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Production of Platform Chemicals from Sustainable Resources (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Zhen Fang, Richard L. Smith, Jr., Xinhua... Production of Platform Chemicals from Sustainable Resources (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Zhen Fang, Richard L. Smith, Jr., Xinhua Qi
R5,745 Discovery Miles 57 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides state-of-the-art reviews, the latest research, prospects and challenges of the production of platform chemicals such as C6 sugars, 5-hydroxymethylfurfural, furfural, gamma-valerolactone, xylitol, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid, levulinic acid, ethanol and others from sustainable biomass resources using processes that include heterogeneous catalysis, ionic liquids, hydrothermal/solvothermal, electrochemical and fermentation methods. It also discusses the application of these chemicals and their derivatives for synthesizing commodity chemicals via various routes. Intended as a reference resource for researchers, academicians and industrialists in the area of energy, chemical engineering and biomass conversion, it provides a wealth of information essential for assessing the production and application of various biomass-derived platform chemicals using biological, chemical and electrochemical techniques.

Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Seth Leitman, Bob Brant Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Seth Leitman, Bob Brant
R673 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 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. BUILD, CONVERT, OR BUY A STATE-OF-THE-ART ELECTRIC VEHICLEThoroughly revised and expanded, Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, is your go-to guide for converting an internal combustion engine vehicle to electric or building an EV from the ground up. You'll also find out about the wide variety of EVs available for purchase and how they're being built. This new editiondetails all the latest breakthroughs, including AC propulsion and regenerative braking systems, intelligent controllers, batteries, and charging technologies. Filled with updated photos, this cutting-edge resource fully describes each component--motor, battery, controller, charger, and chassis--and provides illustrated, step-by-step instructions on how to assemble all the parts. Exclusive web content features currentsupplier and dealer lists. Custom-built for environmentalists, engineers, students, hobbyists, and mechanics, this hands-on guide puts you in the fast lane toward a cost-effective, reliable green machine. Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, Third Edition, covers: Environmental impact and energy savings The best EV for you--purchase trade-offs, conversion trade-offs, and conversion costs Chassis and design Different types of electric motors and controllers Lithium EV batteries Chargers and electrical systems EV builds and conversions Licensing and insuring your EV Driving and maintenance List of manufacturers and dealers regularly updated on website

Energy Technology 2020: Recycling, Carbon Dioxide Management, and Other Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Xiaobo Chen,... Energy Technology 2020: Recycling, Carbon Dioxide Management, and Other Technologies (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Xiaobo Chen, Yulin Zhong, Lei Zhang, John A Howarter, Alafara Abdullahi Baba, …
R4,300 Discovery Miles 43 000 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This collection addresses the pressing needs for sustainable technologies with reduced energy consumption and environmental pollutions and the development and application of alternative sustainable energy to maintain a green environment and efficient and long-lasting energy supply. Contributors represent both industry and academia and focus on new and efficient energy technologies including innovative ore beneficiation, smelting technologies, and recycling and waste heat recovery, as well as emerging novel energy solutions. The volume also covers a broad range of mature and new technological aspects of sustainable energy ecosystems, processes that improve energy efficiency, reduce thermal emissions, and reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse emissions. Authors also explore the valorization of materials and their embodied energy including byproducts or coproducts from ferrous and nonferrous industries, batteries, electronics, and other complex secondary materials.

Oil and Gas Exploration in Cuba - Geological-Structural Cartography using Potential Fields and Airborne Gamma Spectrometry... Oil and Gas Exploration in Cuba - Geological-Structural Cartography using Potential Fields and Airborne Gamma Spectrometry (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Manuel Enrique Pardo Echarte, Jorge Luis Cobiella Reguera
R1,826 Discovery Miles 18 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A summary of the results achieved in the geological-structural mapping, by potential fields and airborne gamma spectrometry data, of the units of igneous and metamorphic rocks in the western regions (Havana-Matanzas), central (Cienfuegos, Villa Clara-Sancti Spiritus) and central-eastern (Camaguey-Las Tunas-Holguin) of Cuba is presented. In addition, the structural- tectonic regionalization with hydrocarbon exploration purposes, focusing mapping of possible new oil-gas targets in the regions of Land Blocks 9, 23 and 17-18 are detailed in this volume. In certain case study locations (Majaguillar, North Motembo, Guamutas and Maniabon) reconnaissance work by a profile of Redox Complex (complex of unconventional geophysical-geochemical exploration techniques) was performed with positive results. In an attempt to contribute to the geological-structural mapping of the metamorphic massif Isla de la Juventud, with emphasis on acid magmatism, the gravi-magnetometric data is used. According to the results, the presumed post metamorphic granitic bodies of low density are located, mainly, in the central and southwestern part of the massif. The granitic bodies apparently were introduced through the system of longitudinal faults (syn metamorphic) and transverse (post metamorphic) at the end of the process multyfolding and metamorphism of the massif sequences, taking a leading role the deep longitudinal fracture zones of sublatitudinal direction in the central and southern part of the massif. On the map of the magnetic field vertical derivative the anomalies, basically, reflected the direction and limits of the folded tectonic structure, the development area of volcanogenic rocks, the presumed development zones of migmatitic rocks and tectonised rocks in North and center of the massif, respectively, and the prevailing direction of the main tectonic dislocations.

