The AZoCleantech.com "Clean Technology Thought Leaders" series is a selection of articles and interviews covering the key issues facing the world of clean technology, renewable energy, environmental science and climatology. All interviews are conducted with experts who have been invited as recognised leaders in their fields to provide a "state of the art" contribution.
Dr. Joseph L. Spencer speaks to AZoCleantech about how the behavior of corn rootworms has changed in recent years and how this is affecting their resistance to crop rotation techniques.
Dr. Stephen Ritter, Senior Correspondent for Chemical & Engineering News - the weekly news-magazine published by the American Chemical Society - speaks to AZoCleantech about the various chemicals used as refrigerants and how recent attempts have been made to make them more environmentally friendly.
Dr. Christina Tague, Associate Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at University of California, Santa Barbara, speaks to AZoCleantech about how forest die-offs have affected North America in recent years, and how preventing it is important for both economic and social reasons.
Gustavo Porpino, lead author of a study entitled the Food Wastage Paradox, speaks to AZoCleantech about how much food is wasted each year around the world and the drastic effects that this can have on global climate change.
In the literature, thermodynamics is conventionally defined as the science of energy and entropy. Since energy and entropy do not have the same currencies (units) and represent two distinct entities, I personally define thermodynamics as the science of energy and exergy.
Dr Stuart Wagland, Lecturer in Renewable Energy from Waste in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at Cranfield University, talks AZoCleantech about collecting renewable energy from waste material.
Cellulose was first discovered by the French scientist Anselme Payen in 1838, when he noticed a resistant fibrous solid that remained behind after treating plant tissue with acids and ammonia.
This "Thought Leader" contribution by Dr. Aleksandra Drizo, CEO of PhosphoReduc, discusses the development and implementation of phosphorus removal technologies, phosphorus re-use as a soil amendment in agriculture, forestry, acid mine reclamation and horticulture.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization in its Tourism 2020 report estimates international travellers will reach 1.2 billion by the end of the next decade.
In this 'Thought Leader' article Professor Steffen Lehmann, a highly respected German-born architect and urbanist, discusses the potential benefits of the urban transformation towards a 'zero emissions and zero waste city'.