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Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improving Air Quality

Two Interrelated Global Challenges, 1st Edition

By Larry E. Erickson, Gary Brase

CRC Press

192 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Our lives are impacted by energy, transportation, air quality, and climate change. This book will help readers understand the transitions that happen at the nexus of these areas, as they relate to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality, and the benefits of these transitions for electric vehicles, solar and wind energy for electricity generation, battery developments, smart grids and electric power management, and progress in the electrification of agricultural technology. It aims to provide the latest information in the context of the United Nations sustainable development goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Urban Air Quality and Health. Electrification of Transportation. Renewable Energy. Energy Efficiency and Conservation. Batteries. Smart Grid. Electrical Power Management of Supply and Demand. Off Grid Power Management. Policy. Community Planning and Action. Public Health. Economics. Agriculture. International Developments. Examples of Progress. Conclusions.

About the Authors

Larry E. Erickson is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Food Science and Director of the Center for Hazardous Substance Research at Kansas State University. After receiving the B.S.Ch.E. in 1960 and PhD in 1964 from Kansas State University, he began teaching in Chemical Engineering at K-State in 1964. In 1967-68, he conducted research in biochemical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, and then introduced courses in biochemical engineering and bioseparations at K-State. Since 1985, he has provided leadership for hazardous substance research at K-State. In order to advance pollution prevention and improve environmental management, he introduced seminars in hazardous waste engineering and sustainability. He has worked with more than 70 graduate students, coauthored more than 450 papers, and participated in more than $50 million of funded research projects. He helps to provide leadership for the Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability, and the annual Dialog on Sustainability.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General