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"Episodes of air pollution throughout the 20th and 21st centuries have had a huge influence socially, economically and politically. From the Great Smog of London to the Kuwait Oil Fires, and from the ashes of Mount St Helens to air pollution in Beijing, this book chronicles their enduring legacies in medicine, science and public policy. Using technical information and insight from witnesses directly involved in the incidents, ten key episodes are brought together to allow comparison and analysis. Written for students, academics and professionals of atmospheric physics and chemistry, environmental science, public policy and other clinical disciplines, Air Pollution Episodes provides the unique opportunity to understand and learn from the most famous and sometimes devastating incidences of air pollution globally."--Publisher's website.
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  • REPRODUCIBILITY, BIAS, AND OBJECTIVITY IN CONSERVATION SCIENCE-- CHALLENGES TO FOUNDATIONAL PREMISES IN CONSERVATION-- ICONIC CONSERVATION TALES: SORTING TRUTH FROM FICTION-- QUESTIONING ACCEPTED STRATEGIES AND INTERVENTIONS-- CONCLUSION.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808978 20180115
This edited volume assembles some of the most intriguing voices in modern conservation biology. Collectively they highlight many of the most challenging questions being asked in conservation science today, each of which will benefit from new experiments, new data, and new analyses. The book's principal aim is to inspire readers to tackle these uncomfortable issues head-on. A second goal is to be reflective and consider how the field has reacted to challenges, and to what extent these challenges advance conservation science. A concluding chapter will synthesize common themes that emerge from the experiences of the authors in these debates and discuss how best to guard against confirmation bias. The hope is that this book will lead to greater conservation of ecosystems and biodiversity by harnessing the engine of constructive scientific scepticism in service of better results.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198808978 20180115
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  • Environmental Nanotechnology: An Introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Properties of Nanomaterial 1.3 Major applications in nanotechnology 1.4 Type of nanoparticles 1.5 Types of Engineered Nanoparticles 1.6 Properties 1.7 Nanotechnology - Environmental Applications: References 2. Chemical Synthesis of Nanomaterial 2.1 Introduction 2.2 General Method of Synthesis 2.3 Advance Synthesis Methods 2.4 Experimental procedure References Biological Synthesis of Nanomaterial 3.1. Introduction 3.2. Synthesis of Nanomaterial 3.3. Biological synthesis of nanomaterial References Natural Nanomaterial 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Natural Polymers 4.3 Natural Adsorbents 4.4 CNTs 4.5 Nano biomaterial 4.6 Nanosized Organisms 4.7 Diatoms 4.8 Nanobacterium 4.9 Nanoparticles in Soil 4.10 Clay 4.11 Clay Minerals 4.12 Organically modified clay minerals 4.13 Minerals 4.14 Nanoparticles from Volcanic Eruption 4.15 Nanoparticles from Space Reference Developments of Nano composite 5.1 Introduction 5.2 Classification of nanocomposite 5.3 Preparation of different types of nanocomposite 5.4 Nano-magnetite 5.5 Iron-carbon composite 5.6 Carbonaceous nanomaterial 5.7 Nanosorbent material 5.8 Graphene/ magnetite nanocomposite 5.9 Carbon nanotube/chitosan nanocomposite 5.10 Starch/SnO2 nanocomposite 5.11 Guar gum/Al2O3 (GG/AO) nanocomposite 5.12Alkali-activated magnesium slag-based nanostructural composite 5.13 Polyaniline zirconium (IV) silicophosphate nanocomposite 5.14 Clay/polymer nanocomposite hydrogels 5.15. PbO/SiO2 Nanocomposite 5.16 PS/Ag Nanocomposite Spheres 5.17 Polyaniline (PANI)/graphene (GN) nanocomposites 5.18 Carbon/metal nanocomposites 5.19 Bio-nanocomposite 5.20 Polylactide-Based Bionanocomposites 5.21 Fabrication of Unique Magnetic Bionanocomposite References Nano based - waste water treatment technology 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Techniques for water purification 6.3 Metal based nano-adsorbents 6.4 Carbon nanotubes adsorbents 6.5 Bio-adsorbents Membrane filtration 6.7 Nanofiber membranes 6.8 Nanocomposite membranes 6.9 Nanomaterials - water treatment 6.10 Nanosorbents 6.11 Photocatalyst 6.12 Dendrimers in water treatment 6.13 Other Nanomaterials References Nano technological applications: Sustainable Energy 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Application of nanotechnology in energy sector 7.3. Nanotechnology and solar energy 7.4. Nanotechnology and wind energy 7.5 Nanotechnology and biomass energy (biofuel) 7.6 Application of Nano catalyst for biodiesel production 7.7 Nanotechnology for electric transmission References Advance Instrumentation: characterization of synthesized material 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Development aspects of analytical techniques 8.3 Characterization Techniques References Membrane filtration technology 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Membrane Filtration 9.3 Membrane bioreactor 9.4 Development of Membrane Bioreactors 9.5 Membrane performance 9.6 Interactions with membrane material 9.7 Biological activity 9.8 Membranes and membrane processes- challenges 9.9 Nanofiber membranes 9.10 Biological membranes 9.11Nano composite membranes for water/wastewater treatment 9.12 Membranes and biofilm attachment 9.13 Desalination by membrane technology (case study) Tio2- Nano Photo catalysis in the pretreatment of seawater reverse osmosis Desalination 9.14 Membrane Technology for Desalination of water References Nanoparticles: Health and Environmental Risk 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Health Hazards 10.3 Physicochemical properties of nanoparticles hazard: 10.4 Toxicity of nanoparticle: 10.5 Toxicity- Health Hazards 10.6 Nanomaterial health effects 10.7 Toxicity to plants 10.8 Environmental hazards 10.9 Risk / hazard management for nanomaterial 10.10 Nanomaterial releases to the environment 10.11 Fate and transport of nanomaterial in the environment 10.12 Analysis in environmental matrices 10.13 Release to environment 10.14 Eco toxicity and analysis of nanomaterial in the aquatic environment 10.15 Effect of Nanomaterial on Critical Ecosystem 10.16 OSHA Legislation References Advance Research case studies Photo catalytic Degradation of Dyes: based on Advance Semiconducting Nanoparticles 11.1 Introduction References: Glossary.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498726245 20171218
