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Drinking Water Treatment

Drinking Water Treatment Author Chittaranjan Ray
ISBN-10 9400711042
Release 2011-06-16
Pages 264
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Sustainable technologies for water supply are urgently needed if water has to be supplied to billions of less fortunate people with inadequate access to water. These technologies must be simple, less expensive, less energy intensive, and easy to maintain for their adaptation among the poor masses. Four appropriate technologies are discussed here: solar pasteurization, membrane desalination, natural filtration (riverbank filtration), and solar distillation. Solar pasteurization can be a useful means of producing water at remote, but sunny locations where fuel may not be easily available for boiling water. Membrane desalination will remain as a viable means of drinking water production for individual households to large communities. Various membrane filtration techniques as well as the means to “democratize” membrane filtration have been presented. Riverbank filtration is a “natural” filtration technique where drinking water is produced by placing wells on the banks of rivers. The riverbed/bank material and the underlying aquifer act as natural filters to remove pollutants from river water. Solar distillation can be a viable method of drinking water production for individual households to small communities without the input of external energy. Sustainability framework and technology transfer are discussed through transdisciplinary analysis.



Emerging Membrane Technology for Sustainable Water Treatment

Emerging Membrane Technology for Sustainable Water Treatment Author Rajindar Singh
ISBN-10 9780444633163
Release 2016-03-10
Pages 480
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Emerging Membrane Technology for Sustainable Water Treatment provides the latest information on the impending crisis posed by water stress and poor sanitation, a timely issue that is one of the greatest human challenges of the 21st century. The book also discusses the use of membrane technology, a serious contender that can be used to confront the crisis on a global scale, along with its specific uses as a solution to this escalating problem. Provides a unique source on membrane technology and its application for water treatment Focuses on technologies designed for the treatment of seawater and brackish water Highlights the most economically and environmentally friendly membrane technologies Lists various technologies and emphasizes their link to renewable energy, energy efficiency, nanotechnology, reuse, and recycle



Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Municipal Wastewater

Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Municipal Wastewater Author Menahem Libhaber
ISBN-10 9781780400167
Release 2012
Pages 557
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In many countries, especially developing countries, many people are lacking access to water and sanitation services and this inadequate service is the main cause of diseases in these countries. Application of appropriate wastewater treatment technologies, which are effective, low cost (in investment, operation, and maintenance), simple to operate, proven technologies, is a key component in any strategy aimed at increaseing the coverage of wastewater treatment.



Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification

Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification Author Satinder Ahuja
ISBN-10 0124167322
Release 2014
Pages 4
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Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification book for free.



Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in the Indian Context Saph Pani

Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in the Indian Context  Saph Pani Author Thomas Wintgens
ISBN-10 9781780408385
Release 2016-07-15
Pages 342
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Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in the Indian Context is based on the work from the Saph Pani project (Hindi word meaning potable water). The book aims to study and improve natural water treatment systems, such as River Bank Filtration (RBF), Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR), and wetlands in India, building local and European expertise in this field. The project aims to enhance water resources and water supply, particularly in water stressed urban and peri urban areas in different parts of the Indian sub-continent. This project is co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework (FP7) scheme of small or medium scale focused research projects for specific cooperation actions (SICA) dedicated to international cooperation partner countries. Natural Water Treatment Systems for Safe and Sustainable Water Supply in the Indian Context provides: an introduction to the concepts of natural water treatment systems (MAR, RBF, wetlands) at national and international level knowledge of the basics of MAR, RBF and wetlands, methods and hydrogeological characterisation an insight into case studies in India and abroad. This book is a useful resource for teaching at Post Graduate level, for research and professional reference.



