Agricultural Resources Environmental Indicators

Author: Margot Anderson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788149032
Size: 30.15 MB
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Takes stock of how natural resources (land & water) & commercial inputs (energy, nutrients, pesticides, & machinery) are used in the agricultural sector; shows how they contribute to environmental quality; & links use & quality to technological change, production management practices, & farm programs. Provides a comprehensive source of data & analysis on the factors that affect resource use & quality in American agriculture. Examines the economic factors that affect resource use, & estimates the costs & benefits (to farmers, consumers, & the government) of meeting conservation & environmental goals. Charts & tables.

Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution

Author: A. Giorgini
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483291820
Size: 61.82 MB
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This volume contains most of the scientific contributions to the workshop ``Prediction of Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution: Model Selection and Application'' held in Venice, in the historic Ca' Vendramin Calergi, in June, 1984. Other contributions of specialists who were not able to attend the workshop have also been included in an attempt to make the work more complete. It is hoped that this collection will be useful to planners who operate in the field of agricultural diffuse source pollution, since several contributions are state-of-the-art presentations and others are specialized studies by American and European researcher.

Application Of Materials Science And Environmental Materials Amsem2015

Author: Qingzhou Xu
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9813141131
Size: 61.52 MB
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This proceedings consists of selected papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Application of Materials Science and Environmental Materials (AMSEM2015), which was successfully held on Phuket Island, Thailand, between October 01–03, 2015. Building on the success of AMSEM2013 and AMSEM2014, AMSEM2015 continues to provide a forum for academic scientists, leading engineers, industry researchers and doctoral students to exchange and share their experience and research results, so as to promote the advancement in Materials Engineering, Environments Materials and Material Science. AMSEM2015 attracted more than 80 submissions. Among them, only 33 papers were accepted into the conference after a stringent peer review process. It is hoped that this book will provide readers with a broad overview of the latest advances on the above areas, and also serve as a good reference for academic research and industrial professionals. Contents:Materials Science and Materials Engineering:The Effect of Sanding Process on Handling Properties of Cotton Fabric (Y E Yu)A Preliminary Exploration of Building Energy Efficiency (C X Jia And D X Sun)Optimal Technical Parameters for Investment Casting of Steel Elbows (X B Zhao, H M Liu, J J Zhang, J H Liu and S N Yu)Effect of Austempering Low Alloy Cast Steel at Temperatures Below Ms Point on Its Microstructure and Properties (X B Zhao, J J Zhang, H M Liu, J H Liu and S N Yu)Sliding Wear Behavior of AM60 Alloys with Alloyed Lanthanum and Cerium (LC) Mixed Rare Earths (Q Q Zhang)Adsorption of Acetic Acid from Dilute Solution on Zeolite 13X: Isotherm, Kinetic and Thermodynamic Studies (H H Zhang, Y M Wang, P Bai and X H Guo)Activated Carbon Impregnated with Zirconium Hydroxide for Sulfur Dioxide Removal (L Li, K Li, L Ma and Z Q Luan)Improving the Mechanical Properties of Fluorine Rubber Via Carbon Fiber Reinforcement (W L Wu and H T Zuo)Dynamic Random-Access Memory Device of Butyl Mathacrylate N, N-4, 4-Diphenylmethane-Bismaleimide Copolymer (L L Fan, P B Dai and Y R He)Feasibility of Waste Heat Recovery in Diesel Engines: Thermodynamic Analysis (M Y He and H T Gao)Effect of Different Recoating Methods on the Performance of Room Temperature Vulcanized Silicone Rubber: An Experimental Study (M Z Zhu, Q Zeng and X J Gao)Metabolic Behavior Based Optimization of Resource Utilization for Iron and Steel Production (Z Zhang, G Zhao and X Zhang)Test Study on Anchor Technique with Cement-Based Materials in Gushing Water Holes (D Zheng, J Y Zhou, J L Yang and M W Zheng)Ordered Mesoporous Alumina-Supported Cuo/Ceo2 (H R Tang, T Fu, X Z Zhou, X M Wang and B S Bi)Environmental Engineering:Testability Allocation Based on Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm (X Q Yang, P Li and Y Xiong)Effects of Copper on Germination of Watermelon Seeds and Growth of Watermelon Seedlings (H Q Liu, Y F Mo, X Z Kong, Y Liu and H P Liu)Application of Fuzzy Analytic Evaluation Method in Occupational Disease Hazard Control Effect: Evaluation of a Battery Enterprise (H B Jiang)A Case Study on Odor Pollutants at Kitchen Garbage Treatment Facilities (W Qu, J H Yi, Y L Shan, A H Song, H D Zhang, C Zhang, H Zhang, R Wang and H Shao)Stimulus Packages and the Commercialization of New Energy Vehicles (J T Xiao)Characteristics of Runoff and Sediment Yield from Purple Soil on Sloping Land Under Different Rainfall Intensities (M Lin, X W Ding, B X Lu, X Chong and J J Zhan)Study on Risk Decision Modeling of Generation Investment with Distributed Generation (J Dong, G Y Xue, H X Sun and R Li)Factors Influencing Farmers' Awareness of Pollution Caused by Sizable Layer-Breeding Farms: An Empirical Analysis (N Zhu and F Qin)Environment- Friendly Manufacturing and Support — Issues and challenges (B Ghodrati, H Al-Chalabi and H Hoseinie)Comparative Study on the Adsorption of Copper and Cadmium by Corn-Straw-Derived Biochar Pyrolyzed at Different Temperatures (S P Xu, B S Yang, H Wang, Q L Chen, Z H Song and Q X Song)Case Study of the Temporal and Spatial Changes in Lake Luoma's Water Quality Using Multivariate Analysis (Y F Xie)Change in Enzymatic Activity in Tween80-Enhanced Phytoremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyl-Contaminated Soil (T Chen, C X Sun, G G Lin and W W Chen)Landscape Building and Ecological Development of Mangrove Wetlands — Case Study of the Constructed Wetland Ecological Park in Xia-Tan-Wei, Xiamen, China (C Y Lu and X L Wang)Column Flushing of Cu(II) from Sandy Loess Soil Using Citric Acid (B Zhao and H Che)Emission Characteristics of Odor Pollutants from a Pharmaceutical Enterprise and Their Remediation (A L Ren, J Zhang, B Guo, C M Liu and Y Z Li)Application of Electrokinetics in the Remediation of Polychlorinated Biphenyl-Contaminated Soil by a Combination of Soil Washing and Biodegradation (T Chen, C X Sun and W W Chen)Tween80-Enhanced Phytoremediation of Polychlorinated Biphenylscontaminated Soil (T Chen, C X Sun and W W Chen)A Critical Evaluation of Renewable Energy Technologies for Desalination (M F A Goosen, H Mahmoudi, N Ghaffour, J Bundschuh and Y Al Yousef)Application of Cu2+ and Ni2+ Loading-Ions Catalysts for Leachate Treatment (B J Jiang and Y X Zhao) Readership: Researchers and Professionals in Materials Science and Environmental Science.

