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EMC for Product Designers (Paperback, 5th edition): Tim Williams EMC for Product Designers (Paperback, 5th edition)
Tim Williams
R1,452 R1,235 Discovery Miles 12 350 Save R217 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

EMC for Product Designers, Fifth Edition, provides all the key information needed to meet the requirements of the EMC compliance standards. More importantly, it shows how to incorporate EMC principles into the product design process, avoiding cost and performance penalties to meet the needs of specific standards that produce a better overall product. As well as covering the 2016 versions of the EU EMC and Radio Directives, this new edition has been thoroughly updated to be in line with the latest best practices in EMC compliance and product design. Coverage now includes extra detail on the main automotive, military, and aerospace standards requirements, as well as a discussion of the issues raised by COTS equipment in military applications. New to this edition are chapters on functional safety, design and installation aspects of switchmode power converters with an introduction to EMC testing of integrated circuits, new details on CISPR 32/35, updates to new versions of the Directives DEF STAN 59-411, DO-160 and MIL STD 461, with more commentary on the implications and requirements of military and aerospace standards, and an added reference to CE Marking for military and problems of COTS. In addition, new sections on IC emissions measurements per IEC 61967 are included, along with new coverage of FFT/time domain receivers, an expanded section on military/aerospace transients, special references to DO160 lightning, added material on MIL STD 461 CE101, RE101, and RS101, the latest practice in PCB layout with a discussion of slots in ground planes, current practice on decoupling, extended coverage of DC-DC converters and motor drives, and a new section on switching inverter (motor drives, renewable energy converters, etc.) installation, and the latest 2016 mandatory regulations of the RTTE and EMC Directives.

Electrical Installation Designs (Paperback, 4th Edition): Bill Atkinson, Roger Lovegrove, Gary Gundry Electrical Installation Designs (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Bill Atkinson, Roger Lovegrove, Gary Gundry
R917 R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Save R251 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A practical and highly popular guide for electrical contractors of small installations, now fully revised in accordance with the latest wiring regulations The book is a clearly written practical guide on how to design and complete a range of electrical installation projects in a competitive manner, while ensuring full compliance with the new Wiring Regulations (updated late 2008). The updated regulations introduced changes in terminology, such as basic and fault protection , and also changed the regulation numbers. This new edition reflects these changes. It discusses new sections covering domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural projects, including material on marinas, caravan sites, and small scale floodlighting. This book provides guidance on certification and test methods, with full attention given to electrical safety requirements. Other brand new sections cover protective measures, additional protection by means of RCDs, the new cable guidelines for thin wall partitions and Part P of the Building Regulations. * Provides simple, practical guidance on how to design electrical installation projects, including worked examples and case studies * Covers new cable guidelines and Part P of the Building Regulations (Electrical Installations) in line with 17th edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 * New chapters on protective measures and additional protection by means of RCDs (residual current devices) * Features new wiring projects such as marinas, caravan sites and small scale floodlighting and street lighting * Fully illustrated, including illustrations new to the fourth edition

Energy for a Sustainable World - From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future (Paperback): Vincenzo Balzani, Nicola Armaroli Energy for a Sustainable World - From the Oil Age to a Sun-Powered Future (Paperback)
Vincenzo Balzani, Nicola Armaroli
R757 R646 Discovery Miles 6 460 Save R111 (15%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An easy read, balancing the pros and cons, this book surveys the energy issue from a broad scientific perspective while considering environmental, economic, and social factors. It explains the basic concepts, provides a historical overview of energy resources, assesses our unsustainable energy system based on fossil fuels, and shows that the energy crisis is not only a tough challenge, but also an unprecedented opportunity to become more concerned about the world in which we live and the society we have built up. By outlining the alternatives for today and the future, it gives an extensive overview on nuclear energy, solar thermal and photovoltaics, solar fuels, wind power, ocean energies and other renewables, highlighting the increasing importance of electricity and the long-term perspectives of a hydrogen-based economy. An excellent source of updated and carefully documented information on the entangled aspects of the energy issue, this book is a guide for scientists, students and teachers looking for ways out of the energy and climate crisis, and the problems and disparities generated during the fossil fuel era.

