Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels

Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels
Author: Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam,Rajesh Sani
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2019-10-25
ISBN 10: 012817952X
ISBN 13: 9780128179529
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels Book Review:

Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels addresses advanced technologies for converting waste to biofuels and value-added products. Biovalorisation has several advantages over conventional bioremediation processes as it helps reduce the costs of bioprocesses. Examples are provided of several successfully commercialized technologies, giving insight into developing, potential processes for biovalorisation of different wastes. Different bioprocess strategies are discussed for valorising the wastes coming from the leather industry, olive oil industry, pulp and paper, winery, textile, and food industries, as well as aquaculture. A section on biorefinery for hydrocarbons and emerging contaminants is included to cover concepts on biodesulfurization of petroleum wastes, leaching of heavy metals from E – waste, and bioelectrochemical processes for CO2. Chapters on algal biorefinery are also included to focus on the technologies for conversion of CO2 sequestration and wastewater utilization. Biovalorisation of Wastes to Renewable Chemicals and Biofuels can be used as course material for graduate students in chemical engineering, chemistry, and biotechnology, and as a reference for industrial professionals and researchers who want to gain a basic understanding on the subject. Covers a wide range of topics, from the conversion of wastes to organic acids, biofuels, biopolymers and industrially relevant products Bridges the gap between academics and industry Written in a lucid and self-explanatory style Includes activities/quiz/critical questions

Delivering Low-Carbon Biofuels with Bioproduct Recovery

Delivering Low-Carbon Biofuels with Bioproduct Recovery
Author: Lakhveer Singh,Durga Madhab Mahapatra
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 0128218533
ISBN 13: 9780128218532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Delivering Low-Carbon Biofuels with Bioproduct Recovery: An Integrated Approach to Commercializing Bioelectrochemical Systems explores current pathways to produce both the bioenergy from bioelectroactive fuel cells (BEFC) and their valuable byproducts using bioelectrochemical systems (BES) approaches. The book focuses on key methods, current designs and established variants of biofuels processing approaches, also including case studies. Chapters review crucial aspects of bioreactor design methodologies, operating principles, bioreactor susceptibility and systems constraints. The book supports vulnerability and hotspot detection through simulation and modeling approaches. Concluding chapters establish drivers for realizable scale-up and commercialization of bioelectrochemical systems. Discusses all major commercially viable biofuels, along with their high-value byproducts Focuses on frontiers of low carbon biofuel technologies with commercialization and scale-up potential Supported by schematics that outline integration with bioelectrochemical systems (BES) approaches

Biotransformation of Waste Biomass into High Value Biochemicals

Biotransformation of Waste Biomass into High Value Biochemicals
Author: Satinder Kaur Brar,Gurpreet Singh Dhillon,Carlos Ricardo Soccol
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2013-09-24
ISBN 10: 1461480051
ISBN 13: 9781461480051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biotransformation of Waste Biomass into High Value Biochemicals Book Review:

Agro-industrial wastes are end-products emerging after industrial processing operations and also from their treatment and disposal e.g. solid fruit wastes and sludge. The agro-industrial wastes are often present in multiphase and comprise multicomponent. Nevertheless, these wastes are a goldmine as they possess valuable organic matter which can be diverted towards high value products ranging from polymers to antibiotics to platform chemicals. There have been plenty of books published on bioenergy, enzymes and organic acids, among others. However, this emerging field of biochemical has not yet been covered so far which is an important entity of the biorefinery model from waste biomass and needs to be understood from fundamental, applied as well as commercial perspective which has been laid out in this book.

Environmental Materials and Waste

Environmental Materials and Waste
Author: M.N.V Prasad,Kaimin Shih
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 750
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 012803906X
ISBN 13: 9780128039069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Materials and Waste Book Review:

Environmental Materials and Waste: Resource Recovery and Pollution Prevention contains the latest information on environmental sustainability as a wide variety of natural resources are increasingly being exploited to meet the demands of a worldwide growing population and economy. These raw materials cannot, or can only partially, be substituted by renewable resources within the next few decades. As such, the efficient recovery and processing of mineral and energy resources, as well as recycling such resources, is now of significant importance. The book takes a multidisciplinary approach to fully realize the number of by-products which can be remanufactured, providing the foundation needed across disciplines to tackle this issue. As awareness and opportunities to recover valuable resources from process and bleed streams is gaining interest, sustainable recovery of environmental materials, including wastewater, offers tremendous opportunity to combine profitable and sustainable production. Presents a state-of-the-art guide to environmental sustainability Provides an overview of the field highlighting recent and emerging issues in environmental resource recovery that cover a wide array of by-products for remanufacture potential Details a multidisciplinary approach to fully realize the number of by-products which can be remanufactured, providing the foundation needed across disciplines to tackle these global issues

