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180 p.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxi, 171 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Green Library
xvii, 538 pages : illustrations (some color) ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Nanostructured Composites Based on Interpenetrated Polymer Networks Nanocomposites Based on Hybrid Organo-Silicate Matrix Polymer Nanocomposites with High Resistance to Aggressive Environment Environmental Friendly Method of Production of Nanocomposites and Nanomembranes Nanotechnology in Production of Bioactive Paints, Coatings and Food Storage Materials Green Nanostructured Biodegradable Materials Nanotechnology in Agriculture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351858632 20171218
Green nanotechnology has two goals: producing nanomaterials and products without harming the environment or human health, and producing nanoproducts that provide solutions to environmental problems. It uses existing principles of green chemistry and green engineering to make nanomaterials and nanoproducts without toxic ingredients, at low temperatures using less energy and renewable inputs wherever possible, and using lifecycle thinking in all design and engineering stages. The production and process aspects of green nanotechnology involve both making nanomaterials in a more environmentally benign fashion and using nanomaterials to make current chemical processes more environmentally acceptable. This book contains information about advanced nanomaterials that can be produced without harming the environment or human health. This encompasses the production of nanomaterials without environmental toxicity, at room temperature and with the use of renewable energy sources. The book contains the descriptions and results of theoretical and experimental researches in the field of environment friendly nanotechnology carried out over the past decade by the scientific team of company Polymate Ltd.-International Nanotechnology Center (Israel) under leadership of Prof. O. Figovsky. Developments of the Company have been used in industry and agriculture and protected by more than 25 patents of USA, Germany and Russia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351858632 20171218
xxvii, 307 p. : ill.
  • Section I: Limits Nanotechnology and Limits to Growth, D. Maclurcan and N. Radywyl Nanotechnology and the Environment, D.J. Hess and A. Lamprou Nanotechnology and Traditional Knowledge Systems, R. Eglash Section II: Capacity Nanotechnology and Geopolitics: There's Plenty of Room at the Top, S. Howard and K.J. Wetter Nanotechnology, Agriculture, and Food, K. Lyons, G. Scrinis, and J. Whelan Poor Man's Nanotechnology-From the Bottom Up (Thailand), S. Baruah, J. Dutta, and G.L. Hornyak Section III: Appropriateness Nanotechnology and Global Health, D.Bennett-Woods Toward Pro-Poor Nano-Innovation (Zimbabwe, Peru, Nepal), D.J. Grimshaw Open Source Appropriate Nanotechnology, U. Mushtaq and J.M. Pearce Section IV: Governance Nanotechnology and Risk. F. Wickson Nanotechnology and State Regulation (India), N. Srivastava and N. Chowdhury Nanotechnology and Global Regulation, D.M. Bowman and G.A. Hodge Nanotechnology without Growth, D. Maclurcan and N. Radywyl.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439855768 20171218
The rise of collaborative consumption, peer-to-peer systems, and not-for-profit social enterprise heralds the emergence of a new era of human collectivity. Increasingly, this consolidation stems from an understanding that big-banner issues-such as climate change-are not the root causes of our present global predicament. There is a growing and collective view that issues such as this are actually symptoms of a much more vicious, seemingly insurmountable condition: our addiction to economic, consumption, and population growth in a world of finite resources. Nanotechnology and Global Sustainability uses nanotechnology-the product of applied scientific knowledge to control and utilize matter at atomic and molecular scales-as a lens through which to explore the interrelationship between innovation, politics, economy, and sustainability. This groundbreaking book addresses how stakeholders can actively reshape agendas to create positive and sustainable futures through this latest controversial, cross-sectoral technology. It moves beyond issues of efficiency, productivity, and utility, exploring the insights of 22 contributors from around the world, whose work spans the disciplines of science and the humanities. Their combined knowledge, reinforced with various case studies, introduces an exciting prospect-how we can innovate without economic growth. This new volume in the Perspectives in Nanotechnology series is edited by Dr. Donald Maclurcan and Dr. Natalia Radywyl. Dr. Maclurcan is a social innovator and Honorary Research Fellow with the Institute for Nanoscale Technology at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. Dr. Radywyl is a social researcher and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow in the Faculty of Life and Social Sciences at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. This book is written for a wide audience and will be of particular interest to activists, scholars, policy makers, scientists, business professionals, and others who seek an understanding of how we might justly transition to sustainable societies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781439855768 20171218
