Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 70


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 70 opens with a brief assessment of the Regional Development Plan of Mumbai Metropolitan Region in relation with MSAAPCC, aiming to address the governance considerations required to deal with climate change.

For various food matrices, several spectroscopic techniques and procedures employed to evaluate platinum group metals and thallium are critically discussed. Particular attention is paid to the analytical performance in terms of accuracy and detectability.

The authors discuss how controlling the production of greenhouse gases at the source source through intensive agricultural management, changes in land-use management and enhancing nitrogen use efficiency and stabilize can mitigate climate change to some extent.

Following this, the authors test how the timing of pollutant inputs captures long-term biological sensitivity by comparing exceedance for periods of higher and lower pollution loading to 60-year red spruce tree-ring chronologies across Vermont and New Hampshire, USA.

An analysis of deforestation probability in Partham river basin is carried out based on an AHP model with selected seven parameters such as distance from settlement, distance from river, distance from road, elevation, slope and aspect.

Additionally, this collection explores how, since the early 1990’s, the chirality of pesticides and their consequential enantioselectivity has been the subject of hundreds of investigations by scientists around the world.

The current findings on ZnO nanoparticles are discussed, and a systematic review on its common usage, chemical nature, related environmental issue, and its potential toxicity after exposure is provided.

Electrodialysis systems are described in parallel, counter flow, and recirculation, as well as the materials and processes to obtain a clean and cheaper solution for water desalination.

The penultimate chapter is aimed at highlighting the chemical activation strategies of carbonaceous materials into activated carbon, especially for dyes removal in wastewater treatment.

The closing chapter demonstrates the need for comprehensive analysis across spatial and temporal scales, using multiple landscape indices to provide insights on the pattern and dynamics of the seagrass landscapes.
(Imprint: Nova)




Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Regional Plan against State Action Plan for Climate Change – Lacking or Leading?
(Richa Kandpal, Sonam Sahu and Ranit Chatterjee, Doctoral Student, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, and others)

Chapter 2. Polluting Metals of New Generation. Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) and Thallium: Their Spectroscopic Determination in Matrices of Food Interest
(Dora Melucci, Sonia Casolari, Francesco de Laurentiis, Alessandro Zappi and Clinio Locatelli, Department of Chemistry, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 3. Greenhouse Gas Emission from Agriculture and Possible Mitigation Strategies: An Indian Perspective
(Khushboo Gupta and Nirmali Bordoloi, Department of Environmental Sciences, Central University of Jharkhand, Brambe, Ranchi, India)

Chapter 4. Assessing Impacts of Acid Deposition on Red Spruce Forests – Do Pollution Legacies Matter?
(Paul G. Schaberg, Alexandra M. Kosiba, Gary J. Hawley, Benjamin J. Engel, Shelly A. Rayback and Jennifer Pontius, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Burlington, VT, US, and others)

Chapter 5. Deforestation Probable Area Predicted of Partham River Basin of Darjeeling Himalaya, Easter India by AHP Model
(Paban Ghosh, Department of Geography, Gour Mahavidyalaya, Malda, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 6. Fate and Effects of the Enantiomers of Chiral Environmental Pollutants
(Arthur W. Garrison, Bishop, GA, US, Retired, US Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA, US)

Chapter 7. The Risk of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in the Aquatic Environment
(Kazumi Tsukazawa and William Ka Fai Tse, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)

Chapter 8. Water Treatment Using Electrodialysis Systems
(Adriana K. N Vargas, Environmental Engineering, University Manuela Beltrán, Bogotá, Colombia)

Chapter 9. Dyes Removal by Activated Carbons Synthesized via Various Chemical Activation Strategies: An Overview
(Muhammad Hadzirun Muhamad Zubir and Muhammad Abbas Ahmad Zaini, Centre of Lipids Engineering and Applied Research, Ibnu-Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 10. Historical Change of Seagrasses in the Mississippi and Chandeleur Sounds
(Linh T. Pham, Patrick D. Biber, Wei Wu, Gregory Carter and Hyun J. Cho, Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi, Ocean Springs, MS, US, and others)



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