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Nuclear Reactor Physics (Hardcover, 3rd Edition): Weston M. Stacey Nuclear Reactor Physics (Hardcover, 3rd Edition)
Weston M. Stacey
R3,373 R3,008 Discovery Miles 30 080 Save R365 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The third, revised edition of this popular textbook and reference, which has been translated into Russian and Chinese, expands the comprehensive and balanced coverage of nuclear reactor physics to include recent advances in understanding of this topic. The first part of the book covers basic reactor physics, including, but not limited to nuclear reaction data, neutron diffusion theory, reactor criticality and dynamics, neutron energy distribution, fuel burnup, reactor types and reactor safety. The second part then deals with such physically and mathematically more advanced topics as neutron transport theory, neutron slowing down, resonance absorption, neutron thermalization, perturbation and variational methods, homogenization, nodal and synthesis methods, and space-time neutron dynamics. For ease of reference, the detailed appendices contain nuclear data, useful mathematical formulas, an overview of special functions as well as introductions to matrix algebra and Laplace transforms. With its focus on conveying the in-depth knowledge needed by advanced student and professional nuclear engineers, this text is ideal for use in numerous courses and for self-study by professionals in basic nuclear reactor physics, advanced nuclear reactor physics, neutron transport theory, nuclear reactor dynamics and stability, nuclear reactor fuel cycle physics and other important topics in the field of nuclear reactor physics.

Alternative Jet Fuels - Development and Viability (Hardcover): Jenna L Aiken Alternative Jet Fuels - Development and Viability (Hardcover)
Jenna L Aiken
R2,532 R1,917 Discovery Miles 19 170 Save R615 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The federal government has encouraged the development and use of alternative fuels to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with aviation and to enhance economic development and energy security for the United States. To help achieve these goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the aviation industry is actively supporting alternative jet fuels. This book examines the role of the federal government in the development and use of alternative jet fuels; and key challenges to developing and using alternative jet fuels and actions that the federal government plans to or could take to help address those challenges.

Wind Turbine Control and Monitoring (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Ningsu Luo, Yolanda Vidal, Leonardo Acho Wind Turbine Control and Monitoring (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Ningsu Luo, Yolanda Vidal, Leonardo Acho
R3,551 R2,827 Discovery Miles 28 270 Save R724 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Maximizing reader insights into the latest technical developments and trends involving wind turbine control and monitoring, fault diagnosis, and wind power systems, `Wind Turbine Control and Monitoring' presents an accessible and straightforward introduction to wind turbines, but also includes an in-depth analysis incorporating illustrations, tables and examples on how to use wind turbine modeling and simulation software. Featuring analysis from leading experts and researchers in the field, the book provides new understanding, methodologies and algorithms of control and monitoring, computer tools for modeling and simulation, and advances the current state-of-the-art on wind turbine monitoring and fault diagnosis; power converter systems; and cooperative & fault-tolerant control systems for maximizing the wind power generation and reducing the maintenance cost. This book is primarily intended for researchers in the field of wind turbines, control, mechatronics and energy; postgraduates in the field of mechanical and electrical engineering; and graduate and senior undergraduate students in engineering wishing to expand their knowledge of wind energy systems. The book will also interest practicing engineers dealing with wind technology who will benefit from the comprehensive coverage of the theoretic control topics, the simplicity of the models and the use of commonly available control algorithms and monitoring techniques.

Nanocarbons for Advanced Energy Conversion (Hardcover): Xinliang Feng Nanocarbons for Advanced Energy Conversion (Hardcover)
Xinliang Feng
R2,684 R2,192 Discovery Miles 21 920 Save R492 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this second volume in the first book series on nanocarbons for advanced applications the highly renowned series and volume editor has put together a top author team of internationally acclaimed experts on carbon materials. Divided into three major parts, this reference provides a current overview of the design, synthesis, and characterization of nanocarbons, such as carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphenes, and porous carbons for energy conversion applications. It covers such varied topics as electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reactions in the different types of fuel cells, metal-air batteries and electrode materials for photovoltaic devices, as well as photocatalysts, electrocatalysts and photoelectrocatalysts for water splitting. Throughout, the authors highlight the unique aspects of nanocarbon materials in these fields, with a particular focus on the physico-chemical properties which lead to enhanced device performances.

