Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 91


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This volume includes eight chapters that present recent advances in environmental research. Chapter One gives a detailed explanation of humic substances. Chapter Two explores the impact of built environment variables on air quality and transport choices. Chapter Three focuses on genetic engineering improvement for bioremediation and the feasibility of low-cost technology for algal biomass utilization. Chapter Four reviews the biodegredation of pollutants and removal of metals in constructed wetlands and microbial fuel cells. Chapter Five concerns the recycling of lithium-ion batteries from electric vehicles. Chapter Six deals with the impact of chlorides on drinking water safety. Chapter Seven explores the food security context under the constraints of climate change on rural farmers in Hadejia River Basin, northwestern Nigeria. Finally, Chapter Eight provides a review on the application of Dimethylether for enhanced oil recovery.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Hollow Magic of Humic Substances as an Essential Environmental Component for Human Life. The Debatable Points: Humification Process and Humic Substance’s Properties
Mohamed Hafez1,2, Alexander I. Popov2, Tatiana Minkina3, Vishnu D. Rajput3, Song Ge2, Kseniya I. Tsivka4,5, Ahmed M. Abdallah6 and Mohamed Rashad1
Land and Water Technologies Department, Arid Lands Cultivation Research Institute, City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications, New Borg El-Arab, Alexandria, Egypt
2Department of Soil Science and Soil Ecology, Institute of Earth Sciences, Saint Petersburg State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
3Academy of Biology and Biotechnology, Southern Federal University, Rostov on Don, Russia
4Saint Petersburg State Vocational Educational Institution “Academy of Industrial Technologies,” St. Petersburg, Russia
5Saint Petersburg State Agrarian University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
6Department of Natural Resources and Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Egypt

Chapter 2. Built Environment for Sustainable and Resilient Cities
Deepty Jain1, Smriti Bhatnagar2, Mythili Madhavan3 and Aditya Rahul4
Assistant Professor, TERI School of Advanced Studies, Delhi, India
2Research Scholar, TERI School of Advanced Studies, Delhi, India
3Independent Researcher, Ontario, Canada
4Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India

Chapter 3. Engineered Microalgae in Bioremediation
Wafaa Fathi Zohir1,2 Promita Deb3, Santhosh Kumar Kookal1, Mohamed Hafez4, Ashok Ganesan1, Ahmed M. Abdallah5 and Shashi Kumar1
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India
2Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Egypt
3Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, University of Development Alternative, Bangladesh
4Land and Water Technologies Department, Arid Lands Cultivation Research Institute, the City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications, New Borg El-Arab, Alexandria, Egypt
5Faculty of Agriculture, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Egypt
Chapter DOI: 10.52305/CZIA7814

Chapter 4. Research Trends on Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants and Removal of Metals in Constructed Wetlands Integrated to Microbial Fuel Cells (CW – MFC)
Claudia Guerrero-Barajas1, Miriam L. Carbajal-Pedraza1, Vanessa A. León-Ortega1 and Alberto Ordaz2
Laboratorio de Biotecnología Ambiental, Departamento de Bioprocesos, Unidad Profesional Interdisciplinaria de Biotecnología, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
2Departamento de Bioingeniería, Escuela de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Estado de México, Atizapán de Zaragoza, Estado de México, Mexico

Chapter 5. Technologies for Recycling Lithium-Ion Batteries from Electric Vehicles
Juan Castro, Dolores Hidalgo and Marta Gómez
CARTIF Technology Centre, Area of Circular Economy, Valladolid, Spain

Chapter 6. Chlorides and Drinking Water Safety
Xi Li, PhD, Sheng Chen, Shengda Wang and Chuchu Zhang
CAS Key Laboratory of Urban Pollutant Conversion, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen, China

Chapter 7. Climate Change and the Dilemma of Food Insecurity in the Tropics
Da’u Abba Umar, PhD
Department of Environmental Science, Federal University Dutse, Nigeria

Chapter 8. Review on the Application of Dimethylether for Enhanced Oil Recovery
Young Woo Lee, Hye Seung Lee and Kun Sang Lee
Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea


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