Environmental sciences is a vast and multidisciplinary science that involves the study of natural resources of land, water, and air. Introduction to Environmental Sciences comprehensively covers numerous aspects of this vast subject. While some chapters focus the causes of environmental problems, others discuss methods and ways of mitigating these causes.
The global demand for energy is met mainly by fossil fuels. Their excessive and indiscriminate use, coupled with increasing demand for energy, will soon deplete their existing reserves. Therefore, it is extremely important to find alternative, environment-friendly, and ecologically sound sources of energy for meeting the present and future energy requirements. Biogas Technology: Towards Sustainable Development makes an attempt to explore the potential of utilizing biodegradable biomass as fuel and manure.
This book presents a review and in-depth analyses of improved biotechnological processes emphasizing critical aspects and challenges of lignocellulosic biomass conversion into biofuels and value-added products especially using extremophiles and recombinant microorganisms. The book specifically comprises extremophilic production of liquid and gaseous biofuels (bioethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel, biohydrogen, and biogas) as well as value added products (e.g. single cell protein, hydrocarbons, lipids, exopolysaccharides, and polyhydroxyalkanoates). The book also provides the knowledge on how to develop safe, more efficient, sustainable, and economical integrated processes for enhanced conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to liquid and gaseous biofuels. Finally the book describes how to perform the techno-economical and life-cycle assessments of new integrated processes involving extremophiles. These modeling exercises are critical in addressing any deficiencies associated with the demonstration of an integrated biofuels and value-added products production process at pilot scale as well as demonstration on the commercialization scale.
The Most Authentic Source Of Information On Higher Education In India The Handbook Of Universities, Deemed Universities, Colleges, Private Universities And Prominent Educational & Research Institutions Provides Much Needed Information On Degree And Diploma Awarding Universities And Institutions Of National Importance That Impart General, Technical And Professional Education In India. Although Another Directory Of Similar Nature Is Available In The Market, The Distinct Feature Of The Present Handbook, That Makes It One Of Its Kind, Is That It Also Includes Entries And Details Of The Private Universities Functioning Across The Country.In This Handbook, The Universities Have Been Listed In An A...
Advances in Eco-fuels for Sustainable Environment presents the most recent developments in the field of environmentally friendly eco-fuels. Dr. Kalad Azad and his team of contributors analyze the latest bio-energy technologies and emission control strategies, while also considering other important factors, such as environmental sustainability and energy efficiency improvement. Coverage includes biofuel extraction and conversion technologies, the implementation of biotechnologies and system improvement methods in the process industries. This book will help readers develop a deeper understanding of the relevant concepts and solutions to global sustainability issues with the goal of achieving c...
Energy is fundamental to the economic development of a society. Ensuring energy security is critical to the security, sovereignty, and well-being of any country. However, there is no consensus on the definition of energy security. Energy Security and Economic Development in India: a holistic approach attempts to construct an appropriate definition for the concept of energy security. The evolution of energy security is traced at both the global level and in the Indian context. This book elaborates on the concept of energy security, highlights its linkages, enumerates India's indigenous energy resources, examines the status of energy security in the country, and makes policy suggestions to ensure energy security in the country.
The Distinguishing Feature Of The Book Is Its Exhaustive Coverage Encompassing Theory And Practical Aspects On Items Like The Status Of Biogas Technology, Different Types Of Biogas Plants And Their Suitability For A Given Situation, Their Design Aspects, Sizing And Scaling Of Biogas Plants Which Are Illustrated With Calculations And Working Drawings. In Addition, Constructional Aspects, Cost Aspects, Diagnosis And Cure Of Faults During Operation And Details Of Utilisation Devices Are Detailed.
Given our rapidly growing population, the need for judicious management of essential natural resources is becoming a major challenge for planners, managers and scientists/researchers. This book presents a multidisciplinary approach to managing water, energy and bio-resources, described in papers contributed by distinguished scientists and academics working at reputed universities and institutions around the globe. It includes 28 chapters grouped into three sections: Water Resources Management; Energy and Bio-resources Management; and Climate and Natural Resources Management, examining case studies from all over the world. These contributions address current challenges, offering modern techniques for managing these resources in various geographical regions. This volume will provide a valuable asset for researchers and students, managers, environmentalists, hydrologists, water resource and energy managers, governmental and other regulatory bodies dealing with water, energy and bio-resources.