Fast Reactor System Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Naoto Kasahara Fast Reactor System Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Naoto Kasahara
R2,449 R2,188 Discovery Miles 21 880 Save R261 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book describes the fast reactor (FR), a type of new reactor for nuclear plants, currently under research and development. The book targets young researchers and engineers who will be charged with commercializing this new type of reactor to lead to the development of new components and systems for improved plant reliability and economy. This volume also helps readers to understand the methods of integrating the power plant in its entirety, from the reactor core to all of the various systems and components, and teaches the way of thinking that forms the background of these methods. This background includes the various organizational and management issues that are encountered as projects move forward and will be explored in great detail based on actual design and construction experience with Japan's prototype FR, Monju.

Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration (Hardcover): Ali Iftekhar Maswood, Hossein Dehghani Tafti Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration (Hardcover)
Ali Iftekhar Maswood, Hossein Dehghani Tafti
R2,541 R1,792 Discovery Miles 17 920 Save R749 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive survey of advanced multilevel converter design, control, operation and grid-connected applications Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration presents a comprehensive review of the core principles of advanced multilevel converters, which require fewer components and provide higher power conversion efficiency and output power quality. The authors - noted experts in the field - explain in detail the operation principles and control strategies and present the mathematical expressions and design procedures of their components. The text examines the advantages and disadvantages compared to the classical multilevel and two level power converters. The authors also include examples of the industrial applications of the advanced multilevel converters and offer thoughtful explanations on their control strategies. Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration provides a clear understanding of the gap difference between research conducted and the current industrial needs. This important guide: Puts the focus on the new challenges and topics in related areas such as modulation methods, harmonic analysis, voltage balancing and balanced current injection Makes a strong link between the fundamental concepts of power converters and advances multilevel converter topologies and examines their control strategies, together with practical engineering considerations Provides a valid reference for further developments in the multilevel converters design issue Contains simulations files for further study Written for university students in electrical engineering, researchers in areas of multilevel converters, high-power converters and engineers and operators in power industry, Advanced Multilevel Converters and Applications in Grid Integration offers a comprehensive review of the core principles of advanced multilevel converters, with contributions from noted experts in the field.

Natural Gas Engineering and Safety Challenges - Downstream Process, Analysis, Utilization and Safety (Hardcover, 2014 ed.):... Natural Gas Engineering and Safety Challenges - Downstream Process, Analysis, Utilization and Safety (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
G.G. Nasr, N E Connor
R4,168 R3,366 Discovery Miles 33 660 Save R802 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Providing a critical and extensive compilation of the downstream processes of natural gas that involve the principle of gas processing , transmission and distribution, gas flow and network analysis, instrumentation and measurement systems and its utilisation, this book also serves to enrich readers understanding of the business and management aspects of natural gas and highlights some of the recent research and innovations in the field. Featuring extensive coverage of the design and pipeline failures and safety challenges in terms of fire and explosions relating to the downstream of natural gas technology, the book covers the needs of practising engineers from different disciplines, who may include project and operations managers, planning and design engineers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of gas, petroleum and chemical engineering. This book also includes several case studies to illustrate the analysis of the downstream process in the gas and oil industry. Of interest to researchers is the field of flame and mitigation of explosion: the fundamental processes involved are also discussed, including outlines of contemporary and possible future research and challenges in the different fields.

Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis - Probabilistic Models and Statistical Inference (Hardcover, New): Ilia B.... Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis - Probabilistic Models and Statistical Inference (Hardcover, New)
Ilia B. Frenkel, Alex Karagrigoriou, Anatoly Lisnianski, Andre V. Kleyner
R2,716 R1,912 Discovery Miles 19 120 Save R804 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

This complete resource on the theory and applications of reliability engineering, probabilistic models and risk analysis consolidates all the latest research, presenting the most up-to-date developments in this field. With comprehensive coverage of the theoretical and practical issues of both classic and modern topics, it also provides a unique commemoration to the centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, one of the most prominent reliability scientists of the twentieth century. Key features include: * expert treatment of probabilistic models and statistical inference from leading scientists, researchers and practitioners in their respective reliability fields * detailed coverage of multi-state system reliability, maintenance models, statistical inference in reliability, systemability, physics of failures and reliability demonstration * many examples and engineering case studies to illustrate the theoretical results and their practical applications in industry Applied Reliability Engineering and Risk Analysis is one of the first works to treat the important areas of degradation analysis, multi-state system reliability, networks and large-scale systems in one comprehensive volume. It is an essential reference for engineers and scientists involved in reliability analysis, applied probability and statistics, reliability engineering and maintenance, logistics, and quality control. It is also a useful resource for graduate students specialising in reliability analysis and applied probability and statistics. Dedicated to the Centennial of the birth of Boris Gnedenko, renowned Russian mathematician and reliability theorist

