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Items in Technology that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 30 days.

  • Blue and Green Cities The Role of Blue-Green Infrastructure in Managing Urban Water Resources / by Robert C. Brears

  • The craft of scientific writing / Michael Alley

    The Craft of Scientific Writing is designed to help scientists and engineers - both professionals already active in the disciplines as well as students preparing to enter the professions - write about their work clearly and effectively. Written for use as a text in courses on scientific writing, the book includes many useful suggestions about approaching a wide variety of writing tasks from journal papers to grant proposals and from emails to formal reports, as well as a concise guide to style and usage appropriate for scientific writing. Also useful for self-study, the book will be an important reference for all scientists and engineers who need to write about their work.

    With this new and updated fourth edition, while most technical writing texts have gotten larger over the years, this one has streamlined, to provide busy readers with the essence of what distinguishes the style of the best scientific documents. With this new edition, readers will learn not just how to organize information, but how to emphasize the key details of that information. Also, readers will not just learn how to cast their ideas into precise and clear sentences, but how to connect these sentences in an energetic fashion. In the section on language, the new edition goes into much depth about how to make connections between ideas: an important issue that few technical writing texts address. Moreover, the new edition integrates the discussion of illustrations with language because those two aspects of style are so intertwined. Finally, the new edition does a better job of explaining how to make the process of writing more efficient.

    From a review of the first edition:

    "A refreshing addition to a genre dominated by English teacher-style textbooks. Instead of listing rules that constrain writers, the book uses examples to lay out the path to successful communication ... Especially helpful (and entertaining) is the chapter on the writing process. Anyone who has spent more time avoiding a writing task than actually doing it will appreciate Alley's tips."

    -Dr. Ellen Ochoa, Deputy Director of Flight Crew Operations, Johnson Space Center

  • The data-driven project manager : a statistical battle against project obstacles / Mario Vanhoucke

  • Competence management and competitive product development : concept and implications for practice

  • Progress in industrial mathematics at ECMI 2016 / Peregrina Quintela, Patricia Barral, Dolores Gómez, Francisco J. Pena, Jerónimo Rodríguez, Pilar Salgado, Miguel E. Vázquez-Méndez, editors

  • Design of self-assembling materials / Ivan Coluzza, editor

  • Consequences of microbial interactions with hydrocarbons, oils, and lipids : production of fuels and chemicals / Sang Yup Lee, editor

  • Foundations of enterprise governance and enterprise engineering : presenting the employee-centric theory of organization / Jan A.P. Hoogervorst

  • Geometrically unfitted finite element methods and applications : proceedings of the UCL Workshop 2016 / Stéphane P.A. Bordas, Erik Burman, Mats G. Larson, Maxin A. Olshanskii, editors

  • Engineering ethics : real world case studies / Steve K. Starrett, Ph. D., P.E., D. WRE, Amy L. Lara, Ph. D., Carlos Bertha, Ph. D
    TA 157 S767 2017eb

    How do you handle conflicts of interest?

    Have you ever been offered a kickback or asked for a "voluntary" contribution to a cause?

    Are there cases where we can - and should - act against an important principle to achieve an even-more-important benefit?

    To tweet or not to tweet?

    Entrusted by the public to provide professional solutions to complex situations, engineers can face ethical dilemmas of all forms.

    In Pursuing Engineering Ethics through Real-World Case Studies, Starrett, Lara, and Bertha provide in-depth analysis with extended discussions and study questions of case studies that are based on real work situations. Important concepts such as rights and obligations; conflict of interest; professionalism and mentoring; confidentiality; whistleblowing; bribery, fraud, and corruption; and ethical communication with the public in a social media world are discussed in practical and approachable terms.

    Organized by the canons of the ASCE Code of Ethics, this book is intended for practitioners, consultants, government engineers, engineering educators, and students in all engineering disciplines.

  • Horizontal auger boring projects / prepared by the Horizontal Auger Boring Task Force of the Trenchless Installation of Pipelines Committee of the Utilities Engineering and Surveying Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Task Committee Chair, Alan Atalah, Ph. D., P.E
    TA 660 P55 M53 2017eb

  • Moore, Oklahoma, tornado of 2013 : performance of schools and critical facilities / by William L. Coulbourne, P.E., David O. Prevatt, Ph. D., P.E., T. Eric Stafford, P.E., Christopher C. Ramseyer, Ph. D., P.E., John M. Joyce, P.E. ; sponsored by the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 25 M66 C68 2015eb

  • Façade access equipment : structural design, evaluation, and testing / Task Committee on Façade Access Design Guidelines ; sponsored by Committee on Seismic Effects on Nonstructural Components of the Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 5281 F33 2015eb

  • Pipeline design for installation by horizontal directional drilling / prepared by the Horizontal Directional Drilling Design Guideline Task Committee of the Technical Committee on Trenchless Installation of Pipelines of the Pipeline Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers ; edited by Eric R. Skonberg, P.E., Tennyson M. Muindi, P.E
    TN 871.2 P52 2014eb

    Sponsored by the Technical Committee on Trenchless Installation of Pipeline Systems of the Pipeline Division of ASCE

    This Manual of Practice addresses the design of major pipeline or duct segments to be installed by horizontal directional drilling (HDD). HDD is a trenchless excavation method that is accomplished in three phases and uses a specialized horizontal drilling rig with ancillary tools and equipment. Topics include predesign surveys, drilled path design, pipe design, construction impact, and as-built documentation. This new edition captures advances in drilling equipment, improvements for tracking, and considerations for using alternative pipe materials.

    MOP 108 is a guide for design engineers who have previous experience and knowledge of the HDD installation process and pipeline design methods.

  • Engineering with the spreadsheet : structural engineering templates using Excel / Craig T. Christy
    TA 345 C4875 2006eb

    Today, the spreadsheet is an essential tool for engineers. Christy provides the tools needed to quickly apply the powerful analytic capability of Microsoft Excel to structural engineering applications. The book presents more than 50 ready-to-use Excel templates that demonstrate basic calculations and presentation techniques as well as advanced functions that may be unfamiliar to even experienced users. Applications include concrete, wind and seismic issues, foundatin soil loading, the vortex shedding of tall stacks, and other engineering issues.

    Beneficial to professionals and college students alike, Engineering with the Spreadsheet is an indispensable resource for structural engineers.

    Note to customers: The print edition of this book contains a CD-ROM with unlocked Excel files. The e-book edition is accompanied by a downloadable .zip file for the Excel files. Microsoft Excel software is not included; Excel 2000 or above is recommended.

    About the Author
    Craig T. Christy, P.E., is the owner of Industry Consulting Engineers of Portland, Oregon, a firm that offers structural engineering and drafting services to clients in the pulp and paper, manufacturing, high-tech, and utility industries.

    Product Reviews

    This book is very well written and easy to read and contains many illustrations and graphs, tables, examples, and references. It can serve as a resource for anyone involved in structural engineering, as well as a course resource for undergraduate studies in civil engineering. -- Choice: Reviews for Academic Libraries

    Mr. Christy has provided a book of templates that allows the user to follow all of the steps of design and manipulate the process as necessary. It is a valuable tool for the experienced engineer and a learning experience for those new to the field of structural engineering, opening a window into the thought process of an experienced designer. --Darla J. Wall, P.E., Principal Engineer, Willamette Building Solutions

  • Guidelines for the design of cable-stayed bridges
    TG 405 G85 1992eb

    Prepared by the Committee on Cable-Stayed Bridges of ASCE.

    Guidelines for the Design of Cable-Stayed Bridges discusses loadings and materials used in the design of cable-stayed bridges. These guidelines are intended to be used as performance specifications to be used with any national code.

    Topics include: safety factors, loads, and impact cables and anchorages stabilit dynamic wind loads special considerations for railroads seismic design These guidelines were developed from current practice and reflect the latest thinking for this type of bridge.

  • Wind loads : guide to the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-10 / Kishor C. Mehta, Ph. D., P.E., William L. Coulbourne, P.E
    TH 891 M453 2013eb

    This helpful guide focuses on the wind load provisions ofMinimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10, that affect the planning, design, and construction of buildings for residential and commercial purposes. The 2010 revision of the Standard significantly reorganized the wind load provisions, expanding them from one to six chapters. Simplified methods of performing calculations for common situations were added to the Standard, and guidelines for components and cladding were gathered in a single chapter.

    Wind Loads provides users with tools and insight to apply the Standard in everyday practice. This revised and updated guide introduces readers to the relevant sections of the Standard and provides a comprehensive overview of the design procedures and the new wind speed maps. Ten chapters with 14 worked examples demonstrate the appropriate use of analytical and simplified procedures for calculating wind loads for a variety of common structure types. The guide also answers more than 30 frequently asked questions, grouped by topic.

    This book is an essential reference for practicing structural engineers, as it offers the most authoritative and in-depth interpretation of the wind loads section of Standard ASCE/SEI 7-10.

    About the Authors
    Kishor C. Mehta, Ph.D., P.E., Horn Professor of Civil Engineering, is the founder and former director of Wind Science and Engineering Research Center at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. He served as chairman of the ASCE 7 Task Committee on Wind Loads for ASCE 7-88 and ASCE 7-95. He is lead author of ASCE guides to the use of wind load provisions of ASCE 7-95, ASCE 7-98, ASCE/SEI 7-02, and ASCE/SEI 7-05. William L. Coulbourne, P.E.,is Director of Wind and Flood Hazard Mitigation for the Applied Technology Council, with his office located in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He is a member of the ASCE 7 Wind Load Task Committee and the ASCE 7 Main Committee, and he coauthored the wind loads guide to ASCE/SEI 7-05.

  • Transforming engineering education : innovative computer-mediated learning technologies / edited by Ivan Mutis, Renate Fruchter, Carol C. Menassa
    TA 345 T736 2018eb

    Sponsored by the Education Committee of the Computing Division of ASCE.

