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Analysis of Microplastics and Nanoplastics

  • 1st Edition
  • Huahong Shi + 1 more
  • Huahong Shi and Chengjun Sun
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
  • Paperback
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Analysis of Microplastics and Nanoplastics comprehensively overviews the common analytical methods for microplastic and nanoplastic analysis. With a strong focus on sustainability, the book covers the analysis process from sampling, separation/enrichment, observation to identification of polymer composition and a presentation of data. It presents the unique features of microplastics and nanoplastics as particle contaminants, their heterogenous distribution in the environments and biota, and the complexity and difficulty of their analysis compared with typical solvent contaminants and will provide researchers with a solid background on environmental issues, analytical challenges, and current state-of-the-different available methods for micro and nanoplastics to start/develop research.
Analysis of Microplastics and Nanoplastics

The Ecology of Sandy Shores

  • 4th Edition
  • Omar Defeo + 1 more
  • Omar Defeo and Anton McLachlan
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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The Ecology of Sandy Shores provides both a holistic and conceptual introduction for the beginner, yet at the same time giving an in-depth and cutting-edge analysis for the researcher interested in sandy shores. There is no other book covering the ecology of sandy beaches, despite the extent and economic importance of these systems. This guide is designed to both introduce students to the basic principles of sandy shore ecology, to serve as a ready reference for doctoral students and researchers working on these systems as well as a handbook for land and coastal managers. This new edition will focus on humans as part of the sandy beach environment including aspects such as global change in coastal systems and its impacts on sandy littoral zones through ‘coastal squeeze’. Further, prominence will be given to resource use, such as artisanal fisheries and to the critical area of coastal zone management and governance. Considering these two main issues, the concept of sandy beaches as social-ecological systems will be developed together with an illustrative framework related to this approach. This guide will be an all-inclusive account of the current state of knowledge of the ecology of ocean sandy beaches, the most extensive but least studied category of coastal ecosystem worldwide.
The Ecology of Sandy Shores

Smart Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • Olusola Olaitan Ayeleru, Azeez Olayiwola Idris + 2 more
  • Olusola Olaitan Ayeleru, Azeez Olayiwola Idris, Sadanand Pandey + 1 more
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
  • Paperback
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Smart nanomaterials are making their presence ever so noticeable in areas like environmental protection and remediation, as well as many other fields of study.The international team of expert researchers behind Smart Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications aims to spotlight the latest, rapid developments in the design and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale and to concisely present information regarding their novel methods of utilization for the safeguard of the environment, while at the same time apprising readers of challenges encountered and anticipated prospects.The volume illustrates state-of-the-art, actionable content, which is relevant and extremely valuable for those who want to apply this up-to-date knowledge in industry too.
Smart Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications

Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae

  • 1st Edition
  • José Carlos Magalhães Pires, Ana Filipa Cruz Esteves + 1 more
  • José Carlos Magalhães Pires, Ana Filipa Cruz Esteves and Eva Margarida de Azevedo Campos Salgado
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae discusses different mechanisms used by microalgae to treat various gaseous streams, wastewaters, addresses pollution bioremediation. In addition, the advantages of the application of microalgal biomass in the agricultural and food/feed sectors are presented and bioenergy from microalgae with a view to sustainability is explored.The present book is divided into 5 parts regarding the use of microalgal cultures in various applications, such as: the treatment of gaseous streams by removing various contaminants, wastewater treatment through the removal of several pollutants, biomass valorization for agriculture purposes, bioenergy from microalgae, and industrial integration of all these processes in a biorefinery concept. Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae in Engineering emphasizes the importance of gathering scientific knowledge to overcome drawbacks related with microalgal production and develop the concept of biorefinery based on microalgal biomass for a more sustainable future.
Advances in Sustainable Applications of Microalgae

The Mekong Delta Environmental Research Guidebook

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 4
  • Edward Park, Ho Huu Loc + 1 more
  • Edward Park, Ho Huu Loc and Dung Duc Tran
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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The Mekong Delta Environmental Research Guidebook comprehensively covers the Mekong Delta and presents new evidence on unsolved environmental issues. Key experts from around the world offer suggestions for the implementation of more effective mitigation and adaptation measures, especially in the context of climate change and upstream hydropower dam development. This book will help guide students and scientists, both juniors and seniors in their journey of the Mekong Delta Environmental Research, by presenting them with all the necessary information and detailed case studies for a more in-depth understanding of each issue so they can make informed decisions.
The Mekong Delta Environmental Research Guidebook

