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Groundwater Science

  • 3rd Edition
  • December 21, 2022
  • Charles R. Fitts
  • English
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Groundwater Science, Third Edition covers physical and chemical aspects of groundwater science, with emphasis on applications in the hydrologic cycle and in water supply, including contamination, mining, and construction issues. This interdisciplinary text weaves important methods and applications from the disciplines of physics, chemistry, mathematics, geology, biology, and environmental science, introducing the mathematical modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport. This fully updated edition includes all new case studies, expanded ancillary materials (including software), and expanded problems. The book is a valuable resource for students and instructors in the geosciences, environmental sciences, and civil engineering with a focus on hydrology and hydrogeology.

Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics

  • 1st Edition
  • December 21, 2022
  • Shang-Ping Xie
  • English
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Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics of Climate Variability and Climate Change presents the patterns, mechanisms, and predictability of climate variability and anthropogenic climate change. Based on a graduate course the author has taught over 25 years, this book provides the physical foundation for those who are interested in fundamental questions such as: why climate varies from one year to another; how predictable climate is; and how climate will change in the face of increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. This is the first comprehensive and systematic treatment of this subject that simultaneously draws on the latest research and is accessible for graduate students. The book takes a step-by-step systematic approach to coupled ocean-atmosphere interactions. This allows a wide range of comparative views: climate modes among and across different tropical ocean basins, ocean feedback on the atmosphere (in and out of the tropics), and spontaneous internal oscillation versus externally forced climate change. Such comparative views offer unprecedented insight into the dynamics of climate variability and predictability. This book can be used as supplementary reading for advanced undergraduate students, as coursework in climate dynamics, modeling, variability, and change, and as a reference book and research monograph for researchers in ocean, atmospheric, climate, and earth system sciences.

Waste Management and Resource Recycling in the Developing World

  • 1st Edition
  • December 8, 2022
  • Pardeep Singh + 4 more
  • English
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Waste Management and Resource Recycling in the Developing World provides a unique perspective on the state of waste management and resource recycling in the developing world, offering practical solutions based on innovative tools and technologies, along with examples and case studies. The book is organized by waste type, including electronic, industrial and biomedical/hazardous, with each section covering advanced techniques, such as remote sensing and GIS, as well as socioeconomic factors, transnational transport and policy implications. Waste managers, environmental scientists, sustainability practitioners, and engineers will find this a valuable resource for addressing the challenges of waste management in the developing world. There is high potential for waste management to produce energy and value-added products. Sustainable waste management based on a circular economy not only improves sanitation, it also provides economic and environmental benefits. In addition to waste minimization, waste-to-economy and waste-to-energy have become integral parts of waste management practices. A proper waste management strategy not only leads to reduction in environmental pollution but also moves toward generating sufficient energy for improving environmental sustainability in coming decades.

Green Energy Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • December 8, 2022
  • Vinod Kumar Singh + 5 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Green Energy Systems: Design, Modelling, Synthesis and Applications provides a comprehensive introduction to the design, modeling, optimization and application of predictable and alternative energy systems. With a strong focus on the fundamentals, the book provides an overview of the energy potential and conversion topology of green energy sources, the design and analysis of off grid solar and wind energy sources, and their application in effective energy management in rural communities. Sections address energy systems from solar, wind, biomass, and hybrid energy sources, and include discussions of power electronic circuit topologies for energy conversion in both off and on grid systems. The second part of the book addresses energy harvesting at different scales, with a particular emphasis on micro energy harvesting for low power electronics like wearable devices. A wide range of applications are also discussed, alongside their challenges and solutions. Finally, case studies are presented on select topics to give readers deeper insights into the real-world applications discussed.

Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors

  • 2nd Edition
  • December 7, 2022
  • Igor Pioro
  • English
  • Hardback
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Handbook of Generation IV Nuclear Reactors, Second Edition is a fully revised and updated comprehensive resource on the latest research and advances in generation IV nuclear reactor concepts. Editor Igor Pioro and his team of expert contributors have updated every chapter to reflect advances in the field since the first edition published in 2016. The book teaches the reader about available technologies, future prospects and the feasibility of each concept presented, equipping them users with a strong skillset which they can apply to their own work and research.

