New books in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Aquatic Science

Plant Factory Using Artificial Light: Adapting to Environmental Disruption and Clues to Agricultural Innovation

by Masakazu Anpo, Hirokazu Fukuda and Teruo Wad

This book features interdisciplinary scientific advances as well as cutting-edge technologies applicable to plant growth in plant factories using artificial light. The book details the implementation of photocatalytic methods that ensure the safe and sustainable production of vegetables at low cost and on a commercial scale, regardless of adverse natural or manmade influences such as global warming, climate change, pollution, or other potentially damaging circumstances. It is an essential resource for academic and industry researchers in chemistry; chemical, mechanical, and materials engineering; agriculture; and life, environmental and food sciences who are concerned with plant factories.

 

Plant Flow Measurement and Control Handbook: Fluid, Solid, Slurry and Multiphase Flow

by Swapan Basu

This book is a comprehensive reference source for practicing engineers in the field of instrumentation and controls. It covers many practical topics, such as installation, maintenance and potential issues, giving an overview of available techniques, along with recommendations for application. In addition, it covers available flow sensors, such as automation and control. The author brings his 35 years of experience in working in instrumentation and control within the industry to this title with a focus on fluid flow measurement, its importance in plant design and the appropriate control of processes. It provides a good balance between practical issues and theory and is fully supported with industry case studies and a high level of illustrations to assist learning. It is unique in its coverage of multiphase flow, solid flow, process connection to the plant, flow computation and control.

 

Electrochemical Power Sources: Fundamentals, Systems, and Applications

by Jürgen Garche and Klaus Brandt

This book describes how best to assure safety during all phases of the life of lithium-ion batteries (production, transport, use, and disposal). About 5 billion Li-ion cells are produced each year, predominantly for use in consumer electronics. This book describes how the high-energy density and outstanding performance of Li-ion batteries will result in a large increase in the production of Li-ion cells for electric drivetrain vehicle (xEV) and battery energy storage (BES or EES) purposes. The high-energy density of Li battery systems comes with special hazards related to the materials employed in these systems.

 

Fluorine in Life Sciences: Pharmaceuticals, Medicinal Diagnostics, and Agrochemicals

by Gunter Haufe and Frederic Leroux

The fourth volume from the series Progress in Fluorine Science, this book presents a critical, multidisciplinary overview of the contributions of fluorinated products to solve important global issues in various life science fields, particularly in medicinal chemistry, molecular imaging techniques and agriculture. Edited by recognized experts, this book provides unique coverage of the wide-ranging uses and implications of fluorine and fluorinated compounds. Topics include medicinal monitoring and diagnosis, 19F MRI in medicine and in vivo cell tracking, 18F-labeled radiopharmaceuticals, brain imaging and neurology, risk assessment of reactive metabolites in drug discovery, and more.

 

Chemistry and Bioactivity of Boswellic Acids and Other Terpenoids of the Genus Boswellia

by Ahmed Al-Harrasi, Hidayat Hussain, René Csuk and Husain Yar Khan

This book presents, in a single volume for the first time, key research into their structures, synthesis, and potential as starting points for the development of medicinal agents. Drawing on the authors’ expert knowledge, this volume is an interesting insight into the identification of novel compounds from endemic plant sources and is a useful tool for all researchers involved in the discovery and development of bioactive structures from natural products. Exhibiting a wealth of interesting activities and novel structures, Boswellic acid and the other terpenoids of the genus Boswellia (from which frankincense is derived) is a growing source of interest for the natural product drug discovery community.

 

Corrosion Atlas: A Collection of Illustrated Case Studies, Third Edition

by E.D.D. During

This new edition includes 679 case histories divided over 135 materials in 13 material groups, 25 systems (installations) and 44 different phenomena. It is an essential reference work on the design, fabrication, operation, and maintenance of the extremely varied and often very complicated systems and machinery used in today's technology. Case histories, with cross-references and indexes, make this book a critical resource in the solution of many corrosion problems. In addition, it brings team members closer by presenting a common language for all parties. Finally, the book serves as an important educational aid for self-study.

