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1 online resource (711 pages)
  • A few words about Water-- UV/Hydrogen peroxide process-- Application of ozone in water and wastewater treatment-- Ozone/H2O2 and ozone/UV processes-- Vacuum UV radiation-driven processes-- Gamma-ray and electron beam-based AOPs-- Fenton, photo-Fenton and Fenton-like processes-- Photocatalysis as an effective advanced oxidation process-- UV/Chlorine process-- Sulfate radical ion - based AOPs-- Ultrasound wave-based AOPs-- Electrical discharge plasma for water treatment-- The role of photochemistry in the transformation of pollutants in surface waters-- Advanced treatment for potable water reuse-- Advanced treatment for drinking water production-- AOPs for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment-- Iron-based green technologies for water remediation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780407197 20180521
Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) rely on the efficient generation of reactive radical species and are increasingly attractive options for water remediation from a wide variety of organic micropollutants of human health and/or environmental concern. Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment covers the key advanced oxidation processes developed for chemical contaminant destruction in polluted water sources, some of which have been implemented successfully at water treatment plants around the world. The book is structured in two sections; the first part is dedicated to the most relevant AOPs, whereas the topics covered in the second section include the photochemistry of chemical contaminants in the aquatic environment, advanced water treatment for water reuse, implementation of advanced treatment processes for drinking water production at a state-of-the art water treatment plant in Europe, advanced treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater, and green technologies for water remediation. The advanced oxidation processes discussed in the book cover the following aspects: - Process principles including the most recent scientific findings and interpretation. - Classes of compounds suitable to AOP treatment and examples of reaction mechanisms. - Chemical and photochemical degradation kinetics and modelling. - Water quality impact on process performance and practical considerations on process parameter selection criteria. - Process limitations and byproduct formation and strategies to mitigate any potential adverse effects on the treated water quality. - AOP equipment design and economics considerations. - Research studies and outcomes. - Case studies relevant to process implementation to water treatment. - Commercial applications. - Future research needs. Advanced Oxidation Processes for Water Treatment presents the most recent scientific and technological achievements in process understanding and implementation, and addresses to anyone interested in water remediation, including water industry professionals, consulting engineers, regulators, academics, students. Editor: Mihaela I. Stefan - Trojan Technologies - Canada.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780407197 20180521
Book
1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Part I General.- Introduction to Air pollution and Its Control.- Part II Internal Combustion Engine.- Simultaneous Control of Oxides of Nitrogen and Soot in CRDI Diesel Engine using Split Injection and Cool EGR Fuelled with Waste Frying oil Biodiesel and its Blend.- Biodiesel Soot Characteristics .- Techniques to Control Emissions from a Diesel Engine.- BS-III Diesel Vehicles in Imphal, India: An emission Perspective.- Gasoline Direct Injection Engines Technology and Particulate Emission.- Part III Particulate and Aerosols.- Primary Organic Aerosols.- Effects of VOCs on Human Health.- Thermodynamics of Carbon Nanotubes and Soot Formation.- Part IV Numerical/ Simulations.- A Study on Evolution and Modelling of Soot Formation in Diesel Jet Flames.- Numerical Simulation of Air Pollution Control in Hospital.- Part V Miscellaneous.- A Review on Clean Combustion Within Porous Media.- An Overview of Current Knowledge Concerning the Environmental Consequences of the Nuclear Pollution: Sources, Effects and Control.- Scope of Pyrolysis Process as a Sustaina-ble Method to Dispose Waste Tires: A Review.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811071843 20180319
This book focuses on various aspects related to air pollution, including major sources of air pollution, measurement techniques, modeling studies and solution approaches to control. The book also presents case studies on measuring air pollution in major urban areas, such as Delhi, India. The book examines vehicles as a source of air pollution and addresses the quantitative analysis of engine exhaust emissions. Subsequent chapters discuss particulate matter from engines and coal-fired power plants as a major pollutant, as well as emission control techniques using various after treatment systems. The book's final chapter considers future perspectives and a way forward for sustainable development. It also discusses several emission control techniques that will gain relevance in the future, when stricter emission norms will be enforced for international combustion (IC) engines as well as power plants. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will benefit a wide variety of readers, including researchers, professionals, and policymakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811071843 20180319
Book
1 online resource (397 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
"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.
