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1 online resource (xviii, 274 pages) : illustrations
  • Introductory section. Editorial introduction / Genserik L L Reniers, Kenneth Sörensen, Karl Vrancken ; History and drivers of sustainability in the chemical industry / Dicksen Tanzil, Darlene Schuster ; From industrial to sustainable chemistry, a policy perspective / Karl Vrancken, Frank Nevens ; Sustainable industrial chemistry from a nontechnological viewpoint / Genserik L L Reniers, Kenneth Sörensen, Karl Vrancken
  • Managing intra-organizational sustainability. Building corporate social responsibility
  • developing a sustainability management system framework / Stefan Maas, Genserik L L Reniers, Marijke De Prins ; Sustainability assessment methods and tools / Steven De Meester, Geert Van der Vorst, Herman Van Langenhove, Jo Dewulf ; Integrated business and SHESE management systems / Kathleen Van Heuverswyn, Genserik L L Reniers ; Supporting process design by a sustainability KPIs methodology / Alessandro Tugnoli, Valerio Cozzani, Francesco Santarelli
  • Managing horizontal interorganizational sustainability. Industrial symbiosis and the chemical industry: between exploration and exploitation / Frank Boons ; Cluster management for improving safety and security in chemical industrial areas / Genserik L L Reniers
  • Managing vertical inter-organizational sustainability. Sustainable chemical logistics / Kenneth Sörensen, Christine Vanovermeire ; Implementing service-based chemical supply relationship
  • chemical leasing
  • potential in EU / Bart P A Van der Velpen, Marianne J J Hoppenbrouwers ; Sustainable chemical warehousing / Kenneth Sörensen, Gerrit K Janssens, Mohamed Lasgaa, Frank Witlox
  • Sustainable chemistry in a societal context. A transition perspective on sustainable chemistry: the need for smart governance? / Derk A Loorbach ; The Flemish chemical industry transition toward sustainability: the "FISCH" experience / Luc Van Ginneken, Frans Dieryck ; The transition to a bio-based chemical industry: transition management from a geographical point of view / Nele D'Haese
  • Conclusions and recommendations. Conclusions and recommendations / Genserik L L Reniers, Kenneth Sörensen, Karl Vrancken
  • Index.
Approaching sustainability from the perspectives of engineering and multiple scientific disciplines, this book incorporates the concepts of intergenerational equity and ecological capabilities, while promoting scientific rigor for the analysis of sustainability and the use of appropriate metrics to determine the comparative merits of alternatives. The chapters are organized around the key non-technological themes of sustainable industrial chemistry and provide an overview of the managerial principles to enhance sustainability in the chemicals sector. The book strives to provide an intellectual forum and stimulus for defining the roles chemical engineers can play in achieving sustainable development. Suitable for industry and graduate education, this is the one-stop guide to greener, cleaner, economically viable and more efficient chemical industries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783527649518 20160612
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
xix, 490 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Preface. Contributors. Section I. Improvement of Agronomic and Microbial Traits. 1.Insights into the Structure and Function of Acyl-CoA: Diacylglycerol Acyltransferase (Rodrigo M.P. Siloto, Qin Liu, Randall J. Weselake, Xiaohua He, and Thomas McKeon). 2. Improving Enzyme Character by Molecular Breeding: Preparation of Chimeric Genes (Kiyoshi Hayashi, Motomitsu Kitaoka, and Mamoru Nishimoto). 3. Production and Accumulation of Unusual Fatty Acids in Plant Tissues (D. Hildebrand, J.R, Thoguru, S. Rao, R Li, and T. Hatanaka). 4. Preparation of Oleaginous Yeast by Genetic Modification and Its Potential Applications (Yasushi Kamisaka). 5. Improving Value of Oil Palm Using Genetic Engineering (Ghulam Kadir Admad Parveez, Abrizah Othman, Umi Salamah Ramli, Ravigadevi Sambanthamurthi, Abdul Masani Mat Yunus, Ahmad Tarmizi Hashim, Ahmad Kushairi Din, and Mohd Basri Wahid). 6. Potential in Using Arabidopsis Acyl-Coenzyme-A-Binding Proteins in Engineering Stress-Tolerant Plants (Mee-Len Chye, Shi Xiao, Qin-Fang Chen, and Wei Gao). 7. Modification of Lipid Composition by Genetic Engineering in Oleaginous Marine Microorganism, Thraustochytrid (Tsunehiro Aki, Hiroaki Iwasaka, Hirofumi Adachi, Maya Nanko, Hiroko Kawasaki, Seiji Kawamoto, Toshihide Kakizono, and Kazuhisa Ono). 8. Integrated Approaches to Manage Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Viruses (R. C, de la Pena, P. Kadirvel, S. Venkatesan, L. Kenyon, and J. Hughes). 9. Carbohydrate Acquisition During Legume Seed Development (Jocelyn A. Ozga, Dennis M. Reinecke, and Pankaj K. Bhowmik). 