Global Strategies of Clean Environment Safe Earth Disaster Management Sustainable Development and Quality Life

Global Strategies of Clean Environment  Safe Earth  Disaster Management  Sustainable Development and Quality Life Author N. P. Rao
ISBN-10 8171567401
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 320
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The Efforts Made At The International Level By The United Nations Agencies On Environ¬Mental Destination Problems And Saving The Earth From The Natural And Man-Made Disasters Are Well-Known. Besides, The Proclamation Of The International Decade For Natural Disaster Reduction And Appoint¬Ing Inter-Governmental Panels On Climatic Change, Etc., Show That All Are Concerned With The Safety Of Environment And Earth And Are Seized With The Attendant Problems Discussed Herein And Incorporated In Agenda-21 As Action Programme For Implementation By All Concerned.At The National Level Agencies Such As The Central And The State Pollution Control Boards And Other Ngos Are Involved In Pollution Abatement Programmes. Already The Global Warming Has Led To Rise In Atmospheric Temperatures. So, The Battle Is Already On At The National And International Level To Ensure Clean Environment And Safe Earth For Sustained Development And Better And Healthier Quality Of Life. At A Time When We Are Fighting Against These Problems At A Global Level, We Are Confronted At The Domestic Level With Such Calamities As The Latur Earthquake, And The East Coastal Cyclones, Typhoons, Hurricanes, Blizzards Causing Loss Of Life And Property Resulting In Untold Sufferings Mentioned In This Book.The Object Of This Book Is To Focus Attention Of All Governmental And Non-Governmental Agencies Both At The National And Inter¬National Level (Including Un, World Bank, Undp, Uncef Etc.), And At The Local Level (The Pollution Control Boards, Urban Plan¬Ning Authorities, Municipal, Industries, Health, Welfare And Safety Departments), On The Importance Of The Problems Discussed In This Book, Which Is Intended For Them. The Book Is Timely And Topical.



Sustainable Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment

Sustainable Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment Author Alberto Figoli
ISBN-10 9789811056239
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 380
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This book analyses the sustainability of membrane operations applied on an industrial scale, as well as that of those under investigation on lab/pilot scales, covering also the preparation of both polymeric and inorganic membranes. It presents reverse osmosis in desalination, membrane bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment and pressure-driven industrial wastewater treatment in agrofood and textile fields as examples of industrial membrane operations. Regarding the membrane processes still on a lab/pilot scale, the analysis includes membrane operations for the recovery of valuable products from wastewater streams, for the removal of toxic compounds from water/wastewater, and for zero liquid discharge approaches in desalination. The book offers a useful guide for scientists and engineers working in various fields, including membrane technology, separation, desalination, and wastewater treatment. Alberto Figoli and Alessandra Criscuoli are both Senior Researchers at the Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR), Italy.



Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies Author Martin Abraham
ISBN-10 9780128047927
Release 2017-07-04
Pages 2262
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Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications. Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described. The book is the first multi-volume reference work to employ both Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Triple Bottom Line (TBL) approaches to assessing the wide range of technologies available and their impact upon the world. Both approaches are long established and widely recognized, playing a key role in the organizing principles of this valuable work. Provides readers with a one-stop guide to the most current research in the field Presents a grounding of the fundamentals of the field of sustainable technologies Written by international leaders in the field, offering comprehensive coverage of the field and a consistent, high-quality scientific standard Includes the Life Cycle Analysis and Triple Bottom Line approaches to help users understand and assess sustainable technologies



The Architecture Annual 2007 2008 Delft University of Technology

The Architecture Annual 2007 2008  Delft University of Technology Author
ISBN-10 9789064506925
Release 2009
Pages 232
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The Faculty of Architecture at Delft University of Technology is recognized as one of the most dynamic and innovative research and design schools in Europe and its graduation projects never fail to provide a new angle on design. The Architecture Annual offers a selection of articles charting the school's progress in research and education. This is the second year that The Architecture Annual is themebased: 'Realize' can be regarded in two ways, firstly in the sense of to make real or to accomplish, secondly in the sense of to comprehend or to become aware of. The themes of this and the previous edition ('Architectural Footprints') introduce a duality with regard to the event of 13 May 2008. The physical footprint of the faculty building has vanished: there is now a void where the building once stood in the TU campus. And though this disappearance of the tangible is inevitable, the faculty and the thinking on education there live on. The articles in the present The Architecture Annual make this clear, but sometimes also underline the impact of the fire and the organization of the new permanent accommodation for the faculty. 'Realize' is therefore incorporated in the fairly literal essence of the theme, but also included in a number of papers that bridge the gap between theory and practice and are therefore able to illustrate the research done at the faculty.