Advanced Controls for Intelligent Buildings - A Holistic Approach for Successful Businesses (Paperback): Siddharth Goyal Advanced Controls for Intelligent Buildings - A Holistic Approach for Successful Businesses (Paperback)
Siddharth Goyal
R1,155 Discovery Miles 11 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book focuses primarily on both technical and business aspects needed to select, design, develop and deploy control application (or product) successfully for multiple components in building systems. Designing and deploying a control application require multiple steps such as sensing, system dynamics modelling, algorithms, and testing. This may involve choosing an appropriate methodology and technique at multiple stages during the development process. Understanding the pros and cons of such techniques, most importantly being aware of practically possible approaches in the entire ecosystem, is critical in choosing the best framework and system application for different parts of building systems. Providing a wide overview of the state-of art in controls and building systems, providing guidance on developing an end-to-end system in relation to business fundamentals (distribution channels, stakeholders, marketing, supply-chain and financial management), the book is ideal for fourth-year control/mechanical/electrical engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners including business leaders concerned with smart building technology.

Teaching Electromagnetics - Innovative Approaches and Pedagogical Strategies (Paperback): Krishnasamy T. Selvan, Karl F. Warnick Teaching Electromagnetics - Innovative Approaches and Pedagogical Strategies (Paperback)
Krishnasamy T. Selvan, Karl F. Warnick
R1,403 Discovery Miles 14 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Teaching Electromagnetics: Innovative Approaches and Pedagogical Strategies is a guide for educators addressing course content and pedagogical methods primarily at the undergraduate level in electromagnetic theory and its applications. Topics include teaching methods, lab experiences and hands-on learning, and course structures that help teachers respond effectively to trends in learning styles and evolving engineering curricula. The book grapples with issues related to the recent worldwide shift to remote teaching. Each chapter begins with a high-level consideration of the topic, reviews previous work and publications, and gives the reader a broad picture of the topic before delving into details. Chapters include specific guidance for those who want to implement the methods and assessment results and evaluation of the effectiveness of the methods. Respecting the limited time available to the average teacher to try new methods, the chapters focus on why an instructor should adopt the methods proposed in it. Topics include virtual laboratories, computer-assisted learning, and MATLAB (R) tools. The authors also review flipped classrooms and online teaching methods that support remote teaching and learning. The end result should be an impact on the reader represented by improvements to his or her practical teaching methods and curricular approach to electromagnetics education. The book is intended for electrical engineering professors, students, lab instructors, and practicing engineers with an interest in teaching and learning. In summary, this book: Surveys methods and tools for teaching the foundations of wireless communications and electromagnetic theory Presents practical experience and best practices for topical coverage, course sequencing, and content Covers virtual laboratories, computer-assisted learning, and MATLAB tools Reviews flipped classroom and online teaching methods that support remote teaching and learning Helps instructors in RF systems, field theory, and wireless communications bring their teaching practice up to date Dr. Krishnasamy T. Selvan is Professor in the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, since June 2012. Dr. Karl F. Warnick is Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at BYU.

: Solar Energy (1979) (Paperback): Daniel Behrman : Solar Energy (1979) (Paperback)
Daniel Behrman
R833 Discovery Miles 8 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Originally published in 1979, Solar Energy provides a tour of the world of solar energy and asks two key questions: is solar energy the key to the future of our energy needs and what are the facts and potential of this source of renewable power. The book examines solar energy from the past to modern plans for designing domestic solar housing, and looks at the sites and the technology applied to harness the Sun's power, such as the energy potential of windmills and the equatorial oceans. Behrman reports on the progress of scientists and manufacturers in making solar energy a viable competitor in the energy market, and studies the projections of a future energy crop for energy plantations.

