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Algal Biorefinery - Developments, Challenges and Opportunities (Hardcover): Ajay K Dalai, Vaibhav V. Goud, Sonil Nanda, Venu... Algal Biorefinery - Developments, Challenges and Opportunities (Hardcover)
Ajay K Dalai, Vaibhav V. Goud, Sonil Nanda, Venu Babu Borugadda
R3,092 Discovery Miles 30 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book enables readers to understand the theoretical aspects, key steps and scientific techniques with a detailed mechanism to produce biofuels from algae. Each chapter provides the latest developments and recent advancements starting from algal cultivation techniques to the production of value-added green fuels, chemicals and products with wide applications. The volume brings together a broad range of international and interdisciplinary experts, including chemical and biological engineers, biotechnologists, process engineers, environmentalists, pharmacists and nutritionists, to one platform to explore the beneficial aspects and challenges for an algal-based biorefinery. Chapters address cutting-edge issues surrounding algal cultivation, including genetic modification of algal strains, design and optimization of photobioreactors and open-pond systems, algal oil extraction techniques and algal-derived fuel products (biodiesel, bio-gasoline, jet fuels and bio-oil). Finally, the book considers the potential environmental impacts for establishing a sustainable algal biorefinery through lifecycle analysis, techno-economic assessment and supply chain management. This book will be an important resource for students, academics and professionals interested in algal cultivation, biofuels and agricultural engineering, and renewable energy and sustainable development more broadly.

Nonlinear Pinning Control of Complex Dynamical Networks - Analysis and Applications (Hardcover): Edgar N. Sanchez, Carlos J.... Nonlinear Pinning Control of Complex Dynamical Networks - Analysis and Applications (Hardcover)
Edgar N. Sanchez, Carlos J. Vega, Oscar J. Suarez, Guanrong Chen
R3,590 Discovery Miles 35 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents two nonlinear control strategies for complex dynamical networks. First, sliding-mode control is used, and then the inverse optimal control approach is employed. For both cases, model-based is considered in Chapter 3 and Chapter 5; then, Chapter 4 and Chapter 6 are based on determining a model for the unknow system using a recurrent neural network, using on-line extended Kalman filtering for learning. The book is organized in four sections. The first one covers mathematical preliminaries, with a brief review for complex networks, and the pinning methodology. Additionally, sliding-mode control and inverse optimal control are introduced. Neural network structures are also discussed along with a description of the high-order ones. The second section presents the analysis and simulation results for sliding-mode control for identical as well as non-identical nodes. The third section describes analysis and simulation results for inverse optimal control considering identical or non-identical nodes. Finally, the last section presents applications of these schemes, using gene regulatory networks and microgrids as examples.

Micro-Hydro Design Manual - A Guide To Small-Scale Water Power Schemes (Paperback): Adam Harvey, Andy Brown Micro-Hydro Design Manual - A Guide To Small-Scale Water Power Schemes (Paperback)
Adam Harvey, Andy Brown
R1,063 Discovery Miles 10 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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

Handbook of Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Oxana... Handbook of Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Oxana Vasilievna Kharissova, Leticia Myriam Torres Martinez, Boris Ildusovich Kharisov
R30,801 Discovery Miles 308 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This exhaustive Handbook covers the synthesis and applications of nanomaterials that can be used in energy and environmental science applications. Given the pressing need for more efficient energy sources at lower costs, this book will help to provide a more cohesive understanding of nanocomposites and nanomaterials. Each chapter in this handbook is written by an expert in his or her field, and topics ranging from energy efficiency to material performance are presented. Catalysis, ceramic science, metallurgy, coatings, and green, sustainable materials are included. This Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the field of applied nanomaterials. It will drive interest and research in the use of nanocomposites and nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications.

Energetic Particles in Tokamak Plasmas (Hardcover): Sergei Sharapov Energetic Particles in Tokamak Plasmas (Hardcover)
Sergei Sharapov
R2,581 Discovery Miles 25 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The study of energetic particles in magnetic fusion plasmas is key to the development of next-generation "burning" plasma fusion experiments, such as the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) and the Demonstration Power Station (DEMO). This book provides a comprehensive introduction and analysis of the experimental data on how fast ions behave in fusion-grade plasmas, featuring the latest ground-breaking results from world-leading machines such as the Joint European Torus (JET) and the Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak (MAST). It also details Alfvenic instabilities, driven by energetic ions, which can cause enhanced transport of energetic ions. MHD spectroscopy of plasma via observed Alfvenic waves called "Alfven spectroscopy" is introduced and several applications are presented. This book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and academics studying fusion plasma physics. Features: Provides a comprehensive overview of the field in one cohesive text, with the main physics phenomena explained qualitatively first. Authored by an authority in the field, who draws on his extensive experience of working with energetic particles in tokamak plasmas. Is suitable for extrapolating energetic particle phenomena in fusion to other plasma types, such as solar and space plasmas.

