Environmental Science/Climate Change & Mitigation

Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment
Editors: Dzaraini Kamarun, PhD
Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, PhD
Bulan Abdullah, PhD

Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: November 2017
Hardback Price: $139.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771885218
E-Book ISBN: 9781315207322
Pages: Approx 220p w/ Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 69 b/w illustrations

Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment covers a diverse array of alternative technologies and their development with particular attention to the utilization of bioresources for the achievement of a sustainable environment. The book presents a selection of alternative technologies being used in developing and developed countries that can be indigenous to the region, cost-effective, and often driven by societal interest and geographical status. Several engineering and technological processes are included to mark their importance in product performance and preservation of the environment.

Topics cover:

  • strategies for the management of rain and ground water for consumption
  • wastewater treatment using indigenous techniques of phytoremediation
  • scientific and engineering approaches to the prevention of flood and landslides in the tropics
  • wind power generation
  • soil evaluation of contamination due to heavy metals
  • green and sustainable building approaches
  • bioethanol production
  • energy conservation techniques
The book presents several selected case studies of engineering and technological processes in industries that relate to the utilization of bioresources and green engineering practices for higher product performance and efficient processes. Specific examples are reverse engineering for product reformulation, bioresources for biofuel production, novel cyclic thiourea for corrosion inhibition, and green mechanical processes and techniques.

Refreshing and informative, Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment revisits conventional approaches of managing natural agents (such as wind, rain and groundwater resources as well as wastewater treatment) in light of current sustainable-oriented techniques using modern scientific concepts and strategies. It presents in-depth evaluations and analyses using systematic up-to-date scientific and engineering tools.

1 Infiltration Approach in Hydrological Modeling for Flood and Erosion Prevention
Khairi Khalid, Mohd Fozi Ali, Nor Faiza Abd Rahman, and Muhammad Zamir Abd Rasid
2 Landslide Risk Level Assessment Based on Erosion-Induced Landslide: A Case Study at UiTM Campus, Selangor
Mohd Fozi Ali, Muhammad Solahuddeen Mohd Sabri, Khairi Khalid, and Nor Faiza Abd Rahman
3 Effect of Casting Rate on the Performance of Nitrate Removal Using Ultra-Filtration Membrane for Wastewater Reuse
Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, Hasrul Hafizuddin Muhammad, Tengku Nurul Aishah, and Tengku Intan Suraya
4 Adopting Green and Sustainable Building Approaches
Muhammad Faiz Musa, Mohammad Fadhil Mohammad, Mohd ReezaYusof, and Rohana Mahbub
5 Feasibility Study on Wind Power Generation Potential in Peninsular Malaysia
S. S. Ramli, N. Othman, N. A. Kamarzaman, R. Akbar, Z. Faiza, and N. Mohamad
6 Ex-Mine Area Sustainability: Evaluate Levels of Contamination Due to Heavy Metals from Soil Characterization
Sabariah Arbai, Azinoor Azida Abu Bakar, Kamaruzzaman Mohamed, and Zainab Mohamed
7 Development of New Formulation for Automotive Weatherstrip Seals
Fatimah Zuber, Dzaraini Kamarun, Engku Zaharah, and Engku Zawawi
8 Leather and Synthetic Leather: A Mechanical Viewpoint for Sustainability
Jamaluddin Mahmud, Siti Hajar Mohd Yusop, Siti Noor Azizzati, and Mohd Noor
9 Water-Based Pack Carburizing Technique: A Heat Treatment Practice for Sustainable Environment
Muhammad Hafizuddin Jumadin, Bulan Abdullah, Muhammad Hussain Ismail, and Siti Khadijah Alias
10 Novel Cyclic Thiourea for Corrosion Inhibition: Synthesis, Characterization and Corrosion Inhibition Studies of 1,3-Bis(N’-2,3,4-Methyl Benzoylthioureido)-1,3-Methylbenzene
Noor Khadijah Mustafa Kamal, Adibatul Husna Fadzil, and Karimah Kassim
11 Bioethanol Production from Oil Palm Frond Lignocellulose Using Facultative Anaerobic Thermophilic Bacteria
Siti Nur Ridhwah Muhamed Ramli,Tengku Elida Tengku Zainal Mulok, Sabiha Hanim Mohd Salleh, Khalilah Abdul Khalil,Othman Ahmad, Nik Roslan Nik Abdul Rashid, and Wan Asma Ibrahim
12 Jet-Swirl Injector Spray Characteristics in Combustion Waste of Liquid Propellant Rocket Thrust Chamber
Zulkifli Abdul Ghaffar, Salmiah Kasolang, Ahmad Hussein, and Abdul Hamid
13 Weakness of Austenitic Stainless Steel Welded Joints When Subjected to Hydrogen Environment
Rashid Deraman and Mohamad Nor Berhan
14 Compression Strength of Open-Cell Aluminum Foam Produced by Green Sand Casting Using Energy Conservation Lost-Foam Technique
Mohd Khairi Taib, Razmi Noh Mohd Razali, Bulan Abdullah, and Muhammad Hussain Ismail

About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Dzaraini Kamarun, PhD
Associate Professor cum Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Dzaraini Kamarun, PhD, is an Associate Professor cum Lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She has experience in writing and editing academic literature for tertiary education and was the chief editor for her first published book, Progress in Polymer and Rubber Technology . She has published many research articles in journals and proceedings as well as in several local magazines. She has over 30 years of teaching and writing experience. She received her PhD in Biosensors from the Queen Mary University of London, UK).

Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, PhD
Associate Professor cum Lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, PhD, currently works as an Associate Professor cum Lecturer at the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She has experience in writing and editing academic literature for tertiary education and is the author of the book Introduction to Sustainable Campus Initiatives . She has also published many research articles in journals and proceedings. She has 28 years of teaching experience as well as writing and editing experience. She received her PhD in Civil Engineering-Membrane Technology for Water and Wastewater Treatment from the Universiti Technologi Malaysia, Malaysia.

Bulan Abdullah, PhD
Senior Lecturer and Coordinator for Postgraduate Programme, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Bulan Abdullah, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator for the Postgraduate Programme in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. Her research experience is in advanced material characterization, advanced manufacturing, total quality management, and statistical quality control. She currently teaches courses in manufacturing processes, total quality management, research methodology, and industrial projects.

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