Introduction to Microcontroller Programming for Power Electronics Control Applications - Coding with MATLAB (R) and Simulink... Introduction to Microcontroller Programming for Power Electronics Control Applications - Coding with MATLAB (R) and Simulink (R) (Hardcover)
Mattia Rossi, Nicola Toscani, Marco Mauri, Francesco Castelli Dezza
R2,365 Discovery Miles 23 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Microcontroller programming is not a trivial task. Indeed, it is necessary to set correctly the required peripherals by using programming languages like C/C++ or directly machine code. Nevertheless, MathWorks (R) developed a model-based workflow linked with an automatic code generation tool able to translate Simulink (R) schemes into executable files. This represents a rapid prototyping procedure, and it can be applied to many microcontroller boards available on the market. Among them, this introductory book focuses on the C2000 LaunchPadTM family from Texas InstrumentsTM to provide the reader basic programming strategies, implementation guidelines and hardware considerations for some power electronics-based control applications. Starting from simple examples such as turning on/off on-board LEDs, Analog-to-Digital conversion, waveform generation, or how a Pulse-Width-Modulation peripheral should be managed, the reader is guided through the settings of the specific MCU-related Simulink (R) blocks enabled for code translation. Then, the book proposes several control problems in terms of power management of RL and RLC loads (e.g., involving DC-DC converters) and closed-loop control of DC motors. The control schemes are investigated as well as the working principles of power converter topologies needed to drive the systems under investigation. Finally, a couple of exercises are proposed to check the reader's understanding while presenting a processor-in-the loop (PIL) technique to either emulate the dynamics of complex systems or testing computational performance. Thus, this book is oriented to graduate students of electrical and automation and control engineering pursuing a curriculum in power electronics and drives, as well as to engineers and researchers who want to deepen their knowledge and acquire new competences in the design and implementations of control schemes aimed to the aforementioned application fields. Indeed, it is assumed that the reader is well acquainted with fundamentals of electrical machines and power electronics, as well as with continuous-time modeling strategies and linear control techniques. In addition, familiarity with sampled-data, discrete-time system analysis and embedded design topics is a plus. However, even if these competences are helpful, they are not essential, since this book provides some basic knowledge even to whom is approaching these topics for the first time. Key concepts are developed from scratch, including a brief review of control theory and modeling strategies for power electronic-based systems.

Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy (Hardcover): Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker, Danielle Endres, Tarla Rai Peterson, Stephanie... Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy (Hardcover)
Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker, Danielle Endres, Tarla Rai Peterson, Stephanie L Gomez
R4,856 Discovery Miles 48 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This handbook offers a comprehensive transdisciplinary examination of the research and practices that constitute the emerging research agenda in energy democracy. With protests over fossil fuels and controversies over nuclear and renewable energy technologies, democratic ideals have contributed to an emerging social movement. Energy democracy captures this movement and addresses the issues of energy access, ownership, and participation at a time when there are expanding social, political, environmental, and economic demands on energy systems. This volume defines energy democracy as both a social movement and an academic area of study and examines it through a social science and humanities lens, explaining key concepts and reflecting state-of-the-art research. The collection is comprised of six parts: 1 Scalar Dimensions of Power and Governance in Energy Democracy 2 Discourses of Energy Democracy 3 Grassroots and Critical Modes of Action 4 Democratic and Participatory Principles 5 Energy Resource Tensions 6 Energy Democracies in Practice The vision of this handbook is explicitly transdisciplinary and global, including contributions from interdisciplinary international scholars and practitioners. The Routledge Handbook of Energy Democracy will be the premier source for all students and researchers interested in the field of energy, including policy, politics, transitions, access, justice, and public participation.

Wind Turbine Foundations (Hardcover): Kenneth Gavin, William Craig Wind Turbine Foundations (Hardcover)
Kenneth Gavin, William Craig
R3,076 Discovery Miles 30 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Wind Turbine Foundations (ICE Themes) presents fourteen chapters covering the latest international research and case studies on offshore wind farm foundations. Chapters encompass field observations on sites in several countries as well as computational and laboratory studies. Ground conditions vary from soft clay to dense sand. Key features of this book include (1) broad coverage of the subject including monopile foundations, axial loaded piles and suction caissons; (2) international scope with authors from Australia, Ireland, Tanzania, Norway, Greece, China and the United Kingdom; and (3) an overview of key issues. This book, which has been edited by two leading experts in the field is an ideal resource for engineers and researchers seeking an overview of the latest research in this exciting area.