    Transforming Engineering Education: Innovative Computer-Mediated Learning Technologies brings together 10 contributions on new approaches to research in the use of computer-mediated learning technologies in civil engineering education. The contributions present technology approaches that have made far-reaching improvements in learning outcomes and their alignment in the curriculum.

    This book is divided into three areas: fundamental computing approaches in design and construction, virtual and augmented reality, and advances in BIM applications. Specific topics include spatial and temporal cognitive ability, construction-centric BIM education, strategic BIM coordination in model-based decision making, georeferenced augmented reality, mixed media mixed reality in the collaborative environment, CyberGRID as a virtual workspace, and a case study in virtual collaboration in an urban design project.

    Researchers and educators in all areas of engineering education will find innovative and useful suggestions in this collection.

  • Wind-borne debris hazards / Subcommittee on Wind-Borne Debris ; edited by Nigel Berkeley Kaye, Ph. D. ; sponsored by Environmental Wind Engineering Committee of the Wind Engineering Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 441 W56 2018eb

    Sponsored by the Subcommittee on Wind-borne Debris of the Environmental Wind Engineering Committee of the Wind Engineering Division of ASCE.

    Wind-Borne Debris Hazards provides a concise summary of the current state of knowledge on all aspects of windborne debris damage.

    This book begins with an overview of the wind environment, the vulnerability of various structures to impact, responses to that impact, and post-storm field surveys. Subsequent chapters follow the path of a piece of wind-borne debris from motion initiation through flight to impact. The final chapters cover how models and data are used to assess the risk of structural damage and how design codes have responded to this risk.

    This book will be valuable to engineering practitioners who are concerned with the risk of debris impact and mitigation.

  • Significant changes to the minimum design load provisions of ASCE 7-16 / Gary Y.K. Chock, P.E., D.CE, S.K. Ghosh, Ph.D., Michael O'Rourke, Ph.D., P.E., T. Eric Stafford, P.E
    TH 851 A44 2018eb

    Copublished by ASCE Press and International Code Council

    Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 highlights for readers the most noteworthy developments within the design load provisions of the newest edition of ASCE 7. The authors--four subject matter experts with in-depth knowledge of the new provisions--summarize and explain the major differences between ASCE 7-10 and 7-16. Topics include

    General requirements and load combinations; Dead and live loads; Snow, rain, and ice loads; Earthquake loads; Wind loads; and New tsunami guidelines.

    In a user-friendly, appealing format, this volume describes more than 100 changes, accompanied by an explanation of the rationale behind each change and a detailed analysis of its implications, generously illustrated by photographs, diagrams, and other visual aids.

    This handy volume translates changes to the ASCE 7-16 load provisions into a form quickly accessible to structural engineers, architects, contractors, building officials and inspectors, and allied professionals.

  • Stormwater manufactured treatment devices certification guidelines / Joint Task Committee on Guidelines for Certification of Manufactured Stormwater BMPs ; edited by Qizhong Guo, Ph. D., P.E., D. WRE ; sponsored by the Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure Committee of the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Council and the Wet Weather Flow Technologies Committee of the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TD 657 J65 2017eb

    Sponsored by the Sustainable Stormwater Infrastructure Committee of the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Council and the Wet-Weather Flow Technology Committee of the Urban Water Resources Research Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

    Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Devices: Certification Guidelines provides a framework for regulatory agencies to create verification and certification programs for stormwater treatment systems. To meet regulatory requirements for treating stormwater runoff before it reaches receiving waters, many communities are looking for compact systems, especially in areas where land is not readily available. Manufacturers have responded with a wide range of structural best management practices (BMPs), which are also known as stormwater control measures (SCMs) or manufactured treatment devices (MTDs).

    This book assists regulators and end users in assessing the efficiency of MTDs. It also provides guidelines to help regulators establish certification programs for these devices. The authors address seven critical components in the development of design criteria, testing, verification, and certification of MTDs: laboratory testing; scaling relations; field testing; data reporting; data analysis and performance evaluation; inspection and maintenance; and verification and certification. In addition, examples of certification programs from different regions of the United States are briefly described.

    For environmental regulators at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as owners and managers of stormwater management facilities, this book fills a knowledge gap in ensuring that stormwater treatment measures achieve their intended purpose of cleaner runoff to the nation's water environment.

  • Structural materials and global climate : a primer on carbon emissions for structural engineers / Carbon Task Group ; edited by Mark D. Webster, P.E. ; sponsored by the Sustainability Committee of the Special Design Issues Technical Administrative Committee of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TH 880 S775 2017eb

    Sponsored by the Sustainability Committee of the Special Design Issues Technical Administrative Committee of the Technical Activities Division of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

    Structural Materials and Global Climate is a primer on greenhouse gas emissions for the structural engineering community, focusing on the impact of structural materials and systems. Building construction and use contribute more than 40% of human-caused emissions of greenhouse gases. Structural engineers can play a leading role in reducing carbon emissions by designing structures that emit fewer of these gases during construction, throughout building use, and at end of building life. This report explains the science behind climate change and practical ways structural engineers can help reduce the carbon footprint of buildings.

    The report sets the stage with an introduction and overview of climate change science. It then examines how buildings contribute to climate change and introduces life-cycle assessment (LCA) methodology. The report reviews the variability and uncertainties associated with LCA, and then explores LCA data sources and tools, as well as how LCA is incorporated into green rating systems and codes. The carbon dioxide impact of five primary structural materials (concrete, masonry, structural steel, wood, and fiber-reinforced polymers) are assessed, with guidance on how structural engineers can reduce that impact. A final chapter demonstrates how LCA may be used to understand the carbon dioxide impact of three alternative structural floor framing systems.

    Structural and architectural engineers, as well as architects, construction managers, and building owners, will consult this report for accurate, practical recommendations on reducing emissions that cause climate change.

  • Cost of maintaining green infrastructure / edited by Jane Clary, Holly Piza, P.E
    TD 665 C68 2017eb

    Sponsored by the Municipal Water Infrastructure Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of ASCE

    Cost of Maintaining Green Infrastructure reports findings from a survey and literature review to capture and quantify the expenses associated with operating and maintaining sustainable stormwater-management technologies. Green infrastructure (GI) practices use processes found in the natural environment to manage stormwater with the end goal of reducing stormwater runoff volumes and corresponding pollutant loading from urban surfaces. Because GI installations require ongoing maintenance to remain effective, the authors set out to compile data to support whole-life cost estimates for a suite of small-scale, distributed GI technologies, with a particular emphasis on maintenance costs. To develop this report, they contacted 30 state and local agencies to gather information on GI program structure, types and frequency of maintenance activities, maintenance program costs, data tracking approach, and budgeting.

    Topics include:

    Survey results from 10 communities that provided data on GI maintenance costs; Descriptions of GI programs in 11 communities not yet able to provide cost data; Resources on GI practices available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Descriptions of nine readily available cost-estimating tools and resources; and Recommendations to standardize GI cost reporting.

    This book is a vital resource for environmental engineers and managers, urban planners, and government officials working with states and communities interested in planning and developing green stormwater infrastructure to manage urban runoff.

  • Sustainable water resources management / edited by Chandra S.P. Ojha, Rao Y. Surampalli, András Bárdossy, Tian C. Zhang, Chih-Ming Kao ; sponsored by Sustainable Water Resources Management Task Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
    TC 413 S87 2017eb

    Sponsored by the Sustainable Water Resources Management Task Committee of the Environmental Council of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers

    Sustainable Water Resources Management presents the most current thinking on the environmental, social, and political dimensions of sustainably managing the water supply at local, regional, or basin levels. The twin challenges of ensuring an adequate water supply and the optimal allocation for different uses are compounded by changes in climate, land use, demographic patterns, and water availability.

    Written by leading experts from around the world, the 33 chapters in this book provide comprehensive information about different aspects of sustainable water resources management. This book reviews various methods of data collection and describes available tools for hydrological modeling, with an emphasis on remote sensing and GIS. Chapters cover the assessment of atmospheric water, surface water and groundwater. Other topics include urban water management, mitigation strategies for droughts and floods, the optimal use of irrigation water, and issues in water re-use. These innovative approaches are highlighted with case studies from California, India, Taiwan, and East Africa.

    This collection of essays provides readers with comprehensive information on the principles of sustainable water resources management, as well as recent advances, directions for future research, and policy development for sustainable water resources management. As a reference, it will be of interest to students, scientists, engineers, government officials, and water resource managers.

  • Energy and fuel systems integration / Yatish T. Shah
    TJ 163.13 S475 2016
    Energy and Fuel Systems Integrationexplains how growing energy and fuel demands, paired with the need for environmental preservation, require different sources of energy and fuel to cooperate and integrate with each other rather than simply compete. Providing numerous examples of energy and fuel systems integration success stories, this book: Discusses the use of different mixtures of fuels for combustion, gasification, liquefaction, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion processes Describes the use of hybrid nuclear and renewable energy systems for power and heat cogenerations with nonelectrical applications Details the holistic integration of renewable, nuclear, and fossil energy systems by gas, heat, and smart electrical grids

    Energy and Fuel Systems Integrationemphasizes the many advantages of these integrated systems, including sustainability, flexibility for optimization and scale-up, and more efficient use of storage, transportation, and delivery infrastructures.

  • Chemicals from biomass : integrating bioprocesses into chemical production complexes for sustainable development / Debalina Sengupta, Ralph W. Pike
    TP 248 B55S46 2013

    Chemicals from Biomass: Integrating Bioprocesses into Chemical Production Complexes for Sustainable Developmenthelps engineers optimize the development of new chemical and polymer plants that use renewable resources to replace the output of goods and services from existing plants. It also discusses the conversion of those existing plants into facilities that are based on renewable resources that may require nonrenewable resource supplements.

