Engineering - Environmental

Solid Waste/Recycling

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Utilisation of Bioactive Compounds from Agricultural and Food Production Waste


Quan V. Vuong
August 23, 2017

The large quantity of waste generated from agricultural and food production remains a great challenge and an opportunity for the food industry. As there are numerous risks associated with waste for humans, animals and the environment, billions of dollars are spent on the treatment of agricultural...

Waste-to-Energy Technologies and Global Applications

Efstratios N. Kalogirou
August 10, 2017

Through Waste-to-Energy (WtE) technology, plants use waste as a renewable fuel to co-produce electricity, heating, and cooling for urban utilization. This professional book presents the latest developments in WtE technologies and their global applications. The first part of the book covers thermal...

Waste Production and Utilization in the Metal Extraction Industry

Sehliselo Ndlovu, Geoffrey S. Simate, Elias Matinde
June 12, 2017

Increasingly stringent environmental regulations and industry adoption of waste minimization guidelines have thus, stimulated the need for the development of recycling and reuse options for metal related waste. This book, therefore, gives an overview of the waste generation, recycle and reuse along...

Heavy Metals in the Environment

Lawrence K. Wang, Jiaping Paul Chen, Yung-Tse Hung, Nazih K. Shammas
May 31, 2017

A successful modern heavy metal control program for any industry will include not only traditional water pollution control, but also air pollution control, soil conservation, site remediation, groundwater protection, public health management, solid waste disposal, and combined industrial-municipal...

Technologies for Converting Biomass to Useful Energy: Combustion, Gasification, Pyrolysis, Torrefaction and Fermentation

Erik Dahlquist
March 31, 2017

Officially, the use of biomass for energy meets only 10-13% of the total global energy demand of 140 000 TWh per year. Still, thirty years ago the official figure was zero, as only traded biomass was included. While the actual production of biomass is in the range of 270 000 TWh per year, most of...

Biomass as Energy Source: Resources, Systems and Applications

Erik Dahlquist
March 31, 2017

Global energy use is approximately 140 000 TWh per year. Interestingly, biomass production amounts to approximately 270 000 TWh per year, or roughly twice as much, whereas the official figure of biomass use for energy applications is 10-13% of the global energy use. This shows that biomass is not a...

Aluminum Recycling, Second Edition

Mark E. Schlesinger
March 29, 2017

What makes this book unique is a specific focus on aluminum recovery, rather than just recycling in general. It also offers an integrated discussion of scrap recovery and re-melting operations and includes economic as well as technical elements of recycling. Important topics include a discussion of...

Eco-Cities: A Planning Guide

Zhifeng Yang
March 29, 2017

As cities undergo vast changes due to industrialization, urbanization, and globalization, environmental considerations assume a growing importance in the urban planning processes of an increasing number of governments around the world. Several cities and regions around the world have already...

Handbook of Material Flow Analysis: For Environmental, Resource, and Waste Engineers, Second Edition

Paul H. Brunner, Helmut Rechberger
December 06, 2016

In this second edition of a bestseller, authors Paul H. Brunner and Helmut Rechberger guide professional newcomers as well as experienced engineers and scientists towards mastering the art of material flow analysis (MFA) from the very beginning to an advanced state of material balances of complex...

Conversion of Large Scale Wastes into Value-added Products

Justin S.J. Hargreaves, Ian D. Pulford, Malini Balakrishnan, Vidya S. Batra
November 16, 2016

Concern about the fate of waste products produced by a wide range of industrial processes has led to the realization that they may have potential uses and, therefore, value. In an effort to develop more sustainable processes and reduce waste storage, the use of waste as a resource has been gaining...

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

Sunil Kumar
October 18, 2016

This book contains detailed and structured approaches to tackling practical decision-making troubles using economic consideration and analytical methods in Municipal solid waste (MSW) management. Among all other types of environmental burdens, MSW management is still a mammoth task, and the worst...

Chemical Applications of Symmetry and Group Theory

Rakshit Ameta, Suresh C. Ameta
October 03, 2016

As the structure and behavior of molecules and crystals depend on their different symmetries, group theory becomes an essential tool in many important areas of chemistry. It is a quite powerful theoretical tool to predict many basic as well as some characteristic properties of molecules. Whereas...