Book
1 online resource (509 pages).
  • Principles of Green Food Processing (Including Lifecycle Assessment and Carbon Footprint)-- Food Law and Sustainable Food Processing: A Comparison of the EU and the USA-- Ohmic Heating of Foods-- Cold Plasma Processing to Improve Food Safety-- Supercritical Fluid Pasteurization and Food Safety-- Developments in the Processing of Foods and Natural Products Using Pressurized Fluids-- High Hydrostatic Pressure Food Processing: Potential and Limitations-- Ultrasonic Food Processing-- High-intensity Pulsed Light Processing-- Infrared Food Processing Technology: Fundamentals and Case Studies of Recent Advances in Grain Processing-- Membrane Separations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782626596 20180416
Traditional thermal and freezing processing techniques have been effective in maintaining a safe high quality food supply. However, increasing energy costs and the desire to purchase environmentally responsible products have been a stimulus for the development of alternative technologies. Furthermore, some products can undergo quality loss at high temperatures or freezing, which can be avoided by many alternative processing methods. This second edition of Alternatives to Conventional Food Processing provides a review of the current major technologies that reduce energy cost and reduce environmental impact while maintaining food safety and quality. New technologies have been added and relevant legal issues have been updated. Each major technology available to the food industry is discussed by leading international experts who outline the main principles and applications of each. The degree to which they are already in commercial use and developments needed to extend their use further are addressed. This updated reference will be of interest to academic and industrial scientists and engineers across disciplines in the global food industry and in research, and to those needing information in greener or more sustainable technologies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782626596 20180416
Book
1 online resource.
  • 1. Introduction 2. Methods 3. Conceiving A Role for Science in EIA 4. Foundations of Science in EIA 5. Beyond Traditional Science 6. Emerging Concepts for Science in EIA 7. Science in the EIA Process 8. Conclusions Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351173421 20180319
This book charts the history of the application of science in environmental impact assessment (EIA) and provides a conceptual and technical overview of scientific developments associated with EIA since its inception in the early 1970s. The Application of Science in Environmental Impact Assessment begins by defining an appropriate role for science in EIA. From here it goes on to reflect more closely on empirical and deductive biophysical sciences as they relate to well-known stages of the generic EIA process and explores whether scientific theory and practice are at their vanguard in EIA and related applications. Throughout the book the authors reflect on biophysical science as it applies to stages of the EIA process and also consider debates surrounding the role of science as it relates to political and administrative dimensions of EIA. Based on this review, the book concludes that improvements to the quality of science in EIA will rely on the adoption of stronger participatory and collaborative working arrangements. Covering key topics including foundational scientific guidance materials; frameworks for implementing science amid conflict and uncertainty; and emerging ecological concepts, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of EIA.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351173421 20180319
Book
1 online resource : illustrations
