Advances in Environmental Research. Volume 96


Justin A. Daniels (Editor)

Series: Advances in Environmental Research
BISAC: SCI026000

This volume contains ten chapters that detail recent advances in environmental research. Chapter One discusses how biopesticides and essential oils in particular may provide an environmentally friendly alternative to excessive synthetic insecticide use. Chapter Two presents the integration of socio-hydrological systems to address the water management issues in the Karnaphuli river in Bangladesh. Chapter Three discusses the hydroxyl radical induced oxidation mechanism of theophylline, a molecule which historically received the attention of both bio and environmental scientists. Chapter Four review focuses on the removal of various organochlorine pesticides from wastewater resources, and in particular the use of “nanoparticles.” Chapter Five presents research that aims to design a carrier matrix for the immobilization of Saccharomyces cerevisiae with the intention of using it for the removal of Brilliant green dye (BG) from aqueous solutions. Chapter Six investigates the possibility of enhancing biogas production from anaerobic fermentation of algal slurry by peroxydisulfate pretreatment. Chapter Seven highlights the positive effects of crop rotation and cover cropping as traditional and more sustainable methods for weed control. Chapter Eight discusses the status of DNA barcode data, and its need, urgency, and usefulness in the context of insects considering cockroaches as a model system. This is attempted from the identified global biodiversity hotspot, the Western Ghats. Chapter Nine compiles some of the most recent studies on antibiotic resistance reported in vulture species. Lastly, Chapter Ten presents the characterization of essential oil from Lippia gracilis Schum and provides a description of the thermodynamic properties of its primary terpenes.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Biopesticidal Role of Essential Oils in Callosobruchus Spp. Management
Ayub Khan
Department of Life Sciences, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Chapter 2. The Integration of Socio-Hydrological Systems to Address the Water Management Issues in the Karnaphuli River in Bangladesh
Md. Humayain Kabir1,2,3, Poly Sushil1, Fatima tuz Zahra1 and Mohammad Mozaffar Hossain1
Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
2Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change, University of Graz, Austria
3Department for Knowledge and Communication Management, University for Continuing Education Krems, Austria

Chapter 3. The Oxidative Degradation of Theophylline from Aquatic Environments: A Mechanistic Study
Sunil Paul M. Menacherry1, PhD and Charuvila T. Aravindakumar2,3, PhD
1Department of Soil Science and Soil Protection, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
2School of Environmental Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
3Inter University Instrumentation Centre, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Chapter 4. The Impact of Organochlorine Pesticides on the Environment
Hassan Abdel-Gawad1 and Agata Witczak2
1Applied Organic Chemistry Department, Chemical Industries Research Institute, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt
2Department of Toxicology, Dairy Technology and Food Storage, Faculty of Food Sciences and Fisheries, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin, Poland

Chapter 5. Spent Brewer’s Yeast as a Biosorbent for Wastewater: Improving Sorbent Capacity for Brilliant Green Dye by Carrier Design
Tanja Krunić1, Marica Rakin2 and Marko Rakin2
Innovation Center Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
2Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Chapter 6. The Potential of Peroxydisulfate Pre-Treatment of Algae Slurry (Pasir Gudang, Malaysia) for Enhancing Bio-Methane Generation from Anaerobic Digestion: Kinetic Modeling
M. N. I. Siddique, PhD and N. Rasit, PhD
Faculty of Ocean Engineering Technology and Informatics, University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia

Chapter 7. Ecological Weed Management in Maize
Milan Brankov and Milena Simić
Maize Research Institute “Zemun Polje“, Belgrade, Serbia

Chapter 8. The Role of DNA Barcodes as a Tool to Expedite the Faunal Documentation from a Biodiversity Hotspot in the Western Ghats, India
A. Shabnam1,2, R. Morey2 and K. P. Dinesh1
1Zoological Survey of India, Western Regional Centre, Vidya Nagar, Pune, Maharashtra, India
2Dept. of Zoology, Prof. Ramkrishna More College, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Chapter 9. The Ecological Importance of Scavenger Birds and Their Role in the Dispersion of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Andreia Garcês1,2, DVM, MSc, PhD
1Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (CRAS) University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal
2Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences (CITAB), University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

Chapter 10. The Soul of Brazil’s White Forest
Luciana A. A. P. Fonseca, Alessandra S. Bertan and Marco A. Cremasco
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil


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