Economic Sustainability and Environmental Protection in Mediterranean Countries through Clean Manufacturing Methods

  • José Coca-Prados
  • Gemma Gutiérrez-Cervelló
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-5079-1

Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jurgis K. Staniškis, Valdas Arbačiauskas
    Pages 1-18
  3. José Coca-Prados, Gemma Gutiérrez, José Manuel Benito
    Pages 35-61
  4. Manuel Álvarez Cuenca, Maryam Reza
    Pages 63-92
  5. Bernd Fitzke, Torben Blume, Hubert Wienands, Ángel Cambiella
    Pages 107-126
  6. Raja Ben Amar, Gazza Masmoudi
    Pages 127-136
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 149-155

About these proceedings

Introduction

This volume, with contributions from a team of multi-disciplinary team experts, addresses the economic sustainability and clean manufacturing methods to deal with the challenges that water scarcity and water quality are imposing on many countries, particularly on Mediterranean arid areas, that are threatening their economic and social development. Water plays a crucial role in industry, agriculture and daily life. Its use has increased ten-fold between 1900 and 2000. On a global scale, about 70 % of clean water from available sources is used for agricultural purposes, primarily irrigation, the rest of it being used for domestic and industrial purposes. With the actual demographic and economic trends, it is expected that by 2025, two-thirds of the world population will live in water-stressed areas and it is expected a 40 % increase in water consumption.

Keywords

cleaner production economic sustainability hybrid and membrane processes industrial wastewater effluents wastewater treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • José Coca-Prados
    • 1
  • Gemma Gutiérrez-Cervelló
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of OviedoOviedoSpain
  2. 2., Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of OviedoOviedoSpain

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5078-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5079-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6519
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6543