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xxviii, 407 p. : ill.
  • Dedications Preface Acknowledgements Editor List of Contributors Chapter 1. Elements of Sustainability and Bioremediation Ackmez Mudhoo and Romeela Mohee Chapter 2. Natural Attenuation R. Ryan Dupont Chapter 3. Anaerobic Digestion Processes Steven I. Safferman, Dana M. Kirk Louis L. Faivor, Wei Wu-Haan Chapter 4. Biosurfactants: Synthesis, Properties and Applications in Environmental Bioremediation Ramkrishna Sen, Ackmez Mudhoo and Gunaseelan, D. Chapter 5. Phytoremediation: An Efficient Approach for Bioremediation of Organic and Metallic Ions Pollutants Divya Gupta, Lalit Kumar Singh, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu Chapter 6. Bioleaching Leo G. Leduc and Garry D. Ferroni Chapter 7. Biosorption of Heavy Metals - New Perspectives Teresa Taveres and Hugo Figueiredo Chapter 8. Biofiltration: Essentials, Research and Applications Smita Raghuvanshi, Subhajit Majumder and Suresh Gupta Chapter 9. Modeling and Implementation of Sustainable Remediation Based on Bioventing Hillel Rubin, Eran Rubin, and Holger Schuttrumpf Chapter 10. Bioremediation of Xenobiotics Kamal Saxena, Gajendra Kumar Aseri, Ashish Deep Gupta and Vikash Babu Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118062845 20160609
Bioremediation and Sustainability is an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of research and applications for some of the most important low-cost, "green, " emerging technologies in chemical and environmental engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118062845 20160609
1 online resource (152 pages) : color illustrations, charts, photographs, tables.
The book offers a thorough guide to ecological building design and sustainable construction methods. The authors provide an overview of the most relevant databases and certification standards for building products and illustrate how a Life Cycle Analysis is conducted. They identify key ways of optimising the planning process in line with ecological criteria, while offering advice for the selection of building materials and elements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783955532390 20160802
xiii, 294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Preface ix Acknowledgments xiii 1 The Importance of Rainwater Harvesting 1 Water Capital 2 A Brief History of Centralized Water Systems 6 New Approach to Centralization--Decentralized Rainwater Systems 9 Examples from Around the World 11 India 11 Germany 13 The United States 16 Policy Issues and Sustainability 20 Water and Energy Savings 20 Response to Drought Conditions 23 Privatization and Relocation 25 Valuing Water Resources 25 History and Early Codes 25 Source 26 Value and Water Rates 27 Return on Investment 28 Challenges, Education, and Paradigm Shifts 34 Stereotypes and Preconceptions 34 Rainwater Technical Standard 34 Water Quality 35 Paradigm Shift 35 Endnotes 37 2 System Planning and Policies 39 Benefits That Drive Rainwater Harvesting Systems 39 Planning a System 40 Step 1: Identifying System Goals 46 Step 2: Codes, Standards, and Guidelines 49 Step 3: Incentive Programs and Rating Systems 63 Step 4: Educating and Involving the Stakeholders in the Design Process 71 Step 5: Putting It All Together 73 Endnotes 76 3 Water for Thirsty Buildings 79 Rainwater: Calculating Collection and Use 79 Step 1: Creating a Water Audit 82 Step 2: Calculating Annual Rainwater Supply 83 Step 3: Calculating Demand 89 Building Sectors, Sizes, and Demands 91 Small Office 91 Schools in Different Climate Regions 93 Step 4: Cistern Sizing 100 Alternative Water Sources 103 Other Wastewater and Recirculated Water 103 Plumbing Design and The Myth of Unlimited Water Supply 108 Thoughtful Planning Brings Success 111 Endnotes 113 4 System Elements 115 Integrated Approach 115 Opportunities for an Integrated Approach 117 1. Collection/Catchment Surface (Roof or Other) 118 2. Conveyance (Gutters and Downspouts) 123 Dry Conveyance versus Wet Conveyance 124 Sizing and Numbers 125 Aesthetics/Functions/Budget 126 Conveyance Functions 128 Conveyance Budget 128 3. Prestorage Filtration and Debris Exclusion 128 Prestorage Filter Types and Applications 128 Downspout Filters 130 Basket Filter 131 Centrifugal Filters 132 Cascading Debris Excluders 133 Prestorage Filtration Devises 134 Filter Sizes 134 How Components Help Merge the Goals of Rainwater and Stormwater 134 4. Storage 135 Aboveground Tanks 138 Belowground Tanks 139 Factors to Consider 140 5. Distribution 141 1. Pressurization 141 2. Filtration 141 3. Disinfection 143 4. Contoller 143 5. Automatic Protected Bypass 144 6. Makeup Supply 145 Integration, Thoughtful Planning, and Continuing Education Are the Keys to