    Relying on extensive reviews of biomass as feedstock and the production of chemicals from biomass, this book identifies and illustrates the design of new chemical processes (bioprocesses) that use renewable feedstock (biomass) as raw materials. The authors show how these new bioprocesses can be integrated into the existing plant in a chemical production complex to obtain the best combination of energy-efficient and environmentally acceptable facilities. This presented methodology is an essential component of sustainable development, and these steps are essential to achieving a sustainable chemical industry.

    The authors evaluate potential bioprocesses based on a conceptual design of biomass-based chemical production, and they use Aspen HYSYS® and Aspen ICARUS® to perform simulations and economic evaluations of these processes. The book outlines detailed process designs created for seven bioprocesses that use biomass and carbon dioxide as feedstock to produce a range of chemicals and monomers. These include fermentation, transesterification, anaerobic digestion, gasification, and algae oil production. These process designs, and associated simulation codes, can be downloaded for modification, as needed. The methodology presented in this book can be used to evaluate energy efficiency, cost, sustainability, and environmental acceptability of plants and new products. Based on the results of that analysis, the methodology can be applied to other chemical complexes for new bioprocesses, reduced emissions, and energy savings.

  • Fuel production from non-food biomass : corn stover / edited by Barnabas Gikonyo, PhD
    TP 339 F84 2015

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    The practice of converting corn to ethanol is controversial, with debates currently being raged in both public policy and science. While biofuels from corn have important implications in alleviating some of the global energy crisis, critics argue that it takes away from vital agricultural products needed to feed the world's growing population. The current volume maintains there is a third way, a method of producing biofuel that only uses biomass that is left behind after all agricultural and nutritional products have been harvested from corn. This biomass is referred to as corn stover.

    The book serves as an important introduction to this method of producing biofuels from agricultural waste. Edited by a professor from the State University of New York, Geneseo, this reference is important not only for research scientists, but for students and public policy makers who wish to learn more about this alternative method of producing ethanol from corn.

    The sections found in Fuel Production from Non-Food Biomass: Corn Stover describe the following topics:

    An overview of why corn stover is a good alternative use of power The technology that makes this process possible on various scales Considerations for policy formation, including economic, land-use, and environmental arguments for and against using corn stover as a biofuel

    Although controversy still exists about the use of corn stover--with some critics saying that it will cause food shortages, particularly for developing nations--the research in this book focuses on using corn's already existing, non-food biomass and argues that food and biofuel could potentially be produced from the same fields.

  • Advanced marine structures / Srinivas Chandrasekaran
    TC 1665 C456 2016

    Due in part to a growing demand for offshore oil and gas exploration, the development of marine structures that initially started onshore is now moving into deeper offshore areas. Designers are discovering a need to revisit basic concepts as they anticipate the response behavior of marine structures to increased water depths. Providing a simplified approach to the subject, Advanced Marine Structuresexplains the fundamentals and advanced concepts of marine architecture introduces various types of offshore platforms, and outlines the different stages of marine structure analysis and design.

    Written from a structural engineering perspective, this book focuses on structures constructed for offshore oil and gas exploration, various environmental loads, ultimate load design, fluid-structure interaction, fatigue, and fracture. It also offers detailed descriptions of different types of structural forms, functions and limitations of offshore platforms and explains how different loads act on each. In addition, the text incorporates examples and application problems to illustrate the use of experimental, numerical, and analytical studies in the design and development of marine structures, and reviews relevant literature on wave interaction and porous cylinders.

    This book:

    Focuses on structural reliability Deliberates on fracture and fatigue and examines their application in marine structures Introduces ideas on the retrofit and renovation of marine structures Examines the strength analysis of offshore structures and structural members

    Advanced Marine Structuresexamines the design of offshore structures from a structural engineering perspective and explains the design methodologies and guidelines needed for the progressive conceptualization and design of advanced marine structures.

  • Process imaging for automatic control / [edited by] David M. Scott, Hugh McCann
    TA 417.25 P7497 2005
    As industrial processes and their corresponding control models increase in complexity, the data provided by traditional point sensors is no longer adequate to ensure product quality and cost-effective operation. Process Imaging for Automatic Control demonstrates how in-process imaging technologies surpass the limitations of traditional monitoring systems by providing real-time multidimensional measurement and control data. Combined with suitable data extraction and control schemes, such systems can optimize the performance of a wide variety of industrial processes.

    Contributed by leading international experts, Process Imaging for Automatic Control offers authoritative, comprehensive coverage of this new area of process control technology, including:

    Basic goals of process modeling and their application to automatic control
    Direct imaging devices and applications, such as machine vision and spatial measurement of flow velocity, pressure, shear, pH, and temperature
    Various techniques, hardware implementations, and image reconstruction methods for process tomography
    Image enhancement and restoration
    State estimation methods
    State space control system models, control strategies, and implementation issues
    Five chapters devoted to case studies and advanced applications

    From theory to practical implementation, this book is the first to treat the entire range of imaging techniques and their application to process control. Supplying broad coverage with more than 270 illustrations and nearly 700 cited references, it presents an accessible introduction to this rapidly growing, interdisciplinary technology.

  • Distillation control, optimization, and tuning : fundamentals and strategies / Lanny Robbins
    TP 156 D5R625 2011

    Emphasis on improved quality and performance of distilled products and the demand for reduced operating costs place a heavy burden on both the personnel responsible for profitability and the manufacturing department charged with operating the processing equipment. There have been dramatic improvements in the computer software and hardware used to simulate and model the distillation process and potential response to experimentation, but mastering the art of distillation process and control still requires solid understanding of a large body of information.

    With a focus on achieving product purity at low cost, Distillation Control, Optimization, and Tuning: Fundamentals and Strategieshighlights core concepts. These include process variables for continuous binary distillation columns and the four basic control strategies, the distillate and bottoms product quality performance objectives, and the tuning of process control loops. Without dwelling on complex mathematical descriptions, the book presents the fundamentals of process control of a distillation column as a separation and purification unit operation. It covers the concepts and functional criteria that are critical to successful implementation of process control, as well as measurement and improvement of product quality performance. It describes how process control loops for distillation columns can be tuned for stable operation, with a balance between minimum variability from setpoint changes and excellent response to load disturbances.

    Designed for students, engineers, technicians, and plant operators alike, this book emphasizes the prevailing need to strike a balance between the details of hypotheses and good engineering judgment. The author outlines learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter and includes chapter-end summaries, exercises, and references to help readers acquire essential knowledge and understanding. The result is a resource that will inform future decisions for the design, operation, and troubleshooting of distillation process control systems.

  • Instrument and automation engineers' handbook / Bela Liptak, editor-in-chief ; Kriszta Venczel, volume editor
    TS 156.8 I56 2017

    The Instrument and Automation Engineers' Handbook (IAEH) is the #1 process automation handbook in the world. Volume two of the Fifth Edition, Analysis and Analyzers , describes the measurement of such analytical properties as composition.

    Analysis and Analyzers is an invaluable resource that describes the availability, features, capabilities, and selection of analyzers used for determining the quality and compositions of liquid, gas, and solid products in many processing industries. It is the first time that a separate volume is devoted to analyzers in the IAEH. This is because, by converting the handbook into an international one, the coverage of analyzers has almost doubled since the last edition.

    Analysis and Analyzers:

    Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various process analyzer designs Offers application- and method-specific guidance for choosing the best analyzer Provides tables of analyzer capabilities and other practical information at a glance Contains detailed descriptions of domestic and overseas products, their features, capabilities, and suppliers, including suppliers' web addresses

    Complete with 82 alphabetized chapters and a thorough index for quick access to specific information, Analysis and Analyzers is a must-have reference for instrument and automation engineers working in the chemical, oil/gas, pharmaceutical, pollution, energy, plastics, paper, wastewater, food, etc. industries.

    About the eBook
    The most important new feature of the IAEH, Fifth Edition is its availability as an eBook. The eBook provides the same content as the print edition, with the addition of thousands of web addresses so that readers can reach suppliers or reference books and articles on the hundreds of topics covered in the handbook. This feature includes a complete bidders' list that allows readers to issue their specifications for competitive bids from any or all potential product suppliers.

  • Interfacial properties of petroleum products / Lilianna Z. Pillon
    TP 690 P54 2008
    With mounting pressure to extract petroleum from oil sands and other unconventional sources, oil refineries must adapt their processing methods to handle increasingly heavy crude oils. Unlike traditional crude oils, the properties of heavier crude oils include higher viscosity, metal, salt, and acid content. This causes their interfacial properties to deteriorate, leading to problems such as sedimentation, foaming, emulsification, rust, and corrosion--all of which make the manufacture, transportation, and storage of petroleum products more difficult.

    Interfacial Properties of Petroleum Products examines conventional and non-conventional processing techniques for crude oils and documents their effects on the composition and properties of petroleum products at the oil/solid, oil/air, oil/water and oil/metal interfaces . Focusing on surface activity, the author examines the undesirable effects of processes such as solvent extraction, desalting, dewaxing, catalyst deactivation, and hydroprocessing as well as trace element and water contamination. With each process, the author presents methods for improving interfacial properties, including the use of surface-active additives, demulsifiers, antifoaming agents, and corrosion/rust inhibitors.

    A distinctive and up-to-date source of materials published together for the first time, Interfacial Properties of Petroleum Products will help engineers design more cost-effective and resource-efficient processing methods for heavier crude oils, based on the properties of the crude oil extracted.

  • Engineering and technical development for a sustainable environment / editors, Dzaraini Kamarun, PhD, Ramlah Mohd Tajuddin, PhD, Bulan Abdullah, PhD
    TD 170.2 E53 2017

    This volume covers a diverse array of alternative technologies and their development with particular attention to the utilization of bioresources for the achievement of a sustainable environment. The book presents a selection of alternative technologies being used in developing and developed countries that can be indigenous to the region, cost-effective, and often driven by dominant societal interest and geographical status. Several engineering and technological processes are included to mark their importance in product performance and preservation of the environment.

