This book presents the current aspects of environmental issues in view of chemical processes particularly with respect to two facets: social sciences along with chemistry and natural sciences. The former facet explores the environmental economics and policies along with chemical engineering or green chemistry and the latter the various fields of environmental studies.
The book was conceptualized in the form of e-learning content, such as PowerPoint presentation, with explanatory notes to a new style of lectures on environmental science in a university at undergraduate level. Each chapter of the book comprises a summary of the contents of the chapter; a list of specific terms and their explanation; topics that can be taken up for discussion among college students, mainly freshmen in liberal arts, and for enhancing general knowledge; and problems and solutions using active learning methods.
“The connection between social sciences and life sciences is the key to understanding environmental issues from the viewpoint of chemistry, and this has never been properly addressed in any book till date. This unique book by Prof. Takashiro Akitsu has come out at the right time and addresses many such issues. Readers will definitely enjoy the fruits of the remarkable progress in environmental science, vividly presented in this book. It presents deep scientific knowledge that will help students and researchers to better understand the past failure patterns. It also proposes innovative ideas in the field of environment, thus giving fundamental hints for real breakthroughs in the time to come.”~Dr. Moaz M. Abdou, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Egypt