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Resource Recovery from Wastewater - Toward Sustainability (Hardcover): Veera Gnaneswar Gude Resource Recovery from Wastewater - Toward Sustainability (Hardcover)
Veera Gnaneswar Gude
R3,782 Discovery Miles 37 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This informative volume provides comprehensive knowledge on various aspects of wastewater resource management from the point of process sustainability and resource recovery. This authoritative compendium is crucial for developing resource-efficient and sustainable wastewater treatment technologies and management strategies for both small (decentralized) and large (centralized) communities. Traditional wastewater systems have become increasingly energy-consuming and cost-intensive while also not meeting the increasing standards for nutrient removal and sustainable development. This book incorporates the latest developments in pollutant removal and resource recovery schemes in wastewater treatment. It highlights advances that have been made in microbiological processes; design of treatment methods; process configurations; energy conservation and efficiency improvement schemes; nutrient removal; recovery, reclamation, and recycling; beneficial uses of wastewater; and bioenergy and biochemical production from wastewater and sludge streams. Waste-to-energy technologies, especially wastewater treatment as a potential biofuel energy alternative through bioelectrochemical and other processes, are also discussed in this book.

Photo-Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis - Nanocatalyst Discovery, Reactor Design, and Advanced Spectroscopy (Hardcover):... Photo-Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis - Nanocatalyst Discovery, Reactor Design, and Advanced Spectroscopy (Hardcover)
Mohammadreza Nazemi, Mostafa A. El-Sayed
R2,329 Discovery Miles 23 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Ammonia holds great promise as a carbon-neutral liquid fuel for storing intermittent renewable energy sources and power generation due to its high energy density and hydrogen content. Photo-Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis: Nanocatalyst Discovery, Reactor Design, and Advanced Spectroscopy covers the synthesis of novel hybrid plasmonic nanomaterials and their application in photo-electrochemical systems to convert low energy molecules to high value-added molecules and looks specifically at photo-electrochemical nitrogen reduction reaction (NRR) for ammonia synthesis as an attractive alternative to the long-lasting thermochemical process. Provides an integrated scientific framework, combining materials chemistry, photo-electrochemistry, and spectroscopy to overcome the challenges associated with renewable energy storage and transport Reviews materials chemistry for the synthesis of a range of heterogeneous (photo) electrocatalysts including plasmonic and hybrid plasmonic-semiconductor nanostructures for selective and efficient conversion of N2 to NH3 Covers novel reactor design to study the redox processes in the photo-electrochemical energy conversion system and to benchmark nanocatalysts' selectivity and activity toward NRR Discusses the use of advanced spectroscopic techniques to probe the reaction mechanism for ammonia synthesis Offers techno-economic analysis and presents performance targets for the scale-up and commercialization of electrochemical ammonia synthesis This book is of value to researchers, advanced students, and industry professionals working in sustainable energy storage and conversion across the disciplines of Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and related areas.

The Chinese Shadow on India's Eastward Engagement - The Energy Security Dimension (Hardcover): Sanjay K. Bhardwaj The Chinese Shadow on India's Eastward Engagement - The Energy Security Dimension (Hardcover)
Sanjay K. Bhardwaj
R3,102 Discovery Miles 31 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

India, one of the largest importers of oil in the world, has been diversifying its energy resource options and moving towards greater energy security. This book analyses India's potential for building energy ties in the Asia-Pacific considering the global and regional power politics. Facing China's growing influence in Asia, India's eastward engagement with its extended neighbours has been entrenched in its Act East Policy and institutional commitments towards Southeast Asia. This volume focuses on diverse facets of energy security beyond the traditional understanding of demand and supply and price and stability. It examines India's energy sector, its dependence on hydrocarbons, and the push towards renewable and alternate energy resources. It further looks at the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean and South China Sea regions in geopolitical negotiations from an energy perspective and how China's influence in the region will affect India's moves towards greater energy cooperation with the countries of East Asia. With contributions by leading experts, the volume seeks to fill a major void in this theme and cater to the needs of a variety of audiences including academics, policymakers and experts in international relations, geopolitics and geoeconomics, and professionals in the field of energy studies.