xix, 441 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Framing the Issue of Sustainability: Science and Sustainability-- Sustainability from Ecological, Social, Economic and Technological Perspectives-- A Green Engineering Textbook for Chemical Engineering-- Innovative Industrial Ecology Education-- Sustainable Industrial Development.- Sustainable Pathways: Clean Technologies for Wastewater Management in Seafood Canning Industries-- Kinetic Analysis of Aerobic Composting of Tobacco Industry Solid Waste-- Preventative Measures in Production-- Risk Assessment and Quality of Environmental Systems-- Carbon Storage-- Integrated Computer Aided System for Sustainable Process Alternatives-- Pollution Prevention and Environmental Management Systems.- Sustainability Metrics: Technology Sensitive Indicators of Sustainability-- Metrics for Supply Chain Sustainability-- Quantifying Technological Aspects of Process Sustainability-- Sustainable Economy Indices-- National Competitiveness in Manufacturing-- Sustainable Energy Development-- Sustainability Indicators-- Measuring Sustainability-- Sustainability and Energy Efficiency of Chemical Processes-- Eco-efficiency Reporting-- Interpolation for Creating Hydrogeological Models-- Indicators of Sustainable Production-- Remote Sensing as a Tool for Achieving and Monitoring Progress Toward Sustainability.- Summary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540211310 20160528
The objective of the book is to critically evaluate current scientific work on defining the issue of sustainability and on measuring progress towards a sustainable state. It aims to provide a common understanding of how progress towards sustainability can be achieved by optimising technological development, environmental impact and socio-economic factors. A further objective is to identify the major trends in methodologies that assist progress towards sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783540211310 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
viii, 81 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xii, 281 p. ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xx, 223 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
  • Sweet potato production systems in the Dominican Republic: a comparison of two agroecological zones-- classification and spatial distribution of rice-based agroecosystems in West Africa-- spatial projection of socioeconomic data using geographic information systems: results from a Kenya study in the strategic implementation of a livestock disease control intervention-- farmers' organization, research and diffusion of technology-- technological change in wheat production in Pakistan: markets behaviour and income dynamics-- the relative value of cereal straw fodder in the semiarid tropics of India: implications for cereal breeding programmes at ICRISAT-- scope for improvement of small ruminant production in the Sahel-- part contents.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851988061 20160528
Agricultural technologies reflect the characteristics not only of environments but also of the people who devise and use them. The social science perspectives of variability in space and time can be used to generate comparative data which aid understanding of these issues. The studies reported in this book cross spatial and temporal boundaries and should interest social scientists concerned with agricultural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780851988061 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Introduction David G. Rickerby and Mark Morrison Nanotechnology in Electronics Larry Larson, Seongsin Margaret Kim, Patrick Kung, Quigkai Yu, Zhihong Liu, Deb Newberry, and Walt Trybula Photovoltaics and Nanotechnology: From Innovation to Industry Sophia Fantechi, Iain Weir, and Bertrand Fillon How Nanotechnologies Can Enhance Sustainability in the Agrifood Sector Frans W.H. Kampers Biological Production of Nanocellulose and Potential Application in Agricultural and Forest Product Industry Nadanathangam Vigneshwaran, Prasad Satyamurthy, and Prateek Jain Applications of Nanotechnology in Aerospace Leonard L. Yowell and Padraig G. Moloney Applications of Nanomaterials in Fuel Cells Shangfeng Du and Bruno G. Pollet Nanostructured Metal Oxide Catalysts Vicente Cortes Corberan, Vicente Rives, Natalia V. Mezentseva, Vladislav A. Sadykov, and Eduardo Martinez-Tamayo Solar Photocatalytic Drinking Water Treatment for Developing Countries John Anthony Byrne and Pilar Fernandez-Ibanez Applications of Nanotechnology in the Building Industry Michael B. Cortie, Nicholas Stokes, Gregory Heness, and Geoffrey B. Smith Anticipatory Life-Cycle Assessment of SWCNT-Enabled Lithium Ion Batteries Ben A. Wender and Thomas P. Seager Life-Cycle Assessment of Nanotechnology-Based Applications Michael Steinfeldt.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482214826 20160616
Nanotechnology has the potential to play an important role in increasing the sustainability of a wide range of industrial sectors. Nanomaterials could contribute to more sustainable manufacturing through cleaner, less wasteful production processes and can substitute conventional materials, leading to savings in raw materials and energy. Nanotechnology for Sustainable Manufacturing discusses recent progress in the areas of energy and materials efficiency related to resource savings and conservation of raw materials, which are drivers for the application of nanotechnology in the industrial setting. Written by leading experts from Europe, North America, Asia, and Australia, the book provides an innovative perspective by establishing connections between the subject areas associated with nanotechnology and by bridging the academic and industrial research gap. The topics covered include electronics, agrifood, aerospace, pulp and paper manufacturing, batteries, catalysts, solar energy, fuel cells, drinking water, and construction materials. The chapters offer insights into the diverse industries that are currently or likely to be impacted by developments in nanotechnology and nanomaterials. They cover applications such as nanotechnology for alternative energy generation, improving water quality, and novel uses in agriculture and forest products. The book also addresses the use of life-cycle analysis for assessing the sustainability of nanotechnology-based products and processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482214826 20160616


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