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Resources on Water Desalination

Author:             AmerKamel, editor 

Title:                  The water, energy, and food security nexus in the Arab Region Kamel Amer [and three others], editors 

Imprint:            Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017 

Description:     1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations, tables, maps 

Summary:        This book investigates the need for a more open and interdisciplinary dialogue on the nexus of food, water and energy security in the Arab region. It argues that achieving sustainable economic development is irretrievably tied to the security of the water-energy-food nexus, which is in turn essential for bringing about sustained peace. Further, it discusses various approaches to achieving these lofty objectives, and offers the following take-away messages: The Arab region is currently under considerable water stress, and the situation will continue to get worse with a number of global changes - most notably those related to climate and regional water distribution. Viable solutions are available in the Arab region and can be implemented through innovative policies, judicious use of new technologies, and stimulating public opinion. Integration across water, energy, and food sectors is obviously needed but achieving it in practice is extremely challenging. There are some gaps in the scientific understanding but at the same time there is a wealth of data and synthesized information that can guide decision-making 

Contents:         Chapter 1 Status of Water in the Arab Region -- Chapter 2 Status of Energy in the Arab Region -- Chapter 3 Status of Food Security in the Arab Region -- Chapter 4 Desalinated Water for Food Production in the Arab Region -- Chapter 5 Food, Energy, and Water in the Arab Region: Challenges and Opportunities, with Special Emphasis on Renewable Energy in Food Production -- Chapter 6 Water, Energy, and Food Security in the Arab Region: Regional Cooperation and Capacity Building -- Chapter 7 Research and Development to Bridge the Knowledge Gap -- Chapter 8 Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region: Thoughts and Policy Options -- Chapter 9 Managing Water, Energy, and Food for Long-Term Regional Security -- Chapter 10 Current Water for Food Situational Analysis in the Arab Region and Expected Changes due to Dynamic Externalities -- Chapter 11 Case Study: Masdar Renewable Energy Water Desalination Program.-Chapter 12 Summarizing the Story 

OCLC #:            967391992 

Subjects:          Food security -- Arab countries 



Author:           Badran, Adnan, editor 

Title:                Water, energy & food sustainability in the Middle East : the sustainability triangle / Adnan Badran, chief editor ; Sohail Murad, Elias BaydounNuhad Daghir, editors 

Imprint:           Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] 

Description:    1 online resource 

Contents:         Introduction and Scope; Contents; Part I: Water; Climate Change and Water Science Policy in Management; Introduction; Water Sustains Life, the Environment and Economic Development; Fresh Water Resources Are Becoming Less Available; The Need for Science and More; Building Scientific Capacity and Infrastructure; Bridging Science and Policy; Conclusion; References; The Triangle: Energy, Water and Food Nexus for Sustainable Security in the Arab Middle East; Origins of the Concept of an Energy, Water, and Food Nexus; Concept of Water Security; Inherited Global Transitions Actual Yield (Ya), Water and Nutrient Limited (Yw-Ya), Water Limited (Yw), and Potential Yield (Yp) t/haFood and Value Chains; Regulation; Water Resource Command and Control; Legal Protection for Third Parties; Regulation of Food and Value Chains; Summary; References; Water, Food and Trade as an Element of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the MENA Region; Why the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Now?; Problems of Conceptualising the Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Taking into Account the Impacts of Climate Change and the Role of DesalinationWaste Water Treatment; International Hydropolitics; The Nile Basin; The Tigris-Euphrates Basin; The Jordan Basin; Conclusion; General Conclusion; References; Water Conservation in the Arab Region; Introduction; Definition of Water Conservation; Need for Water Conservation in the Arab Region; Water Conservation Through Water Loss Reduction (WLR); Water Conservation in the Agricultural Sector; Water Conservation in Municipal Water Supply; Water Conservation in Industry; Augmenting Supply through Non-conventional Water Resources; Wastewater Reuse; Desalination; Water Harvesting Operational Supply Chains -- A Pragmatic Approach to Identifying How Markets and Public Policy Actually Allocate Water and Ener...Concluding Comments; References; Water and Water Supply in The MENA: Less of the Same; The Argument; Structural Changes in the Arab World; The Challenges; Per Capita Resources; Water Mining; External Sources; Land Use; Import Dependency; Drought; Dualism; Non agricultural Water Use; The Public Policy Process; Bold Departures; Policy Foci; Sustainable Intensification; Rainfed Agriculture; Dualism; Regulating Aquifers; Markets; Trading for Food and Virtual Water Urban Demographics in theMENARegionClimate Change: Dealing with an Uncertain Future; Dealing with Climate Change in the MENA Region; A Look at Agricultural Land; Employment and Food; The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Seven Stylized Facts About the Eternal Triangle; Millennium Development Goals and the NEXUS; Technical Fixes to Bolster Water Security; Rely on International Trade in Water and Land intensive Imports; Develop Traditional Water Sources; Develop Non-traditional Sources; Improving Efficiency of Use; Agronomic Research 

