Environmental Sustainability and Industries

Environmental Sustainability and Industries

Technologies for Solid Waste, Wastewater, and Air Treatment

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  • Editors: Pardeep Singh, Joao Bassin, Sanchayita Rajkhowa, Chaudhery Hussain, Ramesh Oraon
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323900348
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885812

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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

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • List of contributors
  • About the editors
  • Preface
  • Part I: Pollution prevention and cleaner production
  • Chapter 1. Processes and technologies for water reuse in the industry
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Water reuse technologies and treatment systems
  • 1.3 Case studies
  • 1.4 Final considerations
  • References
  • Chapter 2. Municipal water treatment with special emphasis on biosorption and nanoparticles
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Municipal wastewater treatment process
  • 2.3 Biosorption in wastewater treatment
  • 2.4 Bioadsorbent for municipal wastewater treatment
  • 2.5 Green nanoparticles for biosorption of heavy metals from municipal wastewater
  • 2.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3. Clearing the air: technologies for monitoring and control of air pollution
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Current status of air pollution
  • 3.3 Nanotechnology for air pollution control
  • 3.4 Nanotechnology—a boon or bane?
  • 3.5 Requirements for the development of a control strategy
  • 3.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4. Nanotechnology: an emerging strategy for combating air pollution
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Differences between nanomaterials and bulk materials
  • 4.3 Characteristic of nanomaterials for air pollution prevention and control
  • 4.4 Application of nanotechnological strategies for air pollution abatement
  • 4.5 Benefits of application of nanotechnology in air pollution abatement over conventional methods
  • 4.6 Conclusions
  • Abbreviations
  • References
  • Chapter 5. Biochar-based composting for sustainable and eco-friendly agriculture
  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Production and characterization of biochar
  • 5.3 Impact of biochar on composting of organic solid waste
  • 5.4 Phytotoxicity
  • 5.5 Effect of biochar on greenhouse gases emission
  • 5.6 Benefits of applying cocomposted biochar in agriculture
  • 5.7 Future perspectives
  • 5.8 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 6. Sustainable bio-based technologies for waste and wastewater treatment integrated with value-added products
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Novel bio-based material for waste and wastewater treatment
  • 6.3 Application of bio-based products
  • 6.4 Bio-based economy
  • 6.5 Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • References
  • Chapter 7. Recent trends in the application of biowaste for hazardous radioactive waste treatment
  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Overview of radioactive waste materials
  • 7.3 Significance of biowaste in wastewater treatment
  • 7.4 Biowastes for treatment of radioactive waste
  • 7.5 Conclusion and future avenues
  • Abbreviation
  • References
  • Chapter 8. Biodegradable plastics as a substitute to traditional polythenes: a step toward a safer environment
  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 History and development
  • 8.3 Types of biodegradable plastics
  • 8.4 Applications of biodegradable plastics
  • 8.5 Social acceptance and certification
  • 8.6 Future prospects and challenges
  • 8.7 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter 9. Two-dimensional nanomaterial-based chemosensors for the detection of contaminants in air and water
  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Different two-dimensional materials
  • 9.3 Sensors
  • 9.4 Chemosensing applications of different two-dimensional nanomaterials
  • 9.5 Future prospects
  • 9.6 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgement
  • References
  • Part II: Industrial energy efficiency
  • Chapter 10. Nanomaterials in sustainable industrial applications
  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Sustainable industrial applications
  • 10.3 Limitations and plausible solutions
  • 10.4 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 11. Applications of metal-organic framework based membranes in energy storage and conversion
  • Abstract
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Metal-organic framework membranes in energy application
  • 11.3 Concluding remarks
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Part III: Life cycle assessment (LCA) of industrial processes
  • Chapter 12. Industry and environmental life-cycle assessment: background and perspective
  • Abstract
