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Expanders for Oil and Gas Operations (Hardcover, Ed): Murari Singh, Michael J. Drosjack, David H. Linden Expanders for Oil and Gas Operations (Hardcover, Ed)
Murari Singh, Michael J. Drosjack, David H. Linden
R2,456 Discovery Miles 24 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Full coverage of the expander machines used to extract power from waste fluid gas in the chemical process and refining industries

"Expanders for Chemical Process" describes the engineering analyses required to design and build expanders for particular applications. In an ever-increasing push toward energy conservation, sustainability, green manufacturing, and green chemistry, chemical plants are recovering waste fluid gas energy using expanders. This book explains how to harvest this energy to power other machines. In each case, there are unique conditions that require specialized design and applications. This timely guide offers complete details on expanders. Written by recognized world experts and engineers with experience in the design, application, operation, and troubleshooting of expanders Evaluates existing designs for various applications and considers design modifications and enhancements Covers materials of construction, flowpath configuration, rotor and blade designs, pressure casings, and auxiliaries such as bearings, seals, and cooling Discusses troubleshooting large, expensive equipment Describes the operating facilities in which expanders are applied

Handbook of Clean Energy Systems - 6 Volume Set (Hardcover): Jinyue Yan Handbook of Clean Energy Systems - 6 Volume Set (Hardcover)
Jinyue Yan
R26,041 R24,034 Discovery Miles 240 340 Save R2,007 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The Handbook of Clean Energy Systems brings together an international team of experts to present a comprehensive overview of the latest research, developments and practical applications throughout all areas of clean energy systems. Consolidating information which is currently scattered across a wide variety of literature sources, the handbook covers a broad range of topics in this interdisciplinary research field including both fossil and renewable energy systems. The development of intelligent energy systems for efficient energy processes and mitigation technologies for the reduction of environmental pollutants is explored in depth, and environmental, social and economic impacts are also addressed. Topics covered include: Volume 1 - Renewable Energy: Biomass resources and biofuel production; Bioenergy Utilization; Solar Energy; Wind Energy; Geothermal Energy; Tidal Energy. Volume 2 - Clean Energy Conversion Technologies: Steam/Vapor Power Generation; Gas Turbines Power Generation; Reciprocating Engines; Fuel Cells; Cogeneration and Polygeneration. Volume 3 - Mitigation Technologies: Carbon Capture; Negative Emissions System; Carbon Transportation; Carbon Storage; Emission Mitigation Technologies; Efficiency Improvements and Waste Management; Waste to Energy. Volume 4 - Intelligent Energy Systems: Future Electricity Markets; Diagnostic and Control of Energy Systems; New Electric Transmission Systems; Smart Grid and Modern Electrical Systems; Energy Efficiency of Municipal Energy Systems; Energy Efficiency of Industrial Energy Systems; Consumer Behaviors; Load Control and Management; Electric Car and Hybrid Car; Energy Efficiency Improvement. Volume 5 - Energy Storage: Thermal Energy Storage; Chemical Storage; Mechanical Storage; Electrochemical Storage; Integrated Storage Systems. Volume 6 - Sustainability of Energy Systems: Sustainability Indicators, Evaluation Criteria, and Reporting; Regulation and Policy; Finance and Investment; Emission Trading; Modeling and Analysis of Energy Systems; Energy vs. Development; Low Carbon Economy; Energy Efficiencies and Emission Reduction. Key features: Comprising over 3,500 pages in 6 volumes, HCES presents a comprehensive overview of the latest research, developments and practical applications throughout all areas of clean energy systems, consolidating a wealth of information which is currently scattered across a wide variety of literature sources. In addition to renewable energy systems, HCES also covers processes for the efficient and clean conversion of traditional fuels such as coal, oil and gas, energy storage systems, mitigation technologies for the reduction of environmental pollutants, and the development of intelligent energy systems. Environmental, social and economic impacts of energy systems are also addressed in depth. Published in full colour throughout. Fully indexed with cross referencing within and between all six volumes. Edited by leading researchers from academia and industry who are internationally renowned and active in their respective fields. Published in print and online. The online version is a single publication (i.e. no updates), available for one-time purchase or through annual subscription.

