Biofuel Cells: The Design and Application of Biological Catalysts presents a detailed examination of biofuel cells, from their fundamentals and basic principles through to the latest technological, materials, and bioengineering developments. Chapters 1 and 2 provide a detailed review of the fundamentals and basic principles of microbial and biofuel cells, including the electrochemistry, materials and mechanics, and applications. Chapter 3 provides an in-depth examination of catalyst evolution and chapter 4 explains all aspects of electron transfer in enzymatic biofuel cells. Chapter 5 reviews all types of hybrid biofuel cell, including fabrication and design strategies for thermoelectric and triboelectric energy devices.In chapter 6, advanced manufacture techniques for biofuel cells and bio-devices are explained, including the working principles and methodologies for printing, microfluidics, fiber, microneedle, and others. Finally, chapter 7 explores the diverse applications of biofuel cells and bio-devices, from biosensors and bioelectronics to capacitive biofuel cells. Chapters are supported by computational tools, working manuals for the techniques discussed, and detailed schematics and flowcharts for BCF fabrication.
Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter, Third Edition is the most up-to-date revision of this fundamental reference on the biogeochemistry of marine dissolved organic matter. Since its original publication in June 2002, the science, questions, and priorities have advanced, and the editors of this essential guide have added nine new chapters, including one on the South China Sea. This indispensable manual edited by the most distinguished experts in the field is addressed to graduate students, marine scientists, and all professionals interested in advancing their knowledge of the field.
Manufacturing from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0: Advances and Applications unfolds three main pillars: (i) it investigates the theoretical background of the current industrial practice within the framework of industry 4.0 by presenting its key definitions and backbone technologies, (ii) discusses the methods and state-of-the-art developments employed in the ongoing digital transformation of companies worldwide to promote more resilient, sustainable, and human-centric smart manufacturing and production networks, (iii) and outlines a strategic plan for the transition from industry 4.0 to industry 5.0.Authored by an international group of expert scientists, this volume consists of 12 chapters which investigate the most recent research in the field and provide actionable material to benefit audiences in both academia and industry.
Circular Economy and Manufacturing presents a roadmap of optimized, flexible, efficient, effective, and competitive green production strategies for the manufacturing industry and its multiple stakeholders. The volume is meant to be an excellent springboard for further discussion and research into new frameworks of best practices in view of achieving more socially responsible and sustainable organizations in a not-so-distant future.Circular economy can serve as a key building block for the sustainability targets of manufacturing companies. Although the term itself has long been established, we see that proper implementation of a circular economy model across entire manufacturing value chains is still lacking and remains a challenge for companies. However, there are clearly visible and good examples of circular economy standards which have already been applied and are generating value among multiple layers.
Geoethics for the Future: Facing Global Challenges offers the latest points of view on highly topical issues in geosciences, including climate change, sustainable development, and energy transition, enabling readers to acquire multifaceted knowledge of topics of global relevance and highlighting the importance of the issues affecting geosciences in the 21st Century. The book outlines how geoethical considerations are integral in providing new insights and analyses for improving the theoretical structure of geoethics and its practical applications, with an aim to create conditions for sharing perspectives on the best ways for implementing scientific action to face global anthropogenic changes.
Advanced Geospatial and Ground Based Techniques in Forest Monitoring provides insights into advanced geospatial technology in the field of forestry. The book provides both traditional and special techniques for monitoring the forest, including biophysical and biochemical parameters, retrieval, species identification, mapping, and classification. In addition, it covers the latest technologies using SAR data, hyperspectral data, and the integration of datasets for the enhanced accuracy of the results and its outcome. This book will benefit the academic and research communities with the latest research ideas and problem-solving skills in forestry and land management.
Markets and Conflict: Economics of War and Peace explores the causes, impacts, and linkages of contemporary geopolitics, markets, and conflict along with their economic impacts on all stakeholders. It compiles the most current research and insights about market behaviours during conflicts of different types and severity, detailing how markets actually respond and what readers can do to implement a proactive early-response strategy. Today’s international “order” is one characterized by instability and pervasive danger. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, escalating tension over the status of Taiwan, frozen and active civil wars across dozens of countries, and continued turmoil in the Middle East, including in Syria, Yemen, and Israel, are only some examples of ongoing or potential conflicts. Major and minor armed conflicts flare up or threaten to do so on a continual basis. Market responses to this instability are often irrational and shortsighted. Fear induces volatility in markets, based on panicked efforts to protect individual interests. Markets and Conflict: Economics of War and Peace presents a comprehensive understanding of conflict and market dynamics to enable market participants to make informed judgments. Additionally, it provides lessons related to macro-level dynamics useful to governments and policy analysts.
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Practical Aspects of Electroorganic Synthesis presents an educational insight into the practical aspects of electrosynthesis methods by providing a variety of examples and techniques. With the advancement of chemical science and its undeniable role in life, there is a growing need for the employment of green and eco-friendly methods and environmentally acceptable processes to minimize the negative consequences of chemical technologies. These needs and concepts are referred to as “green chemistry” and “sustainable technology”. Electrosynthesis techniques are an example of one of the notable achievements of the interdisciplinary co-operation that assists in minimizing these consequences.This book comprises three fundamental sections: direct, indirect, and paired electrolysis. As a result, this logically separates the key information needed to conduct electrochemistry into digestible and rational parts. Direct electrolysis discusses anodic oxidation, cathodic reduction, mechanistic studies (cyclic voltammetry), and how to set up electrochemical experiments. Indirect electrolysis proceeds to explore catalysts and additives in more depth to take on modern electrochemical methods. Finally, this book explores the burgeoning new field of paired electrolysis, in which the ultimate green-synthesis applications are possible, with no wasted electrons and very few by-products.Practical Aspects of Electroorganic Synthesis offers researchers a modern and authoritative resource that brings complete and up-to-date practical concepts of electrosynthesis methods and guides the audience on how to carry out a large number of experimental techniques.
Proactive Human–Robot Collaboration Toward Human-Centric Smart Manufacturing is driven by an appreciation of manufacturing scenarios where human and robotic agents can understand each other’s actions and conduct mutual-cognitive, predictable, and self-organizing teamwork. Modern factories’ smart manufacturing transformation and the evolution of relationships between humans and robots in manufacturing tasks set the scene for a discussion on the technical fundamentals of state-of-the-art proactive human–robot collaboration; these are further elaborated into the three main steps (i.e., mutual-cognitive and empathic coworking; predictable spatio-temporal collaboration; self-organizing multiagent teamwork) to achieve an advanced form of symbiotic HRC with high-level, dynamic-reasoning teamwork skills. The authors then present a deployment roadmap and several case studies, providing step-by-step guidance for real-world application of these ground-breaking methods which crucially contribute to the maturing of human-centric, sustainable, and resilient production systems. The volume proves to be an invaluable resource that supports understanding and learning for users ranging from upper undergraduate/graduate students and academic researchers to engineering professionals in a variety of industry contexts.
Surface Modification of Nanocellulose: Strategy, Methods, and Applications establishes the basic framework of nanocellulose. This book systemically summarizes the strategy and protocols of surface modifications on nanocellulose and comprehensively analyzes the relationship between surface modifications and their functional applications.Surface Modification of Nanocellulose provides a one stop reference for researchers engaged in biopolymer research with a commitment to the development of highly-valued functional polymers, nanomaterials and green chemistry.