Environmental Science and Technology: A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology, Second Edition

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CRC Press, Oct 20, 2006 - Science - 647 pages
Formally established by the EPA nearly 15 years ago, the concept of green chemistry is beginning to come of age. Although several books cover green chemistry and chemical engineering, none of them transfer green principles to science and technology in general and their impact on the future. Defining industrial ecology, Environmental Science and Technology: A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology provides a general overview of green science and technology and their essential role in ensuring environmental sustainability.

Written by a leading expert, the book provides the essential background for understanding green science and technology and how they relate to sustainability. In addition to the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere traditionally covered in environmental science books, this book is unique in recognizing the anthrosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment. The author explains how the anthrosphere can be designed and operated in a manner that does not degrade environmental quality and, in most favorable circumstances, may even enhance it.

With the current emphasis shifting from end-of-pipe solutions to pollution prevention and control of resource consumption, green principles are increasingly moving into the mainstream. This book provides the foundation not only for understanding green science and technology, but also for taking its application to the next level.
 

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Contents

SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH GREEN SCIENCE
1
TECHNOLOGY
9
LITERATURE CITED
28
THE FIVE ENVIRONMENTAL SPHERES
35
SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES
58
LITERATURE CITED
96
SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES
118
QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS
147
THE GEOSPHERE
285
QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS
320
SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES
357
LITERATURE CITED
385
ECOSYSTEMS AND BIOLOGICAL
391
SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES
419
BIOPRODUCTIVITY FOR A GREENER FUTURE
447
QUESTIONS AND PROBLEMS
475

LITERATURE CITED
177
SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES
202
SUPPLEMENTAL REFERENCES
238
WARMING
252
LITERATURE CITED
280
SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES
518
INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE
525
LITERATURE CITED
560
SUPPLEMENTARY REFERENCES
602
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Manahan, Stanley E.

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