Globalization of Low-Carbon Technologies - The Impact of the Paris Agreement (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Venkatachalam... Globalization of Low-Carbon Technologies - The Impact of the Paris Agreement (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Kaliappa Kalirajan
R5,435 Discovery Miles 54 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book explores the opportunities and barriers within the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) framework of the Paris Agreement for low-carbon technology diffusion. Further, it proposes appropriate and feasible mechanisms required at local, national and regional levels to achieve the INDC targets. The book employs both meta policy analysis and scenario building to examine, whether the diffusion of low-carbon energy future by 2030 is economically viable under the INDC framework and how international technology cooperation could accelerate investments on the scale required for achieving the INDC targets. Further, this book provides new perspectives on market and non-market mechanisms for the globalization of low-carbon technologies, within the framework conditions of the Paris Agreement, which will be of significant value to senior policy makers, multi-disciplinary academia, and investing communities.

WCFS2020 - Proceedings of the Second World Conference on Floating Solutions, Rotterdam (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Lukasz... WCFS2020 - Proceedings of the Second World Conference on Floating Solutions, Rotterdam (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Lukasz Piatek, Soon Heng Lim, Chien-Ming Wang, Rutger de Graaf-van Dinther
R5,996 Discovery Miles 59 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book highlights state-of-the-art research findings on floating developments in both inland and coastal waters with focus on living, recreation and working offshore. It includes six themes: (1) business case and real estate development, (2) spatial planning and architecture, (3) food and energy production, (4) ecological impact and nature-based solutions, (5) governance and social impact and (6) design and engineering of (infra)structures. The book presents key issues addressed when utilizing water space. It gives an overview of findings and discussions from the world's leading experts from the industry, policymakers, entrepreneurs, researchers and identifies new opportunities as well as fosters collaboration on floating projects for a more climate-adaptive, socially inclusive, sustainable and better world.

Advanced Computing and Systems for Security: Volume 14 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021): Rituparna Chaki, Nabendu Chaki, Agostino... Advanced Computing and Systems for Security: Volume 14 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2021)
Rituparna Chaki, Nabendu Chaki, Agostino Cortesi, Khalid Saeed
R2,584 Discovery Miles 25 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book features extended versions of selected papers that were presented and discussed at the 8th International Doctoral Symposium on Applied Computation and Security Systems (ACSS 2021), held in Kolkata, India, on April 9-10, 2021. Organized by the Departments of Computer Science & Engineering and A. K. Choudhury School of Information Technology at the University of Calcutta, the symposium's international partners were Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy, and Bialystok University of Technology, Poland. The topics covered include biometrics, image processing, pattern recognition, algorithms, cloud computing, wireless sensor networks, and security systems, reflecting the various symposium sessions.

Sustainable Production and Applications of Waterborne Polyurethanes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Inamuddin Inamuddin, Rajender... Sustainable Production and Applications of Waterborne Polyurethanes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Inamuddin Inamuddin, Rajender Boddula, Anish Khan
R4,333 Discovery Miles 43 330 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This edited book compiles all category viewpoints in waterborne polyurethanes (WPUs) dispersions, composites, characterizing techniques, and allied applications such as coatings, adhesives, sealants, anticorrosive, flame-retardant, and biomedical applications. The book brings together panels of highly accomplished experts in the field of advanced polymers for versatile applications. It encompasses basic studies and addresses topics of novel issues which cover all the aspects in one place. The book is an invaluable guide to newcomers, research scholars, professors, and R&D industrial experts working in the field of polyurethane chemistry. Polyurethanes are excellent materials in coating technology owing to their chemical resistance, toughness, abrasion resistance, and mechanical stability. However, polyurethane dispersion contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) which are harmful to the environment. Hence, green chemistry research focuses on discovery of waterborne polyurethanes (WPUs) and pay attention. WPUs have fascinated growing interest in wide range of industrial and commercial applications.

Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (Paperback, 5th edition): The Institution of... Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (Paperback, 5th edition)
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
R1,582 Discovery Miles 15 820 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This is the 5th edition of the IET's Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment. This Code of Practice provides guidance on in-service inspection and testing to determine whether electrical equipment is safe for continued use. Duty-holders are required by law to consider the risks associated with the use of electrical equipment. The Code underpins the need to conduct inspection and testing of electrical equipment by considering the risks the equipment is exposed to and the environment it is used in, in addition to the skill level of the user. It applies to all workplaces and also some types of rented accommodation. This 5th Edition reinforces the necessity to establish and conduct appropriate safety checks, taking into account current working practices and legal requirements. Among some of the changes in this edition are: the requirements for electrical safety management guidance on how to conduct a risk assessment testing needed to ensure safety in continued use changes to acceptable test result limits and a new hierarchy of tests inclusion of ES1 and ES2 to reflect the changes to product standards guidance on the new product classifications updated standard references revised model forms. The core purpose of this Code of Practice is to help achieve high standards of electrical safety and it is recommended reading for all duty-holders responsible for the management of electrical equipment.