Vulnerability And Adaptation To Climate Change

Author: Joel B. Smith
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401736537
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Martin Parry University College, London, UK The 13 country studies collected in this re Adaptations Assessment published by the port represent the first of what is likely to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change become a worldwide, country-by-country (Carter et al., 1994) as an agreed technical estimate of the likely impacts of, and appro set of scientific methods for climate impact priate adaptations to, greenhouse-gas-in assessment and has written its own guidance duced global climate change. document, Guidance for Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment (U.S. CSP, 1994). Under the U.N. Framework Convention on The u.S. Country Studies Program devel Climate Change (UNFCCC), signatories oped the Guidance and other reviews of agreed to two near-term actions and one ma methodology into a nonspecialist set of jor subsequent one. The two near-term ac workbooks for use at the country level, tions are to make annual estimates of the which, backed up by advice from experi emissions and sinks of greenhouse gases, enced scientists from the United States and which are now being reported as part of a other countries, enabled local scientists to country-by-country inventory developed by conduct their own vulnerability and adapta the U.N. Environment Programme, the Or tion assessments.

Handbook Of Environmental And Ecological Modeling

Author: Sven E. Jorgensen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781566702027
Size: 38.68 MB
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With descriptions of hundreds of the most important environmental and ecological models, this handbook is a unique and practical reference source. The Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Modeling is ideal for those working in environmental modeling, including regulators and managers who wish to understand the models used to make assessments. Overviews of more than 360 models are easily accessed in this handbook, allowing readers to quickly locate information they need about models available in a given ecosystem. The material in the Handbook of Environmental and Ecological Modeling is logically arranged according to ecosystem. Each of the sixteen chapters of the handbook covers a particular ecosystem, and includes not only the descriptions of the models, but also an overview of the state-of-the-art in modeling for that particular ecosystem. A summary of the spectrum of available models is also provided in each chapter. The extensive table of contents and the easy-to-use index put materials immediately at your fingertips.

Water Resources Research Catalog

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Beginning with vol. 9, only new and continuing but modified projects are listed. Vols. 8- should be kept as a record of continuing but unchanged projects.