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Books > Professional & Technical > Energy technology & engineering

Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Deposits in the Law of the Sea (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Vasco Becker-Weinberg Joint Development of Hydrocarbon Deposits in the Law of the Sea (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Vasco Becker-Weinberg
R2,934 R2,657 Discovery Miles 26 570 Save R277 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the concept and purpose of joint development agreements of offshore hydrocarbon deposits from the perspective of public international law and the law of the sea, taking into consideration and extensively reviewing State practice concerning seabed activities in disputed maritime areas and when hydrocarbon deposits extend across maritime boundaries. It distinguishes between agreements signed before and after the delimitation of maritime boundaries and analyzes the relevance of natural resources or unitization clauses included in maritime delimitation agreements. It also takes into consideration the relation between these resources and maritime delimitation and analyzes all the relevant international jurisprudence. Another innovative aspect of this book is that it examines the possibility of joint development of resources that lay between the continental shelf and the Area, considering both theoretical and practical problems. As such, the book is a useful tool for scholars and experts on public international law and the law of the sea, but also for national authorities and practitioners of international disputes resolution, as well as public and private entities working in the oil and gas industry.

Physical and Statistical Models for Steam Generator Clogging Diagnosis (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Sylvain GIRARD Physical and Statistical Models for Steam Generator Clogging Diagnosis (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Sylvain GIRARD
R1,486 R1,216 Discovery Miles 12 160 Save R270 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Clogging of steam generators in nuclear power plants is a highly sensitive issue in terms of performance and safety and this book proposes a completely novel methodology for diagnosing this phenomenon. It demonstrates real-life industrial applications of this approach to French steam generators and applies the approach to operational data gathered from French nuclear power plants. The book presents a detailed review of in situ diagnosis techniques and assesses existing methodologies for clogging diagnosis, whilst examining their limitations. It also addresses numerical modelling of the dynamic behaviour of steam generators and provides a thorough analysis of statistical methods for sensitivity analysis and dimension reduction. Steam generators are heat exchangers found in nuclear power plants and over time they become increasingly clogged by iron oxides. This clogging then hampers the flow inside steam generators and compromises their mechanical integrity, which hinders performance and safety. This book is intended for nuclear safety specialists, nuclear performance engineers and researchers and postgraduate students working on heat exchanger modeling and computational engineering.

The National Clean Energy Fund of India - A Framework for Promoting Effective Utilization (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Rita Pandey,... The National Clean Energy Fund of India - A Framework for Promoting Effective Utilization (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Rita Pandey, Sanjay Bali, Nandita Mongia
R1,350 R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Save R100 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), announced in the Government of India s Budget 2010-11, is seen as a major step in India's quest for energy security and reducing the carbon intensity of energy. Funding research and innovative projects in clean energy technologies, and harnessing renewable energy sources to reduce dependence on fossil fuels constitute the objectives of the NCEF. The NCEF s utilization of funds is considered to be rather low and disbursements poorly aligned with the fund s stated objectives, thus posing a potential risk of diluting the focus of NCEF with adverse implications for the much-needed research and innovation in the clean energy sector in India.
The book provides a detailed framework for promoting effective utilization and administration of NCEF. To this effect, it identifies the most promising avenues for utilization of NCEF resources for catalytic opportunities and deployment of new technologies. It also identifies and prioritizes the specific energy sub-sectors towards which the NCEF resources are directed. It also makes suggestions for designing a smart monitoring and evaluation framework for the NCEF.
This work provides significant information for the government so that appropriate mid-course corrections may be made in a timely manner. This will also be useful in honing the strategic thinking on a suitable energy-technology policy and an assessment of technology needs and other barriers to the clean energy sector in India."

Creation of New Metal Nanoparticles and Their Hydrogen-Storage and Catalytic Properties (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Kohei Kusada Creation of New Metal Nanoparticles and Their Hydrogen-Storage and Catalytic Properties (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Kohei Kusada
R2,932 R2,623 Discovery Miles 26 230 Save R309 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This thesis reports the discovery of metal nanoparticles having new structures that do not exist in bulk state and that exhibit hydrogen storage ability or CO oxidation activity. Research into the reaction of hydrogen with metals has attracted much attention because of potential applications as effective hydrogen storage materials, as permeable films, or as catalysts for hydrogenation. Also, CO oxidation catalysts have been extensively developed because of their importance to CO removal from car exhaust or fuel-cell systems. At the same time, atomic-level (solid solution) alloying has the advantage of being able to continuously control chemical and physical properties of elements by changing compositions and/or combinations of constituent elements. This thesis provides a novel strategy for the basis of inter-elemental fusion to create highly efficient functional materials for energy and material conversions.

The Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Clathrates (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): George S. Nolas The Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Clathrates (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
George S. Nolas
R3,680 R3,338 Discovery Miles 33 380 Save R342 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The chemistry and physics of group 14 elements such as silicon and germanium have been extensively studied, largely due to their fundamental importance in the development of semiconductor electronics. In addition, crystalline open-framework and nano-porous materials are attracting increasing attention for their potential technological applications. Inorganic open-framework materials comprised of group 14 elements crystallizing in crystal structures known as clathrates are of particular interest. These materials correspond to expanded forms, and in some cases metastable allotropes, of silicon, germanium and tin. The novel crystal structures these materials possess are intimately related to the unique physical properties they exhibit. Just as interesting as the structure and properties group 14 clathrates display is the diverse range of synthetic techniques developed to synthesize and grow single crystals of these materials. This volume will encompass many of these aspects and describe their potential for important technological applications.

Trade, the WTO and Energy Security - Mapping the Linkages for India (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Sajal Mathur Trade, the WTO and Energy Security - Mapping the Linkages for India (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Sajal Mathur
R3,210 R2,900 Discovery Miles 29 000 Save R310 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The linkages between WTO rules governing trade and energy security with a certain degree of focus on India are the main subject of this book. The edited volume brings together the views of academics, policymakers and experts with extensive experience covering WTO and international trade issues. The issues examined include mapping the linkages between trade and energy security in the WTO agreements, case law, accession and Doha negotiations; assessing the issues that could be raised by energy deficit or energy surplus countries at the WTO; analyzing the provisions of the ECT and NAFTA vis-a-vis the Indian policy framework and examining the trade regimes of selected OPEC members and other major suppliers of fossil fuels to India. While the Indian perspective is evident in the contributions, this book will also be of interest to an international audience, as trade, the WTO and energy security are global concerns and of relevance to all practitioners and academics working on these issues."

Photosynthesis: Structures, Mechanisms, and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Harvey J. M. Hou, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour,... Photosynthesis: Structures, Mechanisms, and Applications (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Harvey J. M. Hou, Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Gary F Moore, Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev
R4,858 R4,324 Discovery Miles 43 240 Save R534 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

To address the environmental, socioeconomic, and geopolitical issues associated with increasing global human energy consumption, technologies for utilizing renewable carbon-free or carbon-neutral energy sources must be identified and developed. Among renewable sources, solar energy is quite promising as it alone is sufficient to meet global human demands well into the foreseeable future. However, it is diffuse and diurnal. Thus effective strategies must be developed for its capture, conversion and storage. In this context, photosynthesis provides a paradigm for large-scale deployment. Photosynthesis occurs in plants, algae, and cyanobacteria and has evolved over 3 billion years. The process of photosynthesis currently produces more than 100 billion tons of dry biomass annually, which equates to a global energy storage rate of ~100 TW. Recently, detailed structural information on the natural photosynthetic systems has been acquired at the molecular level, providing a foundation for comprehensive functional studies of the photosynthetic process. Likewise, sophisticated spectroscopic techniques have revealed important mechanistic details. Such accomplishments have made it possible for scientists and engineers to construct artificial systems for solar energy transduction that are inspired by their biological counterparts. The book contains articles written by experts and world leaders in their respective fields and summarizes the exciting breakthroughs toward understanding the structures and mechanisms of the photosynthetic apparatus as well as efforts toward developing revolutionary new energy conversion technologies. The topics/chapters will be organized in terms of the natural sequence of events occurring in the process of photosynthesis, while keeping a higher-order organization of structure and mechanism as well as the notion that biology can inspire human technologies. For example, the topic of light harvesting, will be followed by charge separation at reaction centers, followed by charge stabilization, followed by chemical reactions, followed by protection mechanisms, followed by other more specialized topics and finally ending with artificial systems and looking forward. As shown in the table of contents (TOC), the book includes and integrates topics on the structures and mechanisms of photosynthesis, and provides relevant information on applications to bioenergy and solar energy transduction.