Turbulent Premixed Flames (Hardcover): Nedunchezhian Swaminathan, K.N.C. Bray Turbulent Premixed Flames (Hardcover)
Nedunchezhian Swaminathan, K.N.C. Bray
R2,415 R2,223 Discovery Miles 22 230 Save R192 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A work on turbulent premixed combustion is timely because of increased concern about the environmental impact of combustion and the search for new combustion concepts and technologies. An improved understanding of lean fuel turbulent premixed flames must play a central role in the fundamental science of these new concepts. Lean premixed flames have the potential to offer ultra-low emission levels, but they are notoriously susceptible to combustion oscillations. Thus, sophisticated control measures are inevitably required. The editors' intent is to set out the modeling aspects in the field of turbulent premixed combustion. Good progress has been made recently on this topic. Thus, it is timely to edit a cohesive volume containing contributions from international experts on various subtopics of the lean premixed flame problem.

Large-Scale Solar Thermal Power - Technologies, Costs and Development (Hardcover): Werner Vogel, Henry Kalb Large-Scale Solar Thermal Power - Technologies, Costs and Development (Hardcover)
Werner Vogel, Henry Kalb
R3,313 R2,690 Discovery Miles 26 900 Save R623 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This important contribution to the issue of renewable energy describes the technical and economical requirements of mass-produced solar thermal power plants, from the different types of power plants to the development needs and a massive development program. The authors - renowned and experienced experts in the field - show that solar thermal power plants, because of their simple technology, are easy to build with high production rates and therefore can play a substantial role in the rapid substitution of fossil fuels. On the basis of solar thermal power (using long distance transmission) and coal from substituted coal plants, a future energy system is described supplying gas and liquid fuels. This is the first discussion of a complete concept, of a crash-strategy, for the partial replacement of oil and natural gas.

Essentials of Energy Technology - Sources, Transport, Storage, Conservation (Paperback): Jochen Fricke, Walter L. Borst Essentials of Energy Technology - Sources, Transport, Storage, Conservation (Paperback)
Jochen Fricke, Walter L. Borst
R1,585 R1,330 Discovery Miles 13 300 Save R255 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An in-depth understanding of energy technology, sources, conversion, storage, transport and conservation is crucial for developing a sustainable and economically viable energy infrastructure. This need, for example, is addressed in university courses with a special focus on the energy mix of renewable and depletable energy resources.

Energy makes our lives comfortable, and the existence of amenities such as heaters, cars, warm water, household appliances and electrical light is characteristic for a developed economy. Supplying the industrial or individual energy consumer with energy 24 hours a day is a non-trivial challenge, especially in times where the energy is coming from very diverse resources such as oil, gas, nuclear fuels, wind, sun, or waves.

This book gives physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science students insights in the basics of energy and energy technology. It was developed along a successful course for advanced bachelor or graduate students and is written in a didactic style. The problems and solutions at the end of each chapter are ideal for exams and make self-study easy. Topics covered include energy from fossil and nuclear fuels, renewable sources, energy transport, storage, and conservation.

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

Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.): Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter... Statics - Formulas and Problems, No. 1 - Engineering Mechanics (Paperback, 2017 ed.)
Dietmar Gross, Wolfgang Ehlers, Peter Wriggers, Jorg Schroder, Ralf Muller
R677 R489 Discovery Miles 4 890 Save R188 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book contains the most important formulas and more than 160 completely solved problems from Statics. It provides engineering students material to improve their skills and helps to gain experience in solving engineering problems. Particular emphasis is placed on finding the solution path and formulating the basic equations. Topics include: - Equilibrium - Center of Gravity, Center of Mass, Centroids - Support Reactions - Trusses - Beams, Frames, Arches - Cables - Work and Potential Energy - Static and Kinetic Friction - Moments of Inertia

Petroleum and Public Safety - Risk Management in the Gulf South, 1901-2015 (Hardcover): James B McSwain Petroleum and Public Safety - Risk Management in the Gulf South, 1901-2015 (Hardcover)
James B McSwain
R1,133 Discovery Miles 11 330 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment (Hardcover, Ed): David Herres Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment (Hardcover, Ed)
David Herres
R1,121 R846 Discovery Miles 8 460 Save R275 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A PRACTICAL GUIDE that shows maintenance and construction electricians how to successfully repair commercial and industrial electrical equipment

"Troubleshooting and Repairing Commercial Electrical Equipment" is the first work that offers a practical approach to diagnosing and repairing commercial/industrial electrical equipment - covering everything from motors, computers, elevators, and fire alarm systems to heavy-duty ovens and audio equipment. If you are a licensed construction or maintenance electrician who repairs malfunctioning industrial electrical equipment, this one-of-a-kind guide can help you become more competent in your profession.

