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1st Edition

Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment

ISBN 9781774636749
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
260 Pages 69 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume covers a diverse array of alternative technologies and their development with particular attention to the utilization of bioresources for the achievement of a sustainable environment. The book presents a selection of alternative technologies being used in developing and developed countries that can be indigenous to the region, cost-effective, and often driven by dominant societal interest and geographical status. Several engineering and technological processes are included to mark their importance in product performance and preservation of the environment.

Topics cover:

• strategies for the management of rain and ground water for consumption

• wastewater treatment using indigenous techniques of phytoremediation

• scientific and engineering approaches to the prevention of flood and landslides in the tropics

• wind power generation

• soil evaluation of contamination due to heavy metals

• green and sustainable building approaches

• bioethanol production

• energy conservation techniques

Refreshing and informative, Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment revisits conventional approaches of managing natural agents (such as wind, rain and groundwater resources as well as wastewater treatment) in light of current sustainableoriented techniques using modern scientific concepts and strategies. It presents in-depth evaluations and analyses using systematic up-to-date scientific and engineering tools.

Table of Contents

Infiltration Approach in Hydrological Modeling for Flood and Erosion Prevention

Khairi Khalid, Mohd Fozi Ali, Nor Faiza Abd Rahman, and Muhammad Zamir Abd Rasid

Landslide Risk Level Assessment Based on Erosion-Induced Landslide: A Case Study at UiTM Campus, Selangor

Mohd Fozi Ali, Muhammad Solahuddeen Mohd Sabri, Khairi Khalid, and Nor Faiza Abd Rahman

Effect of Casting Rate on the Performance of Nitrate Removal Using Ultra-filtration Membrane for Wastewater Reuse

Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, Hasrul Hafizuddin Muhammad, Tengku Nurul Aishah, and Tengku Intan Suraya

Adopting Green and Sustainable Building Approaches

Muhammad Faiz Musa, Mohammad Fadhil Mohammad, Mohd ReezaYusof, and Rohana Mahbub

Feasibility Study on Wind Power Generation Potential in Peninsular Malaysia

S. S. Ramli, N. Othman, N. A. Kamarzaman, R. Akbar, Z. Faiza, and N. Mohamad

Ex-Mine Area Sustainability: Evaluate Levels of Contamination Due to Heavy Metals from Soil Characterization

Sabariah Arbai, Azinoor Azida Abu Bakar, Kamaruzzaman Mohamed, and Zainab Mohamed

Development of New Formulation for Automotive Weatherstrip Seals

Fatimah Zuber, Dzaraini Kamarun, Engku Zaharah, and Engku Zawawi

Leather and Synthetic Leather: A Mechanical Viewpoint for Sustainability

Jamaluddin Mahmud, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusop, Siti Noor Azizzati, and Mohd Noor

Water-Based Pack Carburizing Technique: A Heat Treatment Practice for Sustainable Environment

Muhammad Hafizuddin Jumadin, Bulan Abdullah, Muhammad Hussain Ismail, and Siti Khadijah Alias

Novel Cyclic Thiourea for Corrosion Inhibition: Synthesis, Characterization and Corrosion Inhibition Studies Of 1,3-Bis(N’-2,3,4-Methyl Benzoylthioureido)-1,3-Methylbenzene

Noor Khadijah Mustafa Kamal, Adibatul Husna Fadzil, and Karimah Kassim

Bioethanol Production from Oil Palm Frond Lignocellulose Using Facultative Anaerobic Thermophilic Bacteria

Siti Nur Ridhwah Muhamed Ramli, Tengku Elida Tengku Zainal Mulok, Sabiha Hanim Mohd Salleh, Khalilah Abdul Khalil,Othman Ahmad, Nik Roslan Nik Abdul Rashid, and Wan Asma Ibrahim

Jet-Swirl Injector Spray Characteristics in Combustion Waste of Liquid Propellant Rocket Thrust Chamber

Zulkifli Abdul Ghaffar, Salmiah Kasolang, Ahmad Hussein, and Abdul Hamid

Weakness of Austenitic Stainless Steel Welded Joints When Subjected to Hydrogen Environment

Rashid Deraman and Mohamad Nor Berhan

Compression Strength of Open-Cell Aluminum Foam Produced by Green Sand Casting Using Energy Conservation Lost-Foam Technique

Mohd Khairi Taib, Razmi Noh Mohd Razali, Bulan Abdullah, and Muhammad Hussain Ismail

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Dzaraini Kamarun, PhD, is an Associate Professor cum Lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She has experience in writing and editing academic literature for tertiary education and was the chief editor for her first published book, Progress in Polymer and Rubber Technology. She has published many research articles in journals and proceedings as well as in several local magazines. She has over 30 years of teaching and writing experience. She received her PhD in Biosensors from the Queen Mary University of London, UK).

Ramlah Mohd. Tajuddin, PhD, currently works as an Associate Professor cum Lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She has experience in writing and editing academic literature for tertiary education and is the author of the book Introduction to Sustainable Campus Initiatives. She has also published many research articles in journals and proceedings. She has 28 years of teaching experience as well as writing and editing experience. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering-Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment from the Universiti Technologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

Bulan Abdullah, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator for Postgraduate Programme in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. Her research experience is in advanced material characterization, advanced manufacturing, total quality management, and statistical quality control. She currently teaches courses in manufacturing processes, total quality management, research methodology, and industrial projects.