Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 95


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This book focuses on the latest developments in environmental research.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. A Multi-Criteria Optimization Model for Office Building Development through Climate-Friendly Material Selection
George Sarpong-Nsiah
School of Applied Technology, Engineering and Science, Accra Institute of Technology, Accra, Ghana

Chapter 2. Social Networks and Participatory Approaches in the Service of Disaster Management of Fire Events
Stathis G. Arapostathis
PhD Graduate of Harokopio University, Athens, Greece

Chapter 3. Bio-Oil from Microwave-Assisted Pyrolysis (MAP) of Non-Edible/Crop Residue/Contaminated Biomass
Mattia Bartoli¹, Piero Frediani² and Marco Frediani²
¹Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Polytechnic of Turin (CSFT@POLITO), Torino, Italy
²Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

Chapter 4. Synthesis of Formic Acid by Catalytic Hydrogenation of Carbon Dioxide
Minaxi S. Maru¹,², N. Sudheesh²,³ and Ram S. Shukla²
¹Department of Chemical Science, P. D. Patel Institute of Applied Sciences – PDPIAS, Charotar University of Science and Technology, Changa, Anand, Gujarat, India
²Inorganic Materials and Catalysis Division, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
³Department of Chemistry, N.S.S. College, K.R. Puram, Cherthala, Alappuzha, Kerala, (Affiliated to University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala) India

Chapter 5. Elimination of Diphenyl Organochlorine Pesticides From Environmental Samples Through Adsorption and Microbial Degradation
Timothy O. Ajiboye¹, Mafolasire A. Abolaji², Grace O. Akinsola³, Israel A. Ogunsumi⁴,⁵ , Titilope T. Ajiboye⁶ and Sabelo D. Mhlanga¹
¹Chemistry Department, Nelson Mandela University, University way, Summerstrand, Gqeberha, South Africa.
²Department of Chemistry, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
³Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
⁴Department of Biological Science, Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun state, Nigeria
⁵Plant Ecology Unit, Department of Botany, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
⁶6Food Security and Safety Focus Area, Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, North-West University, South Africa

Chapter 6. Identifying the Linnean Shortfalls and the Prominence of DNA Barcodes in Urban Areas – Reviews and Reflections from Indian Cities
Bramhi Suresh Chougule and K S Chetan Nag
JAIN (Deemed- to- be-UNIVERSITY), Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Chapter 7. Perspectives on Connecting Tourism with Citizen Science: Contributions to Landscape Management for Nature and People from a Case Study in North Portugal
Humberto Lima¹, Edgar Bernardo²,³, and Mário Santos¹,⁴,⁵
¹Laboratory of Fluvial and Terrestrial Ecology, Innovation and Development Centre, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
²CinTurs – Research Center for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-Being, University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal
³Instituto Superior de Ciências Educativas do Douro, Penafiel, Porto, Portugal
⁴4Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environment and Biological Sciences, Institute for Innovation, Capacity Building and Sustainability of Agri-food Production (Inov4Agro) and Department of Biology and Environment, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
⁵Laboratory of Ecology and Conservation, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Maranhão, Buriticupu, Brazil

Chapter 8. The Role of Methanol in Sustained Use of Biofuel Blends: A Chance or a Limiting Factor?
Bhanu Prakash Sandaka¹,², Jitendra Kumar¹,², and Kuber C. Bhainsa¹
¹Nuclear Agriculture and Biotechnology Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
²Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, India


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