Micro-Hydro Design Manual - A Guide To Small-Scale Water Power Schemes (Paperback): Adam Harvey, Andy Brown Micro-Hydro Design Manual - A Guide To Small-Scale Water Power Schemes (Paperback)
Adam Harvey, Andy Brown
R952 R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Save R78 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book has grown from Intermediate Technology's field experiences with micro-hydro installations and covers operation and maintenance, commissioning, electrical power, induction generators, electronic controllers, management, and energy surveys.

Technologies and Eco-innovation towards Sustainability I - Eco Design of Products and Services (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Allen... Technologies and Eco-innovation towards Sustainability I - Eco Design of Products and Services (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Allen H. Hu, Mitsutaka Matsumoto, Tsai Chi Kuo, Shana Smith
R2,888 R2,190 Discovery Miles 21 900 Save R698 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This 2-volume book covers the state-of-the-art of the research and practices on eco-design. It covers the latest topics in the field: e.g. global eco-design management, big data in eco-design, social perspectives in eco-design; as well as emphasizing the developments in emerging economies such as Asian countries. Eco-design of products and product-related services are indispensable to realize the circular economy and to increase resource efficiencies of our society. Eco-design practices are necessary both in developed countries and developing countries. The book chapters are contributed by the worldwide authors, especially authors from East Asian countries, European countries, and Southeast Asian countries, and contains selected presentations at the EcoDesign2017 symposium (10th International Symposium on Environmentally Conscious Design and Inverse Manufacturing). The first volume highlights products and services, the chapters include the product life cycle design and business strategy, technologies for the future and sustainability, as well as social perspectives in eco-design.

Continuum Theory and Modeling of Thermoelectric Elements (Hardcover): Christophe Goupil Continuum Theory and Modeling of Thermoelectric Elements (Hardcover)
Christophe Goupil
R2,893 R2,293 Discovery Miles 22 930 Save R600 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Sound knowledge of the latest research results in the thermodynamics and design of thermoelectric devices, providing a solid foundation for thermoelectric element and module design in the technical development process and thus serving as an indispensable tool for any application development. The text is aimed mainly at the project developer in the field of thermoelectric technology, both in academia and industry, as well as at graduate and advanced undergraduate students. Some core sections address the specialist in the field of thermoelectric energy conversion, providing detailed discussion of key points with regard to optimization. The international team of authors with experience in thermoelectrics research represents such institutes as EnsiCaen Universite de Paris, JPL, CalTech, and the German Aerospace Center.

Practical Applications of Bayesian Reliability (Hardcover): Yan Liu, Athula I. Abeyratne Practical Applications of Bayesian Reliability (Hardcover)
Yan Liu, Athula I. Abeyratne
R1,815 R1,288 Discovery Miles 12 880 Save R527 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Demonstrates how to solve reliability problems using practical applications of Bayesian models This self-contained reference provides fundamental knowledge of Bayesian reliability and utilizes numerous examples to show how Bayesian models can solve real life reliability problems. It teaches engineers and scientists exactly what Bayesian analysis is, what its benefits are, and how they can apply the methods to solve their own problems. To help readers get started quickly, the book presents many Bayesian models that use JAGS and which require fewer than 10 lines of command. It also offers a number of short R scripts consisting of simple functions to help them become familiar with R coding. Practical Applications of Bayesian Reliability starts by introducing basic concepts of reliability engineering, including random variables, discrete and continuous probability distributions, hazard function, and censored data. Basic concepts of Bayesian statistics, models, reasons, and theory are presented in the following chapter. Coverage of Bayesian computation, Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, and Gibbs Sampling comes next. The book then goes on to teach the concepts of design capability and design for reliability; introduce Bayesian models for estimating system reliability; discuss Bayesian Hierarchical Models and their applications; present linear and logistic regression models in Bayesian Perspective; and more. Provides a step-by-step approach for developing advanced reliability models to solve complex problems, and does not require in-depth understanding of statistical methodology Educates managers on the potential of Bayesian reliability models and associated impact Introduces commonly used predictive reliability models and advanced Bayesian models based on real life applications Includes practical guidelines to construct Bayesian reliability models along with computer codes for all of the case studies JAGS and R codes are provided on an accompanying website to enable practitioners to easily copy them and tailor them to their own applications Practical Applications of Bayesian Reliability is a helpful book for industry practitioners such as reliability engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, product engineers, system engineers, and materials scientists whose work includes predicting design or product performance.

