Kamal Dhawan, John E. Tookey, Ali GhaffarianHoseini + 1 more
September 1, 2024
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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.
Marcos Callisto, Manuel A.S Graca, Douglas Rodriguez Olarte + 2 more
August 1, 2024
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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.
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.
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.
Daniela Nunes, Ana Pimentel, Pedro Barquinha + 5 more
August 1, 2024
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Flexible devices based on metal oxides: Achievements and prospects focuses on the integration of flexibility in electronic circuitry, sensing applications, energy conversion and storage, and environmental remediation. Flexibility in these applications offers great potential, especially in the areas of wearable sensors, solar cells, transistors, electronic skin, and human body monitoring. The book investigates flexible and wearable devices based on metal oxide nanostructures or thin films that are capable of bending, rolling, compression, and folding, all while maintaining their performance.Metal oxide nanomaterials display exceptional properties that include mechanical stress tolerance, high optical transparency, high carrier mobilities, wide band gap, high dielectric constant, and superconductivity, amongst others. In some cases, they are also earth abundant, environmentally benign, cost-effective, chemically stable, and compatible with low-cost wet-chemical synthesis routes. The focus of the book is on wearables manufactured using sustainable manufacturing methods and integrated into substrates that are flexible, inexpensive, recyclable, abundant, and lightweight, including polymer, textile, cellulose and cork substrates.
Recent Trends in Estuarine and Coastal Dynamics: Observations and Modelling is a thorough reference guide on the most recent trends and developments in observing and modelling of estuaries and coastal oceans. The coasts cover a diverse range of ecosystems within marine, estuarine, and freshwater environments. They are some of the most heavily populated and visited areas and are also some of the most threatened natural habitats. Human activities like sewage discharge, overfishing, navigation channel dredging, land reclamation, the construction of shipping ports and marine plastics are also responsible for coastal pollution and degradation.This book focuses on current studies on sediment transport dynamics and hydrodynamics of these environments and presents thorough case studies that aim to help students and researchers working in the field.
Biorefinery of Industrial Effluents for a Sustainable Circular Economy provides a combined approach on environmental engineering, which involves the improvement of the natural environment or remediation of polluted sites. In addition, it discusses bioprocess engineering involving the development of processes for the manufacture of products from biological materials to produce a valuable bioproduct. It covers sources, impacts, and applications of industrial effluents that could potentially be used as feedstock for the IEB with examples of applied research that demonstrates the relationship between the effluents, biorefinery, treatment and bioproduct recovery.Materials that can be produced from IEB and the treatment processes for such are considered.
Advanced Tools for Studying Soil Erosion Processes: Erosion Modelling, Soil Redistribution Rates, Advanced Analysis, and Artificial Intelligence presents the most recent technologies and methods in quantifying soil erosion, focusing on quantitative geomorphological assessment, soil erosion interaction with natural and man-made hazards using new methods, and technologies that employ GIS, remote sensing (RS), spatial modeling, and machine learning tools as an effective plan for decision-makers and land users.Organized into three parts: 1) Erosion processes and impacts, 2) Advanced computing techniques to quantify soil erosion, and 3) Methods of Soil Erosion, this book will be an invaluable source material for researchers, academicians, graduate and undergraduate students, and professionals in the field of geology, specifically focused on geographic information systems and remote sensing.
Waste-Based Zeolite: Synthesis and Environmental Applications focuses on the use of waste-based materials to fabricate zeolite and its subsequent use in environmental applications. It presents recent progress in zeolite synthesis using wastes products such as fly ash, steel slag, biomass waste, water treatment plant sludge, and municipal waste, among others. It discusses the application of waste-based zeolite for environmental applications such as biodiesel production, as well as considering techniques for recovering spent zeolite. Many industries produce substantial quantities of waste material comprising various hazardous constituents that lead to pollution and threaten the environment.However, such waste can often be a rich source of precursor ingredients for zeolite synthesis, and waste-based zeolites could potentially provide an economically and environmentally viable alternative to commercially available zeolites. This book illuminates this fascinating avenue of research.
Water Footprints and Sustainable Development serves as the sole comprehensive volume of the role of waste management for sustainable development. It provides an overview of Global Scenario of water footprints in water smart cities and technologies and investigates the critical factors that enable the sustainable developments of various industries in respect to water resources management. The goal of this book is to introduce the reader to the current technologies used for reducing water footprints, and to offer the necessary information and tools for sustainable development.