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Cover for Microbial biotechnology: energy and environment.

This book focuses on two key issues confronting humanity, viz., energy and environment. There is a need to devise strategies for protecting the environment, at the same time adequately meeting the ever-growing energy needs of the world. Harnessing the power of microbes is one step towards finding...

Author(s)
Rajesh Arora
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book
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Cover for Emerging trends in microbial biotechnology: energy and environment.

This chapter describes the global energy scenario and trends, and the need to harness alternative energy sources to satisfy the ever increasing energy demands and energy deficits. These renewable energy sources include microbial fuel cells for electricity generation and biofuels. The importance of...

Author(s)
Rajesh Arora
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Algae: a novel biomass feedstock for biofuels.

This paper discusses the utilization of algal fuel cells and biohydrogen, and the latest developments in the field of microbe utilization for the production of bioenergy.

Author(s)
Senthil Chinnasamy; Rao, P. H.; Sailendra Bhaskar; Ramasamy Rengasamy; Manjinder Singh
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Uranium bioremediation: nanotechnology and biotechnology advances.

This chapter covers geomicrobiology of uranium, various methods currently applied for uranium bioremediation, microbial and biochemical mechanisms underlining them, and biotechnology- and nanotechnology-based advancements for microbial remediation of uranium.

Author(s)
Pattarkine, M. V.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A holistic view to managing the inevitable in high-tech and resource-poor settings.

This book chapter provides an introduction into disaster medicine and disaster management in both resource-rich and resource-poor setting. It provides a summary of the specific sections in the book, which specifically discusses the following: mitigation, training and medical preparedness; the...

Author(s)
Rajesh Arora; Preeti Arora
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939298)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gearing up paraphernalia for the management of CBRN emergencies: a multi-stakeholder approach is the need of the hour.

This book chapter reviews the different chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) emergencies and discusses the appropriate disaster management responses required for each emergency, which involve multiple stakeholders, responders and service providers.

Author(s)
Rajesh Arora; Raman Chawla; Preeti Arora; Pallavi Thakur; Ayush Chowdhary; Rajeev Goel; Rakesh Sharma
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939298)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficient human resource management contributes to augmented societal resilience in the aftermath of disasters: lessons from the 2011 To¯hoku earthquake and tsunami.

This chapter presents an on- and off-ground psychosocial perspective of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan and the ensuing multiple disasters, and highlights a leveraging systems approach for efficient disaster management. It discusses the occurrence of disasters in Japan and their societal...

Author(s)
Preeti Arora; Rupa Gunaseelan; Rajesh Arora
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939298)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Management of the 2011 Japan multiple disasters (earthquake, tsunami and ensuing disasters): a view through an international lens.

This chapter describes the severe impact of the sequential multiple disasters (earthquake, tsunami, fires and nuclear disaster) that occurred in Japan in March 2011, and their physical/psychological impact, interventions practiced and lessons learnt to develop resilience among the community.

Author(s)
Preeti Arora; Rajesh Arora; Rupa Gunaseelan; Raman Chawla; Bhardwaj, J. R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939298)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The microbiology of microbial electric systems.

The microbes and processes associated with microbial fuel cell (MFC) and microbial electrosynthesis cell (MEC) systems are discussed in this chapter. The chapter also presents the microbial communities capable of electricity production as well as the uses of MFC technology aside from electricity...

Author(s)
Hensley, S. A.; Vargas, M.; Franks, A. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A comparative assessment of bioelectrochemical systems and enzymatic fuel cells.

This chapter discusses the other types of fuel cells, such as biofuel cells and their major classes (i.e., bioelectrochemical fuel cells and enzymatic fuel cells). Biofuel cells are a subset of fuel cells that employ biocatalyst and normally operate under mild conditions (20-40°C). The properties,...

Author(s)
Deepak Pant; Bogaert, G. van; Diels, L.; Vanbroekhoven, K.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939564)
Type
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