OCLC #:             981125822 

Subjects:          Food supply -- Middle East 

Location:         Web E-books 


Author:            Barceló, Damià, editor 

Title:                 The Souss-Massa River Basin, Morocco / volume editors: Redouane Choukr-AllahRagab RagabLhoussaine BouchaouDamià Barceló; with contributions by H. Abahous [and forty-one others] 

Imprint:           Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] 

Description:    1 online resource 

Summary:       This volume offers a comprehensive analysis of the water resources in the Souss-Massa river basin in southwestern Morocco and provides novel water-management approaches to narrow the gap between supply and demand for water. It evaluates conventional water resources surface water and ground water and discusses in detail rainfall harvesting into dams along the Souss and Massa wadis. Further, it explores topics including the geology of the aquifer; the risk of over exploitation; alternative water resources, such as desalinated seawater and treated domestic wastewater, as well as management approaches like Data Development Analysis and the SALTMED model. With a focus on linking scientific research to practical applications and the demands of agriculture and associated agro-industry, urbanization and tourism, which compete for the limited water resources, the book appeals to environmental scientists, geologists, engineers and environmental managers 

Contents:        Water Resources Master Plan for Sustainable development of the Souss-Massa River Basin -- Physical geography, geology and water resources availability of the Souss-Massa River Basin -- Flood Hazard Mapping and Modeling using GIS applied to the Souss River watershed 

OCLC #:             974471754 

Subjects:          Chemistry, Analytic. 

Location:          Web E-book 


Author:             Bellman, Karen L 

Imprint:            Columbus, Ohio : Ohio State University, 2012 

Description:     Thesis (M.S.)--Ohio State University, 2012 

Summary:        Abstract: Identification of concentration polarization regimes in nanocapillary array membranes for electrokinetically driven flow was investigated in a parametric study varying both nominal pore diameter (10, 50, 100 nm) and potassium phosphate buffer solution concentration (0.2, 1, 10 mM) used as the background electrolyte. The applied voltage for the electrokinetic flow was kept below 1 V (tested range from 10-750 mV) and was chosen to conduct experiments in a regime where minimal Faradaic or charge transfer reactions occur for transport across nanopores. Methylene blue at a concentration of 0.14 mM was used as a tracking dye to indicate the transport of charged carriers in the presence of these relatively low applied potentials. An electrical circuit model of the nanopore and the surrounding solution was developed. For an electrokinetic radius of 3.56 or less, the concentration time gradient of dye indicates onset of concentration polarization regimes. Mitigation of polarization was performed with commercial forward osmosis (FO) membranes in permeation cells using a new electrical mitigation method that has been developed as part of this work. Initial proof-of-concept experiments show that for the membranes tested, a flux enhancement of over 40% was achieved 

