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Surface Modifications of Nanocellulose

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Ning Lin + 1 more
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Surface Modifications of Nanocellulose: Strategies, 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. It 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.

Proactive Human-Robot Collaboration Toward Human-Centric Smart Manufacturing

  • 1st Edition
  • May 15, 2024
  • Shufei Li + 2 more
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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.

Advances in Natural Gas: Formation, Processing, and Applications. Volume 8: Natural Gas Process Modelling and Simulation

  • 1st Edition
  • May 10, 2024
  • Mohammad Reza Rahimpour + 2 more
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Advances in Natural Gas: Formation, Processing, and Applications is a comprehensive eight-volume set of books that discusses in detail the theoretical basics and practical methods of various aspects of natural gas from exploration and extraction, to synthesizing, processing and purifying, producing valuable chemicals and energy. The volumes introduce transportation and storage challenges as well as hydrates formation, extraction, and prevention. Volume 8 titled Natural Gas Process Modelling and Simulation discusses various aspects of natural gas related processes from modelling and simulation point of view. This includes modelling of natural gas sweetening, dehydration and other impurities removal processes and apparatus as well as simulation of processes and apparatus dealt with producing chemicals and energy from natural gas. The book introduces modelling and simulation of natural gas hydrate related processes and covers modelling basics, numerical approaches and optimization techniques, which provides a deeper understanding of the subject.

Application of Artificial Intelligence in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Energy Management

  • 1st Edition
  • May 3, 2024
  • Jili Tao + 2 more
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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, this book provides detailed methods, mathematical models, and strategies designed to optimize the energy management of the energy supply module of a hybrid vehicle.This book 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, multiobjective optimization, fuzzy Q-learning and Deep Deterministic Policy Gradient (DDPG) algorithms. To help readers apply these management strategies, this 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 is a valuable reference for anyone involved in the modeling and management of hybrid electric vehicles, and will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, and professionals working on HEVs in the fields of energy, electrical, and automotive engineering.

Mid-Latitude Slope Deposits (Cover Beds)

  • 2nd Edition
  • April 24, 2024
  • Arno Kleber + 1 more
  • English
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Mid-Latitude Slope Deposits (Cover Beds), Second Edition focuses on widespread deposits and discusses their properties, genesis and age in subdued mountains of Central Europe, where to date most research on the matter has been conducted. The ecological consequences of such slope deposits on soils, slope water dynamics, and slope failures are addressed. Finally, transfer of the cover-bed concept to other mid-latitude regions is attempted for the reconstruction of landscape evolution. This unique compilation, covering several decades of a facies-oriented approach to slope-deposit research delivers deep insights into the wide field of research on cover beds and encourages researchers all over the world. This is a valuable resource for students, academics and researchers in geomorphology, quaternary sciences, pedology, hydrology, and sedimentology.

Markets and Conflict

  • 1st Edition
  • April 8, 2024
  • William R. Patterson + 1 more
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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.

Environmental Metagenomics, Water Quality and Suggested Remediation Measures of Polluted Waters: A Combined Approach

  • 1st Edition
  • March 26, 2024
  • Inderjeet Tyagi + 2 more
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Environmental Metagenomics, Water Quality and Suggested Remediation Measures of Polluted Waters: A Combined Approach is a reference handbook for scientists, engineers and early-career researchers seeking guidance in the areas of water quality and remediation studies. The comprehensive book, which includes case studies and applications from a range of contributors in the field, offers an essential resource in the science of water quality assessment.

Managing Urban Logistics

  • 1st Edition
  • March 21, 2024
  • Rosario Macario + 1 more
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Managing Urban Logistics provides new insights based on the most recent research, theories, and developments in technological and ICT solutions, contemporary corporate trends, the re-evaluation of the role of authorities, and much more. The book shows how to manage these complex urban logistics issues using a long term, systemic perspective where urban freight distribution is an integral part of the entire urban mobility system. It examines the convergence points between mass and customized deliveries, thus modeling the decision processes, trade-offs and tolerances behind these processes to enable a more fluid sharing of urban space.Users will find an approach that tackles these issues from an empirical viewpoint that is based on analysis from a wide set of cases in urban environments around the world. A fresh and unique multidisciplinary approach that is based on solid theoretical background and a pragmatic management standpoint makes this book a must have for those involved in urban logistics.

Green Imprinted Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • March 19, 2024
  • Rüstem Keçili + 1 more
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Green Imprinted Materials: From Design to Environmental and Food Applications provides a comprehensive overview of green aspects to MIPs. With a strong focus on food and environment, this book provides insights into the state-of-the-art and practice of green chemistry and its approaches to imprinting. Methodologies for the preparation of these materials, as well as their potential in developing sustainable separation and sensing processes in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry are critically discussed throughout the book. Future perspectives of green imprinting technology is also evaluated.This book is a valuable resource for researchers and graduate students in molecular imprinting science and technology and those interested in green chemistry and all those who wish to broaden their knowledge in the allied field.

Emerging Biofuels

  • 1st Edition
  • March 15, 2024
  • Sonil Nanda + 2 more
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Emerging Biofuels: Stationary and Mobile Applications presents a comprehensive assessment of supply chains and conversion pathways of the promising biofuels in the 21st century. Highlighting the potential of emerging biofuels, the book covers the latest breakthroughs and process intensification strategies for the development of near to mid-term commercialization. Chapters provide readers with an overview of emerging biofuels, key advantages, and major drivers for the biofuel industry. The majority of the book is dedicated to assessing each emerging biofuel, including renewable diesel, bio-CNG, 3rd generation lignocellulosic ethanol, fisher-tropsch biofuels, biohydrogen, microalgal biodiesel, bio jet fuel, hythane, methanol, and bio-oil, dimethyl ether, and more. The final chapters of the book examine techno-economic viability, sustainability, and the lifecycle of selected biofuel through detailed case studies while also analyzing international policy frameworks for biofuels. This book is a valuable reference for students, researchers and industry engineers involved in biofuels production, but will also be of interest to multidisciplinary teams working across Renewable Energy, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science and Sustainability Science.