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Handbook on Environmental Quality
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Editors: Evan K. Drury and Tylor S. Pridgen
Book Description:
Environmental quality is a general term which can refer to varied characteristics that relate to the natural environment as well as the built environment, such as air and water purity, pollution, noise and the potential effects that they may have on physical and mental health. The natural environment is contrasted with the built environment, which comprises the areas and components that are strongly influenced by humans. A geographical area is regarded as a natural environment if the human impact on it is kept under a certain limited level. This book presents research on a wide variety of environmental concerns in today’s world. Included are chapters on renewable energy technology, water quality, recycling of electronic equipment, and corporate environmental commitment. The attitudes of university students toward environmental concerns are also discussed as well as a study that empirically examines local land use planning capacity for mitigating environmental hazards.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Assessment of the Indoor Thermal Quality: Methodology and Application;pp. 1-70
(Stefano Paolo Corgnati, Roberta Ansaldi, Marco Filippi, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Energy, Torino, Italy)

Renewable Energy Technologies, Environment and Sustainable Developmen;pp. 71-108
(Abdeen Mustafa Omer, Nottingham, UK)

Energy Systems Design, Operation and Management: On the Concept of Optimisation and/or Improvement;pp. 109-136
(A. Mirandola and A. Stoppato, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Padova, Italy)

Incorporating Environmental Hazards Mitigation into Local Land Use Planning;pp. 137-158
(Zhenghong Tang, Community and Regional Planning Program, College of Architecture,University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE )

Corporate Environmental Reporting and Disclosure: Misinformation or Missed Information?;pp. 159-179
(Stephanie Stray, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK)

Water Quality in California's San Joaquin Valley: Household Perspectives on the Salinity Problem;pp. 181-221
(Douglas M. Larson, Kelly Grogan, and Emily Wimberger, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, and Member, Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, University of California, Davis CA)

Do the U.S. Capital Markets Value Environmental Management Systems?: New Evidence;pp. 223-263
(Peter Soyka, Soyka & Company, Vienna,VA, LLC)

Valuing Old Growth Forests and Northern Spotted Owls: A Supply-Side Option Price Approach;pp. 265-284
(Yu-Lan Chien, Douglas M. Larson, Institute of Natural Resource Management, National Taipei University Taiwan, and others)

A Residual-Claimant Mechanism for Addressing Environmental Asymmetries under Voluntary Agreements;pp. 285-294
(Terence J. Centner, Jeffrey D. Mullen, Michael E. Wetzstein, Department of Agr. and Applied Economics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia)

WEEE Problems and Perspectives: The Case of Glass Recovery in the Ceramic Industry;pp. 295-313
(Fernanda Andreola, Luisa Barbieri, Isabella Lancellotti, Department of Materials and Environmental Engineering, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy)

Examination of University Students’ Attitudes towards Environmental Propblems: Turkish Example;pp. 315-331
(Sibel Erkal, Hande Şahin, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara/Turkey and others)

The Rise of Ruppia In Seagrass Beds: Changes in Coastal Environment and Research Needs;pp. 333-347
(Hyun Jung Cho, Patrick Biber, Cristina Nica, Department of Biology, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, and others)

Environmental Quality Determines Physiological Behaviour of Bacteria;pp. 349-364
(Tjaša Danevčič, David Stopar, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Food Science and Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Toxic Metal Decontamination by Means of Peat Soil Derived Humic Acid Immobilized on Crab Shell Chitosan;pp. 365-380
(Sri Juari Santosa, Uripto Trisno Santoso, Dwi Siswanta, and Jumina, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Maths and Natural Sciences, Gadjah Mada University,et al., Indonesia)

Evaporative Coolers and Legionella Disease;pp. 381-386
(R. Herrero Martín, Departamento de Ingeniería Térmica y de Fluidos, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Murcia España)

Continental Aquatic Macroinvertebrates as Biotic Indicators in Mediterranean Streams;pp. 387-391
(Jesús D. Ortiz, Gora Merseburger), Rheos Ecology, Catalonia,Spain)

Index

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 418 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-420-9
   Status: AV
  
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