Exponential growth of the worldwide population requires increasing amounts of water, food, and energy. However, as the quantity of available fresh water and energy sources directly affecting cost of food production and transportation diminishes, technological solutions are necessary to secure sustainable supplies. In direct response to this reality, this book focuses on the water-energy-food nexus and describes in depth the challenges and processes involved in efficient water and energy production and management, wastewater treatment, and impact upon food and essential commodities. The book is organized into 4 sections on water, food, energy, and the future of sustainability, highlighting the interplay among these topics. The first section emphasizes water desalination, water management, and wastewater treatment. The second section discusses cereal processing, sustainable food security, bioenergy in food production, water and energy consumption in food processing, and mathematical modeling for food undergoing phase changes. The third section discusses fossil fuels, biofuels, synthetic fuels, renewable energy, and carbon capture. Finally, the book concludes with a discussion of the future of sustainability, including coverage of the role of molecular thermodynamics in developing processes and products, green engineering in process systems, petrochemical water splitting, petrochemical approaches to solar hydrogen generation, design and operation strategy of energy-efficient processes, and the sustainability of process, supply chain, and enterprise.

part I|180 pages


part II|94 pages


chapter 4|13 pages

Advances in Cereal Processing: An Approach for Energy and Water Conservation

ByP. Srinivasa Rao, Soumya Ranjan Purohit, Lakshmi E. Jayachandran

chapter 5|24 pages

Clean Energy Technologies for Sustainable Food Security

ByAprajeeta Jha, P. P. Tripathy

chapter 6|14 pages

Bioenergy and Food Production: Appropriate Allocation for Future Development

ByNishith B. Desai, Santanu Bandyopadhyay

chapter 7|14 pages

Uses of Water and Energy in Food Processing

ByMohammad Shafiur Rahman, Nasser Al-Habsi

chapter 8|25 pages

A General Model for Food Cooking Undergoing Phase Changes

ByDavide Papasidero, Sauro Pierucci, Flavio Manenti, Laura Piazza

part III|358 pages


part IV|118 pages

Sustainable Future

chapter 13|26 pages

The Role of Molecular Thermodynamics in Developing Industrial Processes and Novel Products That Meet the Needs for a Sustainable Future

ByIoannis G. Economou, Panagiotis Krokidas, Vasileios K. Michalis, Othonas A. Moultos, Ioannis N. Tsimpanogiannis, Niki Vergadou

chapter 14|16 pages

Green Engineering in Process Systems: Case Study of Chloromethanes Manufacturing

ByChintan Savla, Ravindra Gudi

chapter 15|24 pages

Fundamental Aspect of Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

ByGyan Prakash, Sharma Arun, Prakash Upadhyay, Dilip Kumar Behara, Sri Sivakumar, Raj Ganesh S. Pala

chapter 16|26 pages

Photoelectrochemical Approaches to Solar-H2 Generation

ByGyan Prakash Sharma, Arun Prakash Upadhyay, Dilip Kumar Behara, Sri Sivakumar, Raj Ganesh S. Pala

chapter 17|20 pages

Design and Operating Strategy Innovations for Energy-Efficient Process Operation

ByNitin Ojasvi, Nitin Kaistha

chapter 18|14 pages

Evaluating Sustainability of Process, Supply Chain, and Enterprise: A Bio-Based Industry Case Study

ByIskandar Halim, Arief Adhitya, R. Srinivasan