OCLC #:             783805054 

Subjects:          Concentration polarization mitigation 

Membrane flux enhancement 

Water purification 

Electrokinetic flow 

Nanocapillary array membrane 

Location:          Web E-Theses 


Author:            Biron, Dionisio da Silva, author 

Title:                 Ceramic membranes applied in separation processes Dionisio da Silva Biron, Venina dos Santos, Mara Zeni 

Imprint:           Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2017 

Description:    1 online resource (ix, 91 pages) : illustrations (some color) 

Contents:         Preface; Contents; 1 Introduction; 2 Overview Membranes Separations; 2.1 Membrane Definition; 2.2 Microfiltration; 2.2.1 Microfiltration History; 2.2.2 Microfiltration Process; 2.3 Ultrafiltration; 2.3.1 Ultrafiltration History; 2.3.2 Ultrafiltration Processes; 2.4 Nanofiltration; 2.4.1 Nanofiltration History; 2.4.2 Nanofiltration Process; 2.5 Reverse Osmosis; 2.5.1 Reverse Osmosis History; 2.5.2 Reverse Osmosis Process; 2.6 Gas Separation; 2.6.1 Gas Separation History; 2.6.2 Gas Separation Process; 2.7 Membrane Distillation; 2.7.1 Membrane Distillation History 

2.7.2 Membrane Distillation ProcessReferences; 3 Ceramic Membranes Preparation; 3.1 Raw Materials Used in the Preparation of Ceramic Membranes; 3.1.1 Alumina; 3.1.2 Zeolites; 3.1.3 Titania; 3.1.4 Zirconia; 3.1.5 Silica; 3.1.6 Other Materials; 3.2 Processes Applied in Ceramic Membrane Preparation; 3.2.1 Extrusion; 3.2.2 Slip Casting; 3.2.3 Tape Casting; 3.2.4 Dip-Coating; 3.2.5 Pressing; 3.2.6 Sol-Gel; References; 4 Ceramic Membranes Characterization; 4.1 Permeability; 4.2 Solute Rejection Assays; 4.3 Porosimetry by Mercury Intrusion; 4.4 Gas Adsorption and Desorption-BET 

4.5 Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)4.6 Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS); 4.7 X-Ray Diffraction (XRD); References; 5 Applications of Ceramic Membranes; 5.1 Food Industry; 5.1.1 Juice Industry; 5.1.2 Beer Industry; 5.1.3 Wine Industry; 5.1.4 Dairy Industry; 5.2 Water Treatment; 5.2.1 Water Purification; 5.2.2 Water Desalination; 5.3 Wastewater Treatment; 5.4 Biotechnology; References; 6 Ceramic Membrane Modules; 6.1 Plate and Frame Modules; 6.2 Spiral Wound Modules; 6.3 Tubular Modules; 6.4 Perforated Block Modules; 6.5 Hollow Fiber Modules; 6.6 Rotating Disk Modules 

OCLC #:             987911098 

Subjects:          Ceramics.

Membrane separation. 

Location:           Web E-books 


Author:            Brears, Robert C., editor 

Title:                 Climate resilient water resources management / Robert C. Brears, editor 

Imprint:            Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] 

Description:     1 online resource 

Summary:        The effects of climate change are beginning to impact water quantity and water quality across the globe. However, there is no single action or strategy that any government can implement to ensure a community is resilient to climate change-related extreme weather events while also protecting the natural system. Instead, Robert Brears argues, climate resilient water resources management requires integrated, forward-thinking policies that are not only adaptable to changing climatic conditions but also seek to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner while ensuring the continued health of their ecosystems. This book addresses how several levels of government in different geographical locations, with varying climates, incomes, and lifestyles, have implemented a variety of policies and technologies to ensure communities are resilient to climatic risks, and how these policies preserve and enhance the natural system and its associated ecosystem's health 

OCLC #:             1038068024 

Subjects:          Climatic changes. 

