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xxiii, 800 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
  • Introduction-- General Concepts in Sustainable Chemical Technologies-- Separations and Purifications-- Overview by Darrell Patterson-- Membrane Separation-- Gas Separations using Ionic Liquids-- Absorption and Adsorption Processes-- Liquid-Liquid Extractions and Stripping (including supercritical fluids)-- Ionic Liquids and their application to a more sustainable chemistry-- Crystallisation in Continuous Flow Processes-- Chemical Transformation and Reactors-- Overview by Janet Scott-- Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis and Catalytic Reactors-- The application of supercritical carbon dioxide extractions of functional compounds for more sustainable future-- Processes employing cavitation e.g. ultrasound, hydrodynamic cavitation-- Microwave Chemistry and Microwave Reactors-- Continuous Flow Processes-- Bioelectrochemical Systems for a Sustainable Future-- Nanoparticles and their application in sustainable chemistry-- Sustainable Processes in the Metal and Mining Industry-- Photochemical production of Fine Chemicals-- Biochemical Transformations and Reactors-- Overview, by Professor David Leak-- Enzyme Biotransformations and Reactors-- Algae and Bacterial Technologies for Biofuels-- Fermentations and Sustainable Technologies-- Process Integration-- Overview by Rafiqul Gani-- Process Control for Sustainable Processes-- Quantifying the Impact of New Materials and Processes Towards Environmentally Sustainable Technology-- Systematic Computer Aided Framework for Process Synthesis, Design and Intensification.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849739757 20160618
This comprehensive book approaches sustainability from two directions, the reduction of pollution and the maintaining of existing resources, both of which are addressed in a thorough examination of the main chemical processes and their impact. Divided into five sections, each introduced by a leading expert in the field, the book takes the reader through the various types of chemical processes, demonstrating how we must find ways to lower the environmental cost (of both pollution and contributions to climate change) of producing chemicals. Each section consists of several chapters, presenting the latest facts and opinion on the methodologies being adopted by the chemical industry to provide a more sustainable future. A follow-up to Materials for a Sustainable Future (Royal Society of Chemistry 2012), this book will appeal to the same broad readership - industrialists and investors; policy makers in local and central governments; students, teachers, scientists and engineers working in the field; and finally editors, journalists and the general public who need information on the increasingly popular concepts of sustainable living.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849739757 20160618
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xix, 480 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Scope of Book-- Setting the Scene-- Sustainability and Sustainable Development-- Science and its Importance-- Measurement-- Waste and Pollution-- Chemistry and the Environment-- Green Chemistry-- Process Chemistry and Reaction Engineering-- Catalysis-- Renewables-- Energy Production-- New Chemistry-- The Chemist as Citizen.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847558138 20160614
The importance of reconciling the continuing needs of humankind with the protection of the environment and the earth's ability to provide for those needs is now better recognised. Chemistry and chemical technology play an important role in this, though not on their own. Interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity are, therefore, critically important concepts. This book, the first of its kind, provides an interdisciplinary introduction to sustainability issues in the context of chemistry and chemical technology. The prime objective of this book is to equip young chemists (and others) to better appreciate, defend and promote the role that chemistry and its practitioners play in moving towards a society better able to control, manage and ameliorate its impact on the ecosphere. To do this, it is necessary to set the ideas, concepts, achievements and challenges of chemistry and its application in the context of its environmental impact, past, present and future, and the changes needed to bring about a more sustainable yet equitable world. Covering aspects assumed, barely addressed or neglected in previous publications - it puts Green Chemistry in a much wider (historic, scientific, technological, intellectual and societal) context and addresses complexities and challenges associated with attitudes to science and technology, media treatment of scientific and technological controversies and difficulties in reconciling environmental protection and global development. While the book stresses the central importance of rigour in the collection and treatment of evidence and reason in decision-making, to ensure that it meets the needs of a wide community of students, it is broad in scope, rather than deep. It is, therefore, appropriate to a wide audience including practising scientists and technologists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781847558138 20160614
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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)
xxvii, 331 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
  • Excitons in Nanoscale Systems (G D Scholes & G Rumbles)-- Nanowire Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (M Law et al.)-- Materials for Electrochemical Capacitors (P Simon & Y Gogotsi)-- High-Performance Lithium Battery Anodes Using Silicon Nanowire (C K Chan et al.)-- Advanced Anodes for High-Temperature Fuel Cells (A Atkinson et al.)-- A Redox-Stable Efficient Anode For Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells (S Tao & J T S Irvine)-- High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage in Lithium and Sodium Amidoboranes (Z Xiong et al.)-- Tuning Clathrate Hydrates for Hydrogen Storage (H Lee et al.)-- Complex Thermoelectric Materials (J Snyder & E S Toberer)-- Silicon Nanowires as Efficient Thermoelectric Materials (A I Boukai et al.)-- and other papers.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814317641 20160605
The search for cleaner, cheaper, smaller and more efficient energy technologies has to a large extent been motivated by the development of new materials. The aim of this collection of articles is therefore to focus on what materials-based solutions can offer and show how the rationale design and improvement of their physical and chemical properties can lead to energy-production alternatives that have the potential to compete with existing technologies. In terms of alternative means to generate electricity that utilize renewable energy sources, the most dramatic breakthroughs for both mobile (i.e., transportation) and stationary applications are taking place in the fields of solar and fuel cells. And from an energy-storage perspective, exciting developments can be seen emerging from the fields of rechargeable batteries and hydrogen storage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814317641 20160605
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxii, 599 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm. Wiley Online Library
