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Green Chemistry for Environmental Sustainability

1st Edition

Sanjay K. Sharma, Ackmez Mudhoo
March 05, 2019

When the Nobel Prize Committee recognized the importance of green chemistry with its 2005 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, this relatively new science came into its own. Although no concerted agreement has been reached yet about the exact content and limits of this interdisciplinary discipline, there...

Fungal Bioremediation: Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition

Araceli Tomasini Campocosio, Hector Hugo Leon Santiesteban
March 01, 2019

This book highlights the role fungi play in bioremediation, as well as the mechanisms and enzymes involved in this process. It covers the application of bioremediation with fungi in polluted sites and gives a wide overview of the main applications of remediation, such as degradation of xenobiotics,...

Revival: Biological Effects of Low Level Exposures to Chemical and Radiation (1992)

1st Edition

Edward J. Calabrese
February 20, 2019

This book features papers presented at a workshop discussing current knowledge about the biological effects of low level exposures (BELLE). The book is designed to help establish a scientific base for future BELLE initiatives and is focused on the issue of the toxicological implications of...

Sustainable Development: Environment, Energy and Water Resources

1st Edition

M. K. Ghosh Roy
February 07, 2019

The over-exploitation of the Earth’s resources has brought about an unsustainable situation where biodiversity and ecological balance are under dire threat. But the most immediate concern is global warming, caused by high anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Global warming is...

Emerging Contaminants Handbook

1st Edition

Caitlin H. Bell, Margaret Gentile, Erica Kalve, Ian Ross, John Horst, Suthan Suthersan
January 16, 2019

The term "emerging contaminants" and its multiple variants has come to refer to unregulated compounds discovered in the environment that are also found to represent a potential threat to human and ecological receptors. Such contaminants create unique and considerable challenges as the push to...

Environmental Science: Society, Nature, and Technology

1st Edition

Takashiro Akitsu
December 13, 2018

This book presents the current aspects of environmental issues in view of chemical processes particularly with respect to two facets: social sciences along with chemistry and natural sciences. The former facet explores the environmental economics and policies along with chemical engineering or...

Renewable Energy Systems from Biomass: Efficiency, Innovation and Sustainability

1st Edition

Vladimir Strezov, Hossain Md. Anawar
December 03, 2018

New innovations are needed for the invention of more efficient, affordable, sustainable and renewable energy systems, as well as for the mitigation of climate change and global environmental issues. In response to a fast-growing interest in the realm of renewable energy, Renewable Energy Systems:...

Nickel in Soils and Plants

1st Edition

Christos Tsadilas, Jörg Rinklebe, Magdi Selim
September 07, 2018

Soils with high Ni contents occur in several parts of the world, especially in areas with ultramafic rocks which cause serious environmental impacts. This book aims to extend the knowledge on the risks and problems caused by elevated Ni contents and to cover the existing gaps on issues related to...

Environmental Chemical Analysis

2nd Edition

S. Mitra, Pradyot Patnaik, B.B. Kebbekus
August 10, 2018

Undergraduate students in environmental science need a foundation in instrumental analysis as much as traditional chemistry majors, but their needs may be quite different. Environmental Chemical Analysis provides an explanation of analytical instrumentation methods for students without a background...

Perfluoroalkyl Substances in the Environment: Theory, Practice, and Innovation

1st Edition

David M. Kempisty, Yun Xing, LeeAnn Racz
July 30, 2018

Per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), often referred to as per- (and poly) fluorinated compounds (PFCs), have been used for years in many everyday¾ and some lifesaving¾ products. However, their use has been linked to adverse health effects in humans, a problem compounded by their...

Sonochemistry: An Emerging Green Technology

1st Edition

Suresh C. Ameta, Rakshit Ameta, Garima Ameta
July 24, 2018

Traditionally heat and light are thought as energy sources to drive a particular chemical reaction, but now ultrasound is a promising energy source for this purpose. The collapse of a bubble generates a wide range of high temperatures and pressures, and therefore, use of ultrasound has a...

Bioavailability, Leachability, Chemical Speciation, and Bioremediation of Heavy Metals in the Process of Composting

1st Edition

Jiwan Singh, Ajay Kalamdhad
July 24, 2018

Currently, it is a serious concern to manage waste in the environment. Therefore, detailed knowledge of heavy metals, their eco-toxicological and health effects and ecofriendly approaches for their immobilization and detoxification is urgently required to control and minimize the environmental...

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