10. Biotechnology Enhancement of Phytosterol Biosynthesis in Seed Oils (Qilin Chen and Jitao Zou). Section II: Functional Foods and Biofuels. 11. Dietary Phosphatidylinositol in Metabolic Syndrome (Bungo Shirouchi, Koji Nagao, and Teruyoshi Yanagita). 12. Biotechnological Enrichment of Cereals with Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (Milan Certik, Zuzana Adamechova, and Lucia Slavikova). 13. Lipophilic Ginsenoside Derivatives Production (Jiang-Ning Hu and Ki-Teak Lee). 14. Brown Seaweed Lipids as Possible Source for Nutraceuticals and Functonal Foods (M. Airanthi K. Widjaja-Adhi, Takayuki Tsukui, Masashi Hosokawa, and Kazuo Miysahita). 15. Processes for Production of Biodiesel Fuel (Yomi Watanabe and Yuji Shimada). 16. Noncatalytic Alcoholysis Process for Production of Biodiesel Fuel: Its Potential in Japan and Southeast Asia (Hiroshi Nabetani, Shoji Hagiwara, and Mitsutoshi Nakajima). 17. Use of Coniochaeta ligniaria to Detoxify Fermentation Inhibitors Present in Cellulosic Sugar Streams (Nancy N. Nichols, Bruce S. Dien, Maria J. Lopez, and Joaquin Moreno). 18. Omics Applications to Biofuel Research (Tzi-Yuan Wang, Hsin-Liang Chen, Wen-Hsiung Li, Huang-Mo Sung, and Ming-Che Shih). Section III: Renewable Bioproducts. 19. Biotechnological Uses of Phospholipids (Jeong Jun Han, Jae Kwang Song, Joon Shick Rhee, and Suk Hoo Yoon). 20. Application of Partition Chromatographic Theory on the Routine Analysis of Lipid Molecular Species (Koretaro Takahashi and Tsugihiko Hirano). 21. Dehydrogenase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Chiral Intermediates for Drugs (Ramesh N. Patel). 22. Engineering of Bacterial Cycochrome P450 Monooxygenase as Biocatalysts for Chemical Synthesis and Environmental Bioremedication (Jun Ogawa, Quin-Shan Li, Sakayu Shimizu, Vlada Urlancher, and Rolf D. Schmid). 23. Glycosynthases from Inverting Hydrolases (Motomitsu Kitaoka). 24. Molecular Species of Diacylglycerols and Triacylglycerols Containing Dihydroxy Fatty Acids in Castor Oil (Jiann-Tsyh Lin). 25. Biocatalytic Production of Lactobionic Acid (Hirofumi Nakano, Takaaki Kiryu, Taro Kiso, and Hiromi Murakami). 26. Recent Advances in Aldolase-Catalyzed Synthesis of Unnatural Sugars and Iminocyclitols (Masakazu Sugiyama, Zhangyong Hong, William A. Greenberg, and Chi-Huey Wong). 27, Production of Value-Added Products by Lactic Acid Bacteria (Siqing Liu, Kenneth M. Bischoff, Yebo Li, Fengjie Cui, Hassan Azaizeh, and Ahmed Tafesh). 28. Enzymatic Synthesis of Glycosides Using Alpha-Amylase Family Enzymes (Kazuhisa Sugimoto, Takahisa Nishimura, Koji Nomura, Hiromi Nishiura, and Takashi Kuriki). 29. Biological Synthesis of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles Using Plant Leaf Extracts and Antimicrobial Application (Beom Soo Kim and Jae Yong Song). 30. Potential Approach of Microbial Conversion to Develop New Antifungal Products of Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Vivek K. Bajpai, Sun-Chul Kang, Hak-Ryul Kim, and Ching T. Hou). Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470487594 20160604
Bringing together current advances and in-depth reviews of bio-based industrial products and agricultural biotechnology, Biocatalysis and Molecular Engineering examines the recent energy and food crises and points out the importance of using bio-based products from renewable resources and agricultural biotechnology. Exploring the use of most modern tools such as molecular engineering on plants to solve these issues, as well as methods employed, global experts from academia, industry, and government research institutes to show how construction of the sustainable manufacturing industry is critical for the future wellness of our planet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780470487594 20160604
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1 online resource (x, 191 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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  • Antibacterial activity of Euphorbia hirta.- Molecular Characterization of Anogeissus acuminata genotypes employing RAPD markers.- An efficient protocol for plant regeneration of Phlogacanthus thyrsiflorus Nees: An important medicinal shrub.- Cloning, evolutionary relationship and microarray based expression analysis of WRKY transcription factors in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).- Leaf rust responsive expression profiling of TIFY transcription factor family in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).- A correlation study between drug resistance and plasmid profiling.- Optimization of surface sterilization process of selected dye yielding plants for isolation of bacterial endophytes.- Insights into fungal pectin lyase: an overview.- Control of Aflatoxin Biosynthesis in Peanut with Geocarposphere Bacteria : A Biotechnological Approach for Sustainable Development.