Olive Mill Waste

Olive Mill Waste
Author: Charis M. Galanakis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-12-28
ISBN 10: 0128092246
ISBN 13: 9780128092248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Olive Mill Waste Book Review:

Olive Mill Waste: Recent Advances for Sustainable Management addresses today's most relevant topics in olive oil industry sustainable management. Emphasizing recent advisable practices, the book explores the potential of reutilizing OMW to power the mill itself, the reuse of OMW as soil amendment, aerobic biological treatment of OMW and compost production, the case study of OMW within the biorefinery concept, the recovery of bioactive compounds from OMW, and their applications in food products and cosmetics. Recent research efforts have concluded that the successful management of OMW focuses on three main routes: (a) reuse of water, (b) reuse of polyphenols, and (c) reuse of nutrients. Following this consideration, the book covers sustainable practices in the olive oil industry, revealing opportunities for reutilizing the water of OMW within the process or as s soil amendment. At the same time, it explores all the possibilities of recovering polyphenols and reutilizing them in target products, such as foods and cosmetics. In addition, the book presents successful cases of industrial OMW valorization through real world experiences. Covers the most recent advances in the field of olive mill waste management following sustainability principles Fills the gap of transfer knowledge between academia and industry Explores the advantages, disadvantages and real potential of processes and products in the market

Waste Valorisation and Recycling

Waste Valorisation and Recycling
Author: Sadhan Kumar Ghosh
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 981132784X
ISBN 13: 9789811327841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waste Valorisation and Recycling Book Review:

This book gathers high-quality research papers presented at the Seventh International Conference on Solid Waste Management, held at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University, Hyderabad on December 15-17, 2017. The Conference, IconSWM 2017, is as an official side event of the high-level Intergovernmental Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific. As a pre-event, it also aims to generate scientific inputs to the policy consultations at the Eighth Regional 3R Forum co-organised by the UNCRD/UNDESA, MoEFCC India, MOUD India and MOEJ, Japan. At the IconSWM 2017, researchers from more than 30 countries presented their work on Solid Waste Management. Divided into three volumes, this book shares their papers, which address various issues related to innovation and implementation in sustainable waste management, segregation, collection and transportation of waste, treatment technologies, policies and strategies, energy recovery, life cycle analysis, climate change, and research and business opportunities.

Microbial Biotechnology

Microbial Biotechnology
Author: Farshad Darvishi Harzevili,Hongzhang Chen
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 1482245213
ISBN 13: 9781482245219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Biotechnology Book Review:

Incorporates the Experiences of World-Class Researchers Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends offers a theoretical take on topics that relate to microbial biotechnology. The text uses the "novel experimental experiences" of various contributors from around the world—designed as case studies—to highlight relevant topics, issues, and recent developments surrounding this highly interdisciplinary field. It factors in metagenomics and microbial biofuels production, and incorporates major contributions from a wide range of disciplines that include microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, biochemical engineering, and bioprocess engineering. In addition, it also provides a variety of photos, diagrams, and tables to help illustrate the material. The book consists of 15 chapters and contains subject matter that addresses: Microbial biotechnology from its historical roots to its different processes Some of the new developments in upstream processes Solid-state fermentation as an interesting field in modern fermentation processes Recent developments in the production of valuable microbial products such as biofuels, organic acids, amino acids, probiotics, healthcare products, and edible biomass Important microbial activities such as biofertilizer, biocontrol, biodegradation, and bioremediation Students, scientists, and researchers can benefit from Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends, a resource that addresses biotechnology, applied microbiology, bioprocess/fermentation technology, healthcare/pharmaceutical products, food innovations/food processing, plant agriculture/crop improvement, energy and environment management, and all disciplines related to microbial biotechnology.

Lignin Valorization

Lignin Valorization
Author: Gregg T. Beckham
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-03-29
ISBN 10: 1782625542
ISBN 13: 9781782625544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lignin Valorization Book Review:

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary picture of how lignocellulosic biorefineries could potentially employ lignin valorization technologies.

