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Lubrication Fundamentals, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded


Don M. Pirro, Martin Webster, Ekkehard Daschner
March 17, 2016

Careful selection of the right lubricant(s) is required to keep a machine running smoothly. Lubrication Fundamentals, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded describes the need and design for the many specialized oils and greases used to lubricate machine elements and builds on the tribology and lubrica...

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development


Usman Ahmed, D. Nathan Meehan
June 14, 2016

As the shale revolution continues in North America, unconventional resource markets are emerging on every continent. In the next eight to ten years, more than 100,000 wells and one- to two-million hydraulic fracturing stages could be executed, resulting in close to one trillion dollars in industry s...

Diamondoids: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications

Sven Stauss, Kazuo Terashima
March 21, 2017

Over the past few decades, carbon nanomaterials, most commonly fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, and graphene, have gained increasing interest in both science and industry, due to their advantageous properties that make them attractive for many applications in nanotechnology. Another class of the...

Phase Equilibria in Ionic Liquid Facilitated Liquid–Liquid Extractions

Anand Bharti, Debashis Kundu, Dharamashi Rabari, Tamal Banerjee
March 17, 2017

This book provides a comprehensive overview of ionic liquid based separation techniques. The glimpse of thermodynamic predictive models along with global optimization techniques will help readers understand the separation techniques at molecular and macroscopic levels. Experimental and...

Patient-Specific Stem Cells

Deepak A. Lamba
March 15, 2017

One of the biggest challenges faced in medical research had been to create accurate and relevant models of human disease. A number of good animal models have been developed to understand the pathophysiology. However, not all of them reflect the human disorder, a classic case being Usher’s syndrome...

Sustainable Utilization of Natural Resources

Prasenjit Mondal, Ajay K. Dalai
March 10, 2017

Increased research is going on to explore the new cleaner options for the utilization of natural resources. This book aims to provide the scientific knowhow and orientation in the area of the emerging technologies for utilization of natural resources for sustainable development to the readers. The...

Hemodialysis Membranes: For Engineers to Medical Practitioners

Sirshendu De, Anirban Roy
March 10, 2017

Book initiates with introductory material to hemodialysis technology and its historical evolution and later on divulging into the field of biomaterials. With this background, the book discusses selection criteria of a suitable biomaterial for synthesis of haemodialysis membranes along with...

Advances in Refining Catalysis

Deniz Uner
March 03, 2017

To meet changing market demands that have stringent emission standards and to ensure proper performance in refinery units, evaluation of novel catalyst designs and results from material characterization and testing of catalysts are of crucial importance for refiners as well as for catalyst...

Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry

Torben Lund Skovhus, Dennis Enning, Jason S. Lee
March 01, 2017

Microorganisms are ubiquitously present in petroleum reservoirs and the facilities that produce them. Pipelines, vessels, and other equipment used in upstream oil and gas operations provide a vast and predominantly anoxic environment for microorganisms to thrive. The biggest technical challenge...

Chemical Energy from Natural and Synthetic Gas

Yatish T. Shah
March 01, 2017

Commercial development of energy from renewables and nuclear is critical to long-term industry and environmental goals. However, it will take time for them to economically compete with existing fossil fuel energy resources and their infrastructures. Gas fuels play an important role during and...

Hydrostatic Testing, Corrosion, and Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion: A Field Manual for Control and Prevention

Reza Javaherdashti, Farzaneh Akvan
March 01, 2017

Hydrostatic testing assesses pressure vessels, such as pipelines, for strength and leaks. It involves filling a vessel with liquid and pressurizing the vessel to a set test level. While an important procedure for industries, residual liquid from the test can cause issues with vessel corrosion,...

Chromatographic Analysis of the Environment: Mass Spectrometry Based Approaches, Fourth Edition

Leo M.L. Nollet, Dimitra A. Lambropoulou
February 22, 2017

This detailed handbook covers different chromatographic analysis techniques and chromatographic data for compounds found in air, water, and soil, and sludge. The new edition outlines developments relevant to environmental analysis, especially when using chromatographic mass spectrometric techniques...

Understanding Batch Chemical Processes: Modelling and Case Studies

Thokozani Majozi, Esmael R. Seid, Jui-Yuan Lee
February 22, 2017

Batch chemical processes, so often employed in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical fields, differ significantly from standard continuous operations in the emphasis upon time as a critical factor in their synthesis and design. With this inclusive guide to batch chemical processes, the author...

Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes: Mass and Heat Balances

Davide Dionisi
January 31, 2017

The focus of the book is on how to use mass and heat balances to simulate and design biological wastewater treatment processes. All the main processes for biological wastewater treatment are covered viz. activated sludge processes for carbon and nitrogen removal, anaerobic digestion, sequencing...