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Membrane Fabrication

Nidal Hilal, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Chris Wright
April 30, 2018

Membranes play a crucial role in ensuring the optimum use and recovery of materials in manufacturing. In the process industries, they are required for efficient production and minimization of environmental impact. They are also essential for the efficient production of clean water, a significant...

Tribocatalysis, Tribochemistry, and Tribocorrosion

Czeslaw Kajdas, Ken'ichi Hiratsuka
April 26, 2018

This book focuses on the triboemission of low-energy electrons from the freshly generated surface. These electrons play the most crucial role in the chemical reactions at the tribological interface. New models and TIP (thermodymanics of irreversible processes) describe in detail the behavior of...

Polymer Melt Fracture

Rudy Koopmans, Jaap Den Doelder, Jaap Molenaar
April 16, 2018

The continually growing plastics market consists of more than 250 million tons of product annually, making the recurring problem of polymer melt fracture an acute issue in the extrusion of these materials. Presenting a pictorial library of the different forms of melt fracture and real industrial...

A First Course in Predictive Control, Second Edition

J.A. Rossiter
April 03, 2018

The book presents a significant expansion in depth and breadth of the previous edition. It includes substantially more numerical illustrations and copious supporting MATLAB code that the reader can use to replicate illustrations or build his or her own. The code is deliberately written to be as...

Home Furnishing

V. Ramesh Babu, S. Sundaresan
March 26, 2018

This book focuses on the home textiles market and its products such as furnishings, floor coverings, carpets, curtains and draperies, living room furnishings, bed linens, kitchen linens, hospital linens, towels etc. The book discusses latest developments and future prospectus in the home textile...

Vacuum: Science, Technology and Applications

Pramod K. Naik
March 02, 2018

Vacuum plays an important role in science and technology. The study of interaction of charged particles, neutrals and radiation with each other and with solid surfaces requires a vacuum environment for reliable investigations. Vacuum has contributed immensely to advancements made in nuclear science...

Membrane Technology in Separation Science

Mihir K. Purkait, Randeep Singh
February 28, 2018

The book explains fundamental and advanced topics related to the field of membrane science including extensive coverage of material selection, preparation, characterization and applications of various membranes....

Miniature Sorption Coolers: Theory and Applications

Lucio Piccirillo, Gabriele Coppi, Andrew May
February 27, 2018

In recent years, there have been significant developments in detector technologies in the field of astrophysics, requiring lower temperatures with simple self-contained refrigerators. Temperatures in the range of 1K to 50mK are now achieved by using dedicated closed-cycle miniature sorption coolers...

Offshore Petroleum Drilling and Production

Sukumar Laik
February 15, 2018

Although the extraction of oil and gas from the bottom of the sea began more than 40 years ago, new technology has led to a rapid expansion of drilling and production in deep and ultra-deep waters, which holds the key for the oil security of any nation. This book provides comprehensive coverage of...

Hybrid Modeling in Process Industries

Jarka Glassey, Moritz von Stosch
February 14, 2018

This title introduces the underlying theory and demonstrates practical applications in different process industries using hybrid modeling. The fundamental part covers questions on “How to develop a hybrid model?”, “How to represent and identify unknown parts?”, “How to enhance the model quality by...

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...