Inside you'll find ways to become faster, more efficient, and able to achieve a much higher success rate in restoring large electrical equipment without damaging it, introducing an additional defect, or creating a hazard. This invaluable resource also includes information for those seeking licensing and certification, as well as different measures that should be taken to ensure that a UL or other agency listing is not voided. Presents a new system of diagnostics based on the difficulty of each procedure and the probability of its success Emphasizes a practical approach to ensure that equipment is fixed properly Uses a blend of basic electrical theory and sophisticated mathematical equations that both experienced technicians and apprentices can learn from Includes separate chapters on elevators, fire alarm systems, motors, largescale stereo equipment, and industrial appliances Discusses related licensing and certification as they pertain to troubleshooting and repair Written by a Master Electrician with more than 35 years of experience

Guidance Note 6: Protection Against Overcurrent (Paperback, 8th edition): The Institution of Engineering and Technology Guidance Note 6: Protection Against Overcurrent (Paperback, 8th edition)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology 1
R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Guidance Note 6: Protection Against Overcurrent is a key guide to this important area of BS 7671. It is intended for all involved with specifying, designing, installing or verifying electrical installations and has been fully updated to BS 7671:2018. The 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations publishes in July 2018 and comes into effect on 1st January 2019. All new installations from this point must comply with BS 7671:2018.

Transition to Renewable Energy Systems (Hardcover): Detlef Stolten, Viktor Scherer Transition to Renewable Energy Systems (Hardcover)
Detlef Stolten, Viktor Scherer
R5,820 R4,671 Discovery Miles 46 710 Save R1,149 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In the wake of global climate change and increasing geopolitical instability of oil supply an accelerated transition to renewable energy system gets increasingly important, if not unavoidable.

This book encompasses reports of select energy strategies as well as in-depth technical information of the already or potentially involved technologies. On the one hand, it compiles the description of technologies that already proved to be game changers of the energy supply in some countries, i.e. solar, wind, biomass and hydro power, with a strong focus on data, facts and figures that are needed to design a renewable energy system for a region or a country. On the other hand, this book compiles many more technologies that bear the potential to become game changes in some regions or countries, like maritime power technologies or geothermal energy. The focus on the whole energy system involves particular consideration of storage technologies for the fluctuating renewable energy input as well as an overview on energy transportation as electrical or chemical energy. Also the end-use of the renewable energy is considered if the energy system is affected, like in automotive transportation via battery or fuel cell vehicles.

Postulating climate change as a major driver for renewable energies, the articles of the book are written assuming the time-line of 2050 for a major CO2 reduction in order to fulfill the UN global warming goal of 2C. Hence, technologies that have a potential to leave the research stage by 2030 are considered since further ten years are required for industrial development and market penetration each. "Transition to Renewable Energy Systems" provides specific insights for energy engineers, process engineers, chemists, and physicists, as well as a sufficiently broad scope to be able to understand the challenges, opportunities and implications of a transition to renewable energy systems so that strategies can be cast.

Offshore Wind Energy Generation - Control, Protection, and Integration to Electrical Systems (Hardcover): Olimpo Anaya-Lara,... Offshore Wind Energy Generation - Control, Protection, and Integration to Electrical Systems (Hardcover)
Olimpo Anaya-Lara, David Campos-Gaona, Edgar Moreno-Goytia, Grain Adam
R2,081 R1,471 Discovery Miles 14 710 Save R610 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The offshore wind sector s trend towards larger turbines, bigger wind farm projects and greater distance to shore has a critical impact on grid connection requirements for offshore wind power plants. This important reference sets out the fundamentals and latest innovations in electrical systems and control strategies deployed in offshore electricity grids for wind power integration. Includes: * All current and emerging technologies for offshore wind integration and trends in energy storage systems, fault limiters, superconducting cables and gas-insulated transformers * Protection of offshore wind farms illustrating numerous system integration and protection challenges through case studies * Modelling of doubly-fed induction generators (DFIG) and full-converter wind turbines structures together with an explanation of the smart grid concept in the context of wind farms * Comprehensive material on power electronic equipment employed in wind turbines with emphasis on enabling technologies (HVDC, STATCOM) to facilitate the connection and compensation of large-scale onshore and offshore wind farms * Worked examples and case studies to help understand the dynamic interaction between HVDC links and offshore wind generation * Concise description of the voltage source converter topologies, control and operation for offshore wind farm applications * Companion website containing simulation models of the cases discussed throughout Equipping electrical engineers for the engineering challenges in utility-scale offshore wind farms, this is an essential resource for power system and connection code designers and pratitioners dealing with integation of wind generation and the modelling and control of wind turbines. It will also provide high-level support to academic researchers and advanced students in power and renewable energy as well as technical and research staff in transmission and distribution system operators and in wind turbine and electrical equipment manufacturers.