Geothermal Energy, Heat Exchange Systems and Energy Piles (Hardcover): William Craig Geothermal Energy, Heat Exchange Systems and Energy Piles (Hardcover)
William Craig
R3,072 Discovery Miles 30 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Geothermal Energy, Heat Exchange Systems and Energy Piles focuses on topics from high temperature geothermal energy extraction, to lower temperature situations at ground surface and shallow depths. Providing broad international coverage, the chapters encompass field observations on sites in several countries as well as computational and laboratory studies. Ground conditions vary from hard rock to chalk, loess to London Clay. Key features of this book include (1) international case histories on geothermal energy extraction; (2) coverage of geothermal resource exploration, characterisation and evaluation; and (3) design and assessment of energy piles. This book, which has been edited by two leading experts in the field, is an ideal resource for engineers and researchers seeking an overview of the latest research in this exciting area.

Sustainability, Green IT and Education Strategies in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Tomayess Issa, Pedro... Sustainability, Green IT and Education Strategies in the Twenty-first Century (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Tomayess Issa, Pedro Isaias, Theodora Issa
R4,811 Discovery Miles 48 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This work presents and discusses the latest approaches and strategies for implementing Sustainability and Green IT into higher education and business environments. Following the global financial crisis in 2007/2008, businesses began to struggle coping with the increased IT/IS cost and their environmental footprint. As a consequence, action by universities to incorporate sustainability and 'Green IT' as parts of their teaching and learning materials, acknowledging their importance for global and local businesses, is being increasingly implemented. The book addresses the cooperation and coordination between academics and practitioners needed in order to achieve the changes required to obtain sustainability. Intended for researchers, lecturers and post-graduate students, as well as professionals in the Information Society and ICT and education sectors, and policy makers.

Hybrid-Renewable Energy Systems in Microgrids - Integration, Developments and Control (Paperback): Hina Fathima, Prabaharan N,... Hybrid-Renewable Energy Systems in Microgrids - Integration, Developments and Control (Paperback)
Hina Fathima, Prabaharan N, Palanisamy K, Akhtar Kalam, Saad Mekhilef, …
R4,100 R3,675 Discovery Miles 36 750 Save R425 (10%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Hybrid-Renewable Energy Systems in Microgrids: Integration, Developments and Control presents the most up-to-date research and developments on hybrid-renewable energy systems (HRES) in a single, comprehensive resource. With an enriched collection of topics pertaining to the control and management of hybrid renewable systems, this book presents recent innovations that are molding the future of power systems and their developing infrastructure. Topics of note include distinct integration solutions and control techniques being implemented into HRES that are illustrated through the analysis of various global case studies. With a focus on devices and methods to integrate different renewables, this book provides those researching and working in renewable energy solutions and power electronics with a firm understanding of the technologies available, converter and multi-level inverter considerations, and control and operation strategies.

Extremophilic Enzymatic Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Bioenergy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Rajesh K. Sani, R... Extremophilic Enzymatic Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Bioenergy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Rajesh K. Sani, R Navanietha Krishnaraj
R3,538 Discovery Miles 35 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book introduces fundamentals of enzymatic processes, various renewable energy resources and their pretreatment processes. It presents in-depth review of extremophilic enzymes (e.g., Cellulases, Xylanases, Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases, Amylases, Ligninases, Pectinases, Esterases, and Chitinases) which can be used in several biotechnological processes. In addition, the authors present expert knowledge on how to engineer enzymes for enhanced conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to biofuels.Extremozymes play important roles in many kinds of bioprocessing e.g., in conversion of non-food biomass into usable power. Existing enzymatic technologies, including hydrolysis of lignocellulose into sugars, have several limitations such as they have very slow enzymatic hydrolysis rates, yields low products, requires high dosages of enzymes, and are sensitive to microbial contamination problems. These limitations could be overcome using extremophilic enzymes.

