1st Edition

Sustainable Environment and Health Practical Strategies

    268 Pages 97 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Sustainable development, a broadly used idea, has many diverse meanings and causes many different responses. The United Nations describes sustainable development as "development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." It encompasses the need to incorporate growing concerns about a range of environmental and public health issues with socio-economic affairs.

    The chapters in this new book pinpoint the goal to implement greener environment approaches while considering public health and human well-being and economies. The chapters are intended to outline the processes that have been studied, optimized, and developed to sustain our environment and public health.

    The volume directly presents and examines advances, developments, and the underlying concepts of a healthy urban environment in the areas of water and wastewater treatment, food supply under sustainable development, and chemical contamination. This book provides relevant experimental techniques and case studies to examine potential issues for attaining lifespan practices for sustainable urban and environmental communities.

    This research-oriented volume provides a reasonable balance in weighing the case studies in diverse populations and the resilience literature.

    This is an excellent reference book for scholars of healthy urban environments. It takes the research scholars deep into foundations of ethics and sustainable prosperity to fulfill sustainable development goals. It gives knowledge gaps linked to novel research works to our living environment and our future.

    1. Oh H20! When Resources and Modernism Have No Chemistry.

    Maria Eugenia Molar Orozco

    2. Biological Removal of Nitrogen from Wastewater for a Sustainable Environment and Health

    Jose Antonio Rodríguez-De La Garza and Silvia Yudith Martínez-Amador

    3. Vanadium Pentoxide-Based Nanomaterials for the Treatment of Dye-Containing Wastewater to Avoid Negative Effects on the Environment and Human Health

    Smriti Bansal, Ankita Singh, Deepak Poddar, and Purnima Jain

    4. Pesticides Removal from Water with Semiconductor Materials Through Adsorption and Photocatalysis: A Sustainable Strategy

    Sofía Estrada Flores and Antonia Martínez Luevanos

    5. Microencapsulation of Bioactive Compounds as a Sustainable Option for Treatment for Inflammatory Conditions

    J. D. García-Orti, A. C. Flores-Gallegos, J. A. Ascacio-Valdés, C. N. Aguilar-Gonzalez, S. D. Flores-Nery, S. C. Esparza-Gonzales, and R. Rodriguez-Herrera

    6. Sustainable Use of Andean Tubers: Nutritional, Bioactive, and Functional Properties

    Steffanny Sanchez-Portillo, Margarita Del Rosario Salazar-Sanchez, Juan Alberto Ascacio-Valdés, Jose Fernando Solanilla-Duque, Adriana Carolina Flores-Gallegos, and Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera

    7. Sustainable Valorization of Wheat Bran Waste Through the Extraction of Gelling Ferulated Arabinoxylan Intended for Encapsulation and Controlled Release of Metronidazole

    Olympia Judith Dominguez Murua, Elizabeth Carvajal-Millan, Jorge A. Marquez-Escalante, Agustín Rascon Chu, Alma C. Campa-Mada, Martin Antonio Encinas Romero, Paul Zavala Rivera, and Agustín Gomez Alvarez

    8. Performance Evaluation for Sustainable Urban Water Supply Services in Mexico: A Case Study

    Ismael Aguilar-Benitez and Sergio Colin Castillo

    9. Water Quality Index to Measure of Quality of Drinking Water for Sustainable Development

    Parvathi Jayasankar, Satheesh Kumar K. V., and Vedavalli V.

    10. Era of Managing and Reviving Water Footprint

    Rekha Mirle, Agness Chacha, Vedashree N., Priyanka Ghow, and Keerthana M.

    11. Effect of ZnO Nanorods Treated by Calycopteris floribunda on the Growth of Oryza sativa: Green and Sustainable Chemistry

    Soosen Samuel M., Shan Abraham, Johyna Els Thomas, Annie M. Shaji, and Binoy T. Thomas


    Leonardo Sepulveda Torre, PhD, is a full Professor at the School of Chemistry at the Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Saltillo, Coahuila, México, where he is also a leader of the Bioprocesses and Microbial Biochemistry Group. His postgraduate studies were related to topics on food biotechnology in the Food Research Department of the UAdeC. In 2011 he made a research stay at the Institute of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the University of Minho (Uminho), Braga, Portugal. He also worked as a collaborator at the Center of Biological Engineering in Uminho, Braga, Portugal, with the link project "Biotechnologies for Regional Food Biodiversity in Latin America." He participated as author and co-author in 35 scientific articles in indexed journals, several books, and 24 book chapters, and he holds two national patents.

    Ann Rose Abraham, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thevara, Kochi, Kerala, India. She has expertise in the field of condensed matter physics, nanomagnetism, multiferroics and polymeric nanocomposites, etc. She has research experience at various reputed national institutes, including Bose Institute, Kolkata, India; SAHA Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India; and UGC-DAE CSR Centre, Kolkata, India. She has collaborated with various international laboratories. She is a recipient of a Young Researcher Award in Physics and Best Paper Awards–2020, 2021. She served as Assistant Professor and Examiner at the Department of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India. Dr. Abraham is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She has a good number of publications to her credit in many peer-reviewed high impact journals of international repute. She has authored many book chapters and edited more than 10 books with Taylor and Francis, Elsevier, etc.

    Neha Kanwar Rawat, PhD, is a recipient of a prestigious DS-Kothari Postdoctoral fellowship and DST Young Scientist Postdoctoral Fellowship and is presently a researcher in the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. She received her PhD in Chemistry from Jamia Millia Islamia (A Central University), India. Her main interests include nanotechnology; nanostructured materials synthesis and characterization, with her main focus on green chemistry, novel sustainable chemical processing of nano-conducting polymers/nanocomposites, conducting films, ceramics, silicones and matrices: epoxies, alkyds, polyurethanes, etc. She also pursues her interest in fusing new technology in areas that include electrochemistry, organic-inorganic hybrid nanocomposites, for biomedical applications. The application domain also includes protective surface coatings for corrosion inhibition and MW shielding materials. She has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles in journals of high repute. Her contributions have led to many books and chapters in international books.

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, is a retired professor with over 250 academic research-oriented books as well as over 1000 research papers published in various journals and conference proceedings with over 3350 citations and h-index of 30, according to the Google Scholar database. He is currently a Senior Material Engineering consultant in the UK. Professor Haghi has received several grants, consulted for several major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. He is Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal. Professor A. Haghi has acted as an editorial board member for many international journals. He has served as a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences & Cultures and the Research Chemistry Centre, Coimbra, Portugal. He has supervised several PhD and MSc theses at the University of Guilan and co-supervised international doctoral projects. Professor Haghi holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), and holds two MSc degrees, one in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University (USA) and another one in applied mechanics, acoustics, and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France). He was awarded a PhD in engineering sciences at Université de Franche-Comté (France).