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Quantum Boundaries of Life

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 82
  • November 18, 2020
  • Roman R. Poznanski + 1 more
  • English
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Quantum Boundaries of Life, Volume 82 in the Advances in Quantum Chemistry series, presents current topics in this rapidly developing field that have emerged at the cross section of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. Topics covered include Quantum Considerations of Neural Memory, Functional Neural Electron Transport, Plasmon-polariton mechanism of the saltatory conduction in myelinated axons, Quantum Field Theory Formulation of Brain Dynamics: Nonequilibrium, Multi Field Theory Formulation of Brain Dynamics, Quantum Protein Folding, Classical-Quantum Interplay in Living Neural Tissue Function, Quantum Effects in Life Dynamics, Quantum transport and utilization of free energy in protein α-helices, and much more. The book’s message is simple. Mystics prefer to put consciousness in the cosmos to avoid Darwinism. If the seat of consciousness is found to evolve within all animals, then we have a Darwinian understanding not only of the origin of life and species according to natural selection but also concerning consciousness and, in particular, life being quantum Darwinian.

Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere

  • 2nd Edition
  • Volume 1
  • November 18, 2020
  • Maarten H.P. Ambaum
  • English
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Thermal Physics of the Atmosphere, Second Edition offers a concise and thorough introduction on how basic thermodynamics naturally leads to advanced topics in atmospheric physics. Chapters cover the basics of thermodynamics and its applications in atmospheric science and describe major applications, specifically more specialized areas of atmospheric physics, including vertical structure and stability, cloud formation and radiative processes. The book is fully revised, featuring informative sections on radiative transfer, thermodynamic cycles, the historical context to potential temperature concept, vertical thermodynamic coordinates, dewpoint temperature, the Penman equation, and entropy of moist air. This book is a necessary guide for students (graduate, advanced undergraduate, master’s level) of atmospheric science, meteorology, climate science and researchers in these fields. Members of the Royal Meteorological Society are eligible for a 35% discount on all Developments in Weather and Climate Science series titles. See the RMetS member dashboard for the discount code.

Urban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates

  • 1st Edition
  • November 17, 2020
  • Ansar Khan + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Urban Heat Island Modeling for Tropical Climates takes into account the different urban physics in tropical environments, presenting a way of UHI scaling for tropical cities. Topics include measuring, modeling and proper mitigation strategies, which account for the surface energy balance of tropics. Tropical cities are more susceptible to the effects of projected global warming because of conditions in tropical climates and the rapid growth of so many cities in this zone. The need for research on measuring, modeling and mitigation of UHI effects in tropical cities is of growing importance. This book walks through the basics of Urban Heat Islands, including causes, measurement and analysis then expands upon issues as well as the novel techniques that can be used to address issues specific to the region.

Bioremediation, Nutrients, and Other Valuable Product Recovery

  • 1st Edition
  • November 17, 2020
  • Lakhveer Singh + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Bioremediation and Nutrients and Other Valuable Products Recovery: Using Bio-electrochemical Systems reviews key applications in transforming fuel waste substrates into simple low impact and easily assimilative compounds that are environmentally non-labile and tolerant. The book emphasizes waste treatment and nutrient removal and recovery from a diverse array of waste substrates, utilizing Bioelectrochemical Systems (BES) approaches. Throughout, the work emphasizes the utilization of electrode and/or electrolyte components in building self-sustaining fuel cell systems that target the removal of both conventional and emerging pollutants, along with the production of energy. Bioremediation strategies with potential scale-up options for wastewater treatment, metal removal and soil remediation drug derivates and emerging contaminants are discussed with particular emphasis. Chapters explore applications for these varied pollutants, together with prospects in waste minimization, nutrient recycling, water purification and bioremediation of natural resources.

