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A Sustainability Assessment in the Energy Sector

Author: Dalia Streimikiene (Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Akademija, Lithuania)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology

Publication Date: January 29, 2018

Book Description:
Sustainability assessment is the core instrument for implementing sustainable development targets. The energy sector is playing a crucial role in achieving sustainable development in the country, as energy consumption is the main driver of economic growth; it also has the biggest environmental impact, and therefore sustainability assessment in the energy sector requires special attention. Sustainability Assessment in the Energy Sector consists of seven chapters: in the first chapter, the sustainability concept is described; in the second chapter, sustainability assessment concepts are reviewed and discussed; in the third chapter, sustainability assessment tools and methods are summarized and described; in the fourth chapter, the main problems of sustainable energy development are addressed; in the fifth chapter, externalities in the energy sector are introduced; in the sixth chapter, sustainability assessment tools applicable to the energy sector are categorized; and finally, in the seventh chapter, practical examples of sustainability assessment in the energy sector are provided by covering sustainability assessment of electricity and district heat generation technologies. These methods include the assessment of external costs of electricity generation, sustainability assessment of electricity and transport technologies based on the GHG emission costs and carbon intensities of these technologies. The final chapter also discusses the sustainability assessment of policies and measures for energy sector development scenarios. The book was prepared by summarizing research findings in the field of sustainability assessment in the energy sector, which was conducted by the author of this book over a period of ten years.

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ISBN: 978-1-53613-230-4
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Exploring Potential Synergy between Sustainable Forest Ecosystem Management and Technological Progress in Regionally Segmented Canadian Logging Industries: Bioeconomic Perspectives and Nonparametric Modeling

Author: Asghedom Ghebremichael (Research Economist, the Environment and Natural Resources)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology

Publication Date: 2018 - 1st Quarter

Book Description:
Explaining the natural limits on the carrying capacity of forest ecosystems to natural and human-induced disturbances underpinned the goal of this study. Hypothesized mutually reinforcing beneficial effects of sustainable forest ecosystem management (SFEM) practices and total factor productivity growth (TFPG) in regionally segmented Canadian logging industries were examined. Two complementary methodologies were applied: (1) A normative bioeconomic analysis of SFEM, and (2) an analysis of TFPG, which is a commonly accepted indicator of technological progress. Sluggish, but upward trends in TFPG appeared to support the hypothesized outcomes that logging operations were technically efficient, that firms in each regional industry had comparative cost advantages in the marketplace, and that the unavoidable adverse effects of logging operations on integrity of forest ecosystems were tolerable, given the economic fact that logging sustains the forest sector’s significant role in the overall performance of the national economy. However, low TFPG implied a need for strategic policy that would boost investments in research and development to promote technological progress, so as to ensure environmental quality, sustainable timber supply, and competitiveness in the Canadian forest sector. Society derives multiple benefits from TFPG that include: (i) A synergetic combination of factor accumulation and TFPG, which is one of the engines of economic growth; (ii) a minimization of the natural capital stock, timber, and depletion; (iii) the mitigation of the wasteful use of scarce-productive resources; (iv) the mitigation of adverse impacts of inflation on economic growth; (v) the maximization of profits due to economic savings made in production processes; (vi) the reallocation of “freed” productive resources to the production of other goods and services, leading to technical and economic efficiency; and (vii) the improvements in the competitive position of the Canadian forest sector. Accordingly, this book concluded with a list of policy recommendations.