Graphene-based Energy Devices (Hardcover): A. Rashid Bin Mohd Yusoff Graphene-based Energy Devices (Hardcover)
A. Rashid Bin Mohd Yusoff
R2,798 R2,498 Discovery Miles 24 980 Save R300 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This first book dedicated to the topic provides an up-to-date account of the many opportunities graphene offers for robust, workable energy generation and storage devices. Following a brief overview of the fundamentals of graphene, including the main synthesis techniques, characterization methods and properties, the first part goes on to deal with graphene for energy storage applications, such as lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors and hydrogen storage. The second part is concerned with graphene-based energy-generation devices, in particular conventional as well as microbial and enzymatic fuel cells, with chapters on graphene photovoltaics rounding off the book. Throughout, device architectures are not only discussed on a laboratory scale, but also ways for upscaling to an industrial level, including manufacturing processes and quality control. By bridging academic research and industrial development this is invaluable reading for materials scientists, physical chemists, electrochemists, solid state physicists, and those working in the electrotechnical industry.

Green Energetic Materials (Hardcover): Tore Brinck Green Energetic Materials (Hardcover)
Tore Brinck
R2,526 R1,777 Discovery Miles 17 770 Save R749 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This comprehensive book presents a detailed account of research and recent developments in the field of green energetic materials, including pyrotechnics, explosives and propellants. This area is attracting increasing interest in the community as it undergoes a transition from using traditional processes, to more environmentally-friendly procedures. The book covers the entire line of research from the initial theoretical modelling and design of new materials, to the development of sustainable manufacturing processes. It also addresses materials that have already reached the production line, as well as considering future developments in this evolving field.

Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century (Paperback): Scott L. Montgomery, Thomas Graham Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century (Paperback)
Scott L. Montgomery, Thomas Graham
R578 R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Save R125 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Nuclear power is not an option for the future but an absolute necessity. Global threats of climate change and lethal air pollution, killing millions each year, make it clear that nuclear and renewable energy must work together, as non-carbon sources of energy. Fortunately, a new era of growth in this energy source is underway in developing nations, though not yet in the West. Seeing the Light is the first book to clarify these realities and discuss their implications for coming decades. Readers will learn how, why, and where the new nuclear era is happening, what new technologies are involved, and what this means for preventing the proliferation of weapons. This book is the best work available for becoming fully informed about this key subject, for students, the general public, and anyone interested in the future of energy production, and, thus, the future of humanity on planet Earth.

Power Plant Stability Capacitors and Grounding: Numerical Solutions - Numerical Solutions (Hardcover, Ed): Orlando N Acosta Power Plant Stability Capacitors and Grounding: Numerical Solutions - Numerical Solutions (Hardcover, Ed)
Orlando N Acosta
R1,535 Discovery Miles 15 350 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Design and maintain highly stable electrical power systems "Power Plant Stability, Capacitors, and Grounding" is filled with numerical solutions of differential equations to help you solve complex electrical problems regarding the stability of powergenerating systems. After an overview of fundamental electrical engineering concepts, the book focuses on power system stability, high-voltage capacitors, safety, and electrical substation grounding systems.

Case studies, problems, and examples are worked out and explained in great detail. The material presented in this practical guide is essential for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the vast network of interconnected electrical power systems.