Location:          Web E-books 

Title:                 Nanotechnology, food security and water treatment / K M GothandamShivendu RanjanNandita Dasgupta, Chidambaram Ramalingam, Eric Lichtfouse, editors 

Imprint:           Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018 

Description:    1 online resource 

Summary:       This book reviews advanced nanotechnology in food, health, water and agriculture. In food, nanobiosensors display an unprecedented efficiency for the detection of allergens, genetically modified organisms and pathogens. In agriculture, nanofertilisers improve plant nutrition by releasing nutrients slowly and steadily. Nanomaterials synthesised using biomass such as fungi are further found remarkable to clean waters polluted by heavy metals. However, as newly introduced materials in the environment, nanoparticles may exhibit toxic effects, which are reviewed in this book. In the context of climate change, methods for water desalinisation are also presented 

Contents:         1. Nanobiosensors for food and agriculture -- 2. Physical, chemical and biochemical biosensors to detect pathogens -- 3. Nanotechnology in the food industry -- 4. Plant nano-nutrition -- 5. Toxicological impact of carbon nanomaterials on plants -- 6. Sustainable desalination process -- 7. Fungal-based nanotechnology for heavy metal removal -- 8. Nanomaterials reactivity and applications for wastewater cleanup -- 9. Bioremediation of heavy metals -- 10. Quantitative structure-activity modelling of toxic compounds 

OCLC #:             1018455269 

Subjects:          Bioremediation. 

Location:          Web E-books 


Author:            Dmitriyev, I.D 

Imprint:            [Arlington Va.] : 1965 

Description:    14 p. : figures, tables 

Subjects:          Electric utilities 



Author:             Donoso H., Guillermo, 1962- editor 

Title:                  Water policy in Chile / Guillermo Donoso, editor 

Imprint:            Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 2018 

Description:     1 online resource 

Summary:        This book offers a detailed examination of the main sources of Chile's water, its principle consumers, the gap between supply and demand, hydrological droughts, and future projected impacts of climate change. It describes, analyzes and evaluates the performance of water policies, laws and institutions, identifies the main challenges that Chile needs to face and derives lessons learnt from Chile's reform experience. Expert contributors discuss such topics as Chile's water policy, and the reasoning which explains its policy reform. The book presents and evaluates the performance of the legal and institutional framework of water resources. It also describes efforts to meet actual demands for water by augmenting supplies with groundwater management, waste water re-use and desalination and improve the state of water ecosystems. The last chapter presents the editor's assessment and conclusions. The case of Chile is illustrative of a transition from command and control to market based management policies, where economic incentives play a significant role in water management 

OCLC #:             1033603753 

Subjects:          Water quality management -- Chile. 

Location:          Web E-books 


Author:            El-DessoukyHisham T 

Title:                 Fundamentals of salt water desalination Hisham T. El-DessoukyHisham M. Ettouney 

Imprint:           Amsterdam ; New York : Elsevier, 2002 

Description:    1 online resource (xx, 670 pages) : illustrations 

Summary:        Industrial desalination of sea and brackish water is becoming an essential part in providing sustainable sources of fresh water for a larger number of communities around the world. Desalination is a main source of fresh water in the Gulf countries, a number of the Caribbean and Mediterranean Islands, and several municipalities in a large number of countries. As the industry expands there is a pressing need to have a clear and well-written textbook that focuses on desalination fundamentals and other industrial aspects. This book focuses on the processes widely used in industry, which include multistage flash desalination and reverse osmosis. Also, other desalination processes with attractive features and high potential are featured. It includes a large number of solved examples, which are explained in simple and careful matter that allow the reader to follow and understand the development. The data used in the development of the examples and case studies are extracted from existing desalination plants. This title also includes comparisons of model predictions against results reported in literature as well as available experimental and industrial data. Several industries include similar unit operation processes, i.e., evaporators, condensers, flashing units, membrane separation, and chemical treatment. Examples of such industries include wastewater treatment, food, petroleum, petrochemical, power generation, and pulp and paper. Process fundamentals and design procedures of such unit processes follow the same procedures given in this textbook 

Contents:        Chapter headings. Introduction. Single effect evaporation. Single effect evaporation -- vapor compression. Multiple effect evaporation. Multiple effect evaporation -- vapor compression. Multi stage flash distillation. Reverse osmosis. Reverse osmosis feed treatment, biofouling, and membrane cleaning. Associated processes. Economic analysis of desalination processes. Index 

OCLC #:            162131249 

Subjects:          Saline water conversion 


Author:            Feldman, David Lewis, 1951- author. 