- Developing efficient methods for unravelling headspace floral volatilome in Murraya paniculata for understanding ecological interactions.- Studies on nutraceutical properties of Annaona Squamosa.- Automated Detection of Chronic Alcoholism Using Hilbert Huang Transformation.- Biosurfactant production by Pseudomonas fluorescens NCIM 2100 forming stable oil-in-water emulsions.- Identification and screening of potent inhibitors against spore wall proteins of Flacherie infected B. mori through molecular modelling and docking studies.- Growth Phase Dependent synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles Using Bacillus licheniformis.- A rapid method for detection and characterization of anthocyanins from Hibiscus, Ocimum and Syzygium species and evaluation of their antioxidant potential.- Phytochemical screening and antioxidant property of anthocyanins extracts from Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.- Study of biochemical changes on freeze dried and conventionaly dried white button mushroom as a sustainable method of food preservation.- Computational modeling of hepatocellular carcinoma associated parp-1 protein and structure base screening of potential inhibitor.- Ferulic acid decarboxylase from Bacillus cereus SAS-3006: purification and properties.- Marker assisted breeding of recombinant 1rs -1bl chromosome for improvement of bread making quality and yield of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.).- Modelling of L-protein from Ebola virus and development of its new inhibitor molecules: an in-silico approach.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811055379 20171204
This book discusses different bioprocesses to produce value-added compounds, the science behind their production, the economics of their introduction to the marketplace, their environmental impacts, and their implications for world agriculture. It also provides insights into various technologies and protocols used. The major strength of biotechnology is its multidisciplinary nature and broad range of scientific approaches. Recent advances in various biotechnological fields are facilitating the production of fine chemicals, recombinant proteins, biomaterials and pharmaceuticals. Biotechnology plays an important role, especially in the fields of food production, renewable raw materials and energy, pollution prevention and bioremediation. Biotechnology's greatest contribution is in agriculture - in making crops more efficient. Resource recovery, recycling and hazardous-waste disposal are other environmentally beneficial facets of biotechnology. Thus, biotechnology is a pivotal tool for sustainable development, which has become a priority for the world's policy makers. The concept of sustainable development is based on the goal of increasing the basic standard of living of the world's growing population, without depleting finite natural resources and degrading the environment. Emerging biotechnologies offer novel approaches with the potential to achieve the goal of sustainability and striking a balance between developmental needs and environmental conservation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811055379 20171204
1 online resource (xi, 422 p.) : ill.
  • Introduction to Sustainability and Pollution Prevention: Metrics and Approaches; Overview of Process Integration; Overall Targeting of Mass Usage and Discharge; Design of Recycle/Reuse Networks; Synthesis of Physical Mass-Exchange Networks; Synthesis of Reactive Mass-Exchange Networks; Synthesis of Membrane Separation
  • Systems; Green Chemistry; Combined Mass Integration Techniques; Synthesis of Heat Exchange Networks; Design of Combined Heat and Power Systems; Sustainable Process and Product Design; Integrated Approaches to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases; Life Cycle Analysis; Process Integration as an Enabling Tool to Environmental Impact Assessment; Design of Biofuel Production Systems and Integrated Biorefineries; Optimization Approaches to Sustainable Design.
  • Machine generated contents note: Introduction to Sustainability and Pollution Prevention: Metrics and Approaches; Overview of Process Integration; Overall Targeting of Mass Usage and Discharge; Design of Recycle/Reuse Networks; Synthesis of Physical Mass-Exchange Networks; Synthesis of Reactive Mass-Exchange Networks; Synthesis of Membrane Separation Systems; Green Chemistry; Combined Mass Integration Techniques; Synthesis of Heat Exchange Networks; Design of Combined Heat and Power Systems; Sustainable Process and Product Design; Integrated Approaches to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gases; Life Cycle Analysis; Process Integration as an Enabling Tool to Environmental Impact Assessment; Design of Biofuel Production Systems and Integrated Biorefineries; Optimization Approaches to Sustainable Design.