EI Research Report - Review of Methods of Bonding a Hydrant Dispenser (servicer) to an Aircraft for Refuelling (Paperback): EI Research Report - Review of Methods of Bonding a Hydrant Dispenser (servicer) to an Aircraft for Refuelling (Paperback)
R2,890 Discovery Miles 28 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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
R2,554 R2,335 Discovery Miles 23 350 Save R219 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Quantitative Recombination and Transport Properties in Silicon from Dynamic Luminescence (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Johannes... Quantitative Recombination and Transport Properties in Silicon from Dynamic Luminescence (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Johannes Giesecke
R3,857 R3,483 Discovery Miles 34 830 Save R374 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Harmonically modulated luminescence combines the advantages of highly sensitive luminescence metrology with an immediate dynamic access to carrier lifetime in semiconductors at a minimum of required a priori information. The present work covers theoretical, conceptual, and experimental advances of the harmonically modulated luminescence technique. Theoretical constraints of dynamic carrier lifetime techniques are rigorously elaborated, including the proof of their differential nature and their characteristics at nonuniform spatial distributions of recombination rate. The pathway toward a unified, reliable, and versatile harmonically modulated carrier lifetime metrology is delineated - covering the entire solar cell production chain from bare ingots to finished solar cells. Accurate access to miscellaneous relevant recombination and transport properties via harmonically modulated luminescence is demonstrated and experimentally validated, embracing injection-dependent carrier lifetimes at extremely low injection conditions, a spatially resolved carrier lifetime calibration of luminescence images, and accurate approaches to both net dopant concentration and minority carrier mobility.

Economics and Price Risks in International Pellet Supply Chains (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Rita Ehrig, Frank Behrendt, Manfred... Economics and Price Risks in International Pellet Supply Chains (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Rita Ehrig, Frank Behrendt, Manfred Woergetter, Christoph Strasser
R1,275 R1,174 Discovery Miles 11 740 Save R101 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The aim of this book is to investigate critical economic aspects and price risks along international pellet supply chains and to offer new insights into the interconnections between the sector, the various supply risks within the market and guidelines for de-risking biomass supply chains. It provides three real case studies as practical examples of determining actual supply costs from resource production to end-user and in doing so identifies and analyzes general economic performance indicators and price drivers for biomass supply chains. It also investigates the impact of several risks like raw material prices, exchange and freight rates on total prices. As a result, the reader learns how price risks are hedged to avoid project defaults and how to achieve the renewable energy targets of the end-user. Practical guidelines for recognising critical economic issues in biomass supply chains and for applying adequate de-risk strategies are also provided. Offering insights to a broad audience, this book is intended for researchers and professionals interested in renewable energy systems, biomass resource management and supply chain management. It also provides an invaluable resource to policy makers seeking guidelines for successfully managing the introduction of sustainable biomass projects.

Oil and Gas Exploration in Cuba - Geological-Structural Cartography using Potential Fields and Airborne Gamma Spectrometry... Oil and Gas Exploration in Cuba - Geological-Structural Cartography using Potential Fields and Airborne Gamma Spectrometry (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Manuel Enrique Pardo Echarte, Jorge Luis Cobiella Reguera
R1,602 R1,453 Discovery Miles 14 530 Save R149 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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

Energy Management in Illuminating Systems (Hardcover): Kao Chen Energy Management in Illuminating Systems (Hardcover)
Kao Chen
R3,829 Discovery Miles 38 290 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As our dependence on and need for abundant energy grows, it becomes increasingly important for engineers and managers to develop and maintain energy efficient systems and build effective energy management programs. Energy Management in Illuminating Systems presents the latest concepts, innovative methods, and state-of-the art technologies in commercial or industrial lighting systems and energy management.
An effective energy management program comprises three essential elements: organization, technology, and economics. However, the success of any management program clearly must begin with an energy effective illuminating system, which in turn depends upon using sound engineering analysis and design principles during the projects early stages.
In this book, the author-with long and unique experience in the field-provides the details of proven methods for achieving these goals. He presents:
How to organize and operate the illumination energy management program
The elements of designing energy effective illuminating systems-systems that can also increase worker productivity and reduce operating costs
The latest in efficient system components, including light sources, ballasts, and luminaires
How to evaluate energy efficiency, including discussion of the impact of energy efficient equipment on power quality, harmonics, the "K" factor, and lighting energy standards
Energy Management in Illuminating Systems shows how to design and manage energy effective lighting systems for industrial or commercial facilities. With this book, designers, engineers, and managers finally have a complete, how-to guide for applying practical energy management principles to various systems of illumination.