  • Section 1 1. Abandoned Mine Reclamation - holistic approach 2. Soil Quality Indices for Evaluation of Abandoned Mine Land [AML] 3. Indicators for Monitoring Mine Site Rehabilitation 4. Biotechnological tools for remediation of Acid Mine Drainage 5. Biotechnological tools for Mine Site Rehabilitation 6. Novel methods for the remediation of Acid Mine Drainage 7. Mine site restoration using sylvicultural approach 8. Engineered soils using amendments for in situ rehabilitation of AML 9. Aided Phytostabilization of Mine Waste 10. Fly ash and lime-stabilized biosolid mixtures for mine spoil reclamation 11. Iron oxide nanoparticles and reclamation of mine sites 12. Nanoenhanced Reclamation of Mine Spoils 13. Insights and lessons learned from the long-term rehabilitation of AMLs 14. Mycoremediation for mine site rehabilitation 15. Mycorrhizal fungi from mine sites and rehabilitation of AMLs 16. Plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria-assisted phytoremediation of mine soils Case Studies 17. Brazil -Mine Site rehabilitation in Brazil 18. China - Mine land reclamation of coal mine, A case study from China 19. Czech - Mine Rehabilitation Technologies in Czech Republic 20. India - Nyveli Lignite Mine Rehabilitation 21. Carbon sequestration and soil CO2 flux in reclaimed coal mine from India 22. Stabilization of iron ore mine spoil dump sites with vetiver system 23. India - Techniques for evaluation of mine site reclamation success 24. Ireland - Mine Sites Rehabilitation in Ireland 25. Japan - Phytorecovery of mine-impacted agricultural land in Japan 26. Artisanal and small-scale gold mining waste rehabilitation with energy crops and native flora - a case study from Nigeria 27. Poland - Reclamation of post-mining sites in Poland 28. Poland - Lignite Mine Waste reclamation 29. Russia - Biological recultivation of Ural coal mines disturbed lands 30. Russia - Mine land rehabilitation in the Russian Sub-Arctic 31. USA - Mine waste remediation in United States 32. UK: Building a Cradle for Nature: A Paradigm for Environmental Reconstruction on degraded former surface coal-mine sites in South Wales, UK 33. Thailand - Thai mining and bio-geotechnologies for sustainable development.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128129869 20180312
Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation deals with the biological, physical, chemical, and engineering approaches necessary for the reclamation of mine waste. As mining has negative effects on natural resources and deteriorates the quality of the surrounding environment, this book provides coverage across different types of mining industries, which are currently creating industrial deserts overloaded with technogenic waste. The book offers cost-effective strategies and approaches for contaminated sites, along with remediation and rehabilitation methods for contaminated soils and waste dumps. It is an essential resource for students and academics, but is also ideal for applied professionals in environmental geology, mineral geologists, biotechnologists and policymakers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128129869 20180312
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
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  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811074844 20180319
This book examines bioremediation technologies as a tool for environmental protection and management. It provides global perspectives on recent advances in the bioremediation of various environmental pollutants. Topics covered include comparative analysis of bio-gas electrification from anaerobic digesters, mathematical modeling in bioremediation, the evaluation of next-generation sequencing technologies for environmental monitoring in wastewater abatement; and the impact of diverse wastewater remediation techniques such as the use of nanofibers, microbes and genetically modified organisms; bioelectrochemical treatment; phytoremediation; and biosorption strategies. The book is targeted at scientists and researchers working in the field of bioremediation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811074844 20180319
Book
1 online resource.
