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Books in Chemical engineering

The Chemical Engineering collection offers content that combines research with foundational knowledge, practical information, methods and case studies, in a variety of areas, including biochemical engineering, catalysis, filtration & separation, colloids & surface chemistry, electrochemical engineering, energy & transport processes, materials chemistry, metallurgy, process engineering, safety & reliability, sustainable & environmental, to help chemical engineers address the challenges we face today, including climate change, global warming, health and nutrition, and alternative energy.

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Surfactant Formulation Engineering using HLD and NAC

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Edgar Acosta + 2 more
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Surfactants are molecules that contain groups that are water-loving (hydrophilic) and oil-loving (lipophilic). The central question in formulations is often which of the two portions dominate the behavior of the surfactant. For many years that question was answered in terms of the surfactant structure only. However, the modern view is that the hydrophilic-lipophilic nature of the surfactant is the result of surfactant structure and formulation conditions (nature of the oil, temperature, aqueous phase composition) as captured by a semi-empirical equation called the hydrophilic-lipophilic difference (HLD). The HLD is a dimensionless number that indicate the approach to the point where the surfactant inverts its solubility from being water-soluble (negative HLD) to oil-soluble (positive HLD). The HLD alone is a good indicator of how the formulation could behave but it does not produce any formulation property that can be used to predict product performance. The net-average curvature (NAC) are a set of equations that take the value of HLD to predict the properties of the formulation, such as oil (and/or water) solubilization capacity, interfacial tension, phase diagrams, contact angle and others. Surfactant Formulation Engineering using HLD and NAC will not only introduce the reader to HLD-NAC but also to the practical use of these concepts in numerous applications ranging from application in the petroleum industry, to environmental remediation, to food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications, and even nanotechnology. The last part of the book will look at the molecular origins of the empirical terms in HLD via the Integrated Free Energy Model (IFEM).

Nanobiomaterials for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Alberto Tagliaferro + 3 more
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Nanobiomaterials for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications explores the unique properties of nanoscale materials and how they are utilized in diagnostics and therapeutics. This book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of nanobiomaterials before comprehensively covering three core focus areas: nanobiomaterials for diagnostics, for therapeutics, and for theragnostics. A range of nanobiomaterials are covered - including organic and inorganic types – as well as a selection of biomedical applications aligned with diagnostics and therapeutics, such as regenerative medicine and antimicrobial treatments. This is a great interdisciplinary resource for researchers and academics working in materials science, biomedical engineering, medicinal and materials chemistry, and biomedical sciences.

Microinterfacial Mass Transfer Intensification

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Zhibing Zhang
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Microinterfacial Mass Transfer Intensification provides basic theory and discloses a lot of new technical information. The book gives several representative industrial application cases. It can be used as a reference for scholars, engineers, students and technicians in the fields of oil refining, petrochemical, fine chemical, coal chemical, chemical and biochemical pharmacy, food processing, waste gas and wastewater treatment and other pan-chemical manufacturing.

Anammox Process

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Maulin P. Shah
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Unexplored Section of Biological Nitrogen Cycle in Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Anammox Process: Technological Advancement and Application in Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant systematically summarizes up-to-date studies on the effect of various operational factors on nitrogen removal performance along with reactor type, mode of operation (batch or continuous), and cultured anammox bacterial species. The book lists the effect of potential anammox inhibition factors such as high nitrite concentration, high salinity, sulfides, toxic metal elements, and toxic organic compounds and provides a thorough interpretation of the synergistic and antagonistic toxicity of these inhibitors. It suggests the strategy for optimization of anammox processes for wastewater treatment, and stresses the importance of future studies on anammox applications.

Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics

  • 5th Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Yasar Demirel + 1 more
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Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics: Transport and Rate Processes in Physical, Chemical and Biological Systems, Fifth Edition emphasizes the unifying role of thermodynamics in analyzing natural phenomena. This fully revised and updated new edition expands on the fourth edition by focusing on sustainable engineering with thermodynamics tools and techniques, fundamentals of energy analysis, process intensification, information processing that use thermodynamics principles, and artificial intelligence and thermodynamics.This fifth edition has a novel focus on thermodynamics for sustainable engineering, so as to help engineers better address sustainability in their engineering practice, that will expand or include new material about process intensification and energy analysis. Another turn in engineering is related to digitalization of engineering, both regarding the manufactured devices and regarding the way engineers design these devices, which is addressed in this new edition by discussion of issues relating to thermodynamics and artificial intelligence.