Environmental nanotechnology is considered to play a key role in shaping of current environmental engineering and science practices. This book titled "Environmental Nanotechnology" covers the advanced materials, devices, and system development for use in the environmental protection. The development of nano-based materials, understanding their chemistry and characterization using techniques like X- Ray diffraction, FT-IR, EDX, scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), high resolution-TEM, etc is included. It also highlights the scope for their applications in environmental protection, environmental remediation and environmental biosensors for detection, monitoring and assessment. Key Features: Covers basic to advanced Nano-based materials, their synthesis, development, characterization and applications and all the updated information related to environmental nanotechnology. Discusses implications of nanomaterials on the environment and applications of nanotechnology to protect the environment. Illustrates specific topics such as ethics of nanotechnology development, Nano-biotechnology, and application in wastewater technology. Includes applications of nanomaterials for combating global climate change and carbon sequestration. Gives examples of field applications of environmental nanotechnology. This book covers advanced materials, devices, and system developments for use in environmental protection. The development of nano-based materials, understanding its chemistry and characterization by the use of X-Ray diffraction, FT-IR, EDX, scanning electron microscope (SEM), transmission electron microscope (TEM), and high resolution-TEM give the scope for their application in environmental protection, environmental remediation, and environmental biosensors for detection, monitoring, and assessment. The green chemistry based on nano-based materials prevents pollution and controls environmental contaminants.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498726245 20171218
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  • Traffic Generated Pollutants and Urban Stormwater Quality
  • Research Study
  • Influence of Traffic and Land Use on Pollutant Transport Pathways
  • Predicting Stormwater Quality for Traffic Generated Pollutants
  • Implications for Engineered Applications and Recommendations for Future Research Directions.
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1 online resource.
  • SECTION 1: Background Information on Petroleum Industry Activities and the Nigerian Environment 1. Introduction 2. The Nigerian Aquatic Environment 3. Biotic Resources of Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystems a. Abiotic components of Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystems 4. The Historical Trajectory of Crude Oil Exploration in Nigeria 5. The Physical and Chemical Components of Nigerian Crude Oil 6. Types of crude oil in Nigeria 7. Composition and properties of crude oil 8. Refinery products and By-products 9. The Global oil Industry and the Nigerian Environment. 10. The Nigerian Economy before the Discovery of crude oil. 11. The oil Boom Era: Socio-political and Economic Consequences SECTION 2: The Effects of Crude Oil Exploration on the Socio-cultural and Eco-economics of Nigerian Environment 13. The impacts of seismic activities on the geology of oil-producing regions of Nigeria 14. The effects of crude oil exploration on Fish and fisheries of Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystems 15. The impacts of petroleum production on terrestrial fauna and flora in oil-producing region of Nigeria 16. Petroleum industry activities and human health 17. Mapping and Modelling Ecosystem Services in Petroleum-producing Areas in Nigeria 18. The Socio-cultural Implications of crude oil Exploration in Nigeria 19. The Eco-Economics of crude oil Exploration in Nigeria 20. Managing Nigeria's Aquatic Resources 21. Payment for Ecosystem Services 22. Economic valuation of Nigerian Aquatic Resources and Services 23. Trade-off Analyses of Ecosystem Services in Nigerian waters 24. Land use/land cover change in Petroleum-producing Regions of Nigeria 25. Petroleum Industry Activities and Climate change: Global to National Perspective SECTION 3: Petroleum Industry Challenges and their Solutions 27. Politics of state/oil multinational alliance and security responses 28. Reactions to petroleum exploration from oil-bearing communities: What have we learnt? 29. The Niger Delta Amnesty Programme: Achievements, limitations and sustainability ( OR The political economy of the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme) 30. Sustainable Exploration of crude oil in Nigeria 31. Dealing with oil spill scenarios in Niger Delta: Lessons from the past 32. Remediation of crude oil spillage.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128093993 20171211
The Political Ecology of Oil and Gas Activities in the Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystem reviews the current status of the ecosystems and economic implications of oil and gas development in Nigeria, a key oil-producing state. The ecological and economic impacts of oil and gas development, particularly in developing nations, are crucial topics for ecologists, natural resource professionals and pollution researchers to understand. This book takes an integrative approach to these problems through the lens of one of the key oil-producing nations, linking natural and human systems through the valuation of ecosystem services.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128093993 20171211
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xiv, 397 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
"In 'A Tale of Three Thirsty Cities: The Innovative Water Supply Systems of Toledo, London and Paris in the Second Half of the Sixteenth Century', Chaim Shulman presents an analysis of three projects of urban water supply systems carried out between 1560s-1610s. The technical and economic differences between these projects resulted from external conditions not directly related to the water supply problem. Although the same basic technology was apparently available at the time in all cases, the geographical, engineering, entrepreneurial and cultural nature of each region differed. The inhabitants' wellbeing improvement achieved varied accordingly. Much broader insights are drawn on the policies of the three monarchies regarding the initiative of and support for grand scale public works in general."--Cover page 4.
