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This book describes six months of initial intensive activities within a motivating multidisciplinary project to achieve sustainable social, economic, and environmental revitalization in the historic core of Multan City, Pakistan. The project is managed by Fondazione Politecnico di Milano within the framework of the "Pakistan-Italian Debt for Development Swap Agreement" and has five components: a livelihood improvement program, a living conditions improvement program, revitalization of physical assets, establishment of a Pakistan-Italian resource centre in Multan, and an Italian collaboration program for training and capacity building. All aspects are covered in this book, which provides a comprehensive account of progress in this excellent example of cross-cultural cooperation between a Western and an Eastern country in regenerating an historic populated site.
By some estimates, at current usage fossil fuels could be exhausted around the year 2040. This has led to an increasing trend toward the use of renewable raw materials for the production of various products. Cereal straws, which consist of three different polymer entities, can supply renewable biomass that can be used in producing raw materials for the pulp and paper industry, transport fuels and chemical feedstock. This book describes the recent development of techniques for fractionation and conversion of cereal straws as environmental-friendly materials for industries. At the same time it is a comprehensive survey of straw chemistry. The first section describes the fundamentals of straw structure, its analysis and components. The second covers the extractives, which include isolation and structural characterization. The third focus on hemicelluloses. Novel and environmentally friendly isolation and modification methods and the large-scale procedure of purification are covered. The fourth section covers the occurrence, structure, and chemical modification of cellulose from various straws. The fifth section deals with straw lignins, including their occurrence, structure and constitution, isolation and heterogeneity, and physico-chemical properties. The final section is concerned with utilization of straw and straw components after chemical modification. 1. This is the first book on straw chemistry, providing the basics of straw composition and the structure of the cell walls 2. Provides the procedures to fractionate the straw components in order to produce chemical derivatives from straw cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin. 3. Elucidates the new techniques for the production of biodegradable materials for the pulp and paper industries, the energy sector and chemical industry. This is the first book on straw chemistry, providing the basics of straw composition and the structure of its cell wallsProvides the procedures to fractionate the straw components in order to produce chemical derivatives from straw cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin.Elucidates the new techniques for the production of biodegradable materials for the pulp and paper industries, the energy sector and chemical industry.
In this study of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louis Weeks examines the present state of the denomination and how congregations can grow in faith through the current time of transition in the church. He considers markers of Presbyterian identity, new ways of connecting and faith development, and defining qualities of the church. Recognizing that many congregations are changing in different ways, Weeks includes case studies of congregations and interviews with leaders of local congregations and denominational leaders to explore aspects of Presbyterian faith and life that are viable and necessary for the future.
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