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Emerging Green Technologies

1st Edition

By Matthew N. O. Sadiku

CRC Press

208 pages | 49 B/W Illus.

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Green technology deals with using science and technology to protect the environment as well as curb the negative impacts of human involvement. These emerging green technologies, covered in this book, will propel our economy in the near future. Their development will lead to global and sustainable powers that will impact our economics, societies, cultures, and way of life.

This book provides researchers, students, and professionals a comprehensive introduction, applications, benefits, and challenges for fifteen emerging green technologies. It presents the impact of these cutting-edge technologies on our global economy and its future. The book will help a beginner to have an introductory knowledge about these emerging technologies. The main objective of the author is to provide a concise treatment that is easily digestible. It is a must-read for graduate students or scholars considering researching green technologies. It can also serve as a valuable resource for those business professionals who seek ways to green their processes.

Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION TO GREEN TECHNOLOGIES

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Concept of Green Technology

1.3 Going Green

1.4 Examples of Green Technologies

1.5 Advantages and Disadvantages

1.6 Benefits and Challenges

1.7 Conclusion

References

2. GREEN ENERGY

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Conventional Energy

2.3 Types of Green Energy

2.4 Applications

2.5 Renewable Energy Efficiency

2.6 Benefits

2.7 Challenges

2.8 Conclusion

References

3. GREEN CHEMISTY AND ENGINEERING

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Green Chemistry Principles

3.3 Green Engineering Principles

3.4 Drivers for Green Adoption

3.5 Metrics

3.6 Applications

3.7 Benefits and Challenges

3.8 Conclusion

References

4. GREEN REVOLUTION

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Concept of Green Revolution

4.3 Characteristics of Green Revolution

4.4 Green Revolution in Emerging Economies

4.5 Impacts of the Green Revolution

4.6 Advantages

4.7 Disadvantages

4.8 Second Revolution

4.9 Conclusion

References

5. GREEN AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Green Agriculture

5.3 Types of Food

5.4 Concept of Green Food

5.5 Green Food Construction

5.6 Green Food Production

5.7 Green Food Consumption

5.8 Benefits and Challenges

5.9 Conclusion

References

6. GREEN NANOTECHNOLOGY

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Nanotechnology

6.3 Features of Green Nanotechnology

6.4 Principles of Green Nanotechnology

6.5 Applications

6.6 Benefits and Challenges

6.7 Conclusion

References

7. GREEN IT/COMPUTING

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Pathways to Greening

7.3 Tips for Green Computing Users

7.4 Green IT/Computing Strategies

7.5 Implementing Green IT/Computing

7.6 Benefits and Challenges

7.7 Current Trends on Green IT/Computing

7.8 Conclusion

References

8. GREEN INTERNET OF THINGS

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Overview of Internet of Things

8.3 Enabling Green IOT

8.4 Applications

8.5 Benefits and Challenges

8.6 Conclusion

References

9. GREEN CLOUD COMPUTING

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Overview of Cloud Computing

9.3 Green Computing

9.4 Green Cloud

9.5 Green Data Centers

9.6 Metrics

9.7 Benefits and Challenges

9.8 Conclusion

References

10. GREEN COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Green Communications

10.3 Green Networking

10.4 Energy Saving Techniques

10.5 Applications

10.6 Green Metrics

10.7 Benefits and Challenges

10.8 Conclusion

References

11. GREEN GROWTH AND ECONOMICS

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Green Growth

11.3 Mainstream Economics

11.4 Importance of Green Economics

11.5 Objectives of Green Economics

11.6 Green Economics Principles

11.7 Economic Sectors Needing Greening

11.8 Benefits of Green Economy

11.9 Challenges of Green Economy

11.10 Conclusion

References

12. GREEN BUSINESS

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Conventional Business

12.3 Characteristics of Green Business

12.4 Green Strategies

12.5 Building a Green Business

12.6 Benefits

12.7 Challenges

6.8 Conclusion

References

13. GREEN MARKETING AND GREENWASHING

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Conventional Marketing

13.3 Green Marketing Concept

13.4 Examples of Green Marketing

13.5 Advantages and Disadvantages of GM

13.6 Benefits and Challenges of GM

13.7 Greenwashing Concept

13.8 The Seven Sins of Greenwashing

13.9 Examples of Greenwashing

13.10 Consequences of Greenwashing

13.11 Combating Greenwashing

13.12 Challenges of Greenwashing

13.13 Conclusion

References

14. GREEN MANUFACTURING

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Traditional Manufacturing

14.3 Green Manufacturing Practices

14.4 Green Manufacturing Strategies

14.5 Motivations for Green Manufacturing

14.6 Applications of Green Manufacturing

14.7 Awareness of GM

14.8 Benefits and Challenges

14.9 Conclusion

References

15. GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Supply Chain

15.3 Green Supply Chain Concept

15.4 Developing Green Supply Chain

15.5 Motivations for GSC

15.6 Applications of GSC

15.7 Supply Chain Management

15.8 Green Supply Chain Management

15.9 Benefits and Challenges

15.10 Conclusion

References

16. GREEN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORTATION

16.1 Introduction

16.2 Logistics and Reverse Logistics

16.3 Green Logistics

16.4 Green Transportation

16.5 Conclusion

References

About the Author

Matthew N. O. Sadiku is presently a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX. "Computational Electromagnetics with MATLAB" and "Emerging Internet-based Technologies" (CRC Press, 2019). In addition to the engineering books, he has written Christian books including "Secrets of Successful Marriages," "How to Discover God’s Will for Your Life," and commentaries on all the books of the New Testament Bible. Some of his books have been translated into French, Korean, Chinese (and Chinese Long Form in Taiwan), Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General