clean construction Books

  • The Kyoto Protocol, the Clean Development Mechanism, and the Building and Construction Sector

    Buildings are responsible for more than one third of total energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions globally, both in developed and developing countries. The potential for drastic reductions of the energy consumption in buildings is significant. However, research presented in this report indicates that the Clean Development Mechanism ...

  • Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives

    Twenty-eight peer-reviewed papers, reflecting the latest information on sealant and adhesive durability, cover: Field Experience with Sealed Joints and Adhesive Fixations—discusses a novel secondary drainage system for architectural panel walls, consisting of tubes and joint protection collection reservoirs with one-way valves; the ...

  • Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives: 3rd Volume

    Twenty-one peer-reviewed papers provide the latest scientific research, gained from laboratory research and field work, in the building and construction industry for all aspects of sealant and adhesive durability. Topics cover:Laboratory Testing and Specialized Outdoor Exposure Testing — a report on a correlation between environmental and ...

  • Conversion to On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation: Water and Wastewater Applications

    Since the implementation of the USEPA Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan, many water treatment and wastewater treatment utilities have converted to on-site sodium hypochlorite generation. Conversion to On-Site Sodium Hypochlorite Generation: Water and Wastewater Applications is a comprehensive text and design manual for on-site sodium hypochlorite ...

  • Water - An Essential Resource

    Water is the source of all life. Yet clean water is becoming an increasingly rare resource in many parts of the world.In the course of laboratory research and tests under practical conditions carried out over several years in collaboration with partners from science and industry, UFZ scientists have succeeded in demonstrating that waste water can ...

  • Operating Large Scale Membrane Bioreactors for Municipal Wastewater Treatment

    During the last decade membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology has grown up to be state of the art in municipal wastewater treatment. Since 1999 the Erftverband has designed, tendered and commissioned three MBR for municipal wastewater treatment in Germany, with capacities from 3,000 to 45,000 m³/d. The Erftverband was one of the pioneers in the full ...

  • Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Management

    According to a report released by the Water Infrastructure Network (WIN), over the next 20 years America´s water and wastewater systems will have to invest an additional $20 billion a year to replace aging and failing infrastructure in order to comply with the national environmental and public health priorities in the Clean Water Act and Safe ...

  • Environmental Assessment of the Areas Disengaged by Israel in the Gaza Strip

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed the results of the first major investigation into the environmental impact of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza last year. By and large, the UNEP scientific assessment report gives the Gaza pull-out an environmental clean bill of health.Prepared at the request of the Palestinian ...

  • Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water

    Part of Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water Set - buy all five books together to save over 30%!  Metals and Related Substances in Drinking Water comprises the proceedings of COST Action 637 – METEAU, held in Kristianstad, Sweden, October 13-15, 2010 This book collates the understanding of the various factors which control metals and ...

  • Wetlands Ecosystems in Asia: Function and Management

    Description Wetlands are among the most important and productive ecosystems on earth. Wetlands are valuable as sources, sinks and transformers of a multitude of chemical, biological and genetic materials. They stabilize water supplies, clean polluted waters, protect shorelines, and recharge groundwater aquifers. In recent years, the importance of ...

  • Homeland Security and Drinking Water: An Opportunity for Comprehensive Protection of a Vital Natural Resource Report

    Safe drinking water is a vital resource for human health and is crucial to our everyday life. We all depend on clean, healthy water for nourishment, hygiene, and the basic comforts of our existence. Yet, our nation’s drinking water has proven vulnerable to contamination from intentional, natural, and accidental acts. These threats are even ...

  • Characterizing Sources of Indoor Air Pollution and Related Sink Effects

    STP 1287 features state of the art information from leading experts in the field on indoor air pollution sources and their potential interactions with indoor sinks. In addition to a comprehensive overview of source/sink characterization methods, there are 29 peer-reviewed papers. Researchers and practitioners in the public and private sector from ...

  • A Beginner´s Guide to Microarrays

    Microarray technology is more accessible than ever, and an ever-widening field of scientists is using this technology. However, the manufacture, experimental design, and analysis of microarrays are not always straightforward, and researchers new to the field run into technical and theoretical roadblocks that can hinder progress with this powerful ...

  • Geotechnics of High Water Content Materials

    STP 1374, written by worldwide experts in their field, examines a broad range of topics covering the latest geotechnical engineering developments in high water content materials. Emphasis is given to construction on marginal lands and disposal of high water content waste materials. Various types of high water content materials are explored, ...

  • ASTM International Standards for Sustainability in Building: 3rd Edition

    Includes all of the ASTM standards that are referenced by the U.S. Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers as of January 2007. This new edition, on CD-ROM only, includes nearly 150 ASTM standards that address the sustainable design, construction, and operation of products used in building. These standards deal with various aspects of ...

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