Nano-Energetic Materials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Shantanu Bhattacharya, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, T Rajagopalan, Vinay K Patel Nano-Energetic Materials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Shantanu Bhattacharya, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, T Rajagopalan, Vinay K Patel
R3,104 R2,379 Discovery Miles 23 790 Save R725 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents the latest research on the area of nano-energetic materials, their synthesis, fabrication, patterning, application and integration with various MEMS systems and platforms. Keeping in mind the applications for this field in aerospace and defense sectors, the articles in this volume contain contributions by leading researchers in the field, who discuss the current challenges and future perspectives. This volume will be of use to researchers working on various applications of high-energy research.

A Field Guide to American Windmills (Hardcover, New edition): T Lindsay Baker A Field Guide to American Windmills (Hardcover, New edition)
T Lindsay Baker; Foreword by Donald E. Green
R1,838 R1,389 Discovery Miles 13 890 Save R449 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Traces the history of the use of windmills in the United States and surveys the various types of American windmills.

Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability - 3 Volume Set (Hardcover): Baldev. Raj, Marcel van de Voorde, Yashwant Mahajan Nanotechnology for Energy Sustainability - 3 Volume Set (Hardcover)
Baldev. Raj, Marcel van de Voorde, Yashwant Mahajan
R11,434 R8,525 Discovery Miles 85 250 Save R2,909 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In three handy volumes, this ready reference provides a detailed overview of nanotechnology as it is applied to energy sustainability. Clearly structured, following an introduction, the first part of the book is dedicated to energy production, renewable energy, energy storage, energy distribution, and energy conversion and harvesting. The second part then goes on to discuss nano-enabled materials, energy conservation and management, technological and intellectual property-related issues and markets and environmental remediation. The text concludes with a look at and recommendations for future technology advances. An essential handbook for all experts in the field - from academic researchers and engineers to developers in industry.

Radio-Frequency Electronics - Circuits and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Jon B. Hagen Radio-Frequency Electronics - Circuits and Applications (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Jon B. Hagen
R1,662 R1,562 Discovery Miles 15 620 Save R100 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This second, updated edition of the best-selling Radio-Frequency Electronics introduces the basic concepts and key circuits of radio-frequency systems. It covers the fundamental principles applying to all radio devices, from wireless single-chip data transceivers to high-power broadcast transmitters. This new edition is extensively revised and expanded throughout, including additional chapters on radar, digital modulation, GPS navigation, and S-parameter circuit analysis. New worked examples and end-of-chapter problems are included to aid and test understanding of the topics covered, as well as numerous extra figures to provide a visual aid to learning. Key topics covered include filters, amplifiers, oscillators, modulators, low-noise amplifiers, phase lock loops, transformers, waveguides, and antennas. Assuming no prior knowledge of radio electronics, this is a perfect introduction to the subject. It is an ideal textbook for junior or senior courses in electrical engineering, as well as an invaluable reference for professional engineers in this area.

Engineering Green Chemical Processes: Renewable and Sustainable Design (Hardcover, Ed): Thomas F. DeRosa Engineering Green Chemical Processes: Renewable and Sustainable Design (Hardcover, Ed)
Thomas F. DeRosa
R2,314 R2,118 Discovery Miles 21 180 Save R196 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Cutting-edge advances in green chemistryBased on data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Engineering Green Chemical Processes describes sustainable breakthroughs in chemical research and industrial engineering. The chemical agents and polymers described in this book were synthesized without the use of petrochemicals as reagents. Instead, they were obtained solely through synthetic methods which minimize or eliminate chemical waste, require minimum energy input, and use renewable materials. Emerging synthetic selections currently under investigation in both academic and industrial research facilities worldwide are also discussed in this pioneering work. Applications covered include: AntibioticsAutomotiveBiosolventsCandlesChemical additivesCoatingsCosmeticsDetergentsDiesel fuelEyeglassesFibersFood packagingGasolineIndustrial chemicalsLubricantsNanoparticlesPaintPhotosensitive additivesPlasticizersPolymersRemediation processesRoadway repairsSurfactantsThermoplasticsToners