Applied Hydraulic Transients - For Hydropower Plants and Pumping Stations (Hardcover): Mihail Popescu, Dumitru Arsenie, Paul... Applied Hydraulic Transients - For Hydropower Plants and Pumping Stations (Hardcover)
Mihail Popescu, Dumitru Arsenie, Paul Vlase
R3,390 Discovery Miles 33 900 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book treats the problem of transient hydraulic computation, for hydroelectric plants and pumping stations, with an emphasis on numerical methods. The topics covered include: the waterhammer in hydraulic systems under pressure; experimental results concerning the waterhammer; protection of pumping stations with reference to the waterhammer; hydraulic resonance in hydroelectric power plant and pumping stations; mass oscillation in hydraulic surge systems; hydraulic stability of systems endowed with surge tanks; experimental results in the study of mass oscillations; hydroelectric power plants and pumping stations designed in complex hydraulic schemes; and computation of unsteady motions in the intermediate domain between rapid and slow motions. This book is not a standard monograph based on previously published material, but is primarily grounded on the theoretical and applied results obtained by authors during more than 20 years of practice. It considers the problems of hydraulic computation as encountered in the design of a significant number of hydroelectric power plants and pumping stations in Romania.

Hydrofracking - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback): Alex Prud'homme Hydrofracking - What Everyone Needs to Know (R) (Paperback)
Alex Prud'homme
R254 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R60 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Constantly in the news and the subject of much public debate, fracking, as it is known for short, is one of the most promising yet controversial methods of extracting natural gas and oil. Today, 90 percent of natural gas wells use fracking. Though highly effective, the process-which fractures rock with pressurized fluid-has been criticized for polluting land, air, and water, and endangering human health.
A timely addition to Oxford's What Everyone Needs to Know(r) series, Hydrofracking tackles this contentious topic, exploring both sides of the debate and providing a clear guide to the science underlying the technique. In concise question-and-answer format, Alex Prud'homme cuts through the maze of opinions and rhetoric to uncover key points, from the economic and political benefits of fracking to the health dangers and negative effects on the environment. Prud'homme offers clear answers to a range of fundamental questions, including: What is fracking fluid? How does it impact water supplies? Who regulates the industry? How much recoverable natural gas exists in the U.S.? What new innovations are on the horizon? Supporters as diverse as President Obama and the conservative billionaire T. Boone Pickens have promoted natural gas as a clean, "21st-century" fuel that will reduce global warming, create jobs, and provide tax revenues, but concerns remain, with environmental activists like Bill McKibben and others leading protests to put an end to fracking as a means of obtaining alternative energy. Prud'homme considers ways to improve methods in the short-term, while also exploring the possibility of transitioning to more sustainable resources-wind, solar, tidal, and perhaps nuclear power-for the long term.
Written for general readers, Hydrofracking clearly explains both the complex science of fracking and the equally complex political and economic issues that surround it, giving readers all the information they need to understand what will no doubt remain a contentious issue for years to come.
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Liquid Biofuels: Emergence, Development and Prospects (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Antonio Domingos Padula, Manoela Silveira dos... Liquid Biofuels: Emergence, Development and Prospects (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Antonio Domingos Padula, Manoela Silveira dos Santos, Omar Inacio Benedetti Santos, Denis Borenstein
R2,947 R2,467 Discovery Miles 24 670 Save R480 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bioenergy is coming to be seen as a priority on the international agenda, with the use of liquid biofuels a key strategy in the attempt to meet both the demand for environmental sustainability and the energy needs of countries. The growth in the production and use of biofuels around the world has led to increased interest and discussion about this subject. Given the dynamics of this phenomenon, the organizers of this book, based on more than 10 years experience of joint research on this subject, seek to address key issues relating to the production and marketing of liquid biofuels using the Brazilian experience with ethanol and biodiesel as an illustrative case, as well as the experiences of the leading producers and consumers of biofuels. The topics to be covered in this book include the role of public policies in fostering the emergence of the biofuels industry, the main socio-economic, environmental, technological aspects and the prospects for the sector. The conceptual and methodological bases that provide analytical support to the book are based on recent research published in indexed journals. The structure and content of the book seek to address some central issues regarding: How the biofuel industries have emerged and developed in different countries? What factors have been crucial to the success or failure of different production initiatives? What are the main socio-economic-environmental impacts of the production and consumption of liquid biofuels? How are national and international markets for liquid biofuels being structured? To what extent and/or in what conditions can the experiences and lessons learned at the national level be transferred and adapted in other countries? Finally, based on the scenarios, the prospects for liquid biofuels will be discussed.

