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Smart Home Technologies and Services for Geriatric Rehabilitation

  • 1st Edition
  • October 18, 2021
  • Mohamed-Amine Choukou + 1 more
  • English
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Smart Home Technologies and Services for Geriatric Rehabilitation provides a toolbox for healthcare stakeholders involved in decision-making for the design, development and implementation of smart home solutions. The book provides an in-depth look at the field of smart homes with readers from both research and practice in mind. It addresses the roles and contributions of smart home technologies and services in supporting geriatric rehabilitation and discusses the challenges of current practice and future innovation, especially with wireless technology and 5G advancements. This reference offers advice on how to implement solutions in the home, and how to framework the modalities of modifying and measuring responses to rehabilitation interventions in geriatric populations. Acceptability, usability and adherence are all considered. Content coverage includes how to navigate policies, regulations, standards and how to build business models. The book's editorial team is multidisciplinary, multisectoral, and from very different regions of the world, thus ensuring a comprehensive scope and global approach.

Landslide Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

  • 2nd Edition
  • October 17, 2021
  • John F. Shroder + 2 more
  • English
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Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters Second Edition makes a broad but detailed examination of major aspects of mass movements and their consequences, and provides knowledge to form the basis for more complete and accurate monitoring, prediction, preparedness and reduction of the impacts of landslides on society. The frequency and intensity of landslide hazards and disasters has consistently increased over the past century, and this trend will continue as society increasingly utilises steep landscapes. Landslides and related phenomena can be triggered by other hazard and disaster processes – such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and wildfires – and they can also cause other hazards and disasters, making them a complex multi-disciplinary challenge. This new edition of Landslide Hazards, Risks and Disasters is updated and includes new chapters, covering additional topics including rockfalls, landslide interactions and impacts and geomorphic perspectives. Knowledge, understanding and the ability to model landslide processes are becoming increasingly important challenges for society extends its occupation of increasingly hilly and mountainous terrain, making this book a key resource for educators, researchers and disaster managers in geophysics, geology and environmental science.

Biofuels and Bioenergy

  • 1st Edition
  • October 17, 2021
  • Baskar Gurunathan + 2 more
  • English
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Biofuels and Bioenergy: Opportunities and Challenges is the first of two volumes that address the technological developments and challenges in the production of a broad range of biofuels and bioenergy products from renewable feedstock. The book emphasizes the opportunities and challenges involved in various processes including fermentation, transesterification, microbial fuels cells, liquefaction, gasification, and pyrolysis. These are also considered from a biorefinery perspective and discuss all common biomass feedstocks. In addition, the book presents new research on microalgae from waste water treatment, large scale production of microalgae, microbial biooil production, biogas production, computational tools for manipulation of metabolic pathway for enhanced biogas production, production of biofuel from genetically modified microalgal biomass, techno-economic analysis, environmental impact and life cycle analysis. Biofuels and Bioenergy is an ideal reference on the latest research for researchers and students working in the area of biofuels and renewable energy.

Radiative Heat Transfer

  • 4th Edition
  • October 16, 2021
  • Michael F. Modest + 1 more
  • English
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Radiative Heat Transfer, Fourth Edition is a fully updated, revised and practical reference on the basic physics and computational tools scientists and researchers use to solve problems in the broad field of radiative heat transfer. This book is acknowledged as the core reference in the field, providing models, methodologies and calculations essential to solving research problems. It is applicable to a variety of industries, including nuclear, solar and combustion energy, aerospace, chemical and materials processing, as well as environmental, biomedical and nanotechnology fields. Contemporary examples and problems surrounding sustainable energy, materials and process engineering are an essential addition to this edition.

Machining and Tribology

  • 1st Edition
  • October 16, 2021
  • Alokesh Pramanik
  • English
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Machining and Tribology provides insight into both the role of tribology in machining and the effects of various machining processes on tribology, exploring topics such as machining mechanisms, coolant technology, tool wear, and more. Covering the latest research, the book starts by looking at the tribological aspects of turning, milling, and drilling processes. From there, it explores the effects of different coolants such as flood, minimum quantity lubrication, and cryogenics on machining forces, tool wear, friction, chip formation, and surface generation during various machining processes. Tribological considerations of machined components follow, and the volume concludes with chapters covering simulation scenarios for predicting machining forces, tool wear, surface generation, and chip formation.