Social and Sustainability Marketing - A Casebook for Reaching Your Socially Responsible Consumers through Marketing Science... Social and Sustainability Marketing - A Casebook for Reaching Your Socially Responsible Consumers through Marketing Science (Hardcover)
Jishnu Bhattacharyya, Manoj Kumar Dash, Chandana Hewege, M.S. Balaji, Weng Marc Lim
R1,499 Discovery Miles 14 990 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"... an important intervention in the conversation around social and ecological sustainability that draws on both micromarketing and macromarketing scholarship to help the reader understand the challenges with illustrations from insightful cases both from emerging and developed economies. This compilation should be essential reading for the discerning student of sustainable consumption and production." -- Professor Pierre McDonagh, Associate Editor, Journal of Macromarketing (USA); Professor of Critical Marketing & Society, University of Bath, UK Experts in the field of economics, management science, and particularly in the marketing domain have always been interested in and acknowledged the importance of sustaining profitable businesses while incorporating societal and environmental concerns; however, the level of existing literature and availability of teaching cases reflect a dearth of real case studies, especially those focused on marketing for social good. This book of actual case studies will address that need. In addition, this book is important and timely in providing a case book for instructors (those in both industry and academia) to help them in teaching and training the next generation of leaders through corporate training and universities. Currently, marketing for social good is increasingly becoming a part of most curriculums under the umbrella of different titles, such as social marketing, green marketing, and sustainability marketing. The relevance of these studies is increasing across the globe. This book is composed of long and short real cases with varying complexity in different sectors. This case book will also cover some review articles for an overview of the recent developments in the study area. With these case studies, collections of questions, teaching materials, and real-life marketing scenarios, this book offers a unique source of knowledge to marketing professionals, students, and educators across the world. The main objective of this case book is to understand the applicability of marketing science (marketing for social good context, such as social marketing and sustainability marketing) in internet marketing related to e-buying behavior and e-WOM. In addition, it illustrates the various types of existing marketing practices that are relevant from both theoretical and practical points of view in this electronic era, as well as discussing other non-electronic marketing practices and focusing on consumer buying behavior. As a result, marketing managers can treat their customers according to their desired value. This book particularly explores the possibilities and advantages created by social marketing and sustainability marketing through the presentation of thorough review articles and case studies. This case book helps corporate training centers and universities with compact teaching reference materials in their relevant courses.

Marketing Renewable Energy - Concepts, Business Models and Cases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Carsten Herbes, Christian Friege Marketing Renewable Energy - Concepts, Business Models and Cases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Carsten Herbes, Christian Friege
R3,330 Discovery Miles 33 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book answers questions such as: How do you market green electricity or bio-methane? What is the right price for renewable energy? How do the legal framework and customer preferences influence marketing strategies? Is direct marketing or online marketing the key to success? Answers to these and many other questions can be found in this volume, which gathers contributions from leading researchers and respected practitioners. Employing an easy-to-follow, clearly structured format, it combines the latest research results and concrete case studies to help readers understand the fundamentals of marketing for renewable energies and new business models from different countries.

Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Systems - Fundamentals, Designs and Applications (Paperback): Huiming Yin, Mehdi... Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Systems - Fundamentals, Designs and Applications (Paperback)
Huiming Yin, Mehdi Zadshir, Frank Pao
R2,910 Discovery Miles 29 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Building Integrated Photovoltaic Thermal Systems: Fundamentals, Designs and Applications presents various applications, system designs, manufacturing and installation techniques surrounding how to build integrated photovoltaics. The book provides a comprehensive understanding of all system components, long-term performance and testing, and the commercialization of BIPV systems. By addressing potential obstacles with current BIPV systems, such as photovoltaic efficiency bottlenecks and product heat harvesting, the authors not only cover fundamentals and design philosophy of current technology, but also introduce a hybrid system that looks at building integrated thermal electric roofing. Topics covered in this book are useful for scientists and engineers in the fields of photovoltaics, electrical and civil engineering, materials science, sustainable energy harvesting, solar energy, and renewable energy production.

Caching the Carbon - The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage (Paperback): James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle Caching the Carbon - The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage (Paperback)
James Meadowcroft, Oluf Langhelle
R1,005 Discovery Miles 10 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Over the past decade, carbon capture and storage (CCS) has come to the fore as a way to manage carbon dioxide emissions contributing to climate change. This book examines its introduction into the political scene, different interpretations of its significance as an emerging technology and the policy challenges facing government and international institutions with respect to its development, deployment and regulation. The focus of the book is on the construction of arguments about CCS in the public sphere, the coalitions of actors who have articulated distinctive perspectives on CCS and the varied strategies governments have adopted to integrate it into climate and energy policies. The authors analyse the issues decision-makers now confront in encouraging the uptake of the technology, managing uncertainties and regulating attendant risks. The book includes case studies of the reception of CCS in seven OECD countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States. Developments in the EU form the subject of an eighth case study. The authors point to the political significance of CCS as a mitigation option offering a way forward for fossil fuels in a carbon constrained world, while also emphasizing the uncertainties that surround its future development and deployment. Students, scholars and researchers from a wide variety of fields who are interested in climate change, energy policy, and the politics and policy of the environment will find this book illuminating, as will officials and policy makers in international organizations and governments.