Resilience and Sustainability in Urban Africa - Context, Facets and Alternatives in Zimbabwe (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021):... Resilience and Sustainability in Urban Africa - Context, Facets and Alternatives in Zimbabwe (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Innocent Chirisa, Andrew Chigudu
R2,405 Discovery Miles 24 050 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Resilience has become a very topical issue transcending many spheres and sectors of sustainable urban development. This book presents a resilience framework for sustainable cities and towns in Africa. The rise in informal settlements is due to the urban planning practices in most African cities that rarely reflect the realities of urban life and environment for urban development. Aspects of places, people and process are central to the concept of urban resilience and sustainable urban growth. It stems from the observation that urban vulnerability is on the increase in Zimbabwe and beyond. In history, disasters have adversely affected nations across the world, inflicting wide ranging losses on one hand while on the other hand creating development opportunities for urban communities. Cooperation in disaster management is a strategy for minimising losses and uplifting the affected urban settlements. The significance of urban planning and design in the growth and development of sustainable urban centres is well documented. Urbanisation has brought with it challenges that most developing countries such as Zimbabwe are not equipped to handle. This has been accompanied by problems such as overpopulation, overcrowding, shortages of resources and the growth of slum settlements. There need is to seriously consider urban planning and design in order to come up with contemporary designs that are resilient to current urban challenges. There are major gaps in urban resilience building for instance in Harare and the local authority needs to prioritise investment in resilient urban infrastructure.

Marine Macro- and Microalgae - An Overview (Paperback): F.Xavier Malcata, Isabel Sousa Pinto, A. Catarina Guedes Marine Macro- and Microalgae - An Overview (Paperback)
F.Xavier Malcata, Isabel Sousa Pinto, A. Catarina Guedes
R1,163 Discovery Miles 11 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The marine environment accounts for most of the biodiversity on our planet, while offering a huge potential for the benefit and wellbeing of mankind. Its extensive resources already constitute the basis of many economic activities - but many more are expected in coming years. This book covers current knowledge on uses of marine algae to obtain bulk and fine chemicals, coupled with optimization of the underlying production and purification processes. Major gaps and potential opportunities in this field are discussed in a critical manner. The currrent trends pertaining to marine macro- and microalgae are explained in a simple and understandable writing style. This book covers a wide variety of topics, and as such it will be appropriate as both student text and reference for advances researchers in the field.

Energy Management in Buildings - The Earthscan Expert Guide (Paperback): David Thorpe Energy Management in Buildings - The Earthscan Expert Guide (Paperback)
David Thorpe
R1,011 Discovery Miles 10 110 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The role of the energy manager has evolved significantly as the task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions from buildings has become increasingly important. Managers are now technical experts, negotiators, construction project managers, procurement specialists, efficiency advocates and often provide energy services to others. This comprehensive book covers how to: * conduct an energy audit * plan a monitoring and verification strategy * make any energy-saving campaign successful * evaluate and make the financial case for energy-saving measures * make use of free energy for lighting and managing heat loss and gain. It also contains special chapters on: * ventilation, heating and cooling * demand management through automated systems * lighting * most requirements of industrial facilities * regulatory requirements in Britain, Europe and the United States * the use of smart meters and monitoring * how to achieve zero energy buildings * the use of renewable energy. For all professional energy, building and facilities managers, energy consultants, students, trainees and academics. It takes the reader from basic concepts to the latest advanced thinking, with principles applicable anywhere in the world and in any climate.

Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Engineering Technologies - EngiTek 2020, 16-18 June 2020, Irbid, Jordan... Proceedings of the 1st International Congress on Engineering Technologies - EngiTek 2020, 16-18 June 2020, Irbid, Jordan (Hardcover)
Suhil Kiwan, Mohammad M. Banat
R2,839 Discovery Miles 28 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This first volume in the Mosharaka for Research and Studies International Conference Proceedings series (P-MIC) contains peer-reviewed papers presented at the 1st International Congress on Engineering Technologies (EngiTek 2020). This event was held remotely on 16-18 June 2020, and hosted by the Faculty of Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology (Irbid, Jordan). The conference represented a major forum for professors, students, and professionals from all over the world to present their latest research results, and to exchange new ideas and practical experiences in the most cutting-edge areas of the field of engineering technologies. Topics covered include electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.

Renewable Energy Uptake in Urban Latin America - Sustainable Technology in Mexico and Brazil (Paperback): Alexandra Mallett Renewable Energy Uptake in Urban Latin America - Sustainable Technology in Mexico and Brazil (Paperback)
Alexandra Mallett
R1,003 Discovery Miles 10 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the perplexing question of how to increase sustainable energy technology use in the developing world, and specifically focuses on two megacities within Latin America. Renewable Energy Uptake in Urban Latin America examines the market and uptake of two sustainable energy technologies (solar water heaters and biogas to produce electricity) in two locations, Mexico City, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil in the 2000s. Drawing from three systems-based analytical frameworks - including one developed by the author for the purpose of this study - the book examines the varying factors affecting the implementation of renewable energy technologies (RETs) in urban Latin America. These frameworks emphasize the importance of examining socio-political dimensions; rather than conventional explanations that focus on technical and economic aspects only. By doing so, the research improves explanations about renewable energy technology (RET) adoption in the global South. These findings are useful for scholars, policy makers and practitioners working on RET adoption; resulting in a book which helps to inform wider debates regarding innovation, decarbonization, sustainability transitions and energy system change. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, energy policy, development studies and science and technology studies.

Environmental Justice and Oil Pollution Laws - Comparing Enforcement in the United States and Nigeria (Paperback): Eloamaka... Environmental Justice and Oil Pollution Laws - Comparing Enforcement in the United States and Nigeria (Paperback)
Eloamaka Carol Okonkwo
R1,009 Discovery Miles 10 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores the relationship between oil pollution laws and environmental justice by comparing and contrasting the United States and Nigeria. Critically, this book not only examines the fluidity of oil pollutions laws but also how effective or ineffective enforcement can be when viewed through the lens of environmental justice. Using Nigeria as a case study and drawing upon examples from the United States, it examines the legal and institutional challenges impacting upon the effective enforcement of laws and provides a contrasting view of developed and developing countries. Focusing on the oil and gas industry, the book discusses the laws and international acceptable standards (IAS) in these industries, the principles behind their application, the existing barriers to their effective implementation, and how to overcome those barriers. Utilising an environmental justice framework, the book demonstrates the synergy between policy-making, human rights, and justice in oil-producing regions as well as addressing the importance of protecting the rights of minorities. Through a comparative analysis of the United States and Nigeria, this book draws out enforcement approaches and mechanisms for tackling oil-related pollution with a view to reducing environmental injustice in developing countries. Examining the role of NGOs in pursuing environmental justice matters, the book showed the regional courts as one avenue of overcoming the enforcement challenges faced by the developing countries. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental law, environmental justice, minorities' rights, business and human rights, energy law, and natural resource governance.

Limits to Terrestrial Extraction (Paperback): Robert Kirsch Limits to Terrestrial Extraction (Paperback)
Robert Kirsch
R481 Discovery Miles 4 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume focuses on the social, cultural, and ecological consequences of a political economy of energy. A political economy of energy holds that an enduring hallmark of the current context is a reorganization of human society toward energy extraction and production. Limits to Terrestrial Extraction looks at the construction of society itself as an energy-harvesting "megamachine," the ecomodernist project of the latter half of the twentieth century and its disastrous environmental record, and mining Near Earth Objects to extract extraterrestrial resources. Each chapter explores a limit to terrestrial extraction - spatially, economically, or socially - finding that business as usual cannot yield a different world. The authors eschew easy answers of natural resource management or discourses of wise use, instead offering critiques of market society and its constitutive drive to produce and waste energy. Overall, this volume establishes the existential stakes and scope of change that will be required to build a better world. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental political theory, as well as social scientists and humanities scholars who study the intersection of energy and society.

Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries - Policies and Programmes (Paperback): Suzana Tavares Da Silva, Gabriela Prata Dias Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries - Policies and Programmes (Paperback)
Suzana Tavares Da Silva, Gabriela Prata Dias
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents a comparative analysis of energy efficiency policies in developing countries. Although there is a vast amount of literature available about renewable energy policy and implementation in the developing world, energy efficiency tends to lack attention. This book fills this lacuna by examining the current state of the field and scope for future improvements. Drawing on a wide range of case studies including Brazil, China and Chile, the authors use a comparative approach to examine the policies and programmes being implemented, looking at the existing legal frameworks and regulatory challenges. By showcasing stories of success, as well as barriers to energy efficiency, they highlight the opportunities for increased energy access and efficiency and demonstrate how these opportunities may directly impact on climate change mitigation. This volume will be a useful resource for scholars and practitioners with an interest in energy policy and efficiency, climate change and international development.

Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria (Paperback): Norbert Edomah Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria (Paperback)
Norbert Edomah
R995 Discovery Miles 9 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Electricity and Energy Transition in Nigeria provides readers with a detailed account of the dynamics of energy infrastructure change in Nigeria's electricity sector. The book starts by introducing the basic theories underpinning the politics of energy infrastructure supply and goes on to explore the historical dimensions of the Nigerian energy transition by highlighting the influences and drivers of energy systems change. Edomah also examines the political dynamics at play, highlighting the political actors and institutions that shape energy supply, as well as the impact of consumer politics. The book concludes by considering how all these factors may influence the future of energy in Nigeria. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, energy technology and infrastructure, and African Studies more generally.

Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Applied Sciences (Paperback): Hemen Dutta Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Applied Sciences (Paperback)
Hemen Dutta
R1,159 Discovery Miles 11 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Recognized as a "Recommended" title by Choice for their October 2020 issue. Choice is a publishing unit at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACR&L), a division of the American Library Association. Choice has been the acknowledged leader in the provision of objective, high-quality evaluations of nonfiction academic writing. This book covers tools and techniques used for developing mathematical methods and modelling related to real-life situations. It brings forward significant aspects of mathematical research by using different mathematical methods such as analytical, computational, and numerical with relevance or applications in engineering and applied sciences. Presents theory, methods, and applications in a balanced manner Includes the basic developments with full details Contains the most recent advances and offers enough references for further study Written in a self-contained style and provides proof of necessary results Offers research problems to help early career researchers prepare research proposals Mathematical Methods in Engineering and Applied Sciences makes available for the audience, several relevant topics in one place necessary for crucial understanding of research problems of an applied nature. This should attract the attention of general readers, mathematicians, and engineers interested in new tools and techniques required for developing more accurate mathematical methods and modelling corresponding to real-life situations.

Bioremediation - A Sustainable Approach to Preserving Earth's Water (Paperback): Sanjay K. Sharma Bioremediation - A Sustainable Approach to Preserving Earth's Water (Paperback)
Sanjay K. Sharma
R1,156 Discovery Miles 11 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bioremediation: A Sustainable Approach to Preserving Earth's Water discusses the latest research in green chemistry practices and principles that are involved in water remediation and the quality improvement of water. The presence of heavy metals, dyes, fluoride, dissolved solids and many other pollutants are responsible for water pollution and poor water quality. The removal of these pollutants in water resources is necessary, yet challenging. Water preservation is of great importance globally and researchers are making significant progress in ensuring this precious commodity is safe and potable. This volume illustrates how bioremediation in particular is a promising green technique globally. Features: Addresses bioremediation of all the major water pollutants Approaches the chemistry of water and the concept of water as a renewable resource from a green chemistry aspect Discusses environmental chemistry and the practice of industrial ecology Explains the global concern of adequate high quality water supplies, and how bioremediation can resolve this Explores sustainable development through green engineering

Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools (Paperback): Wasim Ahmed Khan, Ghulam Abbas, Khalid Rahman, Ghulam Hussain,... Functional Reverse Engineering of Machine Tools (Paperback)
Wasim Ahmed Khan, Ghulam Abbas, Khalid Rahman, Ghulam Hussain, Cedric Aimal Edwin
R1,165 Discovery Miles 11 650 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The purpose of this book is to develop capacity building in strategic and non-strategic machine tool technology. The book contains chapters on how to functionally reverse engineer strategic and non-strategic computer numerical control machinery. Numerous engineering areas, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer hardware and software engineering, are covered. The book offers guidelines and covers design for machine tools, prototyping, augmented reality for machine tools, modern communication strategies, and enterprises of functional reverse engineering, along with case studies. Features Presents capacity building in machine tool development Discusses engineering design for machine tools Covers prototyping of strategic and non-strategic machine tools Illustrates augmented reality for machine tools Includes Internet of Things (IoT) for machine tools

