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Soil-Water-Solute Process Characterization: An Integrated Approach

1st Edition

Javier Alvarez-Benedi, Rafael Munoz-Carpena
December 28, 2004

The practitioner or researcher often faces complex alternatives when selecting a method to characterize properties governing a soil process. After years of research and development, environmental and agricultural professionals now have an array of methods for characterizing soil processes....

Water Reuse for Irrigation: Agriculture, Landscapes, and Turf Grass

1st Edition

Valentina Lazarova, Akica Bahri
December 28, 2004

This compilation provides guidelines that facilitate the successful planning and operation of water reuse projects. Offering the information, analysis, and proven experience for agricultural and landscape irrigation, it bridges the gap between fundamental science and relatively uncharted areas of...

Flocculation in Natural and Engineered Environmental Systems

1st Edition

Steven N. Liss, Ian G. Droppo, Gary G. Leppard, Timothy G. Milligan
December 28, 2004

While new developments in genomics, nanotechnology, sampling, and modelling permit increasingly revealing investigation into flocculation structure and processes, there is still a fundamental lack of knowledge related to many aspects of this phenomenon. Presented by a prominent team of...

The Economics of Groundwater Remediation and Protection

1st Edition

Paul E. Hardisty, Ece Ozdemiroglu
December 20, 2004

Economic literature is often too theoretical for engineers and policymakers to put into practical use, while scientific literature on the remediation of contaminated aquifers rarely considers costs and benefits. Written by a hydrogeologist and an economist, The Economics of Groundwater Remediation...

Cyanobacterial Toxins of Drinking Water Supplies

1st Edition

Ian Robert Falconer
December 20, 2004

The contamination of both drinking and recreational water supplies by cyanobacteria is increasingly a cause for concern worldwide. While contamination causes livestock deaths with relative frequency, acute poisoning is rare in humans. However, there is growing apprehension over the possible role of...

Coastal Lagoons: Ecosystem Processes and Modeling for Sustainable Use and Development

1st Edition

I. Ethem Gonenc, John P. Wolflin
December 16, 2004

Coastal Lagoons: Ecosystem Processes and Modeling for Sustainable Use and Development describes the concepts, models, and data needed to design and implement management programs for long-term sustainability of coastal lagoons. Based on a project conducted under the auspices of NATO-CCMS, the book...

Microoptics Technology: Fabrication and Applications of Lens Arrays and Devices

2nd Edition

Nicholas F. Borrelli
November 30, 2004

It has been five years since the publication of the first edition of Microoptics Technology. In that time, optical technology has experienced an unparalleled burst of activity that has produced a body of significant real results that have advanced new materials, devices, and systems. Building on...

Organic Light-Emitting Diodes: Principles, Characteristics & Processes

1st Edition

Jan Kalinowski
November 29, 2004

Organic Light Emitting Diodes: Principles, Characteristics, and Processes presents recent developments in organic electroluminescence and their application to light emitting diodes. In six chapters and complete with an extensive set of references, it describes and illustrates the physical...

Forests at the Wildland-Urban Interface: Conservation and Management

1st Edition

Susan W. Vince, Mary L. Duryea, Edward A. Macie, Annie Hermansen
November 29, 2004

Forests at the wildland-urban interface are at increasing risk due to the impacts of urbanization. Conserving and managing these forestlands for continued ecological and social benefits is a critical and complex challenge facing natural resource managers, land-use planners, and policymakers.Forests...

Regional Scale Ecological Risk Assessment: Using the Relative Risk Model

1st Edition

Wayne G. Landis
November 15, 2004

As debates over how relative risk can be used to shape landscape-scale environmental management intensify, Regional-Scale Risk Assessment demonstrates the capabilities of RRM using nine case studies in the Pacific Northwest, Pennsylvania, Brazil, and Tasmania. The authors use a process of ranking...

Energy-Efficient Electric Motors, Revised and Expanded

3rd Edition

Ali Emadi
August 30, 2004

This detailed reference provides guidelines for the selection and utilization of electric motors for improved reliability, performance, energy-efficiency, and life-cycle cost. Completely revised and expanded, the book reflects the recent state of the field, as well as recent developments in control...

Emerging Demands for the Safety of Nuclear Power Operations: Challenge and Response

1st Edition

Naosuke Itoigawa, Babette Fahlbruch, Bernhard Wilpert
July 08, 2004

Technological and social aspects of industrial safety come under the scrutiny of scientists and engineers from an array of backgrounds. This is the third publication developed from a very fruitful, longstanding cooperation between the Institute of Social Research within the Institute of Nuclear...