Recent Advances in Smart Manufacturing and Materials - Select Proceedings of ICEM 2020 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Rajeev... Recent Advances in Smart Manufacturing and Materials - Select Proceedings of ICEM 2020 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Rajeev Agrawal, Jinesh Kumar Jain, Vinod Singh Yadav, Vijaya Kumar Manupati, Leonilde Varela
R3,598 Discovery Miles 35 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents select proceedings of the International Conference on Evolution in Manufacturing (ICEM 2020), and examines a range of areas including internet-of-things for cyber manufacturing, data analytics for manufacturing systems and processes and materials. The topics covered include modeling simulation and decision making in cyber physical systems for supporting engineering and production management, innovative approach in materials development, biomaterial applications, and advancement in manufacturing and material technologies. The book also discusses sustainability in manufacturing and supply chain management including circular economy. The book will be a valuable reference for beginners, researchers, and professionals interested in smart manufacturing in engineering, production management and materials technology.

IoT System Design - Project Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Alice James, Avishkar Seth, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay IoT System Design - Project Based Approach (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Alice James, Avishkar Seth, Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay
R2,876 Discovery Miles 28 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents a step by step design approach to develop and implement an IoT system starting from sensor, interfacing to embedded processor, wireless communication, uploading measured data to cloud including data visualization along with machine learnings and artificial intelligence. The book will be extremely useful towards a hands-on approach of designing and fabricating an IoT system especially for upper undergraduate, master and PhD students, researchers, engineers and practitioners.

Activism in Architecture - Bright Dreams of Passive Energy Design (Paperback): Margot McDonald, Carolina Dayer Activism in Architecture - Bright Dreams of Passive Energy Design (Paperback)
Margot McDonald, Carolina Dayer
R989 Discovery Miles 9 890 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

This edited collection gathers contributions from a diverse range of renowned scholars and professionals to uncover the unique relationship between passive architectural systems and activism. Focusing on the pioneering work of the influential American chemist and inventor, Harold R. Hay (1909-2009), and the environmental awareness events that took hold in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s, the book assembles essays which closely examine Hay's contribution to architecture and the work of those who directly and tangentially were affected by it. The book also offers insights into the role of passive energy design today. Appealing to researchers, architects and students interested in architecture and design technology, Activism in Architecture explores the role of passive environmental inventions as an active agent in shaping socio-political debates.

Design of Pressure Vessels (Hardcover): Subhash Reddy Gaddam Design of Pressure Vessels (Hardcover)
Subhash Reddy Gaddam
R2,340 Discovery Miles 23 400 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Pressure vessels are prone to explosion while in operation, due to possible errors in material selection, design and other engineering activities. Addressing issues at hand for a working professional, this book covers material selection, testing and design of pressure vessels which enables users to effectively use code rules and available design softwares. Relevant equation derivations have been simplified with comparison to ASME codes. Analysis of special components flange, bellow and tube sheet are included with their background. Topics on tube bend, supports, thermal stresses, piping flexibility and non-pressure parts are described from structural perspective. Vibration of pressure equipment components are covered as well.

Renewable Energy for the Arctic - New Perspectives (Hardcover): Gisele Arruda Renewable Energy for the Arctic - New Perspectives (Hardcover)
Gisele Arruda
R3,081 Discovery Miles 30 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores various facets of the transition to renewable energy in the Arctic region. It critically examines the adverse effects of fossil fuel extraction and use, environmental and social impacts of climate change, and the possibility of a low carbon energy system through innovation and technology. Drawing together a diverse range of contributors and considering a range of new energy sources, this volume also looks at the scale of the transition challenges in the Arctic energy production and use, the necessary flexibility to balance energy demand and supply, the need of a more integrated energy infrastructure, and the new energy business models, health and safety, and quality standards for the region. Finally, it examines the transit and influence between Arctic and non-Arctic countries, in terms of growth, partnerships and new dynamics of a transitioning process to a sustainable energy system. Focusing on specific case studies that represent the most relevant energy projects in the region, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy policy and transitions, climate change, global business and sustainable development.