Success 147 Endnotes 149 5 Maintenance and Safety 151 Water Quality of a Rainwater System 151 Sources of Pollutants 155 Fate and Transport of Pollutants in a Rainwater Harvesting System 158 Microbial Contamination 162 Addressing Water Quality for Various End Uses 163 First Flush 164 Water Testing Protocols 169 Using a Bypass / Backup Water Supply 170 Maintenance Considerations 174 Case Studies--Cautionary Tales and Pilot Projects for Potable Water Systems 174 Summary of Design Recommendations 177 Conclusion 186 Endnotes 192 6 21st-Century Interviews 195 Stan Abbott 196 John Apostolopoulos 200 Alf Brandt 205 Bob Drew 209 Nicole Holmes 212 Bill Hunt 216 Lutz Johnen 222 Heather Kinkade 227 Kevin Kirsche 230 Billy Kniffen 233 Dennis Lye, PhD 237 Shawn Martin 245 Neal Shapiro 251 David Stooksbury 256 Dave Viola 259 Endnote 261 Appendix A 263 Appendix B 277 Index 283.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118410479 20160614
Water conservation is one of the most effective sustainable design practices, yet few professionals know how to collect and use rainwater effectively. Rainwater Harvesting the first comprehensive book on designing rainwater harvesting systems. It provides practical guidelines for developing a rainwater harvesting strategy, taking into account climate, public policies, environmental impact, and end uses. Case studies are included throughout. Rainwater Harvesting is a valuable reference for architects, landscape architects, and site engineers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118410479 20160614
Engineering Library (Terman)
1 online resource (ix, 431 pages) : illustrations Digital: text file. PDF.
This collection contains 45 peer-reviewed papers on industry regulation and sustainable development. Topics include: performance analysis in sustainable development; regulations and efficiency in construction; and collaboration models in green development.
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • 1. Geoenvironment management and sustainability
  • 2. Stressors and soil contamination
  • 3. Sustainable water management
  • 4. Industrial ecology and the geoenvironment
  • 5. Natural resources extraction : stressors and impact management
  • 6. Agricultural-based food production geoenvironment stressors
  • 7. Urbanization and the geoenvironment
  • 8. Coastal marine environment sustainability
  • 9. Contaminants and land environment sustainability indicators
  • 10. Geoenvironment impact mitigation and management
  • 11. Remediation and management of contaminated soil
  • 12. Sustainable ground improvement technique for geo-disaster mitigation
  • 13. Sustainable geoenvironmental engineering practice.
In the seven years since the publication of the first edition of Sustainable Practices in Geoenvironmental Engineering, the combination of population growth and increased exploitation of renewable and non-renewable natural resources has added increased stresses on the quality and health of the geoenvironment. This is especially true when viewed in the context of the growing demand for food and shelter, energy and mineral resources, and their resultant effects on the natural capital of the geoenvironment. Completely revised and updated, this second edition of a bestseller introduces and discusses the concept of "stressors" and their impacts on the geoenvironment. See What's New in the Second Edition: * Clear definition of the geoenvironment * New tools and remediation technologies, new management methods for geohazards, and enhanced coverage of social and economic sustainability * Innovative approaches and techniques for reaching geoenvironmental sustainability * More detail on treatment technologies, both in situ and ex situ * Discussion on the mitigation of geodisasters * Additional sections to discuss sustainability assessment protocols * Updated information on models for prediction of contaminant behavior The authors explore the technologies that take into account targets, exposure routes (if applicable), future land use, acceptable risks, legislation, and resultant emissions/discharges in establishing the criteria and tools for evaluating technologies and protocols for environmental management of the impacted land. They then discuss how to choose the correct ones to use in different situations to protect the quality and health of natural resource and capital of the geoenvironment and ensure that these geoenvironmental natural resources and capital remain available for future generations and to develop innovative and sustainable techniques to make land more stable and safer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781466588462 20160617
387 p., [2] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.
  • SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT Introduction Geoenvironment, Ecosystems, and Resources Geoenvironment as a Natural Resource Base WEHAB and the Geoenvironment Sustainability Concluding Remarks References CONTAMINATION AND GEOENVIRONMENTAL LAND MANAGEMENT Introduction Contamination and Geoenvironmental Impacts Wastes, Pollutants, and Threats Surface and Subsurface Soils Pollutant Transport and Land Contamination Geoenvironmental Land Management Concluding Remarks References SUSTAINABLE WATER MANAGEMENT Introduction Uses of Water and Its Importance Characterization of Water Quality, Management, and Monitoring Sustainable Water Treatment and Management Concluding Remarks References URBANIZATION AND THE GEOENVIRONMENT Introduction Land Uses by Urbanization Impact of Urbanization on WEHAB Impact Avoidance and Risk Minimization Mitigation and Remediation of Impacts Concluding Remarks References NATURAL RESOURCES EXTRACTION AND LAND USE IMPACTS Introduction Sulfide Minerals and Acid Mine Drainage Resource Extraction and Land Use Sustainable Land Use Remediation and Treatment of Mining Sites and Wastes Concluding Remarks References FOOD PRODUCTION AND THE GEOENVIRONMENT Introduction Land Use for Food Production Impact of Food Production on WEHAB Tools for Evaluating Sustainability in Agriculture Changes in Agricultural Practices to Reduce Impact Concluding Remarks References INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY AND THE GEOENVIRONMENT Concept of Industrial Ecology Industry Activities and Geoenvironmental Interactions Mineral Mining and Processing Downstream Industries Agro-Processing Industries Petrochemical and Chemical Industries Service Industries Contaminating Discharges and Wastes Concluding Remarks References COASTAL MARINE ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY Introduction Coastal Marine Environment and Impacts London Convention and Protocol Quality of Marine Sediments Rehabilitation of Coastal Marine Environment Creation of a Natural Purification System Sea Disposal of Waste Coastal Erosion Concluding Remarks References CONTAMINANTS AND TERRESTRIAL ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY INDICATORS Introduction Indicators Assessment of Interaction Impacts Pollutant Transport and Fate Surface Complexation and Partitioning Persistence and Fate Prediction of Transport and Fate of Pollutants Concluding Remarks References POLLUTANT IMPACT MITIGATION AND MANAGEMENT Introduction Soils for Pollution Mitigation and Control Natural Attenuation Capability of Soils Natural Attenuation and Impact Management Lines of Evidence Evidence of Success Engineered Mitigation Control Systems Concluding Remarks References TOWARD GEOENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY Introduction Exploitation and State of Renewable Natural Resources Water and Soil Quality Indicators Sustainability Attempts Concluding Remarks: Toward Geoenvironmental Sustainability References INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849328411 20160528
Industrialization, urbanization, agriculture, and resource exploitation are activities associated with a developing society. "Geoenvironmental Sustainability" focuses on such a society's geoenvironment and the natural capital that defines it. The book explains these elements in systematic detail, particularly with respect to their relationship to five thematic areas known as WEHAB: water and sanitation, energy, health, agriculture, and biodiversity - all factors identified as key areas of concern by the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). This significant reference addresses topics that include: land environment sustainability pertaining to its interaction with the impacts generated by industrial and urbanization activities - in particular with various waste discharges; the magnitude of the problem of urbanization and industries; nonrenewable natural resources, typical case histories, and examples of sustainability actions; and the geoenvironmental perspective of the present status of where we are in the geoenvironmental sustainability framework, with a view that points toward where we need to go. Providing a geoenvironmental perspective on the sustainability of the environment, "Geoenvironmental Sustainability" is an essential resource for those who are poised to meet the challenge of mitigating manmade threats associated with development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780849328411 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource (ix, 423 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Power Flow Application on an Air Vehicle Electrical Power System
  • Investigation Of Renewable Energy Sources For Airports
  • Investigation The Effect of Canola Methyl Ester on Cyclic Variaton Using Wavelet Analysis Method
  • A Comprehensive Review
  • Supportable, Sustainable & Affordable Air Platforms
  • Consumer Affect and Type of Water Recycling Projects
  • Sustainable Aviation Applications in Turkey
  • Investigation of the Vehicle Application of Fuel cell-Battery Hybrid Systems
  • Design of Solid State High Power Amplifiers for Leo Satellite Communication Systems
  • Different Efficiency Calculations Of A Combined Cycle Power Plant
  • Sustainability Assessment In Piston-Prop Helicopter Engine
  • Energy Efficiency Study On Air Cooled Condensers
  • Multi-Objective Optimization Of A Two-Stagemicro-Turbine For Combined Heat And Power Production
  • Buckling Analysis Of A Column With Rotational Springs At Both Ends In Aircraft Column
  • Emissions Prediction Of A Reverse Flow Combustor Using Network Models
  • "Performance Simulation Of Serviceable Stratospheric Balloon Control Using Matlab/Simulink"
  • Multi-Objective 4d Trajectory Optimisation For Online Strategic And Tactical Air Traffic Management
  • Physical Based Simulation Of A Gan High Electron Mobility Transistor Devices
  • Fault Detection, Isolation And Accommodation In Flight Control System Of A340-Airbus Aricraft
  • Mathematical Modelling Of A Tilt-Rotor By An Integral Method And Cfx Modelling By Ansys-Fluent
  • Modelling And Evaluation Of Persistent Contrail Formation Regions For Offline And Online Strategic Flight Trajectory Planning
  • In-Flight Icing Simulations On Airfoils
  • Arrival Traffic Sequence For Converging Runways
  • Energy Saving Via Integrated Passive and Active Main Rotor Morphing During Maneuvers
  • Pmu Deployment In Power System Oscillation Monitoring
  • Historical Development Of Uav Technologies In The World
  • Additive Manufacturing For Lightweight Aviation Parts
  • Investigation Of Airframe In Terms Of Aerodynamics
  • Flow Field Investigation Of Rib Roughened Serpantine Channel
  • Numerical Analysis of Active Control of Flow on a DBD Plasma Actuator Integrated Airfoil
  • Acoustic Control Of Flow Over NACA 2415 Aerofoil At Low Reynolds Numbers.
