symposia, workshops, and technical meetings. He is the founding chair/co-chair of various well-established international conferences, including the International Exergy, Energy, and Environment Symposium. He has delivered over 300 keynote and invited lectures. He is an active member of various international scientific organizations and societies, and serves as Editor-in-Chief for International Journal of Energy Research, International Journal of Exergy, and International Journal of Global Warming, as well as 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 exergy analysis of advanced energy systems for his so-called five main pillars: (1) better efficiency, (2) better cost-effectiveness, (3) better environment, (4) better sustainability, and (5) better energy security. He was the chair of a new technical group in ASHRAE named Exergy Analysis for Sustainable Buildings.

C. Ozgur Colpan is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University. His research topics include thermodynamic analysis, renewable energy, multiphysics modeling and experimental characterization of fuel cells. He has co-authored 4 books and book chapters and several journal publications. He has contributed as technical chair and organizing committee member in several international conferences.

M. Akif Ezan is Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Dokuz Eylul University. He got his Ph.D. degree at the same university in 2011. His research interests are thermodynamics, heat transfer and fluid dynamics.

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