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Ecohydrology of Kerala

  • 1st Edition
  • Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent, Tim C. Jennerjahn + 2 more
  • Salom Gnana Thanga Vincent, Tim C. Jennerjahn, Soman Kunjupillai + 1 more
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Ecohydrology of Kerala: River Catchments and Coastal Backwaters presents 20 years of research to provide suggestions for sustainable management solutions for issues surrounding the urbanization of the rivers of Kerala. This helps identify major issues and develop management strategies. Themes explored include biogeochemistry of rivers/estuarine systems, productivity and trophic status, biology: fauna and flora, biodiversity, threats and conservation, invasive species and impact on riverine ecology, landscape/land use/land cover change in the catchment, socioeconomic status of catchment population, economic and livelihood activities along the river courses/estuaries (river and estuarine tourism, sand extraction, fisheries), pollution monitoring and assessment, impacts of climate change, and more. This book can be used as a tool in the holistic management of resources, and to devise proper mitigation measures. The content of the book is a model for other tropical regions and countries with rapidly developing economies and populations
Ecohydrology of Kerala

Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management

  • 1st Edition
  • Jili Tao, Zhang Ridong + 1 more
  • Jili Tao, Zhang Ridong and Ma Longhua
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management presents the state-of-the-art in hybrid electric vehicle system modeling and management. With a focus on learning-based energy management strategies, the book provides detailed methods, mathematical models, and strategies designed to optimize the energy management of the energy supply module of a hybrid vehicle. It first addresses the underlying problems in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) modeling and then introduces several artificial intelligence-based energy management strategies of HEV systems, including those based on fuzzy control with driving pattern recognition, multi objective optimization, fuzzy Q-learning, and Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient (DDPG) algorithms.To help readers apply these management strategies, the book also introduces State of Charge and State of Health prediction methods and real time driving pattern recognition. For each application, the detailed experimental process, program code, experimental results, and algorithm performance evaluation are provided.
Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management

Advanced Transport Biofuels

  • 1st Edition
  • Cheng Tung Chong + 1 more
  • Cheng Tung Chong and Jo-Han Ng
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Advanced Transport Biofuels: Production, Economics, and Sustainability provides a comprehensive review of the latest advances in the production, economics, and sustainability of advanced transport biofuels globally. Drawing upon the latest developments in academia and industry, this book reviews biofuel production technologies, their properties, economics, and sustainability aspects. The technical considerations in the combustion of biofuels are discussed alongside the latest lab-scale and industrial-level combustion properties testing using biofuels. Finally, this book looks at life cycle assessments conducted to address the sustainability issues associated with biofuel production. This book is an invaluable review of the current state of the biofuel industry, including policies, technologies, economic, and sustainability issues related to biofuel applications that will be of interest to graduate students and researchers involved in the development and implementation of alternative fuels in the transportation industry. Additionally, it will be of interest to professional engineers and policymakers in the automotive and transportation sectors who are engaged in the application of alternative fuels.
Advanced Transport Biofuels

The Danube River

  • 1st Edition
  • Jürg Bloesch, Bernd Cyffka + 3 more
  • Jürg Bloesch, Bernd Cyffka, Thomas Haine + 2 more
  • September 1, 2024
  • English
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Danube River and Western Black Sea Coast: Complex Transboundary Management is a brand-new volume in the Elsevier “Ecohydrology from Catchment to Coast Series”. It focuses on the second largest river in Europe, and the most transboundary river basin encompassing 19 countries. The chapters focus on the changes to the area in the past decade and a way forward. Made up of three  parts, the book starts with an overview of what to expect and what the content covers, it goes on to cover The Danube River and its recipient, the Black Sea including sediment balance, water quality, hydromorphology and aquatic biodiversity. Section two covers the key pressures and implementation of transboundary water management such as aquatic resources, invasive species, climate change and stakeholder participation. Section three assess visions for a sustainable future in the Danube River Basin with a look to applicable sustainability, ecosystem and human interaction and improving biodiversity through floodplains. The book concludes with a summary and outlook.  
The Danube River

Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy

  • 1st Edition
  • September 1, 2024
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Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy: Technology Solutions to Unlock Africa’s Sustainable Future explores the potential of African countries to transition towards a net-zero economy. It highlights sustainable development challenges and opportunities Africa faces and provides insights on technological pathways toward this goal. The book emphasizes the importance of harnessing renewable energy resources, promoting green innovation, and building resilient infrastructure for a sustainable future. It calls for strong policy frameworks and international collaboration to support African countries in their transition. It envisions a future where Africa leads the way in sustainable development, setting an example for the rest of the world. The book outlines seven scenarios supporting Africa's technological paths to a net-zero economy: leapfrogging, hybridization, adaptation, decentralization, sustainable development, promotion, and finance. These scenarios aim to adopt innovative technologies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Investing in education and capacity-building programs is crucial for African countries to effectively implement sustainable energy solutions, so the book also highlights the role of education and awareness in fostering a culture of sustainability among African communities and empowering them to actively participate in climate action initiatives. Furthermore, it discusses how international collaboration can expedite Africa's transition towards a net-zero economy by facilitating knowledge transfer, funding, and access to advanced technologies. The book's comprehensive analysis of technological solutions specific to Africa's context makes it suitable for a variety of audiences, including courses exploring the intersection of technology, policy, and environmental challenges in the region. Its in-depth case studies and real-world examples illustrate the practical implementation of sustainable development strategies in Africa, making it a valuable resource for students, researchers, and professionals looking to understand the complexities and nuances of addressing environmental challenges in this geographical context.
Technological Pathways for Africa's Net-Zero Economy