Delivering Low-Carbon Biofuels with Bioproduct Recovery

  • 1st Edition
  • November 17, 2020
  • Lakhveer Singh + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Delivering Low-Carbon Biofuels with Bioproduct Recovery: An Integrated Approach to Commercializing Bioelectrochemical Systems explores current pathways to produce both the bioenergy from bioelectroactive fuel cells (BEFC) and their valuable byproducts using bioelectrochemical systems (BES) approaches. The book focuses on key methods, current designs and established variants of biofuels processing approaches, also including case studies. Chapters review crucial aspects of bioreactor design methodologies, operating principles, bioreactor susceptibility and systems constraints. The book supports vulnerability and hotspot detection through simulation and modeling approaches. Concluding chapters establish drivers for realizable scale-up and commercialization of bioelectrochemical systems.

Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science

  • 1st Edition
  • November 17, 2020
  • Inamuddin + 2 more
  • English
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Green Sustainable Process for Chemical and Environmental Engineering and Science: Analytical Techniques for Environmental and Industrial Analysis offers an in-depth overview of analytical tools used in the analysis of environmental and industrial samples. The basic related to the qualitative and quantitative analysis and challenges responsible for analytical methods of analysis are discussed in detail. It also summarizes the spectroscopic tools to study the environmental and industrial samples. It reviews all-types of green analytical tools and methods used for the analysis of soil and sediment, wastewater, toxic organic and inorganic analytes, and biological samples. The analytical methods for the analytes of industrial importance like pharmaceutical industries, food industries, metal, water, and cement industries are discussed. This book provides an overview of the environmental and industrial analysis using green analytical chemistry tools and methodologies usable in environmental, analytical, engineering, pharmaceutical, and industrial sectors.

2D/3D Boundary Element Programming in Petroleum Engineering and Geomechanics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 70
  • November 17, 2020
  • Nobuo Morita
  • English
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2D/3D Boundary Element Programming in Petroleum Engineering and Geomechanics, Volume 72, is designed to make it easy for researchers, engineers and students to begin writing boundary element programs. This reference covers the fundamentals, theoretical developments, programming and applications. Both fluid flow through porous media and structural problems are used for coding exercises. Included computer programs may be used as starting codes; after modifications, they can be applied to real world problems. The book covers topics around mesh generation, 3D boundary element coding, and interface coding for controlling mesh generation, and plotting results.

Stability of Discrete Non-conservative Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • November 16, 2020
  • Jean Lerbet + 3 more
  • English
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Stability of Discrete Non-conservative Systems first exposes the general concepts and results concerning stability issues. It then presents an approach of stability that is different from Lyapunov which leads to the second order work criterion. Thanks to the new concept of Kinematic Structural Stability, a complete equivalence between two approaches of stability is obtained for a divergent type of stability. Extensions to flutter instability, to continuous systems, and to the dual questions concerning the measure of non-conservativeness provides a full, fresh look at these fundamental questions. A special chapter is devoted to applications for granular systems.

Variable Generation, Flexible Demand

  • 1st Edition
  • November 15, 2020
  • Fereidoon Sioshansi
  • English
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Variable Generation, Flexible Demand looks at a future in which power system researchers, operators and analysts need to predict variable renewable generation and schedule demand to match it. Contributors survey the significant expansion in the role of flexible demand in balancing supply and demand in conjunction with flexible generation in ‘peaking plants’ and energy storage as the proportion of variable renewable generation rises in many systems across the world. Supported with case studies, the book examines practical ways that demand flexibility can play a constructive role as more systems move towards higher levels of renewable generation in their electricity mix.

Digital Health

  • 1st Edition
  • November 14, 2020
  • Shabbir Syed-Abdul + 2 more
  • English
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Digital Health: Mobile and Wearable Devices for Participatory Health Applications is a key reference for engineering and clinical professionals considering the development or implementation of mobile and wearable solutions in the healthcare domain. The book presents a comprehensive overview of devices and appropriateness for the respective applications. It also explores the ethical, privacy, and cybersecurity aspects inherent in networked and mobile technologies. It offers expert perspectives on various approaches to the implementation and integration of these devices and applications across all areas of healthcare. The book is designed with a multidisciplinary audience in mind; from software developers and biomedical engineers who are designing these devices to clinical professionals working with patients and engineers on device testing, human factors design, and user engagement/compliance.