Current Environmental Issues and Challenges by Giacomo CaoCurrent Environmental Issues and Challenges by Giacomo Cao

Current Environmental Issues and Challenges

byGiacomo CaoEditorRoberto Orr

Hardcover | May 16, 2014

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Few books currently exist that cover such a wide spectrum of topics. The chapters dealing with air pollution from mobile sources, air pollution and health effects and air quality modelling fall into the air pollution category while the ones related to microalgae for carbon dioxide sequestration/biofuels production, fuel cells, and solar energy technology, respectively, can be ascribed to the energy topic. Several technologies to handle a wide spectrum of environmental pollutants are taken into account in numerous chapters. The chapter on biodiversity is clearly related to the conservation issue, while the water pollution subject is tackled by the chapter on water quality monitoring. Finally, a general analysis on green business, as well as a chapter on grid/cloud computing technology for collaborative problem solving and shared resources management conclude the work. Because of its breadth of coverage, this book is particularly useful as a graduate text.

Giacomo Cao got his Master Degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cagliari in February 1986 and his PhD also in Chemical Engineering at the University of Bologna in 1990. He became Assistant Professor in 1990, Associate Professor in 1992 and Full Professor in 2001. He has been a visiting scholar at the Department of Chemic...
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Title:Current Environmental Issues and ChallengesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:278 pagesPublished:May 16, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:940178776X

ISBN - 13:9789401787765

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Table of Contents

Air Pollution and Health Effects.- Air Pollution from Mobile Sources: Formation, Effects and Abatement Strategies.- Air Quality Modelling and its Applications.- Fuel Cell Technology and Materials.- Engineering Aspects related to the Use of Microalgae for Biofuels Production and CO2Capture from Flue Gases.- Concentrating Solar Energy Technologies.- Probiotics for Environmental Sanitation: Goals and Example.- Dust Removal and Collection Techniques.- The Role of Catabolic Plasmids in Biodegradation of Petroleum Hydrocarbons.- On the Exploitation of Self-propagating High-temperature Reactions for Environmental Protection.- Glyphosate : Safety Risks, Biodegradation and Bioremediation.- Bioleaching of Metals as Eco-Friendly Technology.- Biodiversity.- Passive Sampling Technologies for the Monitoring of Organic and Inorganic Contaminants in Seawater.- A Review of Green Business.- Grid/Cloud Computing as new Paradigms for Collaborative Problem Solving and Shared Resources Management in Environmental Sciences.