Metropolitan Sustainability

Metropolitan Sustainability Author F Zeman
ISBN-10 9780857096463
Release 2012-09-11
Pages 776
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Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and utilities. Coupled with the worldwide need to achieve lower impact buildings and conservation of resources, the need to achieve sustainability in urban environments has never been more acute. This book critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability, and assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations. Part one introduces key issues related to metropolitan sustainability, including the use of both urban metabolism and benefit cost analysis. Part two focuses on urban land use and the environmental impact of the built environment. The urban heat island effect, redevelopment of brownfield sites and urban agriculture are discussed in depth, before part three goes on to explore urban air pollution and emissions control. Urban water resources, reuse and management are explored in part four, followed by a study of urban energy supply and management in part five. Solar, wind and bioenergy, the role of waste-to-energy systems in the urban infrastructure, and smart energy for cities are investigated. Finally, part six considers sustainable urban development, transport and planning. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Metropolitan sustainability is an essential resource for low-impact building engineers, sustainability consultants and architects, town and city planners, local/municipal authorities, and national and non-governmental bodies, and provides a thorough overview for academics of all levels in this field. Critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability Will assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations Chapters discuss urban land use, the environmental impact of the build environment, the urban heat island effect, urban air pollution and emissions control, among other topics



Safe Water From Every Tap

Safe Water From Every Tap Author Committee on Small Water Supply Systems
ISBN-10 9780309055277
Release 1996-12-30
Pages 230
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Small communities violate federal requirements for safe drinking water as much as three times more often than cities. Yet these communities often cannot afford to improve their water service. Safe Water From Every Tap reviews the risks of violating drinking water standards and discusses options for improving water service in small communities. Included are detailed reviews of a wide range of technologies appropriate for treating drinking water in small communities. The book also presents a variety of institutional options for improving the management efficiency and financial stability of water systems.



Water Reclamation Technologies for Safe Managed Aquifer Recharge

Water Reclamation Technologies for Safe Managed Aquifer Recharge Author Christian Kazner
ISBN-10 9781843393443
Release 2012
Pages 429
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Different treatment applications in terms of behaviour of key microbial and chemical contaminants are assessed. Engineered as well as natural treatment trains are investigated to provide guidance for sustainable MAR schemes using alternative sources such as recycled water and stormwater. The technologies considered are also well suited to the needs of developing countries, which have a growing need of supplementation of freshwater resources. A broad range of international full-scale case studies enables insights into long-term system behaviour, operational aspects, and fate of a comprehensive number of compounds and contaminants, especially microbiological hazards, organic micropollutants and bulk organics.



Small Is Beautiful

Small Is Beautiful Author E. F. Schumacher
ISBN-10 9780061997761
Release 2010-10-19
Pages 352
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Small Is Beautiful is Oxford-trained economist E. F. Schumacher’s classic call for the end of excessive consumption. Schumacher inspired such movements as “Buy Locally” and “Fair Trade,” while voicing strong opposition to “casino capitalism” and wasteful corporate behemoths. Named one of the Times Literary Supplement’s 100 Most Influential Books Since World War II, Small Is Beautiful presents eminently logical arguments for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations.



