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Handbook of Environmental Research
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Editors: Aurel Edelstein and Dagmar Bär
Book Description:
It is the environment and what humans do to it or with it which will form the basis for the future of mankind. This new handbook examines a wide range of issues of an urgent nature related to the environment including engineering, assessment and management.

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Characteristics of Urban Highway Runoff: General Water Quality, Toxicity and Particle Size Distribution, pp. 1-100
(Masoud Kayhanian, Center for Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA)

Chapter 2. Analysis of Research Studies on Exhaust Emission from the Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Fueled by Biodiesel, pp. 101-151
(Kaushik K. Shandilya and Ashok Kumar, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH)

Chapter 3. Do the U.S. Capital Markets Value Environmental Management Systems? New Evidence, pp. 153-191
(Peter A. Soyka, Soyka & Company, LLC, Vienna, VA U.S.A.)

Chapter 4. Runoff under Sprinkler Irrigation: Affecting Factors and Control Practices, pp. 193-226
(Luis Leopoldo Silva, Rural Engineering Department and Instituto de Ciências Agrárias Mediterrânicas (ICAM), Évora University, Evora, Portugal)

Chapter 5. Methane Utilization in the Scope of Sustainable Development – A Catalytic Point of View, pp. 227-260
(Goran Boskovic, Erne Kiss, Aleksandra Zarubica, Sanja Ratkovic, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technology, Novi Sad, Serbia)

Chapter 6. Preserving the Biodiversity of Freshwater Ecosystems in a Scenario of Increasing Desertification: Lessons from Genetics, pp. 261-291
(C. Callejas, B. Beroiz, F. Alonso, A. Vivero, B. Matallanas and Ochando, Departamento de Genética, Facultad de CC. Biológicas, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain and others)

Chapter 7. Mycorrhizal Fungi Associations with Four Salt Marsh Species, pp. 293-321
(Melissa Pratt-Zossoungbo and Patrick D. Biber, Department of Coastal Sciences, The University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, Ocean Springs, Mississippi)

Chapter 8. The Design of a Biobarrier System for the Remediation of Groundwater by Petroleum-Derived Compounds, pp. 323-339
(Sabrina Saponaro, Elena Sezenna, Sara Puricelli, and Luca Bonomo, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Environmental, Hydraulic, Infrastructures and Surveying Engineering - Environmental Section, Milano, Italy)

Chapter 9. Phytocaps Reduce Methane Emission from Landfills, pp. 341-363
(Kartik Venkatraman & Nanjappa Ashwath, Centre for Plant and Water Science, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Australia)

Chapter 10. The Impact of Land Use on Surface Runoff Generating Processes in a Mediterranean Mountainous Basin, pp. 365-384
(Juan Carlos Loaiza-Usuga and Valentijn R. N. Pauwels, Laboratory of Hydrology and Soil Conservation, Forestry and Technology Centre of Catalonia, Solsona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 11. Effect of Biomats on Runoff and Water Erosion under Selected Agro-Environmental Conditions, pp. 385-400
(R. Bhattacharyya, M.A. Fullen, C.A. Booth, School of Applied Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, UK and others)

Chapter 12. Internalising Externalities of Energy Systems in a Comprehensive Modelling Approach: A Way to Re-Orientate the Choices of Energy-Economics Markets, pp. 401-419
(C. Cosmi, S. Di Leo, S. Loperte, F. Pietrapertosa, M. Salvia, M. Macchiato, and V. Cuomo, National Research Council, Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, C.da S. Loja, Tito Scalo (PZ), Italy and others)

Chapter 13. Redefining the Clean Development Mechanism to Encourage the Transfer of Sustainable Energy Technologies, pp. 421-437
(Charikleia Karakosta, M.Sc. Chemical Engineer, John Psarras, Professor, National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Energy Policy Unit of the Management & Decision Support Systems Laboratory (EPU-NTUA), Athens, Greece)

Chapter 14. Ecological Engineering for Controling Surface Runoff Pollution, pp. 439-456
(María E. Hernandez, Environmental Biotechnology Unit, Institute of Ecology, Veracruz, Mexico)

Chapter 15. Application of Artificial Neural Networks and Neuro-Fuzzy Techniques for Streamflows Forecasting: Accuracy and Uncertainty, pp. 457-480
(Saeed Morid, Ashkan Farokhnia, Tarbiat Modares University, College of Agriculture, Teheran, Iran)

Chapter 16. Urban Crowns and Forest Crowns: Assessment and Monitoring Tools for Urban and Forest Trees, pp. 481-495
(Sang-Mook Lee, Matt Winn, Philip Araman, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, USA and others)

Chapter 17. Wind Erosion: Meaning, Causes, Processes, Features and Control, pp. 497-505
(Emmanuel Uzoma Onweremadu, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria)

Chapter 18. Testing for the Internal Consistency of Choice Experiments Using Explicit Rankings of Quality Attributes, pp. 507-517
(Christopher Azevedo, Jay R. Corrigan and John Crooker, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO and others)

Chapter 19. The Role of Salt Marsh Plants and Microorganisms in Sediment Metal Biogeochemistry, pp. 519-528
(Bernardo Duarte, Isabel Caçador, Centro de Oceanografia Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 20. Excess Nitrates in Groundwater Sources of Gulbarga City and Some Selected Villages, pp. 529-537
(Shashikanth Majagi, K. Vijaykumar and Rajshekhar M., Dept. of Zoology, Gulbarga University Gulbarga, Karnataka, India and others)

Chapter 21. Structured Catalysts for the Reforming of Methane from a Biomass Generated Gas, pp. 539-548
(Simone Albertazzi, Francesco Basile, Giuseppe Fornasari, Ferruccio Trifirò, Angelo Vaccari, Dept. Chimica Industriale e dei Materiali, University of Bologna, Bologna Italy)

Chapter 22. Application of Ground Penetrating Radar in Songshuling Landfill Site: Huzhou to Investigate Pollutant Leakage, pp. 549-556
(Jiang Yuehua, Zhou Quanping, Zhou Xun, Jia Junyuan, Li Yunfeng, Ge Weiya, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources, Nanjing, China)

Index pp.557-584

      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: pp.584
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-492-6
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