Advanced Engine Diagnostics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Jai Gopal Gupta, Nikhil Sharma, Akhilendra Pratap... Advanced Engine Diagnostics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Jai Gopal Gupta, Nikhil Sharma, Akhilendra Pratap Singh
R3,099 R2,375 Discovery Miles 23 750 Save R724 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book describes the discusses advanced fuels and combustion, emission control techniques, after-treatment systems, simulations and fault diagnostics, including discussions on different engine diagnostic techniques such as particle image velocimetry (PIV), phase Doppler interferometry (PDI), laser ignition. This volume bridges the gap between basic concepts and advanced research in internal combustion engine diagnostics, making it a useful reference for both students and researchers whose work focuses on achieving higher fuel efficiency and lowering emissions.

Renewable Energy Engineering (Paperback): Nicholas Jenkins, Janaka Ekanayake Renewable Energy Engineering (Paperback)
Nicholas Jenkins, Janaka Ekanayake
R965 Discovery Miles 9 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides a quantitative yet accessible overview of renewable energy engineering practice and the technologies that will transform our energy supply system over the coming years. Covering wind, hydro, solar thermal, photovoltaic, ocean and bioenergy, the text is suitable for engineering undergraduates as well as graduate students from other numerate degrees. The technologies involved, background theory and how projects are developed, constructed, and operated are described. Worked examples of the simple techniques used to calculate the output of renewable energy schemes engage students by showing how theory relates to real applications. Tutorial chapters provide background material, supporting students from a range of disciplines and ensuring they receive the broad understanding essential for a successful career in the field. Over 150 end-of-chapter problems are included with answers to the problems available in the book and full solutions at www.cambridge.org/jenkins, password-protected for instructors.

Biodiversity and Wind Farms in Portugal - Current knowledge and insights for an integrated impact assessment process... Biodiversity and Wind Farms in Portugal - Current knowledge and insights for an integrated impact assessment process (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Miguel Mascarenhas, Ana Teresa Marques, Ricardo Ramalho, Dulce Santos, Joana Bernardino, …
R2,712 R2,258 Discovery Miles 22 580 Save R454 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book presents a review of the state-of-the-art knowledge on the interactions between biodiversity and wind energy development, focused on the Portuguese reality. The volume addresses the particularities of the impact assessment procedures in Portugal, contrasting it with the international practices and presenting its main findings by covering the following broader themes: i) evaluation of spatial and temporal dynamics of wildlife affected by wind farms, including birds, bats and terrestrial mammals (in particularly Portuguese wolf population); ii) the methodologies used to assess impacts caused by this type of developments in biodiversity; iii) the best practice methodologies to implement an adaptive management approach to reconcile biodiversity and wind farms. The knowledge presented in this book was gathered through the research and development activities developed by Bioinsight company (former Bio3 company) during the last 13 years and partially funded by a R&D project designated as "Integrated solutions for biodiversity management at wind farms: reduce and compensate bird and bat mortality" (acronym: Wind & Biodiversity), co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (FEDER), under the Regional Operational Programme of Centre (Mais Centro). This volume fills a void in the literature as a book giving insights on the best practices to install and manage a wind farm from a biodiversity management point of view, while establishing a commitment between economic sustainability and biodiversity conservation.