This expansive reference on the use of clean energy technologies in the aviation industry focuses on tools and solutions for maximizing the energy efficiency of aircrafts, airports, and other auxiliary components of air transit. Key topics range from predicting impacts of avionics and control systems to energy/exergy performance analyses of flight mechanics and computational fluid dynamics. The book includes findings both from experimental investigations and functional extant systems, ranging from propulsion technologies for aerospace vehicles to airport design to energy recovery systems. Engineers, researchers and students will benefit from the broad reach and numerous engineering examples provided.
xvi, 488 p.
Jointly organised by the European Commission and the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology in Spain (CDTI), the Aeronautics Days sixth edition u aeAerodays 2011AE u was held on 30th - 31st March and 1st April 2011 in the Palacio Municipal de Congresos of Madrid. It brought together 1400 delegates u policy makers, aerospace manufacturers, engineers, researchers and customers u to report and discuss the challenges and solutions for creating greener, safer, secure and competitive solutions for aeronautics and air transport in Europe. Highlights included aeFlightpath 2050AE, EuropeAEs vision for future aviation. The present book, published by the European Commission, brings together about 80 papers selected by a Scientific Advisory Committee with the intention to make broadly known the main themes and issues addressed on the occasion of this Convention. Given the strategic importance of the latter, these post-conference proceedings constitute a reference document providing an overview on aeronautical research within Europe more particularly devoted to Commission supported programmes and networks.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781614990635 20160612
1 online resource (xvi, 317 p.) : maps.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
xii, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: Technological Fixes. The Approach of Strategic Niche Management. SNM and Sustainable Development. Chapter 2: Nurtured Spaces. Why is there Under-Utilisation of Sustainable Technologies in Transport? The Structured Nature of Technological Change: Technological Regimes and Paradigms. Dynamics of Regime-Shifts. Defining Strategic Niche Management. Chapter 3: Promises for Sustainable Transport. Rudimentary Analysis of Landbased Passenger Transport Regime. Promising Niches for Passenger Transport. Promising Niches for Public Transport. Electrifying Mobility. Reconfiguring Mobility. Chapter 4: Experiments in Electrifying Mobility. The Early Years: Competition With Gasoline Cars. Strategies for Experiments. Rugen Island: Testing the Latest Components. The PIVCO Experience: Ecological Product Differentiation. La RocheLle: Market Differentiation. Mendrisio: New Mobility Option. Lessons from the Experiments. Chapter 5: Experiments in Reconfiguring Mobility. Competition Between Gasoline Cars and Public Transportation. Mixing Public and Private Transport - A New Trend? Experimenting Strategies. Portsmouth's Bike about Bicycle-Pool Scheme: Getting People out of their Cars. Camden's Accessible Sustainable Transport Integration (ASTI): Customising Public Transport. The Swiss Mobility Co-operative: Carsharing and Collective Car Ownership. Praxitele: Individualised Public Transport in France. Experimental Findings. Reconfiguring Mobility Revisited. Chapter 6: Strategic Niche Management. Experiments and Niche Development. Improving Experiments - the Managerial Lessons from SNM. What do the Cases Tell Us about SNM? SNM as a Tool for Transition. SNM as A Modern Tool of Governance. An Agenda for SNM Research and Niche Management.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415271172 20160528
  • Strategic niche management for sustainable transport-- towards a more sustainable passenger transport regime-- electrifying mobility - experiments with electric drive-- reconfiguring mobility.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415271165 20160528
Technological change is a central feature of modern societies and a powerful source for social change. There is an urgent task to direct these new technologies towards sustainability, but society lacks perspectives, instruments and policies to accomplish this. There is no blueprint for a sustainable future, and it is necessary to experiment with alternative paths that seem promising. Various new transport technologies promise to bring sustainability benefits. But as this book shows, important lessons are often overlooked because the experiments are not designed to challenge the basic assumptions about established patterns of transport choices. Learning how to organise the process of innovation implementation is essential if the maximum impact is to be achieved - it is here that strategic niche management offers new perspectives. The book uses a series of eight recent experiments with electric vehicles, carsharing schemes, bicycle pools and fleet management to illustrate the means by which technological change must be closely linked to social change if successful implementation is to take place. The basic divide between proponents of technological fixes and those in favour of behavioural change needs to be bridged, perhaps indicating a third way.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415271172 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 249 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
