Environmental Technology and Sustainability

Environmental Technology and Sustainability

Physical, Chemical and Biological Technologies for Clean Environmental Management

1st Edition - April 5, 2020

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  • Authors: Basanta Kumara Behera, Ram Prasad
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128191033
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128191040

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: April 5, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128191033
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128191040

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 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 advisor for specialty chemicals production and drug design through microbial process technology. Prof. Behera is associated with national and international companies as a technical advisor to produce biopharmaceuticals under cGMP norms. Dr. Behera has authored books with various publisher worldwide

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biotechnology at three distinguished Indian Universities, India

Ram Prasad

Ram Prasad
Dr. Ram Prasad is an Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi Central University. His expertise is in microbial biotechnology. He has won several awards including Award for Research Excellence (6th Academic Brilliance Awards). He was included in the Most Top Cited Authors in 2018 (reported by Stanford University in 2021). He is a member of many scientific committees, published ~146 research articles, contributed ~30 book chapters, is an editorial board member of several journals in microbiology and biotechnology and belongs to several committees abroad.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, School of Life Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi Central University

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  • Naga P. Fri May 01 2020


    Excellent book, and is definitely worth reading.