Title:                 Water politics : governing our most precious resource / David L. Feldman 

Imprint:           Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2017 

Description:    xiii, 244 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm 

Summary:        As the world faces another water crisis, it is easy to understand why this precious and highly-disputed resource could determine the fate of entire nations. In reality, however, water conflicts rarely result in violence and more often lead to collaborative governance, however precarious. In this comprehensive and accessible text, David Feldman introduces readers to the key issues, debates, and challenges in water politics today. Its ten chapters explore the processes that determine how this unique resource captures our attention, the sources of power that determine how we allocate, use, and protect it, and the purposes that direct decisions over its cost, availability, and access. Drawing on contemporary water controversies from every continent - from Flint, Michigan to Mumbai, Sao Paulo, and Beijing - the book argues that cooperation and more equitable water management are imperative if the global community is to adequately address water challenges and their associated risks, particularly in the developing world. While alternatives for enhancing water supply, including waste-water reuse, desalination, and conservation abound, without inclusive means of addressing citizens' concerns, their adoption faces severe hurdles that can impede cooperation and generate additional conflicts. -- from back cover 

Contents:         Why water politics matters -- Contested waters: the politics of supply -- Clean, green, and costly: water quality -- The water-energy-food nexus -- Drought, flood, and everything in-between -- Water rights and water wrongs -- International cooperation -- Water conflicts -- Tapping into toilets: new sources of water -- Toward a water sensitive future 

OCLC #:            958962508 

Subjects:          Water-supply -- Political aspects 

Location:          Newark Campus Library Stacks  

Call #:                HD1691 .F454 2017 


Author:            Figoli, Alberto, editor 

Title:                 Application of nanotechnology in membranes for water treatment / editors, Alberto Figoli, Institute on Membrane Technology, ITM-CNR, Rende (CS), Italy [and 3 others] 

Imprint:            Leiden : CRC Press/Balkema, [2017] 

Description:     1 online resource (lix, 305 pages) 

OCLC #:             1ybp14663676 

Subjects:          Nanotechnology 

Location:          Web E-books 


Author:           Figoli, Alberto 

Title:                Sustainable membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment [electronic resource] Alberto Figoli, Alessandra Criscuoli, editors 

Imprint:           Singapore : Springer, 2017 

Description:    1 online resource (xi, 380 pages) : illustrations (some color) 

Summary:       This book analyses the sustainability of membrane operations applied on an industrial scale, as well as that of those under investigation on lab/pilot scales, covering also the preparation of both polymeric and inorganic membranes. It presents reverse osmosis in desalination, membrane bioreactors for municipal wastewater treatment and pressure-driven industrial wastewater treatment in agrofood and textile fields as examples of industrial membrane operations. Regarding the membrane processes still on a lab/pilot scale, the analysis includes membrane operations for the recovery of valuable products from wastewater streams, for the removal of toxic compounds from water/wastewater, and for zero liquid discharge approaches in desalination. The book offers a useful guide for scientists and engineers working in various fields, including membrane technology, separation, desalination, and wastewater treatment. Alberto Figoli and Alessandra Criscuoli are both Senior Researchers at the Institute on Membrane Technology (ITM-CNR), Italy 

OCLC #:            1004736136 

Subjects:          Sewage -- Purification 

Location:          Web E-books 


Author:           Griggs, Gary B., author. 

