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Recent Progress in Medical Miniature Robots

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Li Zhang + 2 more
  • English
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Recent Progress in Medical Miniature Robots: From Bench to Bedside serves as a specialized and dedicated reference on tethered miniature robots and their related collective behaviors. The book presents the latest achievements in the research of miniature robotics and introduces a variety of miniature robots on the milli-/micro/nano-scale, with tethered/untethered and individual/swarm designs, describing the various types and analyzing the underlying principles per class. Clinicians, academicians, healthcare professionals, researchers, students, engineers, and scientists working in the field of medical miniature robots and related biomedical applications will benefit from the knowledge presented in this book.Robotic technology helps the medical field realize new surgical procedures and medical treatments that were previously unachievable. Innovative technologies like medical robotics will continue to improve the performance of minimally invasive interventions, allowing more accessible surgical treatments. With the advancement of robotic technologies across the scales, novel robotic-assisted surgical procedures and therapeutic interventions are revolutionizing medical diagnosis and treatment solutions, which enable and enhance visualization, accessibility, and accuracy for surgeons to carry out minimally invasive interventions that benefit medical doctors and patients worldwide.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Mahsa Ghajarzadeh + 2 more
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Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Stepwise Approach for Medical and Biomedical Researchers presents a step-by-step approach to develop systematic reviews and meta-analysis for biomedical and medical research. Systematic reviews are the highest quality evidence in medical research, providing an answer to a specific question, and they can be developed in the form of comprehensive literature search, critical appraisal, and synthesis of the evidence. Systematic reviews and meta-analysis are key elements of evidence-based medicine by summarizing the results of previous studies with the use of specific and reliable methods.Initially, systematic review and meta-analysis were exclusive to clinical trials, however systematic reviews of observational and diagnostic studies have expanded, making it essential for members of the field to master those techniques. This practical reference is a valuable resource for biostaticians, researchers, students, and members of medical and biomedical fields who need to understand more about systematic reviews and meta-analysis in their research work.

The Sustainable Power Grid

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Brian D’ Andrade
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The Sustainable Power Grid: Challenges, Applications and Case Studies provides a detailed breakdown of the different challenges faced with power grid modernization and presents a range of practical approaches to tackle these. With a strong focus on case studies and applications, the book offers extensive case study content to illustrate real-world concepts. Beginning with an overview on the evolution of the traditional power system, chapters then discuss key issues surrounding extreme weather, power quality, and power converters. The book also outlines a quantitative risk-based framework for asset health assessment of overhead lines, alongside engineering and environmental considerations.Concluding with a deep-dive into energy storage, topics consist of energy storage system protection, condition monitoring, and emerging technologies. Completely practical in nature, this is an essential resource for engineers in the electrical power industry, and offers students and researchers applied content in the latest power grid technologies.

Metal Sulfide Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Peter R. Makgwane + 1 more
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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.

The Role of Blockchain in Disaster Management

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Ayan Kumar Das + 3 more
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The Role of Blockchain in Disaster Management explores the architecture and implementation of existing blockchain-based IoT frameworks for the detection and prevention of disasters, along with the management of relative supply chains to protect against mismanagement of essential materials. The distributed nature of Blockchain helps to protect data from internal or external attacks, especially in disaster areas or times of crisis when database systems become overloaded and vulnerable to unauthorized access, manipulation, and disruption of critical services. This book can be used as a reference by graduate students, researchers, professors, and professionals in computer science, software design, and disaster management.

Development in Waste Water Treatment Research and Processes

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Maulin P. Shah
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Applied Technologies for Clean Up of Environmental Contaminants covers the features of remediation and biocontrol technology, a multidisciplinary field combining environmental and industrial microbiology with biotechnology to improve environmental management. Studying the advanced microbial processes involved in geomicrobiology, aeromicrobiology, microbial loop and nutrient availability, as well as microbial energetics in the contaminated environment with an emphasis on innovative methodologies, the book provides readers with a better understanding of basic microbiology, allowing them to comprehend the mechanism and behavior of various biochemical processes that are used in bioremediation and biocontrol technologies.Including coverage of key subjects such as management of waste, energy generation, restoration processes, water treatment processes, co-metabolism, and nutrient recycling as well as emerging advances in environmental microbial biotechnology, green nanotechnology, metagenomic and proteomic strategies, DNA microarray, and biosensor-based technologies, this book provides potential implications for environmental management.

The 50th Anniversary Issue of Fish Physiology

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  • Volume 40B
  • November 1, 2024
  • Colin Brauner + 3 more
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Fish Physiology, Volume 40B recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The editors of the series have produced a total of 47 books (several volumes have two books) that contain almost 500 chapters since the inaugural volume published in 1969. Initial volumes were devoted to understanding the basic mechanisms and principles of fish physiology, with a focus on a few model species and some application to natural environmental conditions. Then, as the field better understood mechanisms, the approach was broadened to not only delve deeper into system physiology (e.g., chapters in early volumes were expanded to become books), but also interspecific differences in physiology.Finally, as interspecific physiological mechanisms were further resolved, it became possible to discuss physiology in light of a changing world. Thus, physiology can now inform on conservation, sustainability and management, as exemplified with the most recent volumes. This anniversary issue celebrates the series by highlighting some of the very important early work in the field that was published in the series.

Polymer Nanocomposites

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  • November 1, 2024
  • API Popoola + 3 more
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Polymer Nanocomposites: Interface Engineering of Carbon Nanotubes, Advanced Properties and Recent Applications presents detailed information on various approaches for the interface engineering of CNTs and their resultant properties when incorporated in the polymer matrix. The book covers the fundamentals, as well as up-to-date techniques for predicting the properties of surface engineering. Core shell structures are also covered, along with the functionalization and modification of CNTs and their relationships with the polymer matrix in tailoring engineering properties. The book also discusses the influence of surface treatments on various resultant properties and applications.This book will be a valuable reference resource showcasing the current state-of-the-art on interface engineering of CNTs for production of industrial components.

Vertebrate Ichnology

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Spencer G Lucas + 2 more
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Vertebrate Ichnology: The Fossil Record of Prehistoric Behavior is a complete review and analysis of vertebrate trace fossils, including how vertebrate trace fossils inform our understanding of major evolutionary events. It covers all aspects of the vertebrate trace fossil record including tetrapod footprints, fish traces and other trails, burrows, nests and more. Each record is reviewed by prominent experts with extensive illustrations and can be used as a tool to solve problems of vertebrate biochronology and biogeography. Megabiases in the record are identified, and trace fossils applied to analysis and the understanding of major events in the evolutionary history of vertebrates.This is a useful daily reference for paleontologists and geologists; and teaching professors or other researchers working in trace fossils and related fields, including university and graduate students.

Advanced Technologies in Wastewater Treatment

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  • November 1, 2024
  • Angelo Basile + 3 more
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Advanced Technologies in Wastewater Treatment: Wastewater Treatment in the Leather Industry provides a state-of-the-art overview of conventional and emerging technologies for the treatment of wastewater originating from the leather industry. The book pays special attention to the efficiency of these technologies as well as on environmental control strategies. It focuses specifically on wastewater management and recovery of primary resources in the leather industry providing the latest developments in this field as well as applications of conventional and emerging technologies.The book is an indispensable resource for (post) PhD students, researchers at universities and research centers, as well as for professors in chemical engineering and chemistry at technical universities