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Texturising: Defects, Causes, Effects, Remedies and Prevention through Quality Management

H. V. Sreenivasamurthy, B. Purushothama
December 20, 2017

Texturising is a very important process in filament yarns to give texture similar to spun natural fibres. This book covers different methods of texturising, normal defects in texturised yarns, their causes, effects, remedies and Prevention through implementation of Quality Management systems. The...

Microwave, Infrared, and Laser Transitions of Methanol Atlas of Assigned Lines from 0 to 1258 cm-1

Giovanni Moruzzi
December 08, 2017

This unique atlas presents the recorded spectrum of CH3OH, the main isotopic species of methanol, in the range 28-1258 cm-1. The spectral plot is accompanied by a list of all currently assigned rotation-torsion-vibration lines in the absorption spectrum of methanol. The list of nearly 35,000...

Asphaltenes: Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of Heavy Oils

Jorge Ancheyta, Fernando Trejo, Mohan Singh Rana
November 29, 2017

During the upgrading of heavy petroleum, asphaltene is the most problematic impurity since it is the main cause of catalyst deactivation and sediments formation. Exploring many aspects related to asphaltenes composition and conversion, Asphaltenes: Chemical Transformation during Hydroprocessing of...

Graphene Nanomaterials: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications

Dharmesh P. Hansora, Satyendra Mishra
November 16, 2017

The development of graphene-related nanomaterials and nanocomposite has shown immense utility in the areas of science, engineering, and technology. These materials include graphene derivatives, graphene-supported inorganic nanomaterials and films, graphene-metal decorated nanostructures, core–shell...

Vacuum and Ultravacuum: Physics and Technology

Igor Bello
November 09, 2017

Vacuum technology has enormous impact on human life in many aspects and fields, such as metallurgy, material development and production, food and electronic industry, microelectronics, device fabrication, physics, materials science, space science, engineering, chemistry, technology of low...

Chemical Engineering of Polymers: Production of Functional and Flexible Materials

Omari V. Mukbaniani, Marc J. M. Abadie, Tamara Tatrishvili
October 30, 2017

In this important volume, the structures and functions of these advanced polymer and composite systems are evaluated with respect to improved or novel performance, and the potential implications of those developments for the future of polymer-based composites and multifunctional materials are...

Materials in Biology and Medicine

Sunggyu Lee, David Henthorn
October 12, 2017

While the interdisciplinary field of materials science and engineering is relatively new, remarkable developments in materials have emerged for biological and medical applications, from biocompatible polymers in medical devices to the use of carbon nanotubes as drug delivery vehicles. Exploring...

Chemometric Monitoring: Product Quality Assessment, Process Fault Detection, and Applications

Madhusree Kundu, Palash Kumar Kundu, Seshu K. Damarla
October 03, 2017

Data collection, compression, storage, and interpretation have become mature technologies over the years. Extraction of meaningful information from the process historical database seems to be a natural and logical choice. In view of this, the proposed book aims to apply the data driven knowledge...

Thermal and Nonthermal Encapsulation Methods

Magdalini Krokida
September 20, 2017

Encapsulation is a topic of interest across a wide range of scientific and industrial areas, from pharmaceutics to food and agriculture, for the protection and controlled release of various substances during transportation, storage, and consumption. Since encapsulated materials can be protected...

Computational Techniques for Process Simulation and Analysis Using MATLAB®

Niket S. Kaisare
September 19, 2017

MATLAB® has become one of the prominent languages used in research and industry and often described as "the language of technical computing". The focus of this book will be to highlight the use of MATLAB® in technical computing; or more specifically, in solving problems in Process Simulations. This...

Intermittent and Nonstationary Drying Technologies: Principles and Applications

Azharul Karim, Chung-Lim Law
September 11, 2017

The first comprehensive book on intermittent drying, Intermittent and Nonstationary Drying Technologies: Principles and Applications demonstrates the benefits of this process and covers key issues, including technologies, effect of operating parameters, mathematical modelling, energy-efficiency,...

Designing Controls for the Process Industries

Wayne Seames
September 08, 2017

Offering a modern, process-oriented approach emphasizing process control scheme development instead of extended coverage of LaPlace space descriptions of process dynamics, this text focuses on aspects that are most important for process engineering in the 21st century. Instead of starting with the...