Environmental Management: Issues and Concerns in Developing Countries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Pradip K. Sikdar Environmental Management: Issues and Concerns in Developing Countries (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Pradip K. Sikdar
R3,272 Discovery Miles 32 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book deals with issues and concerns for the human environment in the developing countries incorporating natural processes and systems, pollution removal technology, energy conservation, environmental impact assessment process, economics, culture, political structure and societal equity from a management point of view. Solutions to the emerging problems of the environment need a paradigmatic shift in approach from a process based model to a socio-political-economic model. Hence environmental management should involve equality and control over use of the finite natural resources and the balance between Earth's biocapacity and humanity's ecological footprint. Changes such as green technologies, human population stabilization and adoption of ecologically harmonious lifestyles are absolutely essential and will require redesigning of political institutions, policies and revisiting forgotten skills of sustainable practices of environmental management. These challenges should centre on environment governance using the concepts of common property, equity and security. This book is relevant for academics, professionals, administrators and policy makers who are concerned with various aspects of environment management and governance.

Mathematical Optimization for Efficient and Robust Energy Networks (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Natalia Selini Hadjidimitriou,... Mathematical Optimization for Efficient and Robust Energy Networks (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Natalia Selini Hadjidimitriou, Antonio Frangioni, Thorsten Koch, Andrea Lodi
R3,407 Discovery Miles 34 070 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book presents a collection of energy production and distribution problems identified by the members of the COST Action TD1207 "Mathematical Optimization in the Decision Support Systems for Efficient and Robust Energy Networks". The aim of the COST Action was to coordinate the efforts of the experts in different fields, from academia and industry, in developing innovative tools for quantitative decision making, and apply them to the efficient and robust design and management of energy networks. The work covers three main goals:* to be a nimble while comprehensive resource of several real life business problems with a categorized set of pointers to many relevant prescriptive problems for energy systems;* to offer a balanced mix of scientific and industrial views;* to evolve over time in a flexible and dynamic way giving, from time to time, a more scientific or industrial - or even political in a broad sense - weighed perspective.It is addressed to researchers and professionals working in the field.

Energy-Sustainable Advanced Materials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Mark Alston, Timothy N. Lambert Energy-Sustainable Advanced Materials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Mark Alston, Timothy N. Lambert
R3,624 Discovery Miles 36 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book highlights progress towards the capture, storage, and utilization of energy through the development of advanced materials and systems based on abundant elements, materials, and commodities. Energy is critical to human sustainability and a global-scale deployment of renewable energy systems will be required. Hence, the chapters integrate the fundamental aspects that enable the technical advancements in detail, along with an emphasis on the need for highly sustainable materials to enable real impact for humankind: To determine innovation of energy capture and storage through characterizations of materials in areas of electrical generation and electrical storage systems; To demonstrate better performance, economic and environmental advantages than the current state of the art; To define new chemistries and materials for innovations in energy density design through lower operational temperatures, improve safety, expanding operational voltage, battery durability lifetimes, and reduce system costs. Advances critical technical and commercial objectives for novel high energy density materials; Evaluates operational material models for optimizing energy capture that are integrated by configurations as a system; Illustrates utilization of material life cycle assessment for high energy outputs generators for sustainable materials.