Robust Control Engineering - Practical QFT Solutions (Paperback): Mario Garcia-sanz Robust Control Engineering - Practical QFT Solutions (Paperback)
Mario Garcia-sanz
R1,249 Discovery Miles 12 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book thoroughly covers the fundamentals of the QFT robust control, as well as practical control solutions, for unstable, time-delay, non-minimum phase or distributed parameter systems, plants with large model uncertainty, high-performance specifications, nonlinear components, multi-input multi-output characteristics or asymmetric topologies. The reader will discover practical applications through a collection of fifty successful, real world case studies and projects, in which the author has been involved during the last twenty-five years, including commercial wind turbines, wastewater treatment plants, power systems, satellites with flexible appendages, spacecraft, large radio telescopes, and industrial manufacturing systems. Furthermore, the book presents problems and projects with the popular QFT Control Toolbox (QFTCT) for MATLAB, which was developed by the author.

Nanotechnology - Advances and Real-Life Applications (Hardcover): Cherry Bhargava, Amit Sachdeva Nanotechnology - Advances and Real-Life Applications (Hardcover)
Cherry Bhargava, Amit Sachdeva
R3,229 Discovery Miles 32 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nanotechnology: Advances and Real-Life Applications offers a comprehensive reference text about advanced concepts and applications in the field of nanotechnology. The text - written by researchers practicing in the field - presents a detailed discussion of key concepts including nanomaterials and their synthesis, fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials, carbon-based nanomaterials, nano-bio interface, and nanoelectronics. The applications of nanotechnology in the fields of renewable energy, medicine and agriculture are each covered in a dedicated chapter. The text will be invaluable for senior undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics engineering, nanotechnology and nanoscience. Dr. Cherry Bhargava is an Associate Professor and Head, VLSI domain, at the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India. Dr. Amit Sachdeva is an Associate Professor at Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India.

William Shockley: The Will to Think (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Bo Lojek William Shockley: The Will to Think (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Bo Lojek
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book takes a fresh look at the work, thoughts, and life of 1956 Nobel Prize winner William B. Shockley. It reconstructs Shockley's upbringing, his patriotic achievements during World War II, his contribution to semiconductor physics - culminating with the epoch-making invention of the transistor - and his views on the social issues of his time. The author's unparalleled access to Shockley's personal documents provides insight into a colorful, yet controversial, man, and also sheds light on the attitudes of other prominent scientists of that era. Shockley was not only an outstanding scientist in his own right but also a fiercely independent thinker in perpetual search of the truth. His contributions to the field known today as microelectronics are enormous and unmatched. This book explores the critical facets of Shockley's life, replete with never-before-published photos and excerpts from his private correspondence and personal notebooks. The book also delves into Shockley's views on genetics and human intelligence. It tells the story of a man beset by an unrelenting rationality, slandered by the popular media, and ultimately alienated by his peers. It discusses his controversial, although sometimes prescient, ideas regarding human genetics, putting these into the context of modern research findings. Today, William Shockley is perhaps just as enigmatic as his work and accomplishments. The author presents a convincing argument that Shockley still has much to say about the issues of our age, and many of his ideas deserve evaluation in the public forum.

Real-Time Systems Development with RTEMS and Multicore Processors (Hardcover): Gedare Bloom, Joel Sherrill, Tingting Hu, Ivan... Real-Time Systems Development with RTEMS and Multicore Processors (Hardcover)
Gedare Bloom, Joel Sherrill, Tingting Hu, Ivan Cibrario Bertolotti
R3,339 Discovery Miles 33 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The proliferation of multicore processors in the embedded market for Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) makes developing real-time embedded applications increasingly difficult. What is the underlying theory that makes multicore real-time possible? How does theory influence application design? When is a real-time operating system (RTOS) useful? What RTOS features do applications need? How does a mature RTOS help manage the complexity of multicore hardware? Real-Time Systems Development with RTEMS and Multicore Processors answers these questions and more with exemplar Real-Time Executive for Multiprocessor Systems (RTEMS) RTOS to provide concrete advice and examples for constructing useful, feature-rich applications. RTEMS is free, open-source software that supports multi-processor systems for over a dozen CPU architectures and over 150 specific system boards in applications spanning the range of IoT and CPS domains such as satellites, particle accelerators, robots, racing motorcycles, building controls, medical devices, and more. The focus of this book is on enabling real-time embedded software engineering while providing sufficient theoretical foundations and hardware background to understand the rationale for key decisions in RTOS and application design and implementation. The topics covered in this book include: Cross-compilation for embedded systems development Concurrent programming models used in real-time embedded software Real-time scheduling theory and algorithms used in wide practice Usage and comparison of two application programmer interfaces (APIs) in real-time embedded software: POSIX and the RTEMS Classic APIs Design and implementation in RTEMS of commonly found RTOS features for schedulers, task management, time-keeping, inter-task synchronization, inter-task communication, and networking The challenges introduced by multicore hardware, advances in multicore real-time theory, and software engineering multicore real-time systems with RTEMS All the authors of this book are experts in the academic field of real-time embedded systems. Two of the authors are primary open-source maintainers of the RTEMS software project.

