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Clean Technology and the Environment : Resolution - Ralph Kirkwood

Clean Technology and the Environment

Resolution

By: Ralph Kirkwood (Editor), A. J. Longley (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1994
ISBN: 9780751400373
Number Of Pages: 350

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Many environmental problems resulting from atmospheric, land and water pollution are now widely understood. The combination of both improved technology and legislative pressure has led to a reduction in pollution from industrial practices in the West in recent years. However, sustainable development is dependent upon a new approach to environmental protection - clean technology. This book is in two parts. The first explores the ecological principles governing the function of ecosystems, sustain ability and biodiversity (Chapter 1) and the problems resulting from atmospheric pollution (Chapter 2), water pollution (Chapter 3) and land pollution (Chapter 4). For example, there is increasing international concern that the combustion of fossil fuels is leading to an increase in the levels of carbon, sulphur and nitrogen gases which pollute the atmosphere of our planet. The enhanced levels of carbon gases such as carbon dioxide may cause change in our global climate and, in tum, lead to flooding and loss of low-lying coastal regions. In addition, the deposition of sulphur and nitrogen oxides is believed to be the cause of 'acid rain' which has led to loss of fish stocks from upland lochs and damage to forestry plantations.

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It would be of value to someone in industry or academia venturing into the subject and wanting an overview of the issues. - Environmental Pollution; This is an excellent book which can be recommended for teachers and students alike, technocrats and all those interested in making the earth a better place to live in. - Chemical Business; ...well recommended to all environmental scientists from advanced undergraduate course level upwards... - Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology; ...a useful read. - Integrated Environmental Management

Environment and human influencep. 1
Atmospheric pollution: components, mechanisms, control and remediationp. 32
Water pollutionp. 87
Bioremediation: a practical solution to land pollutionp. 120
The economics of pollutionp. 147
Introduction to clean technologyp. 174
Agricultural and pharmaceutical chemicalsp. 199
Plasticsp. 236
Clean technology in the food industryp. 254
Clean synthesisp. 277
Clean energy supply and usep. 315
Indexp. 342
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ISBN: 9780751400373
ISBN-10: 0751400378
Series: Resolution
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 31st December 1994
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.28 x 16.41  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.71

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