Gas Treating - Absorption Theory and Practice (Hardcover): Dag Eimer Gas Treating - Absorption Theory and Practice (Hardcover)
Dag Eimer
R2,357 R1,664 Discovery Miles 16 640 Save R693 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Gas Treating: Absorption Theory and Practice provides an introduction to the treatment of natural gas, synthesis gas and flue gas, addressing why it is necessary and the challenges involved. The book concentrates in particular on the absorption desorption process and mass transfer coupled with chemical reaction. Following a general introduction to gas treatment, the chemistry of CO2, H2S and amine systems is described, and selected topics from physical chemistry with relevance to gas treating are presented. Thereafter the absorption process is discussed in detail, column hardware is explained and the traditional mass transfer model mechanisms are presented together with mass transfer correlations. This is followed by the central point of the text in which mass transfer is combined with chemical reaction, highlighting the associated possibilities and problems. Experimental techniques, data analysis and modelling are covered, and the book concludes with a discussion on various process elements which are important in the absorption desorption process, but are often neglected in its treatment. These include heat exchange, solution management, process flowsheet variations, choice of materials and degradation of absorbents. The text is rounded off with an overview of the current state of research in this field and a discussion of real-world applications. This book is a practical introduction to gas treating for practicing process engineers and chemical engineers working on purification technologies and gas treatment, in particular, those working on CO2 abatement processes, as well as post-graduate students in process engineering, chemical engineering and chemistry.

Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007 (Vol.1-Vol.5) - Solar Energy and Human Settlement (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): D. Yogi... Proceedings of ISES World Congress 2007 (Vol.1-Vol.5) - Solar Energy and Human Settlement (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
D. Yogi Goswami, Yuwen Zhao
R12,555 R11,150 Discovery Miles 111 500 Save R1,405 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

ISES Solar World Congress is the most important conference in the solar energy field around the world. The subject of ISES SWC 2007 is Solar Energy and Human Settlement; it is the first time that it is held in China. This book consists of 619 papers and 23 invited papers, whose authors are top scientists and experts in the world.

ISES SWC 2007 covers all aspects of renewable energy, including PV, collector, solar thermal electricity, wind, biomass energy and so on. Therefore, many papers cover more than one research area and bring forward new cross-disciplinary technology, including BIPV, solar hydrogen production and polytechnic system, which bring forth the state of art of solar energy technology.

Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonalds (Paperback): Paul Facella, Adina M. Genn Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonalds (Paperback)
Paul Facella, Adina M. Genn
R610 R472 Discovery Miles 4 720 Save R138 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

What is it about McDonald's that has enabled it to produce more millionaires from within its ranks than any company in history? What earns the undying respect and loyalty of its franchisees, vendors, and 47 million customers served daily, from Moscow to Evansville to Rio de Janeiro? And how does it continue to expand its products, retool its image, and become more popular with each passing year? Few authors are as qualified to answer those questions as company insider Paul Facella. Beginning behind the counter at age 16, Paul literally grew up at McDonald's. From counter, to grill, to Regional Vice President, he has, over the course of his distinguished 34-year career, developed an intimate knowledge of the fast-food giant's management practices and culture. He's also forged personal ties to its legendary leaders, including founder Ray Kroc and CEOs Fred Turner, Mike Quinlan, Jack Greenberg, former President Ed Rensi, and current CEO Jim Skinner. Everything I Know Ab out Business I Learned at McDonald's delivers an up-close-and-personal look at a company where talent is cultivated and encouraged to thrive, from the individual restaurant to the corner office. With the help of in-depth interviews and "in their own words" commentaries from company executives, franchisees, and vendors, he explores McDonald's result-driven culture, and reveals the core principles, first laid down by founder Ray Kroc in 1955, that have successfully guided the company for more than five decades. Finally, Paul distills all that knowledge and experience into powerful lessons on teamwork, leadership, integrity, communication, and relationship building that you'll use to achieve stellar results in your company-whether your goal is to build an international business empire of your own, or just the best darned shop in town.

Refinery Engineering - Integrated Process Modeling and Optimization (Paperback): Ai-Fu Chang, Kiran Pashikanti, Y.A. Liu Refinery Engineering - Integrated Process Modeling and Optimization (Paperback)
Ai-Fu Chang, Kiran Pashikanti, Y.A. Liu
R2,390 R1,915 Discovery Miles 19 150 Save R475 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Petroleum refining is one of the most important yet challenging industries, and continues to be a major contributor in the production of transportation fuels and chemicals. Current economic, regulatory and environmental concerns place significant pressure on refiners to upgrade and optimize the refining process. At the same time, new product demands are urging refiners to explore alternative processing units and feedstocks.

