Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 87


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This volume presents some of the latest advancements in environmental research. Chapter One considers key drivers that influence the seasonal rainfall regime and its variability in the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, the sub-region’s exposure and vulnerability to hydro-meteorological hazards, including drought, and the sub-region’s drought history and associated consequences. Chapter Two provides insight about the relationship between the process variables involved in activated carbons preparation and their CO2 removal performance to find the key features associated with efficient CO2 adsorption. Chapter Three systematically assesses the role of groundwater in enhancing urban water supply security and identifies the pre-requisites in terms of its assessment and management for this resource to play a sustainable role. Chapter Four reviews strategies for management of dwindling biodiversity as a consequence of climate change-driven natural disasters, with a specific focus on bushfires in Australia. Finally, Chapter Five compares data obtained from models that simulate the transport of radionuclides released into the Pacific Ocean after the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant accident with actual measurements of water, sediment and biota.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Rainfall: Risks and Vulnerability to Hydro-Meteorological Hazards in the Eastern Caribbean
(Antonio R. Joyette, Leonard A. Nurse, and Roger S. Pulwarty – Centre for Resources Management and Environmental Services, University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados, et al.)

Chapter 2. Sustainable Nanoporous Carbonaceous Adsorbents for Carbon Dioxide Capture
(Edward Gomez-Delgado, Gisel Nunell, Héctor Rodriguez-Ortiz, Ana Lea Cukierman and Pablo Bonelli – Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Depto. de Tecnología Farmacéutica, Cátedra de Tecnología Farmacéutica II. Junín 956. Buenos Aires, Argentina, et al.)

Chapter 3. Groundwater – Its Key Role in Urban Water-Supply Security
(Stephen Foster – University College London, UK, et al.)

Chapter 4. Cultural Burning: A Key Component in the Future Management of Dwindling Biodiversity and Mitigation against Climate Change Driven Natural Disasters
(Francine M. Pritchard and Kathryn M. Gow – University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, et al.)

Chapter 5. Numerical Modelling of the Releases from Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident in the Pacific Ocean: From Local to Oceanic Scales
(R. Perianez – Dpt Fısica Aplicada I, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)


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