Essentials in Fermentation Technology

Essentials in Fermentation Technology
Author: Aydin Berenjian
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN 10: 3030162303
ISBN 13: 9783030162306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials in Fermentation Technology Book Review:

This textbook teaches the principles and applications of fermentation technology, bioreactors, bioprocess variables and their measurement, key product separation and purification techniques as well as bioprocess economics in an easy to understand way. The multidisciplinary science of fermentation applies scientific and engineering principles to living organisms or their useful components to produce products and services beneficial for our society. Successful exploitation of fermentation technology involves knowledge of microbiology and engineering. Thus the book serves as a must-have guide for undergraduates and graduate students interested in Biochemical Engineering and Microbial Biotechnology

Waste Biorefineries: Future Energy, Green Products and Waste Treatment

Waste Biorefineries: Future Energy, Green Products and Waste Treatment
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-09-24
ISBN 10: 2889459934
ISBN 13: 9782889459933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waste Biorefineries: Future Energy, Green Products and Waste Treatment Book Review:

Energy recovery from waste resources holds a significant role in the sustainable waste management hierarchy to support the concept of circular economies and to mitigate the challenges of waste originated problems of sanitation, environment, and public health. Today, waste disposal to landfills is the most widely used methodology, particularly in developing countries, because of limited budgets and lack of efficient infrastructure and facilities to maintain efficient and practical global standards. As a consequence, the dump-sites or non-sanitary landfills have become the significant sources of greenhouse gases emissions, soil and water contamination, unpleasant odors, leachate, and disease spreading vectors, flies, and rodents. However, waste can be utilized to produce a range of potential products such as energy, fuels and value-added products under waste biorefineries. A holistic and quantitative view, such as waste biorefinery, on waste management must be linked to the actual country, taking into account its socio-economic situation, local waste sources, and composition, as well as the available markets for the recovered energy and products. Therefore, it is critical to understand that solutions cannot be just copied from one region to the others. In fact, all waste handling, transportation, and treatment can represent a burden to the cities’ environment and macro and micro economics, except for the benefits obtained from recovered materials and energy. Equally significant is a clear and quantitative understanding of the industrial, and public potential of utilizing recovered materials and energy in the markets as these can be reached without exacerbating the environmental issues using excessive transport. The book explores new advancements and discoveries on the development of emerging waste-to-energy technologies, practical implementation, and lessons learned from sustainable wastemanagement practices under waste biorefinery concept, which will accelerate the growth of circular economies in the world. The articles presented in this book have been written by expert researchers and academics working in institutions at different countries across the world including Germany, Greece, Japan, South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Iran, and India. The research articles have been arranged into three main subject categories; 1) Resource recovery from waste, 2) Waste to energy technologies and 3) Waste biorefineries. This book will serve as an important resource for research students, academics, industry, policy makers, and government agencies working in the field of integrated waste management, energy and resource recovery, waste to energy technologies, waste biorefineries etc. The editorial team of this book is very grateful to all the authors for their excellent contributions and making the book successful.

Microbial Applications Vol.1

Microbial Applications Vol.1
Author: Vipin Chandra Kalia,Prasun Kumar
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2017-05-03
ISBN 10: 3319526669
ISBN 13: 9783319526669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Applications Vol.1 Book Review:

This contributed volume sheds new light on waste management and the production of biofuels. The authors share insights into microbial applications to meet the challenges of environmental pollution and the ever- growing need for renewable energy. They also explain how healthy and balanced ecosystems can be created and maintained using strategies ranging from oil biodegration and detoxification of azo dyes to biofouling. In addition, the book illustrates how the metabolic abilities of microorganisms can be used in microbial fuel-cell technologies or for the production of biohydrogen. It inspires young researchers and experienced scientists in the field of microbiology to explore the application of green biotechnology for bioremediation and the production of energy, which will be one of the central topics for future generations.

Anaerobic Technology in Pulp and Paper Industry

Anaerobic Technology in Pulp and Paper Industry
Author: Pratima Bajpai
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 981104130X
ISBN 13: 9789811041303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anaerobic Technology in Pulp and Paper Industry Book Review:

This book presents a state-of-the-art report on the treatment of pulp and paper industry effluents using anaerobic technology. It covers a comprehensive range of topics, including the basic reasons for anaerobic treatment, comparison between anaerobic and aerobic treatment, effluent types suitable for anaerobic treatment, design considerations for anaerobic treatment, anaerobic reactor configurations applied for treatment of pulp and paper industry effluents, present status of anaerobic treatment in pulp and paper industry, economic aspects, examples of full scale installations and future trends.

