Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 32


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This book covers leading-edge research focusing on the environment, including current research data on improved gas and vapor detection using denuder technology; environmental protection from thermodynamic properties; solar and wind energy resources; climate change impacts in the Philippines; ecological resilience; climate change and Australian rainforests; seawater desalination; biochemical gas sensors; desalination of brackish water; and time scales for aggregating climatic data. (Imprint: Nova)


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Improved Gas and Vapor Detection Using Denuder Technology
Amanda L. Jenkins (ASK Inc., Hebron, Maryland)

Chapter 2. Environmental Protection from Thermodynamic Properties, the Performance of Refrigeration Cycles and Air Conditioning
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (Energy Research Institute (ERI), Nottingham, UK)

Chapter 3. Some Aspects of Solar and Wind Energy Resources
Abdeen Mustafa Omer (Energy Research Institute (ERI), Nottingham, UK)

Chapter 4. Rationalization of Salt-Related Processes in the Leather Industry as a Tool for Minimization of Their Environmental Impact
Karel Kolomazník, Michaela Baøinová, Jiøí Pecha and Dagmar Janáèová (Faculty of Applied Informatics, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Czech Republic)

Chapter 5. Defuzzification of Fuzzy Concepts to Support Vulnerability Assessments of Climate Change Impacts in the Philippines
Lilibeth A. Acosta, Jemimah Mae A. Eugenio (Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam, Germany)

Chapter 6. Ecological Resilience: Is It Ready for Operationalisation in Forest Management?
Gerardo Reyes and Daniel Kneeshaw (Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 7. Climate Change and an Australian Rainforest Conifer
Rohan Mellick (National Herbarium of NSW, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia)
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Chapter 8. A Novel Thermal Seawater Desalination Process Based on Self-Heat Recuperation
Hiroyuki Mizuno, Yasuki Kansha and Atsushi Tsutsumi (Institute of Industrial Science, Collaborative Research Center for Energy Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 9. Biochemical Gas Sensor “Bio-Sniffer” and Imaging System for Medical and Health Care Science
Takahiro Arakawa and Kohji Mitsubayashi (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan)

Chapter 10. Desalination of Brackish Water by Electrodialysis: Effects of Operational Parameters and Water Composition on Process Efficiency
Mourad Ben Sik Ali, Amor Hafiane, Mahmoud Dhahbi and Béchir Hamrouni (Desalination and Water Treatment Research Unit, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of El Manar, Tunisia and Water Research and Technology Center, Soliman, Tunisia)

Chapter 11. Appropriate Time Scale for Aggregating Climatic Data to Predict Flowering and Boll Setting Behavior of Cotton
Zakaria M. Sawan (Cotton Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, Giza, Egypt)



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