    Topics cover:

    * strategies for the management of rain and ground water for consumption

    * wastewater treatment using indigenous techniques of phytoremediation

    * scientific and engineering approaches to the prevention of flood and landslides in the tropics

    * wind power generation

    * soil evaluation of contamination due to heavy metals

    * green and sustainable building approaches

    * bioethanol production

    * energy conservation techniques

    Refreshing and informative, Engineering and Technical Development for a Sustainable Environment revisits conventional approaches of managing natural agents (such as wind, rain and groundwater resources as well as wastewater treatment) in light of current sustainableoriented techniques using modern scientific concepts and strategies. It presents in-depth evaluations and analyses using systematic up-to-date scientific and engineering tools.

  • Polymer processing instabilities : control and understanding / edited by Savvas G. Hatzikiriakos, Kalman B. Migler
    TP 1150 P638 2005
    Polymer Processing Instabilities: Control and Understanding offers a practical understanding of the various flows that occur during the processing of polymer melts. The book pays particular attention to flow instabilities that affect the rate of production and the methods used to prevent and eliminate flow instabilities in order to increase production rates and enhance manufacturing efficiency.

    Polymer Processing Instabilities: Control and Understanding summarizes experimental observations of flow instabilities that occur in numerous processing operations such as extrusion, injection molding, fiber spinning, film casting, and film blowing for a wide range of materials, including most commodity polymers that are processed as melts at temperatures above their melting point or as concentrated solutions at lower temperatures. The book first presents the fundamental principles in rheology and flow instabilities. It relates the operating conditions with flow curves, the critical wall shear stress for the onset of the instabilities, and new visualization techniques with numerical modeling and molecular structure. It reviews one-dimensional phenomenological relaxation/oscillation models describing the experimental pressure and flow rate oscillations, analyzes the gross melt fracture (GMF) instability, and examines how traditional and non-traditional processing aids eliminate melt fracture and improve polymer processability. It supplies a numerical approach for the investigation of the linear viscoelastic stability behavior of simplified injection molding flows and examines a newly discovered family of instabilities that occur in co-extrusion.

    Polymer Processing Instabilities: Control and Understanding is unique in that it fills a gap in the polymer processing literature where polymer flow instabilities are not treated in-depth in any book. It summarizes state-of-the-art developments in the field, particularly those of the last ten years, and contains significant data based on this research.

  • Biofuels : production and future perspectives / edited by Ram Sarup Singh, Punjabi University, Patiala, India, Ashok Pandey, CSIR - National Institute for Interdisciplinary science & Technology, Trivandrum, India, Edgard Gnansounou, EPFL, Laus
    TP 339 B56 2017

    This will be a comprehensive multi-contributed reference work, with the Editors being highly regarded alternative fuels experts from India and Switzerland. There will be a strong orientation toward production of biofuels covering such topics as biodiesel from renewable sources, biofuels from biomass, vegetable based feedstocks from biofuel production, global demand for biofuels and economic aspects of biofuel production.

    Book covers the latest advances in all product areas relative to biofuels. Discusses coverage of public opinion related to biofuels. Chapters will be authored by world class researchers and practitioners in various aspects of biofuels. Provides good comprehensive coverage of biofuels for algae. Presents extensive discussion of future prospects in biofuels.

  • Phase equilibria in ionic liquid facilitated liquid-liquid extractions / Anand Bharti [and three others]
    TP 156 E8P43 2017

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of ionic liquid based separation techniques. The glimpse of thermodynamic predictive models along with global optimization techniques will help readers understand the separation techniques at molecular and macroscopic levels. Experimental and characterization techniques are coupled with model based predictions so as to provide multicomponent data for the scientific community. The models will focus more on the a-priori based predictions which gives higher emphasis on hydrogen-bonded systems. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) technique will also eventually help the readers to apply optimization technique to an extraction process. The overriding goal of this work is to provide pathways for leading engineers and researchers toward a clear understanding and firm grasp of the phase equilibria of Ionic Liquid systems.

  • The metabolic pathway engineering handbook : tools and applications / edited by Christina D. Smolke
    TP 248.6 M48 2010

    Christina Smolke, who recently developed a novel way to churn out large quantities of drugs from genetically modified brewer's yeast, is regarded as one of the most brilliant minds in biomedical engineering. In this handbook, she brings together pioneering scientists from dozens of disciplines to provide a complete record of accomplishment in metabolic pathway engineering. With a wealth of cutting edge research and analysis, this work also serves as an invaluable resource for those seeking to add their own contributions. Organized by topic, this 3000 page reference is available as two volumes that can be purchased individually or as a set.


    The first volume provides an overview of metabolic pathway engineering with a look towards the future. It discusses cellular metabolism, including transport processes inside the cell and energy generating reactions, as well as rare metabolic conversions. This volume also explores balances and reaction models, the regulation of metabolic pathways, and genome scale and multiscale modeling tools. It also covers developing appropriate hosts for metabolic engineering including the use of Escherichia coli, yeast, Bacillus subtilis, Streptomyces, filamentous fungi, annd mammalian cells using cell culture.

    Tool and Applications

    The second volume delves into evolutionary tools, including those associated with gene expression for metabolic pathway engineering. It covers applications of emerging technologies, including research on genome-wide technologies, DNA and phenotypic microarrays, and proteomics tools for experimentally determining flux through pathways. It also evaluates emerging applications for producing fine chemicals, drugs, and alternative fuels.

  • Water for energy and fuel production / Yatish T. Shah
    TJ 840 S435 2014

    Water, in all its forms, may be the key to an environmentally friendly energy economy. Water is free, there is plenty of it, plus it carries what is generally believed to be the best long-term source of green energy--hydrogen.

    Water for Energy and Fuel Production explores the many roles of water in the energy and fuel industry. The text not only discusses water's use as a direct source of energy and fuel--such as hydrogen from water dissociation, methane from water-based clathrate molecules, hydroelectric dams, and hydrokinetic energy from tidal waves, off-shore undercurrents, and inland waterways--but also:

    Describes water's benign application in the production of oil, gas, coal, uranium, biomass, and other raw fuels, and as an energy carrier in the form of hot water and steam Examines water's role as a reactant, reaction medium, and catalyst--as well as steam's role as a reactant--for the conversion of raw fuels to synthetic fuels Explains how supercritical water can be used to convert fossil- and bio-based feedstock to synthetic fuels in the presence and absence of a catalyst

    Employing illustrative case studies and commercial examples, Water for Energy and Fuel Production demonstrates the versatility of water as a provider of energy and fuel, conveying the message that as energy demand and environmental concerns grow, so should our vigilance in pursuing the role of water in the energy landscape.

  • Handbook of membrane separations : chemical, pharmaceutical, food, and biotechnological applications / editor(s), Anil Kumar Pabby, Syed S.H. Rizvi, and Ana Maria Sastre
    TP 248.25 M46H35 2008
    The Handbook of Membrane Separations: Chemical, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnological Applications provides detailed information on membrane separation technologies as they have evolved over the past decades. To provide a basic understanding of membrane technology, this book documents the developments dealing with these technologies. It explores chemical, pharmaceutical, food processing and biotechnological applications of membrane processes ranging from selective separation to solvent and material recovery. This text also presents in-depth knowledge of membrane separation mechanisms, transport models, membrane permeability computations, membrane types and modules, as well as membrane reactors.

  • Valorization of wine making by-products / edited by Matteo Bordiga, Universita del Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy
    TP 548.5 B9V35 2016

    An overview of wine making by-products and their conventional and non-conventional uses, Valorization of Wine Making By-Products gives you a deeper understanding of recovery processes that are a part of the new philosophy of sustainable agriculture. In line with the worldwide movement toward sustainable development, this book examines how to convert waste into useful products and to recycle waste products. It provides the research underpinning the processes and highlights new value-adding valorization technologies.

    Although vine cultivation and vinification generate a significant amount of waste and several by-products, generally only a very small portion of these materials are used. The book gives you a detailed overview of the typology of different by-products and describes several technological aspects of by-product utilization. It details regulatory, legislative, and sustainability issues before exploring marketing potential and future perspectives. The book highlights wine by-products as potential sources of bioactive phytochemicals, which could be used for various purposes in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries.

    Efficient utilization of food processing by-products represents challenges for the profitability of the food industry. In addition, during the next few years, the area of food processing waste management, where wine industry plays a leading role, will expand rapidly. This has resulted in the need for a detailed book on valorization of wine making by-products. In response, this book provides you with a number of value-adding technologies for the valorization of those products.

  • Biofoams : science and applications of bio-based cellular and porous materials / edited by Salvatore Iannace, Chul B. Park
    TP 1183 F6B56 2016

    Addresses a Growing Need for the Development of Cellular and Porous Materials in Industry

    Building blocks used by nature are motivating researchers to create bio-inspired cellular structures that can be used in the development of products for the plastic, food, and biomedical industry. Representing a unified effort by international experts, Biofoams: Science and Applications of Bio-Based Cellular and Porous Materials highlights the latest research and development of biofoams and porous systems, and specifically examines the aspects related to the formation of gas bubbles in drink and food. The book offers a detailed analysis of bio-polymers and foaming technologies, biodegradable and sustainable foams, biomedical foams, food foams, and bio-inspired foams.

    Explores the Generation of New Materials with Wide-Ranging Technological Applicability

    This book introduces the science, technologies, and applications related to the use of biopolymers and biomaterials in the development of porous structures. It presents topics that include bio-based polymers for the development of biodegradable and sustainable polymeric foams, foams in food, foams in biomedical applications, biohybrids, and bio-inspired cellular and porous systems. It also includes recent studies on the design of polymer-based composites and hybrid scaffolds, weighs in on the challenges related to the production of porous polymers, and presents relevant examples of cellular architecture present in nature.

