Current Environmental Issues and Challenges

  • Giacomo Cao
  • Roberto Orrù

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ana Isabel Miranda, Joana Valente, Ana Margarida Costa, Myriam Lopes, Carlos Borrego
    Pages 1-13
  3. Neal Hickey, Ilan Boscarato, Jan Kaspar
    Pages 15-43
  4. Isabel Ribeiro, Joana Valente, Jorge Humberto Amorim, Ana Isabel Miranda, Myriam Lopes, Carlos Borrego et al.
    Pages 45-56
  5. Lorenzo Pisani, Bruno D’Aguanno, Vito Di Noto, John Andrews
    Pages 57-71
  6. Erminia Leonardi, Bruno D’Aguanno
    Pages 113-126
  7. Mostafa Maalmi
    Pages 137-157
  8. Alexander M. Boronin, Irina A. Kosheleva
    Pages 159-168
  9. A. V. Sviridov, T. V. Shushkova, I. T. Ermakova, E. V. Ivanova, A. A. Leontievsky
    Pages 183-195
  10. Mikhail Vainshtein
    Pages 197-205
  11. Georgia Valaoras
    Pages 207-216
  12. Marco Schintu, Alessandro Marrucci, Barbara Marras
    Pages 217-237
  13. Theoharis Tziovaras, Georgia Valaoras
    Pages 239-247
  14. Z. Heilmann, G. P. Deidda, G. Satta, A. Vargiu, L. Massidda, M. Marrocu
    Pages 249-278

About this book


This book’s aim is to bring together, in one volume, state-of-the-art information on a number of current environmental issues and challenges.


·         The chapters dealing with air pollution from mobile sources, air pollution and health effects, and air quality modelling fall into the air pollution category.


·         Chapters related to microalgae for carbon dioxide sequestration/biofuels production, fuel cells, and solar energy technology, respectively, can be ascribed to the energy topic.

·         Several technologies to handle a wide spectrum of environmental pollutants are taken into account in the corresponding chapters: self-propagating high-temperature reactions, catabolic plasmids biodegradation, dust removal, glyphosate biodegradation, bioleaching, and probiotic bacteria for water sanitation.


·         The chapter on biodiversity is clearly related to the conservation issue, while the water pollution subject is tackled by the chapter on water quality monitoring.


·         Environmental management is considered with a general analysis on green business, as well as a chapter on using grid/cloud computing technology for collaborative problem solving and shared resources management.


Each chapter is stand-alone to allow the user rapid access to the subject of interest. Few books currently exist that cover such a wide spectrum of topics. For this reason it is intended as a text for graduate courses in environmental science and engineering, as well as for reference by researchers and practitioners interested in the latest developments in the environmental field.


Air Pollution Biofuels Production Biotechnologies Environmental Issues Green business Grid/Cloud Computing in Environmental Science Solar Energy Technology Water Pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Giacomo Cao
    • 1
  • Roberto Orrù
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Chemical and MUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical, Chemical and MUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8776-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8777-2
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