  • Contents Earth science and environmental protection The main source of agricultural non-point source pollution in the Yellow River and the classification of control measures Y. Hu, Q. Li & W. Chen Comparison of three mixed acid digestion methods for the accurate determination of heavy metal concentration in contaminated soil Y.M. Li, X.Y. Zhou, J. Yang, Y.X. Sun & S.Q. Liao Optimization research of air distribution with stratified air-conditioning in a large space building N. Pei, L. Wang, Z. Chang & G. Lv The spatial structure of urban-rural system and influence pattern in Shiyang River Basin W. Wei, P. Shi, J. Zhou & B. Xie Long-term effects on plasma androgen and antioxidative enzymes in testis after exposure to bisphenol A in male zebrafish (Danio rerio) H. Xu, X. Dong, Z. Zhang & X. Wu Study on purification effects of nitrogen and phosphorus by constructed wetlands system in Xi'an Q. Zhang, B. Shen, Q. Quan & J.K. Li Environmental problem analyses for cross border territories of former Soviet Union countries N. Mavlyanova, I. Denisov & V. Lipatov Screening of sulfide-oxidizing bacteria from sea cucumber breeding pond sediment D.S. Zhang, H. Li, Y. Liu & J. Song Performance of biological activated carbon treating norfloxacin from aqueous solutions X.D. Fan & X.K. Zhang Land use/land cover prediction based on land change modeler approach Y.Z. Shi, M.Y. Fan, H.J. Liu & X.F. Yang Research on fusion methods of TH-1 image Y. Zheng, Y. Song & X. Jia Influence of temperature and initial concentration on adsorption behavior of Cu(II) from aqueous solution by purified attapulgite J. Ren, D. Gou, F. Zhang, L. Tao & M. Zhang Performance test and analysis of vehicle equipment's horizontal earth electrodes under lightning environment X.-B. Qu, B.-H. Zhou, Y.-P. Fu, B. Liu & J.-P. Chen Resource management and sustainable ecological development. Effects of sand burial on growth and physiology of Anabasis aphylla in desert-oasis ecotone of south Junggar Basin, NW China M. Wang & G.M. Chu Root morphological and physiological responses of Alhagi sparsifolia to drought stress in the lower reaches of the Tarim River, China X. Ma, R. Zhang & M. Wang Effective method of permeability study in unsurveyed area N. Zhang, X.H. Su & H. Jiang Analysis of urban expansion and landscape characteristics in Shiyang River Basin-taking Liangzhou District of Wuwei city in China as an example W. Wei, P. Shi, J. Zhou, B. Xie & L. Lei Urban ecosystem services valuation: Progress and challenges L. Zhang, H. Cao, J. Li & L. Qu The viability of Sloping Land Conversion Program: A case study from China H. Han A comparative study of NDVI change in Shendong coalfield based on GIMMS dataset C. Ma, S. Tian, S. Xie, N. Zhao & Y. Yang Ecosystem services valuation with a socio-economic perspective: Case from Hubei, China L. Zhang, L. Qu & Y. Gao The legislation of Chinese energy and sustainable development X. Chen & J. Chen Analysis of landscape pattern change about grassland in Qinghai Lake Basin from 1987 to 2010 X. Zhang, K.-L. Chen, J.-M. Wang & Y.-H. Mao Low carbon urbanization development based on multiple objective programming G.-H. Wu, J. Mu & H.-S. Li Comparison of adoptive reuse of industrial buildings W. Gao, S.H. Wang, K. Yuan, D. Tong, X. Wan, G. Yu & J. Wang Study of safety evaluation on water resources W. Sun, N. Dong, A. Tian & A. Tian Hydrological processes of water resource conservation forest E. Liu Simulation of water droplet trajectory in icing research of aircraft Z.-H. Zhou, X. Yi, Y.-W. Gui & J.-M. Qu The case study of vacuum preloading to reinforce soft soil foundation for expressway Y. Zhuang & S.-B. Li Transient thermal analysis of the rotational tubby eddy current brake X.-J. Yang Sustainable development of China's rare earth resources K. Zhou & Y.-J. Teng Fire danger of interaction processes between local heat sources and condensed substances D.O. Glushkov, A.A. Shcherbinina & P.A. Strizhak Experimental analysis of the feasibility of polydisperse droplet water flow using at fire extinguishing P.A. Strizhak, R.S. Volkov & O.V. Vysokomornaya Experimental study on combustion characteristics of sludge H.-B. Lu, J. Yang & G.-Q. Su Evaluation of safety signs' effectiveness on the construction project scene based on cognitive process Q. Jia, X.-H. Zhou & X.-G. Zhu On theory of road slab design to resist frost-heave force caused by frozen roadbed in seasonal frost regions L. Song, L. Gao & B. Li Research on filtration efficiency of the wet fiber layer for mine dust X.-S. Chen, Y.-L. Zhang & Y.-H. Wang Sterilization of clothing infected by bacillus subtilis var. niger spore using disinfectant sparying coupled with heat effect Z.-G. Li, H.-L. Zhou & H.-J. Zhao Application of horizontal well multi-stage fracturing model in low-permeability gas reservoir Z.-L. Gao, T.-M. Yang & H.-F. Fan Studies on gold nanorods-antibody against melanoma targeted tumor cell L.-H. Zhao, Z.-J. Shen, H.-N. Zhao & D.-M. Han Author index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138026834 20160618
This volume contains the papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Ecological Development (EPSED2014). The contributions cover the latest research results and explore new areas of research and development, like Earth Science, Resource Management, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Ecological Development issues, and will be invaluable to academics and professionals interested or involved in these fields.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138026834 20160618
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xvi, 423 p. : ill.
