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Environmental Sciences - Environmental Chemistry | Green Materials for Energy, Products and Depollution

Green Materials for Energy, Products and Depollution

Lichtfouse, Eric, Schwarzbauer, Jan, Robert, Didier (Eds.)

2014, XII, 476 p. 110 illus., 23 illus. in color.

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  • Describes the production of biofuel from microalgae
  • Includes new efficient methods to clean wastewater
  • Reviews natural dyes and antimicrobials for textiles and surfactants in agriculture
  • Discusses electrochemistry and water pollution​
Using renewable fuels and materials, drinking clean water and food, and breathing safe air are major issues for a sustainable world. This book reviews biodiesel production from microalgae, a promising energy source that does not compete with food production. Several advanced techniques to clean polluted waters, such as electrochemistry, ferrites photocatalysis and low-cost filtration are presented. Chapters also show various living organisms used as bioindicators of toxic metals. Decreasing ecotoxicity of pesticides using suitable surfactants is reviewed. The last chapter evidences new pollutants in urban soils, halogenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.​

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Electrochemical photocatalytical water treatment - Microalgae biofuel - Surfactants and pesticide toxicity - Toxic metal bioindicators - Urban soil PAH

Related subjects » Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Energy Technology - Environmental Chemistry - Global Change - Climate Change - Pollution and Remediation

Table of contents 

1. Biodiesel from microalgal oil extraction.- 2 . Electrochemistry and water pollution.- 3. Heterogeneous photocatalysis for pharmaceutical wastewater treatment.- 4. Water depollution using ferrites photocatalysts.- 5. Bioindicators of toxic metals.- 6. Natural dyes and antimicrobials for textiles.- 7. Surfactants in agriculture.- 8. Cheap materials to clean heavy metal polluted waters.- 9. Water quality monitoring by aquatic bryophytes.- 10. Halogenated PAH contamination in urban soils.​

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