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Cooling Towers and Chilled Water Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • Ricardo de Freitas Fernandes Pontes
  • Ricardo de Freitas Fernandes Pontes
  • June 1, 2024
  • English
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Cooling Towers and Chilled Water Systems: Design, Operation, and Economic Analysis is a guide to the design and operation of cooling systems within high temperature settings. The book presents various strategies to increase the turndown of cooling towers and chilled water systems and provides a toolkit for engineers to determine the use of variable frequency drivers. A guide to equipment selection for optimal design during the detailed engineering phase is provided, ensuring the reader is able to comply with the project specification within budget. Sections discuss various systems, circuits and processes for cooling tower and chiller systems before detailing design principles.Operational and control strategies are then discussed before a thorough analysis of economic factors, making this book idea for professional engineers, graduate students and researchers working in high-temperature settings, such as power generation or chemical plants.
Cooling Towers and Chilled Water Systems

Alternative Cementitious Materials for Self-Compacting Concrete

  • 1st Edition
  • Yogesh Aggarwal, Paratibha Aggarwal + 2 more
  • Yogesh Aggarwal, Paratibha Aggarwal, Parveen Sihag + 1 more
  • June 1, 2024
  • English
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Alternative Cementitious Materials for Self-Compacting Concrete provides a detailed review on the various properties of self-compacting concrete (SCC) and how they are affected by the use, of by-products and waste materials in concrete production. The book provides a fair comparison on the application and use of various types of materials in SCC. In addition, it includes the latest data and detailed information on modeling and soft computing techniques for the estimation of various properties of SCC as well as detailed investigations on microstructural characterization.This book will be a valuable reference resource for materials scientists, and civil and structural engineers working in construction materials and self-compacting concrete, as well as for those working in the cement production and non-hazard waste industries.
Alternative Cementitious Materials for Self-Compacting Concrete

Fundamentals of Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Systems Engineering

  • 1st Edition
  • Marta Victoria
  • Marta Victoria
  • June 1, 2024
  • English
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Fundamentals of Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Systems Engineering presents all the major topics relevant to understanding photovoltaic technology, including the working principles of solar cells, modeling and measuring solar radiation, manufacturing processes for solar cells and photovoltaic modules, the design and operation of rooftop installations and large-scale power plants, the economics of such systems, and the role of photovoltaic solar energy in the ongoing energy transition.Fundamentals of Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Systems Engineering is intended for use as a textbook on photovoltaic solar energy for upper-level undergraduate/graduate engineering students.
Fundamentals of Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Systems Engineering

Making IT Sustainable

  • 1st Edition
  • Mikhail Gloukhovtsev
  • Mikhail Gloukhovtsev
  • June 1, 2024
  • English
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Implementing sustainability solutions in Information Technology (IT) or broader – in Information Communications Technology (ICT) - is a challenge but it is essential. The goal of Making IT Sustainable: Techniques and Applications is to show how it has been done, strategies, various solutions, tool sets, and best practices. Various IT areas are investigated – from data center technologies and operations to cloud computing, to green software, to cryptocurrency, to the transformative AI role in making IT sustainable, to quantum and adiabatic computing. The adoption of sustainable IT practices reduces the environmental footprint of IT by advocating for the utilization of renewable energy sources, electronic waste reduction, the design of energy-efficient IT devices, innovative cooling technologies, and circular economy. Sustainable IT is a complex and challenging field. As a result, there are many questions and uncertainties about how to implement sustainable practices across various scenarios. Making IT Sustainable: Techniques and Applications asks several insightful questions: How can environmentally sustainable data centers be built? How do we compare the carbon footprint of data centers versus public cloud, and cloud-focused IT sustainability standards? How can quantum computing be made environmentally friendly? How to make cryptocurrency mining sustainable? Are the economic costs of sustainable IT prohibitively higher than society is willing to bear? Transformative role of AI in making IT sustainable is reviewed. Readers of Making IT Sustainable: Techniques and Applications will be a very diverse group. First, the readers include IT professionals who are responsible for managing and maintaining IT infrastructure and systems. The book can provide them with knowledge and guidance on how to reduce the environmental impact of their IT operations. Second, business leaders making decisions about the use of IT will find guidance in the book on how to implement sustainable IT practices in their organizations. Academics and researchers interested in the field of sustainable IT will find information and data helping them develop new ideas and innovative approaches to IT sustainability. The goal of IT sustainability is to contribute to making our planet better. Therefore, students who are interested in pursuing careers in IT or sustainability are the most important members of the book audience. The book helps them understand the key role of sustainability in IT and develop skills and knowledge in this field. Overall, everyone who is interested in reducing the environmental impact of IT can benefit from this book on sustainable IT, regardless of their professional background or level of expertise. Making IT Sustainable: Techniques and Applications is written by an IT practitioner actively working in the field of sustainable IT. The author has firsthand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of implementing sustainable practices in IT operations. Readers will find practical solutions with examples of their implementations.
Making IT Sustainable

Proactive Human-Robot Collaboration Toward Human-Centric Smart Manufacturing

  • 1st Edition
  • Shufei Li, Pai Zheng + 1 more
  • Shufei Li, Pai Zheng and Lihui Wang
  • June 1, 2024
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Proactive Human–Robot Collaboration Toward Human-Centric Smart Manufacturing is driven by an appreciation of manufacturing scenarios where human and robotic agents can understand each other’s actions and conduct mutual-cognitive, predictable, and self-organizing teamwork. Modern factories’ smart manufacturing transformation and the evolution of relationships between humans and robots in manufacturing tasks set the scene for a discussion on the technical fundamentals of state-of-the-art proactive human–robot collaboration; these are further elaborated into the three main steps (i.e., mutual-cognitive and empathic coworking; predictable spatio-temporal collaboration; self-organizing multiagent teamwork) to achieve an advanced form of symbiotic HRC with high-level, dynamic-reasoning teamwork skills. The authors then present a deployment roadmap and several case studies, providing step-by-step guidance for real-world application of these ground-breaking methods which crucially contribute to the maturing of human-centric, sustainable, and resilient production systems. The volume proves to be an invaluable resource that supports understanding and learning for users ranging from upper undergraduate/graduate students and academic researchers to engineering professionals in a variety of industry contexts.
Proactive Human-Robot Collaboration Toward Human-Centric Smart Manufacturing

