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Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability

  • Ritu Singh
  • Sanjeev Kumar


  • Covers cutting-edge research and recent advances in green energy, green chemistry, green economy, and sustainable industrial technology;

  • Describes the development and expansion of processes, practices, and applications that improve or replace the existing technologies;

  • Proposes improvements in sustainability measurement for operational aspects of sustainable development


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Vaishali V. Shahare, Banty Kumar, Prashant Singh
    Pages 67-89
  3. Dipesh Kumar, Bhaskar Singh, Kuldeep Bauddh
    Pages 91-104
  4. Mylsamy Prabhakaran, Venkataraman Sivasankar, Kiyoshi Omine, M. Vasanthy
    Pages 105-129
  5. Sanjay Kumar Gupta, F. A. Ansari, Kuldeep Bauddh, Bhaskar Singh, A. K. Nema, K. K. Pant
    Pages 131-156
  6. A. K. Pandey, N. A. Rahim, Md. Hasanuzzaman, P. C. Pant, V. V. Tyagi
    Pages 157-178
  7. Juan Francisco Villarreal-Chiu, Alejandra Guadalupe Acosta-Cortés, Shardendu Kumar, Garima Kaushik
    Pages 179-201
  8. Andrey Gorovtsov, Vishnu D. Rajput, Sergey Gorbov, Nikita Vasilchenko
    Pages 203-228
  9. Swatantra Kumar Dubey, Devesh Sharma
    Pages 229-240
  10. M. Vasanthy, V. Sivasankar, M. Prabhakaran, A. Karthika, D. Tamilselvi, Kiyoshi Omine
    Pages 259-287
  11. Disha Mishra, Karuna Shanker, Puja Khare
    Pages 289-308
  12. Prashant Singh, Kamlesh Kumari, Vijay K. Vishvakrma, Gopal K. Mehrotra, Ramesh Chandra, Durgesh Kumar et al.
    Pages 309-337
  13. Garima Awasthi, Amit Kumar, Kumud Kant Awasthi, Amit Pal Singh, Sudhakar Srivastva, Poornima Vajpayee et al.
    Pages 339-363
  14. Elijah M. M. Wanda, Edgar C. Mapunda, Deogratius T. Maiga, V. Sivasankar, Bhekie B. Mamba, Titus A. M. Msagati et al.
    Pages 365-394
  15. Anurakti Shukla, Sudhakar Srivastava
    Pages 395-407
  16. Pankaj Chowdhary, Ashutosh Yadav, Gaurav Kaithwas, Ram Naresh Bharagava
    Pages 409-435

About this book


In the present scenario, green technologies are playing significant role in changing the course of nation’s economic growth towards sustainability and providing an alternative socio-economic model that will enable present and future generations to live in a clean and healthy environment, in harmony with nature. Green technology, which is also known as clean technology, refers to the development and extension of processes, practices, and applications that improve or replace the existing technologies facilitating society to meet their own needs while substantially decreasing the impact of human on the planet, and reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. The concepts of Green Technologies, if endorsed and pervaded into the lives of all societies, will facilitate the aim of the Millennium Development Goals of keeping the environment intact and improve it for the civilization to survive. Green Technologies and Environmental Sustainability is focused on the goals of green technologies which are becoming increasingly important for ensuring sustainability. This book provides different perspectives of green technology in sectors like energy, agriculture, waste management and economics and contains recent advancements made towards sustainable development in the field of bioenergy, nanotechnology, green chemistry, bioremediation, degraded land reclamation.

This book is written for a large and broad readership, including researchers, scientists, academicians and readers from diverse backgrounds across various fields such as nanotechnology, chemistry, agriculture, environmental science, water engineering, waste management and energy. It could also serve as a reference book for graduates and post-graduate students, faculties, environmentalist and industrial personnel who are working in the area of green technologies.


Green synthesis of Nanoparticles Slow release fertilizers Constructed wetlands Greening sample microextraction Matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) Green spectro-chemical methods lignocellulosic ethanol distillery wastewater Phytoremediation biosynthesis of nanoparticle

Editors and affiliations

  • Ritu Singh
    • 1
  • Sanjeev Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Environmnetal Science, School of Earth SciencesCentral University of RajasthanAjmerIndia
  2. 2.School for Environmental ScienceBabasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar UniversityLucknowIndia

About the editors

Dr. Ritu Singh is an Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Science, School of Earth Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan, India and editor of ‘Journal of Nanoscience, Nanoengineering and Applications’ & ‘Journal of Water Pollution & Purification Research’. She received her doctorate degree in Environmental Science from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. She has worked as research fellow in CSIR-Indian Institute of Toxicology Research and made significant contribution in the field of nano-remediation. She has published her work in several international journals of repute and has contributed several chapters in international and national books. She is the recipient of ‘DEF-Young Scientist Award’ in the field of Environmental Science. She is serving as life member of various academic bodies. Her research interest includes integrated nanotechnologies, wastewater treatment, environmental monitoring and assessment, analytical method development and microextraction techniques.

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar is working as Assistant Professor in School for Environmental Science, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, Joint Secretary in Prof. H.S. Srivastava foundation for Science and Society, Joint Secretary in The Society for Science of Climate Change and Sustainable Environment and as Co-Editor in a multilingual magazine ‘KAHAAR’. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar has also worked as Assistant Editor in International Journal of Functional Plant Biology, ‘Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants and Journal of Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability. He received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences from Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow. He has published several research articles in national and international journals and has several book chapters in national and international books to his credit. He has been awarded with “Fellow of Society of Plant Research” and has also got recognition award of “Significant contribution in academic activities” by Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Univerity, Lucknow. 

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“This book also highlights the recent advancements made towards sustainable development in the field of bioenergy, nanotechnology, green chemistry, bioremediation and degraded land reclamation and helps bridge the gap between the scientific community and policymakers. … This book will be useful for graduate, postgraduate students, scientists, college and university professors, research professionals, technology investors and developers, research enterprises, research laboratories and academic and research libraries.” (Pankaj Chowdhary and Ram Naresh Bharagava, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Vol. 22, 2020)