Chaouki Ghenai

A. ProfessorUniversity of SharjahUnited Arab Emirates

Chaouki Ghenai is an Associate Professor at the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (SREE) Department, College of Engineering; the Coordinator of the Sustainable Energy Development Research Group at the Research Institute of Science and Engineering (RISE); and the Chairman of the Research Funding Department at the Ofice of Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Sharjah. Dr. Ghenai has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Orleans University, France. Before joining the University of Sharjah, He worked at Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, University of Los Angeles California, Kansas State University, and Cornell University. Dr. Ghenai research interests are renewable energy, energy eficiency, energy conversion systems, combustion, biofuels, alternative fuels, clean combustion technologies, waste to energy, sustainability, eco-design, energy-water nexus, energy planning and climate change mitigation assessment, modeling and simulation of micro gird power systems and air pollution. Dr. Ghenai has more than 100 papers published in journals,conferences, books, and book chapters.

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Air conditioning system is one of the major consumers of electrical energy in many parts of the world today. It represents between 40 and 70% of the energy consumption in commercial buildings. The demand of energy for air conditioning systems is expected to increase further in the next decades due to the population growth, the new economic boom, and the urbanization development. The rapid growth of air conditioning and electricity consumption will contribute further to climate change if fossil and nonrenewable resources are used. More energy-efficient and renewable energy-based air conditioning systems to accomplish space cooling are needed. This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in sustainable air conditioning technologies and focus on the most recent research and development on green air conditioning systems including energy-efficient and renewable energy-based air conditioning systems.

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