1st Edition

Environmental Science Society, Nature, and Technology

By Takashiro Akitsu Copyright 2019
    190 Pages
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    This book presents the current aspects of environmental issues in view of chemical processes particularly with respect to two facets: social sciences along with chemistry and natural sciences. The former facet explores the environmental economics and policies along with chemical engineering or green chemistry and the latter the various fields of environmental studies.

    The book was conceptualized in the form of e-learning content, such as PowerPoint presentation, with explanatory notes to a new style of lectures on environmental science in a university at undergraduate level. Each chapter of the book comprises a summary of the contents of the chapter; a list of specific terms and their explanation; topics that can be taken up for discussion among college students, mainly freshmen in liberal arts, and for enhancing general knowledge; and problems and solutions using active learning methods.

    Part 1: Technology and Society 

    1. Pollution and Environmental Problems 

    2. The Current Situation of the Natural Environment  

    3. Resources and Energy 

    4. Environmental Problems and Chemistry or Chemical Engineering  

    5. Life Cycle Assessment 

    6. Risk Assessment of Chemical Substances 

    7. Chemistry and Environment 

    8. Energy Resource by Chemistry and Technology  

    9. Green Chemistry 

    10. Processing and Recycling by Chemical Engineering  

    11. Sustainable Society  

    Part 2: Nature and Substances 

    12. Composition of Global Environment 

    13. Foundations of Energy Science  

    14. Fossil Fuel 

    15. Nuclear Power Generation  

    16. Nuclear Energy and Environment  

    17. Renewable Energy 

    18. Basics of Earth Science 

    19. Air Pollution 

    20. Acid Rain  

    21. Global Warming and Greenhouse Gases  

    22. Fundamentals of Ecology 

    23. Water 

    24. Biosphere and Biodiversity5. Chemical Substances and Wastes


    Takashiro Akitsu is professor in the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan. He joined the university as junior associate professor in 2008 and became associate professor in 2012 and professor in 2016. Prior to this, he was associated with Keio University, Japan; Stanford University, USA; and Osaka University, Japan. He is a recipient of the Dr. Radhakanta Kajal Sen Merit Scholarship Award. His research is focused on inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry (chiral metal complexes and their hybrid materials), and chemical crystallography.