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Compact Heat Exchangers for Energy Transfer Intensification: Low Grade Heat and Fouling Mitigation

Jiri Jaromir Klemes, Olga Arsenyeva, Petro Kapustenko, Leonid Tovazhnyanskyy
August 02, 2017

Compact Heat Exchangers for Energy Transfer Intensification: Low-Grade Heat and Fouling Mitigation provides theoretical and experimental background on heat transfer intensification in modern heat exchangers. Emphasizing applications in complex heat recovery systems for the process industries, this...

Biomass and Biofuels: Advanced Biorefineries for Sustainable Production and Distribution

Shibu Jose, Thallada Bhaskar
August 01, 2017

The long-held tenets of the energy sector are being rewritten in the twenty-first century. The rise of unconventional oil and gas and of renewables is transforming our economies and improving our understanding of the distribution of the world’s energy resources and their impacts. A complete...

Deterministic Flexibility Analysis: Theory, Design, and Applications

Chuei-Tin Chang, Vincentius Surya Kurnia Adi
July 27, 2017

Traditionally, design and control decisions are made in sequential stages over the life cycle of a chemical plant. In the design phase, the optimal operating conditions and the corresponding material and energy balance data are established mainly on the basis of economic considerations. In the...

Micro & Nano-Engineering of Fuel Cells

Dennis Y.C. Leung, Jin Xuan
July 27, 2017

Fuel cells are clean and efficient energy conversion devices expected to be the next generation power source. During more than 17 decades of research and development, various types of fuel cells have been developed with a view to meet the different energy demands and application requirements....

Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends

Farshad Darvishi Harzevili, Hongzhang Chen
July 26, 2017

  Incorporates the Experiences of World-Class Researchers Microbial Biotechnology: Progress and Trends offers a theoretical take on topics that relate to microbial biotechnology. The text uses the "novel experimental experiences" of various contributors from around the world—designed as case...

Electrochemical Energy: Advanced Materials and Technologies

Pei Kang Shen, Chao-Yang Wang, San Ping Jiang, Xueliang Sun, Jiujun Zhang
July 26, 2017

Electrochemical Energy: Advanced Materials and Technologies covers the development of advanced materials and technologies for electrochemical energy conversion and storage. The book was created by participants of the International Conference on Electrochemical Materials and Technologies for Clean...

Electrochemical Polymer Electrolyte Membranes

Jianhua Fang, Jinli Qiao, David P. Wilkinson, Jiujun Zhang
July 26, 2017

Electrochemical Polymer Electrolyte Membranes covers PEMs from fundamentals to applications, describing their structure, properties, characterization, synthesis, and use in electrochemical energy storage and solar energy conversion technologies. Featuring chapters authored by leading experts from...

Nanocomposite Membrane Technology: Fundamentals and Applications

P.K. Tewari
July 26, 2017

Nanocomposite Membrane Technology: Fundamentals and Applications is the first book to deliver an extensive exploration of nanocomposite membrane technology. This groundbreaking text offers an eloquent introduction to the field as well as a comprehensive overview of fundamental aspects and...

Statistical Optimization of Biological Systems

Tapobrata Panda, Thomas Theodore, R. Arun Kumar
July 26, 2017

A number of books written by statisticians address the mathematical optimization of biological systems, but do not directly address statistical optimization. Statistical Optimization of Biological Systems covers the optimization of bioprocess systems in its entirety, devoting much-needed attention...

Supercritical Fluids Technology in Lipase Catalyzed Processes

Sulaiman Al-Zuhair, Hanifa Taher
July 26, 2017

Enzymes are currently used in various industries, most commonly in food, detergents, and pharmaceuticals production. Lipases are hydrolytic enzymes that demonstrate great potential as an alternative to conventional catalysts in a number of industrial applications. A complete understanding of...

Fundamentals of Modern Bioprocessing

Sarfaraz K. Niazi, Justin L. Brown
July 26, 2017

Biological drug and vaccine manufacturing has quickly become one of the highest-value fields of bioprocess engineering, and many bioprocess engineers are now finding job opportunities that have traditionally gone to chemical engineers. Fundamentals of Modern Bioprocessing addresses this growing...

Synthesis, Design, and Resource Optimization in Batch Chemical Plants

Thokozani Majozi, Esmael Reshid Seid, Jui-Yuan Lee
July 26, 2017

The manner in which time is captured forms the foundation for synthesis, design, and optimization in batch chemical plants. However, there are still serious challenges with handling time in batch plants. Most techniques tend to assume either a fixed time dimension or adopt time average models to...