Green Technology: An Approach for Sustainable Environment
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Science and engineering are brains that cannot make wide social impact without the productive brawn of industry. Until recently, economists were unable to incorporate in their mathematical theories the effects of technology on economic growth. However, economic analysts and historians have always observed the relation between innovation and competitiveness. A lot of bright minds are working on futuristic projects that promise to make the world greener while making entrepreneurs some green. The ter m technology refers to the application of knowledge for practical purposes. The field of green technology encompasses a continuously evolving group of methods and materials, from techniques for generating energy to non-toxic cleaning products. Green technology will save the-world stuff like toxic-waste-eating trees, smart electricity grids, oceangoing robots, and floating environmental sensors. Then there is the alternative-energy home fueling station that could jump-start the long-awaited hydrogen economy. This technology may seem far out - but it will probably be here a lot sooner than you think. The present expectation is that this field will bring innovation and changes in daily life of similar magnitude to the information technology explosion over the last two decades. In these early stages, it is impossible to predict what green technology may eventually encompass. The goals that inform developments in this rapidly growing field include sustainability, cradle to cradle design, source reduction, innovation, and viability. Green technology is essential for the conservation of energy, soil health, green building, environmentally preferred purchasing, green chemistry and green nanotechnology. Many ecologists regard sustainable growth of any sort as impossible in the long run because of the limits imposed by nonrenewable resources and the capacity of the biosphere to absorb our wastes. The uncontrolled environmental problems are pretty overwhelming, but green technology is a hope for solutions to these problems. The present book incudes the involvement of green technology in various sectots of environmental conservation like Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Pollution Management, Wasteland Reclamation and Management, Vermicomposting, Biofertilizers, Microbial Biopesticides, Biofungicied, Herbicides and Agricultural Antibiotics, Integrated Insect Pest Management, Natural Resources And Their Management, Bioremidation, Water Conservation, Sewage Treatment, Air Pollution Management, Indoor Pollution Management, Marine Pollution Management, Noise Pollution Management, Energy Production and Management, Biomining, Xenobiotics, Phytoremediation, Biosensors, Biochips and Biosurfactents,
Electronic Waste Management, Nuclear and Radio Active Waste Disposal, Thermal Pollution Management and Solid Waste Management. The book is prepared by extracting fundamental concepts and meaning from this enormous and ever-growing field of environmental conservation for sustainable development and create a coherent framework through which non-expert readers may approach the subject. Written in clear and concise language, and illustrated. The book is enjoyable to read, and provides a sense of the excitement of green technology. We express our gratitude to the researchers who have done tremendous job to develop the concepts of green technology with new applications. Healthy criticisms for further improvement of the book are solicited.