The rapid progression of technology has significantly impacted population growth, urbanization, and industrialization in modern society. These developments, while positive on the surface, have created critical environmental problems in recent years. Biostimulation Remediation Technologies for Groundwater Contaminants is a critical scholarly publication that examines the release of heavy metals into the environment as a result of human activities and the use of nanoparticles and other technologies to manage and treat the effects of the pollution. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as toxicity of heavy metals, bioremediation, and acclimated bacterial strains, this book is geared toward environmentalists, engineers, academics, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on bioremediation as an alternate way to manage or degrade heavy metal waste.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522541622 20180530
Book
xxi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • 1: From traditional grey infrastructure to Blue-Green Infrastructure.- 2: Blue-Green Infrastructure in managing urban water resources.- 3: Adaptive management and Blue-Green Infrastructure.- 4: Copenhagen becoming a Blue-Green City.- 5: New York City becoming a Blue-Green City.- 6: Philadelphia becoming a Blue-Green City.- 7: Rotterdam becoming a Blue-Green City.- 8: Singapore becoming a Blue-Green City.- 9: Washington D.C. becoming a Blue-Green City.- 10: Mini case studies of cities implementing Blue-Green Infrastructure.- 11: Best practices.- Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137592576 20180430
This book offers new research on urban policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water resources sustainably. The author argues that urban water managers have traditionally relied on grey infrastructural solutions to mitigate risks with numerous economic and environmental consequences. Brears explores the role urban water managers have in implementing blue-green infrastructure to reduce ecological damage and mitigate risk. The case studies in this book illustrate how cities, of differing climates, lifestyles and income-levels, have implemented policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water, wastewater and stormwater sustainably to reduce environmental degradation and enhance resilience to climate change. This new research on urban policy innovations that promote the application of blue-green infrastructure in managing water resources sustainably will be of interest to those working on water conservation and policy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137592576 20180430
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Case for Adaptation.- 2. Human Dimensions of Water Security.- 3. Why is Uncertainty a Game Changer for Water Policy and Practice?.- 4. Hidden Vulnerabilities in the Water-Energy-Land-Food (WELF) Nexus.- 5. Meaning, Purpose and Value of Water.- 6. Decision Making under Uncertainty (DMUU).- 7. Urban Climate Adaptation.- 8. Social Learning for Water Sector Resilience.- 9. Strategies for Resilience.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319712338 20180618
This book describes the existential threats facing the global water systems from population growth and economic development, unsustainable use, environmental change, and weak and fragmented governance. It argues that `business-as-usual' water science and management cannot solve global water problems because today's water systems are increasingly complex and face uncertain future conditions. Instead, a more holistic, strategic, agile and publically engaged process of water decision making is needed. Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures emphasises the importance of adaptation through a series of case studies of cities, regions, and communities that have experimented with anticipatory policy-making, scenario development, and public engagement. By shifting perspective from an emphasis on management to one of adaptation, the book emphasizes the capacity to manage uncertainties, the need for cross-sector coordination, and mechanisms for engaging stakeholder with differing goals and conflict resolution. This book will be a useful resource for students and academics seeking a better understanding of sustainable water use, water policy and water resources management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319712338 20180618
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xxv, 213 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 22 cm
  • 1. Case for Adaptation.- 2. Human Dimensions of Water Security.- 3. Why is Uncertainty a Game Changer for Water Policy and Practice?.- 4. Hidden Vulnerabilities in the Water-Energy-Land-Food (WELF) Nexus.- 5. Meaning, Purpose and Value of Water.- 6. Decision Making under Uncertainty (DMUU).- 7. Urban Climate Adaptation.- 8. Social Learning for Water Sector Resilience.- 9. Strategies for Resilience.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319712338 20180618