Exploring Arduino - Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Jeremy Blum Exploring Arduino - Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Jeremy Blum
R796 R560 Discovery Miles 5 600 Save R236 (30%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The bestselling beginner Arduino guide, updated with new projects! Exploring Arduino makes electrical engineering and embedded software accessible. Learn step by step everything you need to know about electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction through a series of increasingly complex projects. Arduino guru Jeremy Blum walks you through each build, providing code snippets and schematics that will remain useful for future projects. Projects are accompanied by downloadable source code, tips and tricks, and video tutorials to help you master Arduino. You'll gain the skills you need to develop your own microcontroller projects! This new 2nd edition has been updated to cover the rapidly-expanding Arduino ecosystem, and includes new full-color graphics for easier reference. Servo motors and stepper motors are covered in richer detail, and you'll find more excerpts about technical details behind the topics covered in the book. Wireless connectivity and the Internet-of-Things are now more prominently featured in the advanced projects to reflect Arduino's growing capabilities. You'll learn how Arduino compares to its competition, and how to determine which board is right for your project. If you're ready to start creating, this book is your ultimate guide! * Get up to date on the evolving Arduino hardware, software, and capabilities * Build projects that interface with other devices wirelessly! * Learn the basics of electrical engineering and programming * Access downloadable materials and source code for every project Whether you're a first-timer just starting out in electronics, or a pro looking to mock-up more complex builds, Arduino is a fantastic tool for building a variety of devices. This book offers a comprehensive tour of the hardware itself, plus in-depth introduction to the various peripherals, tools, and techniques used to turn your little Arduino device into something useful, artistic, and educational. Exploring Arduino is your roadmap to adventure start your journey today!

Practicing Circular Economy (Paperback): Prasad Modak Practicing Circular Economy (Paperback)
Prasad Modak
R1,184 Discovery Miles 11 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Circular Economy (CE) is considered as one of the important strategies in addressing Sustainable Development Goals. Practicing Circular Economy provides an overview of CE, covering its evolution, describing the key concepts, programs, policies, and regulations. It illustrates several business opportunities over a hundred hand-picked case studies that encompass numerous sectors, various scales of operations and geographies. Another unique feature of the book is the activities listed in each chapter to invoke thoughts, frame assignments, and generate discussions. Each chapter lists key additional reading materials and takeaways. Aimed at mid- and senior-level managers, policy makers, investors, entrepreneurs, consultants, researchers, professors, and academic students involved in the subject of environmental management and sustainability, this book: Introduces the evolution of CE to clarify the key concepts and introduce some of the important global programs and initiatives CE economy with case studies Gives a global overview of adoption of CE covering countries such as India, Japan, Korea, China, EU, North America, Australia, and several more Includes information on methodologies followed, tools, and knowledge resources for practicing CE Provides insight to the business models with numerous case studies covering product design, manufacturing, and services and the role of innovation and financing Presents a comprehensive overview of opportunities in CE in sectors such as textile, steel, agriculture, and food Covers newly emerging paradigms of CE such as regional circular economy, circular supply chains, and sustainable procurement and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on CE Practicing Circular Economy is thus an important resource for every circular economy practitioner and especially to those who aspire to make a career in circular economy.

Time Series with Mixed Spectra (Paperback): Ta-Hsin Li Time Series with Mixed Spectra (Paperback)
Ta-Hsin Li
R1,516 Discovery Miles 15 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Time series with mixed spectra are characterized by hidden periodic components buried in random noise. Despite strong interest in the statistical and signal processing communities, no book offers a comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the subject. Filling this void, Time Series with Mixed Spectra focuses on the methods and theory for the statistical analysis of time series with mixed spectra. It presents detailed theoretical and empirical analyses of important methods and algorithms. Using both simulated and real-world data to illustrate the analyses, the book discusses periodogram analysis, autoregression, maximum likelihood, and covariance analysis. It considers real- and complex-valued time series, with and without the Gaussian assumption. The author also includes the most recent results on the Laplace and quantile periodograms as extensions of the traditional periodogram. Complete in breadth and depth, this book explains how to perform the spectral analysis of time series data to detect and estimate the hidden periodicities represented by the sinusoidal functions. The book not only extends results from the existing literature but also contains original material, including the asymptotic theory for closely spaced frequencies and the proof of asymptotic normality of the nonlinear least-absolute-deviations frequency estimator.

ICSBE 2020 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022):... ICSBE 2020 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando
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This book highlights the latest knowledge and innovations in the field of civil engineering and construction industry striving for a sustainable built environment. It includes recent innovative findings from the proceedings of the 11th ICSBE 2020 under the themes of sustainable tall buildings, sustainable bridge construction and maintenance, waste in construction industry, sustainable manufacturing and recycling, disaster risk reduction for sustainable built environment, green innovations and entrepreneurship, sustainable water management in developing countries, water pollution and CKDu, sustainable urban environment and social well-being, and many greener and sustainable resource and energy-efficient innovative research findings.

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