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ISBN: 978-1-53611-850-6
ISBN: 978-1-53611-871-1

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Advances in Energy Research. Volume 29

Editor: Morena J. Acosta

Series: Advances in Energy Research

Publication Date: 2018 - 1st Quarter

Book Description:
In this compilation, the authors develop a modeling approach and formulate global equations. The data is based on the thermos-economic theory that uses the thermodynamic process of cost formation and that considers the direct and indirect effects of all components of every system in each cited field. The relations between the incomes and impacts of the use of energy in all sectors with different systems are discussed, and characteristic equations representing each physical behavior of every plant in the system and its impact will be formulated. The Nigeria energy situation is reviewed in order to identify potential sites of SHPs and how small hydropower fits in as the solution to the country sustainable energy challenge. Issues of small hydropower resource availability, technology, environment and climate change have been also discussed. Following this, an overview of industrial systems of oxycombustion integrated in microalgal photobioreactors is provided. The authors discuss issues related to carbon capture technologies, the science and technology of the oxycombustion, the biological oxygen generation, the photobioreactors and the process integration, summarizing a range of useful strategies directed to the industrial sustainable development. The development process for harvesting marine energy for local small-scale usage is described; marine energy has received much attention globally and is being developed as a viable source of renewable energy. While high tidal and fast water current would yield large energy generation, not all locations possess these advantages. With different limitations for specific site locations, this study suggests that micro-scale marine turbine may be suitable for areas with low tidal velocity. Continuing, a review is provided which describes recent approaches adopted to engineer nanostructured electrocatalytic materials for efficient mass transport of reactants and products, high conductivity and activity for electrochemical CO2 reduction into value-added chemicals or intermediates. The current state of integration of Big Data, Data Mining and Artificial Intelligence techniques in advanced Energy Systems Optimization is also examined. A comprehensive review of relevant Artificial Intelligence techniques applicable to the optimization of DER is described, in addition to a review of relevant software needed to model advanced DERs.

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ISBN: 978-1-53613-076-8
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Lignin Molecular Biogeochemistry: Principles and Practices

Authors: Shafi Mohammad Tareq and Keiichi Ohta (Associate Professor School of Bioscience, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia, Jalan Broga, Selangor, Malaysia)

Series: Environmental Research Advances

Publication Date: 2018

Book Description:
Lignin has been used as a proxy to study biogeochemical processes and transportation of land derived carbon from land to lakes, rivers, coastal areas and deep marine environments. The literature of such a topic is vast, however, there are few applications of lignin molecular biogeochemistry for reconstructing paleovegetation and climate changes (e.g., the lignin phenol vegetation index; LPVI) and it is not particularly useful unless the molecular level information of terrestrial plants is compiled together in a systematic way. Chemically, lignin has been regarded as comparatively resistant to various types of degradation in comparison to other plant components such as carbohydrates and hydrocarbons. This book shapes the current state of the art in lignin molecular biogeochemistry research that highlights the potential future applications for this important biomarker for vegetation change and land-derived biogenic carbon transportations. This book provides a unique and thorough look at the application of lignin molecular biogeochemistry to environmental changes and monsoon variability. It also indicates that the application of lignin molecular biogeochemistry for an understanding of environmental changes consists of a biogeochemical approach that has been quite successful, but underused. This book is a new contribution to our knowledge of the lignin molecular biogeochemistry of different geographic locations and climatic conditions.

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ISBN: 978-1-53611-812-4
ISBN: 978-1-53613-142-0

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“Waste-to-Profit” (W-t-P): Value added Products to Generate Wealth for a Sustainable Economy. Volume 1

Editor: Linda Zikhona Linganiso (Senior Lecturer, University of Zululand, KwaDlangezwa, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety

Publication Date: 2018

Book Description:
The fastest route to losing clients and the market share is to stop innovating. This book is designed to help venture capitalists invest their money for maximum returns. Entrepreneurs will find it useful as it guides understanding about where investments should go based on the current status of bio-projects in South Africa and selected countries. The key drivers for Waste-to-Profit activities include raising environmental awareness, policies, and regulations in places throughout selected countries, including South Africa. This book highlights current policies and regulations to fast track the development of new technologies for bio-projects in these countries. It also presents recent research and developments that will help researchers, students and academics fast track their own research and development to produce new technologies quickly. Opportunities, barriers, and policy implications are also discussed extensively. This book will also help municipalities in different countries develop strategies for their waste streams with a variety of value-added products such as Biofuels, Bioplastics, and Biobricks, to mention a few.