This book describes the existential threats facing the global water systems from population growth and economic development, unsustainable use, environmental change, and weak and fragmented governance. It argues that `business-as-usual' water science and management cannot solve global water problems because today's water systems are increasingly complex and face uncertain future conditions. Instead, a more holistic, strategic, agile and publically engaged process of water decision making is needed. Building Resilience for Uncertain Water Futures emphasises the importance of adaptation through a series of case studies of cities, regions, and communities that have experimented with anticipatory policy-making, scenario development, and public engagement. By shifting perspective from an emphasis on management to one of adaptation, the book emphasizes the capacity to manage uncertainties, the need for cross-sector coordination, and mechanisms for engaging stakeholder with differing goals and conflict resolution. This book will be a useful resource for students and academics seeking a better understanding of sustainable water use, water policy and water resources management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319712338 20180618
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • The Carbon Cycle in Yanqi Basin and Bosten Lake: Introduction.- Introduction of the Yanqi Basin and Bosten Lake.- Climate Change Over the Past 50 Years in the Yanqi Basin.- Characteristics of Soil Organic Matter and Carbon and Nitrogen Contents in Crops/Plants: Land Use Impacts.- Dynamics of Soil CO2 and CO2 Efflux in Arid Soil of Yanqi Basin.- Land Use Impacts on Soil Organic and Inorganic Carbon and Their Isotopes in the Yanqi Basin.- Distribution of Pedogenic Carbonate and Relationship with Soil Organic Carbon in Yanqi Basin.- Spatial Distribution of Organic Carbon in Surface Sediment of Bosten Lake.- Temporal Variability of Carbon Burial and the Underlying Mechanisms in Bosten Lake Since 1950.- Carbon Sequestration in Arid Lands: A Mini Review.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811070211 20180530
This book integrates the analyses of organic carbon and carbonate accumulation in soil and lake sediment in a typical arid region of China that has experienced significant climate and land-use changes. It demonstrates that carbonate accumulation greatly exceeds organic carbon in both soil and sediment. It also shows that intensive cropping with sound land management in the arid land not only increases soil organic carbon stock, but also enhances accumulation of soil carbonate, particularly in subsoils. Carbon accumulation in the lake sediment increased between 1950 and 2000, after which it declined, and the authors explore how human activity and climate change may have caused the changes in carbon burial in the lake sediment. This book is of interest to researchers in a number of fields such as soil science, limnology and global change, as well as to the policy-makers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811070211 20180530
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xx, 414 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm.
  • Contents Foreword Acknowledgements List of Figures and Tables Abbreviations Notes on Contributors Introduction-Tracing and Replacing Europe's Carbon Culture â Claus Leggewie and Franz Mauelshagen Part 1: Ideas 1 Complexion and Climate: An Attempt at an Outline of Weather Outlooks in Europe from the Beginnings until Today â Joern Sieglerschmidt 2 Theological Perspectives in the Ethical Debate aboutClimate Change â Markus Vogt Part 2: Past 3 Long- and Short-Term Central European Climate Development in the Context of Vulnerability, Food Security, and Emigration â Rudiger Glaser, Dirk Riemann, Steffen Vogt, and Iso Himmelsbach 4 History and Climate: The Crisis of the 1590s Reconsidered â Geoffrey Parker 5 The "Black Swan" of 1540: Aspects of a European Megadrought â Christian Pfister Part 3: Memoirs 6 The Birth of Climate History â Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie Part 4: Present 7 EU Climate Leadership? Europe's Role in Global Climate Negotiations â Clara Brandi 8 Energy Transition in Germany: Sonderweg or Role Model? â Claudia Kemfert 9 Changing Climates, Changing Spaces, Changing Times: Adaptation and Conflict on the West Frisian Island of Ameland â Lea Schmitt Part 5: Prospects 10 The Age of Uncertainty: The Challenges of Climate Change for the Insurance Business â Franz Mauelshagen 11 Climate Change and Future Pasts: Preliminary Considerations on a Historiography of the Future â Claus Leggewie Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356429 20180514
Climate Change and Cultural Transition in Europe is an account of Europe's share in the making of global warming, which considers the past and future of climate-society interactions. Contributors include: Clara Brandi, Rudiger Glaser, Iso Himmelsbach, Claudia Kemfert, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Claus Leggewie, Franz Mauelshagen, Geoffrey Parker, Christian Pfister, Dirk Riemann, Lea Schmitt, Joern Sieglerschmidt, Markus Vogt, and Steffen Vogt.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356429 20180514
Green Library
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1 online resource.
