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Environmental Technology and Sustainability - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128191033, 9780128191040

Environmental Technology and Sustainability

1st Edition

Physical, Chemical and Biological Technologies for Clean Environmental Management

Authors: Basanta Kumara Behera Ram Prasad
Paperback ISBN: 9780128191033
eBook ISBN: 9780128191040
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 7th April 2020
Page Count: 230
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Environmental Technology and Sustainability: Physical, Chemical and Biological Technologies for Clean Environmental Management provides a dependable source of information on the fundamental scientific evidence involved in environmental protection and sustainable development. The book provides the basic natural sciences that underpin the understanding, development and application of environment technologies that support a clean inhabitable world that includes environmental technologies and sustainable, renewable energy systems. It considers the science and technology for environmental benefits, including the development of both smarter, cleaner technologies for environmental protection, conservation, and more.

Key Features

  • Provides methods and processes for CO2 Sequestration
  • Focuses on technologies for reducing greenhouse gases and for biofuel production
  • Outlines issues surrounding contaminated water and provides solutions for water management
  • Describes problems facing air pollution, including sources and mitigation
  • Includes contaminated soil management


Students, scientists and researchers at universities, industries, and government agencies interested in environmental technology, pollution control, soil and atmosphere management and all disciplines related to environmental communities and policies

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1From the Rio Earth Summit to Earth Day
1.2 Looking for U.S. Leadership
1.3 Filling the Environmental Policy Gaps
1.4 Developing a Binding Framework of Environmental Principles.
1.5 Rules Right Regarding the Climate Regime.
1.6 Imposing Liability and Providing Compensation
1.7 Emphasizing Environmental Restoration
1.8 Chemicals Persist in the Environment
1.9 Water Shortages
1.10 Kyoto Protocol for Global Environment
1.11 International Environmental Law Principles
1.12 Integrating Environmental Protection into the Global Economy
1.13 Emphasizing the Individual to Protect the Global Environment
1.14 Democratizing International Environmental Law
1.15 Integrating Human Rights and the Environment

Chapter 2 Greenhouse gas capture and conversion
2.1 Capture from Flue Gases and Other Sources
2.2 CO2 Sequestration and Capture Technologies
2.3 The Production of Value-added Products, Materials and Fuel from CO2
2.4 CO2 as an Energy Vector for Efficient Use of Solar Energy
2.5 The Use of Algae to Convert CO2 Indirectly into High-value Products
2.6 Harvesting Energy from Carbon Dioxide Emissions
2.7 CO2-to-fuel Conversion
2.8 Advanced Catalysts for CO2 Recycle Technologies

Chapter 3 Aqueous-phase Conservation and management
3.1 Fresh Water Aquatic Ecosystem Management
3.1.2 Natural Lake
3.1.3 Marine Marine Ecology and Management Direct Ethanol Production from Marine Algae Direct Hydrogen Production from Marine Algae Marine Based Oil Refinery
3.1.4 Oil Spill Removal from Marine and Fresh Water Ecosystems Chemical and Mechanical Tehnology Microbial Technology
3.2 Contaminated Water and Management
3.2.1 Sewage water Treatment and Recycling
3.2.2 Direct Electricity from Sewage water and Cleaning
3.2.3 Methane from Sewage water
3.2.4 Detoxification of Sewage Water
3.2.5 Nanoparticle Synthesis and Stabilization for Water Treatment
3.2.6 Industrial Wastewater Treatment and Recycling
  3.3 Treatment of Dense Non-Aqueous Phase
3.4  Groundwater quality control
3.4.1 Ground Water Shifting Control

Chapter 4 Contaminated Soil Management
4.1Landfill Technology
 4.1.1 Traditional Landfills and Associated Problem
45.1.2 Working of Bioreactor Landfill
4.1.3 Advantages of Bioreactor Landfill
4.1.4 Disadvantage of Bioreactor Landfills
4.1.5 Implementation of Bioreactor Landfills
4.1.6 Semi-aerobic Landfill
4.1.7 Wastes Landfill Technology and System
4.1.8 Direct electricity Generation from Landfill
.1.8 Land restoration Technology
4.2 Wetland Management
4. 2.1 Wetland and Climate Changes
5.2.2 Conservation
5.2.3 Restoration
4.3 Direct Generation of Electricity

Chapter 5 Air pollution and controlling measures
5.1 Classification of Air Pollutants
5.1.1Primary pollutants and
5.1.2Secondary pollutants
5.2 Sources of Air pollution
   5.2.1Natural sources
5.2.2Artificial sources
5.3 Air Pollution control measures
53.1Air Pollution Control Engineering
5.3.2biological treatment of air pollution


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About the Authors

Basanta Kumara Behera

Basanta Kumara Behera

Dr. Basanta Kumara Behera was a professor of biotechnology at three distinguished Indian universities, where he had been regularly associated with teaching and research at post graduate level courses on the topic related to medical biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, microbial process development, drug designing, bio-energy management and biomass processing technology since 1978. In 2009 he joined a MNS company as adviser for speciality chemicals production and drug design through microbial process technology. Prof. Behera is associated with national and international companies as a technical adviser for the production of biopharmaceuticals under cGMP norms. Dr. Behera has credit of being authored books published/in process by CRC Press USA, Springer Verlag, Germany, Elsevier Inc. Cambridge, CABI, Nosworthy Way Wallingford Oxfordshire. Dr. Behera is also a co-editor of the book series, New Paradigms of Living System, Springer Nature, Singapore Pte. Ltd under process.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Director, Advanced Centre for Biotechnology, Rohtak, India

Ram Prasad

Ram Prasad

Ram Prasad, Ph.D. is associated with Department of Botany, Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motihari, Bihar, India. His research interest includes applied microbiology, plant-microbe-interactions, sustainable agriculture and nanobiotechnology. Dr. Prasad has more than one hundred fifty publications to his credit, including research papers, review articles & book chapters and five patents issued or pending, and edited or authored several books. Dr. Prasad has twelve years of teaching experience and has been awarded the Young Scientist Award & Prof. J.S. Datta Munshi Gold Medal by the International Society for Ecological Communications; FSAB fellowship by the Society for Applied Biotechnology; the American Cancer Society UICC International Fellowship for Beginning Investigators, USA; Outstanding Scientist Award in the field of Microbiology by Venus International Foundation; BRICPL Science Investigator Award and Research Excellence Award etc. He has been serving as editorial board members: Frontiers in Microbiology, Frontiers in Nutrition, Phyton- International Journal of Experimental Botany; Academia Journal of Biotechnology including Series editor of Nanotechnology in the Life Sciences, Springer Nature, USA. Previously, Dr. Prasad served as Assistant Professor Amity University Uttar Pradesh, India; Visiting Assistant Professor, Whiting School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States and Research Associate Professor at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Botany Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Bihar, INDIA

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