Sustainability and Construction

  • 1st Edition
  • Kamal Dhawan, John E. Tookey + 2 more
  • Kamal Dhawan, John E. Tookey, Ali GhaffarianHoseini + 1 more
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Sustainability and Construction: The Global Context and the New Zealand Perspective explores various facets of construction, from inception, through operationalization, and end-of-life management from the perspective of practice-driven sustainability. After an introductory chapter laying the foundations for the sustainability concept and another one relating sustainability to the corporate environment, the volume then delves into the various phases of a construction project to examine related sustainability issues with exemplifying case studies that illustrate the state-of-the-art worldwide.The authors’ unique treatment of the overarching themes impacting sustainability in the global construction industry and how these intersect in their local context (i.e., New Zealand) ultimately allows them to offer a well-balanced and thorough reference that proves to be a value-added, highly visual resource for professional engineers, students and researchers, policymakers, and various industry stakeholders.
Sustainability and Construction

Rivers of South America

  • 1st Edition
  • Marcos Callisto, Manuel A.S Graca + 3 more
  • Marcos Callisto, Manuel A.S Graca, Douglas Rodriguez Olarte + 2 more
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Rivers of South America examines the physical, chemical, and biological environment of South American Rivers, and the people living in their basins. The book explores the main river basins, with information on each river's history, physiography, clime, hydrology, biodiversity, ecological processes, environmental problems, management, and conservation. The book identifies conservation hotspots for riverine environments, and is enriched with a large number of maps, photos, graphs, and tables. This reference is important for aquatic ecologists, environmental authorities, local and national governments, academics, NGOs, and those interested in the preservation and management of flowing waters.
Rivers of South America

Emerging Developments in Constructed Wetlands

  • 1st Edition
  • Asheesh Kumar Yadav, Jan Vymazal + 2 more
  • Asheesh Kumar Yadav, Jan Vymazal, Yaqian Zhao + 1 more
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Emerging Developments in Constructed Wetlands aims to provide comprehensive, up-to-date information on recent trends and advances in the domain of constructed wetlands. The book contains consolidated insights into distinctive research areas with application potential and commercialization possibilities. It also offers access to updated fundamental knowledge, current trends, and research advances worthy of potential implementations in the field. Although there has been significant research progress in the domain of constructed wetlands over the last years, there is no book available with actual case studies to meet growing demands.
Emerging Developments in Constructed Wetlands

Volatile Organic Compound Removal

  • 1st Edition
  • Hongqing Ren + 1 more
  • Hongqing Ren and Bin Gao
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Volatile Organic Compound Removal: Technologies and Functional Materials for VOC Removal details technologies and materials for the removal of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from polluted air, covering not only the fundamental mechanisms, processes, and designs of the latest VOC abatement technologies, but also the characteristics and applications of advanced functional materials for VOC removal. The first half of the book centers on VOC abatement technologies including adsorption, catalytic degradation, membrane separation, thermal oxidation, absorption, and condensation.The second half focuses on the applications of functional materials especially novel nanomaterials in VOC removal. This book is unique in covering both the fundamental mechanisms and practical applications of VOC abatement technologies and focuses on the preparation, characterization, and application of novel functional materials for VOC removal.
Volatile Organic Compound Removal

Ecophysiology and Ocean Acidification in Marine Mollusks

  • 1st Edition
  • Youji Wang
  • Youji Wang
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Ecophysiology and Ocean Acidification in Marine Mollusks: From Molecule to Behavior provides an extensive overview of the latest research on the various ecophysiological effects of ocean acidification on marine mollusks. This book synthesizes historical information and recent findings on the effects of environmental change, ocean warming, and acidification on key mollusks and their life-history. It also discusses the underlying mechanisms underpinning the effects of ocean warming and acidification. Written by internationally recognized experts in the field of marine biology, this book systematically examines the effects of ocean acidification on the reproduction, growth and development, physiological metabolism, immunity, and behavior of marine mollusks.The book concludes by discussing the implications of current research, acknowledging data limitations in the field, and proposing future research directions, providing a better understanding of the potential impacts of ocean acidification on mollusks and the global aquaculture industry and inspiring new thinking for future research practices. It will be an indispensable resource for researchers, practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students, conservationists, and aquaculturists alike who are interested in marine environmental change, ecology, physiology, and marine biology.
Ecophysiology and Ocean Acidification in Marine Mollusks