Evolutions in Sustainable Investing

Evolutions in Sustainable Investing Author Cary Krosinsky
ISBN-10 9781118157923
Release 2011-10-14
Pages 544
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Sustainable Investing is fast becoming an essential method of generating long-term returns, moving beyond the negative approaches to socially responsible investing that have dominated the field. This book, our second on the subject, provides over 15 case studies of leading global investors and companies demonstrating how they successfully apply sustainability aspects to their core strategies. Learn from prominent thought leaders Dan Esty and Paul Hawken among others who have contributed key chapters. Our chapter on performance shows clearly how these strategies have been working once negative approaches are parsed out by those examining fund returns. This book also examines in great depth what data exists, and what's on the horizon, to best measure & capture sustainability successfully. Regional perspectives, including 3 chapters on Asia, and focuses on Canada, Australia, Africa & India are also included, as is a look across asset classes. Sustainable Investing, when performed with a positive perspective, has been outperforming the mainstream, unlike negative approaches designed to match benchmark returns. From eco-efficiency to sustainability-driven innovation and beyond, investors of all shapes & sizes need to know how best to position themselves for the radical market shifts underway.



Ancient Water Technologies

Ancient Water Technologies Author L. Mays
ISBN-10 9048186323
Release 2010-05-19
Pages 280
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There is no more fundamental resource than water. The basis of all life, water is fast becoming a key issue in today’s world, as well as a source of conflict. This fascinating book, which sets out many of the ingenious methods by which ancient societies gathered, transported and stored water, is a timely publication as overextraction and profligacy threaten the existence of aquifers and watercourses that have supplied our needs for millennia. It provides an overview of the water technologies developed by a number of ancient civilizations, from those of Mesopotamia and the Indus valley to later societies such as the Mycenaeans, Minoans, Persians, and the ancient Egyptians. Of course, no book on ancient water technologies would be complete without discussing the engineering feats of the Romans and Greeks, yet as well as covering these key civilizations, it also examines how ancient American societies from the Hohokams to the Mayans and Incas husbanded their water supplies. This unusually wide-ranging text could offer today’s parched world some solutions to the impending crisis in our water supply. "This book provides valuable insights into the water technologies developed in ancient civilizations which are the underpinning of modern achievements in water engineering and management practices. It is the best proof that "the past is the key for the future." Andreas N. Angelakis, Hellenic Water Supply and Sewerage Systems Association, Greece "This book makes a fundamental contribution to what will become the most important challenge of our civilization facing the global crisis: the problem of water. Ancient Water Technologies provides a complete panorama of how ancient societies confronted themselves with the management of water. The role of this volume is to provide, for the first time on this issue, an extensive historical and scientific reconstruction and an indication of how traditional knowledge may be employed to ensure a sustainable future for all." Pietro Laureano, UNESCO expert for ecosystems at risk, Director of IPOGEA-Institute of Traditional Knowledge, Italy



Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Municipal Wastewater

Sustainable Treatment and Reuse of Municipal Wastewater Author Menahem Libhaber
ISBN-10 9781780400167
Release 2012
Pages 557
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In many countries, especially developing countries, many people are lacking access to water and sanitation services and this inadequate service is the main cause of diseases in these countries. Application of appropriate wastewater treatment technologies, which are effective, low cost (in investment, operation, and maintenance), simple to operate, proven technologies, is a key component in any strategy aimed at increaseing the coverage of wastewater treatment.



Sustainable Development Science Ethics and Public Policy

Sustainable Development  Science  Ethics  and Public Policy Author J. Lemons
ISBN-10 9789401584920
Release 2013-06-29
Pages 284
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Of all the books written about the problems of sustainable development and environmental protection, Sustainable Development: Science, Ethics, and Public Policy is one of the first to examine the role of science, economics and law, and ethics as generally applied to decision making on sustainable development, particularly in respect to the recommendations contained in Agenda 21. Specifically, the book examines the role, capabilities, and certain strengths and weaknesses of these disciplines and their ethical implications in the context of sustainable development problems. Such an analysis is necessary to determine whether sustainable development problems create important new challenges and problems for government so that, where appropriate, new tools or approaches may be designed to overcome limitations or take advantage of the strengths of current scientific, economic and legal capabilities. Audience: Environmental professionals, whether academic, governmental or industrial, or in the private consultancy sector. Also suitable as an upper level text or reference.