  • Introduction.- Framework for Sustainability.- Management of Closed-Loop-Economy.- Product Development.- Product Life Cycle Service.- Technologies for Resource Recovery.- Planning for Reuse, Remanufacturing and Recycling.- Education - Curriculum for Engineers.- Roadmap.- Glossary.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540498704 20160528
Population growth and increasing resource consumption are global challenges which have to be coped by sustainable development. Increasing the use productivity of resources by new cycle economical concepts supported by innovative technologies is significantly contributing to this ambitious goal. These challenges were accepted by several research institutions at the Technical University Berlin and lead to the establishment of the Collaborative Research Center (Sfb) 281 Dissassembly Factories for the Recovery of Resources in Product and Material Cycles funded by the German Research Foundation in 1995. Numerous scientific results are available after 12 years of research, which are discussed within this book: Management of industrial experience and education, technology innovation for products and processes of cycle economy are presented in a systemic frame of ecological, economical and socio-political criteria under the consideration of human necessities and limit natural resources. Methods and tools for a sustainable product development, planning methods for cycle economy, the presentation of concepts for product accompanying information systems and innovative disassembly technology are exemplarily to be distinguished. The book makes therefore a contribution to the increase of use productivity of resources. The challenges of sustainable manufacturing cannot be coped on a regional scale - but have to be addressed on a global level. For that reason, long lasting international cooperation's has been established within the Sfb 281 enriching the research work. International partners of TUB have contributed for the success of this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540498704 20160528
1 online resource (xxii, 53 p.) : ill.
  • Introduction.- General Situation of Energy Development in Asia.- Main Features.- Main Challenges.- Main Recommendations.- Concluding Remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642166808 20160607
This series of books are the output of the research project called "Sustainable Development in Asia (SDA)", which was initiated by the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA). They are comprised of one synthesis report, which entitled "Towards a Sustainable Asia: Green Transition and Innovation", and four thematic reports on natural resources, energy, the environment and climate change, and culture from particular perspectives of agriculture. They aim to: 1) investigate common sustainability issues faced by all Asian countries, including population increase, poverty alleviation, pollution control, ecological restoration, as well as regional problems, such as water shortage in West and Central Asia, energy security in Northeast Asia, development model & transformation in East Asia; 2) analyze and summarize of best practices towards sustainable development in Asia; 3) bring forward suggestions and policy options for promoting green transition, system innovation and sustainable development of Asia. With best practice guidelines for a sustainable Asia, this series of reports, for the first time systematically address the common challenges and regional problems in regard to Asia's natural resources use, pollution reduction and climate protection, sustainable energy development, and innovations for environment-friendly and culture-compatible agriculture. They will provide handy and useful information to researchers, government policy makers and the general public who have concerns about Asia's sustainable development. AASA is a scientific and technological organization in Asia, established in 2000, comprising of 26 member academies all over Asia. Its vision is to provide a forum for the discussion of all issues relevant to science and technology development and its application on national level within Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783642166808 20160607
dx.doi.org SpringerLink

15. Geneva green guide [2003 - ]

v. ; 19 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource
1 online resource (viii, 437 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • Active Hydromodification Control
  • Application of SWMM in Evaluating the Reduction Performance of Urban Runoff Treatment Systems with Varying Land Use
  • Application of the SUSTAIN Model to a Watershed-Scale Case for Water Quality Management
  • Development of LID Design Systems for Waterfront Cities
  • Modeling Sedimentation in Underground Stormwater Detention Chamber Systems
  • Use of Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm Optimization for Low-Impact Development Placement
  • Not in My Front Yard : Overcoming Public Resistance to Urban GSI Retrofit Projects
  • Successful Public Outreach Programs for Green Infrastructure Projects
  • Using LID Projects to Engage K-12 Audiences : A Rainwater-Harvesting Story
  • Implementation and Operation of Coconut Fiber/Husks Stormwater Filters as Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) for Rural Communities across the Caribbean
  • Santa Cruz County LID Groundwater Recharge Project, Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A.
