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Process Safety Management and Human Factors

  • 1st Edition
  • November 13, 2020
  • Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi
  • English
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Process Safety Management and Human Factors: A Practitioner's Experiential Approach addresses human factors in process safety management (PSM) from a reflective learning approach. The book is written by engineers and technical specialists who spent the last 15-20 years of their professional career looking at behavioral-based safety, human factor research, and safety culture development in organizations. It is a fundamental resource for operational, technical and safety managers in high-risk industries who need to focus on personal and occupational safety management to prevent safety accidents. Real-life examples illustrate how a good, effective understanding of human factors supports PSM and positive impacts on accident occurrence.

Advances in Catalysis

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 66
  • November 13, 2020
  • Chunshan Song
  • English
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Advances in Catalysis, Volume 66, fills the gap between journal papers and textbooks across the diverse areas of catalysis research. For more than 60 years, this series has dedicated itself to record and present the latest progress in the field of catalysis, providing the scientific community with comprehensive and authoritative reviews. This series is an invaluable and comprehensive resource for chemical engineers and chemists working in the field of catalysis in both academia and industry.

Copper in N-Heterocyclic Chemistry

  • 1st Edition
  • November 13, 2020
  • Ananya Srivastava
  • English
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Copper in N-Heterocyclic Chemistry provides an overview of copper-catalyzed synthesis and functionalization of N-heterocyclic compounds, covering all recent developments in a way that is ideal for researchers and students working in the area of synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. The book explores N-heterocyclic compounds as unique structural units in the development of natural products and pharmaceuticals, along with the remarkable progress made in the area of high atom economic strategies, and more recently, copper-catalyzed C-H activation and its applications in organic synthesis. Readers will find troubleshooting protocols, as well as the advantages and limitations of each method discussed. As copper catalysts show versatile chemical reactivity in many aspects, including their oxidation states 0–3 are accessible and their ability to facilitate bond formations due to their ability to serve as Lewis acids, oxidizing agents and catalysts, this book is an ideal resource on the topics explored.

Power Electronics and Motor Drives

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 13, 2020
  • Bimal K. Bose
  • English
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Power Electronics and Motor Drives: Advances and Trends, Second Edition is the perfect resource to keep the electrical engineer up-to-speed on the latest advancements in technologies, equipment and applications. Carefully structured to include both traditional topics for entry-level and more advanced applications for the experienced engineer, this reference sheds light on the rapidly growing field of power electronic operations. New content covers converters, machine models and new control methods such as fuzzy logic and neural network control. This reference will help engineers further understand recent technologies and gain practical understanding with its inclusion of many industrial applications. Further supported by a glossary per chapter, this book gives engineers and researchers a critical reference to learn from real-world examples and make future decisions on power electronic technology and applications.

Population Dynamics of the Reef Crisis

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 87
  • November 13, 2020
  • Bernhard Riegl
  • English
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Population Dynamics of the Reef Crisis, Volume 87 in the Advances in Marine Biology series, updates on many topics that will appeal to postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries science, ecology, zoology and biological oceanography. Chapters in this new release cover SCTL disease and coral population dynamics in S-Florida, Spatial dynamics of juvenile corals in the Persian/Arabian Gulf, Surprising stability in sea urchin populations following shifts to algal dominance on heavily bleached reefs, Biophysical model of population connectivity in the Persian Gulf, Population dynamics of 20-year decline in clownfish anemones on coral reefs at Eilat, northern Red Sea, and much more.

Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development

  • 1st Edition
  • November 13, 2020
  • Hans Wiesmeth
  • English
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Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development presents the concept of the circular economy with the goal of understanding its present status and how to better implement it, particularly through environmental policies. It first tackles the definition of a circular economy in the context of sustainability and the differences in defining the concept across disciplines, including its fallibilities and practical examples. It then goes on to discuss the implementation of a circular economy, including the increasing variety of technological, mechanical, and chemical procedures to contend with and the need for stakeholder support in addition to improved business models. The second half of the book, therefore, presents tools, approaches, and practical examples of how to shape environmental policy to successfully implement a circular economy. It analyzes deficiencies of current regulations and lays the groundwork for the design of integrated environmental policies for a circular economy. Authored by an expert in environmental economics with decades of experience, Implementing the Circular Economy for Sustainable Development is a timely, practical guide for sustainability researchers and policymakers alike to move more efficiently toward a circular economy and sustainable development.

Unmanned Driving Systems for Smart Trains

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  • November 13, 2020
  • Hui Liu
  • English
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Unmanned Driving Systems for Smart Trains explores the core technologies involved in unmanned driving systems for smart railways and trains, from foundational theory to the latest advances. The volume introduces the key technologies, research results and frontiers of the field. Each chapter includes practical cases to ground theory in practice. Seven chapters cover key aspects of unmanned driving systems for smart trains, including performance evaluation, algorithm-based reasoning and learning strategy, main control parameters, data mining and processing, energy saving optimization and control, and intelligent algorithm simulation platforms. This book will help researchers find solutions in developing better unmanned driving systems.

Mathematical Methods of Analytical Mechanics

  • 1st Edition
  • November 13, 2020
  • Henri Gouin
  • English
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Mathematical Methods of Analytical Mechanics uses tensor geometry and geometry of variation calculation, includes the properties associated with Noether's theorem, and highlights methods of integration, including Jacobi's method, which is deduced. In addition, the book covers the Maupertuis principle that looks at the conservation of energy of material systems and how it leads to quantum mechanics. Finally, the book deduces the various spaces underlying the analytical mechanics which lead to the Poisson algebra and the symplectic geometry.

Biomedical Applications of Microfluidic Devices

  • 1st Edition
  • November 12, 2020
  • Michael R. Hamblin + 1 more
  • English
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Biomedical Applications of Microfluidic Devices introduces the subject of microfluidics and covers the basic principles of design and synthesis of actual microchannels. The book then explores how the devices are coupled to signal read-outs and calibrated, including applications of microfluidics in areas such as tissue engineering, organ-on-a-chip devices, pathogen identification, and drug/gene delivery. This book covers high-impact fields (microarrays, organ-on-a-chip, pathogen detection, cancer research, drug delivery systems, gene delivery, and tissue engineering) and shows how microfluidics is playing a key role in these areas, which are big drivers in biomedical engineering research. This book addresses the fundamental concepts and fabrication methods of microfluidic systems for those who want to start working in the area or who want to learn about the latest advances being made. The subjects covered are also an asset to companies working in this field that need to understand the current state-of-the-art. The book is ideal for courses on microfluidics, biosensors, drug targeting, and BioMEMs, and as a reference for PhD students. The book covers the emerging and most promising areas of biomedical applications of microfluidic devices in a single place and offers a vision of the future.

Solid State Physics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 71
  • November 12, 2020
  • Robert L. Stamps
  • English
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Solid State Physics, Volume 71 provides the latest volume in this long-running series. This latest volume highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters written by an international board of authors.