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Organic Chemist's Desk Reference, Third Edition


Caroline Cooper, Rupert Purchase
August 9, 2017

Launched in 1995 as a companion to the Dictionary of Organic Compounds, the Organic Chemist’s Desk Reference has been essential reading for laboratory chemists who need a succinct guide to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of organic chemistry — the literature, nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy...

Membrane Technologies for Water Treatment: Removal of Toxic Trace Elements with Emphasis on Arsenic, Fluoride and Uranium

Alberto Figoli, Jan Hoinkis, Jochen Bundschuh
May 27, 2018

Focuses on the application of membrane technologies in removing toxic metals\metalloids from water. Particular attention is devoted to the removal of arsenic, uranium, and fluoride. These compounds are all existing in the earth’s crust at levels between two and five thousands micrograms per kg...

Elastomer-Based Composite Materials: Mechanical, Dynamic and Microwave Properties, and Engineering Applications

Nikolay Dishovsky, Mihail Mihaylov
May 24, 2018

Elastomer-Based Composite Materials: Mechanical, Dynamic, and Microwave Properties and Engineering Applications is focused on elastomer-based composite materials comprising different types of reinforcing fillers. The book provides an informative examination of the possibilities for broadening the...

Lipase: An Industrial Enzyme Through Metagenomics

B.K. Konwar, Kalpana Sagar
May 24, 2018

Microbial lipases are industrially important and have gained attention due to their stability, selectivity, and broad substrate specificity. Lipases are used as medicine, and they also aid in indigestion, heartburn, allergy to gluten in wheat products (celiac disease), Crohn’s disease, and cystic...

Green Chemistry for Sustainable Biofuel Production

Veera Gnaneswar Gude
May 24, 2018

Renewable fuel research and process development requires interdisciplinary approaches involving chemists and physicists from both scientific and engineering backgrounds. Here is an important volume that emphasizes green chemistry and green engineering principles for sustainable process development...

Nanomaterials: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Applications

Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, Obey Koshy
May 22, 2018

This new book focuses on recent developments in this field, focusing on nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. The book deals with some recent developments in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterial as well as its incorporation into polymer matrixes. The biological applications of...

Modern Optics and Photonics of Nano- and Microsystems

Yu. N. Kulchin
May 22, 2018

This book cover advances in the study of processes of nonlinear propagation of continuous and pulsed laser radiation in a continuous and micro structured optical media. It details distributed fiber-optical measuring systems, the physical basis of ultra-low laser cooling of atoms, and studies of...

Ecotoxicology: Perspectives on Key Issues

Rachel Ann Hauser-Davis, Thiago Estevam Parente
May 18, 2018

This book presents an integrated discussion on ecotoxicology, containing both general concepts and specific ecotoxicological issues of major biological groups, extending beyond conventional systems. It explores worldwide, regional, and biocompartmentalized topics, bringing forth new points of view...

Innovative Materials and Methods for Water Treatment: Solutions for Arsenic and Chromium Removal

Marek Bryjak, Nalan Kabay, Bernabe L. Rivas, Jochen Bundschuh
May 16, 2018

Due to increasing demand for potable and irrigation water, water suppliers have to use alternative resources. They either have to regenerate wastewater or deal with contaminated surface water. This book brings together the experiences of various experts in preparing of innovative materials that are...

The Need for Critical Thinking and the Scientific Method

Finlay MacRitchie
May 14, 2018

The book exposes many of the misunderstandings about the scientific method and its application to critical thinking. It argues for a better understanding of the scientific method and for nurturing critical thinking in the community. This knowledge helps the reader to analyze issues more objectively...

Iron Nanomaterials for Water and Soil Treatment

Marta I. Litter, Natalia Quici, Martin Meichtry
May 11, 2018

Nanotechnology has a great potential for providing efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable solutions to face the increasing requirements on quality and quantity of fresh water for industrial, agricultural, or human use. Iron nanomaterials, either zerovalent iron (nZVI) or iron...

Extracting Innovations: Mining, Energy, and Technological Change in the Digital Age

Martin J. Clifford, Robert K. Perrons, Saleem H. Ali, Tim A. Grice
May 09, 2018

This book considers the most contemporary innovations propelling the extractive industries forward while also creating new environmental and social challenges. The socio-ecological fabric of innovation in the extractive industries is considered through an integrative approach that brings together...

Laser Spectroscopy and Laser Imaging: An Introduction

Helmut H. Telle, Ángel González Ureña
May 08, 2018

"a very valuable book for graduate students and researchers in the field of Laser Spectroscopy, which I can fully recommend"—Wolfgang Demtröder, Kaiserslautern University of Technology How would it be possible to provide a coherent picture of this field given all the techniques available today? The...