The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century - Government, Corporate, and Activist Discourses (Paperback): Heather Graves,... The Rhetoric of Oil in the Twenty-First Century - Government, Corporate, and Activist Discourses (Paperback)
Heather Graves, David Edward Beard
R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book examines mass communication and civic participation in the age of oil, analyzing the rhetorical and discursive ways that governments and corporations shape public opinion and public policy and activists attempt to reframe public debates to resist corporate framing. In the twenty-first century, oil has become a subject of civic deliberation. Environmental concerns have intensified, questions of indigenous rights have arisen, and private and public investment in energy companies has become open to deliberation. International contributors use local events as a starting point to explore larger issues associated with oil-dependent societies and cultures. This interdisciplinary collection synthesizes work in the energy humanities, rhetorical studies and environmental studies to analyze the global discourse of oil from the start of the twentieth century into the era of transnational corporations of the 21st century. This book will be a vital text for scholars in communication studies, the energy humanities and in environmental studies. Case studies are framed accessibly, and the theoretical lenses are accessible across disciplines, making it ideal for a post-graduate and advanced undergraduate audience in these fields.

The Vacuum Interrupter - Theory, Design, and Application (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Paul G. Slade The Vacuum Interrupter - Theory, Design, and Application (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Paul G. Slade
R3,642 Discovery Miles 36 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Title: The Vacuum Interrupter: Theory, Design, and Application Shelving guide: Electrical Engineering Dr. Paul Slade draws from his nearly six decades of active experience to develop this second edition of The Vacuum Interrupter: Theory, Design, and Application. This book begins by discussing the design requirements for high voltage vacuum interrupters and then the contact requirements to interrupt the vacuum arc. It then continues by describing the various applications in which the vacuum interrupter is generally utilized. Part 1 of this book begins with a detailed review of the vacuum breakdown process. It continues by covering the steps necessary for the design and the manufacture of a successful vacuum interrupter. The vacuum arc is then discussed, including how it is affected as a function of current. An overview of the development and use of practical contact materials, along with their advantages and disadvantages, follows. Contact designs that are introduced to control the high current vacuum arc are also analyzed. Part 2, on application, begins with a discussion of the arc interruption process for low current and high current vacuum arcs. It examines the voltage escalation phenomenon that can occur when interrupting inductive circuits. The occurrence of contact welding for closed contacts subjected to the passage of high currents, and for contacts when closing on high currents, is explored. The general requirements for the successful manufacture and testing of vacuum circuit breakers is then presented. The general application of vacuum interrupters to switch load currents, especially when applied to capacitor circuits, is also given. The interruption of high short circuit currents is presented along with the expected performance of the two major contact designs. Owing to the ever-increasing need for environmentally friendly circuit protection devices, the development and application of the vacuum interrupter will only increase in the future. At present the vacuum circuit breaker is the technology of choice for distribution circuits (5kV to 40.5kV). It is increasingly being applied to transmission circuits (72.5kV to 242kV). In the future, its application for protecting high voltage DC networks is assured. Audience This is a practical source book for engineers and scientists interested in studying the development and application of the vacuum interrupter Research scientists in industry and universities Graduate students beginning their study of vacuum interrupter phenomena Design engineers applying vacuum interrupters in vacuum switches, vacuum contactors, vacuum circuit breakers, and vacuum contactors It provides a unique and comprehensive review of all aspects of vacuum interrupter technology for those new to the subject and for those who wish to obtain a deeper understanding of its science and application Scientists and engineers, who are beginning their research into vacuum breakdown and aspects of the vacuum arc, will find the extensive bibliography and phenomenological descriptions to be a useful introduction