    In addition, this book:

    Focuses on materials compatible with natural tissues Discusses the engineering of bio-inspired scaffolds with the ability to mimic living tissue Reveals how to use renewable resources to develop more sustainable lightweight materials Illustrates the state of the art of porous scaffold and process techniques

    A book dedicated to material science, Biofoams: Science and Applications of Bio-Based Cellular and Porous Materials focuses on food technology, polymers and composites, biomedical, and chemical engineering, and examines how the principles used in the creation of cellular structures can be applied in modern industry.

  • Multistage separation processes / Fouad M. Khoury
    TP 156 S45K48 2005
    The development of computer-aided simulation programs for separation processes provides engineers with valuable tools to make more reliable qualitative and quantitative decisions in plant design and operation. Written by a specialist in modeling and optimization, Multistage Separation Processes, Third Edition clarifies the effective use of simulators by giving a conceptual analysis of the material and explaining various computation techniques.

    The book accentuates performance prediction, an essential component of the efficient design and operation, of multistage separation processes. Unlike other textbooks, this book emphasizes computer modeling, expert interpretation of models, and it discusses modern simulation techniques. It presents rigorous mathematical models of separation processes, illustrated by numerous examples from a variety of applications, and demonstrates their performance under varying conditions and different operating variables. The author also shows how shortcut and graphical methods can be used to make preliminary and reliable decisions on action plans. He explains the major algorithms used for solving multi-component separations and features techniques used to combat factors that affect control and optimization of separation processes.

    This third edition presents a significant amount of new information, including new material on column dynamics, batch distillation, membrane separations, dialysis, reverse osmosis, dynamic behavior, and multivariable control issues. Organized in self-contained chapters that follow a logical flow of ideas, the new edition of Multistage Separation Processes is an ideal textbook for advanced university students and a valuable reference for practicing engineers in the process industry and in engineering process design, particularly in the petroleum, petrochemical, and chemical industries.

  • Metabolic Regulation and Metabolic Engineering for Biofuel and Biochemical Production
    TP 248 B55S556 2017

    The global warming problem is becoming critical year by year, causing climate disaster all over the world, where it has been believed that the CO2gas emitted from the factories and the burning of fossil fuels may be one of the reasons of global warming. Moreover, the global stock of fossil fuels is limited, and may run out soon within several tens of years. Although wind, geo-thermal, and tide energies have been considered as clean energy sources, those depend on the land or sea locations and subject to the climate change. Biofuel and biochemical production from renewable bio-resources has thus been paid recent attention from environmental protection and energy production points of view, where the current chemical and energy producing plants can be also utilized with slight modification.

    The so-called 1stgeneration biofuels have been produced from corn starch and sugarcane in particular in USA and Brazil. However, this causes the problem of the so-called "food and energy issues" as the production scale increases. The 2ndgeneration biofuel production from lingo-cellulosic biomass or wastes has thus been paid recent attention. However, it requires energy intensive pretreatment for the degradation of lingo-cellulosic biomass, and the fermentation is slow due to low growth rate, and thus the productivity of biofuels and bio-chemicals is low. The 3rdgeneration biofuel production from photosynthetic organisms such as cyanobacteria and algae has been also paid attention, because such organisms can grow with only sun light and CO2in the air, but the cell growth rate and thus the productivity of the fuels is significantly low.

    The main part or core of such production processes is the fermentation by micro-organisms. In particular, it is critical to properly understand the cell metabolism followed by the efficient metabolic engineering. The book gives comprehensive explanation of the cell metabolism and the metabolic regulation mechanisms of a variety of micro-organisms. Then the efficient metabolic engineering approaches are explained to properly design the microbial cell factories for the efficient cell growth and biofuel and biochemical production.

  • Nuclear hydrogen production handbook / edited by Xing L. Yan, Ryutaro Hino
    TP 359 H8N83 2011

    Written by two leading researchers from the world-renowned Japan Atomic Energy Agency, the Nuclear Hydrogen Production Handbookis an unrivalled overview of current and future prospects for the effective production of hydrogen via nuclear energy. Combining information from scholarly analyses, industrial data, references, and other resources, this handbook illustrates hydrogen's versatility and potential both as a sustainable energy carrier (e.g., fuel for vehicles and power generators) and as a feedstock material for industry (agriculture, oil, chemical, and steel, etc.).

    Packed with details about the science, engineering, and production involved in nuclear hydrogen generation, this handbook presents case studies that delve into:

    Research results of hydrogen development programs sponsored by Japan, Argentina, China, Korea, the US and the EU, among others Operational developments at major nuclear reactors Cutting-edge hydrogen production systems and methods, including high-temperature electrolysis of steam and biomass gasification Applications such as heat- and corrosion-resistant construction materials, chemical reactors, and heat exchangers, as well as thermochemical iodine-sulfur processes Integrated process designs (including thermochemical and hybrid methods) Nuclear hydrogen plant operation management and safety

    Far exceeding the limited introductory detail offered in other books on the topic, this reference offers an all-encompassing international perspective on nuclear hydrogen production. Addressing a wide range of pertinent technologies, scientific trends, and technical details, this resource will be a useful tool for readers at all levels of understanding.

  • Human error in process plant design and operations : a practitioner's guide / J. Robert Taylor
    TP 155.5 T388 2016

    In contrast to nuclear plants and aerospace systems, human error is largely ignored in quantitative risk assessment for petroleum and chemical plants. Because of this, current risk analysis methods are able to calculate and predict only about one-third of the accidents happening in practice. Human Error in Process Plant Design and Operations: A Practitioner's Guide shows you how to develop a comprehensive risk assessment that includes human error. Based on the well-known SRK model of human error, this book represents a practical collection of examples and statistics from more than 30 years of study, with many examples of the practical application of methods.

    The book provides a complete overview of the various types of human error, including operator error, hindrances and inability to function, errors in observation, errors in performing standard procedures, errors in supervisory control, errors in decision making and planning, infractions and violations, design errors, and errors in procedures. It then goes on to identify human error potential and probabilities, and discusses techniques and methodologies that can be implemented to minimize human errors and prevent accidents.

    The result of the author's observations of human error over a lifetime of work as an operator, as a commissioning coordinator, and as an operations manager, the book demonstrates how to analyse, manage, and mitigate many types of error. By taking advantage of the author's experience and expert knowledge, and by applying the techniques and methodologies illustrated in this book, you will be able to make changes which will make work easier, error free, clearly understood, and more congenial.

  • Chemical Engineering of Polymers : Production of Functional and Flexible Materials / edited by Omari V. Mukbaniani, DSc, Marc J.M. Abadie, DSc, Tamara N. Tatrishvili, PhD
    TP 1087 C44 2018
    In this important volume, the structures and functions of these advanced polymer and composite systems are evaluated with respect to improved or novel performance, and the potential implications of those developments for the future of polymer-based composites and multifunctional materials are discussed. It focuses exclusively on the latest research related to polymer and composite materials, especially new trends in frontal polymerization and copolymerization synthesis, functionalization of polymers, physical properties, and hybrid systems. Several chapters are devoted to composites and nanocomposites.

  • Energetic materials : thermophysical properties, predictions, and experimental measurements / edited by Veera Boddu, Paul Redner
    TP 268 E54 2010

    The development, processing, and lifecycle environmental impact analysis of energetic materials all pose various challenges and potential dangers. Because safety concerns severely limit study of these substances at most research facilities, engineers will especially appreciate a tool that strengthens understanding of the chemistry and physics involved and helps them better predict how these materials will behave when used in explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, and other applications.

    Integrate Cutting-Edge Research Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense

    Energetic Materials: Thermophysical Properties, Predictions, and Experimental Measurementscovers a variety of advanced empirical modeling and simulation tools used to explore development, performance, sensitivity, and lifecycle issues of energetic materials. Focusing on a critical component of energetic materials research-- prediction of thermophysical properties--this book elucidates innovative and experimental techniques being used to:

    Apply molecular and meso-scale modeling methodologies to measure reactivity, performance, and properties of new energetic materials Gain insight into shear initiation at the particulate level Better understand the fate, transport, and overall environmental impact of energetic materials Evaluate the performance of new materials and assess their reaction mechanisms

    Edited by two respected U.S. Army engineers, this book highlights cutting-edge research from leaders in the energetics community. Documenting the history, applications, and environmental behavior of energetic materials, this reference is a valuable resource for anyone working to optimize their massive potential--either now or in the future.

  • Architectural, energy and information engineering / editors, Wen-Pei Sung & Ran Chen
    TA 145 A73 2016

    This proceedings volume brings together selected peer-reviewed papers presented at the 2015 International Conference on Architectural, Energy and Information Engineering (AEIE 2015), held July 15-16, 2015 in Hong Kong, China. The proceedings are divided into two parts, Architectural, Energy and Environmental Engineering and Information Engineering and Its Applications. Topics covered include Civil Engineering, Architectural Science, Energy Engineering, Environmental Science and Information Engineering among others. This volume will be of interest to a global audience of academic researchers, industry professionals and policy-makers active in various fields of engineering.

  • Castable polyurethane elastomers / I.R. Clemitson
    TP 1180 P8C54 2015
    Castable Polyurethane Elastomersis a practical guide to the production of castable polyurethane articles, from simple doorstops to complex items used in the military and nuclear industries. The book shows the progression from raw materials to prepolymer production, including the chemistry and functionality of the production processes. It provides a comprehensive look at various problem-solving and processing techniques, examining the selection of different types of systems on both the micro and macro levels. It also discusses curing and post-curing operations, conveying the importance of using the correct property for the application.

