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The Role of Ecological Chemistry in Pollution Research and Sustainable Development

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on The Role of Ecological Chemistry in Pollution Research and Sustainable Development, Chisinau, Moldova, 8-11 October 2008

Bahadir, Ali Mufit, Duca, Gheorghe (Eds.)

2009, XX, 308 p.

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  • Shows the future role of Ecological Chemistry towards a Sustainable Development
  • Presents and discuss’ the state-of-the-art of R&D in environmental issues in Eastern and Western Countries and Med Sea Dialogue Countries
  • Builds a link and shows how environmental scientists from NATO and NIS countries could cooperate
  • Shows emerging fields of and the demands for R&D in NIS and Med Sea countries
Sustainable Development has become the leading concept of the 21 century. It describes a development, which agrees with the needs of the present generation but does not endanger the chances of the coming generations to satisfy also their needs. “Sustainable development” has become an important general goal for all fields of life like economy, ecology and social balance. The development and shaping of our future has been discussed internationally like on the summits of the Conferences in Rio and in Johannesburg. But this is also a topic on national base in various countries. Leading authorities in various fields of economy and politics have also accepted this concept. Although the concept of sustainable development has been generally accepted, there are still problems how to achieve and evaluate these general goals. It is clear that the definitions about the prime needs vary from man to man, from country to country and from continent to continent. But pollution does not respect national borders. Therefore, it is necessary to develop the politics of economy, ecology and social demands by a synergistic way that they are strengthened by each other. If it is not possible to stop tendencies, which threaten the future quality of life, the cost demands of societies will dramatically increase and negative tendencies will become irreversible.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Ecological Chemistry - Environmental - Green Chemistry - NATO - PEACE - Science - Security - Sub-Series C - phosphate - sustainable development

Related subjects » Environmental Chemistry - Monitoring & Environmental Analysis - Pollution and Remediation - Soil Science

Table of contents 

Preface. I. Organic Pollutants and Pops in the Environment-Occurrence, Fate and Prevention Measures. Brominated Flame Retardants in the Environment; J. de Boer.- Fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Venice Lagoon: From the Environment to Human Beings Through Biological Exploitation?; S. Raccannelli et al.- Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment; G. Duca and V. Boldescu.- Monitoring and Measures on Pops in Turkey; Ö. Ceylan.- Current State in the Field of Persistent Organic Pollutants Management in Ukraine; S. Sukhorebra.- II. Water Pollution and Waste Water Treatment. Water Quality Monitoring and Management in Moldova; L. Romanciuc et al.-Intermediates in Photochemistry of Fe(III) Complexes in Water; V. Plyusnin et al.- State-of-the-Art of Wastewater and Sludge Treatment in Turkey; B. Topkaya.- Sustainable Adopted Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in Agriculture; M.E. Aydin and S. Özcan.- Investigation of the Oil-Products Solubility inWater: Qualitative Composition and Quantitative Limits of the Oil-Water Mixtures; I. Winkler.- Application of Low-Cost Sorbent foil Oil Spill Sorption Using Response Surfacve Methodological Approach; C. Cocojaru et al.- Combined Photo-Biochemical Reactor for the Destruction of Organic Pollutants in Water; O. Covaliova.- III. Soil Pollution and Prevention. Sources and Forms of Soil Chemical Degradation; S. Andries.- Veterinary Medicinal Products in Manures and Soils- Problems and Solutions; R. Kreuzig.- Lichens (Punctilia rudecta) As Bioindicators for Air Pollution in Ohio, USA; B. W. Berdanier et al.- Farming Practicles in Moldova for Preventing Pollution and Degradation of the Environment; B. Boincean.- The Role of Soil Organic Matter in Limiting Organic Pollution in Soils with Focus on Endocrine Disruptor Compounds; N. Senesie and E. Loffredo.- IV. Waste Management. Humic Substances in Municipal Refuse Disposed of in a Landfill; Z. Filip and K. Demnerov.- Recovery and Disposal of Phosphate Sludge fromAutomotive Industry; Ö.Dogan.- Processing and Valorization of Secondary Winery Products; G. Duca et al.- Fate and Behavior of Toxic Organic Pollutants in Plant, Soil and Irradiated Sewage Sludge; R. E. Motaium, M.E. Hashim.- New Environmentally Safe and Efficient Way for Destruction of Toxic Chemicals; L. Valery et al.- Electrocatalysis of a Major Pollutant, Co2 , Transformation into Useful Organic Matter – Fundamental and Applied Contributions; M. Jitaru et al.- Waste Management in Low Income and Emerging Countries; K. Fricke and F. Kölsch.- V. Risk Assessment, Mitigation Measures and Environmental Awareness. Establishment of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (Sea) System in the Republic of Moldova; V. Ivanov.- Biosensors in the System of Express Control of Chemicals, Regularly used as Terrorist Means, to Prevent Non-Desirable Consequences; N. Starodub.- Comparative Study of Knowledge in Environmental Problems in the Context of Various Populations Groups in two EU Member States; A. Xenia Lupa et al.- A Green Chemistry Lab Course; M. Bahadir and B. König.- Conclusions. Networds Created.

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