Environmental Sustainability and Industries

Environmental Sustainability and Industries

Technologies for Solid Waste, Wastewater, and Air Treatment

1st Edition - June 17, 2022

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  • Editors: Pardeep Singh, Joao Bassin, Sanchayita Rajkhowa, Chaudhery Hussain, Ramesh Oraon
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323900348

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Environmental Sustainability and Industries identifies and discusses critical areas related to environmentally conscious industrial development of products and services that may support more sustainable and equitable societies. This book addresses pollution prevention by referring to the use of processes, practices, and materials that reduce or eliminate the generation of pollutants at the source of production, more efficient use of raw materials, energy, water or other resources, or by conserving natural resources by maintaining clean production. It explains industrial energy efficiency as the most cost-effective use of energy in manufacturing processes, reducing its wastage as well as the total consumption of primary energy resources. Life cycle assessment is used as an analytical method to quantify environmental impacts, focusing on environmental considerations concerning process design and optimization, and including various sustainable manufacturing parameters in the context of industrial processes and proposes a classification of identified parameters to evaluate and optimize the manufacturing performances. The book also dives into industrial ecology, investigating how, where, and why environmental improvements can be made to develop a sustainable industry, meeting the needs of current generations without sacrificing the needs of the future ones. This book analyzes a company’s environmental, social, and economic performance and their interrelationships, emphasizing the importance of identifying and understanding causal relationships between alternative approaches to action and their impact on financial and nonfinancial performance. It concludes with a view on the future of sustainable industrial systems stressing change as a joint effort of scientists, governments, people in business, and academicians.

Key Features

  • Offers compiled information on the environmental sustainability for industry
  • Provides principles and advanced trends and approaches for environmental sustainability for the industrial sector
  • Discusses established and emerging technologies and processes for sustainable approaches for industry
  • Presents the development in the use of the assessment models as a tool to support the research and applications of different sustainable technologies and processes


(Under)graduate university students, teachers, researchers and academic staff specialized in chemical engineering, safety engineering, industrial & materials engineering, environmental science and engineering, and biotechnology

Table of Contents

  • Part 1. Pollution Prevention and Cleaner Production
    1. Processes and Technologies for Water Reuse in the Industry
    2. Municipal Water Treatment with Special Emphasis on Biosorption and Nanoparticles
    3. Clearing the Air: Technologies for Monitoring and Control of Air Pollution
    4. Nanotechnology: An Emerging Strategy for Combating Air Pollution
    5. Biochar Based Composting for Sustainable and Eco-friendly Agriculture
    6. Sustainable Bio-based Technologies for Waste and Wastewater Treatment Integrated with Value-Added Products
    7. Recent Trends in the Application of Biowaste for Hazardous Radioactive Waste Treatment
    8. Bio-degradable Plastics as a Substitute to Traditional Polythenes: A Step Towards a Safer Environment
    9. Two Dimensional Nanomaterial Based Chemosensors for the Detection of Contaminants in Air and Water

    Part 2. Industrial Energy Efficiency
    10. Nanomaterials in Sustainable Industrial Applications
    11. Metal-Organic Framework Based Membranes in Energy Application

    Part 3. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Industrial Processes
    12. Industry and Environmental Life Cycle Assessment: Background and Perspective
    13. Process System Engineering and the Development of Tools for Environmental Considerations in the Perspective of Industrial Ecology
    14. Life Cycle Assessment of Biorefinery

    Part 4. Sustainability Assessments of Industry
    15. Avoiding Waste and Generating Environmental, Social and Economic Gains Through Industrial Social Ecology Networks
    16. Sustainability and Process Intensification in Wastewater Treatment

    Part 5. Industrial Ecology
    17. Industrial Symbiosis and Eco-industrial Parks
    18. Process Intensification and Green Engineering in Process Industry
    19. Economic Development, Economic Complexity and Environmental Performance: In Search of Common Ground

    Part 6. Education for Industrial Sustainability
    20. Design of Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Processes for Industries
    21. Fruitful Controversies in Sustainable Livestock Production: Beyond the Intensive vs. Extensive Livestock Polarization in Non-Forest Ecosystems

    Part 7. Corporate Sustainability
    22. Sustainable Technologies and Corporate Sustainability

Product details

  • No. of pages: 580
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 17, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323900348

About the Editors

Pardeep Singh

Dr. Pardeep Singh is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, in New Delhi, India. He obtained his PhD at the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. Dr. Singh has published more than 65 papers in international journals in the fields of waste management, environmental pollution, and agricultural nanotechnology, and has co-edited 30 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Joao Bassin

Dr. João Paulo Bassin is currently working as Adjunct Professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He obtained his master degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2008), and a PhD degree in Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Biotechnology from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands (2012). His research is mainly focused on the development and application of innovative technologies for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewaters, combining biological, physicochemical and advanced oxidation processes. He is also interested in energy recovery from organic wastes via anaerobic digestion. He has published many articles in international peer-reviewed journals, books and book chapters and has served as a reviewer for more than 50 international journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor of the Chemical Engineering Program, COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janerio, Rio de Janerio, Brazil

Sanchayita Rajkhowa

Dr. Sanchayita Rajkhowa, is currently working as Assistant Professor (Department of Chemistry, Jorhat Institute of Science & Technology, Jorhat, Assam, India) and has obtained her doctorate degree from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong in the year 2017. Her research is focused on surface chemistry, surfactants, carbohydrate chemistry and their impact on drug discovery and development. Dr. Rajkhowa has published several research papers in journals of both international and national repute as well as book chapters in her research areas with international publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Jorhat Institute of Science and Technology, Assam, Jorhat, India

Chaudhery Hussain

Chaudhery Hussain
Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain, PhD is an Adjunct Professor, Academic Advisor and Lab Director in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, USA. His research is focused on Application of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, in environment and analytical chemistry and various Industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as prolific author and editor of several (around 100) scientific monographs and books in his research areas.

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Professor and Director of Chemistry and EVSc Labs, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, USA

Ramesh Oraon

Ramesh Oraon is an Assistant Professor (Department of Nanoscience and Technology, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, India. His research areas are synthesis, functionalization, characterization of carbon materials, metal oxides, polymers and their electrochemical analysis for applications in energy storage, sensors, etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Nanoscience and Technology, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, India

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