This timely book provides authoritative, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow coverage of the fundamental concepts and practical techniques on the use of process integration to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of industrial processes. Over the past three decades, significant advances have been made in treating, designing, and operating chemical processes as integrated systems. Whether you are a process engineer, an industrial decision maker, or a researcher, this book will be an indispensable resource tool for systematically enhancing process performance and developing novel and sustainable process designs. The book is also ideal for use as a text in an upper level undergraduate or an introductory graduate course on process design and sustainability. This ground breaking reference enhances and reconciles various process and sustainability objectives, such as cost effectiveness, yield improvement, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention. The detailed tools and applications within are written by one of the world's foremost process integration and design experts and will save you time and money. This title allows the reader to methodically develop rigorous targets that benchmark the performance of industrial processes then develop cost-effective implementations. It contains state-of-the-art process integration approaches and applications including graphical, algebraic, and mathematical techniques. It covers applications that include process economics, targeting for conservation of mass and energy, synthesis of innovative processes, retrofitting of existing systems, design and assessment of renewable energy systems, and in-process pollution prevention. It presents fundamentals and step-by-step procedures that can be applied to the design and optimization of new processes as well the retrofitting and operation of existing processes. It explains how pivotal sustainability issues can holistically and methodically be addressed and reconciled. It includes numerous examples and case studies on a broad array of industrial processes and sustainable designs. About the author: Dr Mahmoud El-Halwagi is a professor and holder of the McFerrin Professorship at the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University. He is internationally recognized for pioneering contributions in the principles and applications of process integration and sustainable design. Dr El-Halwagi has served as a consultant to a wide variety of processing industries. He is the recipient of prestigious research and educational awards including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers Sustainable Engineering forum (AIChE SEF) Research Excellence Award, the Lockheed Martin Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award, The Fluor Distinguished Teaching Award, and the US National Science Foundation's National Young Investigator Award.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781856177443 20160607
xii, 202 p. : ill.
dx.doi.org SpringerLink
xii, 219 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1: The Environment and Sustainable Development: An Integrated Strategy for Polymers. Introduction to Sustainable Development. Sustainable Development Issues. Polymers: An Issue for Sustainability. Integrated Resource and Waste Management. Resource and Waste Management Policies for Polymers. The Book Structure and Life Guide. References and Further Reading. Revision Exercises. Chapter 2: Polymers in Everyday Use: Principles, Properties and Environmental. Effects. Introduction. Basic Principles of Polymer Chemistry. The Influence of the Environment on Polymers. Summary and Learning Outcomes. References and Further Reading. Revision Exercises. Chapter 3: Feeding the Waste Streams: Sources of Polymers in the Environment. Introduction. Polymer Production and Consumption. Waste Stream Categories. Recovery and Recycling of Plastic Wastes in Different Countries. Summary and Learning Outcomes. References and Further Reading. Revision Exercises. Cha pter 4: Managing Polymer Waste: Technologies for Separation and Recycling. Recycling Options. Separation and Identification of Plastics. Process Technologies for Plastics Recycling. Summary and Learning Outcomes. References and Further Reading. Revision Exercises. Chapter 5: Drives and Barriers for Polymer Recycling: Social, Legal and Economic Factors. Introduction. Recovery of Plastic Waste: Logistics and Socio Economic Issues. Reprocessing of Plastic Waste: Technical, Institutional and Economic Issues. Other Factors Affecting Polymer Recycling: Policy Issues and Public Acceptability. Summary and Learning Outcomes. References and Further Reading. Revision Exercises. Chapter 6: Design for the Environment: The Life Cycle Approach. Introduction. Life Cycle Thinking: The Approach and Tools. Design for the Environment: Life Cycle Production Design. Summary and Learning Outcomes. References and Further Reading. Revision Exercises. Chapter 7: Environmental Impacts of Recycling. Introduction. Environmental Impacts of Recycling: Life Cycle Considerations. LCA Case Studies of Recycling Options and Technologies. Summary and Learning Outcomes. References and Further Reading. Revision Exercises. Chapter 8: Future Directions: Towards Sustainable Technology. Introduction. Improving the Efficiency of Polymerisation: The Principles of Green. Chemistry. Design for Recyclability. Developing New Processing Technologies. Conclusions: Towards Sustainable Development. Summary and Learning Outcomes. References and Further Reading.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471877400 20160528
  • The Environment and Sustainable Development: An Integrated Strategy for Polymers. Polymers in Everyday Use: Principles, Properties and Environmental. Feeding the Waste Streams: Sources of Polymers in the Environment. Managing Polymer Waste: Technologies for Separation and Recycling. Drives and Barriers for Polymer Recycling: Social, Legal and Economic Factors. Design for the Environment: The Life Cycle Approach. Environmental Impacts of Recycling. Future Directions: Towards Sustainable Technology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471877417 20160528
"...an accessible treatment of this crucial area..." (Materials World, May 2003). In light of new regulations in the EU, America, and Japan, polymer producers have been forced to recycle. This book provides discussion on the impact of reusing polymers such as plastic and rubber on the environment. It includes timely information on the environmental impact of polymer recycling. Each chapter contains relevant sample questions and answers. It contains chapters on the economics and legislation of recycling, and on LCA. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of polymer recycling. It is an essential reading for students, as well as an invaluable reference guide for technologists and industrialists, in the vast arena of environmental and polymer sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780471877400 20160528
dx.doi.org Wiley Online Library
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xvii, 365 p. : ill.
