Green Tech­nolo­gies and En­vi­ron­men­tal Sus­tain­abil­ity

Sustainabilitynext - - Bookshelf - Edited by Ritu Singh & San­jeev Ku­mar, Springer, 2017

The book cov­ers cut­ting-edge re­search and re­cent ad­vances in green en­ergy, green chem­istry, green econ­omy, and sus­tain­able in­dus­trial tech­nol­ogy. It de­scribes the de­vel­op­ment and ex­pan­sion of pro­cesses, prac­tices, and ap­pli­ca­tions that im­prove or re­place the ex­ist­ing tech­nolo­gies. It also pro­poses im­prove­ments in sus­tain­abil­ity mea­sure­ment for op­er­a­tional as­pects of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment

In the present sce­nario, green tech­nolo­gies are play­ing sig­nif­i­cant role in chang­ing the course of na­tion’s eco­nomic growth to­wards sus­tain­abil­ity and pro­vid­ing an al­ter­na­tive so­cio-eco­nomic model that will en­able present and fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to live in a clean and healthy en­vi­ron­ment, in har­mony with na­ture.

Green tech­nol­ogy, which is also known as clean tech­nol­ogy, refers to the de­vel­op­ment and ex­ten­sion of pro­cesses, prac­tices, and ap­pli­ca­tions that im­prove or re­place the ex­ist­ing tech­nolo­gies fa­cil­i­tat­ing so­ci­ety to meet their own needs while sub­stan­tially de­creas­ing the im­pact of hu­man on the planet, and re­duc­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal risks and eco­log­i­cal scarci­ties.

The con­cepts of Green Tech­nolo­gies, if en­dorsed and per­vaded into the lives of all so­ci­eties, will fa­cil­i­tate the aim of the Mil­len­nium De­vel­op­ment Goals of keep­ing the en­vi­ron­ment in­tact and im­prove it for the civ­i­liza­tion to sur­vive. Green Tech­nolo­gies and En­vi­ron­men­tal Sus­tain­abil­ity is fo­cused on the goals of green tech­nolo­gies which are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly im­por­tant for en­sur­ing sus­tain­abil­ity.

This book pro­vides dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives of green tech­nol­ogy in sec­tors like en­ergy, agri­cul­ture, waste man­age­ment and eco­nomics and con­tains re­cent ad­vance­ments made to­wards sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment in the field of bioen­ergy, nan­otech­nol­ogy, green chem­istry, biore­me­di­a­tion, de­graded land recla­ma­tion.

This book is writ­ten for a large and broad read­er­ship, in­clud­ing re­searchers, sci­en­tists, aca­demi­cians and read­ers from di­verse back­grounds across var­i­ous fields such as nan­otech­nol­ogy, chem­istry, agri­cul­ture, en­vi­ron­men­tal science, wa­ter engi­neer­ing, waste man­age­ment and en­ergy. It could also serve as a ref­er­ence book for grad­u­ates and post-grad­u­ate stu­dents, fac­ul­ties, en­vi­ron­men­tal­ist and in­dus­trial per­son­nel who are work­ing in the area of green tech­nolo­gies.

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