Active Interrogation in Nuclear Security - Science, Technology and Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Igor Jovanovic, Anna S.... Active Interrogation in Nuclear Security - Science, Technology and Systems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Igor Jovanovic, Anna S. Erickson
R2,884 R2,185 Discovery Miles 21 850 Save R699 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume constitutes the state-of-the-art in active interrogation, widely recognized as indispensable methods for addressing current and future nuclear security needs. Written by a leading group of science and technology experts, this comprehensive reference presents technologies and systems in the context of the fundamental physics challenges and practical requirements. It compares the features, limitations, technologies, and impact of passive and active measurement techniques; describes radiation sources for active interrogation including electron and ion accelerators, intense lasers, and radioisotope-based sources; and it describes radiation detectors used for active interrogation. Entire chapters are devoted to data acquisition and processing systems, modeling and simulation, data interpretation and algorithms, and a survey of working active measurement systems. Active Interrogation in Nuclear Security is structured to appeal to a range of audiences, including graduate students, active researchers in the field, and policy analysts. The first book devoted entirely to active interrogation Presents a focused review of the relevant physics Surveys available technology Analyzes scientific and technology trends Provides historical and policy context Igor Jovanovic is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences at the University of Michigan and has previously also taught at Penn State University and Purdue University. He received his Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley and worked as physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Jovanovic has made numerous contributions to the science and technology of radiation detection, as well as the radiation sources for use in active interrogation in nuclear security. He has taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses in areas that include radiation detection, nuclear physics, and nuclear security. At University of Michigan Dr. Jovanovic is the director of Neutron Science Laboratory and is also associated with the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science. Anna Erickson is an Assistant Professor in the Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Program of the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher in the Advanced Detectors Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Erickson received her PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a focus on radiation detection for active interrogation applications. Her research interests focus on nuclear non-proliferation including antineutrino analysis and non-traditional detector design and characterization. She teaches courses in advanced experimental detection for reactor and nuclear nonproliferation applications, radiation dosimetry and fast reactor analysis.

Practical Power System Operation (Hardcover): Ebrahim Vaahedi Practical Power System Operation (Hardcover)
Ebrahim Vaahedi
R1,933 R1,367 Discovery Miles 13 670 Save R566 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

An ideal power system operation is the pinnacle of safety, reliability, and efficiency. In Practical Power System Operation, Ebrahim Vaahedi addresses system operators viewpoints in handling power system operation issues, a holistic approach that electrical textbooks rarely take. The book covers developments in the energy landscape, energy management systems, and distribution management systems with practical applications that meet architecture and infra-structure requirements. Professional engineers and engineering students at all levels can benefit from an expert s unique perspective on efficient power systems. BC Hydro has included this book as part of the operator training material provided to new operators. If you are an instructor and would like the solutions manual for this text, please send a request to [email protected]

Electrical Design Guide for Commercial Buildings (Hardcover, Ed): William H. Clark Electrical Design Guide for Commercial Buildings (Hardcover, Ed)
William H. Clark
R1,530 Discovery Miles 15 300 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

With this authoritative, easy-to-follow guide, you can design and specify electrical systems for virtually any commercial building easily, efficiently, and accurately. Youll be able to submit lower bids, foster greater client satisfaction, and encounter fewer problems during construction. Electrical Design Guide for Commercial Buildings shows you step by step how to organize, layout and circuit, and complete the design of electrical power and telephone/communications systems for commercial and industrial buildings. This handy guide gives you all the information and tables you need within a comprehensive step-by-step map of the entire design process. You also get a rich assortment of schematics, sample details, typical floor plans, and model documents, the 10 most-used NEC tables, pro-level tips on energy conservation and cost cutting, and help with—and even source code for—frequently used computer applications. Whether pro or novice, youll find the key to better, faster, and cheaper electrical design for commercial buildings inside this book.

