Environmental Engineering and Management

Edited by Michael Theophanides & Theophile Theophanides

ISBN: 978-960-6672-58-3, 526 pages

First published in 2009 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

 

 

 

Preface

i

 

 

List of Contributors

iii

 

 

1.

Global Climate Change and Hope for the Future

Michael Theophanides and Theophile Theophanides

1

 

 

Part 1: Carbon Footprints, Energy and CO2 Emissions

 

 

2.

Housing Energy Consumption, Social Behaviour

and Carbon Dioxide Emissions: A Holistic Model

Karla Alcantar-Sanchez, Keith Tovey and Andrew Lovett

7

 

 

3.

Degradation of the Carboxylic Dimethyl Phthalate Ester by Sphingomonas Yanoikuyae DOS01 Isolated from Deep-Ocean Sediment of South China Sea

Ji-Dong Gu and Yu Ping Wang

23

 

 

 

4.

Decomposing Change in Carbon Dioxide Emissions

in the Japanese Economy

Shinichiro Okushima and Makoto Tamura

37

 

 

5.

Comparison of Fuel Consumption and Emissions of an Urban Bus fuelled with Diesel and Biodiesel

Muammer Ozkan, Orkun Ozener, Berk Ozoguz and Levent Yuksek

49

 

 

6.

Modelling the Effects on Fuel Costs when Farmers Produce their Own Biodiesel Fuel

Muammer Ozkan, Berk Ozoguz and Orkun Ozener

67

 

 

7.

Combustion Characteristics of Biodiesel derived Vegetable Oils

Yo-ping Greg Wu and Ya-fen Lin

77

 

 

8.

Electricity Generation Emissions Cost of Turkey and Alternative Energy Resources

Sevgihan Yildiz Bircan and Zehra Yumurtaci

89

 

 

9.

Investigation of Air Pollutant Short Circuit in High-Rise Naturally Ventilated Residential Buildings

Chun-Ho Liu

97

 

 

10.

An Experimental and Numerical Analysis of a Solar Collector

Gulay Zorer Gedik, Ahmet Koyun and Tamer Yilmaz

109

 

 

11.

Evaluation of Mercury Dispersion from Chlor-alkali Industries in Spain

Jose Maria Esbri, Leticia Baselga and Pablo Higueras

121

 

 

12.

Electricity Consumption in the Greek Hotel Sector:

The Influence of Occupancy Ratios on Carbon Footprints

Eva  Maleviti,  Yacob Mulugetta and Walter Wehrmeyer

129

 

 

13.

Environment Research in Mediterranean Countries:

A Bibliometric Analysis, 2002-2006

Ali Uzun

143

 


Part 2: Environmental Policy and Management

14.

Soil Enzyme Activities and Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soil Amended with Sewage Sludge

George F. Antonious, Eric T. Turley and John C. Snyder

153

15.

Integration of Agriculture and Environment Policies:

A Case Study of Turkey

Emine Olhan and Yener Ataseven

171

16.

Ferulic Acid to Vanillin Bioconversion of Corn Cob Hydrolyzate by Escherichia Coli JM109/pBB1

Beatriz Rivas Torres, Paolo Torre, Patrizia Perego,

Jose Manuel Dominguez, and Attilio Converti

181

17.

Dam Removal in the United States:

Identifying Barriers to River Restoration

Jo Beth Mullens

195

18.

A Zoning Prescriptive Tool based on a Quantitative Method

Marta Vidal, Adriana Verdiell and María del Carmen Sabatini

207

19.

Greening the Government: U.S Green Acquisition Policies

Irene M. Xiarchos

225

20.

Relationship between Annual Building Energy Consumption and Thermal Insulation Standards

Gunter Haese and Miroslaw Zukowski

245

21.

Ecological Risk Assessment of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Surface Waters

Kelli Bergh, Albert van Roodselaar and Francis C.P. Law

257

22.

Glutaraldehyde Crosslinked Protein Waste for the Removal of Color from Wastewaters

Nishter Nishad Fathima, Rathinam Aravindhan, Jonnalagadda Raghava Rao and Balachandran Unni Nair

273

Part 3: Climate Change

23.

