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The Ecology of Sandy Shores

  • 4th Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Omar Defeo + 1 more
  • English
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The Ecology of Sandy Shores, Fourth Edition provides both a holistic and conceptual introduction for the beginner, yet at the same time gives 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, and to provide 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.

Advanced Oxidation Process-Based Integrated and Hybrid Technologies for Degradation of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Amit K. Thakur + 5 more
  • English
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Advanced Oxidation Process-based Integrated and Hybrid Technologies for Degradation of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products addresses PPCP removal from wastewater by the recent application of AOP-based hybrid techniques. Technological advancement of AOPs and AOP-based hybrid methods are discussed and will highlight the perspectives on fundamental and technological advancements in AOP and AOP-based hybrid methods for PPCPs removal from wastewater. A detailed cost analysis of different AOP-based hybrid techniques is examined to help readers formulate guidelines to transform the wastewater treatment process from lab scale to pilot/industrial scale.

Industrial Decarbonization and the Energy Transition

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Suresh Sundaramurthy + 2 more
  • English
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Industrial Decarbonization and the Energy Transition: Innovative Solutions for a Carbon-Free, Sustainable, and Clean Environment provides detailed information on a range of cutting-edge solutions, supporting decarbonization, clean energy production, and energy transition. Sectors covered include chemical and photochemical, cement and concrete, class, pulp and paper, steel and iron-making, fertilizer, clay, methanol, refineries, sugar, and thermal power plants. Technology, regulations, climate impact, and finance are considered for each sector, and throughout the book, emphasis is placed on the industry perspective and expertise, with thorough techno-economic analysis and in-depth discussion of other key considerations such as scale-up, cost reductions, waste, and future possibilities.This book is of interest to engineers, R&D, and other professionals involved in energy transition and decarbonization of industrial processes and plants across a range of industrial sectors, as well as academic researchers, scientists, and advanced students in energy transition, renewable energy, engineering, decarbonization, and sustainability.</p>

Adaptive Engineering

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • David S-K. Ting + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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It was with a great insight when Stephen Hawking uttered, “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Incidentally, this also paraphrases Albert Einstein’s saying, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Adaptive Engineering: A Sustainable Development Endeavor aims at complementing sustainable development and technologies with adaptation. This entails engineering innovations that go hand in hand with responsible human behavior change.The book presents various aspects of adaptive engineering in combination with civil and structural engineering, architecture, urban design and infrastructure, as well as environmental engineering, coastal engineering, climate change, ecology, energy management, and much more. It commences with a comprehensive review of the state of the art of adaptive engineering. It then elucidates multiple engineering fronts that have proven to be robust and versatile, paving the way to a resilient green tomorrow. The contributions from a diverse group of experts present a balanced reference compendium to keep professional engineers, students and researchers, policy makers, and various industry stakeholders abreast with the latest advancements.

Sustainability and Construction

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Kamal Dhawan + 3 more
  • 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.

Introduction to Emergency Management

  • 8th Edition
  • November 15, 2024
  • George Haddow + 2 more
  • English
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Introduction to Emergency Management, Eighth Edition sets the standard for excellence in the field and has educated a generation of emergency management professionals. This trusted resource provides a comprehensive overview of core concepts in emergency management and instructs in their application, addressing why the emergency management profession exists, what actions its professionals and practitioners are tasked with performing, and what achievements are sought through the conduct of these various efforts. Students and new professionals alike will gain an enhanced understanding of key terminology and concepts, enabling them to work with emergency management specialists.Fully updated throughout, the new edition includes revised workflows and communications; explanations of FEMA, state, and local emergency management organizational policies; the growing role of the private sector in emergency management; Covid-19 pandemic preparedness and response; and the impact of climate change on emergency management policies and practices, among other timely examples and application areas. Each chapter features all-new case studies on recent disasters, key terms, summary points, and self-review questions. Student and faculty use is supported by an expanded ancillary package, featuring a fuller instructor manual, lecture PowerPoint Slides, and linked documents, data sets, references, and video examples.

Air Quality

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Ranjeet S. Sokhi
  • English
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Air Quality: Science, Impacts, and Management provides a thorough treatment of the fundamental science of air quality, its interactions, its impacts on health and the environment and management strategies for reducing air pollution in cities, regionally and globally. It begins with fundamentals of the atmosphere and its relevance for air quality before moving logically to sources and emissions, chemical transformation, dynamics, prediction, observations and analysis methods. The importance of regional air pollution and interactions with climate demonstrate the multiscale nature of air quality. The book concludes by examining the impacts on ecosystems and health, reviewing the strategies to manage air pollution and highlighting real-world challenges and possible solutions to improve air quality in global cities. The chapters, written by Ranjeet Sokhi with the collaboration of international experts in the field, are designed to be read sequentially or independently for focused learning in this complex and interdisciplinary field. Air Quality: Science, Impacts, and Management is an excellent resource for students, researchers and professionals in the field of Air Quality and related sciences.

Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Tommy Lundgren + 2 more
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Second Edition, Three Volume Set covers energy economics in three subdisciplines which, when taken together compose an economic approach to the development and preservation of natural resources and environmental quality. The book focuses on energy-related subjects such as renewable energy, hydropower, nuclear power, and the political economy of energy. Other sections cover land and water use, such as mining, fisheries, agriculture, and forests. Although the three areas are closely related, they are not often presented as an integrated whole.This revised, three-volume set will bridges the gap by unifying these fields into a high-quality, comprehensive and unique overview. It will serve as an invaluable and unique tool to facilitate the first step in diving into a new subject within energy, resource or environmental economics. The chapters are written in a non-technical manner so that users outside of advanced academics or trained economists are also able to grasp the content easily. In addition, all chapters follow a specific template throughout, thus providing a consistent and logical format for the reader.

The Sustainable Power Grid

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Brian D’ Andrade
  • English
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The Sustainable Power Grid: Challenges, Applications and Case Studies provides a detailed breakdown of the different challenges faced with power grid modernization and presents a range of practical approaches to tackle these. With a strong focus on case studies and applications, the book offers extensive case study content to illustrate real-world concepts. Beginning with an overview on the evolution of the traditional power system, chapters then discuss key issues surrounding extreme weather, power quality, and power converters. The book also outlines a quantitative risk-based framework for asset health assessment of overhead lines, alongside engineering and environmental considerations.Concluding with a deep-dive into energy storage, topics consist of energy storage system protection, condition monitoring, and emerging technologies. Completely practical in nature, this is an essential resource for engineers in the electrical power industry, and offers students and researchers applied content in the latest power grid technologies.

Metal Sulfide Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Peter R. Makgwane + 1 more
  • English
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Organic contaminants, volatile organic compounds, and heavy metals pose long-term threats to natural ecosystems and human health. Particularly in the last decade, metal sulfide nanomaterials have piqued researchers’ interest due to their outstanding physicochemical characteristics that make them amenable to modulation, as well as their qualitative and quantitative structure–activity relationship, proving them uniquely equipped for the enhancement of cost-effective environmental remediation technologies.Written by a team of internal experts, Metal Sulfide Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications accompanies its broad range of users on a journey that starts with fundamentals’ understanding and leads to the presentation of the latest developments and possibilities of applied use, specifically for chemical detection/sensing and monitoring in air, soil, and water matrices as well as for chemical reaction engineering purposes (conversion, photocatalysis, adsorption) to facilitate removal of pollutants.