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Sample Handling and Trace Analysis of Pollutants

  • 2nd Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Damia Barcelo + 1 more
  • English
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Sample Handling and Trace Analysis of Pollutants: Innovations to Determine Organic Contaminants, Second Edition reviews the latest technologies and challenges in trace analysis of environmental pollutants, from selecting the right approach to tips for performing analytic procedures and measuring and reporting results. Written by internationally renowned experts in environmental analysis from 5 continents and edited by leaders in the field, this completely updated and revised volume presents the latest techniques developed over the past 10 years, such as high-resolution mass spectrometry, biosensors and imaging techniques. Important tools for problem-solving in the determination of environmental pollutants are also discussed.Chapters cover emerging pollutants in the environment, such as nanomaterials, microplastics, metabolites and/or transformation products and antimicrobial resistances. Specific sections describe field sampling techniques and sample preparation in environmental matrices: air, water, soil, sediment and biota, focus on passive samplers, cover the determination of these environmental contaminants based on analytical techniques, such as the use of gas chromatography and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry, immunoassays, and biosensors as well as advanced analytical methods such as imaging techniques.

Biomaterials for Precision Cancer Medicine

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Saeid Kargozar + 1 more
  • English
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Biomaterials for Precision Cancer Medicine bridges the gap between materials science and medicine, providing insights into novel biomaterial-based treatments for cancer. The book describes the various smart biomaterial-based treatments available, reviewing how they can be designed to target specific tumor types, adapt to changes in the cell microenvironment and offer smart, personalized therapy for different cancer variants, especially those which are drug-resistant. The book provides a materials-focused look at precision cancer medicine, and is thus useful to materials scientists, biomedical engineers, and biomedical scientists – including cancer and genetic specialists – with an interest in alternative cancer therapies.

Characterization, Properties and Methods of Spent Nuclear Fuel

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Anders Sjöland
  • English
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Characterization, Properties and Methods of Spent Nuclear Fuel is a comprehensive reference focused on the backend of the nuclear fuel cycle. It is paramount that researchers and engineers involved with spent fuel have a deep understanding of the specific fuel they are handling for both safety and economic reasons, and this book presents various opportunities to optimize both nuclear facilities and processes. It starts with a summary of the topic before presenting a broad and deep analysis of the methods available, including transport, storage, disposal, reprocessing, and accidents.Fuel characterization is then presented alongside various methods, measurements, codes and calculations which the reader can follow and apply to their own research or setting. With a focus on decision making and safety, this book will benefit all readers involved in spent nuclear fuel and will equip them with a clear understanding of the safest and most economical approaches which best suit their specific setting.

Cooling Towers and Chilled Water Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Ricardo de Freitas Fernandes Pontes
  • English
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Cooling Towers and Chilled Water Systems: Design, Operation, and Economic Analysis is a guide to the design and operation of cooling systems within high temperature settings. The book presents various strategies to increase the turndown of cooling towers and chilled water systems and provides a toolkit for engineers to determine the use of variable frequency drivers. A guide to equipment selection for optimal design during the detailed engineering phase is provided, ensuring the reader is able to comply with the project specification within budget. Sections discuss various systems, circuits and processes for cooling tower and chiller systems before detailing design principles.Operational and control strategies are then discussed before a thorough analysis of economic factors, making this book idea for professional engineers, graduate students and researchers working in high-temperature settings, such as power generation or chemical plants.

Managed Pressure Drilling Fundamentals, Methods and Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Eric van Oort
  • English
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Managed Pressure Drilling Fundamentals, Methods and Applications, First Edition provides the basic infrastructure and extended support necessary for drilling engineers to apply managed pressure drilling to their operations. Enhanced with multiple new chapters and contributions from both academic and corporate authors, this reference provides engineers with the basic processes and equipment behind MPD. Other sections explain the latest technology and real-world case studies, such as how to optimize the managed pressure drilling system, how to choose the best well candidate for MPD, and how to lower costs for land-based operations. Packed with a glossary, list of standards, and a well classification system, this book is a flagship reference for drilling engineers on how to understand basics and advances in this fast-paced area of oil and gas technology.