This textbook represents a pioneering and comprehensive introduction to this complex subject, using many of the tools and techniques currently employed in modern refinery process simulation.

Adopting a systematic and practical approach, the authors include the theory, case studies and hands-on workshops, explaining how to work with real data. As a result, senior-level undergraduate and graduate students, as well as industrial engineers learn how to develop and use the latest computer models for the predictive modeling and optimization of integrated refinery processes.

Additional material is available online providing relevant spreadsheets and simulation files for all the models and examples presented in the book.

Handbook of Concentrator Photovoltaic Technology (Hardcover): Carlos Algora, Ignacio Rey-Stolle Handbook of Concentrator Photovoltaic Technology (Hardcover)
Carlos Algora, Ignacio Rey-Stolle
R2,292 R1,626 Discovery Miles 16 260 Save R666 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV) is one of the most promising technologies to produce solar electricity at competitive prices. High performing CPV systems with efficiencies well over 30% and multi-megawatt CPV plants are now a reality. As a result of these achievements, the global CPV market is expected to grow dramatically over the next few years reaching cumulative installed capacity of 12.5 GW by 2020. In this context, both new and consolidated players are moving fast to gain a strategic advantage in this emerging market. Written with clear, brief and self-contained technical explanations, Handbook of Concentrator Photovoltaic Technology provides a complete overview of CPV covering: the fundamentals of solar radiation, solar cells, concentrator optics, modules and trackers; all aspects of characterization and reliability; case studies based on the description of actual systems and plants in the field; environmental impact, market potential and cost analysis. CPV technology is at a key point of expansion. This timely handbook aims to provide a comprehensive assessment of all CPV scientific, technological and engineering background with a view to equipping engineers and industry professionals with all of the vital information they need to help them sustain the impetus of this encouraging technology. Key features: * Uniquely combines an explanation of the fundamentals of CPV systems and components with an overview of the market place and their real-life applications. * Each chapter is written by well-known industry specialists with extensive expertise in each particular field of CPV technology. * Reviews the basic concepts of multi-junction solar cells and new concepts for CPV cells, highlighting the key differences between them. * Demonstrates the state of the art of several CPV centres and companies. * Facilitates future cost calculation models for CPV. * Features extensive case studies in each chapter, including coverage of CPV modules and systems.

Energy Generation using Reverse Electrodialysis - Principles, Implementation and Applications (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019):... Energy Generation using Reverse Electrodialysis - Principles, Implementation and Applications (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Daejoong Kim, Kilsung Kwon, Deok Han Kim, Longnan Li
R1,100 R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Save R201 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book provides an introduction to the working principles of reverse electrodialysis and its practical application in the generation of electricity. Salinity gradient energy (SGE) has received significant attention recently due to the energy crisis resulting from the depletion of fossil fuels and the growth in energy demand. There are currently three methods to convert SGE into electricity: pressure retarded osmosis (PRO), reverse electrodialysis (RED), and capacitive mixing (CAPMIX). This book covers the theory and implementation of reverse electrodialysis, which uses ion exchange membranes to selectively deliver cations or anions, and its advantages over other methods, such as high reliability without any moving parts, the direct energy conversion process from chemical energy to electrical energy, and its low fouling rate. All of these have made RED an attractive option, however, there are various challenges in the route to commercialization and these are also described. The book summarizes the research progress and current status of RED, with a final chapter considering the outlook for the future of the technology at a commercial level.

Impending World Energy Mess - What it is & What it Means to YOU! (Paperback): Robert L. Hirsch, Roger H. Bezdek, Robert M.... Impending World Energy Mess - What it is & What it Means to YOU! (Paperback)
Robert L. Hirsch, Roger H. Bezdek, Robert M. Wendling
R481 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R185 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"The Impending World Energy Mess" will help educate readers

about the realities of energy in general and oil in particular.

