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Algal Biofuels

Leonel Pereira
July 10, 2017

Algae presents a viable biofuel alternative because the production of algae for fuel, unlike other agro-based biofuels, does not compete with food production. This book covers algae-based biofuel options and discusses the design and economic viability of algal bioenergy co-production concepts....

Chemistry and Technology of Plant Substances: Chemical and Biochemical Aspects

Alexander V. Kutchin, Lyudmila N. Shishkina, Larissa I. Weisfeld
July 06, 2017

Chemistry and Technology of Plant Substances: Chemical and Biochemical Aspects demonstrates the progress and promise of developing new chemical substances from renewable sources of chemical raw materials. The volume brings together new achievements in the field of research and processing of plant...

Bioreactors: Animal Cell Culture Control for Bioprocess Engineering

Goutam Saha, Alok Barua, Satyabroto Sinha
July 01, 2017

Bioreactors: Animal Cell Culture Control for Bioprocess Engineering presents the design, fabrication, and control of a new type of bioreactor meant especially for animal cell line culture. The new bioreactor, called the "see-saw bioreactor," is ideal for the growth of cells with a sensitive...

Membrane Fabrication

Nidal Hilal, Ahmad Fauzi Ismail, Chris Wright
July 01, 2017

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...

Introduction to Biofuels

David M. Mousdale
June 14, 2017

What role will biofuels play in the scientific portfolio that might bring energy independence and security, revitalize rural infrastructures, and wean us off of our addiction to oil? The shifting energy landscape of the 21st century, with its increased demand for renewable energy technology, poses...

Interfacial Electroviscoelasticity and Electrophoresis

Jyh-Ping Hsu, Aleksandar M. Spasic
June 14, 2017

In the 20 years since the pilot plant experiments used to develop the concept of electroviscoelasticity, inroads have been made in the understanding of its many related processes. Interfacial Electroviscoelasticity and Electrophoresis meets a massive scientific challenge by presenting deeper...

Ion Exchange and Solvent Extraction: A Series of Advances, Volume 19

Bruce A. Moyer
June 13, 2017

The growth in the world’s nuclear industry, motivated by peaking world oil supplies, concerns about the greenhouse effect, and domestic needs for energy independence, has resulted in a heightened focus on the need for next-generation nuclear fuel-cycle technologies. Ion Exchange and Solvent...

Advances in Fluid Catalytic Cracking: Testing, Characterization, and Environmental Regulations

Mario L. Occelli
June 07, 2017

Refiners’ efforts to conform to increasingly stringent laws and a preference for fuels derived from renewable sources have mandated changes in fluid cracking catalyst technology. Advances in Fluid Catalytic Cracking: Testing, Characterization, and Environmental Regulations explores recent advances...

Dynamics of the Chemostat: A Bifurcation Theory Approach

Abdelhamid Ajbar, Khalid Alhumaizi
June 07, 2017

A ubiquitous tool in mathematical biology and chemical engineering, the chemostat often produces instabilities that pose safety hazards and adversely affect the optimization of bioreactive systems. Singularity theory and bifurcation diagrams together offer a useful framework for addressing these...

Process Safety: Key Concepts and Practical Approaches

James A. Klein, Bruce K. Vaughen
June 01, 2017

Effective process safety programs consist of three interrelated foundations—safety culture and leadership, process safety systems, and operational discipline—designed to prevent serious injuries and incidents resulting from toxic releases, fires, explosions, and uncontrolled reactions. Each of...

Ion Exchange and Solvent Extraction: A Series of Advances, Volume 20

Arup K. SenGupta
May 31, 2017

Over the past four decades, notable advancements in the theory and application of ion exchange science uncovered a wealth of knowledge that fueled new scientific pursuits and created synergies with myriad scientific endeavors. Today, pioneers continue to break new ground by synthesizing novel...

PEM Fuel Cell Failure Mode Analysis

Haijiang Wang, Hui Li, Xiao-Zi Yuan
May 31, 2017

PEM Fuel Cell Failure Mode Analysis presents a systematic analysis of PEM fuel cell durability and failure modes. It provides readers with a fundamental understanding of insufficient fuel cell durability, identification of failure modes and failure mechanisms of PEM fuel cells, fuel cell component...

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