Energy Management: Conservation and Audit discusses the energy scenario, including energy conservation, management, and audit, along with the methodology supported by industrial examples. Energy economics of systems has been elaborated with concepts of life cycle assessment and costing, and rate of return. Topics such as energy storage, co-generation, and waste heat recovery to energy efficiency have discussed. The challenges faced in conserving energy sources (steam and electricity) have elaborated along with the improvements in the lighting sector. Further, it covers optimization procedures for the development in the industry related to energy conservation. The researchers, senior undergraduate, and graduate students focused on Energy Management, Sustainable Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Audits, and Energy Conservation. This book covers current information related to energy management and includes energy audit and review all the leading equipment (boilers, CHP, pumps, heat exchangers) as well as procedural frameworks (energy audits, action planning, monitoring). It includes energy production and management from an industrial perspective, along with highlighting the various processes involved in energy conservation and auditing in various sectors and associated methods. It also explores future energy options and directions for energy security and sustainability.
Dr. Anil Kumar is associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering, Delhi Technological
University, Delhi, India. He has completed his PhD in solar energy from Centre for Energy Studies,
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India in the year 2007. He was a postdoctoral researcher at
Energy Technology Research Center, department of mechanical engineering, faculty of engineering,
Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla, Thailand in the discipline of energy technology from
June 2015 to May 2017. He has also served as assistant professor at Energy Centre, Maulana Azad
National Institute of Technology Bhopal, India from
2010 to 2018, and assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering,
University Institute of Technology, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya,
Bhopal, India from 2005 to 2010. His nature of experience is teaching and research
(science, technology, society, and sustainable development). His areas of specializations
are; energy technology, renewable energy, solar energy applications, energy
economics, heat transfer, natural rubber sheet drying, and environmental issues.
He has successfully completed many research funded projects in these areas. He has
more than 14 years of experience in the field of energy technology. He has published
115 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 75 papers in the international/
national conferences proceeding. His paper is being cited in all the reputed relevant
journals. He has received more than 2500 citations and h index is 28. He has developed
thin-layer drying model with his student in 2014. It is known as "Prakash and
Kumar model." This model is being used and cited by so many researchers around
He has also published eight books with international/national publishers. He has
also filed and published three patents-one in the solar dryer and another in the solar
photovoltaic thermal collector. He has supervised 7 PhD scholars and 32 master students.
Dr. Kumar has visited countries namely UK, Thailand, and Malaysia. He has
received various awards and appreciation from reputed sources. Some of them are
* Commendable Research Award 2019: For publishing quality research
paper in Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India.
* Research Excellence Award 2016: The researcher has Top 20 Publications
from the Web of Science database, honored by Dr. Chusak Limsakul,
President Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand.
* Appreciation for outstanding service in the reviewers' committee and
active reviewers during the year 2015-2017 from International Institute of
Engineers, Kolkata and Elsevier.
* Best Paper Award in Global Conference on Energy and Sustainable
Development (GCESD 2015), February 24-26, 2015 at Coventry University
Technology Park, Puma Way, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 2TT.
Dr. Om Prakash is working as assistant professor in the department of mechanical engineering, Birla
Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India. This university is the premier leading technical
university in India, which is established in 1955 by Mr. B. M. Birla. A premier technical institute and
deemed University. Total number of registered students across all centers-more than 10,000.
Doctoral students-150. Programs offered-Undergraduate, Postgraduate, and Doctoral. He has
published about 60 research papers in international/national journals, international/national conferences
and book chapters. He has also published two patents. He has published three edited
books. He has developed one unique mathematical model namely "Prakash and
Kumar model." He has one government funded project of 18.5 lakhs. He is the
reviewer in many reputed international journals. He is working in the field of renewable
energy, energy and environment, renewable energy, solar energy applications,
heat transfer, and energy economics.
Dr. Prashant Singh Chauhan is head of the department
of mechanical engineering, Gaya College of
Engineering, Gaya, Bihar, India. He has completed
his PhD (2017) and MTech (2011) from department
of energy (Energy Centre), Maulana Azad National
Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India. He was a
postdoctoral researcher in the department of
mechanical engineering, faculty of engineering,
Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand.
He has also served as assistant professor in the
department of mechanical engineering, People's
College of Research and Technology, People's
University, Bhopal, India from 2011 to 2013. His
nature of experience is teaching and research in the field of energy, technology and
sustainable development. His areas of specializations are renewable energy, solar
energy applications, energy technology, heat transfer, and environment. He has completed
many student research projects in these areas. He has more than 7 years of
experience in the field of energy. He has published 10 papers in international peerreviewed
journals, 6 papers in the international/national conferences proceeding and
one book chapter. His paper is being cited in all the reputed relevant journals. He has
received more than 160 citations and the h index by Google Scholar is 6. He has one
ongoing research project funded by AICTE and NPIU-MHRD of Rs. 20.92 Lakhs.
He has supervised 15 BTech students. He is a reviewer of many reputed international
journals (Elsevier, Taylor Francis, and Springer, etc.).
Dr. Samsher has completed his PhD from the department of mechanical engineering, Indian
Institute of Technology Delhi, India in 2005. At present, he is a professor and has additional charge of
Registrar and Controller of Finance in Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India. He is having
a vast experience of 33 years in academics, research, and industries. He has also worked as a director,
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, (Ministry of Electronics and Information
Technology, GOI), Delhi, professor in National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India, and deputy
director in National Power Training Institute, Faridabad, India and Engineer in National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
India. He has also been a member of Academic Council and Board of Management,
Delhi Technological University, Delhi. His areas of specializations are thermal engineering,
power plant engineering, energy technology, and renewable energy. He has
published more than 70 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and proceedings.
He has supervised 5 PhD scholars, 17 masters' students. Prof. Samsher has
visited countries namely USA, UK, Mexico, Singapore, and Malaysia for academic
and research purposes. He has received various awards and appreciation from
reputed sources, such as, "Commendable Research Award" for publishing quality
research paper in DTU, Delhi in 2018, "Consistency High Performance Awards" in
NPTI in 2000, "Scroll of Honour" in NPTI in 2000, and "Subject Prize" by Institution
of Engineers (India) in 2011.