The reader will be able to cut through the smokescreens that various self interests

have, and are promulgating and understand that there are a number of credible

studies that clearly demonstrate that world oil production is close to going into

decline, which will create long-term world oil shortages.

The huge economic impacts associated with impending oil shortages are brought

into sober, balanced perspective and readers are given tools to minimize the

impending negative impacts on their personal lives.

Finally, "The Impending World Energy Mess" provides a balanced discussion of the

strengths and weaknesses of a number of electric power production technologies,

and in particular, the inherent weaknesses in solar and renewable technologies.

Advanced Characterization Techniques for Thin Film Solar Cells (Hardcover, 2 Volumes, 2nd Edition): Daniel Abou-Ras, Thomas... Advanced Characterization Techniques for Thin Film Solar Cells (Hardcover, 2 Volumes, 2nd Edition)
Daniel Abou-Ras, Thomas Kirchartz, Uwe Rau
R5,811 R3,603 Discovery Miles 36 030 Save R2,208 (38%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book focuses on advanced characterization methods for thin-film solar cells that have proven their relevance both for academic and corporate photovoltaic research and development. After an introduction to thin-film photovoltaics, highly experienced experts report on device and materials characterization methods such as electroluminescence analysis, capacitance spectroscopy, and various microscopy methods. In the final part of the book simulation techniques are presented which are used for ab-initio calculations of relevant semiconductors and for device simulations in 1D, 2D and 3D. Building on a proven concept, this new edition also covers thermography, transient optoelectronic methods, and absorption and photocurrent spectroscopy.

Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream (Hardcover): Nimir O. Elbashir, Mahmoud M El-Halwagi, Ioannis G. Economou,... Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream (Hardcover)
Nimir O. Elbashir, Mahmoud M El-Halwagi, Ioannis G. Economou, Kenneth R. Hall
R3,631 R2,550 Discovery Miles 25 500 Save R1,081 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive review of the current status and challenges for natural gas and shale gas production, treatment and monetization technologies Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream presents an international perspective on the production and monetization of shale gas and natural gas. The authors review techno-economic assessments of the midstream and downstream natural gas processing technologies. Comprehensive in scope, the text offers insight into the current status and the challenges facing the advancement of the midstream natural gas treatments. Treatments covered include gas sweeting processes, sulfur recovery units, gas dehydration and natural gas pipeline transportation. The authors highlight the downstream processes including physical treatment and chemical conversion of both direct and indirect conversion. The book also contains an important overview of natural gas monetization processes and the potential for shale gas to play a role in the future of the energy market, specifically for the production of ultra-clean fuels and value-added chemicals. This vital resource: Provides fundamental chemical engineering aspects of natural gas technologies Covers topics related to upstream, midstream and downstream natural gas treatment and processing Contains well-integrated coverage of several technologies and processes for treatment and production of natural gas Highlights the economic factors and risks facing the monetization technologies Discusses supply chain, environmental and safety issues associated with the emerging shale gas industry Identifies future trends in educational and research opportunities, directions and emerging opportunities in natural gas monetization Includes contributions from leading researchers in academia and industry Written for Industrial scientists, academic researchers and government agencies working on developing and sustaining state-of-the-art technologies in gas and fuels production and processing, Natural Gas Processing from Midstream to Downstream provides a broad overview of the current status and challenges for natural gas production, treatment and monetization technologies.

Cradle to Cradle - (Patterns of Life) (Paperback): Michael Braungart, William McDonough Cradle to Cradle - (Patterns of Life) (Paperback)
Michael Braungart, William McDonough 1
R235 R185 Discovery Miles 1 850 Save R50 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

PATTERNS OF LIFE: SPECIAL EDITIONS OF GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE BOOKS This book proposes a new vision for modern industry. Instead of our current wasteful and polluting methods of manufacturing, we could be taking nature as a model for making things. With the right redesign, objects that have come to the end of their useful lives should provide the basis for something new. In designing and producing products we need to stop worrying about being `less bad' and start finding ways of actually being good. Find here a radical manifesto and a plan for our planet in which all waste can be put to good use.

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