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Renewable and Clean Energy Systems Based on Advanced Nanomaterials

  • 1st Edition
  • August 1, 2024
  • Sahar Zinatloo-Ajabshir + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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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, disadvantages, and 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.This is a valuable resource on the basic science, preparation methods, and practical applications of advanced nanomaterials for green energy systems.

Mechanism Design, Behavioral Science and Artificial Intelligence in International Relations

  • 1st Edition
  • August 1, 2024
  • Tshilidzi Marwala
  • English
  • Paperback
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Recent advances in AI and Mechanism Design provide a vital tool for solving collective action problems, common in international relations. By using AI to optimize mechanisms for cooperation and coordination, we can better address issues such as climate change, trade, and security. Mechanism Design, Behavioral Science and Artificial Intelligence in International Relations shows readers how the intersection of Mechanism Design and Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing the way we approach international relations. By using AI to optimize mechanisms, we can design better institutions, policies, and agreements that are more effective and efficient. Dr. Tshilidzi Marwala, United Nations University Rector and UN Under-Secretary General, presents the essential technologies used in Game Theory, Mechanism Design and AI and applies these to significant global issues such as interstate conflict, cybersecurity, and energy. International relations are a complex field, with many different actors and interests in play. By incorporating AI into our analysis and decision-making processes, we can better understand and predict the behavior of multiple actors and design mechanisms that take these behaviors into account, thereby producing more desirable and creative interdisciplinary approaches. The book presents real-world applications of these rapidly evolving technologies in crucial research fields such as Interstate Conflict, International Trade, Climate Change, Water management, Energy, cybersecurity, and global finance.

Geoethics for the Future

  • 1st Edition
  • July 19, 2024
  • Silvia Peppoloni + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Geoethics for the Future: Facing Global Challenges offers a set of points of view on highly topical issues in geosciences and beyond, including societal relevance of geosciences, georesources, sustainable development, geoeducation, georisks, data, as well as philosophical, legal, political, scientific considerations about anthropogenic global changes and the Anthropocene, enabling readers to acquire multifaceted knowledge on topics of global relevance in the 21st Century. This book explores topics vital to our historical moment and the future of human societies, through the analyzes by scholars with different disciplinary backgrounds, emphasizing the need for new cultural and scientific frameworks to address global issues. It aims to foster multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches for problem-solving, by integrating diverse knowledge and visions to effectively tackle urgent global challenges.Serving as a significant milestone in geoethics, this book provides academics, researchers and students with insights into the ethical and societal dimensions of various challenges arising from human impact on the Earth system.

Handbook of Digital Currency

  • 2nd Edition
  • July 15, 2024
  • David Lee Kuo Chuen
  • English
  • Paperback
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Handbook of Digital Currency: Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial Instruments, and Big Data, Second Edition offers readers new ways to learn about subjects outside their specialties and provides authoritative background and tools for those whose primary source of information is journal articles. Encompassing currencies, payment methods, and computer communication protocols, digital currencies are growing in use and importance. The book's comprehensive view of the field covers history, technical, IT, finance, economics, legal, tax, and the regulatory environment. For those coming from different backgrounds with different questions in mind, this new edition is an essential starting point.

Biogeochemistry of Marine Dissolved Organic Matter

  • 3rd Edition
  • July 12, 2024
  • Dennis A. Hansell + 1 more
  • English
  • Hardback
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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.

Biofuel Cells

  • 1st Edition
  • July 1, 2024
  • Shaojun Dong
  • English
  • Paperback
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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.

Manufacturing from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0

  • 1st Edition
  • June 26, 2024
  • Dimitris Mourtzis
  • English
  • Paperback
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Manufacturing from Industry 4.0 to Industry 5.0: Advances and Applications unfolds establishing 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) it 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; and (iii) it outlines a strategic plan for the transition from industry 4.0 to industry 5.0.Written by an international group of expert scientists, this volume offers an overview of the most recent research in the field and provides actionable insights to benefit audiences in both academia and industry.

Circular Economy and Manufacturing

  • 1st Edition
  • June 19, 2024
  • Carolina Machado + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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  • eBook
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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. However, there are clearly visible and good examples of circular economy standards which have already been applied and are generating value among multiple layers. Circular Economy and Manufacturing presents these and more, providing a roadmap of optimized, flexible, efficient, effective, and competitive green production strategies for the manufacturing industry and its multiple stakeholders.The volume proves 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.

Air Conditioning with Natural Energy

  • 1st Edition
  • June 5, 2024
  • Xianting Li + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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  • eBook
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 1 3 5 0 7 - 1
Air Conditioning with Natural Energy: Applications, Case Studies, and Energy Savings Potential is a comprehensive examination of the principles, theory, applications, and energy saving performance of newly developed technologies for air conditioning using natural energy. Based on the latest research and real-world case studies from North America, Europe, and China, the book provides an engineering perspective on the design and application of air conditioning from multiple climates. Each case study presented analyzes the carbon emission reduction potential, energy saving potential, and the operational performance of the technologies.Specific chapters examine the range of air conditioning technologies that use natural energy. This includes enhanced treatment technologies for outdoor air such as earth-to-air heat exchanger, fresh air pre-handling system using shallow geothermal energy, as well as newly developed technologies such as pipe-embedded wall, nocturnal cooling wall, and pipe-embedded window systems. With particular focus on applications in China, Part II provides real world case studies from multiple climatic zones, demonstrating the practical application and implementation of these technologies.

Practical Aspects of Electroorganic Synthesis

  • 1st Edition
  • June 4, 2024
  • Davood Nematollahi + 3 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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  • eBook
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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.