Anti-Aging Pharmacology

  • 1st Edition
  • December 7, 2022
  • Vitaly Koltover
  • English
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*Association of American Publishers (AAP) PROSE Award Finalist in Clinical Medicine, 2024*Anti-Aging Pharmacology provides an overview of current research aimed at the pharmacological modulation of aging, including a discussion of the growing number of novel drug classes with promising anti-aging potential. The aging process is the main risk factor for all chronic diseases affecting the elderly. With lifespans extending across the globe, these chronic diseases are placing a larger burden on individuals and health care systems. Therefore, slowing down the aging rate could be more effective in delaying aging-associated chronic disorders than combating them one by one, which is the conventional approach in a current disease-based pharmacological paradigm.This book contains the work of the world’s leading researchers in the field, including sections on the conceptual and methodological background of anti-aging pharmacology, the basic classes of anti-aging drugs, phytochemicals, outcomes of anti-aging developments and future directions. This book will be of interest to a wide audience, ranging from pharmacologists, medicinal chemists and academic researchers in gerontology, biomedical sciences and those in medical practice.

Laser Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials and Components

  • 1st Edition
  • December 7, 2022
  • Dongdong Gu
  • English
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Laser Additive Manufacturing of Metallic Materials and Components discusses the current state and future development of laser additive manufacturing technologies, detailing material, structure, process and performance. The book explores the fundamental scientific theories and technical principles behind the elements of laser additive manufacturing, touching upon scientific and technological challenges faced by laser additive manufacturing technology. This book is suitable for those who want to further “understand” and “master” laser additive manufacturing technology and will expose readers to innovative industrial applications that meet significant demand from aeronautical and astronautical high-end modern industries for low-cost, short-cycle and net-shape manufacturing of structure-function integrated metallic components. With the increasing use of industrial applications, additive manufacturing processes are deepening, with technology continuing to evolve. As new scientific and technological challenges emerge, there is a need for an interdisciplinary and comprehensive discussion of material preparation and forming, structure design and optimization, laser process and its control, microstructure and performance characterization, and innovative industrial applications, hence this book covers these important aspects.

Fretting Wear and Fretting Fatigue

  • 1st Edition
  • December 7, 2022
  • Tomasz Liskiewicz + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Fretting Wear and Fretting Fatigue: Fundamental Principles and Applications takes a combined mechanics and materials approach, providing readers with a fundamental understanding of fretting phenomena, related modeling and experimentation techniques, methods for mitigation, and robust examples of practical applications across an array of engineering disciplines. Sections cover the underpinning theories of fretting wear and fretting fatigue, delve into experimentation and modeling methods, and cover a broad array of applications of fretting fatigue and fretting wear, looking at its impacts in medical implants, suspension ropes, bearings, heating exchangers, electrical connectors, and more.

Structural Mechanics and Design of Metal Pipes

  • 1st Edition
  • December 7, 2022
  • Spyros A. A. Karamanos
  • English
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Structural Mechanics and Design of Metal Pipes: A systematic approach for onshore and offshore pipelines presents a unified and systematic approach to understanding and analyzing the structural behavior of onshore and offshore metallic pipelines. Following an overview of pipeline engineering and pipe fabrication, the mechanics of elastic rings and cylinders is presented as a prelude to structural performance of metal pipes under various loading conditions, which involve pressure and structural loads. The book also discusses special topics, such as geohazards and strain-based design, large-diameter water pipelines, global buckling and mechanically-lined pipes, and outlines approaches for developing state-of-the-art finite element models. In all topics addressed in this book, the mechanical behavior of pipes is related with specific design methods for onshore and offshore pipelines.

Photoacoustic and Photothermal Spectroscopy

  • 1st Edition
  • December 7, 2022
  • Surya N. Thakur + 2 more
  • English
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Photoacoustic and Photothermal Spectroscopy: Principles and Applications introduces the basic principles, instrumentation and major developments in the many applications of Photoacoustic and Photothermal Spectroscopy over the last three decades. The book explains the processes of sound generation by periodic optical excitation and ultrasonic generation by pulsed laser excitation and describes the workings of photoacoustic cells equipped with microphones and piezoelectric transducers. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) is one of the fastest-growing imaging modalities of recent times. It combines the advantages of ultrasound and optical imaging techniques. These non-invasive and non-destructive techniques offer many benefits to users by enabling spectroscopy of opaque and inhomogeneous materials, (solid, liquid, powder, gel, gases) without any sample preparation, and more.