Chemical Issues in Biomass Burning in Sub-Saharan Africa

Editors: Mammino, Liliana (Ed.)

  • Provides a comprehensive picture of the biomass-burning problem in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Contains contributions from specific countries or groups of neighbouring countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
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This book explores all aspects relevant to biomass burning in Sub-Saharan Africa, with special focus on chemistry aspects. Biomass burning implies emission of combustion products into the air (including greenhouse gases) and the waste/loss of biomass that could be utilized as valuable material resource. The extent of biomass burning in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the complexity of the aspects involved, constitutes an important motivation to view it as a problem deserving priority. 
Chemical Issues in Biomass Burning in Sub-Saharan Africa is aimed at undergraduates, graduates, and policy makers working in Chemistry, Environmental Science, and Science Education.

About the authors

Liliana Mammino is Professor Emeritus at the University of Venda (South Africa), Department of Chemistry. She obtained a degree in chemistry at the University of Pisa (Italy) and A Ph.D. in Chemistry at Moscow State University (Russia), both with theses in theoretical chemistry. She has worked in different countries (National University of Somalia, 1974-75; University of Zambia, 1988-1992; National University of Lesotho, 1993-1996; and at the University of Venda since 1997). In all these cases, she has been teaching both the undergraduate and postgraduate physical chemistry courses and the first year general chemistry course.

Liliana’s research interests comprise theoretical/computational chemistry, with main focus on the study of biologically active molecules, and chemical education, with main focus on conceptual understanding, the role of language, and education for sustainable development (green chemistry education). A considerable portion of her educational research is closely related to the courses that she teaches and to the additional challenges inherent in disadvantaged contexts and in second language instruction. She is author of a chemistry textbook and of a book on the language of science (both in Italian, her mother tongue), and of various articles in her main research areas.

Pietro R. Tundo is Professor of organic chemistry at Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy). He was guest researcher and teacher at College Station (Texas,1979-1981), Potsdam (New York, 1989-90) and Syracuse (New York, 1991-92), Chapel Hill, (North Carolina, 1995). He is holder of the Unesco Chair on Green Chemistry (UNTWIN N.o 731) and author of about 260 scientific publications and 30 patents. 
Scientific interests are in the field of organic synthesis in selective methylations with low environmental impact, continuous flow chemistry, chemical detoxification of contaminants, hydrodehalogenation under multiphase conditions, phase-transfer catalysis (gas-liquid phase-transfer catalysis, GL-PTC), synthesis of crown-ethers and functionalized cryptands, supramolecular chemistry and finally, heteropolyacids. 
He is the sole author of the book "Continuous flow methods in organic synthesis" E. Horwood Pub., Chichester, UK, 1991 (378 pp.), and editor of about 15 books. P. Tundo was President of Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division of IUPAC (biennium 2007-2009) and presently is Chairman of Working Party of "Green and Sustainable Chemistry" of Euchems (European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences). 

Professor Teuns van Ree obtained his DSc degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pretoria in 1980 and has been involved in research programmes at home and abroad during extended overseas visits in 1978-1979, 1988, 1999, 2002, and 2005. He is a member of the SA Chemical Institute and the SA Academy for Science and Arts, and Fellow of the Plastics Institute of South Africa. Professor van Ree is also a member of the editorial board of the ‘SA Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie’ and member of the international advisory board for the symposium series on Biotechnology, Metal Complexes and Catalysis since 2005.



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  • Due: June 5, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0808-2
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $129.00
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  • Due: February 2, 2018
  • ISBN 978-94-007-0807-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemical Issues in Biomass Burning in Sub-Saharan Africa
Editors
  • Liliana Mammino
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0808-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0807-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
250
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 b/w illustrations
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