  • List of Contributors xiii Preface xv 1. Sustainable Development Strategies: An Overview 1 Vincenzo Piemonte, Marcello De Falco, and Angelo Basile 1.1 Renewable Energies: State of the Art and Diffusion 1 1.2 Process Intensification 4 1.3 Concept and Potentialities of Bio-based Platforms for Biomolecule Production 8 1.4 Soil and Water Remediation 13 Acknowledgement 18 References 18 2. Innovative Solar Technology: CSP Plants for Combined Production of Hydrogen and Electricity 25 Marcello De Falco 2.1 Principles 25 2.2 Plant Configurations 28 2.3 Mathematical Models 33 2.4 Plant Simulations 39 2.5 Conclusions 46 Nomenclature 47 References 48 3. Strategies for Increasing Electrical Energy Production from Intermittent Renewables 51 Alessandro Franco 3.1 Introduction 51 3.2 Penetration of Renewable Energies into the Electricity Market and Issues Related to Their Development: Some Interesting Cases 55 3.3 An Approach to Expansion of RES and Efficiency Policy in an Integrated Energy System 57 3.4 Analysis of Possible Interesting Scenarios for Increasing Penetration of RES 62 3.5 Analysis of a Meaningful Case Study: The Italian Scenario 66 3.6 Analysis and Discussion 74 3.7 Conclusions 75 Nomenclature and Abbreviations 76 References 77 4. The Smart Grid as a Response to Spread the Concept of Distributed Generation 81 Yi Ding, Jacob Ostergaard, Salvador Pineda Morente, and Qiuwei Wu 4.1 Introduction 81 4.2 Present Electric Power Generation Systems 82 4.3 A Future Electrical Power Generation System with a High Penetration of Distributed Generation and Renewable Energy Resources 83 4.4 Integration of DGs into Smart Grids for Balancing Power 86 4.5 The Bornholm System -- A "Fast Track" for Smart Grids 91 4.6 Conclusions 92 References 93 5. Process Intensification in the Chemical Industry: A Review 95 Stefano Curcio 5.1 Introduction 95 5.2 Different Approaches to Process Intensification 96 5.3 Process Intensification as a Valuable Tool for the Chemical Industry 97 5.4 PI Exploitation in the Chemical Industry 100 5.5 Conclusions 113 References 113 6. Process Intensification in the Chemical and Petrochemical Industry 119 Angelo Basile, Adolfo Iulianelli, and Simona Liguori 6.1 Introduction 119 6.2 Process Intensification 120 6.3 The Membrane Role 122 6.4 Membrane Reactor 124 6.5 Applications of Membrane Reactors in the Petrochemical Industry 128 6.6 Process Intensification in Chemical Industry 139 6.7 Future Trends 141 6.8 Conclusion 142 Nomenclature 143 References 143 7. Production of Bio-Based Fuels: Bioethanol and Biodiesel 153 Sudip Chakraborty, Ranjana Das Mondal, Debolina Mukherjee, and Chiranjib Bhattacharjee 7.1 Introduction 153 7.2 Production of Bioethanol 155 7.3 Biodiesel and Renewable Diesels from Biomass 166 7.4 Perspective 172 List of Acronyms 172 References 173 8. Inside the Bioplastics World: An Alternative to Petroleum-based Plastics 181 Vincenzo Piemonte 8.1 Bioplastic Concept 181 8.2 Bioplastic Production Processes 183 8.3 Bioplastic Environmental Impact: Strengths and Weaknesses 186 8.4 Conclusions 195 Acknowledgements 196 References 196 9. Biosurfactants 199 Maria Giovanna Martinotti, Gianna Allegrone, Massimo Cavallo, and Letizia Fracchia 9.1 Introduction 199 9.2 State of the Art 200 9.3 Production Technologies 205 9.4 Recovery of Biosurfactants 212 9.5 Application Fields 213 9.6 Future Prospects 225 References 225 10. Bioremediation of Water: A Sustainable Approach 241 Sudip Chakraborty, Jaya Sikder, Debolina Mukherjee, Mrinal Kanti Mandal, and D. Lawrence Arockiasamy 10.1 Introduction 241 10.2 State-of-the-Art: Recent Development 242 10.3 Water Management 247 10.4 Overview of Bioremediation in Wastewater Treatment and Ground Water Contamination 250 10.5 Membrane Separation in Bioremediation 252 10.6 Case Studies 256 10.7 Conclusions 260 List of Acronyms 261 References 262 11. Effective Remediation of Contaminated Soils by Eco-Compatible Physical, Biological, and Chemical Practices 267 Filomena Sannino and Alessandro Piccolo 11.1 Introduction 267 11.2 Biological Methods (Microorganisms, Plants, Compost, and Biochar) 269 11.3 Physicochemical Methods 277 11.4 Chemical Methods 280 11.5 Conclusions 286 List of Symbols and Acronyms 288 Acknowledgments 289 References 289 12. Nanoparticles as a Smart Technology for Remediation 297 Giuseppe Chidichimo, Daniela Cupelli, Giovanni De Filpo, Patrizia Formoso, and Fiore Pasquale Nicoletta 12.1 Introduction 297 12.2 Silica Nanoparticles for Wastewater Treatment 298 12.3 Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications 305 12.4 Titania Nanoparticles in Environmental Photo-Catalysis 317 12.5 Future Prospects: Is Nano Really Good for the Environment? 326 12.6 Conclusions 328 List of Abbreviations 328 References 329 Index 349.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119953524 20160612