Title:                Coasts in crisis : a global challenge / Gary Griggs 

Imprint:           Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 

Description:    xiv, 343 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm 

Summary:       "Almost half of the planet's population now lives in the coastal zone. The impacts of these people--three billion and rising--are increasingly affecting the most dynamic and constantly changing environments on Earth. All shorelines are also experiencing a rising sea level, which is causing coastal erosion and flooding, and what may be a more severe future storm and wave climate. Future sea-level rise may be the greatest challenge human civilization has ever faced. Dense populations are taking a toll on the coastal zone, impacting not only the shoreline itself, but also the near shore waters. The myriad effects include industrial, agricultural, and domestic runoff and discharge; the disposal and accumulation of plastic and other marine debris; extraction of groundwater and petroleum leading to sea water intrusion and ground subsidence; large port developments with their thousands of ships and their associated impacts; overfishing and loss of habitats; and impacts of dams, sand mining, and coastal engineering structures on sandy beaches. Individual hazards, risks, and issues have been studied and written about individually, but there is no reference, book, or source until this one that treats the entire coastal zone as a region under threat. While there are more examples included from California and the United States, the book covers issues and environments from a global perspective so that this book will be useful and informative for students or readers anywhere on the planet"--Provided by publisher. 

Contents: Introduction to Humans and Coasts. Human settlement of the coastal zone -- Natural Processes and Hazards Affecting Coastal Regions. Coastal tectonics and hazards -- Tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons -- Storms, waves, coastal erosion, and shoreline retreat -- Climate change and sea-level rise -- Impacts of Human Activities on Coasts. Marine pollution -- Plastic and marine debris -- Petroleum and the coastal zone -- Coastal power plants -- Renewable energy from the coastal zone -- Groundwater and petroleum withdrawal : subsidence and seawater intrusion -- Desalination : fresh water from the ocean -- Carbon dioxide, climate change, and ocean acidification -- Coral reefs and threats to their health and survival -- Fishing, overfishing, and aquaculture -- Aquatic invasive species -- Sand, dams, and beaches 

OCLC#:              962304273 

Subjects:          Coasts. 

Location:          Newark Campus Library Stacks 

Call #:                GB451.2 .G75 2017 


Author:             Ho, Tuan Anh, author 

Title:                  Nanoscale fluid transport : from molecular signatures to applications / Tuan Anh Ho 

Imprint:             [Place of publication not identified] : Springer, [2017] 

Description:    1 online resource 

Summary:       This thesis demonstrates how molecular modeling techniques can be used to gain significant insights into numerous applications that are increasingly attracting research interest because of their societal importance. It presents innovative ideas that, by altering the fundamental physical phenomena occurring at the solid/liquid interface, allow the fluid transport in nanochannels to be manipulated so as to improve the performance of the practical applications. The applications explicitly considered in this thesis are the design of drag-reducing and self-cleaning surfaces; water desalination; and shale gas exploration - all of which are, to some extent, governed by nanoscale fluid transport. Overall, this thesis is useful for students and researchers entering the field who wish to understand how molecular modeling can improve the performance in a wide range of applications 

Contents:         Introduction -- Methodology -- Correlation between Interfacial Water Properties and Hydrodynamic Boundary Conditions -- The Role of Thin and Mobile Electric Double Layer in Water Purification and Energy Storage -- Water and Methane in Shale Rocks: Flow Pattern Effects on Fluid Transport and Pore Structure -- Summary and Outlook -- Appendices 

OCLC #:             959713534 

Subjects:          Nanotechnology 


Author:          Howe, Everett Dumser, 1903- 

Title:               Fundamentals of water desalination / Everett D. Howe 

Imprint:         New York : M. Dekker, 1974 

Description:  x, 344 p. : ill. ; 24 cm 

OCLC #:          1093786 

Subjects:       Saline water conversion 

Location:       Book Depository 

Call #:             TD479 .H68 


Author:            Liehr, Stefan 

Imprint:           London : IWA Publishing, 2018 

Description:    1 online resource (276 pages) 

