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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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Natural Fiber-Reinforced PLA Composites

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Chandrasekar Muthukumar + 3 more
  • English
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Amongst thermoplastic biodegradable polymers, polylactic acid (PLA) has been widely used in many different applications but it still has limited use in various industrial sectors such as medical, packaging, textile, water, and wastewater treatment. To increase the use of these materials more information is needed on their properties, characterization, processing, safety, and sustainability. Natural Fibre-Reinforced PLA Composites: Processing, Characterization and Applications reviews the thermal, physico-chemical, fire retardant, mechanical, tribological, biodegradable and anti-microbial properties of these materials. Fabrication of PLA biocomposites using advanced fabrication techniques like additive manufacturing and electrospinning are also discussed in detail. The book will be a valuable reference for academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers working in the development of polymers, bioplastics, polymer composites and biocomposites as well as industrial manufacturers.

Advances in Separation Sciences

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Pravin G Ingole + 1 more
  • English
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Advances in Separation Sciences: Sustainable Processes and Technologies discusses the different separation technologies and their applications in a variety of industrial processes. The book lists the pros and cons of the various processes for specialized application and outlines selection criteria to provide readers with the knowledge they need to develop processes and technologies themselves. Divided into eight parts, chapters cover sustainable perspectives and developments, theory and mechanisms of various separation processes, advances in sample preparation techniques, advances in chromatography, advances in membrane technology, advances in microfluidics, green and sustainable separation sciences, and challenges and commercialization. In-depth and step-by-step descriptions of the various processes and technologies, explanations of their inclusion in modern industry, and scales for both experimental and theoretical models are also included.

Environmental Turbulence

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Elie Bou-Zeid + 1 more
  • English
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Environmental Turbulence explains how to understand environmental and geophysical turbulence, both at a theoretical level and in engineering applications. Sections cover the effects of these new features on the fundamental flow dynamics in relatively simple domains. That is, how the turbulence statistics and structure are modified by the stabilizing or destabilizing effects of buoyancy and rotation is surveyed. Scalar transport is also described in detail. Flow in more complex domains is then described, focusing on vegetated and urban canopies, wind farms, air-sea interfaces, the upper ocean and clouds.Turbulence in environmental media is strongly modulated by buoyancy forces at all scales and by rotation at the largest scales, in contrast to canonical turbulent flows. It is rarely steady, which can give rise to non-equilibrium effects, and the domains such as wind farms or cities are often quite complex, leading to more intricate dynamics than in classic wall-bounded or free shear flows.

Copper Oxides and Related Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Suresh Sagadevan + 2 more
  • English
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Copper Oxides and Related Materials: Properties, Synthesis, and Applications provides a thorough description of the physical, structural, electrophysical, chemical, electronic, and biological properties of copper oxides in one convenient volume. The book focuses on human and environmental aspects, paying particular attention to health, environmental remediation, electronic applications, energy storage, and solar energy conversion.Copper oxides are widely used in many applications such as antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anticancer treatments; as biocide agents against phytopathogens or hospital-acquired diseases; and, they are also a standard material used for superconductivity. This volume thoroughly explores the most exciting and relevant applications of copper oxides, a class of material with a sometimes bewilderingly wide array of potential uses.

Polymers and Two-Dimensional Nanocomposites

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Rotimi Sadiku + 3 more
  • English
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Polymers and Two-Dimensional Nanocomposites provides a detailed review of recent progress in this important research field. The chapters cover new developments in synthesis methods, fabrication techniques, sample preparation methods, surface modification, characterization, methods of enhancing the properties of these materials and industrial applications in energy, environmental, oil and gas, sensors, corrosion, biomedical and structural applications.The book provides a valuable reference resource for academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers working in the fields of polymer science and engineering, polymer composites and nanocomposites.