Development in Wastewater Treatment Research and Processes

  • 1st Edition
  • October 16, 2021
  • Maulin P. Shah + 2 more
  • English
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Development in Waste Water Treatment Research and Processes: Innovative Microbe-Based Applications for Removal of Chemicals and Metals in Wastewater Treatment Plants focuses on the exploitation of various biological treatment technologies and their use to treat toxic and hazardous contaminants present in industrial effluent and restore the contaminated sites, a topic which lacks discussion in existing titles on the global market. This book encompasses advanced technologies and updated information as well as future directions for young researchers and scientists who are working in the field of wastewater treatment or effluent treatment plants and biodegradation of environmental contaminants for environmental safety and sustainable development.

Membrane Separation Processes

  • 1st Edition
  • October 15, 2021
  • Ahmad Fauzi Ismail + 1 more
  • English
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Membrane Separation Processes: Theories, Problems, and Solutions provides graduate and senior undergraduate students and membrane researchers in academia and industry with the fundamental knowledge on the topic by explaining the underlying theory that is indispensable for solving problems that occur in membrane separation processes. All major membrane processes are discussed, and an economic analysis is provided. Separation processes such as RO, UF, MF, RO, PRO and MD are thoroughly discussed. During the last two decades, the scope of the R&D of membrane separation processes has been significantly broadened. Other sections in the book cover membrane contactor and membrane adsorption. In addition, hybrid systems in which two or more membrane systems are combined are now being investigated for large-scale applications.

Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (TADF-OLEDs)

  • 1st Edition
  • October 15, 2021
  • Lian Duan
  • English
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Thermally Activated Delayed Fluorescence Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (TADF-OLEDs) comprehensively introduces the history of TADF, along with a review of fundamental concepts. Then, TADF emitters with different colors, such as blue, green, red and NIR as well as white OLEDs are discussed in detail. Other sections cover exciplex-type TADF materials, emerging application of TADF emitters as a host in OLEDs, and applications of TADF materials in organic lasers and biosensing.

Introduction to Machine Olfaction Devices

  • 1st Edition
  • October 14, 2021
  • Najib Altawell
  • English
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Introduction to Machine Olfaction Devices discusses the various aspects of a MOD device, from historical approaches to state-of-the-art technologies. This book also covers the mechanism in dealing and detecting gases, odor, and aroma. Problems and solutions relevant to present day design have been outlined as well as a step-by-step guide to Machine Olfaction Device (MOD) design. Sensors and gas systems, along with polymers and certain manufacturing processes, have been discussed, together with other relevant materials for the MOD process and functions including comparison and validations, data processing, data analysis, MOD new design, micro systems, and monitoring systems. Aimed at developing a novel and improved MOD with more efficient on-board data processing capability for monitoring applications, this book will help you to design an MOD with a faster stabilizing base line; a quicker sample result display; an ability to use ambient air; a low power consumption; and the ability to deal with different varieties of organic/inorganic samples. With a focus on the most important and relevant aspects of designing MODs which currently require a solution, topics covered include MOD and market issues, cost, technical issues, and MOD applications. With a huge range of potential applications, this book will be of special interest to those working (or studying) in this field at every level, from Biomedical, Energy, or Electrical Engineers, to Computer or Food Scientists. Introduction to Machine Olfaction Devices discusses the various aspects of a MOD device, from historical approaches to state-of-the-art technologies. This book also covers the mechanism in dealing and detecting gases, odor, and aroma. Problems and solutions relevant to present day design have been outlined as well as a step-by-step guide to Machine Olfaction Device (MOD) design. Sensors and gas systems, along with polymers and certain manufacturing processes, have been discussed, together with other relevant materials for the MOD process and functions including comparison and validations, data processing, data analysis, MOD new design, micro systems, and monitoring systems. Aimed at developing a novel and improved MOD with more efficient on-board data processing capability for monitoring applications, this book will help you to design an MOD with a faster stabilizing base line; a quicker sample result display; an ability to use ambient air; a low power consumption; and the ability to deal with different varieties of organic/inorganic samples. With a focus on the most important and relevant aspects of designing MODs which currently require a solution, topics covered include MOD and market issues, cost, technical issues, and MOD applications. With a huge range of potential applications, this book will be of special interest to those working (or studying) in this field at every level, from Biomedical, Energy, or Electrical Engineers, to Computer or Food Scientists.

Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Ecosystems (SPICE)

  • 1st Edition
  • October 13, 2021
  • Tim C. Jennerjahn + 3 more
  • English
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Science for the Protection of Indonesian Coastal Ecosystems (SPICE) provides key information on all aspects related to the management of coastal ecosystems. This includes the coastal management involved, the ecology of this area, and the relationship between humans and the environment found here. The book presents guidelines defined by scientific experts, allowing for proper application of science products into ecosystem management. The bio-geo-physical importance of coastal ecosystems of Indonesia makes this a book of global importance and interest.