    Reorganized for better flow, this Second Edition :

    Describes new methods in the processing of castable polyurethanes Expands coverage of health and safety aspects Brings all standards up to date

    Castable Polyurethane Elastomers, Second Edition explainsthe production of polyurethane components, filling the gap between pure chemistry and trade information.

  • Advances in food extrusion technology / edited by Medeni Maskan, Aylin Altan
    TP 371 A375 2012

    A fresh view of the state-of-the-art,Advances in Food Extrusion Technologyfocuses on extruder selection, extrudate development, quality parameters, and troubleshooting in the 21stcentury extrusion process. In particular, the book:

    Introduces the history, nomenclature, and working principles of extrusion technology Presents an overview of various types of extruders as well as parts and components of an extruder for design considerations Discusses extruder selection and design, fluid flow problem with different types of raw materials, and heat transfer and viscous energy dissipation, with advantages and limitations for particular cases Emphasizes recent research while providing an overview of trends previously reported in the literature Covers the coinjection of food substances into an extruder die with the objective of creating defined colored patterns, adding internal flavors, and achieving other food injection applications into cereal-based extruded products Describes thermal and nonthermal extrusion of protein products

    Discussing the influence of design and raw materials on extruder performance and nutritional value, this book covers current and developing products from cereal-based snacks to pet food. In addition to the usual benefits of heat processing, extrusion offers the possibility of modifying and expanding the functional properties of food ingredients. Designed for both the active and future food scientist, this book is an exciting addition to a creative and ever-evolving field.

  • The science and technology of industrial water treatment / edited by Zahid Amjad
    TD 897 S28 2010

    Mineral scale deposits, corrosion, suspended matter, and microbiological growth are factors that must be controlled in industrial water systems. Research on understanding the mechanisms of these problems has attracted considerable attention in the past three decades as has progress concerning water treatment additives to ameliorate these concerns. The Science and Technology of Industrial Water Treatmentprovides a comprehensive discussion on the topic from specialists in industry and academia.

    The book begins with an overview of water chemistry and covers the characteristics of commonly encountered mineral scales. It addresses the formation and control of different scales in various systems and examines new developments in membrane-based separation processes. Next, it provides a detailed account on the operational challenges of reverse osmosis systems and scale control in thermal distillation processes. The text explores corrosion control in cooling, boiler, geothermal, and desalination systems and it discusses the interactions of polyelectrolytes with suspended matter.

    Includes coverage of a range of bacterial species, including Legionella

    The book examines bacterial species commonly encountered in water supplies, the mechanisms of biofouling, approaches to control it, and criteria for selecting biocides for water treatment applications. An entire chapter is devoted toLegionellain water systems. Contributors describe various analytical techniques for identifying mineral scales and deposits. They also examine applications of polymers for treating industrial and wastewater systems and give an account of analytical approaches for monitoring various operational parameters and chemicals used to treat industrial water systems.

    A valuable addition to the library of academic researchers, this volume will also prove useful to those working not only in the water treatment industry, but also to those in petroleum, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and other areas where purity processes are a significant concern.

  • Synthetics, mineral oils, and bio-based lubricants : chemistry and technology / [edited by] Leslie R. Rudnick
    TJ 1077 S55 2006
    As the field of tribology has evolved, the lubrication industry is also progressing at an extraordinary rate. Updating the author's bestselling publication, Synthetic Lubricants and High-Performance Functional Fluids, this book features the contributions of over 60 specialists, ten new chapters, and a new title to reflect the evolving nature of the field: Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants: Chemistry and Technology.

    The book contains chapters on all major lubricant fluids used in a wide range of applications. For each type of lubricant, the authors discuss the historical development, chemistry, properties, performance features, manufacturing, marketing, economics, applications requiring those fluids, and trends in the market. New chapters cover ground-breaking topics including cyclohydrocarbons, gas-to-liquids (GTL), natural oils as lubricants, chemically modified vegetable oils, the biotechnological enhancement of soybean oil, automatic and continuously variable transmission fluids, environmentally friendly hydraulic fluids, fire-resistant hydraulic fluids, vegetable oil-based engine oils, magnetizable fluids, lubricants for the disk drive industry, fluids for food-grade applications, the critical cleaning of advanced lubricants from surfaces, and diesel automotive trends.

    In a single, unique volume, Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricantsoffers property and performance information of fluids, theoretical and practical background to their current applications, and strong indicators for global market trends that will influence the industry for years to come.

  • Process modeling, simulation, and environmental applications in chemical engineering / edited by Bharat A. Bhanvase, PhD, Rajendra P. Ugwekar, PhD
    TP 155.2 M35P76 2017

    In this valuable volume, new and original research on various topics on chemical engineering and technology is presented on modeling and simulation, material synthesis, wastewater treatment, analytical techniques, and microreactors. The research presented here can be applied to technology in food, paper and pulp, polymers, petrochemicals, surface coatings, oil technology aspects, among other uses.

    The book is divided into five sections:

    modeling and simulation environmental applications materials and applications processes and applications analytical methods

    Topics include:

    modeling and simulation of chemical processes process integration and intensification separation processes advances in unit operations and processes chemical reaction engineering fuel and energy advanced materials CFD and transport processes wastewater treatment

    The valuable research presented here will be of interest to researchers, scientists, industry practitioners, as well as upper-level students.

  • Microwave-mediated biofuel production / Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS, USA
    TP 339 G85 2017

    This book focuses on chemical syntheses and processes for biofuel production mediated by microwave energy. This is the first contribution in this area serving as a resource and guidance manual for understanding the principles, mechanisms, design, and applications of microwaves in biofuel process chemistry. Green chemistry of microwave-mediated biofuel reactions and thermodynamic potentials for the process biochemistry are the focus of this book. Microwave generation, wave propagation, process design, development and configurations, and biofuel applications are discussed in detail.

  • Corrosion and materials in the oil and gas industries / edited by Reza Javaherdashti, Chikezie Nwaoha, Henry Tan
    TN 871.5 C637 2013

    The advancement of methods and technologies in the oil and gas industries calls for new insight into the corrosion problems these industries face daily. With the application of more precise instruments and laboratory techniques as well as the development of new scientific paradigms, corrosion professionals are also witnessing a new era in the way data are gathered and interpreted. Corrosion and Materials in the Oil and Gas Industries draws on state-of-the-art corrosion and materials technology as well as integrity management to offer guidance on dealing with aging and life extension in the oil and gas industries.

    Get Expert Insights on Corrosion Identification, Prevention, and Mitigation

    The book features contributions by engineers, scientists, and business managers from around the world, including major oil- and gas-producing and -exporting countries. Organized into four parts, the book first provides introductory and background information. The second part explains the properties of construction materials and the underlying mechanisms of degradation, including a chapter on microbiologically influenced corrosion. The third part of the book delves into inspection and maintenance issues, examining material selection, corrosion prevention strategies, and the role of design. It also supplies models to help you estimate corrosion damage and select mitigation and monitoring techniques. The fourth part tackles corrosion hazards, safety and risk, and reliability. It also links corrosion mitigation and the management of asset integrity, highlighting the need for companies to maintain their infrastructure to remain competitive.

    Interpret Field Findings More Confidently and Discover Solutions to Your Corrosion Problems

    Throughout, this richly illustrated book combines theory with practical strategies and examples from industry. As infrastructure ages and is pushed beyond its original design life to meet increasing energy demands, it is essential that those responsible for managing the infrastructure have a thorough understanding of material degradation and corrosion. This book is an invaluable reference for anyone involved in corrosion management and materials selection, particularly in the oil and gas industries, whether upstream, midstream, or downstream.

  • Thermal energy : sources, recovery, and applications / Yatish T. Shah
    TJ 260 S53 2018

  • Process engineering economics / James R. Couper
    TA 177.4 C68 2003

    This reference outlines the fundamental concepts and strategies for economic assessments for informed management decisions in industry. The book illustrates how to prepare capital cost and operating expense estimates, profitability analyses, and feasibility studies, and how to execute sensitivity and uncertainty assessments. From financial reports to opportunity costs and engineering trade-offs, Process Engineering Economicsconsiders a wide range of alternatives for profitable investing and for projecting outcomes in various chemical and engineering fields. It also explains how to monitor costs, finances, and economic limitations at every stage of chemical project design, preparation, and evaluation.

  • Hydrostatic testing, corrosion, and microbiologically influenced corrosion : a field manual for control and prevention / Reza Javaherdashti, Farzaneh Akvan
    TS 283 J38 2017

  • Intermittent and nonstationary drying technologies : principles and applications / edited by M. Azharul Karim and Chung-Lim Law
    TX 609 I58 2017

    The first comprehensive book on intermittent drying, Intermittent and Nonstationary Drying Technologies: Principles and Applications demonstrates the benefits of this process and covers key issues, including technologies, effect of operating parameters, mathematical modelling, energy-efficiency, and product quality. It discusses such topics as periodic drying, conventional and intermittent food drying processes and food quality, relationship among intermittency of drying, microstructural changes, and food quality, microwave assisted pulsed fluidized and spouted bed drying, and cellular level water distribution. Aimed at food engineers, chemical product engineers, pharmaceutical engineers and technologists, plant design engineers, and researchers and students in these areas, this useful reference helps readers:

  • The science of renewable energy / Frank R. Spellman
    TJ 808 S685 2016

    Latest Edition Explores Fresh, New Alternatives to Fossil Fuels

    The Science of Renewable Energy, Second Editiontakes a look at ways to produce sustainable and reliable energy sources and presents practical examples along with scientific methods, models, observations, and tools. Developed by esteemed author Frank R. Spellman, this book includes input from industry experts offering guidance and direction on obtaining self-replenishing energy from natural processes. The book focuses on the various forms of renewable energy derived from natural processes that are constantly replenished: solar energy, wind energy, ocean energy, wave energy, tidal energy, geothermal energy, biomass energy, hydropower energy, biofuels, and hydrogen fuel cells.

