New Books Donated by Prof. Thammarat Koottatep

Prof. Thammarat donated three valuable books to AIT Library on 22 March 2023. All books are available both in print and online version. The print items are displayed on the New Book Display Shelves at the Library and are ready for you to read or loan. AIT Library would like to take this opportunity to thank you Prof. Thammarat for his donation and continued support to the Library.

1) Integrated Functional Sanitation Value Chain: The Role of the Sanitation Economy

Summary: The value chain (VC) system is a key way to address important sanitation technological and institutional gaps in production and service delivery and could constitute a natural platform for development actions and also serve as a market systems approach to improve access to safely-managed sanitation. It has been suggested that sanitation could boost local and national economies and global interconnections with a growing recognition that the private sector can play a bigger role in delivering the Sustainable Development Goal for sanitation, and help businesses understand value-added and product opportunities. This book proposes a pathway towards re-thinking the sanitation value chain (SVC) and suggests that it should cover all processes, activities, and products of enterprises/actors in the sanitation supply chain that provide value-added services within each stage. Following the Regenerative Sanitation Principles, this book presents a new perspective to the SVC known as the ‘integrated functional sanitation value chain’ (IFSVC) to address operational functions within sanitation systems in combination with sanitation enterprises, operators, and external actors that support the growth of the sanitation economy. The underlying premise of this book is that the IFSVC represents a new perspective that would have major social, environmental, and economic implications for local, national, regional, and global sanitation service delivery. It is hoped that researchers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, government officials, and funders will find this book valuable, and be inspired and enabled to carry sanitation work forward in their own spheres of operation. The book gives several examples of encouraging developments, particularly in technical and business model innovation. It is our hope that this book will provide the stimulus for new learning and its application, particularly through cross-disciplinary and cross-sector partnerships that bring together all the skills and capabilities needed to deliver a fully effective IFSVC.

2) Marine Plastics Abatement: Challenges, Implications, Assessments and Circularity (Volume 1)

Summary: Marine Plastics Abatement Volume 1 provides comprehensive knowledge of plastic pollutions in marine ecosystems and their implications on human health, especially from the contamination of micro and nano-plastic particles by which the levels of plastic pollutions in marine, aquatic, terrestrial, and atmospheric systems are described. In addition to emerging challenges by plastic pollution, this volume offers comprehensive assessment tools as well as practical models on “Circular Economy” with interesting real-world case studies and theoretical and numerical questions and solutions, recent scientific information, and practical exercises, to ensure a user-friendly text for readers.

3) Marine Plastics Abatement: technology, management, business and future trends (Volume 2)

Summary: Marine Plastics Abatement Volume 2 focuses on abatement strategies and up-to-date technological innovations against marine plastic pollution such as resource recovery, plastics-to-values, co-processing, dumpsite recovery, etc. With an understanding of technological solutions and proper management practices, this volume suggests ways to develop businesses from plastic wastes with several cases from developed and developing countries. Furthermore, business case studies are presented along with recent scientific information, and practical exercises together with discussions on future trends such as introduction of biodegradable, or decomposable plastics; product designs for recycling/upcycling; etc.


ISBN electronic: 9781789063448

Publication date: January 2023

Call Number for the print version: GC1085 M375  v.2