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ISBN: 978-1-53613-235-9
ISBN: 978-1-53613-236-6

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Environmental Change and Sustainability: Management, Challenges and Research Opportunities

Editor: Lydia Henderson

Series: Environmental Research Advances

Publication Date: 2018

Book Description:
Environmental Change and Sustainability: Management, Challenges and Research Opportunities examines a variety of underlying conceptions regarding sustainability, providing a number of different views on its causes and effects. A general model is necessary to understand the complexity and aggregate all strings – to realize the notion of sustainable management for measurement and comparison of developments and therefore to stabilize the ecological footprint on an appropriate level. Additionally, the authors conducted a multi-level research project in a German grammar school, intending to find out how much students in the age from 13-15 years know about the described issues (climate change and missing sustainability) and how motivated they are in order to support addressing them. This study proved that an early training on environment and sustainability issues helps to raise awareness for these issues, as well as fosters a sensitized mind-set in tomorrow’s decision makers. Another study sets out to assess whether there is a relationship between environmentally sustainable practices carried out by hotels and consumer-based brand equity dimensions, such as brand loyalty, brand awareness, perceived quality, and brand associations. Quantitative research was performed, by way of a personal survey, to Spanish guests of three and four star hotels located in the Valencian region. The following chapter reviews extant theoretical and empirical research on the relationship between leadership and corporate social or environmental responsibility and suggests directions for further research on leadership and corporate environmental sustainability. Contemporary global businesses require leaders who can build sustainable businesses that benefit all the relevant stakeholders, indicating the necessity of an appropriate leadership model that highlights corporate environmental sustainability. Additionally, a new management tool for collection of used household batteries is presented in order to optimize the total costs and other environmental factors. The geographic information system (GIS) is used to provide spatial data management and service area analysis by methods implemented in the GIS network analysis extensions.

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ISBN: 978-1-53613-376-9
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Phytoremediation: Methods, Management and Assessment

Editor: Vladimir Matichenkov, Ph.D. (Group of Ecology and Physiology of Phototropic Organisms, Institute Basic Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow, Russia)

Series: Environmental Research Advances

Publication Date: 2018

Book Description:
Phytoremediation is one of the cost effective procedures for the cleaning or removal of pollutants from soil or water matrices. Over the last few decades, thousands of publications about different aspects of phytoremediation were created. This massive amount of data required systematization, classification and ordering. Additionally, many aspects of phytoremediation were not elaborated upon properly. This current book contains classical and specific literature reviews on phytoremediation, new approaches in phytoremediation techniques and new areas for the realization of phytoremediation, which are not related to traditional pollutants as heavy metals.

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ISBN: 978-1-53613-116-1
ISBN: 978-1-53613-117-8

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Novel Approaches in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management

Editors: Michail Chalaris, Ph.D., Dimitrios Emmanouloudis, Jet-Chau Wen, and Zong-Ping Wu (Fire Lt. Colonel, Chemist Ph.D., Hellenic Fire Corps, Athens, Greece)

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation

Publication Date: 2018

Book Description:
Nowadays, governments are more often than not confronted with crises that are so unforeseen (i.e., the 9/11 attacks), so unexpected in nature or in extent (i.e., the SARS and H1N1 pandemic outbreaks, the Indian Ocean tsunami or Hurricane Katrina) and with such extensive social and economic effects that they may seem almost impossible to deal with. Yet, the successful management of these forms of crisis is possible. As prior experience has demonstrated, success in limiting the effects of major hazards on people and property relies not only on the active involvement and effective coordination of a variety of actors at different levels of state governance, but also on the preparation and the ability to react rapidly, efficiently and effectively to unexpected events. Ensuring that national authorities have the right technical instruments (reformed risk, crisis and disaster management systems, and an adequate institutional framework) for managing disasters is of critical importance for the success of such a venture. However, as this book intends to show, human capital remains the most important factor in this equation.

