Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 71

Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

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Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 71 first reviews the processing and recycling of plastics all over the world. Due to the population growth and the economic progress of many nations, dependence on the production and consumption of plastic materials has increased.

Following this, the authors aim to understand the current outlook of PM2.5 pollution and how the application of computer modelling can contribute to its monitoring and control.

The pre-treatment of landfill leachate via ultra-sonication is explored in an effort to debilitate its inhibitory effect prior to bioremediation by microalgae. Accordingly, the by-products generated from ultrasonic pre-treatment were assimilated by microalgae for growth.

Material flow accounting approaches are used to calculate crop biomass and to study differences between crop biomass production and residues utilisation for energy purposes with an environmental impact in China and Slovakia.

The authors explore how the pressure of the anthropic activities (pollution, species introduction, overfishing, coastal development) on the marine ecosystem has intensified in the past decade with effects that include global warming and ocean acidification.

The penultimate study demonstrates the presence of MDR E. coli isolates presenting virulence pathotypes with the ability of biofilm formation in urban rivers located at Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area, Brazil.

The closing chapter provides informaiton regarding the wetland plant Phragmites, particularly its medicinal properties and related research. Phragmites a large perennial grass mainly found in wetlands throughout the temperate and tropical regions of the globe.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Processing and Recycling of Plastics around the World: A Review
(Malek Hassanpour, Department of Environmental Science, Osmania University, Telangana, India)

Chapter 2. Computational Modelling as a Tool to Reduce PM2.5 Pollution
(José Adães and José C.M. Pires, Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal)

Chapter 3. Landfill Leachate Medium Employed for Growing Microalgal Biomass: A Combined Mini-Review and Experimental Works
(Cheng Yee Leong, Wai Hong Leong, Jun Wei Lima, Noraini Abd Ghani, Dennis Ling Chuan Ching, Yeek Chia Ho, Man Kee Lam, Pei Sean Goh and Evizal Abdul Kadir, Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia)

Chapter 4. Crop Biomass Flows as a Basis for Environmental and Energy Analysis in China and Slovakia
(Radoslava Kanianska, Dong Tian, Miriam Kizeková, Bernard Šiška, Xiaoshuan Zhang and Jianying Feng, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, College of Information and Electrical Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China, Grassland and Mountain Agriculture Research Institute, National Agricultural and Food Centre, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, and Faculty of European Studies and Regional Development, Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia)

Chapter 5. The Mediterranean Non-Siphonophoran Hydrozoa Case: Richness and Missing in Comparison
(Cinzia Gravili, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, DiSTeBA, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy)

Chapter 6. Detection of Multidrug-Resistant Escherichia coli Strains with Virulence Pathotypes Isolated from Urban Rivers Located at Rio De Janeiro Metropolitan Area, Brazil
(Barbara Araújo Nogueira, Julianna Giordano Botelho Olivella, Bruna Ribeiro Sued-Karam, Guilherme Goulart Cabral-Oliveira, Cassius de Souza, Paula Marcele Afonso Pereira Ribeiro and Ana Luísa de Mattos-Guaraldi, Microbiology and Immunology Department, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Chapter 7. An Insight into Ethnobotanical Study and Research of Wetland Plant Phragmites
(Ayushi Varshney, Sumedha Mohan, PhD, Neetu Singh, PhD, and Praveen Dahiya, PhD, Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India)

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