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Pollution Control in Textile Industry

S.C. Bhatia, Sarvesh Devraj
October 19, 2017

Textile processing industry is characterised not only by the large volume of water required for various unit operations, but also by the variety of chemicals used for various processes. There is a long sequence of wet processing stages requiring input of water, chemical and energy and generating...

Ecological Sustainability: Understanding Complex Issues

Robert B. Northrop, Anne N. Connor
October 12, 2017

Complex systems is a new field of science studying how parts of a system give rise to the collective behaviors of the system, and how the system interacts with its environment. This book examines the complex systems involved in environmental sustainability, and examines the technologies involved to...

Green Aviation: Reduction of Environmental Impact Through Aircraft Technology and Alternative Fuels

Emily S. Nelson, D.R. Reddy
September 07, 2017

Aircraft emissions currently account for ~3.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions. The number of passenger miles has increased by 5% annually despite 9/11, two wars and gloomy economic conditions. Since aircraft have no viable alternative to the internal combustion engine, improvements in aircraft...

Tubular String Characterization in High Temperature High Pressure Oil and Gas Wells

Jiuping Xu, Zezhong Wu
August 30, 2017

High temperature, high oil pressure, oil and gas well completion testing have always been a technical challenge and basic theoretical research is one of the key factors needed to ensure a successful completion test. The completion test basic theory includes: a stress analysis of the completion...

Waste-to-Energy Technologies and Global Applications

Efstratios N. Kalogirou
August 10, 2017

Through Waste-to-Energy (WtE) technology, plants use waste as a renewable fuel to co-produce electricity, heating, and cooling for urban utilization. This professional book presents the latest developments in WtE technologies and their global applications. The first part of the book covers thermal...

Carbon-Neutral Architectural Design, Second Edition

Pablo M. La Roche
July 18, 2017

The energy used to operate buildings is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. While it is possible to reduce emissions through  climate-responsive design, many architects are not trained to do this. Filling an urgent need for a design reference in this emerging field...

Advances in Friedel-Crafts Acylation Reactions: Catalytic and Green Processes

Giovanni Sartori, Raimondo Maggi
June 14, 2017

Used in the production of a wide number of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals, the Friedel-Crafts acylation reaction represents a synthetic process of great interest to organic chemists of academia and industry. Nearly 40 years since the last major treatise on the topic and reflecting the growing...

Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World

Jianping Liu, Shaoqiang Chen, Tao Liu
June 06, 2017

Smart Energy: From Fire Making to the Post-Carbon World first traces the history of mankind's discovery and use of energy. It then reviews contemporary issues such as global warming, environmental deterioration, depletion of carbon energy sources, and energy disputes. Next, it evaluates technical...

Safety and Reliability. Theory and Applications

Marko Cepin, Radim Bris
May 25, 2017

Safety and Reliability – Theory and Applications contains the contributions presented at the 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017, Portorož, Slovenia, June 18-22, 2017). The book covers a wide range of topics, including:• Accident and Incident modelling• Economic Analysis in...

The Physical Chemistry of Materials: Energy and Environmental Applications

Rolando Roque-Malherbe
May 24, 2017

In recent years, the area dealing with the physical chemistry of materials has become an emerging discipline in materials science that emphasizes the study of materials for chemical, sustainable energy, and pollution abatement applications. Written by an active researcher in this field, Physical...

Green Energy: Sustainable Electricity Supply with Low Environmental Impact

Eric Jeffs
May 22, 2017

Green Energy: Sustainable Electricity Supply with Low Environmental Impact defines the future of the world’s electricity supply system, exploring the key issues associated with global warming, and which energy systems are best suited to reducing it. Electricity generation is a concentrated...

Fundamentals of Sustainability in Civil Engineering

Andrew Braham
April 11, 2017

This book will provide a foundation to understand the development of sustainability in civil engineering, and tools to address the three pillars of sustainability: economics, environment, and society. It will also include case studies in the four major areas of civil engineering: environmental,...