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Rare Earth Elements in Ultramafic and Mafic Rocks and their Minerals: Minor and Accessory Minerals

Felix P. Lesnov
April 16, 2017

This book presents an extensive overview of literature published globally in the last decades on REE distribution in minor and accessory minerals from various types of ultramafic, mafic, and other plutonic rocks. It is a continuation of the author’s work published in 2010: Rare Earth Elements in...

Organic Compounds in Natural Waters: Analysis and Determination

T Roy Crompton
April 16, 2017

The potential health hazards that might arise from the presence of organic substances in water are a matter of increasing concern to the water industry, environmentalists and the general public alike. This comprehensive reference draws together and systematises the vast body of information...

Organic Compounds in Soils, Sediments & Sludges: Analysis and Determination

T Roy Crompton
April 16, 2017

The increasing awareness of the effects of pollutants in the eco-system and on the development of suitable methods of analysis has stimulated a lot of research recently. This volume comprehensively discusses the range of methods available for the analysis and determination of organic compounds in...

High-Resolution XAS/XES: Analyzing Electronic Structures of Catalysts

Jacinto Sa
April 13, 2017

Photon-in-photon-out core level spectroscopy is an emerging approach to characterize the electronic structure of catalysts and enzymes, and it is either installed or planned for intense synchrotron beam lines and X-ray free electron lasers. This type of spectroscopy requires high-energy resolution...

The Genus Syzygium: Syzygium cumini and Other Underutilized Species

K. N. Nair
April 11, 2017

Syzygium is a well-known source of the globally traded clove as well as the widely cultivated jambolan, water apple, rose apple, wax apple, mountain apple, and several other underutilized species. These plants have multiple uses as edible fruits, medicine, spice, food colorants, and flavorings. The...

Biosensors: An Introductory Textbook

Jagriti Narang, C.S. Pundir
April 11, 2017

Nanotechnology is a budding field and has a pivotal role in sensing. Nanomaterials exist in various forms such as nanoparticles, nanoclusters, nanobelts, and nanospheres. These nanomaterials act as sensing interfaces and immobilization surfaces for various biomolecules such as enzymes, DNA, and...

Finn's Thermal Physics, Third Edition

Andrew Rex
April 07, 2017

This fully updated and expanded new edition continues to provide the most readable, concise, and easy-to-follow introduction to thermal physics. While maintaining the style of the original work, the book now covers statistical mechanics and incorporates worked examples systematically throughout the...

Characterization of Nanocomposites: Technology and Industrial Applications

Frank Abdi, Mohit Garg
April 03, 2017

These days, advanced multiscale hybrid materials are being produced in the industry, studied by universities, and used in several applications. Unlike for macromaterials, it is difficult to obtain the physical, mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of nanomaterials because of the scale....

The Chemical Century: Molecular Manipulation and Its Impact on the 20th Century

Richard J. Sundberg
April 03, 2017

This fascinating new volume provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the chemical aspects of some of the major innovations and changes that occurred during the 20th century, relating chemical structures and properties to real-life applications. Developed for a course taught by the author...

Plasma Discharge in Liquid: Water Treatment and Applications

Yong Yang, Young I. Cho, Alexander Fridman
March 31, 2017

Plasma methods that effectively combine ultraviolet radiation, active chemicals, and high electric fields offer an alternative to conventional water treatment methods. However, knowledge of the electric breakdown of liquids has not kept pace with this increasing interest, mostly due to the...

Graphene-Based Materials: Science and Technology

Subbiah Alwarappan, Ashok Kumar
March 31, 2017

Continuously studied since its discovery, graphene offers truly unique opportunities, because unlike most semiconductor systems, its 2D electronic states are not buried deep under the surface and it can be easily accessed directly by tunneling or by other local probes. An in-depth analysis of...

Handbook for Critical Cleaning: Cleaning Agents and Systems, Second Edition

Barbara Kanegsberg, Edward Kanegsberg
March 31, 2017

Cleaning Agents and Systems is the first volume in the Handbook for Critical Cleaning, Second Edition. Should you clean your product during manufacturing? If so, when and how? Cleaning is essential for proper performance, optimal quality, and increased sales. Inadequate cleaning of product...

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