1st Edition

Environmental Technology and Engineering Techniques Basic Concepts and Health Interventions

    368 Pages 12 Color & 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    368 Pages 12 Color & 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    368 Pages 12 Color & 39 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    The crucial interdependence between humans and their environment is explored and illuminated in this revealing overview of the major environmental issues facing society in the twenty-first century. This volume presents a novel picture of some of the current advances in the research of theoretical and practical frameworks of environmental problems and solutions taken from the latest empirical findings.

    This new volume focuses on the aspects of new techniques that are particularly valuable for solving environmental problems. The complex environmental issues are presented in simple terms to helpreaders grasp the basics and solve relevant problems. Timely and comprehensive discussions of applications to real-world environmental concerns are a central focus of this research-oriented volume.

    Part 1: Environmental Sustainability

    1. Pollution by Tropospheric Ozone in the Valencia Community

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    2. Nanocomposites for Environmental Pollution Control: A Far-Reaching Review

    Sukanchan Palit

    3. Environmental Performance of Bio-Based Polymer Additives: Thermal Stabilizers and Antioxidants

    Hussein A. Shnawa and Moayad N. Khalaf

    4. Recent Trends on Smart Bio-Responsive Polymeric Materials

    Kalpana N. Handore et al.

    5. Green “Bioplastics” in Solving the Global Problem of a Polyethylene Dump

    Tatiana Gr. Volova, Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya, and Sabu Thomas

    6. Potency of Endophytic Fungi Isolated from Medicinal Plants in Egypt as a Resource for Anticancer Compounds

    Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem et al.

    7. Food-Borne Pathogens and Nanoparticles as Tools for Quality Assurance and Intervention of Food-Borne Pathogens

    Porteen Kannan, S. Wilfred Ruban, and M. Nithya Quintoil

    8. Citrus Origin, Evolution, Postharvest, Heat, Ph, Filtration, and Transgenic

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    9. Disruptive Big Data, Intelligence, and Physics: Process Understanding

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    10. Agro-Ecological Conditions of Farming Intensification in the Russian Ural Federal District

    Rafail A. Afanas’ev and Michael O. Smirnov

    Part 2: Public Health, Ethical Problems, And Social Issues

    11. Primary Health, Smoking Habits, and Immunotherapy in Cancer

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    12. Reflections on (Palaeo)Climate/Global Changes: Past/Present/Future

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    13. Ethical Issues in Clinical Research

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    14. Deadly Canine Distemper: A Global Multi-Species Disease

    V. Naveenkumar et al.

    15. Epigenomics, Epithelial Plasticity, Clinical Genetics, and Rare Diseases

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    16. Scientific Creativity, Social Stability, and Attention to Diversity

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    17. Methods of Reducing the Content of Radionuclides in Agricultural Plants after the Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

    Michael O. Smirnov, Genrietta E. Merzlaya, and Rafail A. Afanas’ev

    18. Beyond the Molecular Frontier: Challenges for Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

    Aide Saenz-Galindo et al.

    19. Neutrino: The Novel Messenger of the Universe

    Francisco Torrens and Gloria Castellano

    20. Infectious Bursal Disease

    P. Raja

    21. Biofilm Formation in Food Industry

    A. Sangeetha


    Moayad N. Khalaf, PhD, is a Professor of Polymer Chemistry in the College of Science at the University of Basrah in Iraq, where he also works on modifying the chemical security and safety strategy at the Department of Chemistry through funds from CRDF Global. He has many years of professional experience in the petrochemical industry, working with the state company for petrochemical industries in Iraq. He holds 19 Iraqi patents and has published over 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. Dr. Khalaf also received funds totaling $350,000 US to date from the Arab Science and Technology Foundation and the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research to support his work.

    Michael Olegovich Smirnov, PhD, is a Senior Research Fellow of the Federal State Pryanishnikov All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Agrochemistry. He is an expert in plant physiology and agrochemistry. He has published 50 original scientific papers, reviews, and registered patents for inventions in these areas.

    Porteen Kannan, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Veterinary Public Health at Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, India. The research activities of Dr. Kannan include food safety and anti-microbial resistance. He performed his postdoctoral studies with the US Department of Agriculture, Maryland, USA, with a specialization in foodborne pathogens. He has published his work in both national and international journals.

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of 165 books, as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and is on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.