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Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water

Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water

By: Russell H. Plante

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 14-APR-2014

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<b><i>Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water</i></b> provides a fundamental understanding of heat and energy conversions and of both solar domestic hot water system types with associated components and photovoltaic/inverter system combinations. It provides the information needed to determine and understand the proper siting requirements, the amount of energy needed (based upon usage), the amount of solar energy available, the methods of comparing collectors for both hot water and photovoltaic situations, and the number of collectors necessary for either hot water or...

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Digital Video Surveillance and Security, 2nd Edition

Digital Video Surveillance and Security, 2nd Edition

By: Anthony C. Caputo

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 20-APR-2014

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<p>The use of digital surveillance technology is rapidly growing as it becomes significantly cheaper for live and remote monitoring. The second edition of <i>Digital Video Surveillance and Security</i> provides the most current and complete reference for security professionals and consultants as they plan, design, and implement surveillance systems to secure their places of business.</p> <p>By providing the necessary explanations of terms, concepts, and technological capabilities, this revised edition addresses the newest technologies and solutions available on the market today. With clear...

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The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, 3rd Edition

The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, 3rd Edition

By: Ralph Brislin

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 22-MAR-2014

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The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual, Third Edition teaches today&#8217;s security officers the most important aspects of performing the job of a security officer professionally and effectively. Training is the most important element in becoming a professional security officer, but it is also often overlooked or underutilized. This straightforward, easy-to-follow, and well-organized text covers the essentials that security officers need as they face issues of growing technology and an emphasis on proactiveness and vigilance. The Effective Security Officer's Training Manual,...

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Optimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Optimizing Decision Making in the Apparel Supply Chain Using Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By: W. K. Wong; Z. X. Guo; S Leung

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2013

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Practitioners in apparel manufacturing and retailing enterprises in the fashion industry, ranging from senior to front line management, constantly face complex and critical decisions. There has been growing interest in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to enhance this process, and a number of AI techniques have already been successfully applied to apparel production and retailing. Optimizing decision making in the apparel supply chain using artificial intelligence (AI): From production to retail provides detailed coverage of these techniques, outlining how they are used to...

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Flight Dynamics and System Identification for Modern Feedback Control

Flight Dynamics and System Identification for Modern Feedback Control

By: J Grauer; J Hubbard Jr.

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

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Unmanned air vehicles are becoming increasingly popular alternatives for private applications which include, but are not limited to, fire fighting, search and rescue, atmospheric data collection, and crop surveys, to name a few. Among these vehicles are avian-inspired, flapping-wing designs, which are safe to operate near humans and are required to carry payloads while achieving manoeuverability and agility in low speed flight. Conventional methods and tools fall short of achieving the desired performance metrics and requirements of such craft. Flight dynamics and system identification for...

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Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials

Advances in Wind Turbine Blade Design and Materials

By: P Brøndsted; R Nijssen

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 14-OCT-2013

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Wind energy is gaining critical ground in the area of renewable energy, with wind energy being predicted to provide up to 8% of the world&#8217;s consumption of electricity by 2021. Advances in wind turbine blade design and materials reviews the design and functionality of wind turbine rotor blades as well as the requirements and challenges for composite materials used in both current and future designs of wind turbine blades.<br><br>Part one outlines the challenges and developments in wind turbine blade design, including aerodynamic and aeroelastic design features, fatigue loads on wind...

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Pattern Cutting for Clothing Using CAD

Pattern Cutting for Clothing Using CAD

By: M Stott

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-OCT-2012

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The invention of computer aided design (CAD) has revolutionised pattern cutting for clothing. Lectra&#8217;s Modaris pattern cutting software is a key tool in pattern production. Using a practical approach and clear examples throughout, Pattern cutting for clothing using CAD is an essential guide for all users of Lectra Modaris.<br><br>Beginning with an overview of the role of patterns in clothing manufacture, the key documents and tools of the trade are discussed before the keyboard, mouse and screen layout in Lectra Modaris are introduced. Title blocks and all aspects of digitising a...

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Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices

Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices

By: Y Zhou; M Breyen

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

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As medical devices become more intricate, with an increasing number of components made from a wide range of materials, it is important that they meet stringent requirements to ensure that they are safe to be implanted and will not be rejected by the human body. Joining and assembly of medical materials and devices provides a comprehensive overview of joining techniques for a range of medical materials and applications.<br><br>Part one provides an introduction to medical devices and joining methods with further specific chapters on microwelding methods in medical components and the effects...

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Waste to Energy Conversion Technology

Waste to Energy Conversion Technology

By: N Klinghoffer; M Castaldi

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 15-MAY-2013

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Increasing global consumerism and population has led to an increase in the levels of waste produced. Waste to energy (WTE) conversion technologies can be employed to convert residual wastes into clean energy, rather than sending these wastes directly to landfill. Waste to energy conversion technology explores the systems, technology and impacts of waste to energy conversion.<br><br>Part one provides an introduction to WTE conversion and reviews the waste hierarchy and WTE systems options along with the corresponding environmental, regulatory and techno-economic issues facing this...

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Process Control in Textile Manufacturing

Process Control in Textile Manufacturing

By: A Majumdar; A. Das; R Alagirusamy; V Kothari

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 27-NOV-2012

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Complex raw materials and manufacturing processes mean the textile industry is particularly dependent on good process control to produce high and consistent product quality. Monitoring and controlling process variables during the textile manufacturing process also minimises waste, costs and environmental impact. Process control in textile manufacturing provides an important overview of the fundamentals and applications of process control methods.<br><br>Part one introduces key issues associated with process control and principles of control systems in textile manufacturing. Testing and...