The existence of the human race has created inevitable effects on our surrounding environment. To prevent further harm to the world's ecosystems, it becomes imperative to assess mankind's impact on and create sustainability initiatives to maintain the world's ecosystems. Climate Change and Environmental Concerns: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as sustainable land use, greenhouse gas effects, and environmental education, this publication is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, government officials, upper-level students, and academics interested in emerging research on climate change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522554875 20180416
Book
46 PDFs (2 volumes)
  • Volume 1. Section 1. Agriculture and food security. Chapter 1. Climate change and agriculture: impacts, adoption, and mitigation ; Chapter 2. Impact of climate change on agriculture and food security ; Chapter 3. Population and global food security: issues related to climate change ; Chapter 4. Impact of climate change on a key agricultural pest: thrips ; Chapter 5. Fuzzy-based approach for reducing the impacts of climate changes on agricultural crops ; Chapter 6. Achieving climate smart agriculture with a sustainable use of water: a conceptual framework for sustaining the use of water for agriculture in the era of climate change ; Chapter 7. Impact of global climate change on potato diseases and strategies for their mitigation ; Chapter 8. Spatial analysis of climate-viticulture indices for the Eastern United States ; Chapter 9. An overview of climate change and impacts on food security in small island developing states ; Chapter 10. The impact of climate change on small ruminant performance in Caribbean communities ; Chapter 11. The impacts of climate change on food security and management in Papua New Guinea
  • Section 2. Education and awareness. Chapter 12. Can educational approaches help to revolutionize quantitative solutions for climate change? ; Chapter 13. NGO roles in promoting climate change awareness through environmental education: NGO on climate change ; Chapter 14. International funding and collaboration in sea level rise research ; Chapter 15. A picture is worth a thousand words: commentary of broadcast meteorologists on the visual presentation of climate change ; Chapter 16. The art of climate change: art education for global citizenry
  • Section 3. Prediction and assessment. Chapter 17. New approach based on termite's hill building for prediction of successful simulations in climate models
  • Volume II. Chapter 18. Common duckweeds as a model system for climate change impact assessment ; Chapter 19. Climate change adaptation and disaster risk management in the Caribbean
  • Section 4. Public health concerns. Chapter 20. Harmful effects of ecosystem impairment on human health ; Chapter 21. Global environmental change and emerging infectious diseases: macrolevel drivers and policy responses ; Chapter 22. Disease surveillance system for big climate data processing and dengue transmission ; Chapter 23. Airborne particulate matter: source scenario and their impact on human health and environment ; Chapter 24. Waterborne diseases and climate change: impact and implications
  • Section 5. Strategy and policy. Chapter 25. Improving sustainability of the environment in a changing climate: can REDD rise to the challenge? ; Chapter 26. The role of eco-municipalities in climate change for a sustainable future ; Chapter 27. Towards a more gender-inclusive climate change policy ; Chapter 28. Indian national strategy for climate change adaptation and mitigation ; Chapter 29. A CGE analysis of the effects of global climate change mitigation policies on India ; Chapter 30. Issues of climate change, impact, and adaptation strategies in Nigeria
  • Section 6. Water resources management. Chapter 31. Recent trends, issues, and challenges in water resource development and global climate change ; Chapter 32. Role of water-energy-waste inter-relatedness to drive sustainability amid climate concerns ; Chapter 33. Traditional water management system for climate change adaptation in mountain ecosystems ; Chapter 34. Climate change impact on the water resources of the Limpopo Basin: simulations of a coupled GCM and hybrid atmospheric-terrestrial water balance (HATWAB) model ; Chapter 35. Impact of climate change on the retreat of Himalayan glaciers and its impact on major river hydrology: Himalayan glacier hydrology.