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ISBN: 978-1-53613-239-7
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Biological Control: Methods, Applications and Challenges

Editor: Lewis Davenport

Series: Agriculture Issues and Policies

Publication Date: 2017 – 3rd Quarter

Book Description:
Biological control is a plant protection strategy widely-used in horticultural cropping systems to regulate insect and mite pest populations on greenhouse-grown ornamentals and vegetables. The use of natural enemies in controlling the SWD has been researched in Chapter One. Chapter Two aims to recover the history and present the current status of the biological control of fruit flies of the genus Anastrepha and to show perspectives of the use of such method. Chapter Three discusses the advantages and issues affiliated with using natural enemies in conjunction with pesticides and provides insights on the practicality of using both plant protection strategies simultaneously. Chapter Four describes screening methods for candidate biocontrol agents, application methods and challenges associated with biological control of fungal pathogens by antagonistic microorganisms.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-416-3
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Sustainable Development: The Context of Use of Indigenous Plants for Local Economic Growth

Authors: Miroslawa Czerny (Department of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland) and Hildegardo Córdova Aguilar (Pontifcia Universidad Católica del Peru, Centro de Investigación de Geografia Aplicada)

Series: Environmental Remediation Technologies, Regulations and Safety

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
Sustainability has become, in recent years, essential to any approach regarding development. However, the word itself has a different meaning in economic development, politics, cultural evolution and heritage, resource management and other contexts. The main meaning for the purpose of this book is that sustainability seems to be an uncomplete concept since it does not take into consideration the achievements in science and technology which alter our understanding of criteria, like durability, persistence and sustainability itself. In discussions concerning the proper management of resources and changes in the structure of the ”basket” of resources that still remain at the disposal of humankind, the key players are human beings, with their consumption models, habits and dependence on products originating from the surrounding environment. It is quite well-known that ”sustainable development” is regarded as a concept by which to overcome or at least ease glaring economic and social disparities between the industrialised and the developing countries not only for today, but also for the future. The assumption here holds that poverty and constant shortages facing a majority within the society of each developing country favour an over-exploitation and chaotic use of resources. The over-exploitation showing little or no care for the natural environment is pursued by individuals, small-scale entrepreneurs, and by large concerns that destroy the environment with impunity. We refer here to sustainability as a concept applied to integral rural development in peripheral regions such as the sierra of Piura in northwestern Peru and Viques in the Mantaro Valley of Central Peru.

The development of rural areas in the Peruvian Andes is mainly linked with agricultural activity. Since pre-Columbian times, the management of land for farming has represented the greatest challenge for those inhabiting the region in question. The scarce resources that arable land inevitably represented here was subject to special protection.

In the case of Frías, one of the key indexes where peripherally and marginalisation are concerned is the one relating to the low level of education attained. In the case of Viques, this peripherability is mainly due to its altitude and weather conditions, where crops are limited to only a few. On the other hand, our argument here is that the sustainability is a concept that needs to extend to the management of natural renewable resources, which grow wild in the Andes Mountains and have little attention by local householders. Here, we offer a number of plant fruits which may promote rural development of peripheral rural populations by providing complementary nutritional intakes as well as some extra money to satisfy other human needs. We also refer to a number of medicinal plants widely used by both the rural and urban populations, especially after the growing interest in natural medicine.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-171-1
ISBN: 978-1-53612-592-4

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Global Earth Changes Management: Technological Advances in Change Observation

Authors: Rustam B. Rustamov (Assoc. Prof. Dr., Senior Scientist, Baku, Azerbaijan), Sefer Kurnaz, Sabina N. Hasanova, and Yahya A. Rahimov