Drought and Climate Change on the Huasteca Region, San Luis Potosí, México

Marcos Algara-Siller and Carlos-Contreras Servín

285

24.

The Battle over Manastash Creek Water –

A Case Study of Collaborative Community Policing

James L. Huckabay

301

 

25.

Assessing the Spatial Distribution of Arsenic Concentration from Obuasi Goldmines for Environmental Management, Ghana

Bernard Kumi-Boateng and Alfred A. Duker

315

 

 

26.

Communication Channels on Dengue Fever in the Pacific

Marie-Jose Schmidt-Ehrmann

333

 

 

27.

Evaluating the Rainfall and Runoff in Northeastern Region of Brazil using the Shannon‘s Entropy Theory

Vicente de Paulo Rodrigues da Silva, Pedro Vieira de Azevedo, Adelgicio Farias Belo Filho, Joao Hugo Baracuy da Cunha Campos and Rafaela Silveira Rodrigues Almeida

343

 

 

28.

Photosynthetic Characteristics of Desert Plant Hedysarum Scoparium and its indicating Significances on Environment

Pei-xi Su, Qiao-di Yan and Song Gao

357

 

 

Part 4: Bioconversion, Microbial Enzymatic Metabolism and Biodiversity

 

 

29.

Improved drying Performance using Exhaust Heat

Rajka Budin and Alka Mihelic-Bogdanic

371

 

 

30.

Sizing of a PV/H2 Hybrid System to Supply Peak Loads on an Isolated Electrical Grid? A Case Study in Corsica Island (France)

Christophe Darras, Marc Muselli and Philippe Poggi

381

 

 

31.

Alkaline Hydrolysis of Ferulic Acid and P-coumaric Acid from the Solid Residue obtained after Prehydrolysis of prunings of Vine Shoots: Effect of Extractant and pH

Belen Max, Ana Maria Torrado, Ana Belen Moldes, Attilio Converti and Jose Manuel Dominguez

393

 

 

32.

Carbon Microtubes in Blast Furnace Coke

Stanislav S. Gornostayev and Jouko J. Härkki

407

 

 

33.

Art and Environmental Reform

Jo Anna Isaak

413

 

 

34.

Classification of Some Malaysian Rivers with Special Emphasis on Aquatic Ecological Approach

Chee Woon Wang

423

 

 

35.

Use of Saline Waters in Sodic Soil with Sulfur and Acidithiobacillus

Carolina Etienne de Rosália e Silva Santos, Ana Dolores S. Freitas and Newton Pereira Stamford

441

 

 

36.

Effects of PK Biofertilizer in a Sodic Soil amended with Sulfur with Acidithiobacillus and Gypsum Grown with Cowpea

Newton Pereira Stamford, Mateus Rosas Ribeiro,

Karina Patrícia Vieira da Cunha , Sebastião da Silva Júnior and Carolina Etienne de Rosália e Silva Santos

451

 

37.

Trends in Bacterial Activity Manufactured Soils

Maria V. Kalevitch

461

 

38.

Biotechnological Process for Ethanol Conversion from

Mesquite (Prosopis Juliflora)

Tânia Lúcia Montenegro Stamford, Celiane Gomes Maia da Silva and Newton Pereira Stamford

481

 

39.

Nitro-Compounds Contribution on the Mutagenicity Properties of Pm2.5 Urban Pollution in the North Italy

Deborah Traversi, Raffaella Degan, Roberto De Marco, Giorgio Gilli, Cristina Pignata, Simona Villani and Roberto Bono

493

 

40.

Bioremediation of Waters polluted by BPA by Means of the Process of Thermodialysis in Bioreactors employing Immobilized Laccase or Tyrosinase

Damiano Gustavo Mita, Nadia Diano, Valentina Grano, Marianna Portaccio, Sergio Rossi, Umberto Bencivenga, Carla Nicolucci, Mariangela Bianco, Luigi Mita,

Paolo Canciglia, Svetla Georgieva and Tzonka Godjevargova

503