The existence of the human race has created inevitable effects on our surrounding environment. To prevent further harm to the world's ecosystems, it becomes imperative to assess mankind's impact on and create sustainability initiatives to maintain the world's ecosystems. Climate Change and Environmental Concerns: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on the environmental effects of climate change on human health, and the mitigation of climate change on both a local and global level. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as sustainable land use, greenhouse gas effects, and environmental education, this publication is ideally designed for policy makers, professionals, government officials, upper-level students, and academics interested in emerging research on climate change.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522554875 20180423
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1 online resource : illustrations
  • Introduction: The Overarching Issues The Regulatory Framework for Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Setting the Technical Foundation for Modern Power Plants - 1 (1900 - 1919) Setting the Technical Foundation for Modern Power Plants - 2 (1920 - 1945) The Emergence of Modern Coal Fired Generation (1945 - 1975) Conventional Power Plant Technology Advanced at the End of the 20th Century (1970-2000) Development of New Approaches to Coal Untilization for Electricity Generation Coal-fired Power Plants: 2000 - Present . . . and Beyond The Development of Post Combustion Control Technology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128092453 20180312
Coal-Fired Electricity and Emissions Control: Efficiency and Effectiveness discusses the relationship between efficiency and emissions management, providing methods for reducing emissions in newer and older plants as coal-fired powered plants are facing increasing new emission control standards. The book presents the environmental forces driving technology development for coal-fired electricity generation, then covers other topics, such as cyclone firing, supercritical boilers, fabric filter technology, acid gas control technology and clean coal technologies. The book relates efficiency and environmental considerations, particularly from a technology development perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128092453 20180312
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1 online resource.
  • Introduction. Literature Review. Field and Experimental Works. Theoretical Approach. Field and Experimental Results. Set up Stage Analysis. Steady Stage Analysis. ANNs Modeling and SPSS Analysis. Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315341675 20180319
With a sharp focus on environmental pollution and its impact on life and nature, scientists and engineers have studied the water treatment effect of natural wetlands for many years, resulting in the development of constructed wetlands (CWs) for treating wastewater. This informative new book provides current information and guidance on the construction, performance, operation, and maintenance of subsurface flow constructed wetlands of domestic and municipal wastewater. The focus of the volume is to evaluate the performance of horizontal subsurface flow constructed wetlands in treating domestic wastewater to establish the limit that can be safely discharged to agricultural drains. Two-step procedures were used for the preparation of this book. Using modeling and statistical analyses of treated water samples showed a significant difference between different media for the treatment of most pollutants. The authors went on to design artificial neural network models (ANNs) using Matlab software to simulate some of the experimental data and to anticipate the parameters of output concentration. The wetland systems have the ability to deal with various pollutants with different concentrations and to decrease the treated water to the standard limits. This volume presents the main role of emergent plants for treatment performance in the constructed wetlands and will be a very important resource for engineers in this field as well as for both undergraduate and graduate students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781315341675 20180319
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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xv, 2240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Principles of integrated design
  • Site selection and facility layout
  • Modeling for design and operation of biological water resource recovery processes
  • Facility hydraulics and pumping
  • Odor and air emissions management
  • Support systems
  • Materials of construction and corrosion control
  • Preliminary treatment
  • Primary treatment
  • Biofilm reactor technology and design
  • Suspended-growth treatment processes
  • Integrated biological treatment
  • Physical and chemical processes for advanced wastewater treatment
  • Sidestream treatment
  • Natural systems
  • Disinfection
  • Introduction to solids management
  • Storage and transport
  • Chemical conditioning
  • Solids thickening
  • Dewatering
  • Stabilization
  • Thermal processing
  • Use and disposal of residuals and biosolids.
Engineering Library (Terman)
Book
1 online resource.