Adaptive Control of Solar Energy Collector Systems (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Joao M. Lemos, Rui Neves-Silva, Jose M. Igreja Adaptive Control of Solar Energy Collector Systems (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Joao M. Lemos, Rui Neves-Silva, Jose M. Igreja
R2,110 R1,922 Discovery Miles 19 220 Save R188 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book describes methods for adaptive control of distributed-collector solar fields: plants that collect solar energy and deliver it in thermal form. Controller design methods are presented that can overcome difficulties found in these type of plants: they are distributed-parameter systems, i.e., systems with dynamics that depend on space as well as time;their dynamics is nonlinear, with a bilinear structure;there is a significant level of uncertainty in plant knowledge.

Adaptive methods form the focus of the text because of the degree of uncertainty in the knowledge of plant dynamics. Parts of the text are devoted to design methods that assume only a very limited knowledge about the plant. Other parts detail methods that rely on knowledge of the dominant plant structure. These methods are more plant specific, but allow the improvement of performance.

"Adaptive Control of Solar Energy Collector Systems" demonstrates the dynamics of solar fields to be rich enough to present a challenge to the control designer while, at the same time, simple enough to allow analytic work to be done, providing case studies on dynamics and nonlinear control design in a simple and revealing, but nontrivial way.

The control approaches treated in this monograph can be generalized to apply to other plants modelled by hyperbolic partial differential equations, especially process plants in which transport phenomena occur, plants like dryers, steam super-heaters and even highway traffic.

An important example, used repeatedly throughout the text, is a distributed-collector solar field installed at Plataforma Solar de Almeria, located in southern Spain. The control algorithms laid out in the text are illustrated with experimental results generated from this plant.

Although the primary focus of this monograph is solar energy collector, the range of other systems which can benefit from the methods described will make it of interest to control engineers working in many industries as well as to academic control researchers interested in adaptive control and its applications.

DSP Architecture Design Essentials (Hardcover, 2012): Dejan M. Markovic, Robert W. Brodersen DSP Architecture Design Essentials (Hardcover, 2012)
Dejan M. Markovic, Robert W. Brodersen
R2,496 R2,043 Discovery Miles 20 430 Save R453 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In "DSP Architecture Design Essentials, "authors Dejan Markovi and Robert W. Brodersen cover a key subject for the successful realization of DSP algorithms for communications, multimedia, and healthcare applications. The book addresses the need for DSP architecture design that maps advanced DSP algorithms to hardware in the most power- and area-efficient way.

The key feature of this text is a design methodology based on a high-level design model that leads to hardware implementation with minimum power and area. The methodology includes algorithm-level considerations such as automated word-length reduction and intrinsic data properties that can be leveraged to reduce hardware complexity. From a high-level data-flow graph model, an architecture exploration methodology based on linear programming is used to create an array of architectural solutions tailored to the underlying hardware technology.

The book is supplemented with online material: bibliography, design examples, CAD tutorials and custom software.

Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation: A Working Guide (Hardcover, Ed): Stanley Yokell, Michael C. Catapano, Eric... Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation: A Working Guide (Hardcover, Ed)
Stanley Yokell, Michael C. Catapano, Eric Svensson
R1,836 R1,687 Discovery Miles 16 870 Save R149 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 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. Best practices for using closed feedwater heaters in power generation plantsBased on the authors' decades of industry experience, this book explains how to improve cycle efficiency and reduce the cost of fuel used to produce electricity using closed feedwater heaters. This practical guide describes the steam cycle and contains detailed information on how manufacturers build feedwater heaters. Closed Feedwater Heaters for Power Generation illustrates how to control the liquid level of the condensed extraction steam and offers recommendations for what to include in procurement specifications. Expert advice for evaluating manufacturers' technical proposals for new and replacement feedwater heaters is provided. This comprehensive resource also discusses inspection, maintenance, and repair of closed feedwater heaters as well as failures and their causes. Complete coverage includes: The steam cycle Channel design and construction Tubing Tubesheets Tube-to-tubesheet joints Bundle construction Shell construction Assembly of bundles and shells Examining and testing feedwater heaters Quality assurance and quality control Level control Preparing procurement specifications Evaluating bidder's proposals Drawing reviews Inspection, maintenance, and repair Feedwater heater autopsies