Encyclopedia of Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Mohammad Reza Rahimpour
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment, Four Volume Set comprehensively covers all renewable energy resources, including wind, solar, hydro, biomass, geothermal energy, and nuclear power, to name a few. In addition to covering the breadth of renewable energy resources at a fundamental level, this encyclopedia delves into the utilization and ideal applications of each resource and assesses them from environmental, economic, and policy standpoints. This book will serve as an ideal introduction to any renewable energy source for students, while also allowing them to learn about a topic in more depth and explore related topics, all in a single resource.Instructors, researchers, and industry professionals will also benefit from this comprehensive reference.

Advances in Cancer Biomarkers Research

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Anand Narayan Singh + 2 more
  • English
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Advances in Cancer Biomarkers Research provides a thorough and detailed description of cancer biomarkers for diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutics in several cancer types. The book presents a compendium of topics related to current advanced research, along with fundamental knowledge that will help readers fully comprehend the field of cancer biomarkers. Topics discussed include such the role of genetic mechanisms, epigenetics, DNA and microRNA in different cancers, signaling pathways and exosomes. In addition, the book discusses biomarker research applied to several cancer types, such as head and neck, urological, lung, bone tumors, hematological and neurological malignancies and breast cancers.This will be a valuable resource for cancer researchers, oncologists, graduate students and members of the biomedical field who are interested in the potential of biomarkers in cancer research and treatment.

Severe Accidents in Sodium Fast Reactors

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Frédéric Bertrand + 3 more
  • English
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Severe accidents in Sodium Fast Reactors: Safety Study Approach, Prevention and Mitigation by Design is a unique presentation of research work from the Sodium Fast Reactor Severe Accident team at CEA. Focusing on in-core and out-core severe accident phenomena, this book analyzes severe accident scenarios and mitigation, related calculations and tools, and key outcomes from important experimental programs. The book describes the state-of-the-art on severe accident research which will help to inform and direct further pre-conceptual Generation IV SFRs. Lessons learned from the pre-conceptual phase of the French ASTRID project are highlighted alongside different approaches to demonstrate robustness.To support the demonstration of concepts explored, a special section dedicated to calculation tools and their validation offers readers a unique set of tools to guide and inform their own research work. Readers will gain a deep understanding of methodologies to illustrate approaches as well as an overview of safety approaches from key countries based on the editor’s rich international collaboration.

Thermochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Manuel Garcia-Perez + 2 more
  • English
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Thermochemical Conversion of Lignocellulosic Materials: Theory, Design, and Applications for the Future proposes a generalized methodology for the design and study of thermochemical conversion reactors independent of the feedstock used and the technology analyzed. Sections cover essential theory, including biomass thermochemical conversion, biomass supply chains, and thermochemical reactors. The book then examines other important aspects of the thermochemical conversion reaction, presenting modeling and analysis options. Finally, it investigates potential uses and applications for these techniques. Including clear objectives and practical exercises to cement understanding, this book will equip students and researchers with the skills to design and model selective reactors.

Advances in Sustainable Humidification-Dehumidification Thermal Desalination Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • October 1, 2024
  • Majid Amidpour + 2 more
  • English
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Advances in Sustainable Humidification-Dehumidification Thermal Desalination Systems presents the newest developments in humidification-dehumidification (HDH) systems and their applications for reducing energy usage in thermal desalination.This book is split into three parts, firstly outlining the principles, analysis, and optimization of HDH technology, its impact across the economy and environment, and the multi-stage approach for maximizing energy efficiency. This is followed by practical guides on implementing sustainable HDH systems within a variety of scenarios, from hybrid systems to refrigeration. Finally, the book provides a complete case study on materials and materials selection for the ideal HDH system across a wide range of applications.Showing how the major advances in this technology impact the energy requirements of fresh-water production, this book takes a reader from fundamental principles to sustainable real-world applications of HDH thermal desalination systems.