Bioprospecting - Success, Potential and Constraints (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Russell Paterson, Nelson Lima Bioprospecting - Success, Potential and Constraints (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Russell Paterson, Nelson Lima
R4,383 R2,678 Discovery Miles 26 780 Save R1,705 (39%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book considers all aspects of bioprospecting in 14 succinct chapters and a forward by David Hawksworth. The organisms addressed include plants, insects, fungi, bacteria and phages. Bioprospecting has never been more relevant and is of renewed interest, because of the extremely worrying rise in novel, resistant pathogenic microorganisms. The practices in pharmaceutical companies have failed to deliver novel antibiotics to control these infections. We need to look for new sources of drugs from the environment on a massive scale as drug discovery is "too important to fail". Furthermore, the field can add great value to ecosystems in terms of economics, while providing additional reasons for maintaining associated services, such as food provision, benign climate, effective nutrient cycling and cultural practices. Bioprospecting provides another reason why climate change must be reduced in order to preserve relevant environments. Previous bioprospecting projects should be re-visited and established biodiversity centres have a major role. Many different ecosystems exist which contain unique organisms with the potential to supply novel antibiotics, enzymes, food, and cosmetics, or they may simply have aesthetic value. The book stresses the difficulties in obtaining successful products and yet describes why natural products should be investigated over combinatorial chemistry. Personal experience of bioprospecting projects are given significance. Issues such as how to share the benefits equitably with local communities are described and why pharmaceutical companies can be reluctant to be involved. Legal issues are discussed. Finally, there has never been a better time for a new book on bioprospecting, because of the need to preserve ecosystems, and from the emergence of resistant pathogenic microorganisms.

Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Peter M. Curtis Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Peter M. Curtis
R2,486 Discovery Miles 24 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The new edition of the leading single-volume resource on designing, operating, and managing mission critical infrastructure Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment provides in-depth coverage of operating, managing, and maintaining power quality and emergency power systems in mission critical facilities. This extensively revised third edition provides invaluable insight into the mission critical environment, helping professionals and students alike understand how to sustain continuous functionality, minimize the occurrence of costly unexpected downtime, and guard against power disturbances that can damage any organization's daily operations. Bridging engineering, operations, technology, and training, this comprehensive volume covers each component of specialized systems used in mission critical infrastructures worldwide. Throughout the text, readers are provided the up-to-date information necessary to design and analyze mission critical systems, reduce risk, comply with current policies and regulations, and maintain an appropriate level of reliability based on a facility's risk tolerance. Topics include safety, fire protection, energy security, and the myriad challenges and issues facing industry engineers today. Emphasizing business resiliency, data center efficiency, cyber security, and green power technology, this important volume: Features new and updated content throughout, including new chapters on energy security and on integrating cleaner and more efficient energy into mission critical applications Defines power quality terminology and explains the causes and effects of power disturbances Provides in-depth explanations of each component of mission critical systems, including standby generators, raised access floors, automatic transfer switches, uninterruptible power supplies, and data center cooling and fuel systems Contains in-depth discussion of the evolution and future of the mission critical facilities industry Includes PowerPoint presentations with voiceovers and a digital/video library of information relevant to the mission critical industry Maintaining Mission Critical Systems in a 24/7 Environment is a must-read reference and training guide for architects, property managers, building engineers, IT professionals, data center personnel, electrical & mechanical technicians, students, and others involved with all types of mission critical equipment.

5G and Beyond Wireless Transport Technologies - Enabling Backhaul, Midhaul, and Fronthaul (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Douglas H.... 5G and Beyond Wireless Transport Technologies - Enabling Backhaul, Midhaul, and Fronthaul (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Douglas H. Morais
R1,710 Discovery Miles 17 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text covers the key technologies employed in wireless links that enable increased data rates and thus are likely to be employed in support of 5G wireless transport networks, i.e., backhaul, midhaul, and fronthaul networks. The author presents technologies at an introductory level but nonetheless at a level that imparts to the reader a sound understanding of the fundamentals. The book is intended for those practicing engineers and graduate and upper undergraduate students who have an interest in acquiring, where missing, the necessary technology background in order to comprehend the functioning and capability of 5G based wireless transport links. The author focuses on those technologies that are key to achieving the high data rates and high reliability required of this transport. The material is presented in a clear, concise, and mathematically light fashion. Covers key wireless transport (backhaul, midhaul, and fronthaul) technologies for 5G and beyond, presented in a clear tractable fashion; Outlines the basic wireless transport transmitter/receiver terminal architecture, provides specifications of some such terminals, and indicates the link performance afforded by such terminals; Provides sufficient mathematics to make it technically coherent, but not so much as to make it challenging for a reader with no or limited familiarity with these technologies.

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