Clean Technologies Books

  • Environmental Catalysis over Gold-Based Materials

    Being an inert noble metal, gold was largely overlooked as a catalyst until the mid 1980's when its nano-form was used in the first catalytic aldol reaction. Today gold has the potential for many new catalytic applications and is being investigated at a higher rate than ever before, prompting the need for an authoritative monograph on gold and its ...

  • Aqueous Microwave Assisted Chemistry

    The demands for green and sustainable synthetic methods in the fields of healthcare and fine chemicals, combined with the pressure to produce these substances expeditiously and in an environmentally benign fashion, pose significant challenges to the synthetic chemical community. Green chemistry can avoid pollution by utilizing techniques that are ...

  • Alternative Solvents for Green Chemistry

    Everyone is becoming more environmentally conscious and therefore, chemical processes are being developed with their environmental burden in mind. This also means that more traditional chemical methods are being replaced with new innovations and this includes new solvents. Solvents are everywhere, but how necessary are they? They are used in most ...

  • Clean Technology 2008: CD-ROM

    These proceedings from the 2008 CTSI conference provide the most prestigious forum in the world for leading clean tech scientists. The papers from the conference have been compiled into one easy-to-use CD-ROM to create the most authoritative and comprehensive compendium available across all of clean technology. The CD covers bioenergy fuels, ...

  • State of the Worlds Cities 2006/7 : The Millennium Goals and Urban Sustainability

    During the next 12 months, the world will reach a tipping point and for the first time in history the world’s population will be more urban than rural• Epidemic disease, overcrowding, malnutrition, crime – how can the growth of these and other problems be avoided in an urbanized world?• This new volume from UN-HABITAT, the world’s leading ...

  • Handbook of Facility Assessment

    This practical guide is designed for facility and maintenance managers who are facing 'repair or replace' decisions for their buildings. Filled with useful information and resources to aid in the decision process, this hands-on reference shows readers how to accurately rate the condition of existing equipment and components, effectively assess ...

  • Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Electronic and Optical Properties

    The vast technological potential of nanocrystalline materials, as well as current intense interest in the physics and chemistry of nanoscale phenomena, has led to explosive growth in research on semiconductor nanocrystals, also known as nanocrystal quantum dots, and metal nanoparticles. Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals addresses current topics ...

  • Clean Technology for the Manufacture of Speciality Chemicals

    Producing large quantities of waste is not only environmentally unacceptable, it is also not viable in economic terms. The chemical industry, particularly the speciality and pharmaceuticals sectors, is becoming increasingly aware of the advantages associated with clean technology, particularly in terms of competitive advantage and environmental ...

  • Reality of Sustainable Trade, The

    There is common agreement that international trade should contribute to sustainable development, particularly in the South. What is less clear is how to make this happen. Based on a broad analysis of the changing trends in supply chain management, this report looks at the real pressures faced by producers in the South and how they are responding ...

  • Report 4500: Green Building Markets

    Report 4500: Green Building Markets estimates the U.S. green building industry at $45 billion in 2007, leveling to $50-55 billion in 2008 and 2009, in terms of value of green buildings put in place during the calendar year. Annual growth was 30-40% from 2004-2007, after 50-60% growth in 2001-2003 when EBI Inc. started estimating the value of green ...

  • Strategic Closed-Loop Supply Chain Management

    Closed loops depict supply chains for which Original Equipement Manufacturer reintegrate their returned products into their own production network. While the reverse logistics research has extensively addressed the technical aspects of product reintegration, very few insights are available on whether OEMs should commit themselves to a closed-loop. ...

  • Clean Technology and the Environment

    This important book describes the concept of 'clean technology' as an approach for protecting the environment by preventing the pollution at source, minimising waste and reducing energy use. General chapters on the economics, and research and management implications of a 'clean technology' approach are followed by detailed coverage of ...

  • Small and Medium Sized Companies in Europe

    The environmental performance of SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) is an area of major policy concern. Environmental Performance in Small and Medium Sized Companies reports on factors influencing the environmental performance of SMEs across four European countries: the UK, Ireland, Germany and Italy. While there are a range of factors that ...

  • The Appraisal of Real Estate, 14th Edition

    The 14th edition of The Appraisal of Real Estate reflects a new commitment to the essential principles of appraisal and the sound application of recognized valuation methods that have sustained real estate appraisers in good times and bad. This new edition has been restructured to mirror the organization of the valuation process, moving clearly ...

  • Sustainable Urban Transport in an Asian Context

    Systems of transportation long ago developed out of the profound human need to connect and communicate. Transport today is still the only means for the physical movement of goods and people. Alongside the evolution of transportation and communication technologies, the astounding phenomenon of urbanization has taken place. Cities have grown faster ...

  • 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 ...

  • Greening the Supply Chain

    Since the Rio summit in 1992, the paradigm of corporate environmental responsibility has gradually and consistently extended beyond complying with increasingly stringent environmental regulation and taking up the proactive initiatives of a few world-class companies. Research indicates that the business and financial performance of companies may ...

  • Valuing Green Homes Print Package

    This new guide by a green appraisal expert is an essential resource for valuing green, or high-performance, homes. The main elements of green homes—site, water and energy efficiency, indoor air quality, materials, and operations and maintenance—are described, and case studies are presented to illustrate common scenarios and ...

  • Municipal Green Building Policies: Strategies for Transforming Building Practices in the Private Sector Report

    The past few years have seen a tremendous surge in municipal green building policies. A growing number of local governments recognize that changing building practices is important not only for conserving scarce natural resources and preventing pollution, but also for improving health and productivity and achieving economic sustainability. This ...

  • Data Mining

    Over the course of the last twenty years, research in data mining has seen a substantial increase in interest, attracting original contributions from various disciplines including computer science, statistics, operations research, and information systems. Data mining supports a wide range of applications, from medical decision making, ...

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