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Advanced Membrane Science and Technology for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications

Advanced Membrane Science and Technology for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Applications

By: Angelo Basile; S Nunes

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-AUG-2011

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Membrane materials allow for the selective separation of gas and vapour and for ion transport. Materials research and development continues to drive improvements in the design, manufacture and integration of membrane technologies as critical components in both sustainable energy and clean industry applications. Membrane utilisation offers process simplification and intensification in industry, providing low-cost, and efficient and reliable operation, and contributing towards emissions reductions and energy security. Advanced membrane science and technology for sustainable energy and...

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Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

Materials for Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Buildings

By: M Hall

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-APR-2010

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Almost half of the total energy produced in the developed world is inefficiently used to heat, cool, ventilate and control humidity in buildings, to meet the increasingly high thermal comfort levels demanded by occupants. The utilisation of advanced materials and passive technologies in buildings would substantially reduce the energy demand and improve the environmental impact and carbon footprint of building stock worldwide. Materials for energy efficiency and thermal comfort in buildings critically reviews the advanced building materials applicable for improving the built environment....

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Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

By: D. Roddy

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2010

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Fossil-fuel power plants account for the majority of worldwide power generation. Increasing global energy demands, coupled with issues of ageing and inefficient power plants, have led to new power plant construction programmes. As cheaper fossil fuel resources are exhausted and emissions criteria are tightened, utilities are turning to power plants designed with performance in mind to satisfy requirements for improved capacity, efficiency, and environmental characteristics. Advanced power plant materials, design and technology provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art of...

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High-Temperature Superconductors

High-Temperature Superconductors

By: X Qiu

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-MAR-2011

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High temperature superconductors have received a great deal of attention in recent years, due to their potential in device and power applications. This book summarises the materials science and physics of all the most important high temperature superconductors as well as discussing material growth, properties and applications. Part one covers fundamental characteristics of high temperature superconductors and high TC films such as deposition technologies, growth, transport properties and optical conductivity. Part two is concerned with growth techniques and properties of high temperature...

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Coatings for Biomedical Applications

Coatings for Biomedical Applications

By: M Driver

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 22-FEB-2012

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The biomaterials sector is rapidly expanding and significant advances have been made in the technology of biomedical coatings and materials, which provide a means to improve the wear of joints, change the biological interaction between implant and host and combine the properties of various materials to improve device performance. Coatings for biomedical applications provides an extensive review of coating types and surface modifications for biomedical applications. The first part of the book explores a range of coating types and their biomedical applications. Chapters look at...

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Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites

Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites

By: F Gao

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-OCT-2012

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The addition of nanoparticles to polymer composites has led to a new generation of composite materials with enhanced and novel properties. Advances in polymer nanocomposites reviews the main types of polymer nanocomposites and their applications. Part one reviews types of polymer nanocomposites according to fillers. Processing of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and cellulose nanoparticles as functional fillers and reinforcement are discussed, alongside calcium carbonate and metal-polymer nanocomposites. Part two focuses on types of polymer...

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Biosensors for Medical Applications

Biosensors for Medical Applications

By: S Higson

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-AUG-2012

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Biomedical sensors are an essential tool in the detection and monitoring of a wide range of medical conditions from cancer to Parkinson’s disease. Biosensors for medical applications provides a comprehensive review of established, cutting edge and future trends in biomedical sensors and their applications. Part one focuses on key principles and transduction approaches, reviewing electrochemical, piezoelectric and nano-sized biosensors. Impedence interrogated affinity biosensors for medical applications and practical applications of enzyme biosensors are explored, before part two goes on...

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In Situ Characterization of Thin Film Growth

In Situ Characterization of Thin Film Growth

By: G Koster; G Rijnders

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 05-OCT-2011

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Advanced techniques for characterizing thin film growth in situ help to develop improved understanding and faster diagnosis of issues with the process. In situ characterization of thin film growth reviews current and developing techniques for characterizing the growth of thin films, covering an important gap in research. Part one covers electron diffraction techniques for in situ study of thin film growth, including chapters on topics such as reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and inelastic scattering techniques. Part two focuses on photoemission techniques, with...

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Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers

Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers

By: M Jenkins; A Stamboulis

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 13-AUG-2012

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Given the widespread use of polymers in medical devices, the durability and reliability of this material in use is an area of critical importance. Durability and reliability of medical polymers reviews the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers. Part one provides a review of the types and properties of bioresorbable medical polymers. The effect of molecular structure on properties is discussed, along with the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications. Transport phenomena and the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers...

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Developments and Innovation in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture and Storage Technology

Developments and Innovation in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture and Storage Technology

By: M Maroto-Valer

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2010

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage (CCS) is the one advanced technology that conventional power generation cannot do without. CCS technology reduces the carbon footprint of power plants by capturing, and storing the CO2 emissions from burning fossil-fuels and biomass. This volume provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art research, development and demonstration of carbon storage and utilisation, covering all the storage options and their environmental impacts. It critically reviews geological, terrestrial and ocean sequestration, including enhanced oil and gas...