Control and Game Theoretic Methods for Cyber-Physical Security

  • 1st Edition
  • Aris Kanellopoulos, Lijing Zhai + 2 more
  • Aris Kanellopoulos, Lijing Zhai, Filippos Fotiadis + 1 more
  • June 1, 2024
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Control-Theoretic Methods for Cyber-Physical Security presents novel results on security and defense methodologies applied to cyber-physical systems. This book takes a control and game theory perspective, treating autonomous platforms as dynamic systems. It introduces algorithmic frameworks designed to proactively and reactively safeguard these systems against catastrophic failures. The algorithms showcased encompass a wide spectrum of security techniques, from model-free detection mechanisms to unpredictability-based defense strategies, combining both model-based and data-driven approaches.
Control and Game Theoretic Methods for Cyber-Physical Security

Nanotechnology to Monitor, Remedy, and Prevent Pollution

  • 1st Edition
  • Muhammad Bilal, Hafiz M. N. Iqbal + 3 more
  • Muhammad Bilal, Hafiz M. N. Iqbal, Ram K. Gupta + 2 more
  • June 1, 2024
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For decades an increasingly rapid urbanization pace, modern industrial development, and constantly intensive agricultural practices have caused controlled or uncontrolled release of hazardous contaminants that seriously threaten our environment. All natural spheres (atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere) seem to have been exposed to harmful practices and emerging research in nanomaterials is now trying to combat their adverse impact on physical ecosystems and organisms, as well as human health. In this context, pollution remediation at the nanoscale has come to the forefront for its potential to unlock sustainable, highly efficient, and cost-effective technologies, capable to restore in situ or ex situ land, water, and air resources. Nanotechnology to Monitor, Remedy, and Prevent Pollution covers design, fabrication, and extensive applications of engineered nanostructured materials in various shapes and morphologies (such as nanoparticles, wires, tubes, fibres) that, because of their size, surface-to-volume ratio, and high reactivity, function as catalysts and adsorbents of organic pollutants (aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons), gases, chemicals (arsenic, manganese, iron, nitrate, heavy metals), antibiotics, and biological entities (bacteria, viruses, parasites). Their integration with biotechnological processes for monitoring and prevention of pollution is also explored alongside the invisible dangers caused by noise. This is a valuable book for academics, researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students working on environmental engineering for sustainability, environmental sciences, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. 
Nanotechnology to Monitor, Remedy, and Prevent Pollution

Laser Propulsion in Space

  • 1st Edition
  • Claude Phipps
  • Claude Phipps
  • June 1, 2024
  • English
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Laser Propulsion in Space: Fundamentals, Technology, and Future Missions takes readers on a comprehensive journey from a theoretical overview of the fundamentals of laser ablation to a review of current projects involving high-power CW fiber lasers and their ongoing and potential applications. Written by experts in the field, the mathematically sound excursus also features graphics depicting the equations’ results and case studies with worked-out examples, making this book an invaluable reference source for students, researchers, and professional engineers in a number of complementary fields.
Laser Propulsion in Space

Computational Intelligence Techniques for Sustainable Supply Chain Management

  • 1st Edition
  • Sanjoy Kumar Paul + 1 more
  • Sanjoy Kumar Paul and Sandeep Kautish
  • June 1, 2024
  • English
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Computational Intelligence Techniques for Sustainable Supply Chain Management presents state-of-the-art computational intelligence techniques and applications for supply chain sustainability issues and logistic problems, filling the gap between general textbooks on sustainable supply chain management and more specialized literature dealing with methods for computational intelligence techniques. This book focuses on addressing problems in advanced topics in the sustainable supply chain and will appeal to practitioners, managers, researchers, students, and professionals interested in sustainable logistics, procurement, manufacturing, inventory and production management, scheduling, transportation, and supply chain network design.
Computational Intelligence Techniques for Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Biophotonics and Biosensing

  • 1st Edition
  • Andrea Armani, Tatevik Chalyan + 1 more
  • Andrea Armani, Tatevik Chalyan and David Sampson
  • June 1, 2024
  • English
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Biophotonics and Biosensing brings together the knowledge of the basic principles of the field of light–biological tissue interaction, detection methods, data processing techniques, and research, diagnostic, and clinical applications. It is suitable for new entrants to the field, while also highlighting the latest developments for experts. This volume includes perspectives by leading experts from the biophotonics and biosensing, biomedical engineering, and data science communities.The book provides a basic grounding in the key theoretical principles and practical components of biophotonics and biosensing. Working principles of devices used in spectroscopy, microscopy, and optical sensing are presented, along with their application domains. The reader will learn about existing microscopy-based techniques used in biomedical applications for diagnosis and get to know different signal- and image-processing algorithms, including the state of the art in artificial intelligence approaches, as used in biophotonics. Finally, the book describes through concrete examples, including sample preparation and measurement approaches, how the field has developed, thanks to the integration of biophotonics and optical biosensing with advanced signaland image-processing.
Biophotonics and Biosensing