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Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series

Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series
10 Volumes | 2018 - 2021

Description

The Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology series (ESST) addresses the grand challenge for science and engineering today. It provides unprecedented, peer-reviewed coverage in more than 600 separate articles comprising 20 topical volumes, incorporating many updates from the first edition as well as new articles. ESST establishes a foundation for the many sustainability and policy evaluations being performed in institutions worldwide.

An indispensable resource for scientists and engineers in developing new technologies and for applying existing technologies to sustainability, the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology series is presented at the university and professional level needed for scientists, engineers, and their students to support real progress in sustainability science and technology.

Although the emphasis is on science and technology rather than policy, the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology series is also a comprehensive and authoritative resource for policy makers who want to understand the scope of research and development and how these bottom-up innovations map on to the sustainability challenge.

All books of the series Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series

2021 | Book

Air Pollution Sources, Statistics and Health Effects

This volume of the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition, provides a broad and comprehensive view of air pollution, extending from ground-level, localized air quality and regional and global air quality and effects …

2021 | Book

Electric, Hybrid, and Fuel Cell Vehicles

This volume of "Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition," covers the electrification of vehicles, which is key to a sustainable future of transportation in both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicle sectors to address …

2020 | Book

Fossil Energy

The word sustainability shares its root with sustenance. In the context of modern society, sustenance is inextricably linked to the use of energy. Fossil energy currently represents nearly 85% of global energy consumption. This Second Edition of …

2019 | Book

Energy from Organic Materials (Biomass)

A Volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition

This comprehensive reference is a state-of-the-art survey of biomass as an energy carrier for the provision of heat, electricity, and transportation fuel, considering technical, economic, environmental, and social aspects. On a global scale …

2019 | Book

Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Production

A Volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition

The expected end of the “oil age” will lead to increasing focus and reliance on alternative energy conversion devices, among which fuel cells have the potential to play an important role. Not only can phosphoric acid and solid oxide fuel cells …

2019 | Book

Recovery of Materials and Energy from Urban Wastes

A Volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition

This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second edition, provides a comprehensive overview of complementary strategies for dealing with waste in and around urban areas: Waste-to-energy power plants (WTEs) and …

2019 | Book

Environmental Geology

This volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, Second Edition, brings together chapters examining water, energy, minerals and the environment in a holistic approach to land use planning and utilization. The work examines …

2019 | Book

Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

This expanded, revised, and updated second edition of Innovations in Green Chemistry and Green Engineering provides a comprehensive introduction to the state-of-the-art in this key area of sustainability research. Processes that meet the …

2018 | Book

Nuclear Energy

A Volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series, Second Edition

This book provides an authoritative reference on all aspects of the nuclear energy enterprise for both fission and fusion reactors. Featuring 22 peer-reviewed chapters by recognized authorities in the field, the book offers concise yet …

2018 | Book

Power Stations Using Locally Available Energy Sources

A Volume in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology Series, Second Edition

This volume covers the utilization of geothermal and related energy resources that exploit variations in temperature, chemistry, etc. and require different plant designs and technologies for each location. Extending beyond power plants using …