Food, Energy, And Water: The Chemistry Connection

Hardcover | January 28, 2015

bySatinder AhujaEditorSatinder Ahuja

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How will chemists of the future balance competing concerns of environmental stewardship and innovative, cost-effective product development? For chemists to accept the idea that environmental quality and economic prosperity can be intertwined, the concept of the food-energy-water nexus must first be integrated into underlying thought processes. Food, Energy and Water: The Chemistry Connection provides today's scientists with the background information necessary to fully understand the inextricable link between food, energy and water and how this conceptual framework should form the basis for all contemporary research and development in chemistry in particular, and the sciences in general. Presents a clear, quantitative explanation of the link between food, energy, and water Provides information not currently available in chemistry curricula or synthesized in existing resources Examines the challenges of the food-energy-water nexus from a chemistry perspective within a multi-disciplinary domain Includes the latest research on critical topics such as fracking, water use conflicts, and sustainability in food production cycles

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How will chemists of the future balance competing concerns of environmental stewardship and innovative, cost-effective product development? For chemists to accept the idea that environmental quality and economic prosperity can be intertwined, the concept of the food-energy-water nexus must first be integrated into underlying thought pr...

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Food, Energy, and Water: The Chemistry Connectionexamines the inextricable link among the vital resources of food, energy, and water to explain how this relationship should be considered in contemporary research and development. This book will help scientists balance competing concerns of environmental stewardship and innovative, cost-...

Dr. Satinder Ahuja is a leading expert on improving water quality. He earned his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. He worked for Novartis Corp. in various leadership positions for over 25 years while simultaneously teaching and guiding research as an adjunct professor at Pace University for ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:478 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 28, 2015Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128002115

ISBN - 13:9780128002117

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Table of Contents

1. Overview

2. Mass Transport and Chemistry at the Air-Water Interface of Atmospheric Dispersoids

3. Water and energy nexus

4. Destroying pharmaceuticals in waste water with a minimum use of energy

5. Water management for hydraulic fracturing (fracking)

6. Water Management in the Area of Thermal in situ Oil Sands: Maximizing Recycle, Minimizing Waste

7. Water Scarcity: Global Challenges for Agriculture

8. Energy Resource Extraction and Water

9. Water availability and quality: Are we at the brink?

10. Foundations of water quality monitoring and assessment in United States

11. Impact of irrigation water on food

12. Edible Materials Defined As Neither Food Nor Drugs

13. Biochemical reactors for the removal of metals from mine-impacted water

14. Solar Photovoltaic Technologies

15. Biofuels

16. Water Recovery and Reuse

17. Impact of Coal Energy on Water