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Various environmental assessment approaches
  • 12.3 Life-cycle assessment
  • 12.4 Application of life-cycle assessment in different industries
  • 12.5 Future recommendations and concluding remarks
  • References
  • Chapter 13. Process system engineering and the development of tools for environmental considerations in the perspective of industrial ecology
  • Abstract
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Industrial ecology
  • 13.3 Industrial symbiosis
  • 13.4 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 14. Life-cycle assessment of biorefinery
  • Abstract
  • 14.1 Introduction
  • 14.2 Biorefinery
  • 14.3 Life-cycle assessment
  • 14.4 Biorefinery sustainability by life-cycle assessment: examples
  • 14.5 Discussion, conclusion, and perspective
  • References
  • Part IV: Sustainability assessments of industry
  • Chapter 15. Avoiding waste and generating environmental, social and economic gains through industrial social ecology networks
  • Abstract
  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.2 Case 1: avoiding million tons of waste: introducing rice husk in the social industrial ecology
  • 15.3 Case 2: valuing the precious waste from gemstone/jewelry industry
  • 15.4 Final considerations
  • Acknowledgements
  • References
  • Chapter 16. Sustainability and process intensification in wastewater treatment
  • Abstract
  • 16.1 Introduction
  • 16.2 Sustainability
  • 16.3 Process intensification
  • 16.4 Process intensification in wastewater treatment
  • 16.5 Final remarks and conclusion
  • References
  • Part V: Industrial ecology
  • Chapter 17. Industrial symbiosis and eco-industrial parks
  • Abstract
  • 17.1 Introduction
  • 17.2 Methodological approach
  • 17.3 Development of research on industrial symbiosis and eco-industrial parks
  • 17.4 Prospects and challenges in developing industrial symbiosis
  • 17.5 Conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 18. Process intensification and green engineering in process industry
  • Abstract
  • 18.1 Introduction
  • 18.2 Process industry
  • 18.3 Process intensification
  • 18.4 Green engineering
  • 18.5 Technologies and applications
  • 18.6 Discussion and conclusions
  • References
  • Chapter 19. Economic development, economic complexity and environmental performance: in search of common ground
  • Abstract
  • 19.1 Introduction
  • 19.2 Economic development: why does economic complexity matter?
  • 19.3 Economic complexity and environmental performance
  • 19.4 Linking economic complexity to the decoupling discourse
  • 19.5 Decoupling and economic complexity: a necessary and sufficient condition?
  • 19.6 Concluding remarks
  • References
  • Part VI: Education for industrial sustainability
  • Chapter 20. Design of sustainable and environmental friendly processes for industries
  • Abstract
  • 20.1 Introduction
  • 20.2 Sustainable development
  • 20.3 Advancement in technologies for the environmentally friendly product
  • 20.4 Approaches for environmentally friendly product
  • 20.5 Green technologies for sustainable development
  • 20.6 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter 21. Fruitful controversies in sustainable livestock production: beyond the intensive versus extensive livestock polarization in nonforest ecosystems
  • Abstract
  • 21.1 Introduction
  • 21.2 Actors and scenarios
  • 21.3 Controversy: environmental impacts of different livestock production systems
  • 21.4 Convergence: using a multicriteria analysis of sustainable livestock solutions
  • 21.5 Conclusion: beyond polarizations
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Part VII: Corporate sustainability
  • Chapter 22. Corporate sustainability: roles of technologies and business models
  • Abstract
  • 22.1 Introduction
  • 22.2 Defining sustainability
  • 22.3 A conservationist approach: environmentalism
  • 22.4 Inclusive approach: just sustainabilities
  • 22.5 Role of technologies in sustainability
  • 22.6 A sustainable business model or corporate sustainability
  • 22.7 Conclusions
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 580
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: June 3, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323900348
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323885812

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 and director of laboratories in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, United States. His research is focused on the applications of nanotechnology and advanced materials, environmental management, analytical chemistry, smart materials and technologies, and other various industries. Dr. Hussain is the author of numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as a prolific author and editor of around hundred (100) books, including scientific monographs and handbooks in his research areas. He has published with ELSEVIER, American Chemical Society, and Royal Society of Chemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

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