    New in the Second Edition:

    Updates each chapter with current information including the latest innovations Elaborates on energy basics Adds important energy parameters dealing with both fossil fuel supplies and renewable resources (energy units as they apply to fossil fuel energy and renewable energy) Expands each chapter to include both the pros and cons of renewable energy production and use

    The Science of Renewable Energy, Second Edition focuses on the production of clean and efficient energy sources and serves as a reference to undergraduates in renewable energy courses as well as non-specialists within the energy industries.

  • Key engineering materials / edited by Francois Kajzar, PhD, Eli M. Pearce, PhD, Nikolai A. Turovskij, PhD, and Omari Vasilii Mukbaniani, DSc ; A.K. Haghi, PhD, and Gennady E. Zaikov, DSc reviewers and advisory board members
    TA 403 K49 2014

    This book provides innovative chapters on the growth of educational, scientific, and industrial research activities among chemists, biologists, and polymer and chemical engineers and provides a medium for mutual communication between international academia and the industry. It presents significant research and reviews reporting new methodologies and important applications in the fields of industrial chemistry, industrial polymers and biotechnology as well as includes the latest coverage of chemical databases and the development of new computational methods and efficient algorithms for chemical software and polymer engineering.

  • Food process engineering : emerging trends in research and their applications / edited by Murlidhar Meghwal, PhD, Megh R. Goyal, PhD, PE
    TP 370 F66 2017

  • Powder technology : handling and operations, process instrumentation, and working hazards / edited by Hiroaki Masuda, Ko Higashitani, Hideto Yoshida
    TP 156 P3P645 2007
    Drawing from the third edition of the bestselling Powder Technology Handbook , this book concentrates on handling methods and unit operations for powder and particle processing techniques. Itexamines the purpose and factors involved in each process--including planning, equipment, measurements, and other necessary considerations.

    This book carefully incorporates the progressive work and vision of new authors while retaining the concepts that continue to promote innovative research and applications. In addition to detailing the purpose and implementation of processes including kneading, drying, filtration, and powder coating, the authors highlight recent developments in combustion and heating, electrostatic powder coating, and simulation. They also emphasize practical information including multipurpose equipment, instrumentation for key measurements, and modeling techniques. The text concludes with a review of recent data on the health effects of small particles and the types of protective devices that are currently available.

    Powder Technology: Handling and Operations, Process Instrumentation, and Working Hazards offers material scientists and chemical engineers a well-rounded guide to utilizing particle and powder processes for a rapidly expanding array of applications.

  • Fundamentals of natural gas processing / Arthur J. Kidnay and William Parrish
    TP 751 K54 2006
    Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing explores the natural gas industry from the wellhead to the marketplace. It compiles information from the open literature, meeting proceedings, and experts to accurately depict the state of gas processing technology today and highlight technologies that could become important in the future.

    This book covers advantages, limitations, and ranges of applicability of major gas plant processes to provide a sound understanding from system fundamentals to selection, operation, and integration into the overall gas plant. It also describes the major operations involved in bringing the gas to the plant, information not usually discussed in most gas processing books. Comprehensive chapters cover field operations, inlet receiving, compression, dehydration, hydrocarbon recovery, nitrogen rejection, liquids processing, sulfur recovery, and the increasingly popular liquefied natural gas industry, focusing on liquefaction, storage, and transportation. The book also discusses plant economics, offering ways to make initial cost estimates of selected processes and determine capital costs of gas processing facilities.

    The descriptive approach in Fundamentals of Natural Gas Processing makes this comprehensive text and reference well suited for both technical and non-technical personnel in the industry including chemical or mechanical engineers, plant engineers, students, and those who are new to the field.

  • Environmentally friendly syntheses using ionic liquids / edited by Jairton Dupont, Institute of Chemistry, Universidade Federal do Rio, Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Toshiyuki Itoh, Graduate School of Engineering, Tottori University Tott
    TP 155.2 E58E674 2015

    Increased environmental consciousness within the scientific community has spurred the search for environmentally friendly processes as alternatives to conventional organic solvents. In the past two decades, numerous advances--including the use of ionic liquids--have made it possible to develop substitutes for some toxic solvents.

    Ionic liquids are widely recognized as suitable for use in organic reactions and can also improve the control of product distribution, enhanced reactivity, ease of product recovery, catalyst immobilization, and recycling.

    Environmentally Friendly Syntheses Using Ionic Liquids presents the latest developments in the field. It also reviews the latest applications in a wide range of fields including biotechnology, nuclear science, medicine, pharmaceuticals, environmental science, and organic and inorganic chemistry--all from the standpoint of green sustainable chemistry.

    Growing interest in the field of ionic liquids will define newer and unexplored areas of applications, expanding possible use of these environmentally friendly chemicals. The information presented in this book will undoubtedly help motivate readers to further explore the field.

  • Chemical energy from natural and synthetic gas / Yatish T. Shah
    TN 880 S53 2017

  • Biosurfactants : production and utilization--processes, technologies, and economics / edited by Naim Kosaric, University of Western Ontario, Fazilet Vardar-Sukan, Ege University
    TP 248 B57B583 2015

    Stresses the Potential Applications of Biosurfactants in Various Industries

    Environmental concerns and a demand for sustainable chemical production have become important issues in recent years. As a result, microbial biosurfactant-producing systems are gaining momentum as potential replacements for chemical surfactants. Biosurfactants: Production and Utilization--Processes, Technologies, and Economics explores the production, utilization, and industrial/economic use of biosurfactants in modern biotechnology. This book represents comprehensive material developed by contemporary experts in the field. Focusing on research and developments within the last 20 years, it highlights relevant changes in the industry. It provides a detailed account of the current applications of biosurfactants, considers the potential for further environmental, biological, and industrial applications, and concentrates on surfactants and organisms with possibilities for future use.

    Emphasizes Process Scale-Up and Commercialization

    Factoring in the industrial application of biosurfactant production based on renewable resources, the book determines how biosurfactants can enhance or replace the properties of chemically synthesized surface-active agents. It discusses moving beyond the laboratory scale of research and development and on to the industrial scale of commercial interest.

    The book consists of 17 chapters and features expert authors discussing topics that include:

    Understanding the regulatory processes controlling the production of biosurfactants Strategies for feasible commercial biosurfactant production Examples of cost analysis based on published information The viability of industrial applications in food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals Patents for future trends

    Biosurfactants: Production and Utilization--Processes, Technologies, and Economics contains special sections devoted to the overview and evaluation of specific patents relating to biosurfactants, and methods for production of biosurfactants on a laboratory and industrial/commercial scale. It also presents novel and proven applications for biosurfactants from a number of biotechnology laboratories and research facilities around the world. In addition, it introduces the reader to a variety of real-world industry techniques readily applicable for practical use.

  • Computer simulated plant design for waste minimization/pollution prevention / Stan Bumble
    TP 155.5 B823 2000
    Environmental science combined with computer technology. One click on a mouse and information flows into your PC from up to 10,000 miles away. When you receive this information you can ferret through the data and use it in any number of computer programs. The result: solutions to plant design problems that affect the health and well being of people around the globe. What does that mean to you, the environmental professional, scientist, or engineer?
    Computer Simulated Plant Design for Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention builds on the concepts introduced in Stan Bumble's Computer Generated Physical Properties, the first volume of the Computer Modeling for Environmental Management series. Bumble discusses using computer simulation programs to solve problems in plant design before they occur. He covers design issues for stationary and non-stationary sources of pollution, global warming, troposcopic ozone, and stratospheric ozone.
    With Computer Simulated Plant Design for Waste Minimization/Pollution Prevention you will understand how to use computer technology to design plants that generate little or no pollution. Even better, you can use the information generated by computer simulation for technical data in proposals, presentations and as the basis for making policy decisions.

  • Advanced separations by specialized sorbents / edited by Ecaterina Stela Dragan
    TP 156 S45A365 2015

    Advanced Separations by Specialized Sorbentsopens a new window into sorbent materials, presenting fundamental principles for their syntheses and adsorption properties. The book presents advanced techniques used to create specialized sorbents with a wide range of functions that can be used to enhance the separation and/or purification of useful bioactive compounds, heavy metals, dyes, and other substances.

    It discusses the most recent developments in the field of separation processes, covering specialized sorbents such as monolith cryogels, composite hydrogels, metal-impregnated ion exchangers, and molecularly imprinted polymers.

    The book provides a comprehensive discussion of the selectivity in separation processes by composite materials based on synthetic polymers/biopolymers and inorganic particles. It is a comprehensive resource for academic and research scientists as well as students interested in the preparation, characterization, and application of specialized sorbents.

  • Nanomaterials for supercapacitors / editor, Ling Bing Kong, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    TK 7872 C65N35 2017

    New materials hold the key to fundamental advances in energy conversion and storage, both of which are vital in order to meet the challenge of global warming and the finite nature of fossil fuels. Nanomaterials in particular offer unique properties or combinations of properties as electrodes and electrolytes in a range of energy devices. Supercapacitors have been widely acknowledged to be promising devices for energy storage. This book describes the latest progress in the discovery and development of nanoelectrolytes and nanoelectrodes for supercapacitor applications.

  • High-temperature electrochemical energy conversion and storage : fundamentals and applications / Yixiang Shi [and 3 others]
    TK 2896 S55 2018

    As global demands for energy and lower carbon emissions rise, developing systems of energy conversion and storage becomes necessary. This book explores how Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (EESC) devices are promising advanced power systems that can directly convert chemical energy in fuel into power, and thereby aid in proposing a solution to the global energy crisis. The book focuses on high-temperature electrochemical devices that have a wide variety of existing and potential applications, including the creation of fuel cells for power generation, production of high-purity hydrogen by electrolysis, high-purity oxygen by membrane separation, and various high-temperature batteries. High-Temperature Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage: Fundamentals and Applications provides a comprehensive view of the new technologies in high-temperature electrochemistry. Written in a clear and detailed manner, it is suitable for developers, researchers, or students of any level.

