Solid Waste Management for Resource-Efficient Systems: Circularity in Action promotes innovation and shares best practices based on the principles of the circular economy and resource conservation on different aspects of sustainable solid waste management. The book also explains sources, impacts, and recycling potential of emerging wastes. It presents management strategies, including emerging green infrastructure and digitalization for recycling and gainful application of waste. In addition, sections highlight various environmental and health hazards while providing different management strategies based on the principle of resource recovery and circular economy that can help to minimize the environmental impacts.
Artificial Intelligence for a More Sustainable Oil and Gas Industry and the Energy Transition: Case Studies and Code Examples presents a package for academic researchers and industries working on water resources and carbon capture and storage. This book contains fundamental knowledge on artificial intelligence related to oil and gas sustainability and the industry’s pivot to support the energy transition and provides practical applications through case studies and coding flowcharts, addressing gaps and questions raised by academic and industrial partners, including energy engineers, geologists, and environmental scientists. This timely publication provides fundamental and extensive information on advanced AI applications geared to support sustainability and the energy transition for the oil and gas industry.
Advances in Agronomy, Volume 187, the latest release in this leading reference on agronomy, contains a variety of updates and highlights new advances in the field, each written by an international board of authors.
Artificial Intelligence in Microbiology: Scope and Challenges, Volume Fifty-Five in the Methods in Microbiology series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on a variety of timely topics, including Use of AI techniques in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, Potential future of AI for Microbiology applications - Benefits, challenges, and opportunities, Production and development of novel drug targets through AI, AI: beneficial or harmful for humans, The use of artificial intelligence techniques in the diagnosis of infectious diseases, Ethical and Social Issues Related to Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare, and more.Other chapters cover Artificial Intelligence as a smart approach in Clinical Microbiology, Computation-assisted methods in the determination of microbial metabolites, Artificial Intelligence in drug discovery and development, AI and its role in soil microbiology and agriculture sustenance, Role of AI in fungus identification, characterization and interaction, Isolation and Characterization Techniques, Agriculture sector and artificial Intelligence, and more.
Space Geodesy for Environmental Monitoring Volume, Volume 65 in the Advances in Geophysics series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors and covering topics such as GNSS for natural hazard mitigation, Space & Earth Data for Global Sea level change monitoring: Current Approaches, Challenges, and Future Prospects, and Crowdsourcing GNSS for geophysical applications.
Green Sources in Eco-nanotechnology provides a broad overview on the applicability of nanotechnology and the associated risks of various nanomaterials. The book presents safe, economic and eco-friendly methods and natural sources that prevent or reduce possible risks for the environment and human health. New concepts and principals of clean nanotechnology derived from nature–eco-nanotechnology–are introduced, along with a detailed discussion on the chemical, physical and biological properties of nanomaterials, including their pharmaceutical, medicinal, industrial and economical significance to improve human life and protect natural resources and ecosystems.
Sample Handling and Trace Analysis of Pollutants: Innovations to Determine Organic Contaminants, Second Edition reviews the latest technologies and challenges in trace analysis of environmental pollutants, from selecting the right approach to tips for performing analytic procedures and measuring and reporting results. Written by internationally renowned experts in environmental analysis from 5 continents and edited by leaders in the field, this completely updated and revised volume presents the latest techniques developed over the past 10 years, such as high-resolution mass spectrometry, biosensors and imaging techniques. Important tools for problem-solving in the determination of environmental pollutants are also discussed.Chapters cover emerging pollutants in the environment, such as nanomaterials, microplastics, metabolites and/or transformation products and antimicrobial resistances. Specific sections describe field sampling techniques and sample preparation in environmental matrices: air, water, soil, sediment and biota, focus on passive samplers, cover the determination of these environmental contaminants based on analytical techniques, such as the use of gas chromatography and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry, immunoassays, and biosensors as well as advanced analytical methods such as imaging techniques.
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Advances of Energy from Waste: Transformation Methods, Applications and Limitations Under Sustainability provides advanced, systematic information on the environmental transformation of waste and pollutants of various origins into useful products, contributing to the development of the local economy and increasing the sustainability of the energy sector. In addition, remarkable competences in design, performance, efficiency, and implementation of diverse systems utilized for waste energy recovery are evaluated. The book also includes recent advances in biomass-derived green catalysts for various catalytic applications, along with the challenges of controlled synthesis and the impact of morphological, physical, and chemical properties on their adsorption or desorption capability.
Circular Economy and Manufacturing presents a roadmap of optimized, flexible, efficient, effective, and competitive green production strategies for the manufacturing industry and its multiple stakeholders. The volume is meant to be an excellent springboard for further discussion and research into new frameworks of best practices in view of achieving more socially responsible and sustainable organizations in a not-so-distant future.Circular economy can serve as a key building block for the sustainability targets of manufacturing companies. Although the term itself has long been established, we see that proper implementation of a circular economy model across entire manufacturing value chains is still lacking and remains a challenge for companies. However, there are clearly visible and good examples of circular economy standards which have already been applied and are generating value among multiple layers.
Water Matters: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals presents a compilation of water scenarios and their relationship to multiple facets of life as water forms a nexus with food security and energy resources, thereby forming one of the fundamental pillars of sustainable development. The thematic topics focus on studies of achieving individual sustainable development goals, primarily on safe and sustainable drinking water availability, the role of water in sanitation, transboundary water, and water in the ecosystem. Each chapter presents a case study to enable a holistic review of the topic and provide insight for further research.The book integrates the knowledge on global-scale water reviews to local-scale case-studies and is ideal for hydrologists, hydrogeologists, and water managers in environmental and Earth sciences.