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Redox Flow Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications

Huamin Zhang, Xianfeng Li, Jiujun Zhang
November 10, 2017

Flow batteries have received attention in large-scale energy storage due to their flexible design, high safety, high energy efficiency, and environmental friendliness. In recent years, they have been rapidly developed and tested in a variety of scales that prove their feasibility and advantages of...

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...

High-Temperature Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage: Fundamentals and Applications

Yixiang Shi, Ningsheng Cai, Tianyu Cao, Jiujun Zhang
November 06, 2017

As global demands for energy and lower carbon emissions rise, developing systems of energy conversion and storage becomes necessary. This book explores how Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion (EESC) devices are promising advanced power systems that can directly convert chemical energy in...

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...

Biohydrogen Production: Fundamentals and Technology Advances

Debabrata Das, Namita Khanna, Chitralekha Nag Dasgupta
October 27, 2017

Biohydrogen Production: Fundamentals and Technology Advances covers the fundamentals of biohydrogen production technology, including microbiology, biochemistry, feedstock requirements, and molecular biology of the biological hydrogen production processes. It also gives insight into scale-up...

Resource Recovery to Approach Zero Municipal Waste

Mohammad J. Taherzadeh, Tobias Richards
October 18, 2017

Current development results in a linear flow from raw material to waste, which cannot be sustainable in the long term. Plus, a global population of 7 billion people means that there are 7 billion waste producers in the world. At present, dumping and landfilling are the primary practices for getting...

Nonlinear Systems Stability Analysis: Lyapunov-Based Approach

Seyed Kamaleddin Yadavar Nikravesh
October 12, 2017

The equations used to describe dynamic properties of physical systems are often nonlinear, and it is rarely possible to find their solutions. Although numerical solutions are impractical and graphical techniques are not useful for many types of systems, there are different theorems and methods that...

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...

Biofuels Production and Processing Technology

M.R. Riazi, David Chiaramonti
October 11, 2017

The importance of biofuels in greening the transport sector in the future is unquestionable, given the limited available fossil energy resources, the environmental issues associated to the utilization of fossil fuels, and the increasing attention to security of supply. This comprehensive reference...

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition

Jay Cheng
October 10, 2017

Biomass to Renewable Energy Processes, Second Edition, explains the theories of biological processes, biomass materials and logistics, and conversion technologies for bioenergy products such as biogas, ethanol, butanol, biodiesel, and synthetic gases. The book discusses anaerobic digestion of waste...

Computational Chemistry Methodology in Structural Biology and Materials Sciences

Tanmoy Chakraborty, Prabhat Ranjan, Anand Pandey
October 06, 2017

Computational Chemistry Methodology in Structural Biology and Materials Sciences provides a selection of new research in theoretical and experimental chemistry, focusing on topics in the materials science and biological activity. Part 1, on Computational Chemistry Methodology in Biological...

Hemicelluloses and Lignin in Biorefineries

Jean-Luc Wertz, Magali Deleu, Séverine Coppée, Aurore Richel
October 06, 2017

Hemicelluloses and Lignin in Biorefineries provides an understanding of lignocellulosic biomass, which is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin. It promotes the valorization of these molecules in the context of the bioeconomy and presents hemicelluloses and lignin, which are...