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
This book is dedicated to the study of climate change with aspects of defining segments in the indicated area. The fact is that it is highly important to provide contributions for an investigation into this area. Earth observation studies embrace the contribution of a variety of international institutions and entities providing efforts of environmental protection for reducing and minimizing the Earth’s climate change consequences. In the meantime, scientific outcomes of Earth monitoring with a reflection of segments affecting the environment and ecological condition of the investigated area are demonstrated.
There is reflected efforts of climate change within the framework of states, international institutions and entities in order to minimize a change in the Earth’s temperature. Attempts have been demonstrated in the area provided by early and recent contributions within the Kyoto Protocol and Paris Agreement with commitments for interested sites of participant countries.
In the meantime, the contents of the book include the investigations of authors and contributions of other scientists, researches and specialists in climate change. It provides additional information in understanding the process. There is some answer as to how and where there are sensitive areas to be considered in the measurement and observation stage of investigations, which could be helpful in decision making by authorities.
We do hope materials that the materials presented in the book chapters will be useful for specialists and authorities involved in the study and use of outcomes for climate changes based on Earth observations.
Key words: Climate change, Kyoto Protocol, Paris Agreement, United Nations, NATO, high technology applications, Earth observation, environmental studies by use of space technology advances.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-770-6
ISBN: 978-1-53612-771-3

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Marine Engineering: Emerging Developments and Global Challenges

Editor: Amalie O. Rasmussen

Series: Oceanography and Ocean Engineering

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
Marine transportation is considered as an integral part of the global economy as more than 90 per cent of global trade goods are carried through the sea. The shipping industry underwent a tremendous growth during the last century (from 2.6 billion tons annual shipments in 1970 to 9.2 billion tons annual shipments in 2012). The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has been vigorously seeking for new measures for further improvements in energy efficiency and emissions reduction, and swift implementation of these measures to reduce the harmful emissions from international shipping. Chapter One provides the basic formulation of a coupled finite element of interface. It is followed by two examples of applications related to the vertical (uplift) or lateral loading of a suction caisson. In Chapter Two, the authors try to introduce some examples of propulsion layouts related to their previous experience introducing simplified criteria for a global design of the propulsion layout. This is achieved by melting mechatronics, fluid dynamics and more generally miscellaneous engineering topics that are often deeply studied by different working teams with different competences. In Chapter Three, a comprehensive overview of green ship technologies is presented which includes basic concepts, principles and potential, related core issues and possible solutions.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-499-6
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Landfills: Environmental Impacts, Assessment and Management

Editor: Norma Chandler

Series: Environmental Research Advances

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
In chapter one, Abdelhakim El Maguiri, Yassine Zegzouti, Salah Souabi, Laila Idrissi, Miloud El Hadek, and Mohamed Hafidi discuss result, initiatives in the cities of Meknes and Marrakech where the objective is to create compost production units from green waste and certain types of mixed organic waste for the amendment of agricultural land in their landfills. Afterwards, Okunola A. Alabi and Adekunle A. Bakare speak on the necessity for assessment of the potential DNA damaging effects of a new exposure scenario in chapter two. In chapter three, Hiroshi Asakura uses the ratio of oxygen flow rate by aeration to oxygen consumption rate of waste layer as a parameter to determine the reaction rate of organic matter in leachate from landfilled MSWI residue and incombustible waste. In chapter four, Dorota Kulikowska and Magdalena Zieli¨½ska discuss adsorption and membrane methods and their advantages and disadvantages. Next, Ratiba Irinislimane, Hanane Tounsi, Billel Malouadjmi, Saad Djediat, and Naima Belhaneche Bensemra present a study in chapter five wherein a count of microbial biomass is studied before and after respirometry in order to investigate the loss of mass. In chapter six, N. Lardjane and N. Belhaneche-Bensemra study the evolution of density and mechanical properties, with the results showing that the nature of the plasticizer and heat stabilizer affects the properties of PVC. In chapter seven, Mohamad Anuar Kamaruddin, Hamidi Abdul Aziz, Rasyidah Alrozi, and Mohd Hafiidz Jaafar discuss the fact that cooperation between public and the authorities in formulating suitable mechanisms is necessary for the attainment of integrated SWM goals. Following this, chapter eight by Dorota Kulikowska and Katarzyna Bernat present an overview of characteristics of landfill leachate from the perspective of biological nitrogen removal. In chapter nine, J. Faitlia, T. Magyarb, R. Romendac, A. Erd¨¦lyid, and C.S. Boldizs¨¢re was to extract the decomposition heat from MSW landfills in order to study the processes. In the final chapter, Islam Safia Abdelli, Fatiha Abdelmalek and Ahmed Addou propose methodology for efficient waste management to improve the exploitation of S.L and concrete proposition of valorization channels based on the 3R-VE principle.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-556-6
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Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 58