Sustainable development is an area that has world-wide appeal, from developed industrialized countries to the developing world. Development of innovative technologies to achieve sustainability is being addressed by many European countries, the USA and also China and India. The need for chemical processes to be safe, compact, flexible, energy efficient, and environmentally benign and conducive to the rapid commercialization of new products poses new challenges for chemical engineers. This book aims to examine the newest technologies for sustainable development in chemical engineering, through careful analysis of the technical aspects, and discussion of the possible fields of industrial development. The book is broad in its coverage, and is divided into four sections: Energy Production , covering renewable energies, innovative solar technologies, cogeneration plants, and smart grids Process Intensification , describing why it is important in the chemical and petrochemical industry, the engineering approach, and nanoparticles as a smart technology for bioremediation Bio-based Platform Chemicals , including the production of bioethanol and biodiesel, bioplastics production and biodegradability, and biosurfactants Soil and Water Remediation , covering water management and re-use, and soil remediation technologies Throughout the book there are case studies and examples of industrial processes in practice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119953524 20160612
1 online resource
"Sustainable Chemical Processes is a peer reviewed open access journal covering both scientific and engineering aspects of sustainable approaches in chemistry."
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Characterization of the Surface Chemistry of Green Carbons, C. Ania Preparation of Carbon Materials from Lignocellulosic Biomass, C. Nieto-Delgado and J. Rene Rangel Mendez Adsorbed Natural Gas and Hydrogen Storage, J. Alcaniz-Monge, D. Lozano-Castello, D. Cazorla-Amoros, and A. Linares-Solano Biomass Derived Carbons for Supercapacitor Electrodes, T.E. Rufford, E. Fiset, D Hulicova-Jurcakova, and Z.H.Zhu Cellulose-Based Nanostructured Carbons for PEMFC Electrocatalysts and Primary Li Batteries, J. Rooke, R. Sescousse, T. Budtova, S. Berthon-Fabry, B. Simon, and M. Chatenet Environmental and Green Chemistry Applications of Nanoporous Carbons, J. Matos Removal of Toxic Gases on Activated Carbons, T. Bandoz Conventional and Tailored Activated Carbons for Removing Natural Organic Matter and Targeted Compounds from Drinking Water, F.S. Cannon and C. Nieto-Delgado Adsorption of Volatile Organic Vapors, P. Lodewyckx Carbon Foam as Radionuclide Trap Material for Sodium Cooled Fast Reactor, P. Jana and V. Ganesan.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814411141 20160614
Agricultural and food industry waste materials have been an important feedstock for activated carbon production for many years. In the development of cleaner energy production and utilization processes, new advanced carbon materials with enhanced properties have been studied. Techniques to tailor pore structure and surface chemistry can produce better carbon materials for energy storage, electrode materials, and selective adsorption of pollutants. This book surveys available waste materials and processes for carbon production and then reviews the recent developments in the use of carbon materials for energy storage, as catalyst supports, and for environmental applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814411141 20160614
40 p. ; 30 cm.
  • The hydrogen economy and sustainable development
  • Technical and cost challenges
  • The transition to the hydrogen economy
  • Hydrogen and the developing world
  • Key messages
  • Annex A: Key players in hydrogen research and development
  • Annex B: References and information sources.
Green Library
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • part 1. Chemical and bioprocess engineering
  • part 2. Environmental engineering, nanotechnology, and material engineering.