  • 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
EBSCOhost Access limited to 1 user
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1 online resource
  • ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Epigraph""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Glossary""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgment""; ""Chapter 1 Introduction""; ""1.1 Chemistry and Development""; ""1.2 Pollution and Contamination""; ""1.3 Chemical Pollutants""; ""1.4 Pollutants in the Environment""; ""1.5 Concept of Emerging Pollutants""; ""1.6 Historical Background of Emerging Pollutants""; ""1.7 Classification of Emerging Pollutants""; ""1.8 Regulations and Normatives""; ""References""; ""Chapter 2 Occurrence and Removal of Environmental Pollutants""; ""2.1 Introduction""
  • ""2.2 Pollutants in the Atmosphere""""2.3 Pollutants in Ground and Surface Waters: Quality Parameters""; ""2.4 Pollutants in the Ground and Soil""; ""2.5 Sources of Emerging Pollutants or CECs""; ""2.5.1 CECs from WWTPs""; ""2.5.2 CECs in Wastewater Biosolids""; ""2.5.3 CECs from Agriculture and Livestock""; ""2.5.4 CECs in Soils""; ""2.5.5 CECs in Groundwater""; ""2.5.6 CECs in Landfill""; ""2.5.7 CECs in Seawater""; ""2.6 Treatment of CECs""; ""2.6.1 Treatment of CECs in WWTPs""; ""2.6.1.1 Physical Methods""; ""2.6.1.2 Chemical Methods""; ""2.6.1.3 Biological Methods""
  • ""2.6.2 Treatment of CECs in Landfill Leachates""""2.6.3 Wastewater Reuse""; ""2.7 Toxicity of CECs""; ""References""; ""Chapter 3 Detection and Analysis of Chemical Pollutants""; ""3.1 Introduction""; ""3.2 Sample Preparation""; ""3.2.1 Extraction with Organic Solvents""; ""3.2.2 Microwaveâ#x80; #x90; Assisted Extraction (MAE)""; ""3.2.3 Dispersive Liquidâ#x80; #x93; Liquid Microextraction (DLLME)""; ""3.2.4 Vortexâ#x80; #x90; Assisted Liquidâ#x80; #x93; Liquid Microextraction (VALLME)""; ""3.2.5 Singleâ#x80; #x90; Drop Microextraction""; ""3.2.6 Solidâ#x80; #x90; Phase Extraction (SPE)""; ""3.2.7 Solidâ#x80; #x90; Phase Microextraction (SPME)""
  • ""3.2.8 Dispersive Solid Phase Microextraction (DSPE/DSPME)""""3.2.9 Matrix Solidâ#x80; #x90; Phase Dispersion (MSPD)""; ""3.2.10 Passive Sampling""; ""3.2.11 Immunosorbent Extraction""; ""3.2.12 Extraction of Volatile Compounds""; ""3.2.13 Online Extraction""; ""3.2.14 Extraction with Nanomaterials""; ""3.2.15 Sampling from Biological Materials""; ""3.3 Analytical Methods for Identifying EPs""; ""3.3.1 Separation Methods""; ""3.3.2 Characterization Methods""; ""References""; ""Chapter 4 Overview of Pharmaceutical Products as Emerging Pollutants""; ""4.1 Introduction""
  • ""4.2 Therapeutic Classes of PCs Detected in the Environment""""4.3 Sources of PCs in the Environment""; ""4.4 Detection and Analysis of PCs in the Environment""; ""4.5 Occurrence of PCs in the Environment""; ""4.5.1 Pharmaceuticals in WWTPs""; ""4.5.2 PCs in Hospital Wastewater""; ""4.5.3 PCs in Surface Water and Groundwater""; ""4.5.4 PCs in Seawater""; ""4.5.5 PCs in Drinking Water""; ""4.5.6 PCs in Soil""; ""4.6 Ecotoxicological Aspects of PCs on Environment""; ""4.7 Removal of PCs""; ""4.7.1 Conventional Systems for Removing PCs in Waterâ#x80; #x90; Treatment Systems""
An excellent, concise, and interdisciplinary overview of different classes of emerging pollutants arising, for example, from pharmaceuticals, pesticides, personal care products, and industrial chemicals and their impact on water, soil, and air. Following an introduction to chemical pollutants, with special attention focused on organic compounds and their properties, the book goes on to describe major emerging pollutants grouped according to their applications in different sectors of industrial or economic activity. For each type of compound, the chemical structure, main properties, and source are presented, along with their fate in the environment as pollutants, the latest analytical methods for detection, possible health or ecology consequences, as well as current regulatory laws. New developments, such as nanotechnology as a pollution source, are also included. The book closes with a chapter devoted to conclusions and future perspectives.
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