TEKNA 18th Internationa Oil Field Chemistry Symposium (CD-ROM): TEKNA 18th Internationa Oil Field Chemistry Symposium (CD-ROM)
R5,710 Discovery Miles 57 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Consequences of Combinatorial Studies of Positive Electrodes for Li-ion Batteries (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Eric McCalla Consequences of Combinatorial Studies of Positive Electrodes for Li-ion Batteries (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Eric McCalla
R3,197 R2,888 Discovery Miles 28 880 Save R309 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Li-Co-Mn-Ni oxides have been of extreme interest as potential positive electrode materials for next generation Li-ion batteries. Though many promising materials have been discovered and studied extensively, much debate remains in the literature about the structures of these materials. There is no consensus as to whether the lithium-rich layered materials are single-phase or form a layered-layered composite on the few nanometer length-scales. Much of this debate came about because no phase diagrams existed to describe these systems under the synthesis conditions used to make electrode materials. Detailed in this thesis are the complete Li-Co-Mn-O and Li-Mn-Ni-O phase diagrams generated by way of the combinatorial synthesis of mg-scale samples at over five hundred compositions characterized with X-ray diffraction. Selected bulk samples were used to confirm that the findings are relevant to synthesis conditions used commercially. The results help resolve a number of points of confusion and contradiction in the literature. Amongst other important findings, the compositions and synthesis conditions giving rise to layered-layered nano-composites are presented and electrochemical results are used to show how better electrode materials can be achieved by making samples in the single phase-layered regions.

Proceedings of the First Symposium on Aviation Maintenance and Management-Volume II (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Jinsong Wang Proceedings of the First Symposium on Aviation Maintenance and Management-Volume II (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Jinsong Wang
R8,020 R5,938 Discovery Miles 59 380 Save R2,082 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Proceedings of the First Symposium on Aviation Maintenance and Management "collects selected papers from the conference of ISAMM 2013 in China held in Xi'an on November 25-28, 2013. The book presents state-of-the-art studies on the aviation maintenance, test, fault diagnosis, and prognosis for the aircraft electronic and electrical systems. The selected works can help promote the development of the maintenance and test technology for the aircraft complex systems. Researchers and engineers in the fields of electrical engineering and aerospace engineering can benefit from the book.

Jinsong Wang is a professor at School of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering of Northwestern Polytechnical University, China.

Renewables in Future Power Systems - Implications of Technological Learning and Uncertainty (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Fabian Wagner Renewables in Future Power Systems - Implications of Technological Learning and Uncertainty (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Fabian Wagner
R3,857 R3,019 Discovery Miles 30 190 Save R838 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book examines the future deployment of renewable power from a normative point of view. It identifies properties characterizing the cost-optimal transition towards a renewable power system and analyzes the key drivers behind this transition. Among those drivers, particular attention is paid to technological cost reductions and the implications of uncertainty. From a methodological perspective, the main contributions of this book relate to the field of endogenous learning and uncertainty in optimizing energy system models. The primary objective here is closing the gap between the strand of literature covering renewable potential analyses on the one side and energy system modeling with endogenous technological change on the other side. The models applied in this book demonstrate that fundamental changes must occur to transform today's power sector into a more sustainable one over the course of this century. Apart from its methodological contributions, this work is also intended to provide practically relevant insights regarding the long-term competitiveness of renewable power generation.

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
R3,911 R3,537 Discovery Miles 35 370 Save R374 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 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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Process Intensification Technologies for Biodiesel Production - Reactive Separation Processes (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Anton... Process Intensification Technologies for Biodiesel Production - Reactive Separation Processes (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Anton Alexandru Kiss
R1,329 R1,229 Discovery Miles 12 290 Save R100 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is among the first to address the novel process intensification technologies for biodiesel production, in particular the integrated reactive separations. It provides a comprehensive overview illustrated with many industrially relevant examples of novel reactive separation processes used in the production of biodiesel (e.g. fatty acid alkyl esters): reactive distillation, reactive absorption, reactive extraction, membrane reactors, and centrifugal contact separators. Readers will also learn about the working principles, design and control of integrated processes, while also getting a relevant and modern overview of the process intensification opportunities for biodiesel synthesis. Biodiesel is a biodegradable and renewable fuel that currently enjoys much attention. In spite of the recent advances, the existing biodiesel processes still suffer from problems associated with the use of homogeneous catalysts (e.g. salt waste streams) and the key limitations imposed by the chemical reaction equilibrium, thus leading to severe economic and environmental penalties. The integration of reaction and separation into one operating unit overcomes equilibrium limitations and provides key benefits such as low capital investment and operating costs. Many of these processes can be further enhanced by heat-integration and powered by heterogeneous catalysts, to eliminate all conventional catalyst related operations, using the raw materials efficiently and the reaction volume, while offering high conversion and selectivity, and significant energy savings. The targeted audience of this book includes both academia (students and researchers) and industry (project leaders, technology managers, researchers, biodiesel producers, and equipment suppliers).