How to Start and Operate an Electrical Contracting Business (Paperback, 2nd edition): Charles Ray How to Start and Operate an Electrical Contracting Business (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Charles Ray
R513 R403 Discovery Miles 4 030 Save R110 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Praise from the industry says for C.L. Ray, Jrs How to Start and
Operate an electrical Contracting Business. I have been instrumental
in starting and managing two construction firms...with combined
annual sales approaching fifty million dollars. Your book would have
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mistakes I have made along the way. I highly recommend it to every
privately owned construction firm whether they are just starting or
are well established. - J.S. Harrison, IV President, Branch &
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striking out on ones own - and how to meet it with a minimum of hard
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President, John c. Randall & Associates, Inc (Mechanicsville, VA).
The First Complete Blueprint for Setting up a Successful Electrical
Contracting Business. For electricians whove been thinking about
starting a contracting business - or established contractors who want
to give their current business a boost - this book lays out a proven
roadmap of practical details. all the bases for building and operating
a successful electrical contracting business are covered - from
forecasting your business potential in a given market to technical
needs, hiring employees, managing finances, and achieving profit
goals. In this clearly writeen, brass-tacks guide, seasoned contractor
C.L. Rya, Jr. gives encouraging professional advice on: What you need to start an electrical contracting business; Estimating and bidding fundamentals; Market research and planning for the future; Market sources of revenue; Human resources; Surety, underwriting, and bonded projects; Communications skills; Promoting new business; Service work.

Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Technologies - The Italian Experience (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019):... Life Cycle Assessment of Energy Systems and Sustainable Energy Technologies - The Italian Experience (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Riccardo Basosi, Maurizio Cellura, Sonia Longo, Maria Laura Parisi
R2,431 R1,977 Discovery Miles 19 770 Save R454 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book deals with the application of life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology to sustainable energy systems and technologies. It reviews the state-of-the-art of the Italian experiences on the LCA applied to energy, and the most recent results from research in this field, with a particular focus on renewables, bio-energy and sustainable solutions. The contributors describe in detail the applications of LCA to various energy system topics, including: * electricity production, smart energy grids and energy storage systems;* renewable energy production from biomass;* production of biodiesel from microalgae;* environmental impacts of biomass power plants; and* geothermal energy production. These topics are supported by critical reviews and case studies, with discussions of Italian examples, demonstrating LCA's application to various energy systems. A particular focus is placed on bio-energies and bio-energy systems, demonstrating how LCA can be used for optimal bio-energy production. This book offers an opportunity for researchers and advanced practitioners in the field of LCA to learn more about the application of LCA methodology to energy systems and technologies. It will also be of interest to students, as it enables them to understand the environmental impacts of energy systems and sustainable energy technologies, through the analysis of their life cycles.

5357 Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification: Learner Training Manual and Workplace Logbook (Paperback): Joe Cieszynski 5357 Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification: Learner Training Manual and Workplace Logbook (Paperback)
Joe Cieszynski
R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Energy Methods in Dynamics (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2014): Khanh Chau Le, Lu Trong Khiem Nguyen Energy Methods in Dynamics (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2014)
Khanh Chau Le, Lu Trong Khiem Nguyen
R3,443 R2,522 Discovery Miles 25 220 Save R921 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Energy Methods in Dynamics "is a textbook based on the lectures given by the first author at Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. Its aim is to help students acquire both a good grasp of the first principles from which the governing equations can be derived, and the adequate mathematical methods for their solving. Its distinctive features, as seen from the title, lie in the systematic and intensive use of Hamilton's variational principle and its generalizations for deriving the governing equations of conservative and dissipative mechanical systems, and also in providing the direct variational-asymptotic analysis, whenever available, of the energy and dissipation for the solution of these equations. It demonstrates that many well-known methods in dynamics like those of Lindstedt-Poincare, Bogoliubov-Mitropolsky, Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser (KAM), Wentzel Kramers Brillouin (WKB), and Whitham are derivable from this variational-asymptotic analysis.

This second edition includes the solutions to all exercises as well as some new materials concerning amplitude and slope modulations of nonlinear dispersive waves."