  • Amending Soils for Enhanced Infiltration of Stormwater
  • An Extremely Undersized Infiltration Trench 10 Years Later
  • Field-Scale Evaluation of a Floating Media Bed Reactor for Nutrient Treatment in a Wet Detention Pond
  • Bioretention and Permeable Pavement Performance in Clay Soil
  • Evaluation of Rainwater Harvesting with Cloud-Based Infrastructure as a Stormwater Control Measure
  • Comparative Evaluation of Floating Treatment Wetlands for Nutrient Removal and Algal Toxin Control in Wet Detention Ponds
  • Measurement and Optimization of Permeability in Bioretention Soil Media
  • Optimizing Green Roof Design for Evapotranspiration
  • Pervious Concrete Performance in Eastern Washington : Surface Infiltration
  • Retrofitting Rooftops to Support Multiple Green Infrastructure Systems
  • Stormwater Treatment Performance of a Permeable Pavement-Biofiltration System and a Stand-Alone Biofiltration Unit in North Carolina
  • Successful Green Infrastructure Implementation in Cold Weather Climates
  • Performance of LID Treatment Trains in Shenzhen University during Extreme Storm Events.
  • Performance of Hydromedia-Pervious Concrete Pavement in Ontario Subjected to Urban Traffic Loads
  • Stormwater Exfiltration System for Road Retrofit
  • Beyond Green LID Zero Runoff Strategies for Our Cities
  • Comparative Evaluation of Different Types of Permeable Pavement for Stormwater Reduction St. Louis Green Alley Pilot Study
  • Continuous Distributed Modeling of LID/GI : Scaling from Site to Watershed
  • Encouraging Human Health and Wellness : LID Planning and Design for Cobenefits
  • Extended Performance of Media Filter Drains : Existing Media
  • Identification of Urban LID Implementation Opportunities for Groudnwater Recharge
  • Innovative Design of the Gravel System for an Underground Parking Garage.
  • Innovative Design of the LID Facilities of Congdu Ecological Grange
  • Optimization of Low-Impact Development Facilities in the Beijing CITIC Complex
  • Our Plan to Repurpose the Denver High Line Canal for Stormwater Quality and Runoff Reduction
  • Planning for Low-Impact Development at a Military Facility
  • Reimagining Spring Lake Park though LID
  • Reimagining Urban Drainage in the World's Biggest Construction Sites : Three LID Stories in Eastern China
  • Retrofitting Stormwater Systems with Low-Impact Development Techniques
  • A Collaborative Approach to Voluntary Watershed Restoration in Coastal North Carolina
  • Edwards Aquifer Region of South-Central Texas : Unique Challenges and Solutions for LID Implementation
  • Whole Life Costs and Benefits of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems in Dunfermline, Scotland
  • Applying New Features of Low-Impact Development Techniques in the Master Planning of Guangzhou Educational Town.
1 online resource (x, 450 pages) : illustrations (some color)
  • An Integrated Approach for Designing and Building Sustainable Roads
  • Sustainable Design Practices Result in "More Than Just a Bridge"
  • Permeable Pavement Design and Construction : What Have We Learned Recently?
  • Benefits and Applications of Utilizing Agency Asphalt Mixture Design Historical Records
  • Cool and Long-Lasting Pavements with Geosynthetic Reinforced Chip Seals
  • Binder and Mixture Testing to Assess Rutting Performance of Warm Mix Asphalt (WMA)
  • Development of Performance-Based Specifications for Roadside Maintenance
  • Development of a National ASCE Standard for Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement
  • Rutting and Moisture Damage Wheel Tracking Comparison of Laboratory and Field Compacted Asphalt Concrete
  • Experimental Apparatuses for the Determination of Pavement Material Thermal Properties
  • Optimizing the COTE of Concrete by Blending High and Low COTE Aggregates to Meet TxDOT Limit
  • Treatment of Highway Runoff Using the Permeable Friction Course (PFC)
  • Removal of Dissolved Heavy Metals in Highway Runoff.
  • Catchment Scale Hydrologic and Water Quality Impacts of Residential Stormwater Street Retrofits in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Optimizing Stormwater Green Infrastructure in the Municipal Roadway Environment : Lessons from Southern California
  • Keys to Green Streets : Collaboration and Sound Engineering
  • Benefits of Proactive Monitoring of Traffic Signal Timing Performance Measures Case Study of a Rapidly Developing Network
  • Fuel Conservation through Freeway Work Zone Traffic Diversion Planning
  • Evaluating Community Transportation Emission Methodologies
  • Experimental Analysis of Single-Lane Roundabout Slip Lanes : Fuel Consumption and Emissions
  • Geo-Spatial and Statistical Methods to Model Intracity Truck Crashes
  • Impacts of Network Connectivity on Multimodal Travel Metrics
  • Load-Based Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator for Transit Buses : An Atlanta, GA, Case Study
  • Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Analysis of Foam Stabilizing Base
  • Estimation of Comparative Life Cycle Costs and Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Residential Brownfield and Greenfield Developments.
