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The Water-Food-Energy Nexus: Processes, Technologies, and Challenges

I. M. Mujtaba, R. Srinivasan, N. O. Elbashir
September 07, 2017

Exponential growth of the worldwide population requires increasing amounts of water, food, and energy. However, as the quantity of available fresh water and energy sources directly affecting cost of food production and transportation diminishes, technological solutions are necessary to secure...

Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition

Firdos Alam Khan
September 07, 2017

A single source reference covering every aspect of biotechnology, Biotechnology Fundamentals, Second Edition breaks down the basic fundamentals of this discipline, and highlights both conventional and modern approaches unique to the industry. In addition to recent advances and updates relevant to...

Castable Polyurethane Elastomers, Second Edition

I.R. Clemitson
September 01, 2017

Castable Polyurethane Elastomers is a practical guide to the production of castable polyurethane articles, from simple doorstops to complex items used in the military and nuclear industries. The book shows the progression from raw materials to prepolymer production, including the chemistry and...

Biofuels from Food Waste: Applications of Saccharification using Fungal Solid State Fermentation

Antoine Prandota Trzcinski
September 01, 2017

According to the UN's Food & Agricultural Organization (FAO), one third of food produced globally for human consumption (nearly 1.3 billion tons) is lost annually. Food waste has often been incinerated with other combustible municipal wastes for possible recovery of heat or other forms of...

The Metabolic Pathway Engineering Handbook: Tools and Applications

Christina Smolke
August 30, 2017

This second volume of the Metabolic Pathway Engineering Handbook delves into evolutionary tools and gene expression tools for metabolic pathway engineering. It covers applications of emerging technologies including recent research genome-wide technologies, DNA and phenotypic microarrays, and...

Safe Drinking Water: The Impact of Chemicals on a Limited Resource

Rip G. Rice
August 29, 2017

A review of the nation’s new coverages serves as a ready reminder that drinking water safety is more than regional of local concern. In recent times, the print media alone has drawn attention to barium, bacteria, heavy metals, and increasingly organic contaminants, in public water supplies located...

Stochastic Process Optimization using Aspen Plus®

Juan Gabriel Segovia-Hernández, Fernando Israel Gómez-Castro
August 28, 2017

Stochastic Process Optimization using Aspen® Plus Bookshop Category: Chemical Engineering Optimization can be simply defined as "choosing the best alternative among a set of feasible options". In all the engineering areas, optimization has a wide range of applications, due to the high number of...

Managing Biogas Plants: A Practical Guide

Mario Alejandro Rosato
August 22, 2017

This practical manual provides basic theoretical knowledge about fermentative processes, biochemical laboratory techniques, and an arsenal of practical tricks, recipes, do’s, and don’ts for the biogas plant manager. It explains why some popular tests and techniques are unreliable, how to optimize...

Microwave-Mediated Biofuel Production

Veera G. Gude
August 18, 2017

This book focuses on chemical syntheses and processes for biofuel production mediated by microwave energy. This is the first contribution in this area serving as a resource and guidance manual for understanding the principles, mechanisms, design, and applications of microwaves in biofuel process...

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...

Chemical Engineering Computation with MATLAB®

Yeong Koo Yeo
August 07, 2017

Most problems encountered in chemical engineering are sophisticated and interdisciplinary. Thus, it is important for today’s engineering students, researchers, and professionals to be proficient in the use of software tools for problem solving. MATLAB® is one such tool that is distinguished by the...