Nanotechnology Safety

  • 2nd Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Ramazan Asmatulu + 2 more
  • English
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The usage of nanosystems, nanomaterials, nano-devices, etc. permeates all aspects of society. Cancer targeting and curing nanosystems are used in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries; so are lightweight energy absorbing or blast-proof nanohybrid materials in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries, and high efficiency energy harvesting nanomaterials, etc. Nanotechnology Safety second edition continues to outline the safety, regulatory and environmental issues related to nanotechnology per industry, offering guidelines in assessing the risks, and discusses the legal and social-economical issues involved in order to help you to use in full all the capabilities of this technology in compliance with the current safety regulations. This new edition is fully revised and updated and provides in-depth information regarding new and current nanomaterials, their industrial applications, toxicity levels and protections systems in various fields. Nanotechnology Safety Second Edition remains an indispensable resource for academia and industries, providing detailed information on recent processes and nanosystems, the latest information about nanomanufacturing and their products for various industries, and information about legislative policies of nanomaterials, waste stream classifications, safety goals, processing facilities and market developments for new products. The book provides engineers, scientists, teachers, students, technicians, and policy makers with a general guide and information for future studies and manufacturing of nanomaterials.

High Performance Basalt Fiber

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Peng-Cheng Ma + 1 more
  • English
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Basalt fiber possesses many superior properties, such as excellent mechanical properties, high resistance to the chemical, temperature and environmental attacks, and outstanding electrical and sound insulation. In addition, it is cost-effective and environmentally friendly because the raw materials are widely found in nature and the fiber can be discarded into the environment without any negative effect. Basalt fiber has attracted great attention as reinforcement for composites in recent years, and developed materials have been extensively used in transportation, automobile, aerospace, and civil engineering.Despite its many attractive attributes, and the contributions of basalt fiber, there are still numerous challenges to be addressed in terms of preparation, properties, and application. In addition, some of the merits of this high-performance fiber reported in the literature are usually inconsistent and incomplete, where intuition often prevails over rationality.High Performance Basalt Fiber: Fundamentals and Applications provides a comprehensive and systematic review of the latest developments in this important research field. It offers a complete and thorough analysis of the correlation between the structure and properties of basalt fiber, as well as key methods and technologies for the preparation and application of this fiber and it related composites. There is also a detailed overview of the history of basalt fiber, as well functionalization and recent state-of-art progress on basalt fiber and its corresponding composites. The book will thus fill a gap in the field, in terms of not only covering the theory but more importantly the latest technologies.

Photothermal Materials and Membranes for Solar-Driven Water Treatment

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Jaydevsinh M. Gohil + 1 more
  • English
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Photothermal Materials and Membranes for Solar-Driven Water Treatment provides comprehensive understanding of the chemistry of different photothermal materials, mechanistic pathways for light-to-heat energy conversion, design and development of various 3D evaporation systems configurations, and photothermal membranes for water treatment. The book contributes to the understanding of photothermal materials to system design for efficient solar-to-heat conversion and solar-steam generation and paves the way forward to meet increasing freshwater demand though sustainable and environmentally friendly approach.In addition, it introduces in-depth different emerging concepts of steam-generation, gives the basics of solar light and solar light adsorbing materials’ function, efficiency and applications, discusses the preparation of photothermal materials and membranes, analyses the key characteristic properties of photothermal materials, elaborates on water evaporation using nature spired system design, and highlights the key commercialization approaches and technologies.

Rubber Composites

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Hanafi Ismail + 3 more
  • English
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Rubber Composites: Recycling, Processing, Properties, Design and Applications provides an extensive review of recent advances in this important research field. The book's chapters cover the processing, structure, properties, and applications of rubber-based composites, which are versatile materials, that with the appropriate design planning, manufacturing process, and properties can be tailored to meet specific industrial requirements with enhanced performance and sustainability. This book will be a valuable reference source for academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers, polymer chemists, and industrial manufacturers working in the research and development of rubber-based composites.

Metal Sulfide Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Peter R. Makgwane + 1 more
  • English
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Organic contaminants, volatile organic compounds, and heavy metals pose long-term threats to natural ecosystems and human health. Particularly in the last decade, metal sulfide nanomaterials have piqued researchers’ interest due to their outstanding physicochemical characteristics that make them amenable to modulation, as well as their qualitative and quantitative structure–activity relationship, proving them uniquely equipped for the enhancement of cost-effective environmental remediation technologies.Written by a team of internal experts, Metal Sulfide Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications accompanies its broad range of users on a journey that starts with fundamentals’ understanding and leads to the presentation of the latest developments and possibilities of applied use, specifically for chemical detection/sensing and monitoring in air, soil, and water matrices as well as for chemical reaction engineering purposes (conversion, photocatalysis, adsorption) to facilitate removal of pollutants.