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxi, 362 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1. Introduction and Definition of the Field-- Chapter 2. Process Integration-- Chapter 3. Process Optimization-- Chapter 4. Process Integration for Improving Energy Efficiency-- Chapter 5. Mass Integration-- Chapter 6. Further Applications of Process Integration-- Chapter 7. Process Optimization Frameworks-- Chapter 8. Combined Process Integration and Optimization-- Chapter 9. Software Tools-- Chapter 10. Examples and Case Studies-- Chapter 11. Industrial Applications and Case Studies-- Chapter 12. Typical Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them-- Chapter 13. Information Sources and Further Reading-- Chapter 14. Conclusions and Further Information-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071605540 20160604
This title helps to improve the energy efficiency of process industry practices. "Sustainability in the Process Industry" explains process integration and optimization and discusses applications for improving the energy and water efficiency of industrial as well as nonindustrial energy users. Approaches for adapting these methodologies to include the integration of waste and renewable energy sources are covered. This authoritative text contains eight industrial-based case studies and nine testing examples with developed solutions. Details on software tools are also included in this practical guide. This title features: optimization goals and application areas within sustainable industrial process design and integration; formulating sustainable tasks as optimization problems; improving energy efficiency through process integration; heat exchange and heat recovery Water/mass integration; minimizing water use and efficient generation; new, relevant process integration research results; process optimization frameworks, including mathematical programming and P-graph and S-graph frameworks; and, applications of process integration, modeling, and optimization software tools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780071605540 20160604
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxvi, 557 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
Nanomaterials have been used for years in industries such as consumer products, textile production, and biomedicine, yet the literature outlining their use in environmental causes is limited. The safety, toxicity, transportation, and removal of this technology must be addressed as nanotechnology and nanomaterial use is expected to grow. Applying Nanotechnology for Environmental Sustainability addresses the applications of nanomaterials in the field of environmental conservation and sustainability, and analyses the potential risks associated with their use. It elucidates the scientific concepts and emerging technologies in nanoscience and nanotoxicity by offering a wide range of innovative topics and reviews regarding its use. This publication is essential for environmental engineers, researchers, consultants, students, regulators, and professionals in the field of nanotechnology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522505853 20161114
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xxii, 281 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
  • 1. People-centred Wetland Management Adrian Wood, Alan Dixon and Matthew McCartney 2. The Value of Wetlands for Livelihood Support in Tanzania and Zambia Matthew McCartney 3. Catchments and Wetlands: a Functional Landscape Approach to Sustainable Use of Seasonal Wetlands in Central Malawi Adrian Wood and Patrick Thawe 4. Local Institutions, Social Capital and Sustainable Wetland Management: Experiences from Western Ethiopia Alan Dixon, Afework Hailu and Tilahun Semu 5. The Emergence of a Systemic View for the Sustainable Governance and Use of Wetlands in Complex and Transforming Environments: Experiences from Craigieburn, South Africa Sharon Pollard and Derek du Toit 6. Assessing the Ecological Sustainability of Wetland Cultivation: Experiences from Zambia and Malawi Donovan Kotze 7. Sustainable Management of Wetlands for Livelihoods: Uganda's Experiences and Lessons Barbara Nakangu and Robert Bagyenda 8. Managing a Ramsar Site to Support Agriculture and Fisheries: Lake Chilwa, Malawi Daniel Jamu and Lisa-Maria Rebelo and Katherine A. Snyder 9. Agriculture, Livelihoods and Fadama Restoration in Northern Nigeria Adamu I. Tanko 10. Wetlands and Rice Development in West Africa Paul Kiepe and Jonne Rodenburg 11. Conclusions: Transforming Wetland Livelihoods Adrian Wood, Alan Dixon and Matthew McCartney.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849714129 20160612
In this book the authors argue for a paradigm shift in the way African wetlands are considered. Current policies and wetland management are too frequently underpinned by a perspective that views agriculture simply as a threat and disregards its important contribution to livelihoods. In rural areas where people are entrenched in poverty, wetlands (in particular wetland agriculture) have a critical role to play in supporting and developing peoples' livelihoods. Furthermore, as populations rise and climate change takes grip they will be increasingly important. The authors argue that an approach to wetland management that is much more people focused is required. That is an approach that instead of being concerned primarily with environmental outcomes is centred on livelihood outcomes supported by the sustainable use of natural wetland resources. The authors stress the need for Integrated Water Resource Management and landscape approaches to ensure sustainable use of wetlands throughout a river catchment and the need for wetland management interventions to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. They also assess the feasibility of creating incentives and value in wetlands to support sustainable use. Drawing on nine empirical case studies, this book highlights the different ways in which sustainable use of wetlands has been sought, each case focusing on specific issues about wetlands, agriculture and livelihoods.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849714129 20160612
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxi, 395 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The progressive response by legislators and professionals to perceived environmental damage and the concepts of sustainability, cleaner production, and industrial ecology Waste minimization strategies for reactors and separators and wider process and utility systems Environmental, safety, economic, and sustainability assessments Guidelines for implementing sustainable process engineering in planning, project development, design, and operations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814316781 20160610
This book introduces chemical engineering students to key concepts, strategies, and evaluation methods in sustainable process engineering. The book is intended to supplement chemical engineering texts in fundamentals and design, rather than replace them. The key objectives of the book are to widen system boundaries beyond a process plant to include utility supplies, interconnected plants, wider industry sectors, and entire product life cycles; identify waste and its sources in process and utility systems and adopt waste minimization strategies; broaden evaluation to include technical, economic, safety, environmental, social, and sustainability criteria and to integrate the assessments; and broaden the engineering horizon to incorporate planning, development, design, and operations. Case examples are integrated with chapter topics throughout, and defined problems that reflect current industry challenges are provided. Contexts include electricity generation, waste sulfuric acid minimization, petroleum fuel desulfurization, and byproduct hydrogen utilization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814316781 20160610
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