Food, Energy, and Water

  • ID: 3025283
  • Book
  • 478 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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How will chemists of the future balance competing concerns of environmental stewardship and innovative, cost-effective product development? For chemists to accept the idea that environmental quality and economic prosperity can be intertwined, the concept of the food-energy-water nexus must first be integrated into underlying thought processes. Food, Energy and Water: The Chemistry Connection provides today's scientists with the background information necessary to fully understand the inextricable link between food, energy and water and how this conceptual framework should form the basis for all contemporary research and development in chemistry in particular, and the sciences in general.

  • Presents a clear, quantitative explanation of the link between food, energy, and water
  • Provides information not currently available in chemistry curricula or synthesized in existing resources
  • Examines the challenges of the food-energy-water nexus from a chemistry perspective within a multi-disciplinary domain
  • Includes the latest research on critical topics such as fracking, water use conflicts, and sustainability in food production cycles
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1. Overview

2. Mass Transport and Chemistry at the Air-Water Interface of Atmospheric Dispersoids

3. Water and energy nexus

4. Destroying pharmaceuticals in waste water with a minimum use of energy

5. Water management for hydraulic fracturing (fracking)

6. Water Management in the Area of Thermal in situ Oil Sands: Maximizing Recycle, Minimizing Waste

7. Water Scarcity: Global Challenges for Agriculture

8. Energy Resource Extraction and Water

9. Water availability and quality: Are we at the brink?

10. Foundations of water quality monitoring and assessment in United States

11. Impact of irrigation water on food

12. Edible Materials Defined As Neither Food Nor Drugs

13. Biochemical reactors for the removal of metals from mine-impacted water

14. Solar Photovoltaic Technologies

15. Biofuels

16. Water Recovery and Reuse

17. Impact of Coal Energy on Water
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Ahuja, Satinder
Dr. Satinder Ahuja is a leading expert on improving water quality. He earned his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of the Sciences, Philadelphia. He worked for Novartis Corp. in various leadership positions for over 25 years while simultaneously teaching and guiding research as an adjunct professor at Pace University for over 10 years. As president of Ahuja Consulting, he advises on quality issues relating to chemicals/pharmaceuticals and water. Dr. Ahuja has published numerous papers and more than 20 books. His latest books are "Chemistry and Water: The Science Behind Sustaining the World's Most Crucial Resource” (Elsevier, 2016), "Food, Energy, and Water: The Chemistry Connection" (Elsevier, 2015), and "Water Reclamation and Sustainability" (Elsevier, 2014). Others include "Comprehensive Water Quality and Purification" (Elsevier, 2013), "Monitoring Water Quality: Pollution Assessment, Analysis, and Remediation" (Elsevier, 2013), "Novel Solutions to Water Pollution" (ACS Symposium Volume, 2013), "Handbook of Water Purity and Quality" (Elsevier, 2009), and "Arsenic Contamination of Water: Mechanism, Analysis, and Remediation" (Wiley, 2008). A member of the executive committee of the Rivers of the World Foundation (ROW), Dr. Ahuja has organized numerous global symposia on improving water quality, including presentations for the American Chemical Society and UNESCO.
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