Biomass [electronic resource] : sustainable energy resource.
Contributor(s): Seabrook, Hannah, editorCall number: TP339 Material type: TextPublisher: Place of publication not identified : White Word Publications, 2018Description: 284 p.ISBN: 9781978903302Subject(s): Environmental sciencesDDC classification: 662.88 Online resources: Click here to access online
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Biomass : sustainable energy resource -- Contents -- Preface -- Chapter 1: Changes in woody species composition following establishing exclosures on grazing lands in the lowlands of Northern Ethiopia -- Chapter 2: Optimising a fall out dust monitoring sampling programme at a cement manufacturing plant in South Africa -- Chapter 3: Uptake kinetics of arsenic by lettuce cultivars under hydroponics -- Chapter 4: An insight into environmental laws in Canada -- Chapter 5: Positions of human dwellings affect few tropical diseases near Baghdad city, Iraq -- Chapter 6: Effect of rainfall on cropping pattern in mid Himalayan region -- Chapter 7: Multi-temporal assessment of forest cover, stocking parameters and above-ground tree biomass dynamics in Miombo Woodlands of Tanzania -- Chapter 8: Ecosystem recovery analysis of mine tailings at Mhangura copper mine through normalised difference vegetation index -- Chapter 9: Market conduct and performance of wild and semi-wild food plants traded in Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom, Uganda -- Chapter 10: An economic assessment of the Ramsar site of Massa (Morocco) with travel cost and contingent valuation methods -- Chapter 11: Mass of Prunus africana stem barks on Tchabal mbabo and Tchabal Gang Daba Mountain Forests, Cameroon -- Chapter 12: The relative contributions of climatic elements and environmental factors to flooding in Awka urban area -- Chapter 13: Nature and dynamics of climate variability in the uganda cattle corridor -- Chapter 14: An appraisal of the of eco-climatic characteristics in Northern Nigeria -- Chapter 15: Antimicrobial activity of earthworm (Eudrilus eugeniae) paste -- Chapter 16: Effect of remediation on growth parameters, grain and dry matter yield of soybean (Glycine max) in crude oil polluted ultisols in Ogoni Land, South Eastern Nigeria -- Chapter 17: A comparative study on Pb2+ removal efficiencies of fired clay soils of different particle size distributions -- Chapter 18: Rainfall variability and rubber production in Nigeria -- Chapter 19: Recovery and characterization of poly(3-Hydroxybutyric acid) synthesized in Staphylococcus epidermidis -- Chapter 20: Influence of salinity on soil chemical properties and surrounding vegetation of Awe salt mining site, Nasarawa State, Nigeria -- Chapter 21: Microbiological quality and safety of some selected vegetables sold in Jimma town, Southwestern Ethiopia -- Chapter 22: Arsenic pollution of surface and subsurface water in Onitsha, Nigeria -- Chapter 23: Assessment of heavy metals in vegetables irrigated with Awash River in selected farms around Adama town, Ethiopia -- Chapter 24: A precision nutrient variability study of an experimental plot in Mukono Agricultural Research and Development Institute, Mukono, Uganda -- Chapter 25: Species composition and biomass of annelids of Wular Lake, a Ramsar site in Kashmir, India -- Chapter 26: Survival of enteric bacteria in source-separated human urine used as fertiliser: Effects of temperature and ammonia -- Chapter 27: The comparative insecticidal and residual efficacy of sniper and alpha cypermethrin in the control of Blattella germanica (L.) (Dictyoptera: Blattellidae) infestation -- Chapter 28: The benefits of the use of biogas energy in rural areas in Ethiopia: A case study from the Amhara National Regional State, Fogera District -- List of Contributors.
Biomass has emerged as one of the most prominent sustainable energy resource in the past few decades. It refers to the waste produced by plant or animal sources, and is a renewable source for fuel production. Included in this book, is a detailed explanation of the various concepts such as methods of growing energy crops, biomass consumption technology, and biofuel production and conversion. This book traces the progress of this field and highlights some of its key concepts and applications. It aims to serve as a resource guide for students and experts alike and contribute to the growth of the discipline.