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Andean Hydrology

Diego A. Rivera, Alex Godoy-Faundez, Mario Lillo Saavedra
February 01, 2018

This book describes the ecosystem of the Andean watersheds, covering the Californian valley, tropical Andes, and southern Andes. Case studies of the new methods and techniques used for hydrological research in the Andes are provided, and sustainability issues pertaining to Andean water resources...

Strategies for Bioremediation of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants

Maria S. Fuentes, Verónica L. Colin, Juliana M. Saez
January 25, 2018

Increased awareness surrounding environmental protection has prompted the development of more ecofriendly technologies. This book provides useful information on technologies based upon the use of biological agents for environmental clean-up, including bacteria, yeast, fungi, algae, and plants. Some...

Chemical Ecology of Insects: Applications and Associations with Plants and Microbes

Jun Tabata
January 24, 2018

Insects have evolved very unique and interesting tactics using chemical signals to survive. Chemical ecology illustrates the working of the biological network by means of chemical analyses. Recent advances in analytical technology have opened the way to a better understanding of the more...

Wastewater Treatment and Reuse: Theory and Design Examples: (Two-Volume Set)

Syed R. Qasim, Guang Zhu
January 17, 2018

This book will present the theory involved in wastewater treatment processes, define the important design parameters involved, and provide typical values of these parameters for ready reference; and also provide numerical applications and step-by-step calculation procedures in solved examples....

Wireless Sensor Networks: Deployment Strategies for Outdoor Monitoring

Fadi Al-Turjman
January 17, 2018

Wireless Sensor Networks overcome the difficulties of other monitoring systems. However, they require further efficiencies for Outdoor Environment Monitoring (OEM) applications due to their harsh operational conditions, huge targeted areas, limited energy budget, and required 3D setups. A...

Nanocellulose and Sustainability: Production, Properties, Applications, and Case Studies

Koon-Yang Lee
January 16, 2018

Nanometre scale cellulose fibres, or nanocellulose, are emerging materials for various advanced applications. Nanocellulose and Sustainability: Production, Properties, Applications, and Case Studies provides a comprehensive overview of nanocellulose production, nanocellulose properties and...

In-Situ Remediation of Arsenic-Contaminated Sites

Jochen Bundschuh, Hartmut M. Holländer, Lena Qiying Ma
January 15, 2018

Providing an introduction, the scientific background, case studies and future perspectives of in-situ arsenic remediation technologies for soils, soil water and groundwater at geogenic and anthropogenic contaminated sites. The case studies present in-situ technologies about natural arsenic,...

Biology and Ecology of Pike

Christian Skov, P. Anders Nilsson
January 08, 2018

This book sets out to bridge the order scales among pike researchers, populations, communities, management, and fisheries. It emphasizes the progress of pike research during the last two decades, during which the order-bridging approach emerged. This framework underpins the text and the message, to...

Heavy Metals in the Environment: Microorganisms and Bioremediation

Edgardo R. Donati
January 05, 2018

This book serves as a knowledge bank for researchers and graduate students in microbiology, chemistry, and environmental sciences, among others. It focuses on heavy metal in the environment and describes methodologies to immobilize and mobilize heavy metals. It also provides case studies which may...

LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications

Pinliang Dong, Qi Chen
January 04, 2018

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. This book introduces the fundamentals of LiDAR remote sensing, LiDAR data processing and analysis methods and applications of LiDAR in...

Environmental Management towards Sustainability

Prasad Modak
December 27, 2017

This book is about understanding challenges in managing our environment and ensuring sustainability of this planet. It presents the critical state of our resources and threats to resource security due to overconsumption, pollution and poor and uneven governance. Role of key stakeholders such as the...

Manufactured Gas Plant Remediation: A Case Study

Allen W. Hatheway, Thomas B. Speight
December 26, 2017

The assessment, remediation, and redevelopment of manufactured gas plant (MGP) sites pose a significant technical and financial challenge to successor property owners, including municipalities and other public entities undertaking brownfields revitalization, and to their consulting environmental...