Food Waste to Valuable Resources

Food Waste to Valuable Resources
Author: Rajesh Banu,Gopalakrishnan Kumar,Gunasekaran M.,Kavitha S.
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 0128183543
ISBN 13: 9780128183540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Waste to Valuable Resources Book Review:

Food Waste to Valuable Resources: Applications and Management compiles current information pertaining to food waste, placing particular emphasis on the themes of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis. Following its introduction, this book explores new valuable resource technologies, the bioeconomy, the technoeconomical evaluation of food-waste-based biorefineries, and the policies and regulations related to a food-waste-based economy. It is an ideal reference for researchers and industry professionals working in the areas of food waste valorization, food science and technology, food producers, policymakers and NGOs, environmental technologists, environmental engineers, and students studying environmental engineering, food science, and more. Presents recent advances, trends and challenges related to food waste valorization Contains invaluable knowledge on of food waste management, biorefineries, valuable specialty products and technoeconomic analysis Highlights modern advances and applications of food waste bioresources in various products’ recovery

Pretreatment Techniques for Biofuels and Biorefineries

Pretreatment Techniques for Biofuels and Biorefineries
Author: Zhen Fang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 457
Release: 2013-01-04
ISBN 10: 3642327354
ISBN 13: 9783642327353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pretreatment Techniques for Biofuels and Biorefineries Book Review:

This book includes 19 chapters contributed by the world's leading experts on pretreatment methods for biomass. It extensively covers the different types of biomass (e.g. molasses, sugar beet pulp, cheese whey, sugarcane residues, palm waste, vegetable oil, straws, stalks and wood), various pretreatment approaches (e.g. physical, thermal, chemical, physicochemical and biological) and methods that show the subsequent production of biofuels and chemicals such as sugars, ethanol, extracellular polysaccharides, biodiesel, gas and oil. In addition to traditional methods such as steam, hot-water, hydrothermal, diluted-acid, organosolv, ozonolysis, sulfite, milling, fungal and bacterial, microwave, ultrasonic, plasma, torrefaction, pelletization, gasification (including biogas) and liquefaction pretreatments, it also introduces and discusses novel techniques such as nano and solid catalysts, organic electrolyte solutions and ionic liquids. This book offers a review of state-of-the-art research and provides guidance for the future paths of developing pretreatment techniques of biomass for biofuels, especially in the fields of biotechnology, microbiology, chemistry, materials science and engineering. It intends to provide a systematic introduction of pretreatment techniques. It is an accessible reference work for students, researchers, academicians and industrialists in biorefineries. Zhen Fang is a Professor of Bioenergy and the leader and founder of the biomass group at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also an adjunct full Professor of Life Sciences at the University of Science and Technology of China.

Emerging Areas in Bioengineering

Emerging Areas in Bioengineering
Author: Ho Nam Chang,Sang Yup Lee,Jens Nielsen,Gregory Stephanopoulos
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 904
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 3527340882
ISBN 13: 9783527340880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Areas in Bioengineering Book Review:

With more than 40 contributions from expert authors, this is an extensive overview of all important research topics in the field of bioengineering, including metabolic engineering, biotransformations and biomedical applications. Alongside several chapters dealing with biotransformations and biocatalysis, a whole section is devoted to biofuels and the utilization of biomass. Current perspectives on synthetic biology and metabolic engineering approaches are presented, involving such example organisms as Escherichia coli and Corynebacterium glutamicum, while a further section covers topics in biomedical engineering including drug delivery systems and biopharmaceuticals. The book concludes with chapters on computer-aided bioprocess engineering and systems biology. This is a part of the Advanced Biotechnology book series, covering all pertinent aspects of the field with each volume prepared by eminent scientists who are experts on the topic in question. Invaluable reading for biotechnologists and bioengineers, as well as those working in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Waste to Wealth

Waste to Wealth
Author: Reeta Rani Singhania,Rashmi Avinash Agarwal,R. Praveen Kumar,Rajeev K Sukumaran
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2017-12-07
ISBN 10: 9811074313
ISBN 13: 9789811074318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waste to Wealth Book Review:

This book focuses on value addition to various waste streams, which include industrial waste, agricultural waste, and municipal solid and liquid waste. It addresses the utilization of waste to generate valuable products such as electricity, fuel, fertilizers, and chemicals, while placing special emphasis on environmental concerns and presenting a multidisciplinary approach for handling waste. Including chapters authored by prominent national and international experts, the book will be of interest to researchers, professionals and policymakers alike.

