Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 100


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This book contains seven chapters on environmental research. The silvicultural practices of local people in the conservation of Odum using qualitative research methods in the Dormaa East District are described in chapter one. Chapter two explores the household-related factors on energy-efficient behavior. Chapter three discusses recent heterogeneous photocatalysis trends and applications aiming at the removal of the main antibiotics commonly found in aquatic environments (Sulfamethaxazole – SMX, Ciprofloxacin – CIP and Tetracycline – TET). Chapter four focuses on confirming the available and relevant literature on electrocoagulation. Chapter five focuses on recent developments in reactor geometries and electrode arrangements. Chapter six emphasizes an overview of metal phytoaccumulation parameters, metal accumulation cases in aquatic angiosperms, significance of metal phytoaccumulation capacity in phytostabilization, also other possible applications including ameliorating the quality of wastewater, of water effluents coming from various industrial plants and metals chronically polluted water from mining activities. Chapter seven reviews how Plasma-Activated Water (PAW) affects the physical and chemical properties of starch, the industrial applications of PAW-modified starches and the challenges and limitations of PAW use.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Natural Regeneration of African Oak (Odum) in the Dormaa Forest District, Ghana
Kenneth Peprah, Bismark Yeboah Boasu, and Raymond Aabeyir
SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies (SDD UBIDS), Wa, Ghana

Chapter 2.
Household Characteristics and Attitudes: Key Indicators of Energy Efficiency in Residences
Selda Coşkuner Aktaş, PhD
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkiye

Chapter 3. Insight into Antibiotic Degradation through Photocatalysis Processes: Photocatalysts Semiconductors, Transformation Products, and Influencing Factors
Michelle Reis da Silva¹, PhD, Sidney Fernandes Sales Junior¹,³, PhD, Deivisson Lopes Cunha², PhD, and Enrico Mendes Saggioro¹,³, PhD
¹Post-graduation Program in Public Health and Environment, Sergio Arouca National School of Public Health, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
²Department of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
³Environmental Health Evaluation and Promotion Laboratory, Oswaldo Cruz Institute, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Chapter 4. Sustainable Harvesting of Microalgae through the Electrocoagulation Process: Highlights on Recent Advancements from a Bibliometric Analysis
Celestino García-Gómez¹ and Itzel Celeste Romero Soto²
¹Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Faculty of Agronomy, General Escobedo, Nuevo León, Mexico
²University of Guadalajara, Northern University Center, Biotechnology Research Laboratory, Colotlán, Jalisco, Mexico

Chapter 5. Progresses in Reactor Designs of the Electrocoagulation Process and Emerging Applications
Ayten Genc and Candan Eryilmaz
Department of Environmental Engineering, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Zonguldak, Turkey

Chapter 6. Aquatic Plants Used for Heavy Metals Phytoaccumulation and Phytoremediation Potential: A Review
Bogdan-Stefan Negreanu-Pirjol¹, Dan Razvan Popoviciu², and Ticuta Negreanu-Pirjol¹,³
¹Ovidius University of Constanta, Faculty of Pharmacy, Constanta, Romania
²Ovidius University of Constanta, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Agricultural Sciences, Constanta, Romania
³Academy of Romanian Scientists, Biological Sciences Section, Bucharest, Romania

Chapter 7. Plasma-Activated Water, a Green Technology for Starch Modification
Pamela C Flores-Silva¹, PhD, Luis A Bello-Perez², PhD, Guadalupe Neira-Velázquez¹, PhD, and Israel Sifuentes-Nieves¹, PhD
¹Applied Chemistry Research Center, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
²Center for Development of Biotic Products of the National Polytechnic Institute, Yautepec, Morelos, Mexico


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