Corrosion in Systems for Storage and Transportation of Petroleum Products and Biofuels - Identification, Monitoring and... Corrosion in Systems for Storage and Transportation of Petroleum Products and Biofuels - Identification, Monitoring and Solutions (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Alec Groysman
R3,231 R2,918 Discovery Miles 29 180 Save R313 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book treats corrosion as it occurs and affects processes in real-world situations, and thus points the way to practical solutions. Topics described include the conditions in which petroleum products are corrosive to metals; corrosion mechanisms of petroleum products; which parts of storage tanks containing crude oils and petroleum products undergo corrosion; dependence of corrosion in tanks on type of petroleum products; aggressiveness of petroleum products to polymeric material; how microorganisms take part in corrosion of tanks and pipes containing petroleum products; which corrosion monitoring methods are used in systems for storage and transportation of petroleum products;what corrosion control measures should be chosen; how to choose coatings for inner and outer surfaces of tanks containing petroleum products; and how different additives (oxygenates, aromatic solvents) to petroleum products and biofuels influence metallic and polymeric materials.

The book is of interest to corrosion engineers, materials engineers, oil and gas engineers, petroleum engineers, chemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, failure analysts, scientists, and students, designers of tanks, pipelines and other systems for storage and transportation fuels, technicians.

The book is of interest to corrosion engineers, materials engineers, oil and gas engineers, petroleum engineers, chemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, failure analysts, scientists, and students, designers of tanks, pipelines and other systems for storage and transportation fuels, technicians.

The book is of interest to corrosion engineers, materials engineers, oil and gas engineers, petroleum engineers, chemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, failure analysts, scientists, and students, designers of tanks, pipelines and other systems for storage and transportation fuels, technicians.

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Quantification of Climate Variability, Adaptation and Mitigation for Agricultural Sustainability (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017):... Quantification of Climate Variability, Adaptation and Mitigation for Agricultural Sustainability (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Mukhtar Ahmed, Claudio O. Stockle
R3,280 R2,967 Discovery Miles 29 670 Save R313 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is a comprehensive volume dealing with climate change impacts on agriculture, and which can help guide the redesign of agricultural management and cropping systems. It includes mitigation techniques such as use of bioenergy crops, fertilizer and manure management, conservation tillage, crop rotations, cover crops and cropping intensity, irrigation, erosion control, management of drained wetlands, lime amendments, residue management, biochar and biotechnology. It also includes Management of GHG emissions Crop models as decision support tools QTL analysis Crop water productivity Impacts of drought on cereal crops Silvopastoral systems Changing climate impact on wheat-based cropping systems of South Asia Phosphorous dynamics under changing climate Role of bioinformatics The focus of the book is climate change mitigation to enhance sustainability in agriculture. We present various kinds of mitigation options, ways to minimize GHG emissions and better use of the latest techniques in conservation and environmental-sustainability.

Game Theoretic Approaches for Spectrum Redistribution (Paperback, 2014): Fan Wu Game Theoretic Approaches for Spectrum Redistribution (Paperback, 2014)
Fan Wu
R1,200 R1,095 Discovery Miles 10 950 Save R105 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This brief examines issues of spectrum allocation for the limited resources of radio spectrum. It uses a game-theoretic perspective, in which the nodes in the wireless network are rational and always pursue their own objectives. It provides a systematic study of the approaches that can guarantee the system's convergence at an equilibrium state, in which the system performance is optimal or sub-optimal. The author provides a short tutorial on game theory, explains game-theoretic channel allocation in clique and in multi-hop wireless networks and explores challenges in designing game-theoretic mechanisms for dynamic channel redistribution. Since designing a completely secure mechanism is extremely expensive or impossible in most of distributed autonomous systems, it is more beneficial to study misbehavior of the nodes and develop light-weighted game-theoretic channel allocation mechanisms. With a mix of theoretical and hands-on information, the brief traces the concepts of game theory, the current state of spectrum allocation in wireless networks and future competition for resources. Thorough yet accessible, the content is ideal for researchers and practitioners working on spectrum redistribution. It is also a helpful resource for researchers and advanced-level students interested in game theory and wireless communications.

Motors As Generators  - For Micro-Hydro Power (Paperback, 2nd edition): Nigel Smith Motors As Generators - For Micro-Hydro Power (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Nigel Smith
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This is a guide to the use of induction motors for electricity generation in remote locations. It is written as a practical handbook for engineers and technicians involved in designing and installing small water-power schemes for isolated houses and communities. This revised edition brings in new concepts developed and tested to expand the power range of application of motors as generators, to make this technology safer and more reliable, while keeping costs low and making it accessible to developing countries. It also contains a new chapter on mains-connecting micro-hydro generators. This edition also draws on the practical experience of manufacturers and installers of induction generator units working in village locations in a large number of countries, among them Sri Lanka, Nepal, Peru, Kenya and others.

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