Contents:         References Chapter 2.2 Water supply infrastructure and sanitation in central-northern Namibia; 2.2.1 Introduction; 2.2.2 Sanitation; 2.2.3 Conclusion; References; Chapter 2.3 Water governance in Namibia: Progress in and challenges of putting IWRM into practice; 2.3.1 Namibian Water Governance: From 'Command and Control' to a Participatory Approach; 2.3.2 Key Stakeholders in Namibia's Water Sector; 2.3.3 Governance Challenges in Namibia's Water Sector; References; Chapter 3: Sanitation and water reuse; Chapter 3.1 Integrated systemic approach; 3.1.1 Introduction 

OCLC #:             1ybp15341523 

Subjects:          Water resources development -- Namibia -- Cuvelai-Etosha Basin. 

Water-supply -- Namibia -- Cuvelai-Etosha Basin 

Location:          Web E-books 


Author:            Lior, Noam 

Title:                 Advances in water desalination [electronic resource] 

Imprint:           Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2012 

Description:    1 online resource 

Summary:        "Comprehensive coverage of desalination science, technology, economics, energy considerations, environmental impact, and more"-- Provided by publisher 

OCLC #:             780289040 

Subjects:          Saline water conversion 

Location:          Web E-books 


Author:            Maciel-Cerda, Alfredo, editor 

Title:                 Membranes : materials, simulations, and applications  

Imprint:           Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] 

Description:    1 online resource 

Summary:       This book describes current advances in the research on membranes and applications in industry,  groundwater, and desalination processes. Topics range from synthesis of new polymers to preparation of membranes using new water treatments for effluents, graphite membranes, development of polymeric and ceramic materials for production of membranes intended to separate gases and liquids, and liquid-liquid phases. The authors include materials used to produce catalytic membranes for polymer synthesis. The book also details theoretical approaches and simulation of membrane processes and parameters and design. Describes application of membranes in industry, groundwater, and desalination processes Details simulation of membrane processes and parameters and design Includes ceramic membranes, graphite membranes, and theoretical approaches 

Contents:         1 Poly (Hexahydrotriazine) Membranes Prepared By Coupling Reaction between Diamines and Aldehydes -- 2 Preparation and Characterization of Hybrid Membranes Based on Poly(Ether-B-Amide) -- 3 Preparation of Membranes Based on PolySulfone (PSU) and Graphene Oxide (GrO) by Electrospinning -- 4 Ceramic Crossflow Filtration in Food and Dairy Applications -- 5 Sulfated TiO2-ZrO2 Membrane as-synthesized by Sol-Gel Method: Application in the Olefin Oligomerization -- 6 CO2/N2 Separation in Postcombustion Processes by Means of Alumina-Supported-Ionic-Liquid Membranes -- 7 Synthesis of Catalytic Membranes for the Oxidation of Organic Pollutants in Wastewater -- 8 Ion Transport through Biomimetic Nanochannel Membranes -- 9 Synergies between Pulsatile Flow and Spacer Filaments in Reverse Osmosis Modules -- 10 Obtaining the Tortuosity Factor as a Function of Crystallinity in Polyethylene Membranes -- 11 Three Dimensional Modelling, and Simulation of Multilayer Spacers for Spiral Wound Membrane Modules -- 12 Biofouling Studies on Thin Film Composite Membranes in Reverse Osmosis Desalination Processes -- 13 Photo-Oxidation Treatment of the Reject Stream of a Nanofiltration Membrane System -- 14 Cleaning Strategies for a Membrane Bioreactor to Produce Permeate with a Quality Suitable for Indirect Reuse -- 15 Effect of the Transport Properties on the Design of a Plant and on the Economy of The Sweetening Process of Natural Gas Using Membranes -- 16 Fouling Modeling and Optimization of Membrane Module Design for Brackish and Sea Water Desalination in the Mexican Pacific Coast -- Project Description and Progress -- 17 Research on Polymer Membranes and Teaching Performed in Unam Campus Morelia 