 

Generalized van der Waals Theory of Molecular Fluids in Bulk and at Surfaces

by Sture Nordholm, Jan Forsman, Cliff Woodward, Ben Freasier and Zareen Abbas

This book presents successful research on the development of a new density theory of fluids that makes it possible to understand and predict a wide range of properties and phenomena. It brings together recent advances relating to the generalized van der Waals Theory and its use in fluid property calculations. The mathematics presentation is oriented to an audience of varying backgrounds, and readers will find exercises that can be used as a textbook for a course at the upper undergraduate or graduate level in physics or chemistry. In addition, it is ideal for scientists from other areas, such as geophysics, oceanography and molecular biology who are interested in learning about and understanding molecular fluids.

 

Current Trends and Future Developments in (Bio-) Membranes: Renewable Energy Integrated with Membrane Operations

by Angelo Basile, Alfredo Cassano and Alberto Figoli

This book offers an overview of advanced technologies in the field of water desalination, wastewater treatment and hydrogen production that is coupled with renewable energy sources. Membrane processes are well-recognized technologies in the field of water and wastewater treatment. It reviews their potential and lists new technologies which allow for the use of solar, hydroelectric, wind, hydrothermal and other forms of renewable energy with the same effect. In addition, it highlights what has already been achieved in the integration of membrane reactors and energy produced by biomass.

 

Membrane Separation Principles and Applications: From Material Selection to Mechanisms and Industrial Uses

by Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Mukhlis A. Rahman, Mohd Hafiz Dzarfan Othman and Takeshi Matsuura

The latest volume in the series Handbooks in Separation Science, this is the first single resource to explore all aspects of this rapidly growing area of study. Membrane technology is now accepted as one of the most effective tools for separation and purification, primarily due to its simple operation. The result has been a proliferation of studies on this topic; however, the relationships between fundamental knowledge and applications are rarely discussed. It acts as a guideline for those who are interested in exploring membranes at a more progressive level. Covering methods of pressure driving force, partial pressure driving force, concentration driving force, electrical potential driving force, hybrid processes, and more, this volume is more complete than any other known resource on membrane separations.

 

Water Quality Monitoring and Management: Basis, Technology and Case Studies

by Daoliang Li and Shuangyin Liu

This book presents recent innovations in operations management for water quality monitoring. It highlights the cost of using and choosing smart sensors with advanced engineering approaches that have been applied in water quality monitoring management, including area coverage planning and sequential scheduling. In parallel, the book covers newly introduced technologies like bulk data handling techniques, IoT of agriculture, and compliance with environmental considerations. Presented from a system engineering perspective, the book includes aspects on advanced optimization, system and platform, Wireless Sensor Networks, selection of river water quality, groundwater quality detection, and more.

 

Development of Volcanic Gas Reservoirs: The Theory, Key Technologies and Practice of Hydrocarbon Development

by Qiquan Ran, Dong Ren, Yongjun Wang, Min Tong, Yuanhui Sun, Lin Yan, Jiaxin Dong, Zhiping Wang, Mengya Xu, Ning Li, Hui Peng, Fuli Chen, Dawei Yuan, Qing Xu, Shaojun Wang and Qiang Wang

This book introduces the geological and dynamic characteristics of development in volcanic gas reservoirs, using examples drawn from the practical experience in China of honing volcanic gas reservoir development. It gives guidance on how to effectively develop volcanic gas reservoirs and similar complex types of gas reservoir. It introduces basic theories, key technologies and uses practical examples. It is the first book to systematically cover the theories and key technologies of volcanic gas reservoir development. As volcanic gas reservoirs constitute a new research area, the distribution and rules for development are still being studied. Difficulties in well deployment and supportive development technology engender further challenges to development.

 

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