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Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

By: R Beith

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-APR-2011

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Small and micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems are a form of cogeneration technology suitable for domestic and community buildings, commercial establishments and industrial facilities, as well as local heat networks. One of the benefits of using cogeneration plant is a vastly improved energy efficiency: in some cases achieving up to 80-90% systems efficiency, whereas small-scale electricity production is typically at well below 40% efficiency, using the same amount of fuel. This higher efficiency affords users greater energy security and increased long-term sustainability of energy...

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High Temperature Polymer Blends

High Temperature Polymer Blends

By: Mark T. DeMeuse

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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Polymer blends offer properties not easily obtained through the use of a single polymer, including the ability to withstand high temperature conditions. High Temperature Polymer Blends outlines the characteristics, developments and use of high temperature polymer blends. The first chapter provides an introduction to high temperature polymer blends, their general principles and thermodynamics. Further chapters go on to deal with the characterization of high temperature polymer blends for specific uses such as fuel cells and aerospace applications. Different types of high temperature...

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Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems

Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems

By: Z Melhem

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Electricity transmission and distribution systems carry electricity from suppliers to demand sites. During transmission materials ageing and performance issues can lead to losses amounting to about 10% of the total generated electricity. Advanced grid technologies are therefore in development to sustain higher network efficiency, while also maintaining power quality and security. Electricity transmission, distribution and storage systems presents a comprehensive review of the materials, architecture and performance of electricity transmission and distribution networks, and the...

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Polymer Electrolytes

Polymer Electrolytes

By: C Sequeira; D Santos

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-AUG-2010

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Polymer electrolytes are electrolytic materials that are widely used in batteries, fuel cells and other applications such as supercapacitors, photoelectrochemical and electrochromic devices. Polymer electrolytes: Fundamentals and applications provides an important review of this class of ionic conductors, their properties and applications. Part one reviews the various types of polymer electrolyte compounds, with chapters on ceramic polymer electrolytes, natural polymer-based polymer electrolytes, composite polymer electrolytes, lithium-doped hybrid polymer electrolytes, hybrid...

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Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites

Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites

By: T McNally; P Pötschke

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-MAR-2011

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Understanding the properties of polymer carbon nanotube (CNT) composites is the key to these materials finding new applications in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to electronics, aerospace and biomedical/bioengineering. Polymer-carbon nanotube composites provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the preparation, characterisation, properties and applications of these technologically interesting new materials. Part one covers the preparation and processing of composites of thermoplastics with CNTs, with chapters covering in-situ polymerization, melt processing...

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Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites

Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites

By: P Robinson; E Greenhalgh; S Pinho

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-JAN-2012

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Polymer matrix composites are increasingly replacing traditional materials, such as metals, for applications in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries. Because of the relatively recent development of these composites there is extensive on-going research to improve the understanding and modelling of their behaviour - particularly their failure processes. As a consequence there is a strong demand among design engineers for the latest information on this behaviour in order to fully exploit the potential of these materials for a wide range of weight-sensitive applications. Failure...

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Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance

Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance

By: N Zafeiropoulos

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2011

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One of the major reasons for composite failure is a breakdown of the bond between the reinforcement fibres and the matrix. When this happens, the composite loses strength and fails. By engineering the interface between the natural fibres and the matrix, the properties of the composite can be manipulated to give maximum performance. Interface engineering of natural fibre composites for maximum performance looks at natural (sustainable) fibre composites and the growing trend towards their use as reinforcements in composites. Part one focuses on processing and surface treatments to engineer...

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Nanotechnology in the Food, Beverage and Nutraceutical Industries

Nanotechnology in the Food, Beverage and Nutraceutical Industries

By: Q Huang

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-APR-2012

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Nanotechnology has the potential to impact on food processing significantly. This important book summarises current research in this area and provides an overview of both current and possible future applications of nanotechnologies in the food industry. Issues such as safety and regulation are also addressed. After an introductory overview, the first part discusses general issues such as risk assessment, the regulatory framework, detection and characterisation of nanoparticles in food. Part two summarises the wide range of applications of nanotechnology in food processing, including...

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Thin Film Growth

Thin Film Growth

By: Z Cao

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 18-JUL-2011

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Thin film technology is used in many applications such as microelectronics, optics, hard and corrosion resistant coatings and micromechanics, and thin films form a uniquely versatile material base for the development of novel technologies within these industries. Thin film growth provides an important and up-to-date review of the theory and deposition techniques used in the formation of thin films. Part one focuses on the theory of thin film growth, with chapters covering nucleation and growth processes in thin films, phase-field modelling of thin film growth and surface roughness...

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Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

By: J Oakey

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2011

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Coal- and gas-based power plants currently supply the largest proportion of the world’s power generation capacity, and are required to operate to increasingly stringent environmental standards. Higher temperature combustion is therefore being adopted to improve plant efficiency and to maintain net power output given the energy penalty that integration of advanced emissions control systems cause. However, such operating regimes also serve to intensify degradation mechanisms within power plant systems, potentially affecting their reliability and lifespan. Power plant life management and...