The Internet of Materials (Hardcover): Christos Liaskos The Internet of Materials (Hardcover)
Christos Liaskos
R2,603 Discovery Miles 26 030 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

State-of-the-art, flat structures called metasurfaces can filter and steer light and sound, render an object completely invisible to electromagnetic waves, and much more. They can deliver automation, remote operation, and advanced performance to a wide variety of existing systems, with applications in communications, medical imaging, sensing, and security. However, for non-specialists, individual metasurfaces are currently restricted to limited reusability and accessibility. This book brings together various scientific disciplines with the aim of outlining a programmable 'plug-and-play' metasurface. The book focuses on a recently proposed platform - known as the HyperSurface - that provides many electromagnetic functions of metasurfaces in a single structure, which can be controlled and reconfigured by software. This revolutionary approach paves the way for new opportunities in wireless communications and programmable wireless environments: HyperSurfaces could link networks with objects and physical environments and create smarter systems that are far more responsive to user demands. Walls that absorb radiation or block digital eavesdropping, and wireless, long-distance charging of devices are among the many possibilities. The book aspires to provide the foundational knowledge for creating an Internet of Materials, enabling smart environments at any scale - from indoor wireless communications to medical imaging equipment. Although the set of disciplines involved covers a considerable span, we hope that the material will benefit experts and students alike.

Sensors and Instrumentation, Aircraft/Aerospace, Energy Harvesting & Dynamic Environments Testing, Volume 7 - Proceedings of... Sensors and Instrumentation, Aircraft/Aerospace, Energy Harvesting & Dynamic Environments Testing, Volume 7 - Proceedings of the 38th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics 2020 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Chad Walber, Patrick Walter, Steve Seidlitz
R4,295 Discovery Miles 42 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sensors and Instrumentation, Aircraft/Aerospace and Energy Harvesting, Volume 7: Proceedings of the 38th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2020, the seventh volume of eight from the Conference brings together contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Shock & Vibration, Aircraft/Aerospace, Energy Harvesting & Dynamic Environments Testing including papers on: Alternative Sensing & Acquisition Active Controls Instrumentation Aircraft/Aerospace & Aerospace Testing Techniques Energy Harvesting

Performance Assessment of Concrete Structures and Engineered Barriers for Nuclear Applications - Conclusions of RILEM TC... Performance Assessment of Concrete Structures and Engineered Barriers for Nuclear Applications - Conclusions of RILEM TC 226-CNM (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Valerie L'Hostis, Robert Gens
R2,169 R1,526 Discovery Miles 15 260 Save R643 (30%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The main outcomes of RILEM TC-226-CNM are summarized in this book. Key input was provided by researchers from countries that are main contributors in the R&D, design, construction, operation, and regulation of waste nuclear reinforced concrete facilities. Nuclear power plants and many of the facilities and structures used for the management of radioactive waste materials generated by the fuel cycle use concrete in their construction. RILEM TC 226 CNM covered several areas including functional and performance requirements for concrete structures; degradation processes; phenomenological modelling, field experiences, tests approaches, instrumentation and monitoring methods dedicated to performance assessments; service-life models; aging Management of Nuclear Power Plants, repair techniques; codes and standards specific to radioactive waste facilities.

Algorithms for Communications Systems and their Applications (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Nevio Benvenuto, Giovanni Cherubini,... Algorithms for Communications Systems and their Applications (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Nevio Benvenuto, Giovanni Cherubini, Stefano Tomasin
R2,964 Discovery Miles 29 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This welcome second edition to the 2002 original presents the logical arithmetical or computational procedures within communications systems that will ensure the solution to various problems. The authors comprehensively introduce the theoretical elements which are at the basis of the field of algorithms for communications systems. Various applications of these algorithms are then illustrated with a focus on wired and wireless network access technologies. The updated applications will focus on 5G standards, and new material will include MIMO systems (Space-time block coding / Spatial multiplexing / Beamforming and interference management / Channel Estimation /mmWave Model); OFDM and SC-FDMA (Synchronization / Resource allocation (bit and power loading) / Filtered OFDM); Full Duplex Systems (Digital interference cancellation techniques).