OCLC #:             962750866 

Subjects:           Membranes (Technology) 

Imprint:          Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] 

Description:   1 online resource 

Summary:       This book highlights scientific achievements in the key areas of sustainable electricity generation and green building technologies, as presented in the vital bi-annual World Renewable Energy Network's Med Green Forum. Renewable energy applications in power generation and sustainable development have particular importance in the Mediterranean region, with its rich natural resources and conducive climate, making it a perfect showcase to illustrate the viability of using renewable energy to satisfy all energy needs. The papers included in this work describe enabling policies and offer pathways to further develop a broad range of renewable energy technologies and applications in all sectors - for electricity production, heating and cooling, agricultural applications, water desalination, industrial applications and for the transport sector 

OCLC #:            966287976 

Subjects:          Sustainable buildings -- Congresses 

Locations:        Web E-book 


Author:          Mishra, Ajay Kumar, 1965- editor 

Title:               Bio- and nanosorbents from natural resources Shivani Bhardwaj Mishra, Ajay Kumar Mishra, editors 

Imprint:          Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] 

Description:    1 online resource 

Summary:       This book reviews the work in the field of nanoadsorbents derived from natural polymers, with a special emphasis on materials finding application in water remediation. It includes natural materials both with an organic or an inorganic skeleton, from which the nanomaterials can be made. Those nanomaterials can therefore be used to reinforce other matrices and in their pristine form have an extraordinary adsorption efficiency. Being of natural or biological origin, the materials described in this book distinguish themselves as eco-friendly and non-toxic. The book describes how these benefits of the described materials can be combined and exploited. It will thus appeal to chemists, nanotechnologists, environmental engineers and generally all scientist working in the field of water pollution and remediation as an inspiration for the innovation toward new technologies 

Contents:         Biosorbents from agricultural byproducts: Updates after the 2000's -- Carbon nanoadsorbents for removal of organic contaminants from water -- Lignin and chitosan based materials for dye and metal ion remediation in aqueous systems -- Cationic nanosorbents biopolymers: Versatile materials for environmental clean-up -- Alginate based nanosorbents for water remediation -- Chitosan based natural biosorbents: Novel search for water and wastewater desalination and heavy metal detoxification -- Application of biomaterials for elimination of damaging contaminants from aqueous media -- Synthesis and application of silica nanoparticles based biohybrid sorbents 

OCLC #:             1007699501 

Subjects:          Natural resources. 

Location:           Web E-books 


Author:            MoustafaSafwat M. A 

Title:                 Direct use of solar energy for water desalination [microform] / by Safwat M. A. Moustafa, Gerald H. Brusewitz, David M. Farmer 

Imprint:           [Stillwater? : Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station, Oklahoma State University?, 1977?] 

Description:    26 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm 

OCLC #:             16788530 

Subjects:          Saline water conversion 

Call #:                S494.5.E5 E42 Microfiche  ALT 143   


Author:             Nichols, Susan, 1975- editor 

Title:                  The politics of water scarcity / Susan Nichols, book editor 

Imprint:            New York, NY : Greenhaven Publishing, LLC, 2018 

Description:     191 pages ; 23 cm 

Summary:        Clean water is something we take for granted. It's there when we turn on our taps to fill a glass, take a shower, or wash our hands. But for many of the world's citizens, water is a precious commodity. Many don t have access to clean water. Others must use the same water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. Is access to clean water a human right? Should water be provided by governments or private entities? Will water become a commodity of the rich? And how are our environmental practices affecting the world's supply of water? Full-Color Photographs, Bibliography, Charts, Graphs, Tables, Detailed Table of Contents, Further Information Section, Index, Primary Sources, Sidebars, Websites 

OCLC #:             978576812