1 online resource (xviii, 307 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
  • General Plastics Articles - Celebrating 100 Years and Going Strong.-- Chemicals and Plastics.-- Defining Bioplastic Terminology.-- Facts, not Myths, Build Healthy Communities.-- Internet-Cure or Blessing for Plastics.-- Pearls of Plastic.-- Plastics and PETA.-- The China Study.-- Transformation from a Radical to a Rational Environmentalist.-- Vinyl and the Planet of APES.-- Potable Water for a Honduran Village.-- The History of North American Plastic Piping Distributors.-- General Plastic Piping Articles - Why Plastic Piping? The Evolution of Pipe.-- How to Select the Proper Thermoplastic Industrial Piping Material.-- Plastic Piping Systems and the Internet.-- Life Cycle Assessment and Plastic Piping.-- Plastic Piping Systems...Here's to Your Health.-- Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions with Plastic Piping.-- Joining Thermoplastic Industrial Piping Systems.-- Fairy Tale or Reality.-- Trenchless Piping and Plastics.-- Advantages of Flexible Groove-coupled Plastic Piping Systems.-- Plastics Learn their Role in Plumbing System Design.-- Sustainable Piping Systems for Green Building.-- Plastic Materials and Products Articles - ABS...The other Piping Material.-- CPVC Piping Systems.-- Environmentally Sound Piping Systems.-- PVC...Pipe's Most Versatile Material.-- Super Pipe.-- Facts Regarding PVC Piping and the Environment.-- Recycling PVC Piping Systems.-- Homeowners Embrace PEX for Hot and Cold Water Distribution.-- The Ultimate Piping Material.-- Why Specify Plastic Valves.-- Plastic Piping System Fabrications.-- Thermoplastic Flanges.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780831134983 20161010
Plastic piping is now the preferred material in countless applications - municipal water and sewer lines, drain/waste/vent lines, and chemical waste drainage, to mention just a few - because plastics are durable, easy and safe to install, environmentally sound, and cost-effective. This compendium of over 40 articles is written by a professional involved in plastic fluid handling products for over 45 years. Divided into three general areas, this unique resource promotes the use of plastics in general and plastic piping systems, in particular. The articles include listings of the major advantages of plastics plus descriptions of the many varied piping products and markets served by thermoplastic piping systems. It is certain to be an eye-opener and educational tool for the experienced and novice designing and specifying engineer, installer, end-user, code official, purchasing agent, and engineering student. It provides access to the major reasons synthetically made organic chemicals (plastics) has had such a meteoric rise in usage since its inception in 1907. It is the only book encompassing articles, in one source, featuring the history of plastics coupled with background knowledge on the design, features, growth and usage of thermoplastic piping systems. It addresses Green Building in an article which documents 16 different plastic piping technologies discussed in detail and accompanied by an Appendix highlighting the features and benefits of various plastic piping materials.
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xxi, 465 p.
  • Preface xvii Contributors xix 1 Integrated Biorefi nery for Sustainable Production of Fuels, Chemicals, and Polymers 1 Shang-Tian Yang and Mingrui Yu 2 The Outlook of Sugar and Starch Crops in Biorefinery 27 Klanarong Sriroth and Kuakoon Piyachomkwan 3 Novel and Traditional Oil Crops and Their Biorefinery Potential 47 Johann Vollmann and Margit Laimer 4 Energy Crops 61 Walter Zegada-Lizarazu and Andrea Monti 5 Microalgae as Feedstock for Biofuels and Biochemicals 79 Dong Wei 6 Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass 91 Tae Hyun Kim 7 Amylases: Characteristics, Sources, Production, and Applications 111 Hesham A. El-Enshasy, Yasser R. Abdel Fattah, and Nor Zalina Othman 8 Cellulases: Characteristics, Sources, Production, and Applications 131 Xiao-Zhou Zhang and Yi-Heng Percival Zhang 9 Xylanases: Characteristics, Sources, Production, and Applications 147 Evangelos Topakas, Gianni Panagiotou, and Paul Christakopoulos 10 Lignin-Degrading Enzymes: An Overview 167 Rajni Hatti-Kaul and Victor Ibrahim 11 Advances in Lignocellulosic Bioethanol 193 Reeta Rani Singhania, Parameswaran Binod, and Ashok Pandey 12 Biodiesel Properties and Alternative Feedstocks 205 Bryan R. Moser 13 Biological Production of Butanol and Higher Alcohols 235 Jingbo Zhao, Congcong Lu, Chih-Chin Chen, and Shang-Tian Yang 14 Advancement of Biohydrogen Production and Its Integration with Fuel Cell Technology 263 Jong-Hwan Shin and Tai Hyun Park 15 Biogas Technology 279 Gunter Busch 16 Production of Lactic Acid and Polylactic Acid for Industrial Applications 293 Nuttha Thongchul 17 Production of Succinic Acid from Renewable Resources 317 Jongho Yi, Sol Choi, Min-Sun Han, Jeong Wook Lee, and Sang Yup Lee 18 Propionic Acid Fermentation 331 Zhongqiang Wang, Jianxin Sun, An Zhang, and Shang-Tian Yang 19 Anaerobic Fermentations for the Production of Acetic and Butyric Acids 351 Shang-Tian Yang, Mingrui Yu, Wei-Lun Chang, and I-Ching Tang 20 Production of Citric, Itaconic, Fumaric, and Malic Acids in Filamentous Fungal Fermentations 375 Kun Zhang, Baohua Zhang, and Shang-Tian Yang 21 Biotechnological Development for the Production of 1,3-Propanediol and 2,3-Butanediol 399 Youngsoon Um and Kyung-Duk Kim 22 Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates in Biomass Refining 415 Jian Yu 23 Microbial Production of Poly-gamma-Glutamic Acid 427 Zhinan Xu, Huili Zhang, Hao Chen, Feng Shi, Jin Huang, Shufang Wang, and Cunjiang Song 24 Refining Food Processing By-Products for Value-Added Functional Ingredients 441 Kequan Zhou, Yuting Zhou, and Y. Martin Lo About the Editors 449 Index 451.