Editor: Justin A. Daniels

Series: Advances in Environmental Research

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
In Chapter One, Alexander M. Liudchik and Siarhey D. Umreika begin by deliberating on the problem of spectrophotometric determination of gas medium composition in its customary formulation and then define a method of accounting for the errors from different sources, thus allowing for estimation of uncertainties in the contents of individual components. In Chapter Two, Oleg V. Trifonov and Vladimir P. Cherniy give an overview of current research on the pipeline-soil interaction modeling, examine a variety of modeling approaches, and describe the environment for correct application of different soil models. In Chapter Three, Alexander Y. Galashev studies the spectral properties of clusters of water that have absorbed NOx molecules. Next, Dr. Francis Orata recommends two consecutive points of sewage and wastewater treatment, including dispersed treatment at the pollutant production facility or at the source, during Chapter Four. In Chapter Five, G. Lovato, R. Albanez, J.N. Albuquerque, P. Cola, R.S. Celestino, S.E. Vogel, M. Fukuyama, F.E. Hirata, F.H. Saito, S.M. Ratusznei, and J.A.D. Rodrigues explore the application of an AnSBBR (anaerobic sequencing batch biofilm reactor) of 3.0 L treating 1.0 L per cycle with agitation operated at 30°C in batch and fed-batch mode in the co-digesting cheese whey with glycerin for methane production. In Chapter Six, Bingqi Zhu researches the chemical weathering process of detrital sediments in the hyper-arid area, basing his study on major-element components of deposits from the Taklamakan Desert in China. After, J. F. Pérez, J. Llanos, C. Sáez, C. López, M. A. Rodrigo, and P. Cañizares present a study using 100 different samples collected from a variety of manufacturing processes within a chemical synthesis pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Chapter Seven. Lastly, Chapter Eight presents a study investigating the application of an anaerobic sequencing batch biofilm reactor of .0 L treating 1.0 L per cycle with recirculation of the liquid phase operated at 30°C in batch and fed-batch mode in the treatment of xylose based wastewater, with the core intent of producing methane.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-621-1
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Nuclear Energy: Perspectives, Challenges and Future Directions

Editor: Denver Morris

Series: Nuclear Materials and Disaster Research

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
Bahman Zohuri, PhD opens this book by first describing the history of nuclear power plants and then supplements this information by making a case for their importance. Chapter One proposes the use of combined cycles to produce electricity through nuclear fuel in order to yield a greater investment return. Next, Chapter Two by Jürgen K. Grunwald presents a study wherein the power, concerning nuclear non-proliferation, of two European organizations is explored. In Chapter Three, Takayuki Nakamura discusses the necessity for the upcoming generation to attain knowledge about nuclear safety and regulations. The creation of a project which encourages students to create robots with the goal of decommissioning Fukushina Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is explained.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-693-8
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Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 59