Coverage includes:
* Power system basic knowledge * Power system stability * Transient stability problem in a simple electrical network * Transient stability problem in a multimachine network * High-voltage AC capacitors - Substation grounding * Dangerous electric currents * Ground grid preliminary design - Principles of ground mat design * Ground mat design with nonuniform current distribution

Beyond Oil and Gas - The Methanol Economy (Paperback, 3rd Edition): George A. Olah, Alain Goeppert, G.K.Surya Prakash Beyond Oil and Gas - The Methanol Economy (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
George A. Olah, Alain Goeppert, G.K.Surya Prakash
R1,027 R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Save R279 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Completely revised and updated, the third edition of this bestseller discusses the concept and ongoing development of using methanol as a transportation fuel, energy storage medium, and as a raw material to replace oil. The contents have also been expanded by 15% with new chapters on energy storage, methanol from biomass and waste products, as well as on carbon dioxide recycling. Written by Nobel laureate George Olah, this is an inspiring read for anyone concerned with the major challenge posed by tomorrow?s energy and environmental problems.

Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Mehrdad Ehsani, Yimin Gao, Stefano... Modern Electric, Hybrid Electric, and Fuel Cell Vehicles (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Mehrdad Ehsani, Yimin Gao, Stefano Longo, Kambiz Ebrahimi
R1,297 Discovery Miles 12 970 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book deals with the fundamentals, theoretical bases, and design methodologies of conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). The design methodology is described in mathematical terms, step-by-step, and the topics are approached from the overall drive train system, not just individual components. Furthermore, in explaining the design methodology of each drive train, design examples are presented with simulation results.

Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters (Hardcover): Jaroslaw Guzinski, Haitham Abu-Rub, Patryk Strankowski Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters (Hardcover)
Jaroslaw Guzinski, Haitham Abu-Rub, Patryk Strankowski
R1,994 R1,411 Discovery Miles 14 110 Save R583 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The advance of variable speed drives systems (VSDs) engineering highlights the need of specific technical guidance provision by electrical machines and drives manufacturers, so that such applications can be properly designed to present advantages in terms of both energy efficiency and expenditure. This book presents problems and solutions related to inverter-fed electrical motors. Practically orientated, the book describes the reasons, theory and analysis of those problems. Various solutions for individual problems are presented together with the complete design process, modelling and simulation examples with MATLAB/Simulink on the companion website. A key focus of Variable Speed AC Drives with Inverter Output Filters is to examine the state variables estimation and motor control structures which have to be modified according to the used solution (filter). In most control systems the structure and parameters are taken into account to make it possible for precise control of the motor. This methodology is able to include modifications and extensions depending on specific control and estimation structures. Highly accessible, this is an invaluable resource for practising R&D engineers in drive companies, power electronics & control engineers and manufacturers of electrical drives. Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students in electronics and control engineering will also find it of value.

The Governance of Energy Megaprojects - Politics, Hubris and Energy Security (Hardcover): Benjamin K. Sovacool, Christopher J.... The Governance of Energy Megaprojects - Politics, Hubris and Energy Security (Hardcover)
Benjamin K. Sovacool, Christopher J. Cooper
R2,144 Discovery Miles 21 440 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Based on extensive original research, this book explores the technical, social, political, and economic dimensions of four Asian energy megaprojects: a regional natural gas pipeline network in Southeast Asia, a series of hydroelectric dams on the island of Borneo, an oil pipeline linking Europe with the Caspian Sea, and a very large solar energy array in the Gobi desert. This book investigates why energy megaprojects fail to deliver their promised benefits. It offers the first comprehensive assessment of the complicated dynamics driving - and constraining - megaprojects initiated in the rapid scramble for energy resources and efforts to improve energy security. The authors approach the assessment of megaprojects from a socio-technical angle, emphasizing broad issues of political leadership, regulation, financing, interest group opposition and environmental impact, as well as conventional technological factors such as engineering design and project management. The Governance of Energy Megaprojects will prove insightful for academics concerned about energy policy, energy security, environmental impact and technology assessment. But the book should prove equally compelling to those engaged in the practical management and implementation of large-scale energy projects anywhere in the world.

IET Wiring Regulations: Inspection, Testing and Certification, 9th ed (Paperback, 9th New edition): Brian Scaddan IET Wiring Regulations: Inspection, Testing and Certification, 9th ed (Paperback, 9th New edition)
Brian Scaddan
R398 Discovery Miles 3 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This popular guide clarifies the requirements for inspection and testing, explaining in clear language those parts of the IET Wiring Regulations that most need simplifying. In addition to the descriptive and diagrammatic test methods that are required, explanations of the theory and reasoning behind test procedures are given, together with useful tables for the comparison of test results. The book also provides essential information on the completion of electrical installation certificates, with a step-by-step guide on the entries that need to be made and where to source data. With the content suitable for both City & Guilds and EAL Inspection and Testing courses and containing a sample MCQ paper and answers, it is also an ideal revision guide. Fully up to date with the latest amendments to the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. Simplifies the advice found in the Wiring Regulations, explaining how they apply to working practice for inspection, testing and certification. Expert advice from an engineering training consultant, supported with colour diagrams, examples and key data.