  • Solubility in supercritical carbon dioxide / Ram B. Gupta, Jae-Jin Shim
    TP 156 E8G77 2007
    Supercritical fluid extraction is an environmentally safe and cost-effective alternative to traditional organic solvents. Carbon dioxide is widely used as the solvent of choice for applications such as caffeine and nicotine extraction due to its mild critical temperature, nontoxicity, nonflammability, and low cost. Introducing the most complete collection of supercritical CO2solubility data currently available, Solubility in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide features experimental data on more than 780 solutes in consistent units and an easily accessible format.

    This book reflects the authors' painstaking efforts to compile solubility data for an extensive variety of compounds including liquids, solids, polymers, foods, drugs, nutraceuticals, pesticides, dyes, and metal complexes. Each of the more than 1200 tables is arranged in alphabetical order by compound, includes a graphical plot of its data, and features the following information:

    Compound name, molecular formula, and molecular weight Temperature and pressure given in Kelvin and bar, respectively Name and amount of cosolvent, if applicable Molar or mass solubility, when applicable Mole- or mass-fraction solubility Synonyms for the compound, where available Reference source for the data

    Density data for CO2appears in one appendix, while a complete list of solutes by molecular formula appears in the other. Clear, consistent, and carefully organized, Solubility in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide is the most convenient quick-lookup guide for reliable data.

  • Clathrate hydrates of natural gases
    TN 884 S56 2008
    Hydrate research has expanded substantially over the past decade, resulting in more than 4,000 hydrate-related publications. Collating this vast amount of information into one source, Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases, Third Edition presents a thoroughly updated, authoritative, and comprehensive description of all major aspects of natural gas clathrate hydrates.

    What's New in the Third Edition?

    This new edition of a bestseller offers updated information on the clathrate hydrate compounds discovered in the past decade, provides a balance between experimental and theoretical perspectives, and incorporates two software programs that can be downloaded from the CRC press website. It also presents case studies on low dosage hydrate inhibitor prevention and hydrate drilling in nature, phase equilibrium data and kinetic models, and descriptions of the paradigm change in flow assurance to risk management. Other new material discusses the paradigm transition from hydrate reservoir assessment to reservoir production and summarizes the in situ conditions for hydrates in the permafrost and oceans.

    With this modern account of clathrate hydrates, you will acquire a fresh perspective on both new and old theories and data, hopefully leading you to pursue exciting research directions and practical applications.

  • Handbook of food engineering / edited by Dennis R. Heldman, Daryl B. Lund
    TP 370.4 H36 2007
    As the demand for safe, nutritious, convenient foods continues to rise, and the capabilities of molecular biology and nutritional biochemistry continue to expand, the need for up-to-date engineering information becomes ever more critical. The application of innovative engineering concepts enables scientific breakthroughs to be utilized in the manufacture of the highest quality food products at the lowest possible cost.

    Handbook of Food Engineering, Second Edition assembles the most recent information available for the efficient design and development of processes used in the manufacturing of food products, along with traditional background and fundamental information. In keeping with the comprehensive and informative style of the original, this second edition focuses on the thermophysical properties of food and the rate constants of change in food components during processing. It highlights the use of these properties and constants in process design.

    Beginning with a review of the properties of food and food ingredients and the traditional unit operations associated with food manufacture, the book moves on to discuss specific points associated with freezing, concentration, dehydration, thermal processing, and extrusion. Key chapters cover basic concepts of the transport and storage of liquids and solids, as well as important topics in packaging, cleaning, and sanitation. New information on membrane processes addresses not only liquid concentration, but also other applications for membranes in food processing. The chapters on mass transfer in foods and food packaging have been extensively revised.

    Delineating the concepts of engineering as they are applied to the latest advancements in food manufacture, Handbook of Food Engineering, Second Edition contributes to the evolution of food engineering as an interface between engineering and other food sciences.

  • Food engineering aspects of baking sweet goods / edited by Servet Gulum Sumnu, Serpil Sahin
    TP 431 F66 2008
    Most baking books do not focus on the simultaneous heat and mass transfer that occurs in the baking process, thereby ignoring a fundamental facet of process and product development. Addressing the engineering and science elements often ignored in current baking books, Food Engineering Aspects of Baking Sweet Goods explores important topics in understanding the baking process and reviews recent technological advances.

    With contributions from various international authorities on food science, engineering, and technology, the book covers the rheology of cake batter and cookie dough, cake emulsions, the physical and thermal properties of sweet goods, and heat and mass transfer during baking. It also presents the science of soft wheat products, including the quality of soft wheat, the functions of ingredients in the baking of sweet goods, and the chemical reactions during processing. In addition, the contributors discuss cake and cookie technologies as well as recent advances in baking soft wheat products. The final chapter examines the nutritional issues of consuming fats and sugars and presents general strategies for substituting fats and sugars in baked products.

    Taking an engineering approach to the field, this volume delineates the complex food process of baking, from ingredients to production to finished product.

  • Resource recovery to approach zero municipal waste / editors, Mohammad J. Tasherzadeh, Tobias Richards
    TD 793.9 R47 2015

    Current development results in a linear flow from raw material to waste, which cannot be sustainable in the long term. Plus, a global population of 7 billion people means that there are 7 billion waste producers in the world. At present, dumping and landfilling are the primary practices for getting rid of municipal solid waste (MSW). However, this waste contains resources that we've yet to utilize. To create sustainable societies, we need to approach zero waste by recovering these resources.

    There are cities and countries where zero waste is close to becoming a reality. Landfilling of organic waste is forbidden in Europe, and countries such as Sweden, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland have developed a variety of technologies to recover resources from MSW.

    Resource Recovery to Approach Zero Municipal Waste explores the solid waste management laws and regulations of different countries, comparing the latest resource recovery technologies and offering future perspectives. The book tackles the many technical, social, ecological, economical, and managerial aspects of this complex subject while promoting the development of sustainable societies to achieve a greener global environment.

  • Chemical and biochemical technology : materials, processing, and reliability / edited by Sergei D. Varfolomeev, DSc ; A.K. Haghi, PhD, and G.E. Zaikov, DSc, reviewers and advisory board members
    TP 145 C44 2015

    By providing an applied and modern approach, this volume will help readers understand the value and relevance of studying chemical physics and technology to all areas of applied chemical engineering, and gives them the depth of coverage they need to develop a solid understanding of the key principles in the field. Presenting a wide-ranging view of current developments in applied methodologies in chemical and biochemical physics research, the papers in this collection, all written by highly regarded experts in the field, examine various aspects of chemical and biochemical physics and experimentation.

    The book:

    * Highlights applications of chemical physics to subjects that chemical engineering students will see in graduate courses

    * Introduces the types of challenges and real problems that are encountered in industry and graduate research

    * Provides short chapters that introduce students to the subject in more bite-sized pieces

    * Presents biochemical examples and applications

    * Focuses on concepts above formal experimental techniques and theoretical methods

    The book is ideal for upper-level research students in chemistry, chemical engineering, and polymers. The book assumes a working knowledge of calculus, physics, and chemistry, but no prior knowledge of polymers.

  • Handbook of porous media / edited by Kambiz Vafai
    TA 418.9 P6H36 2005
    Over the last three decades, advances in modeling flow, heat, and mass transfer through a porous medium have dramatically transformed engineering applications. Comprehensive and cohesive, Handbook of Porous Media, Second Edition presents a compilation of research related to heat and mass transfer including the development of practical applications for analysis and design of engineering devices and systems involving porous media.

    See what's new in the Second Edition:
    Recent studies related to current and future challenges and developments in fundamental aspects of porous media
    Combustion and heat transfer in inert porous media
    Modeling bioconvection in porous media
    Influence of vibrations on the onset of the thermo-convection
    Modeling porous media impairment by particles
    Modeling liquid composites molding processes
    Parameter identification within a porous medium using genetic algorithms
    Viscous dissipation
    Forced and double diffusive convection in porous media
    Turbulent flow
    Particle migration and deposition in porous media
    Dynamic modeling of convective transport through porous media

    Completely revised, updated, and reviewed by experts in the field, each chapter includes, whenever applicable, a discussion of the pertinent aspects of experimental work or numerical techniques. Generously illustrated with 262 black and white illustrations, 15 tables, and 1,865 equations, the book is a rigorous and thorough working reference.

  • Synthetic lubricants and high-performance functional fluids
    TJ 1077 S96 1999

    Offers state-of-the-art information on all the major synthetic fluids, describing established products as well as highly promising experimental fluids with commercial potential. This second edition contains chapters on polyinternalolefins, polymer esters, refrigeration lubes, polyphenyl ethers, highly refined mineral oils, automotive gear oils and industrial gear oils. The book also assesses automotive, industrial, aerospace, environmental, and commercial trends in Europe, Asia, South America, and the US.

  • Instrument engineers' handbook. Bela G. Liptak, editor-in-chief
    TS 156.8 I57 2006
    The latest update to Bela Liptak's acclaimed "bible" of instrument engineering is now available. Retaining the format that made the previous editions bestsellers in their own right, the fourth edition of Process Control and Optimization continues the tradition of providing quick and easy access to highly practical information. The authors are practicing engineers, not theoretical people from academia, and their from-the-trenches advice has been repeatedly tested in real-life applications. Expanded coverage includes descriptions of overseas manufacturer's products and concepts, model-based optimization in control theory, new major inventions and innovations in control valves, and a full chapter devoted to safety. With more than 2000 graphs, figures, and tables, this all-inclusive encyclopedic volume replaces an entire library with one authoritative reference. The fourth edition brings the content of the previous editions completely up to date, incorporates the developments of the last decade, and broadens the horizons of the work from an American to a global perspective.

    Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.

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