Strategies for Bioremediation of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants

Strategies for Bioremediation of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants
Author: Maria S. Fuentes,Verónica L. Colin,Juliana M. Saez
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-01-29
ISBN 10: 1351857371
ISBN 13: 9781351857376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies for Bioremediation of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants Book Review:

Increased awareness surrounding environmental protection has prompted the development of more ecofriendly technologies. This book provides useful information on technologies based upon the use of biological agents for environmental clean-up, including bacteria, yeast, fungi, algae, and plants. Some chapters refer to the direct application of products derived from plants and microorganisms for designing strategies of environmental remediation. The combination of strategies helps in efficient removal of pollutants generated from anthropogenic activities with minimal environmental impact. This book is meant for professionals involved in environmental technology and waste management.

Air Pollution Prevention and Control

Air Pollution Prevention and Control
Author: Christian Kennes,Maria C. Veiga
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 1118523350
ISBN 13: 9781118523353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution Prevention and Control Book Review:

In recent years, air pollution has become a major worldwide concern. Air pollutants can affect metabolic activity, impede healthy development, and exhibit carcinogenic and toxic properties in humans. Over the past two decades, the use of microbes to remove pollutants from contaminated air streams has become a widely accepted and efficient alternative to the classical physical and chemical treatment technologies. Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy focusses on these biotechnological alternatives looking at both the optimization of bioreactors and the development of cleaner biofuels. Structured in five parts, the book covers: Fundamentals and microbiological aspects Biofilters, bioscrubbers and other end-of-pipe treatment technologies Specific applications of bioreactors Biofuels production from pollutants and renewable resources (including biogas, biohydrogen, biodiesel and bioethanol) and its environmental impacts Case studies of applications including biotrickling filtration of waste gases, industrial bioscrubbers applied in different industries and biogas upgrading Air Pollution Prevention and Control: Bioreactors and Bioenergy is the first reference work to give a broad overview of bioprocesses for the mitigation of air pollution. Primarily intended for researchers and students in environmental engineering, biotechnology and applied microbiology, the book will also be of interest to industrial and governmental researchers.

Introduction to Biotech Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Business

Introduction to Biotech Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Business
Author: Florentina Matei,Daniela Zirra
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2019-08-16
ISBN 10: 3030221415
ISBN 13: 9783030221416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Biotech Entrepreneurship: From Idea to Business Book Review:

Primarily intended for biotechnology graduates, this handbook provides an overview of the requirements, opportunities and drawbacks of Biotech Entrepreneurship, while also presenting valuable training materials tailored to the industrial and market reality in the European Biotech Business. Potential investors and business consultants will find essential information on the benefits and potential risks involved in supporting biotech businesses. Further, the book addresses a broad range of Biotechnology fields, e.g. food biotech, industrial biotech, bioinformatics, animal and human health. Readers will learn the essentials of creating innovations, founding a biotech start-up, business management strategies, and European funding sources. In addition, the book discusses topics such as intellectual property management and innovation transfer. The book offers a comparative analysis of different countries’ perspectives and reviews the status quo in Western and Eastern European regions, also in comparison with other leading biotech countries such as the USA and Canada. A long list of potentially profitable biotech start-up ideas and a collection of success stories involving European companies are also included. The book is based on the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project “Supporting biotechnology students oriented towards an entrepreneurial path” (www.supbioent.usamv.ro), which involved the collaboration of Life Sciences and Economics departments at higher education institutions throughout Western and Eastern Europe.

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 4252
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN 10: 0128131969
ISBN 13: 9780128131961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials provides a comprehensive overview, covering research and development on all aspects of renewable, recyclable and sustainable materials. The use of renewable and sustainable materials in building construction, the automotive sector, energy, textiles and others can create markets for agricultural products and additional revenue streams for farmers, as well as significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, manufacturing energy requirements, manufacturing costs and waste. This book provides researchers, students and professionals in materials science and engineering with tactics and information as they face increasingly complex challenges around the development, selection and use of construction and manufacturing materials. Covers a broad range of topics not available elsewhere in one resource Arranged thematically for ease of navigation Discusses key features on processing, use, application and the environmental benefits of renewable and sustainable materials Contains a special focus on sustainability that will lead to the reduction of carbon emissions and enhance protection of the natural environment with regard to sustainable materials