Editor: Justin A. Daniels

Series: Advances in Environmental Research

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
Keke Xiao and Yan Zhou open this book by examining the effectiveness of combined ultrasonic-acid pretreatment for the improving of sludge dewaterability, the role of Fe (II) – oxone conditioning on sludge dewaterability, and the applications of different treatments. Next, María Isabel González-Bravo, PhD and Eva Lahuerta-Otero, PhD explore the correlation between future environmental risk perception and sustainable development in European countries. The authors discuss cultural factors and social attitudes on eco-innovation. Afterwards, Keke Xiao and Yan Zhou discuss methods of sludge treatment while discussing recent developments. Keke Xiao and Yan Zhou go on to discuss anaerobic digestion for sludge treatment in the following chapter, supplementing this. Subsequently, Paul J. Oberholster, Petri F. Oberholster, Christoff Truter, and Anna-Maria Botha present a study that examines the link between river phosphorus sensitivity, self-purification capacity, and benthic algae biomass downstream from waste water treatment plants in the middle Olifants River sub catchment in South Africa. Then, Huynh Viet Khai presents a study on organic vegetables and customer willingness to pay for them in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. Huynh Viet Khai also presents a study based in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta in the following chapter, focusing on rice farmers and their attitudes towards pesticides. Ending the book, Marco Costa and Magda Monteiro analyze long-term time series of monthly mean air temperatures in several European cities with suitable statistical time series models in order to accommodate statistical properties of this type of correlated data. The results allow for better monitoring of the climate change in Europe.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-701-0
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Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 60

Editor: Justin A. Daniels

Series: Advances in Environmental Research

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
The first chapter of Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 60 by Daniel Figueira de Barros and Daniel Marcos Bonotto gives an overview on the way legistlation regarding geological repositories and the protection of the environment, human health, and living beings has evolved in France, Germany, Japan, and the USA. In the second chapter, Douglas Paton, PhD and Petra T. Buergelt, PhD discuss how a disaster risk reduction philosophy founded on social-environmental co-existence can aid in comprehending how people interpret environmental risks and make decisions to manage them. Next, the third chapter by Aleksey Sidorchuk centers on soil erosion in the East European Plain. In the fourth chapter, Makiko Nakataa and Sonoyo Mukaib present regional and seasonal variations in atmospheric dust particles using satellite measurements and model simulations. Maria Fernanda Kauling, Pitagoras J. Bindé, PhD, and Flavio Augusto Serra Kauling methodically analyze the environmental indicators application process in the fifth chapter. Following this, the sixth chapter by Isabella Grishkan, Pnina Schlesinger, and Yaacov Mamane discusses the qualitative and quantitative facets of dust-associated culturable fungal communities sampled during dust events 2004-2005 in Haifa, Israel, comparing these with the communities sampled in the neighboring days. In the seventh chapter by Shaila Islam Satu, M. Abul Kashem, and Mohammad Zabed Hossain, data on the extent of soil salinity in selected areas of Bangladesh is presented. Afterwards, the eighth chapter by José Ignacio Rojas-Sola and María Isabel Alba-Dorado investigates the theoretical ideologies and advancements made at the international level relative to environmental research from the second half of the 20th century to today. In the ninth chapter, Lubos Matejicek provides an environmental assessment involving the processing and analysis of spatial data concerning renewable resources. Sandrine Gaymard focuses on associating traffic psychology with sustainable development in the tenth chapter. In the eleventh and final chapter, Xiaofeng Yang and Xingping Wen present a study determining the effect of sky view factor to land surface temperature using remote sensing imaging.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-789-8
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Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 61

Editor: Justin A. Daniels

Series: Advances in Environmental Research

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 61, the authors present a practical, theoretical approach for systemic landscape planning strategies that incorporate a synergistic view of nature and culture in the process of continuous construction of the landscape, while stressing the reality of urban growth in developing countries. This study was established through a technical analysis of the urban context and biophysical dynamics in correlation with with a social participation method. Afterwards, a report on various species employed in bio-monitoring campaigns: mussels, oysters and clams, algae, vegetables, lichens, mosses is offered. The numerous investigative techniques applied are critically examined, focusing on analytical performance in terms of accurateness and detectability. The authors also discuss applications of remote sensing technology to improve local and regional water governance programs, maintaining that the implementation of remote sensing techniques in water governance frameworks is essential due to their synoptic views which allow us to monitor large areas and thereby improve spatial and temporal management. Following this, deforestation and savanna development in Ghana is examined, with the contention that the current knowledge is incomplete because several gaps exist in the prehistoric, precolonial, and colonial landcover. The authors also go on to review the current changes in wetlands in the five US-Gulf states, the subsequent impact on carbon sequestration, the general function of wetlands in the Gulf of Mexico, the way this contributes to global warming, and the way this mitigates global warming. Later, a study is presented with the goal of exploring residents’ sense of place in post-conflict area of Africa, with the goal of supplying information that may guide policy makers in the enhancement of the economic and social welfare of the people in the study area. The compilation ends with a description of numerous causes of uncertainties in forest biomass estimation procedures using optical remote sensing and terrestrial forest inventory data-sets. These uncertainties are typically generated due to spatial resolution and information content on satellite imagery.

