Description : Green Technology: An A-to-Z Guide explores the essential role of technology and its most recent developments toward a sustainable environment. Twofold in its definition, green technology includes the changing of existing technology toward energy conservation as well as the creation of new, clean technology aimed at utilizing renewable resources. With a primary focus on waste management, the volume presents more than 150 articles in A-to-Z format featuring such disciplines as nanoscience, biochemistry, information technology, and environmental engineering. Scholars and experts in their fields present a full range of topics from applications of green technology to The Green Grid global consortium to membrane technology and water purification systems to waste-to-energy technology. This work culminates in an outstanding reference available in both print and electronic formats for academic, university, and public libraries. Vivid photographs, searchable hyperlinks, an extensive resource guide, numerous cross references, and a clear, accessible writing style make the Green Society volumes ideal for classroom use as well as for research.
Description : This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the applications of science and new technologies to the field of cars & motorbikes and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, and inventions and assesses their environmental impact.
Description : This book is about how to reduce carbon emissions and achieve other environmental benefits by using computers and telecommunications technology. It is designed to be used within an online course for professionals, using mentored and collaborative learning techniques.
Description : In the age of corporate responsibility, green technology and sustainability continue to grip the consciousness of business and academic institutions. However, development of appropriate business-driven green applications requires an awareness of best practices of the green agenda. Green Technology Applications for Enterprise and Academic Innovation addresses the importance of green technology and sustainability for technology, enterprise, and academic innovation in energy management, renewable energy, and carbon reduction strategies. This book acts as the bridge for practitioners, academia, businesses, industrialists, governmental executives, and students seeking research in this emerging area.
Description : New technologies are crucial in dealing with the problem of air and water pollution, which is an increasingly important issue with serious health and environmental consequences. However, adoption of environmentally friendly technologies can be slow if the new technologies are not superior in terms of the firms' private incentives, if firms have long equipment replacement cycles, or if firms do not have sufficient information to evaluate whether or not a switch to a green technology is in their private interests. To evaluate these potential explanations and the policies designed to address them, I use an importance sampling technique with simulated maximum likelihood estimation to estimate two separate dynamic, durable good replacement models with entry and exit for garment cleaning firms in southern California, where alternative cleaning technologies have seen only limited adoption to date. The first model is a single-agent model, whereas the second model allows firms' profits to depend on the states of their competitors. I utilize a unique data set comprised of equipment permitting information, grant recipient lists, and product demonstration attendance lists, and I control for and exploit changing legislation to estimate the effect of fees and incentives on green equipment purchases, as well as the effect of the product demonstrations. The single-agent models are used to perform counterfactual analyses to compare the predicted adoption and entry/exit decisions by firms under different regulatory regimes. While the models are tailored to the garment cleaning industry, it can be adapted to other applications involving the diffusion of technologies in regulated industries.
Description : Hearing held in Toledo, Ohio, to investigate how the People¿s Republic of China¿s (PRC) efforts to create a powerful green technology exporting sector affect Ohio¿s efforts to develop clean and alternative energy technology. Witnesses: Ethan Zindler, Bloomberg New Energy Finance; Julian Wong, Center for Amer. Progress Action Fund; Devon Swezey, The Breakthrough Institute; Megan Reichert-Kral, Clean & Alternative Energy Incubator, Univ. of Toledo, OH; David McCall, United Steelworkers Union; Ty Haines, WIRE-Net; Kathleen Weiss, First Solar; Greg Noethlich, Elyria Foundry; Patrick Valente, Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition; J. Ross Bushman, Cast-Fab Technologies. This is a print on demand publication.
Description : Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies explains the role of green engineering and social responsibility in the development of chemicals, processes, products, and systems. Examining the relationship between economy, ecology, and equality—key factors in developing a sustainable society—this book covers several aspects of environmental sustainability, explores ways to use resources and processes more responsibly, and describes the tools required to overcome various challenges. It outlines the biotechnological applications, techniques, and processes needed to secure sustainable development and ensure long-lasting future success. Insightful and highly comprehensive, this body of work addresses: Wastewater treatment technologies Nanomaterials in environmental applications Green synthesis of ecofriendly nanoparticles The role of phytoremediation in maintaining environmental sustainability Algal biosorption of heavy metals Mass production of microalgae for industrial applications Integrated biological system for the treatment of sulfate rich wastewater Anaerobic digestion of pharmaceutical effluent Treatment of textile dye using bioaccumulation techniques Production of biosurfactants and their applications in bioremediation Biodegradable polymers Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology Biodiesel from nonedible oil using a packed bed membrane reactor Production of ecofriendly biodiesel from marine sources Pretreatment techniques for the enhancement of biogas production A review of source apportionment of air pollutants by receptor models and more Environmental Sustainability Using Green Technologies provides excellent reference material that aids and supports sustainability, and offers practical guidance for professors, research scholars, industrialists, biotechnologists, and workers in the applied field of environmental engineering.