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Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Fabrication, Implementation, and Applications

Sushanta K. Mitra, Suman Chakraborty
March 09, 2018

The Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook: Two-Volume Set comprehensively captures the cross-disciplinary breadth of the fields of micro- and nanofluidics, which encompass the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and engineering applications. To fill the knowledge gap between engineering and...

Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells

San Ping Jiang, Pei Kang Shen
March 09, 2018

Boasting chapters written by leading international experts, Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells provides an overview of the progress that has been made so far in the material and catalyst development for fuel cells. The book covers the most recent developments detailing all aspects...

Hydrogen Safety

Fotis Rigas, Paul Amyotte
March 09, 2018

Hydrogen Safety highlights physiological, physical, and chemical hazards associated with hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and use systems. It also examines potential accident scenarios that could occur with hydrogen use under certain conditions. The number of potential applications for...

Thermal Energy: Sources, Recovery, and Applications

Yatish T. Shah
February 01, 2018

The book details sources of thermal energy, methods of capture, and applications. It describes the basics of thermal energy, including measuring thermal energy, laws of thermodynamics that govern its use and transformation, modes of thermal energy, conventional processes, devices and materials, and...

Industrial Energy Management Strategies: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

Kaushik Bhattacharjee
January 26, 2018

The importance of energy management has grown in recent years due to the heightened awareness of the impact of energy use on the environment and its very real impact on a company’s bottom line. This book provides a detailed and knowledgeable reference for those engaged in the energy management...

Turbomachinery: Concepts, Applications, and Design

V. Dakshina Murty
January 17, 2018

Turbomachinery: Concepts, Applications, and Design is an introductory turbomachinery textbook aimed at seniors and first year graduate students, giving balanced treatment of both the concepts and design aspects of turbomachinery, based on sound analysis and a strong theoretical foundation. The text...

Power System Economic and Market Operations

Jin Zhong
January 16, 2018

Power system operation is one of the important issues in the power industry. The book aims to provide readers with the methods and algorithms to save the total cost in electricity generation and transmission. It begins with traditional power systems and builds into the fundamentals of power system...

Distributed Control and Optimization Technologies in Smart Grid Systems

Fanghong Guo, Changyun Wen, Yong-Duan Song
December 20, 2017

The book aims to equalize the theoretical involvement with industrial practicality and build a bridge between academia and industry by reducing the mathematical difficulties. It provides an overview of distributed control and distributed optimization theory, followed by specific details on...

Introduction to Nuclear Reactor Physics

Robert E. Masterson
December 13, 2017

INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR PHYSICS is the most comprehensive, modern and readable textbook for this course/module. It explains reactors, fuel cycles, radioisotopes, radioactive materials, design, and operation. Chain reaction and fission reactor concepts are presented, plus advanced coverage...

Smart Grids: Advanced Technologies and Solutions, Second Edition

Stuart Borlase
December 01, 2017

The latest edition features a new chapter on implementation and operation of an integrated smart grid with updates to multiple chapters throughout the text. New sections on Internet of things, and how they relate to smart grids and smart cities, have also been added to the book. It describes the...

Nanomaterials in Energy Devices

Jun Hieng Kiat
November 27, 2017

This book provides up-to-date information on the application of nano-sized materials in energy devices. A brief overview on the properties of nano-sized materials introduces the readers to the basics of the application of such materials in energy devices. Among the energy devices covered include...

Forest-Based Biomass Energy: Concepts and Applications

Frank Spellman
November 22, 2017

What is forest-based biomass energy and why should we care? Written by environmental expert Frank Spellman, Forest-Based Biomass Energy: Concepts and Applications details how forest biomass can be converted to energy and energy products, including direct combustion, pellets, gasification, and...