Pooja Sharma, Yen Wah Tong, Sanjeeb Mohapatra + 3 more
October 1, 2024
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Waste-to-Energy: Sustainable Approaches for Emerging Economies presents the latest developments and applications for the conversion of waste into biofuels and other energy products.Divided into two parts, Section I reviews the major sources of solid waste and their management strategies in developing countries, and includes the collection, composition, segregation, and dispersal of various waste streams, as well as the generation of biogas and other value-added products. Section II examines the transformation of waste into biofuels and the management strategies required to efficiently implement waste-to-energy processes. Methods for the production of hydrogen, biomethane, biofuels, and bioenergy, as well as resource recovery are discussed in depth, and mathematical models are provided for anaerobic digestion techniques. The benefits and challenges of waste-to-energy as a waste management strategy are explored through dedicated chapters on the techno-economics, environmental and social regulation, the operation of WtE plants. The final chapter of the book presents a life cycle assessment and environmental impact analysis of the technologies and strategies discussed.Waste-to-Energy: Sustainable Approaches for Emerging Economies is a valuable reference for students and researchers interested in waste-to-energy, waste management, and biotechnology, and will be of interest to the wider environmental sciences and renewable energy communities.
Afrotropical Streams and Rivers: Structure, Ecological Processes and Management is a comprehensive guide that provides assessment of major rivers and tributaries in Sub–Saharan Africa. Unlike other books available, the editors present a thorough study of geomorphological, hydrological, biological, and ecological processes incorporating a range of plant and animal communities, while considering implications of human communities that depend upon them. This book, edited by a diverse cohort of researchers, is intended as an educational and practical guide for graduate students, researchers and scientists who focus on the biodiversity, conservation and policy issues of the African river systems.
John Fleagle, Christopher C. Gilbert and Andrea Baden
September 30, 2024
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Primate Adaptation and Evolution, Fourth Edition provides key features of extant families and references to more detailed texts. The book sets the scene and creates space for a thorough updating of exciting developments in primate paleontology and a reconstruction through early hominid species of our own human origins. This updated version covers recent developments in primate paleontology, the latest taxonomy, and includes new visuals, including helpful illustrations and evolutionary trees. It is an ideal text for undergraduate and post-graduate students studying the evolution and functional ecology of primates and early fossil hominids.The book retains its grounding in the extant primate groups as the best way to understand the fossil trail and evolution of these modern forms. However, this coverage is now more streamlined, referring to the many new and excellent books on living primate ecology and adaptation - a field that has burgeoned since this book's first publication.
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.
Bacterial Biogeochemistry: The Ecophysiology of Mineral Cycling, Fourth Edition discusses the influence of bacterial activity on the chemical environment of the biosphere. Following the success of previous editions, this update focuses on bacterial metabolism and its relevance to the environment, including the decomposition of soil, food chains, nitrogen fixation, assimilation, and reduction of carbon nitrogen and sulfur, and microbial symbiosis. All chapters have been revised and brought up-to-date in light of the many advances and discoveries that have taken place during the last decade. The scope of the new edition has broadened to provide a review of the processes and phenomena that are relevant for global change feedback loops and advances in bacterial biogeochemical cycles.
Lalit Goswami, Anamika Kushwaha and Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
September 1, 2024
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Zero Waste Manufacturing: Recent Advancements In Sustainable Manufacturing, Volume Six in the Advanced Zero Waste Tools: Present and Emerging Waste Management Practices, addresses processes and practices for zero waste manufacturing to promote a more sustainable society and provides readers with a proper understanding of the most recent advances for solving waste management issues. The book covers numerous mechanisms supported by scientific evidence and case studies that will help the administrations and technological professions in adopting the best possible methodology at grassroot levels and various interdisciplinary approaches towards sustainable development.
Insect Ecomorphology: Linking Functional Insect Morphology to Ecology and Evolution offers up-to-date knowledge and understanding on the morphology of insects and the functional basis of their diversity. This book covers the form and function of insect body structures synthesized with their physiological performance capabilities, biological roles, and evolutionary histories. Written by international experts, this book explores the ecomorphology of functional systems such as insect feeding, locomotion, sensing, and reproduction. The combination of conceptual and review chapters, methodological approaches, and case studies enables readers to delve into active research fields and attain a general idea of the explanatory power of the form-function-performance paradigm.The book uncovers key structures of the different regions of the insect body, elucidates how they function, and investigates their ecological and evolutionary implications. It will be a vital resource for entomologists, biologists, and zoologists, especially those seeking to better understand the morphology and physiological impacts tying insects to environments and evolution.
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.
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.
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.