History, Exploration & Exploitation of Oil and Gas (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Silvia Fernanda Figueiroa, Gregory A. Good,... History, Exploration & Exploitation of Oil and Gas (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Silvia Fernanda Figueiroa, Gregory A. Good, Drielli Peyerl
R2,647 R2,167 Discovery Miles 21 670 Save R480 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This edited volume discusses scientific and technological aspects of the history of the oil and gas industry in national and international contexts. The search for oil for industrial uses began in the nineteenth century, the first drills made in Azerbaijan and the United States. This intense search for a substance to become one of the most important energy sources was, many times, based on skill as well as luck, resulting in knowledge and the development of prospecting and exploration technologies. The demand for oil improved expertise in geological science, in areas such as micropaleontology, stratigraphy or sedimentology and informed different disciplines such as geophysics. These contributions made possible not only the discovery of new oil fields but also new applications and methods of exploration. Beyond the scientific and technological aspects, an industry that grew to such considerable size also impacted the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and diplomatic issues in history. The book approaches these changes in different scales, countries, areas, and perspectives. This edited book appeals to researchers, student, practitioners in various fields from geology and geophysics to history. It is also an important resource for professionals in the oil and gas industry.

Solar Hydrogen Generation: Transition Metal Oxides in Water Photoelectrolysis (Hardcover, Ed): Jinghua Guo, Xiaobo Chen Solar Hydrogen Generation: Transition Metal Oxides in Water Photoelectrolysis (Hardcover, Ed)
Jinghua Guo, Xiaobo Chen
R3,205 Discovery Miles 32 050 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

State-of-the-art renewable energy science research and applications

"Solar Hydrogen Generation: Transition Metal Oxides in Water Photoelectrolysis" provides expert techniques for extracting hydrogen from water using transition metal oxides as catalysts. The basic processes of electrochemistry and photocatalysis for hydrogen production are described along with photocatalytic reactions and semiconductor photocatalysts, particularly metal oxides.

This in-depth guide illustrates the corresponding crystal structure vs. electronic structure and optical properties vs. light absorption of transition metal oxides. Impurity and doped photocatalysts, integrated organic and inorganic systems, surface and interface chemistry, and nanostructure and morphology in photocatalysis applications are all addressed. This comprehensive resource introduces soft x-ray absorption (XAS), soft x-ray emission spectroscopy (XES), and resonant inelastic soft x-ray scattering (RIXS), followed by a description of instrumentation.

COVERAGE INCLUDES:
* Hydrogen generation: electrochemistry and photoelectrolysis * Photocatalytic reactions, oxidation, and reduction * Transition metal oxides * Crystal structure and electronic structure * Optical properties and light absorption * Impurity, dopants, and defects * Surface and morphology * Soft x-ray spectroscopy and electronic structure

Encyclopedia of Nuclear Physics and its Applications (Hardcover): Reinhard Stock Encyclopedia of Nuclear Physics and its Applications (Hardcover)
Reinhard Stock
R5,806 R4,657 Discovery Miles 46 570 Save R1,149 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book fills the need for a coherent work combining carefully reviewed articles into a comprehensive overview accessible to research groups and lecturers. Next to fundamental physics, contributions on topical medical and material science issues are included.

2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-By-Chapter (Paperback, Ed): David Herres 2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-By-Chapter (Paperback, Ed)
David Herres
R791 R606 Discovery Miles 6 060 Save R185 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO THE 2011 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODEWritten by a Master Electrician, 2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-by-Chapter offers an in-depth analysis of the NEC with particular attention to the order in which various elements appear. This practical resource provides the knowledge you need to pass the Master Electrician's License Exam the first time by helping you understand the structure and logic of the NEC rather than memorize all the details. Material that appears outside the NEC main body, including the index, annexes, and Article 90, is also discussed in this essential handbook. 2011 National Electrical Code Chapter-by-Chapter covers: General Wiring and Protection Wiring Methods and Materials Equipment for General Use Special Occupancies Special Equipment Special Conditions Communications Systems Tables

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