Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 80


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Environmental Research Advances

BISAC: SCI026000

This compilation comprises seven chapters each detailing a recent advancement in environmental research. Chapter One reviews the efficacy of alfalfa for the cleanup of soils polluted by petroleum hydrocarbons and other contaminants. Chapter Two discusses the growth rate of red algae in unusual environments such as the ecosystems of Takalar Regency and Mamuju Regency. Chapter Three provides an update on the current state of technology in connection with oil spill remote sensing via such techniques as infrared cameras and satellite-borne radar. Similarly, Chapter Four describes the environmental impacts of oil spills and describes the various ways in which technology can mitigate this problem. The fifth chapter describes how fly ash can be leveraged as an environmentally friendly, low-cost alternative to Portland cement for use in oil and gas wells. The sixth chapter studies traditional rainwater harvesting in Croatia and discusses whether this practice has value within the context of modern water supply solutions and environmental concerns. Lastly, Chapter Seven provides some anecdotes concerning the development of the world’s first high resolution inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer.




Chapter 1. Use of Medicago Sativa in Phytoremediation of Polluted Soils
(Leonid V. Panchenko, Anna Yu. Muratova and Olga V. Turkovskaya – Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms,Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov, Russia)

Chapter 2. Growing Red Algae Kappaphycus Alvarezii and Gracilaria Verrucosa in an Unusual Environment
(Rajuddin Syamsuddin – Fisheries Department, Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia)

Chapter 3. An Update on Oil Spill Remote Sensing
(Merv Fingas and Carl E. Brown – Spill Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, et al.)

Chapter 4. Environmental Impacts of Oil Spills and Response Technologies
(Abdellatif Soussi, Chiara Bersani and Roberto Sacile – Italian Centre of Excellence on Logistics, Transport and Infrastructures (CIELI), University of Genova, Genova, Italy, et al.)

Chapter 5. Utilization of Fly Ash in Oil and Gas Wells for the Development of Environmentally Friendly Geopolymer Cement
(Sherif Fakher – Petroleum Engineering, Future University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt)

Chapter 6. Traditional Rainwater Harvesting in Dalmatia (Croatia): Case Study from Zabiokovlje
(Igor Ljubenkov – Water Development Ltd. Split, Croatia)

Chapter 7. Memories of the First High Resolution Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer in the World: Anecdotes About its Development
(Shin-Ichi Yamasaki – Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohuku University; Aoba, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan)


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