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ix, 452 pages : illustrations ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • CONTENTS: Wastes as construction materials Wastes as fuels Waste treatment technologies MSW management Recycling of wastes and materials recovery Wastes from new materials (nanomaterials, electronics, composites, etc.) Environmental, economic and social aspects in waste management Circular economy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138196698 20171218
  • Energetic recovery of municipal solid waste scenario in Sao Paulo State, Brazil F.C. Dalmo, N.M. Simao, S. Nebra & P.H.M. Sant'Ana Recycled synthetic waste fibres for the reinforcement of concrete K. Bendjillali, M. Chemrouk & B. Boulekbache Leaching characteristics of co-bearing glasses obtained from spent Li-ion batteries B.J. Forero, J.V. Diaz-Salaverria, P. Delvasto & C.X. Gouveia Valorisation of different wastes: A sustainable approach in the design of new products A. Teixeira, D. Monteiro, R. Ribeiro, V. Canavarro, B. Rangel & J.L. Alves Belgian and Portuguese apple tree bark and core: Comparison of antioxidant content M.M. Moreira, M.F. Barroso, S. Morais, C. Delerue-Matos, A. Boeykens & H. Withouck Process development for a combined treatment of EAFD and jarosite S. Wegscheider, S. Steinlechner, G. Hanke & J. Antrekowitsch Mechanical damage of a nonwoven geotextile induced by recycled aggregates J.R. Carneiro, M.L. Lopes & A. da Silva Smart biofilms produced from fish filleting wastes R.S. Brito, C.A. Araujo, L.F.H. Lourenco, E.J.G. Pino-Hernadez, G.S. Souza Matos & M.R.S. Peixoto Joele PAC and tannin as coagulants in swine slaughterhouse wastewater treatment M.C. Bongiovani, T. Werberich, R.M. Schneider & A.G. do Amaral Waste to energy as a complementary energy source in Abuja, Nigeria O.M. Aderoju & G.A. Dias Study on properties related to energy recovery from waste streams in Finland E. Sermyagina, M. Nikku, E. Vakkilainen & T. Hyppanen Chars from co-gasification of rice wastes as Cr(III) removal agents D. Dias, W. Ribeiro, N. Lapa, M. Bernardo, I. Matos, I. Fonseca & F. Pinto Anaerobic digestion sludge composting-assessment of the star-up process M.E. Silva, S. Araujo, I. Bras, G. Lobo, A. Cordeiro, M. Faria, A.C. Cunha-Queda & O.C. Nunes Diagnosis and assessment of the management of sanitary landfill leachates in Portugal A. Fernandes, L. Ciriaco, M.J. Pacheco, A. Lopes & A. Albuquerque Truck tire pyrolysis optimization using the self-produced carbon black as a catalyst N. Akkouche, M. Balistrou, M. Hachemi, N. Himrane, K. Loubar & M. Tazerout Waste cooking oils: Low-cost substrate for co-production of lipase and microbial lipids S.M. Miranda, A.S. Pereira, I. Belo & M. Lopes Proposal for MSW management facilities location in a state of Brazil D.A. Colvero, A.P.D. Gomes, L.A.C. Tarelho, M.A.A. Matos & K.A. Santos Production of tannin-based adsorbents and their use for arsenic uptake from water H.A.M. Bacelo, C.M.S. Botelho & S.C.R. Santos Damage induced by recycled C&D wastes on the short-term tensile behaviour of a geogrid P.M. Pereira, C.S. Vieira & M.L. Lopes Lean-green synergy awareness: A Portuguese survey M.F. Abreu, A.C. Alves & F. Moreira Efficiency of regeneration by solvent extraction for different types of waste oil C.T. Pinheiro, M.J. Quina & L.M. Gando-Ferreira Diethylketone and Cd pilot-scale biosorption by a biofilm supported on vermiculite F. Costa & T. Tavares Removal of wastewater treatment sludge by incineration S. Dursun, Z.C. Ayturan & G. Dinc Double benefit biodiesel produced from waste frying oils and animal fats M. Catarino, A.P. Soares Dias & M. Ramos Alkali-activated cement using slags and fly ash S. Rios, A. Viana da Fonseca, C. Pinheiro, S. Nunes & N. Cristelo Waste of biodiesel production: Conversion of glycerol into biofuel additives S. Carlota, J.E. Castanheiro & A.P. Pinto Geotechnical characterization of recycled C&D wastes for use as trenches backfilling C.S. Vieira, M.L. Lopes & N. Cristelo Recycling of MSWI fly ash in clay bricks-effect of washing and electrodialytic treatment W. Chen, E. Klupsch, G.M. Kirkelund, P.E. Jensen, L.M. Ottosen & C. Dias-Ferreira Processing of metallurgical wastes with obtaining iron oxides nanopowders I.Yu. Motovilov, V.A. Luganov, T.A. Chepushtanova, G.D. Guseynova & Sh.S. Itkulova A step forward on cleaner production: Remanufacturing and interchangeability F. Moreira Review of potential ways for resource recovery from human urine