  • Evaluating the Progress of Climate Change Adaptation Practices across Transportation Planning Agencies : A Case Study on the Mid-Atlantic
  • Review of Sustainability Rating Systems for Transportation and Neighborhood-Level Developments
  • Carbon Sequestration by Roadside Filter Strips and Swales : A Field Study
  • Construction Ahead : Moving toward Sustainable Transportation Management Plans
  • Applying Sustainable Practices to the Roadway Improvements of East Rosedale Street in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Defining Livability for Freight-Centric Communities : Identifying Priorities of Residents of the Lamar Avenue Corridor in Memphis, TN
  • Innovative Methods to Inventory Sustainability Practices on State Route 76, San Diego
  • Spatial Variations in Pedestrian and Bicycle Level of Service (LOS) for Infrastructure Planning and Resource Allocation
  • Urban Transportation Networks to Support Sustainable Developments of New Communities in Egypt
  • Sustainable Engineering Practices in a Digital Economy.
This tenth volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society explores the essential role of technology and its most recent developments toward a sustainable environment. Twofold in its definition, green technology includes the changing of existing technology toward energy conservation as well as the creation of new, clean technology aimed at utilizing renewable resources. With a primary focus on waste management, the volume presents over 150 articles in A-to-Z format. Scholars and experts in their fields present a full range of topics from applications of green technology to The Green Grid global consortium to membrane technology and water purification systems to waste-to-energy technology. This work culminates in an outstanding reference available in both print and electronic formats for academic, university, and public libraries. Pedagogical elements in the frontmatter and backmatter include a Reader's Guide grouping related entries by broad themes and topics, a Glossary of relevant terms, a Resource Guide to further readings (key books, journals, web sites), an appendix of Primary Documents, and a thorough Index.
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xiv, 293 p. : ill.
  • Prologue: Habitat, Sustainability, and Stormwater Management xi Acknowledgments xiii 1 Rainwater as the Resource 1 1.1 The Water Balance as a Guide for Sustainable Design 1 1.2 The Water Balance by Region 7 1.3 Arid Environments: The Southern California Model 11 1.4 The Altered Water Balance and Hydrologic Impacts 16 1.5 The Impacts of Development on the Hydrologic Cycle 24 1.6 The Historic Approach: Detention System Design 27 1.7 Stormwater Volume Methodologies 30 2 Stormwater Hydrology and Quality 33 2.1 Overland Flow: The Beginning of Runoff 33 2.2 Regional Hydrology 35 2.3 Stormwater Volume 39 2.4 The Water Quality Impacts of Land Development 40 2.5 The Chemistry of Urban Runoff Pollution 44 2.6 Understanding Pollutant Transport in Stormwater 47 3 Land as the Resource 51 3.1 Historic Patterns of Land Development 51 3.2 Sustainable Site Design 58 3.3 Watershed Setting and Physical Context 58 3.4 Smart Growth Issues 59 3.5 Conflict Between Desired Land Use and Sustainability 61 3.6 Physical Determinants of Land Development 62 3.7 Urban Communities with Combined Sewer Overflows 68 3.8 The Living Building and Zero Net Water Use 74 4 The Planning Process for LID 79 4.1 Sustainable Site Planning Process with Stormwater Management 79 4.2 Overview of the Site Design Process for LID 86 5 The Legal Basis for LID: Regulatory Standards and LID Design Criteria 95 5.1 The Land--Water Legal Process 95 5.2 The Evolution of Land Development Regulation 98 5.3 The Regulatory Framework 100 5.4 Stormwater Management Regulations 105 6 LID Design Calculations and Methodology 113 6.1 Introduction to Stormwater Methodologies 113 6.2 Existing Methodologies for Runoff Volume Calculations 114 6.3 Existing Methodologies for Peak-Rate/Hydrograph Estimates 120 6.4 Computer Models 121 6.5 Precipitation Data for Stormwater Calculations 123 6.6 Accounting for the Benefits of LID: Linking Volume and Peak Rate 124 6.7 Recommended LID Stormwater Calculation Methodology 124 6.8 Nonstructural BMP Credits 127 7 Design of LID Systems 131 7.1 Nonstructural Measures 131 7.2 Structural Measures 133 7.3 Pervious Pavement with an Infiltration or Storage Bed 134 7.4 Bioremediation 145 7.5 Vegetated Roof Systems 152 7.6 Capture--Reuse 158 8 Structural Measures: Construction, Operation, and Maintenance 169 8.1 Porous Pavement Systems 169 8.2 Bioremediation Systems 179 8.3 Capture--Reuse Systems 188 Appendix A: The Stormwater Calculation Process 193 Appendix B: Case Studies 213 B.1 The Transition from Research to Practice 213 B.2 Manuals 215 B.3 LID Manual for Michigan (2008) 219 B.4 Models and Watershed Studies 237 B.5 Design and Construction Projects 251 Index 283.
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Sustainable Stormwater Management introduces engineers and designers to ideas and methods for managing stormwater in a more ecologically sustainable fashion. It provides detailed information on the design process, engineering details and calculations, and construction concerns. Concepts are illustrated with real-world examples, complete with photographs. This guide integrates the perspectives of landscape architects, planners, and scientists for a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an enlightening reference for professionals working in stormwater management, from engineers and designers to developers to regulators, and a great text for college courses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470096758 20160609


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