Editor: Bhu pinder Dhir

Technology for a Sustainable Environment

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ISBN: 978-981-5124-04-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5124-03-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151240331230101


Environmental issues such as overexploitation, pollution and degradation of natural resources have prompted us to look for ways to devise sustainable practices across industrial and public service sectors. Researchers and scientists all over the world are involved in developing strategies and techniques that help us achieve a sustainable environment. Technology for a Sustainable Environment presents an overview of various methods and techniques that can be adapted to sustain the environment. Chapters focus on techniques such as bioremediation, nanotechnology and biotechnology that can play a very important role in achieving environmental sustainability goals. The chapters also provide a detailed account about use of biotechnology, nanotechnology and other techniques in achieving environmental sustainability. Additionally, the book includes a discussion about emerging technologies that promote environmental sustainability like green technologies, biodegradable polymers and plastics. Readers will be able to understand how modern technologies can help in monitoring environmental pollutants, remediation of environmental pollution and prevention of environmental degradation.

The book is suitable for readers, professionals and scholars at all levels who require an understanding of the technology in environmental science, environmental engineering and environmental biotechnology.

Audience: Researchers, scholars and professionals in the field of environmental science, environmental engineering and environmental biotechnology.


Environmental conditions play an important role in the survival of living beings. Clean and safe environmental conditions ensure good health and well-being of living organisms. Rapid industrialization, urbanization and massive population growth have led to the deterioration of the environment. Various components of the environment, i.e., air, water and soil, have shown deterioration in their quality due to increased anthropogenic activities. Therefore, it becomes necessary that appropriate steps are taken to remediate the environment and achieve the goal of creating a sustainable environment. Various technologies have been developed globally in this direction and offer huge potential to accomplish environmental sustainability.

In this book, Dr. Bhupinder Dhir has drawn great attention to an important issue of environmental degradation. She used her expertise to develop a book that can provide readers with updated knowledge about the current environmental scenario. Furthermore, emerging technologies promoting environmental sustainability have been discussed. The chapters in the book deal with some of the modern-day technologies, such as nanotechnology, renewable sources of energy and alternate sources of energy and fuels that contribute to the sustainability of the environment. Recent topics such as the development of green technologies, biodegradable polymers, and plastics have been dealt with in this book in detail. She has also tried to highlight the role of biotechnology in tackling problems related to environmental degradation. These modern-day technologies help in the remediation of environmental pollutants, save non-renewable sources of energy and prevent environmental degradation. This book by Dr. Bhupinder Dhir will undoubtedly contribute significantly to inspiring researchers, students, policymakers and environmentalists working in the related area.

Pooja Ghosh
Centre for Rural Development and Technology IIT,
Delhi, India