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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...

Introduction to Biofuels

David M. Mousdale
June 14, 2017

What role will biofuels play in the scientific portfolio that might bring energy independence and security, revitalize rural infrastructures, and wean us off of our addiction to oil? The shifting energy landscape of the 21st century, with its increased demand for renewable energy technology, poses...

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...

Handbook of Solid-State Lighting and LEDs

Zhe Chuan Feng
June 02, 2017

This handbook addresses the development of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly solid-state light sources, in particular semiconductor light emitting diodes (LEDs) and other solid-state lighting devices. It reflects the vast growth of this field and impacts in diverse industries, from...

Fundamentals of Practical Environmentalism

Mark B. Weldon
May 31, 2017

Environmental decisions present themselves every day in forms large and small. Should I walk to work today? What about global warming—should I write my congressperson and demand that the government do something? Should I put solar panels on my roof? Should I get a different car or turn up the...

PEM Fuel Cell Failure Mode Analysis

Haijiang Wang, Hui Li, Xiao-Zi Yuan
May 31, 2017

PEM Fuel Cell Failure Mode Analysis presents a systematic analysis of PEM fuel cell durability and failure modes. It provides readers with a fundamental understanding of insufficient fuel cell durability, identification of failure modes and failure mechanisms of PEM fuel cells, fuel cell component...

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...

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction

Cameron La Follette, Chris Maser
May 23, 2017

Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction is a much-needed guide that addresses the exciting and significant paradigm shift to the Rights of Nature, as it is occurring both in the United States and internationally in the fields of environmental law and environmental sustainability....

Wind Turbine Technology

A. R. Jha, Ph.D.
May 22, 2017

Highlighting the capabilities, limitations, and benefits of wind power, Wind Turbine Technology gives you a complete introduction and overview of wind turbine technology and wind farm design and development. It identifies the critical components of a wind turbine, describes the functional...

The Science of Renewable Energy

Frank R. Spellman, Revonna M. Bieber
May 22, 2017

As time goes forward, the availability of affordable and accessible petroleum products decreases while the negative environmental impact increases. If we want to sustain our current way of life, which includes massive energy consumption, it is necessary to find alternatives to fossil fuels to...

PEM Fuel Cell Diagnostic Tools

Haijiang Wang, Xiao-Zi Yuan, Hui Li
May 22, 2017

PEM Fuel Cell Diagnostic Tools presents various tools for diagnosing PEM fuel cells and stacks, including in situ and ex situ diagnostic tools, electrochemical techniques, and physical/chemical methods. The text outlines the principles, experimental implementation, data processing, and application...