Finite Element Analysis of Weld Thermal Cycles Using ANSYS (Hardcover): G Ravichandran Finite Element Analysis of Weld Thermal Cycles Using ANSYS (Hardcover)
G Ravichandran
R2,830 Discovery Miles 28 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Finite Element Analysis of Weld Thermal Cycles Using ANSYS aims at educating a young researcher on the transient analysis of welding thermal cycles using ANSYS. It essentially deals with the methods of calculation of the arc heat in a welded component when the analysis is simplified into either a cross sectional analysis or an in-plane analysis. The book covers five different cases involving different welding processes, component geometry, size of the element and dissimilar material properties. A detailed step by step calculation is presented followed by APDL program listing and output charts from ANSYS. Features: Provides useful background information on welding processes, thermal cycles and finite element method Presents calculation procedure for determining the arc heat input in a cross sectional analysis and an in-plane analysis Enables visualization of the arc heat in a FEM model for various positions of the arc Discusses analysis of advanced cases like dissimilar welding and circumferential welding Includes step by step procedure for running the analysis with typical input APDL program listing and output charts from ANSYS.

Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities (Hardcover): Timea Nochta Network Governance and Energy Transitions in European Cities (Hardcover)
Timea Nochta
R1,192 Discovery Miles 11 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book investigates and evaluates the opportunities and limitations of network governance in building local capacity for energy infrastructure governance. Presenting a comparative analysis of three city cases from across Europe- Birmingham, Frankfurt and Budapest- this book demonstrates how local factors shape the prospect of network governance to support low-carbon energy transitions. It maps out existing governance networks, highlighting the actors involved and their interactions with one another, and also discusses the role and embeddedness of networks in the urban governance of low-carbon energy. Drawing on case study evidence, Nochta develops a comparative analysis which discusses the intricate connections between network characteristics, context and impact. It highlights that organisational fragmentation; the complexity of the low-carbon energy problem and historical developments all influence network characteristics in terms of degree of integration and vertical (hierarchical) power relationships among network actors. Overall, the book concludes that understanding such links between context and networks is crucial when designing and implementing new governance models aimed at facilitating and governing low-carbon urban development. Low-Carbon Energy Transitions in European Cities will be of great interest to scholars of energy policy, urban governance and sustainability transitions.

Green Energy and Infrastructure - Securing a Sustainable Future (Hardcover): Jacqueline A. Stagner, David S.-K. Ting Green Energy and Infrastructure - Securing a Sustainable Future (Hardcover)
Jacqueline A. Stagner, David S.-K. Ting
R2,591 Discovery Miles 25 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

C. S. Lewis rightly instructed, "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." This book aims to achieve this task by pushing the frontiers of scholarship for securing a sustainable future through green energy and infrastructure. This encompasses the notion that what we create is in harmony and integration with both the spatial and temporal domains. Through numerous practical examples and illustrations, this book examines a comprehensive review of the latest science on indoor environmental health, energy requirements for buildings, and the "greening" of infrastructure. Also, it provides a discussion on the underlying properties of biomass and its influence on furthering energy conversion technologies. Energy storage is essential for driving the integration of renewable energy, and different storage approaches are discussed in terms of power balancing, grid stability, and reliability. Features: Focuses on the importance of coupling green energy with green infrastructure Provides an unbiased update of the state-of-the-art of sustainability science Discusses utilizing sustainable building materials for simultaneous improvement in energy, economic, and environmental bottom lines for industry Illuminates practical steps that need to be undertaken to achieve a greener infrastructure Green Energy and Infrastructure: Securing a Sustainable Future is appropriate for researchers, students, and decision-makers seeking the latest, practical information on environmental sustainability.