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For researchers already familiar with biomass conversion technologies and for professionals in other fields, such as agriculture, food, and chemical industries, here is a comprehensive review of the emerging biorefinery industry. The book's content has been conveniently organized according to technologies (biomass feedstock and pretreatment, hydrolytic enzymes in biorefinery, and biofuels), with each chapter highlighting an important biobased industrial product. For undergraduate and graduate students, the book is a thorough introduction to biorefinery technologies.
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xviii, 471 p. : ill.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Biomass as feedstock
  • 3. Chemicals from biomass
  • 4. Simulation for bioprocesses
  • 5. Bioprocesses plant model formulation
  • 6. Formulation and optimization of the superstructure
  • 7. Case studies using superstructure.
"Identifying and designing new chemical processes that use renewable feedstock as raw materials and show how these processes can be integrated into existing chemical production complexes are key to having a sustainable chemical industry. Also, identifying and designing new industrial processes that use carbon dioxide as a raw material are an important option in mitigating the effects of global warming"-- Provided by publisher.
1 online resource (xxi, 776 pages) : illustrations
  • List of Contributors xvii Foreword xix Part 1. Green Chemistry and Societal Sustainability 1 1. Environment and the Role of Green Chemistry 3 2. The Greening of the Chemical Industry: Past, Present and Challenges Ahead 35 3. Designing Sustainable Chemical Synthesis: The Influence of Chemistry on Process Design 79 4. Green Chemical Processing in the Teaching Laboratory: Microwave Extraction of Natural Products 107 5. Ensuring Sustainability through Microscale Chemistry 119 6. Capability Development and Technology Transfer Essential for Economic Transformation 137 Part 2. Green Lab Technologies 153 7. Ultrasound Cavitation as a Green Processing Technique in the Design and Manufacture of Pharmaceutical Nanoemulsions in Drug Delivery System 155 8. Microwave-Enhanced Methods for Biodiesel Production and Other Environmental Applications 209 9. Emergence of Base Catalysts for Synthesis of Biodiesel 251 10. Hydrothermal Technologies for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals from Biomass 291 11. Ionic Liquids in Green Chemistry Prediction of Ionic Liquids Toxicity Using Cell Models 343 12. Nano-catalyst: A Second Generation Tool for Green Chemistry 357 13. Green Polymer Synthesis: An Overview on Use of Microwave-Irradiation 379 Part 3. Green Bio-energy Sources 425 14. Bioenergy as a Green Technology Frontier 427 15. Biofuels as Suitable Replacement for Fossil Fuels 451 16. Biocatalysts-Greener Solutions 479 17. Lignocellulosics as a Renewable Feedstock for Chemical Industry. Chemical Hydrolysis and Pretreatment Processes 505 18. Lignocellulosics as a Renewable Feedstock for Chemical Industry Chemicals from Lignin 561 19. Genome Enabled Technologies in Green Chemistry 611 Part 4. Green Solutions for Remediation 627 20. Green Biotechnology for Municipal and Industrial Wastewater 629 21. Phytoremediation of Cadmium: A Green Approach 659 22. A Closer Look at "Green" Glass: Remediation with Organosilica Sol-Gels Through the Application of Green Chemistry 697 23. Modification and Applications of Guar Gum in the Field of Green Chemistry 727.
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The book presents an in depth review from eminent industry practitioners and researchers of the emerging green face of multidimensional environmental chemistry. Topics such as green chemistry in industry, green energy: solar photons to fuels, green nanotechnology and sustainability, and green chemistry modeling address a wide array of iusses encouraging the use of economical ecofriendly benign technologies, which not only improve the yield, but also illustrates the concept of zero waste, a subject of interest to both chemists and environmentalists alike.
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