Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 45

Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

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The authors of this book examine the latest developments in environmental research. Chapters include nanostructured porous semiconductors as emerging materials in environmental technology; contrasting fish assemblages in free-flowing and impounded tributaries to the upper Delaware River; effects of the absence of adequate regulatory structure on the conservation of peyote; iridium as the new polluting metal linked to vehicular traffic; application of biogas for sustainable energy development from agricultural residues; combustion of oil layer on the surface of water; weathering effects on the structure and thermal behavior of bituminous coal; the use of lignite for the thermal treatment of waste-tyre on a commercial scale; cadmium uptake and distribution in tissues of sea bream with different cadmium exposure histories; mine closure aspects of balanda opencast mine of jagannath area, Mahanadi coal field; and Bogotá’s urban wetlands.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1
Nanostructured Porous Semiconductors as Emerging Materials in Environmental Technology: Synthesis, Property and Applications
(Hiesang Sohn and Kimoon Lee, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University Park, PA, USA, and others)

Chapter 2
Contrasting Fish Assemblages in Free-Flowing and Impounded Tributaries to the Upper Delaware River: Implications for Conserving Biodiversity
(Barry P. Baldigo, Mari-Beth DeLucia, Walter T. Keller, George E. Schuler and Colin D. Apse, U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center, Troy, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 3
When Cultivation of a Religious Sacrament Equals Manufacturing a Controlled Substance: Effects of the Absence of Adequate Regulatory Structure on the Conservation of Peyote
(Martin Terry, Bennie Williams, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX, USA, and others)

Chapter 4
Iridium, the New and more Recent Polluting Metal Linked to Vehicular Traffic. Its Determination in Airborne Particulate Matter, Superficial Waters, Soils/Sediments, Vegetables, Mussels, Clams and Algae by Voltammetry and Spectroscopy: Critical Comparison
(Clinio Locatelli, Dora Melucci, Department of Chemistry «G. Ciamician», University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5
Combustion of Oil Layer on the Surface of Water
(Mansurov Z.A., Lesbaev B.T., Tuleytaev B.K., Kazakov Yu.V., Prikhodko N.G., Nazhipkyzy M., Ualiyev Zh., Smagulova G.T., Institute of Combustion Problems, Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Chapter 6
Weathering Effects on the Structure and Thermal Behavior of Bituminous Coal
(Yongseung Yun, Plant Engineering Division, Institute for Advanced Engineering, Republic of Korea)

Chapter 7
The use of Lignite for the Thermal Treatment of Waste-Tyre on a Commercial Scale
(Pavel Straka, Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, Czech Republic)

Chapter 8
Cadmium Uptake and Distribution in Tissues of Sea Bream with Different Cadmium Exposure Histories: Correlation with Metallothionein Levels
(Rosaria Scudiero, Patrizia Cretì, Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Napoli, Italy, and others)

Chapter 9
Mine Closure Aspects of Balanda Opencast Mine of Jagannath Area, Mahanadi Coal Field- A Case Study
(Paritosh Srivastava, Shambhu Jha and Kaushik Shandilya, Hindustan College of Science and Technology Mathura, UP, India, and others)

Chapter 10
Bogotá’s Urban Wetlands: Biodiversity, Policy, Threats and Ecotourism
(Fernando Ramírez, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Bogotá, Colombia)

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