Increased research is going on to explore the new cleaner options for the utilization of natural resources. This book aims to provide the scientific knowhow and orientation in the area of the emerging technologies for utilization of natural resources for sustainable development to the readers. The book includes production of energy and lifesaving drugs using natural resources as well as reduction of wastage of resources like water and energy for sustainable development in both technological as well as modeling aspects.
Sustainability issues in 21st Century and introduction to sustainable ways for utilization of natural resources. Clean coal technologies. Downstream processing of heavier petroleum fractions. Hydrogen from natural gas. Liquid fuel from oil sands. Alcohol from lingo-cellulosic biomass. Biobutanol from biomass. Oil from algae. Bio-fertilizer and bio-pesticides. Production of life saving drugs from marine sources. Production of life saving drugs from Himalayan herbs. Energy production through microbial fuel cells. Solar energy production. Utilization of CO2 for fuels and chemicals. Hydrogen from water. Integrated water management. Water optimization in process industries. Energy optimization in process industries. Green building. Life Cycle Analysis as the sustainability assessment multi criteria decision tool for road transport Biofuels. Life cycle analysis of algal biofuel with special emphasis on residual biomass processing. Sustainable Production and Utilization Technologies of Biojet Fuel.