Carbon Membrane Technology - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover): Xue-Zhong He, Izumi Kumakiri Carbon Membrane Technology - Fundamentals and Applications (Hardcover)
Xue-Zhong He, Izumi Kumakiri
R2,958 Discovery Miles 29 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Carbon membranes have great advantages of strong mechanical strength and high chemical stabilities, as well as high separation performance to reach the industrial attractive region. Further improvement on membrane performance can potentially offset the relatively high production cost compared to polymeric membranes. However, there are still some challenges related to fabrication of asymmetric carbon membranes, the controlling of structure and pore-size and module up-scaling for commercial application. The aim of this book is to provide the fundamentals on carbon membrane materials for the young researchers and engineers to develop frontier membrane materials for energy efficient separation process. This book describes the status and perspectives of both self-supported and supported carbon membranes from fundamentals to applications. The key steps on the development of high performance carbon membranes including precursor selection, tuning carbon membrane structure and regeneration are discussed. In the end, different potential applications both in gas and liquids separation are well described, and the future directions for carbon membrane development were pointed out. To this end, membrane science and engineering are set to play crucial roles as enabling technologies to provide energy efficient and cost-effective future solutions for energy and environment related processes. Based on this approach the research projects which are trying to find attractive carbon materials in our days are many. The published papers, per year, in the topic of carbon membranes, especially for biogas upgrading, natural gas sweetening and hydrogen purification, are numerous with very high impact. However, only few are the books which include relevant to the topic of carbon membrane technology. This book offers the condensed and interdisciplinary knowledge on carbon membranes, and provides the opportunity to the scientists who are working in the field of carbon membrane technology for gas and liquid separations to present, share, and discuss their contributions within the membrane community.

Power Plant Engineering (Hardcover): Farshid Zabihian Power Plant Engineering (Hardcover)
Farshid Zabihian
R3,215 Discovery Miles 32 150 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Our lives and the functioning of modern societies are intimately intertwined with electricity consumption. We owe our quality of life to electricity. However, the electricity generation industry is partly responsible for some of the most pressing challenges we currently face, including climate change and the pollution of natural environments, energy inequality, and energy insecurity. Maintaining our standard of living while addressing these problems is the ultimate challenge for the future of humanity. The objective of this book is to equip engineering and science students and professionals to tackle this task. Written by an expert with over 25 years of combined academic and industrial experience in the field, this comprehensive textbook covers both fossil fuels and renewable power generation technologies. For each topic, fundamental principles, historical backgrounds, and state-of-the-art technologies are covered. Conventional power production technologies, steam power plants, gas turbines, and combined cycle power plants are presented. For steam power plants, the historical background, thermodynamic principles, steam generators, combustion systems, emission reduction technologies, steam turbines, condensate-feedwater systems, and cooling systems are covered in separate chapters. Similarly, the historical background and thermodynamic principles of gas turbines, along with comprehensive discussions on compressors, combustors, and turbines, are presented and then followed with combined cycle power plants. The second half of the book deals with renewable energy sources, including solar photovoltaic systems, solar thermal power plants, wind turbines, ocean energy systems, and geothermal power plants. For each energy source, the available energy and its variations, historical background, operational principles, basic calculations, current and future technologies, and environmental impacts are presented. Finally, energy storage systems as required technologies to address the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources are covered. While the book has been written with the needs of undergraduate and graduate college students in mind, professionals interested in widening their understanding of the field can also benefit from it.

Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South - Balancing Urgency and Justice (Hardcover): Ankit Kumar, Johanna Hoeffken,... Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South - Balancing Urgency and Justice (Hardcover)
Ankit Kumar, Johanna Hoeffken, Auke Pols
R3,083 Discovery Miles 30 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book explores how, in the wake of the Anthropocene, the growing call for urgent decarbonisation and accelerated energy transitions might have unintended consequences for energy poverty, justice and democracy, especially in the global South. Dilemmas of Energy Transitions in the Global South brings together theoretical and empirical contributions focused on rethinking energy transitions conceptually from and for the global South, and highlights issues of justice and inclusivity. It argues that while urgency is critical for energy transitions in a climate-changed world, we must be wary of conflating goals and processes, and enquire what urgency means for due process. Drawing from a range of authors with expertise spanning environmental justice, design theory, ethics of technology, conflict and gender, it examines case studies from countries including Bolivia, Sri Lanka, India, The Gambia and Lebanon in order to expand our understanding of what energy transitions are, and how just energy transitions can be done in different parts of the world. Overall, driven by a postcolonial and decolonial sensibility, this book brings to the fore new concepts and ideas to help balance the demands of justice and urgency, to flag relevant but often overlooked issues, and to provide new pathways forward. This volume will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy transitions, environmental justice, climate change and developing countries. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003052821 has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Teaching Electromagnetics - Innovative Approaches and Pedagogical Strategies (Hardcover): Krishnasamy T. Selvan, Karl F. Warnick Teaching Electromagnetics - Innovative Approaches and Pedagogical Strategies (Hardcover)
Krishnasamy T. Selvan, Karl F. Warnick
R3,593 Discovery Miles 35 930 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.

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