J. Santos, E. Cifrian, T. Llano, C. Rico, A. Andres & C. Alegria Portugal lacks refuse derived fuel production from municipal solid waste P.C. Berardi, M.F. Almeida, J.M. Dias & M.L. Lopes Removal of Cr(III) from aqueous solutions by modified lignocellulosic waste A.L. Arim, D.F.M. Cecilio, M.J. Quina & L.M. Gando-Ferreira Valorization of residues from fig processing industry by anaerobic digestion D.P. Rodrigues, C.I. Alves, R.C. Martins, M.J. Quina, A. Klepacz-Smolka, M.N. Coelho Pinheiro & L.M. Castro Hazards identification in waste collection systems: A case study B. Rani-Borges & J.M.P. Vieira Outlining strategies to improve eco-efficiency and efficiency performance E.J. Lourenco, A.J. Baptista, J.P. Pereira & C. Dias-Ferreira Enzymatic esterification of pre-treated and untreated acid oil soapstock J. Borges, C. Alvim-Ferraz, M.F. Almeida, J.M. Dias & S. Budzaki Formulation of waste mixtures towards effective composting: A case study M.J. Fernandes, F.C. Pires & J.M. Dias Selective extraction of lithium from spent lithium-ion batteries N. Vieceli, F. Margarido, M.F.C. Pereira, F. Durao, C. Guimaraes & C.A. Nogueira The main environmental impacts of a university restaurant and the search for solutions M.C. Rizk, D.B. Nascimento, B.A. Perao & F.P. Camacho Treatment of food waste from a university restaurant added to sugarcane bagasse M.C. Rizk, I.P. Bonalumi, T.S. Almeida & F.P. Camacho Biosolids production and COD removal in activated sludge and moving bed biofilm reactors R.A. Dias, R.C. Martins, L.M. Castro & R.M. Quinta-Ferreira Anaerobic digestion impact on the adaptation to climate change in Sao Tome and Principe J.F. Pesqueira, M.F. Almeida, J.M. Dias, D. Carneiro, A. Justo & M.J. Martins Garden waste quantification using home composting on a model garden T. Machado, B. Chaves, L. Campos & D. Bessa Acid esterification vs glycerolysis of acid oil soapstock for FFA reduction E. Costa, M. Cruz, C. Alvim-Ferraz, M.F. Almeida & J.M. Dias Sweet potato bioethanol purification using glycerol J.O.V. Silva, M.F. Almeida, J.M. Dias & M.C. Alvim-Ferraz Methodology for the assessment of non-hazardous waste treatment areas V. Amant, A. Denot & L. Eisenlohr MAESTRI efficiency framework as a support tool for industrial symbiosis implementation A.J. Baptista, E.J. Lourenco, P. Pecas, E.J. Silva, M.A. Estrela, M. Holgado, M. Benedetti & S. Evans Activated carbons from Angolan wood wastes for the adsorption of MCPA pesticide E.F. Tchikuala, P.A.M. Mourao & J.M.V. Nabais Separate collection of packaging waste: Characterization and impacts V. Oliveira, J.M. Vaz, V. Sousa & C. Dias-Ferreira Improvement of a clayey soil with alkaline activation of wastes M. Correa-Silva, T. Miranda, N. Araujo, J. Coelho, N. Cristelo & A. Topa Gomes Gasification of RDF from MSW-an overview F.V. Barbosa, J.C.F. Teixeira, M.C.L.G. Vilarinho & J.M.M.G. Araujo Extraction of copper from dumps and tails of leaching by hydrochloric acid K.K. Mamyrbayeva, V.A. Luganov, Y.S. Merkibayev, Zh. Yesken & S.D. Orazymbetova Construction wastes application for environmental protection A.S. Sakharova, L.B. Svatovskaya, M.M. Baidarashvili & A.V. Petriaev Design of a laboratory scale circulating fluidized bed gasifier for residual biomass D.A. Tibocha, D.C. Guio-Perez & S.L. Rincon Efficient activated carbons from chars of the co-pyrolysis of rice wastes D. Dias, M. Miguel, N. Lapa, M. Bernardo, I. Matos, I. Fonseca & F. Pinto Recovery of the polymer content of electrical cables for thermal and acoustic insulation J. Bessa, C. Mota, F. Cunha & R. Fangueiro Recovery of wood dust in composite materials J. Bessa, C. Mota, F. Cunha & R. Fangueiro Modified biological sorbents from waste for the removal of metal ions from the water system L. Rozumova, P. Kus & I. Safarik Phytoremediation of soils contaminated with lead by Arundo donax L. S. Sidella, S.L. Cosentino, A.L. Fernando, J. Costa & B. Barbosa Employment of industrial wastes as agents for inclusion modification in molten steels F.A. Castro, J. Santos, P. Lacerda, R. Pacheco, T. Teixeira, A. Silva, E. Soares, J. Machado & M. Abreu Olive pomace phenolics extraction: Conventional vs emergent methodologies M.A. Nunes, R.C. Alves, A.S.G. Costa, M.B.P.P. Oliveira & H. Puga Incorporation of metallurgical wastes as inorganic fillers in resins A. Oliveira, C.I. Martins & F. Castro Sustainability and circular economy through PBL: Engineering students' perceptions A.C. Alves, F. Moreira, C.P. Leao & M.A. Carvalho Suitability of agroindustrial residues for cellulose-based materials production D.J.C. Araujo, M.C.L.G. Vilarinho & A.V. Machado Pyrolysis of lipid wastes under different atmospheres: Vacuum, nitrogen and methane L. Durao, M. Goncalves, A. Oliveira, C. Nobre, B. Mendes, T. Kolaitis & T. Tsoutsos Effect of temperature in RDF pyrolysis A. Ribeiro, J. Carvalho & C. Vilarinho Potential of exhausted olive pomace for gasification C. Castro, A. Mota, A. Ribeiro, M. Soares, J. Araujo, J. Carvalho & C. Vilarinho Analysis of foundry sand for incorporation in asphalt mixtures L.P. Nascimento, J.R.M. Oliveira & C. Vilarinho.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351796231 20171218
