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Air Quality

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Ranjeet S. Sokhi
  • English
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Air Quality: Science, Impacts, and Management provides a thorough treatment of the fundamental science of air quality, its interactions, its impacts on health and the environment and management strategies for reducing air pollution in cities, regionally and globally. It begins with fundamentals of the atmosphere and its relevance for air quality before moving logically to sources and emissions, chemical transformation, dynamics, prediction, observations and analysis methods. The importance of regional air pollution and interactions with climate demonstrate the multiscale nature of air quality. The book concludes by examining the impacts on ecosystems and health, reviewing the strategies to manage air pollution and highlighting real-world challenges and possible solutions to improve air quality in global cities. The chapters, written by Ranjeet Sokhi with the collaboration of international experts in the field, are designed to be read sequentially or independently for focused learning in this complex and interdisciplinary field. Air Quality: Science, Impacts, and Management is an excellent resource for students, researchers and professionals in the field of Air Quality and related sciences.

Earth Observation Applications to Landslide Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Ionut Sandric + 2 more
  • English
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Earth Observation Applications to Landslide Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling: Cutting-edge Approaches with Artificial Intelligence, Aerial and Satellite Imagery focuses on the applications of drone and satellite imagery for mapping landslides. Topics covered include the use of ultra-high aerial imagery, obtained with drones, for mapping and predicting landslide activity (like runoff, volume displacement, exposure to risk, etc.). Subjects related to EO data assimilations into landslide hazard prediction models are also included. The primary aim of this book is to advance the scientific understanding and application of technologies to address a variety of fields related to landslide mapping and monitoring.Because of the intensification of the catastrophic events in the last 20 years, landslide monitoring gained considerable interest from the geoscience community. This book will be beneficial for the postgraduates, PhD research scholars, professors and scientists, geospatial experts, modelers, oceanography scientists and conservation communities, environmental consultants, big data compilers, and computing experts.

Exergy Analysis of Heating and Cooling

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Daniel Favrat + 1 more
  • English
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Exergy Analysis of Heating and Cooling presents a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental theory and design of various complex heating and cooling systems. The book develops a methodology for the reader to analyze the performance of thermodynamic heating and cooling systems, including known and emerging technologies of the future. The formulation of system and subsystem boundaries are discussed to ensure readers can evaluate the whole chain of processes, from primary exergies to useful exergy services. Numerous examples that illustrate how to identify causes for, and solutions to, exergy efficiency are included to increase clarity and understanding for readers.The book's authors evaluate advanced thermodynamic systems by precisely identifying the design and operating parameters which may cause inefficiencies. Users will find this resource to be a great guide that helps solve common problems and mathematical equations for those working and researching in heating and cooling, thermodynamics, and thermal energy engineering systems.

A Biorefinery Approach to Algal Biomass Conversation for Biofuels and Bioproducts

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Kaustubha Mohanty + 1 more
  • English
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A Biorefinery Approach to Algal Biomass Conversation for Biofuels and Bioproducts presents a detailed overview of the processes and products of algal biomass within the concept of the circular economy. With a particular emphasis on biofuels, the book addresses the fundamentals and underlying concepts of biomass conversation processes, the equipment, and their advanced application for algal feedstocks. This includes the principles of biomass conversion processes, a complete profile of the generated biofuels, feed, food, and chemicals, the concept of integrated biorefinery based on micro and microalgae, and sustainability evaluations through technoeconomic analysis and life cycle analysis. Readers are supported by step-by-step guidance on methods and protocols, and decision-making diagrams and flowcharts, and examples of commercial successes. Offering a clear and comprehensive overview of algal biomass conversation to biofuels and related products, this book is an ideal reference for researches and faculty members looking to develop a deeper understanding of algal biofuels and related conversation processes or seeking a consistent and structured approach to the topic.

Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Tommy Lundgren + 2 more
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Second Edition, Three Volume Set covers energy economics in three subdisciplines which, when taken together compose an economic approach to the development and preservation of natural resources and environmental quality. The book focuses on energy-related subjects such as renewable energy, hydropower, nuclear power, and the political economy of energy. Other sections cover land and water use, such as mining, fisheries, agriculture, and forests. Although the three areas are closely related, they are not often presented as an integrated whole.This revised, three-volume set will bridges the gap by unifying these fields into a high-quality, comprehensive and unique overview. It will serve as an invaluable and unique tool to facilitate the first step in diving into a new subject within energy, resource or environmental economics. The chapters are written in a non-technical manner so that users outside of advanced academics or trained economists are also able to grasp the content easily. In addition, all chapters follow a specific template throughout, thus providing a consistent and logical format for the reader.

Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Xiaohong Joe Zhou + 4 more
  • English
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Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences, Second Edition includes 92 self-contained sections, with each section focusing on a single subject. A new section on detailing the advanced pulse sequence techniques covers a variety of basic and advanced image reconstruction methods. The extensive topic coverage and cross-referencing makes this book ideal for beginners learning the building blocks of MRI pulse sequence design, as well as for experienced professionals who are seeking deeper knowledge of a particular technique.This book is among the most important medical imaging techniques available today. Each of these scanners is capable of running many different "pulse sequences." These sequences are governed by physics and engineering principles and implemented by software programs that control the MRI hardware.

Powering through the Transition

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Michael Deighton
  • English
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The energy transition is underway to low carbon, and energy companies need a guide to navigate through the uncertainties while maintaining an agile workforce. Powering through the Transition: Navigating the Energy Sector’s Biggest Change since the Discovery of Oil delivers key principles to achieve performance excellence for energy managers and engineers, utilizing cutting edge tools and techniques around lean, visual management, scrum, agile and margin improvement methods. Practical and user-friendly, the methods introduced are already showing successful tangible results with super major energy companies backed by the author’s 25-year experience. Strong visual graphics through flow charts and graphical abstracts are included as well as smart deployment methods utilizing digital technology and multiskilling of personnel. Rounding out with a glossary of terms and practical examples, Powering through the Transition gives today’s companies a plan to thrive in low carbon energy markets.

Tropical Cyclones and Associated Impacts

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Gabriele Villarini + 2 more
  • English
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Tropical Cyclones and Associated Impacts: A Global Perspective provides a one-stop-shop for readers interested in the impacts of tropical cyclones, capturing the convergence of knowledge across disciplines and fields. Chapters in this book provide a coherent structure that reflects the hazards associated with these storms and their impacts on many spheres of our lives. This book is geared towards readers who have an interest in tropical cyclones, with a broad appeal to difference audiences ranging from academia to federal and state agencies dealing with these storms.Tropical cyclones are among the most destructive natural hazards, and every year they claim numerous fatalities and large economic damages due to storm surge, inland flooding and heavy rainfall, and damaging winds. Many sectors are impacted by these events, including energy, insurance/reinsurance, and public health.

Modelling and Control of Dynamic Spatially Distributed Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Yizhi Wang + 1 more
  • English
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Modelling and Control of Dynamic Spatially Distributed Systems: Pharmaceutical Processes provides a balanced approach to help readers to get started quickly in the field of biochemical pharmaceuticals. From a theoretical perspective, dynamic spatially distributed systems are introduced to address their industrial applications. After identifying problems, the book provides readers with modeling and control system design techniques via a novel fuzzy set (class of objects with a continuum of grades of membership, to describe the grade of the object belonging to this fuzzy set) and intelligent computation methods.From an application perspective, the book provides a thorough understanding of Good Manufacture Practices (GMP) and the importance of identification, modelling, and intelligent control of such systems, reducing the test-and-error cost, and the R&D design time cycle of original drug development.

Advances in Neural Engineering Volume 1

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Ayman S. El-Baz + 1 more
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Neural engineering is an emerging and fast-moving interdisciplinary research area that combines engineering with (a) electronic and photonic technologies, (b) computer science, (c) physics, (d) chemistry, (e) mathematics, and (f) cellular, molecular, cognitive, and behavioral neuroscience. This helps us understand the organizational principles and underlying mechanisms of the biology of neural systems and to further to study the behavioral dynamics and complexity of neural systems in nature. The field of neural engineering deals with many aspects of basic and clinical problems associated with neural dysfunction, including (i) the representation of sensory and motor information, (ii) electrical stimulation of the neuromuscular system to control muscle activation and movement, (iii) the analysis and visualization of complex neural systems at multiscale from the single cell to system levels to understand the underlying mechanisms, (iv) development of novel electronic and photonic devices and techniques for experimental probing, the neural simulation studies, (v) the design and development of human–machine interface systems and artificial vision sensors, and (vi) neural prosthesis to restore and enhance the impaired sensory and motor systems and functions. To highlight this emerging discipline, Dr. Ayman El-Baz and Dr. Jasjit Suri have developed Advances in Neural Engineering, covering the broad spectrum of neural engineering subfields and applications. This Series includes 7 volumes in the following order: Volume 1: Signal Processing Strategies, Volume 2: Brain-Computer Interfaces, Volume 3: Diagnostic Imaging Systems, Volume 4: Brain Pathologies and Disorders, Volume 5: Computing and Data Technologies, Volume 6: Advanced Brain Imaging Techniques and Volume 7: Neural Science Ethics. Volume 1 provides a comprehensive review of dominant feature extraction methods and classification algorithms in the brain-computer interfaces for motor imagery tasks. The authors discuss existing challenges in the domain of motor imagery brain-computer interface and suggest possible research directions.