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Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering

Biomass Combustion Science, Technology and Engineering

By: L Rosendahl

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 04-APR-2013

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The utilisation of biomass is increasingly important for low- or zero-carbon power generation. Developments in conventional power plant fuel flexibility allow for both direct biomass combustion and co-firing with fossil fuels, while the integration of advanced technologies facilitates conversion of a wide range of biomass feedstocks into more readily combustible fuel. Biomass combustion science, technology and engineering reviews the science and technology of biomass combustion, conversion and utilisation.<br><br>Part one provides an introduction to biomass supply chains and feedstocks,...

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Machining and Machine-tools

Machining and Machine-tools

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-MAY-2013

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This book is the third in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, and includes high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and case studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in machining and machine-tools. Machining and machine tools is an important subject with application in several industries. Parts manufactured by other processes often require further operations before the product is ready for application. Traditional machining is the broad term used to describe removal of material from a work piece, and covers chip...

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Contract Research and Manufacturing Services (CRAMS) in India

Contract Research and Manufacturing Services (CRAMS) in India

By: M Antani; G Gokhale

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2012

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The field of contract research and manufacturing broadly encompasses those services in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors that require extensive research and development and large-scale manufacturing facilities. The field has great potential for growth in the Indian outsourcing industry, which is world-renowned for its provision of cheap and highly-skilled services. Contract research and manufacturing services (CRAMS) in India provides a detailed account of the current scenario in India and the advantages that the Indian outsourcing industry can offer in the field of CRAMS....

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Computer-Aided Applications in Pharmaceutical Technology

Computer-Aided Applications in Pharmaceutical Technology

By: J Djuris

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-APR-2013

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Research and development in the pharmaceutical industry is a time-consuming and expensive process, making it difficult for newly developed drugs to be formulated into commercially available products. Both formulation and process development can be optimized by means of statistically organized experiments, artificial intelligence and other computational methods. Simultaneous development and investigation of pharmaceutical products and processes enables application of quality by design concept that is being promoted by the regulatory authorities worldwide. Computer-aided applications in...

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Quality Assurance

Quality Assurance

By: G Welty

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

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Quality assurance is necessary to maintain quality and services in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. Quality assurance demonstrates that the logic and practice of problem solving can integrate both program efficacy and regulatory compliance. This title is divided into three parts; the first part discusses the process by which a problem in regulated industry is identified, for example a manufacturing deviation that leads to an adulterated drug product, and reviews the decision-making steps involved in remedying the problem. The second part delves into the staff training...

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Computer-Aided Vaccine Design

Computer-Aided Vaccine Design

By: J Tong; S. Ranganathan

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Computational pre-screening of antigens is now routinely applied to the discovery of vaccine candidates.<br><br>Computer-aided vaccine design is a comprehensive introduction to this exciting field of study. The book is intended to be a textbook for researchers and for courses in bioinformatics, as well as a laboratory reference guide. It is written mainly for biologists who want to understand the current methods of computer-aided vaccine design. The contents are designed to help biologists appreciate the underlying concepts and algorithms used, as well as limitations of the methods and...

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Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications

Bioinformatics for Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications

By: K-H Liang

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2013

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Contemporary biomedical and clinical research is undergoing constant development thanks to the rapid advancement of various high throughput technologies at the DNA, RNA and protein levels. These technologies can generate vast amounts of raw data, making bioinformatics methodologies essential in their use for basic biomedical and clinical applications.<br><br>Bioinformatics for biomedical science and clinical applications demonstrates what these cutting-edge technologies can do and examines how to design an appropriate study, including how to deal with data and address specific clinical...

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Developments in Tissue Engineered and Regenerative Medicine Products

Developments in Tissue Engineered and Regenerative Medicine Products

By: J Basu; J Ludlow

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-APR-2012

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Developments in tissue engineered and regenerative medicine products summarizes recent developments in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with an emphasis on commercialization and product development. Features of current cell therapy and tissue engineered products which have facilitated successful commercialization are emphasized and roadblocks to successful product development are also highlighted. Preclinical and clinical testing of tissue engineered and regenerative medicine products, regulatory, quality control, manufacturing issues, as well as generating and securing...

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Lean Biomanufacturing

Lean Biomanufacturing

By: N Smart

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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With decreasing profit margins, increasing cost pressures, growing regulatory compliance concerns, mounting pressure from generic drugs and increasing anxiety about the future of healthcare reimbursement, pharmaceutical manufacturers are now forced to re-examine and re-assess the way they have been doing things. In order to sustain profitability, these companies are looking to reduce waste (of all kinds), improve efficiency and increase productivity. Many of them are taking a closer look at lean manufacturing as a way to achieve these goals. Lean biomanufacturing re-visits lean principles...

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The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

The Funding of Biopharmaceutical Research and Development

By: D. R. Williams

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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The funding of biopharmaceutical research and development provides a comprehensive critical review of the funding of research and development (R&amp;D) in the human biopharmaceutical market sector. It addresses both private and public funding sources available in the US and internationally. The biopharmaceutical market is among the most research-intensive market sectors globally. Clinical researchers face a multitude of public and private funding options with respect to bringing their idea or innovation to market. These funding options are continually changing and complex, and are expected...