This volume presents a selection of papers from the WASTES 2017 conference, a platform for scientists and industries from the waste management and recycling sectors from around the world, who shared experiences and knowledge at the meeting. Covering discussions regarding the balance between economic, environmental and social outcomes, the development of innovative techniques, tools and strategies on how wastes can be transformed into good ideas. Improving both the overall environmental performance and the understanding of the industry impact on the environment, as well as the options analysis for its improvement were key objectives of this conference.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138196698 20171218
Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities II contains selected papers presented at the 4th edition of the International Conference Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, that took place 25-26 September 2017 at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. The Wastes conference, which takes place biennially, is a prime forum for academics and industry representatives from the waste management and recycling sectors around the world to share their experience and knowledge with all in attendance. The published papers focus on a wide range of topics, including: Wastes as construction materials, Wastes as fuels, Waste treatment technologies, MSW management, Recycling of wastes and materials recovery, Wastes from new materials (nanomaterials, electronics, composites, etc.), Environmental, economic and social aspects in waste management and Circular economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351796231 20171218
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xxiv, 430 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; [ca. 23-29] cm.
  • Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Editors Contributors Abbreviations Chapter 1 Nanomaterials Applications for Environmental Remediation Anupreet Kaur Chapter 2 Treatment of Fluoride-Contaminated Water by Electrocoagulation Followed by Microfiltration Technique D. Ghosh, B. K. Nandi, M. Rahaman, and M. K. Purkait Chapter 3 Electrooxidation Processes for Dye Degradation and Colored Wastewater Treatment Farshid Ghanbari and Mahsa Moradi Chapter 4 Advanced Oxidation Processes Using Nanomaterials E. Rosales, M. Pazos, and M. A. Sanroman Chapter 5 Applications of Synthetic Nanocomposite Ion-Exchange Materials as Chemical and Vapor Sensors Asif Ali Khan, Shakeeba Shaheen, and Nida Alam Chapter 6 Nanomaterial-Supported Biopolymers for Water Purification Nalini Sankararamakrishnan Chapter 7 Nanomaterial-Based Sorbents for the Removal of Heavy Metal Ions from Water V.K. Garg and Navish Kataria Chapter 8 Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes in Water and Wastewater Treatment Geoffrey S. Simate and Lubinda F. Walubita Chapter 9 Carbon- and Graphene-Based Nanocomposites for Wastewater Treatment R. Boopathy Chapter 10 Nanoscale Layered Double Hydroxides for Wastewater Remediation: Recent Advances and Perspectives Sushmita Banerjee and Ravindra Kumar Gautam Chapter 11 Activated Carbon-Doped Magnetic Nanoparticles for Wastewater Treatment Muhammad Abbas Ahmad Zaini, Lee Lin Zhi, and Tang Shu Hui Chapter 12 Functionalized Fe3O4 Nanoparticles for the Removal and Remediation of Heavy Metals in Wastewater A. Sivaraman, D. Manjula Dhevi, A. Anand Prabu, Kap Jin Kim Chapter 13 Nanoscale Materials for the Removal of Arsenic from Wastewater Sushmita Banerjee, Puja Rai, Vandani Rawat, and Ravindra Kumar Gautam Chapter 14 Metal Organic Framework-Based Adsorbents in Water Treatment Heecheul Kim, D. Manjula Dhevi, Kap Jin Kim, A. Anand Prabu, and Xubiao Luo Chapter 15 Environmental Fate and Ecotoxicity of Engineered Nanoparticles: Current Trends and Future Perspective Anamika Kushwaha, Radha Rani, and Vishnu Agarwal.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498753357 20171218