Microplastics in Agriculture and Food Science

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Pasquale Avino + 2 more
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Microplastics in Agriculture and Food Science: Methods for Identification and Remediation presents fundamental insights into the sources of microplastics and their impact on important resources – agricultural, food, and environmental. Including insights into these highly related fields, the book is the first to enable cross- and multi-disciplinary understanding and application.Microplastics are the tiny particles created during plastic production as well as those particles remaining when plastic degrades and breaks down. They are sometimes difficult to identify, and the methods for qualifying and classifying them are not always clear despite the importance of their recognition and remediation.With insights on analytical methods including the challenges, Microplastics in Agriculture and Food Science addresses microplastics from the farm to the food pyramid, highlighting the issues they raise and the options for removing them. Written by a global team of experts, this volume will contribute to the further understanding and addressing of this increasing global challenge.

Recent Advances on Hydrogen Storage in Micro- and Mesoporous Materials

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Amir Al-Ahmed + 2 more
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Recent Advances on Hydrogen Storage in Micro- and Mesoporous Materials: Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science provides latest and important finding of physisorption-based hydrogen storage in a single source. The book investigates microporous and mesoporous materials, such as zeolites and microporous other solids, polymers having intrinsic micro-porosity (PIMs), metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), active carbons (including carbon nanostructures) and polymers for hydrogen storage by physisorption. This indispensable resource helps researchers in academia and hydrogen industries to learn about the present status, progress and future directions related to important findings of physisorption-based hydrogen storage, enabling them to stay current in their field.

Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Roberto Castro-Muñoz + 2 more
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Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry: Advanced Technologies in Wastewater Treatment provides an overview of current techniques, processes, and strategies in the field of wastewater management dealing either with the recovery of co-products, biomolecules or simply water recovery and purification. The book highlights the latest developments in different areas of agro-food productions. It focuses on innovative technologies and control strategies in the treatment of wastewaters derived from different industries including dairy, seafood processing plants, olive oil manufacturing factories, fruit juice and beverage, wine and beer and various other food processing facilities. The book features technologies and processes ranging from adsorption-assisted technologies, advances oxidation processes, hydrodynamic cavitation, pressure-driven membrane technologies, algae-based treatment, membrane bioreactors, engineered composite materials-based treatment, photocatalysis-based treatment, to ultrasound-assisted electrochemical processes.

Engineered Biocomposites for Dye Adsorption

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Ahmad Hussaini Jagaba + 3 more
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Engineered Biocomposites for Dye Adsorption compiles and discusses applications, mechanisms, and performance evaluation of various biocomposites during dyes adsorption. The book analyses the techno-economic and life-cycle assessment of biocomposites for dye adsorption. It highlights different adsorbent materials for dyes degradation and resource recovery ranging from but not limited to activated carbon, biochar, hydrochar, pyrochar, waste fruits, waste industrial sludge, geological materials, graphene, carbon nanotubes, MXene, polymers, metals, nanomaterials, metal-organic frameworks. The book shows how combining materials as bio-composite significantly yield better dyes adsorption than a single material and addresses conventional issues with adsorption such as adsorbent cost, effectiveness, regeneration, and sustainability and provides insights into the preparation and use of new adsorbent materials for dye removal from aqueous solutions. The information contained in this book will increase readers’ fundamental knowledge, guide future researchers, can be incorporated into future works on experimental studies on dye adsorption. As such it serves as an indispensable resource and reference work for engineers, wastewater specialists, biotechnologists, chemists, microbiologists, researchers, and students studying industrial effluents, biomass, bioproducts and adsorption processes.

Bio-Based and Bio-Inspired Pavement Construction Materials

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  • December 2, 2024
  • Ellie H. Fini + 1 more
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Bio-Based and Bio-Inspired Pavement Construction Materials explores various production techniques, experimental characterization methods, applications, and numerical modeling and simulation approaches for bio-based and bio-inspired pavement materials. The book demonstrates how bio-based and bio-inspired materials can be used in pavements to solve problems related to sustainability while simultaneously enhancing the mechanical properties of asphalt and cementitious materials. Supply chain management, life cost cycle analysis, and environmental assessment of using these materials are all covered as well. Examples of these materials being used in real-life settings are included throughout.