Sustainable Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Engineering Applications
Sultan, Muhammad (editor)
Zhou, Yuguang (editor)
Shamshiri, Redmond R. (editor)
Farooque, Aitazaz A. (editor)
Sustainable development in the agriculture sector is crucial to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations (UN). There are lots of challenges to developing modern and intelligent agricultural techniques, tools, and systems, by which sustainable agriculture and food security can be satisfied. In addition, carbon-neutral development and clean energy utilization are also associated with the UN-SDGs. Such agricultural, biological, and environmental engineering studies are needed in the 21st century, particularly from the viewpoint of the agricultural water–energy–food security nexus. This book focuses on the recent proliferation and technological advancements in these engineering applications. This book aims to share recent updates on agricultural, biological, and environmental engineering, and the application of these engineering techniques in the agriculture sector. It presents such engineering technologies and applications in seven categories that include energy system applications in agriculture (three studies); irrigation and drainage (four studies); biomass, biogas, and biochar (three studies); farm mechanization and soil science (three studies); remote sensing and geographical studies (two studies); wastewater and biological studies (two studies); and case studies and societal aspects in agriculture (five studies). The editors believe that this book will be useful for agricultural scientists, researchers, and students.
Keywordsair heat pump; carbon dioxide; formaldehyde; electricity consumption; ultra-fine dust; municipal waste; biological fertilizer; phytopathogens; sustainable agriculture; organic waste treatment; optical remote sensing; microwave remote sensing; phenology-based method; forest conservation; forest management; rural residents; economic incentives; Pakistan; less-favoured areas; agricultural policy; farm profitability; traction; soil; sinkage; single-track shoe; penetration; cohesion; adhesion; ANOVA; Brassica chinensis; coefficient of variation; double-row; metering device; pneumatic; greenhouse; computational fluid dynamics; airflow; temperature; humidity; horticulture; Zagazig; Egypt; willingness to accept; gross margin; mixed cropping; ordered logistic regression; bioresources; circular bioeconomy; economic analysis; Nitrification inhibitor; smog; Wheat straw; poultry farms; air-conditioning; evaporative cooling systems; temperature-humidity index; temperature-humidity-velocity index; soil erosion; sediment yield; RUSLE; sediment transport modeling; Gomal River; arid regions; surface drain system; design; drainage effluent; GF-6; maize; straw; support vector machine; random forest; red-edge wavelength; biomass; furnace; efficiency; economics; carbon nanotubes; surface modification; heavy metals; adsorption; water and wastewater treatment; renewable energy; biogas production; livestock manure; anaerobic digestion; COVID-19; Iran; food security; economic crisis; agriculture; food supply chain; agricultural economy; drip irrigation system; net revenue; small landholders; sustainable irrigation; agroforestry; allometric equations; carbon stock; organic carbon; potassium; zinc; physiological attributes; climate change; environment; human health; resources; wastewater
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
Research & information: general
Biology, life sciences
Technology, engineering, agriculture