Contamination of aqueous environments by hazardous chemical compounds is the direct cause of the decline of safe clean water supply throughout the globe. The use of unconventional water sources such as treated wastewater will be a new norm. Emerging nanotechnological innovations have great potential for wastewater remediation processes. Applications that use smart nanomaterials of inorganic and organic origin improve treatment efficiency and lower energy requirements. This book describes the synthesis, fabrication, and application of advanced nanomaterials in water treatment processes; their adsorption, transformation into low toxic forms, or degradation phenomena, and the adsorption and separation of hazardous dyes, organic pollutants, heavy metals and metalloids from aqueous solutions. It explains the use of different categories of nanomaterials for various pollutants and enhances understanding of nanotechnology-based water remediation to make it less toxic and reusable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498753357 20171218
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xiii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Reflections on Editing Advances In Environmental Accounting & Management - Martin Freedman and Bikki Jaggi Guest Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue - Fatima De Souza Freire Hegemonies, Politics, and the Brazilian Academy In Social and Environmental Accounting: a Post-Structural Note - Barbara De Lima Voss, David Bernard Carter and Bruno Meirelles Salotti an Analysis of the Adherence to Gri for Disclosing Information on Social Action and Sustainability Concerns - Vicente Lima Crisostomo, Priscila De Azevedo Prudencio and Hyane Correia Forte Financial Performance of Stocks of Companies Participating In the Carbon Efficient Index (Ico2) - Patricia Lacerda De Carvalho and Aldo Leonardo Cunha Callado Performance of Sustainability and Negotiability Indexes In the Brazilian Stock Market - Patricia Lacerda De Carvalho and Orleans Silva Martins Do Environmental Disasters Impact on the Volume of Socio-Environmental Investment and Disclosure of Brazilian Companies? - Jose Venancio Ferreira Neto, Sonia Maria Da Silva, Gomes, Adriano Leal Bruni and Jose Maria Dias Filho Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786353764 20170522
Vol 6 of Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management aims to advance knowledge of the governance and management of corporate environmental impacts and the accounting for these, including issues related to measurement, valuation, and disclosure. It is particularly relevant for accounting practitioners, investors and other stakeholders of the financial and social consequences of corporate environmental impacts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786353764 20170522
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viii, 232 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
  • Modernity as crisis : noise and "nerves"
  • Re-enchanting modernity : techniques of magical sound
  • Creating the sonically rational : modern interventions in everyday aurality
  • National acoustics : total listening in the Second World War.
Sound transformed British life in the "age of noise" between 1914 and 1945. The sonic maelstrom of mechanized society bred anger and anxiety and even led observers to forecast the end of civilization. The noise was, as James G. Mansell shows, modernity itself, expressed in aural form, with immense implications for the construction of the self. Tracing the ideas, feelings, and representations prompted by life in early twentieth century Britain, Mansell examines how and why sound shaped the self. He works at the crux of cultural and intellectual history, analyzing the meanings that were attached to different types of sound, who created these typologies and why, and how these meanings connected to debates about modernity. From traffic noise to air raids, everyday sounds elicited new ways of thinking about being modern. Each individual negotiated his or her own subjective meanings through hopes or fears for sound. As Mansell considers the different ways Britons heard their world, he reveals why we must take sound into account in our studies of cultural and social history.
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1 online resource.