Nanoclay-Based Sustainable Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • Vinod V. T. Padil
  • Vinod V. T. Padil
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Nanoclay-based Sustainable Materials: Functional Properties, Characterization, and Multifaceted Applications provides a detailed overview of the preparation, processing, and application of earth-abundant nanoclay fillers. The book encompasses the critical applications of nanoclays, comprising emerging themes such as environmental bioremediation, energy harvesting and storage, bio-sensing (both medical and ecological), catalysis, antimicrobial, and biomedical applications, such as drug delivery, tissue engineering and wound healing, nanomedicine, and much more.This book is an important reference source for all those who are working in the research and development sector and need to learn more about nanoclay-based materials for sustainable development.
Nanoclay-Based Sustainable Materials

Renewable and Clean Energy Systems Based on Advanced Nanomaterials

  • 1st Edition
  • Sahar Zinatloo-Ajabshir + 1 more
  • Sahar Zinatloo-Ajabshir and Ardashir Mohammadzadeh
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Renewable and Clean Energy Systems Based on Advanced Nanomaterials: Basis, Preparation and Applications describes the fundamental aspects of a diverse range of nanomaterials used in the fields of renewable and clean energy. Various methods of preparing several different nanomaterials for green energy systems, such as advanced nanomaterials for solar cells, mixed metal oxide-based nanomaterials for hydrogen storage, and active nanomaterials for Li ion batteries are presented along with their advantages and disadvantages as well as their applications. Chapters also discuss novel methods of power analysis, frequency regulation methods, practical applications of solar panels, economic efficiency of solar energy, solar physics, and much more, providing readers with a valuable resource on the basic science, preparation methods, and practical applications of advanced nanomaterials for green energy systems.
Renewable and Clean Energy Systems Based on Advanced Nanomaterials

Renewable Energy Finance

  • 2nd Edition
  • Santosh Raikar + 1 more
  • Santosh Raikar and Seabron Adamson
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Renewable Energy Finance: Theory and Practice, Second Edition integrates the special characteristics of renewable energy with key elements of project finance. Through a mixture of fundamental analysis and real-life examples, readers learn how renewable energy project finance deals mix finance, public policy, legal, engineering and environmental issues. This book investigates the economics of large-scale green power production and incentive mechanisms and how they fit into the global energy industries. It also examines how distributed energy resources such as residential solar and batteries can be financed at the scale needed to play a significant role in the future energy mix.The authors examine how renewable energy projects get financed and built using modern non-recourse project finance structures. It also highlights recent innovations such as Green Bonds and Sustainability Linked Loans that have emerged in the context of ESG investments. The scope of the book is global, and it illustrates how renewable energy project finance has evolved in various places (such as the tax-equity structures used in the United States, due to the corporate tax incentives used there) to cope with local regulatory and policy environments.
Renewable Energy Finance

Fluid Inclusion Studies

  • 1st Edition
  • Guoxiang Chi + 1 more
  • Guoxiang Chi and Matthew Steele-Mcinnis
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Fluid Inclusion Studies: Principle, Problems, and Practice aims to help readers overcome these problems by analyzing challenges and pitfalls and providing a practical guide for conducting their studies. Fluid inclusion study is a powerful tool in the field of the Earth science, especially in the study of mineral and oil and gas deposits. Fluid inclusions are samples of paleo-fluids entrapped in minerals and can provide indispensable information about the compositions of the fluids, and the temperature and pressure conditions of the host mineral formation.The principles are well established and generally easy to understand, however many scientists underestimate the complexities of the subject and make some common mistakes in data collection and interpretation.
Fluid Inclusion Studies

Handbook of Power Electronics in Autonomous and Electric Vehicles

  • 1st Edition
  • Muhammad H. Rashid
  • Muhammad H. Rashid
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Handbook of Power Electronics in Autonomous and Electric Vehicles provides advanced knowledge on autonomous systems, electric propulsion in electric vehicles, radars and sensors for autonomous systems, and relevant aspects of energy storage and battery charging. The work is designed to provide clear technical presentation with a focus on commercial viability. It supports any and all aspects of a project requiring specialist design, analysis, installation, commissioning and maintenance services. With this book in hand, engineers will be able to execute design, analysis and evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and commercial requirements, policies, and product and program requirements.
Handbook of Power Electronics in Autonomous and Electric Vehicles