Women's Employment and the Capitalist Family (Paperback): Ben Fine Women's Employment and the Capitalist Family (Paperback)
Ben Fine
R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First published in 1992, Women's Employment and the Capitalist Family is an analysis of the contemporary political interest in the position of women. The author critically assesses much of the literature examining the rapidly changing lives of women and contributes to it by offering an explanation of women's labour-market participation. In particular, the book deals with the domestic labour market debate, the role of patriarchy theory, gender and labour-market theory, periodising the capitalist family and the specific position of working women in the British economy. Despite the theoretical stand-point, the book avoids technicalities and is accessible to a wide, interdisciplinary audience.

Game Theoretic Approaches for Spectrum Redistribution (Paperback, 2014): Fan Wu Game Theoretic Approaches for Spectrum Redistribution (Paperback, 2014)
Fan Wu
R1,453 R1,337 Discovery Miles 13 370 Save R116 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 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.

Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste from the Use of Radioactive Material in Medicine, Industry, Agriculture, Research... Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste from the Use of Radioactive Material in Medicine, Industry, Agriculture, Research and Education (Paperback)
International Atomic Energy Agency
R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Safety Guide is applicable to the predisposal management of radioactive waste derived from the use of radioactive materials in medicine, industry, agriculture, research and education, including disused sealed radioactive sources. It focuses on waste generated at facilities such as hospitals and research centres, where radioactive waste is not usually generated in bulk quantities. It covers the managerial, administrative and technical issues associated with the safe management of radioactive waste, from its generation to its acceptance at a disposal facility or its release from regulatory control.

IP Riskmanager for Terminals - Generic Risk Assessment Tool for Petroleum Distribution Facilities (Hardcover): IP Riskmanager for Terminals - Generic Risk Assessment Tool for Petroleum Distribution Facilities (Hardcover)
R8,621 Discovery Miles 86 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Role of Renewable Energy Technology in Holistic Community Development (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Alexander Zahnd The Role of Renewable Energy Technology in Holistic Community Development (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Alexander Zahnd
R4,313 R3,843 Discovery Miles 38 430 Save R470 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This thesis documents almost twenty years of the author's work on the development and implementation of a new approach to holistic community development in remote and disadvantaged villages in Nepal. It describes the theoretical basis of the work, the main research activities, and the practical outcomes of the implemented programs. One of the fundamental cornerstones of holistic community development is the provision of appropriate and sustainable solutions for the long-term development of local communities. This requires that people's own identified needs be recognized and addressed in partnership with them in holistic ways. The author explains the many synergies that result from this holistic approach to community development. Another cornerstone of his approach is to utilise the communities' locally available renewable resources for long-term sustainable development. One of the key findings of the thesis is that improved access to energy services, such as cooking with a smokeless metal stove in a clean indoor environment, basic indoor lighting, and increased food production and safe food storage (through a greenhouse and a solar drier respectively), need to be at the very heart of any long-term holistic community development project. The thesis demonstrates that tapping into locally available renewable energy resources and converting them, through contextualized and locally manufactured renewable energy technologies, has a central role in long-term holistic community development programs. Such programs are successful because they provide both appropriate technologies and life-changing experiences for the local users involved.

Electrical Inspection Manual with Checklists (Hardcover): Jeffrey S. Sargent, Noel Williams Electrical Inspection Manual with Checklists (Hardcover)
Jeffrey S. Sargent, Noel Williams
R2,238 Discovery Miles 22 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Prepare for electrical inspections based on the 2005 NEC(R) rules, and keep projects on track with self-inspections. Written by certified electrical inspectors and endorsed by the IAEI, Electrical Inspection Manual with Checklists spells out, point by point, the items inspectors are required to check, on the full range of electrical installations. Checklists in this edition are significantly revised with up-to-date NEC references, so you can always pinpoint relevant Code text. The Manual brings you 70+ checklists in all, covering more than 630 items. You'll know you're ready to pass inspections in residential, commercial, industrial, and special occupancies!

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