  • List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Acknowledgments. Author. Introduction References Pollutant Exposure Emissions Deposition Ozone Production and Dispersion Mechanism of Exposure to Metals and Persistent Organic Pollutants References Impacts Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Critical Load and Exceedance Ozone Exposure and Effects Visibility Impairment Effects of Exposure to Airborne Toxics References Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Highlands Network Introduction Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Summary References. Shenandoah National Park and the Mid-Atlantic Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Summary References Acadia National Park and the Northeast Temperate Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References South Florida/Caribbean Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Great Lakes Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Mammoth Cave National Park and the Cumberland Piedmont Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Northern Colorado Plateau Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Impairment Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References The Grand Canyon and the Southern Colorado Plateau Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Impairment Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Coast and Cascades Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Klamath Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Hawaii Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Sulfur Dioxide Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Summary References Mojave Desert Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Chihuahuan Desert Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Sierra Nevada Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Rocky Mountain and Glacier National Parks Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Greater Yellowstone Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Denali National Park and Central Alaska Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Arctic Network Parks Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Southeastern Alaska Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498765176 20170522
A variety of air pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere from human-caused and natural emissions sources throughout the United States and elsewhere. These contaminants impact sensitive natural resources in wilderness, including the national parks. The system of national parks in the United States is among our greatest assets. This book provides a compilation and synthesis of current scientific understanding regarding the causes and effects of these pollutants within national park lands. It describes pollutant emissions, deposition, and exposures; it identifies the critical (tipping point) loads of pollutant deposition at which adverse impacts are manifested.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498765176 20170522
Book
xliv, 638 pages : illustrations (some color) ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Acronyms and Abbreviations. Acknowledgments. Author. Introduction References Pollutant Exposure Emissions Deposition Ozone Production and Dispersion Mechanism of Exposure to Metals and Persistent Organic Pollutants References Impacts Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Critical Load and Exceedance Ozone Exposure and Effects Visibility Impairment Effects of Exposure to Airborne Toxics References Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Highlands Network Introduction Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Summary References. Shenandoah National Park and the Mid-Atlantic Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Summary References Acadia National Park and the Northeast Temperate Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References South Florida/Caribbean Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Great Lakes Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Mammoth Cave National Park and the Cumberland Piedmont Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Northern Colorado Plateau Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Impairment Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References The Grand Canyon and the Southern Colorado Plateau Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Impairment Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Coast and Cascades Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Klamath Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Hawaii Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Sulfur Dioxide Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Summary References Mojave Desert Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Chihuahuan Desert Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Sierra Nevada Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Rocky Mountain and Glacier National Parks Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Greater Yellowstone Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Denali National Park and Central Alaska Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Arctic Network Parks Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Southeastern Alaska Network Background Atmospheric Emissions and Deposition Acidification Nutrient Nitrogen Enrichment Ozone Injury to Vegetation Visibility Degradation Toxic Airborne Contaminants Summary References Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498765176 20171218
A variety of air pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere from human-caused and natural emissions sources throughout the United States and elsewhere. These contaminants impact sensitive natural resources in wilderness, including the national parks. The system of national parks in the United States is among our greatest assets. This book provides a compilation and synthesis of current scientific understanding regarding the causes and effects of these pollutants within national park lands. It describes pollutant emissions, deposition, and exposures; it identifies the critical (tipping point) loads of pollutant deposition at which adverse impacts are manifested.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498765176 20171218
Book
1 online resource : text file, PDF
  • Part I: Overview. Perspectives of Low-Cost Sensors Adoption for Air Quality Monitoring. Part II: Waste Incineration. A Review of Exposure Assessment Methods in Epidemiological Studies on Incinerators. Management of Atmospheric Pollutants from Waste Incineration Processes: The Case of Bozen. Comparative Assessment of Particulate Air Pollution Exposure from Municipal Solid Waste Incinerator Emissions. Part III: Industrial Emissions. Comparative Analysis of Monitoring Devices for Particulate Content in Exhaust Gases. Perspectives of Unconventional PCDD/F Monitoring for a Steel-Making Plant. Deposition near a Sintering Plant: Preliminary Comparison between Two Methods of Measurements by Deposimeters. Estimation of Regional Air-Quality Damages from Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Extraction in Pennsylvania. Part IV: Urban Air Pollution. Modelling Human Exposure to Air Pollutants in an Urban Area. New Considerations for PM, Black Carbon and Particle Number Concentration for Air Quality Monitoring across Different European Cities. Air Quality Modeling in Support of the Near-Road Exposures and Effects of Urban Air Pollutants Study (NEXUS). Part V: Agriculture. Characteristics and Emission Budget of Carbonaceous Species from Post-Harvest Agricultural-Waste Burning in Source Region of the Indo-Gangetic Plain.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884273 20171218
This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This new compendium provides a nuanced look at monitoring, measuring, and modeling air quality pollution in conjunction with its effects on public health and the environment. Air pollution has been proven to be a major environmental risk to health. Protecting and improving air quality requires knowledge about the types and levels of pollutants being emitted. It also requires the best possible measurement and monitoring capabilities. The chapters in this volume serve as a foundation for monitoring, measuring, and modeling air pollution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781771884273 20171218
Book
xxviii, 257 pages : illustrations ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • Introduction-- Confined spaces-- Hydrogen Sulphide, Part 2: Toxicology-- Biomarkers for Hydrogen Sulfide Poisoning-- Methane and Natural Gas-- Methane Case Study: The Abbeystead Explosion-- Case Study, Natural Gas: The East Ohio Gas Co. Explosion-- Other Vapors or Gases-- Biological Hazards-- Viral Hepatitis-- Leptospirosis/Weill's Disease-- Exercises-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498757881 20171218
  • Introduction-- Confined spaces-- Hydrogen sulphide, The macro view-- Hydrogen sulphide, Toxicology-- Carbon monoxide-- Methane-- Other vapours or gases-- Biological hazards-- Protecting the worker-- Review questions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498757874 20171218
Sewer systems fall into the category "out of sight, out of mind" - they seldom excite interest. But when things go wrong with the air in the sewer system, they go very wrong. Consequences can be dramatic and devastating: sewer workers killed instantly by poisonous gas when they lift a sewer lid, or entire suburban blocks levelled by explosions. This book describes the atmospheric dangers commonly found in the sewer system. It provides easily-understood explanations of the science behind the hazards, combined with real-life examples of when things went dramatically wrong.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498757881 20171218
Book
x, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Creating a technical nutrient
  • From scarcity to abundance
  • Designing waste
  • A recyclable resource
  • Designing upcycled goods
  • Metal in motion
  • Covetable aluminum furniture
  • Guitar sustain.
