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Introduction to Energy and Climate: Developing a Sustainable Environment

Julie Kerr
August 18, 2017

The purpose of this textbook is to provide a well-rounded working knowledge of both climate change and environmental sustainability for a wide range of students. Students will learn core concepts and methods to analyze energy and environmental impacts; will understand what is changing the earth’s...

Light-Based Science: Technology and Sustainable Development, The Legacy of Ibn al-Haytham

Azzedine Boudrioua, Roshdi Rashed, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan
August 16, 2017

This book discusses light-based science, emphasizing its pervasive influence in science, technology, policy, and education. A wide range of contributors offers a comprehensive study of the tremendous, and indeed foundational, contributions of Ibn al Haytham, a scholar from the medieval period. The...

Advanced Ceramic Membranes and Applications

Chandan Das, Sujoy Bose
August 11, 2017

This book provides a balanced blend of fundamental concepts of fabrication, characterization of conventional ceramics, extending to present the recent advances in ceramic membranes. It covers the basic concepts of ceramic membranes as well as practical and theoretical knowledge in conventional and...

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...

Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands, Second Edition

Al Iannuzzi
August 09, 2017

Written by a renowned sustainability expert, Greener Products: The Making and Marketing of Sustainable Brands, Second Edition makes the case for why the people and the planet need products to be made in a different, more sustainable way. The growth of the global middle class, with an additional 3...

Geothermal Water Management

Jochen Bundschuh, Barbara Tomaszewska
August 08, 2017

Availability of and adequate accessibility to freshwater and energy are two key technological and scientific problems of global significance. At the end of the 20th century, the deficit of water for human consumption and economic application forced us to focus on rational use of resources....

PEM Electrolysis for Hydrogen Production: Principles and Applications

Dmitri Bessarabov, Haijiang Wang, Hui Li, Nana Zhao
July 26, 2017

An ever-increasing dependence on green energy has brought on a renewed interest in polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) electrolysis as a viable solution for hydrogen production. While alkaline water electrolyzers have been used in the production of hydrogen for many years, there are certain...

Introduction to Nonimaging Optics, Second Edition

Julio Chaves
July 26, 2017

Introduction to Nonimaging Optics covers the theoretical foundations and design methods of nonimaging optics, as well as key concepts from related fields. This fully updated, revised, and expanded Second Edition: Features a new and intuitive introduction with a basic description of the advantages...

Supercritical Fluids Technology in Lipase Catalyzed Processes

Sulaiman Al-Zuhair, Hanifa Taher
July 26, 2017

Enzymes are currently used in various industries, most commonly in food, detergents, and pharmaceuticals production. Lipases are hydrolytic enzymes that demonstrate great potential as an alternative to conventional catalysts in a number of industrial applications. A complete understanding of...

Gas Turbines Modeling, Simulation, and Control: Using Artificial Neural Networks

Hamid Asgari, XiaoQi Chen
July 26, 2017

Gas Turbines Modeling, Simulation, and Control: Using Artificial Neural Networks provides new approaches and novel solutions to the modeling, simulation, and control of gas turbines (GTs) using artificial neural networks (ANNs). After delivering a brief introduction to GT performance and...

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...

Geothermal, Wind and Solar Energy Applications in Agriculture and Aquaculture

Jochen Bundschuh, Guangnan Chen, D. Chandrasekharam, Janusz Piechocki
July 17, 2017

The agri-food chain consumes about one third of the world’s energy production with about 12% of it for crop production and nearly 80% for processing, distribution, retail, preparation and cooking. The agri-food chain also accounts for 80-90% of total global freshwater use where 70% alone is for...