Research - Book chapters

Elsevier,

Separation Science and Technology, Volume 11, 2019, Pages 1-12

Water-quality disasters occur frequently worldwide and do not necessarily occur only in underdeveloped world. Detailed water-quality evaluations can help prevent occurrence of some of these disasters.This book chapter addresses goals 3, 6 and 14 by discussing our vulnerability to water disasters to help us avoid some of them in the future.
Elsevier,

Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Volume 4: Encyclopedia of Ecology (Second Edition), 2019, Pages 344-351

This book chapter addresses goals 11, 12, and 15 by showing that human population growth is not the only matter for consideration in ecological engineering. What matters for the future is not only how many people there will be, but what they will do in their everyday life; this will impact the life systems surrounding them and how equipped they will be to face emerging challenges. In coming decades, the survival and well-being of humans and the security of environmental resources will continue to be challenged by rapid population growth.
Elsevier,

Current Directions in Water Scarcity Research, Volume 2, 2019, Pages 195-210

This book chapter addresses goals 1, 8 and 15 by focusing on rainfall index, which links insurance payouts to historical rainfall data from reliable weather gauging stations, and how it relates to crop and livestock losses. The system works in such a way that if the data shows that the rainfall amount is below the threshold, the insurance pays out. If implemented effectively, it has the potential to revolutionise access to formal insurance by smallholders.
Elsevier,

Current Directions in Water Scarcity Research, Volume 2, 2019, Pages 311-323

This book chapter addresses goals 6, 8 and 13 by documenting experiences that many dryland agricultural regions can expect to encounter in coming decades as changing climate, demographic characteristics, and socioeconomic factors take hold.
Elsevier,

Radioactivity in the Environment (Second Edition), 2019, Pages 635-656

This book chapter addresses goal 3 by discussing the decontamination measures needed after radiation exposure and the protection of first responders and the general public.
Elsevier,

Biodiversity of Pantepui: The Pristine “Lost World” of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands, 2019, Pages 403-417

This book chapter addresses goals 13 and 15 by summarising studies carried out to date aimed at estimating the potential impact of the projected global warming by the end of this century on the Pantepui biota, particularly on vascular plants.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Power Generation: Current Status, Future Challenges, and Perspectives, 2019, Pages 327-352

This book chapter addresses goals 7 and 9 by addressing how nuclear power plants can be designed, constructed and managed in a more sustainable way.
Elsevier,

Managing Global Warming: An Interface of Technology and Human Issues, 2019, Pages 117-197

This book chapter addresses goals 7 and 9 by analysing future and generation IV nuclear reactors with a focus on their sustainable attributes.
Elsevier,

Advances in Eco-Fuels for a Sustainable Environment, 2019, Pages 89-117

This book chapter addresses goals 7, 9 and 12 by providing detail to help solve the problem of the sustainable conversion of the available feedstock to ecofuels
Elsevier,

Processing and Sustainability of Beverages, Volume 2: The Science of Beverages, 2019, Pages 1-36

This book chapter addresses goals 6, 9, and 12 and 14 by presenting the feasibility of traditional and nature-based in situ treatment processes for beverage effluents addressing the environmental problems associated with its management and providing the relevant socioeconomic and environmental values.

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