Besides being the right thing to do for Mother Earth, recycling can also make money-particularly when it comes to upcycling, a zero waste practice where discarded materials are fashioned into goods of greater economic or cultural value. In Upcycling Aluminum, Carl A. Zimring explores how the metal's abundance after World War II-coupled with the significant economic and environmental costs of smelting it from bauxite ore-led to the industrial production of valuable durable goods from salvaged aluminum. Beginning in 1886 with the discovery of how to mass produce aluminum, the book examines the essential part the metal played in early aviation and the world wars, as well as the troubling expansion of aluminum as a material of mass disposal. Recognizing that scrap aluminum was as good as virgin material and much more affordable than newly engineered metal, designers in the postwar era used aluminum to manufacture highly prized artifacts. Zimring takes us on a tour of post-1940s design, examining the use of aluminum in cars, trucks, airplanes, furniture, and musical instruments from 1945 to 2015. By viewing upcycling through the lens of one material, Zimring deepens our understanding of the history of recycling in industrial society. He also provides a historical perspective on contemporary sustainable design practices. Along the way, he challenges common assumptions about upcycling's merits and adds a new dimension to recycling as a form of environmental absolution for the waste-related sins of the modern world. Raising fascinating questions of consumption, environment, and desire, Upcycling Aluminum is for anyone interested in industrial and environmental history, discard studies, engineering, product design, music history, or antiques.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781421421865 20171211
Green Library
Book
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
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
vi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Video
1 streaming video file (89 min.) : digital, sound, color
  • Part I: AWAKE / directed by Josh Fox ; presented by International WOW Company ; written by Floris White Bull, Josh Fox, cinematography by Josh Fox, edited by Greg King
  • Part II: Backwater Bridge / produced and directed by James Spione ; presented by Morninglight Films ; cinematography by James Sione ; edited by Jason Wood ; research by Emma Miller
  • Part III: Standing Rock Through Indigenous Eyes / directed by Myron Dewey ; presented by Digital Smoke Signals ; cinematography by Markus Trejo (Quese IMC) ; Digital Smoke Signals, Myron Dewey, Aaron Turgeon, Adam Alexander Johansson ; edited by Teena Pugliese, William Hawk Birdshead, Aaron Turgeon
  • CODA / directed by Josh Fox ; written by Floris White Bull, Josh Fox ; cinematography by James Spione, Myron Dewey, Josh Fox ; edited by Greg King.
Record of the massive peaceful resistance led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to the Dakota Access Pipeline through their land and underneath the Missouri River.
Book
xviii, 467 pages : illustrations ; [ca. 23-29] cm
  • 1.Biological wastewater treatment processes. Polluting parameters in wastewaters. COD and BOD. The role of biological processes in wastewater treatment. Microorganisms' growth on substrates. Other phenomena occurring in biological wastewater treatment processes. Anaerobic digestion model. Process schemes for biological wastewater treatment. General assumptions made in this book. Key points. Questions and problems. List of Figures. 2. Modelling processes in biological wastewater treatment. Microbial growth. Mass transfer. Power and efficiency for aerators. pH calculation. Settling. Heat generation and heat transfer.Removal of xenobiotics in biological processes. Key points. Questions and problems. List of Figures. 3. Mass balances, energy balances and parameter estimation. Mass balances. Enthalpy balances. Parameter estimation. Key points. Questions and problems. List of Figures. 4. The activated sludge process. The activated sludge process for carbon removal. The activated sludge process for carbon and nitrogen removal. The activated sludge process for filamentous bulking control. Removal of xenobiotics in the activated sludge process. Further examples on the activated sludge process. Key points. Questions and problems. List of Figures. 5. The anaerobic digestion process. The anaerobic digester as a CSTR without recycle. Extension to complex substrates. Anaerobic digestion with biomass recycle. Temperature calculation in anaerobic digestion. Key points. Questions and problems. List of Figures. 6. The Sequencing Batch Reactor. The Sequencing Batch Reactor for carbon removal. SBR for carbon and nitrogen removal. Anaerobic SBR. Further examples on the SBR process. Key points. List of Figures. 7. Attached growth processes. Packed bed processes. Rotating Biological Reactors (RBR's). Further examples on attached growth processes. Key points. List of Figures. 8. Appendixes. Measurement of the mass transfer coefficient for oxygen in water. Solution of differential equations and parameter optimisation in Excel. Solution of systems of equations in Excel. Physical properties used in this text. Problems and questions solutions. List of Figures.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482229264 20171218
The focus of the book is on how to use mass and heat balances to simulate and design biological wastewater treatment processes. All the main processes for biological wastewater treatment are covered viz. activated sludge processes for carbon and nitrogen removal, anaerobic digestion, sequencing batch reactors, and attached growth processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781482229264 20171218