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Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM): Properties, Applications and Behavior

Editors: Oleg S. Pokrovsky and Liudmila Shirokova (N. Laverov Federal Center for Integrated Arctic Research, Russia and CNRS, University of Toulouse, France)

Series: Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) is a major factor controlling global biogeochemical cycles of carbon, macro- and micronutrients and toxic metals. It plays a pivotal role both in mobilization (chemical weathering), transport (organic complexes and colloids), biological uptake and deposition (microbial and photo-degradation) of a number of essential macro- (C, N, P) and micro- (Fe, Zn, Mn, Ni, Cu Co) nutrients. The interest of scientists to DOM is rapidly increasing. Between 1950 and 2017, more than 30,000 scientific papers on DOM were published (Web of Science® All Database Search); however, more than half of them were produced over the past nine years and over the last two and a half years, more than 5,400 papers were published. Such attention to DOM is clearly motivated by a combination of global climate change issues and the main role of DOM in CO2 exchange between the atmosphere and the surface waters.
Despite such a large range of scientific problems concerning DOM properties, origins, and applications, there is a very strong geographical bias in terms of the amount of research devoted to various geographical regions of the world. The majority of information concerns temperate zones and boreal regions of Scandinavia and Northern America, with very little information available on Siberia and Russia. Thus, among the less than 30,000 scientific articles devoted to various aspects of DOM since 1950, only 150-200 of them are devoted to DOM in Russia or Siberia. This book is essentially oriented towards filling these gaps of our knowledge. Among thirteen chapters, eleven of them are devoted to various aspects of DOM in Russia and Siberia. Another important and still poorly characterized aspect of natural DOM is its colloidal status: four chapters of this book deal with the colloidal speciation of DOM in rivers and lakes. Given the breadth of physico-chemical, geochemical, biological, and geographical aspects of DOM covered in this book, it will be useful for a large audience of environmental scientists, limnologists, physico-chemists, soil and landscape scientists and biogeochemists.

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Advances in Energy Research. Volume 28

Editors: Morena J. Acosta

Series: Advances in Energy Research

Publication Date: 2017 - 4th Quarter

Book Description:
In Chapter One, Zahra Sayyar, Navideh Anarjan, Hoda Jafarizadeh Malmiri, and Aydin Berenjian discuss nanoemulsions and their low-energy and high-energy production methods. They also examine modern techniques for the identification of nanoemulsions and review their stability. Next, Chapter Two by Bogdan-Constantin Neagu and Gheorghe Grigoraº proposes the use of artificial intelligence techniques like clustering and fuzzy modeling to determine slow voltage variations among other things. In Chapter Three, Navideh Anarjan, Hamideh Vaghari, Hoda Jafarizadeh-Malmiri, and Aydin Berenjian explore bioreactor models applied to bioprocesses and solid-state fermentation processes in order to produce pertinent biomolecules for industrial applications. Akihiro Otsuka, PhD explores the correlation between fluctuating electricity rates and demand in Chapter Four. In Chapter Five, Samuel Olusegun David and Gulum Mert present a study wherein biodiesel production via waste cooking oil is examined. Oludolapo A. Olanrewaju and Caroline C. Olanrewaju review studies on energy consumption prediction through the application of neural networks, as well as machine and equipment processes, in Chapter Six. Lastly, Takeo Oku and Tatsuo Oku explore the development of carbon/copper-based materials through the addition of titanium in Chapter Seven.

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ISBN: 978-1-53612-699-0
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