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Human Factors in Process Plant Operation

Human Factors in Process Plant Operation

By: David A. Strobhar

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2014

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Call it the Human element in how a refining and chemical process operation is run….the other side of the machine and control system operation equation. Its value is in lives protected and money saved. This plain English guide to the principles of human factors will enable operations and control personnel—both the experienced and uninitiated— to understand how to successfully incorporate the concepts within their own plants. Through real-world examples, the author explains how human factors engineering concepts do, and must, dovetail with process plant design and operation. Offering practical...

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Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface

Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface

By: Jeffrey Karp; Weian Zhao

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

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Micro- and Nanoengineering of the Cell Surface  explores the direct engineering of cell surfaces, enabling materials scientists and chemists to manipulate or augment cell functions and phenotypes. The book is accessible for readers across industry, academia, and in clinical settings in multiple disciplines, including materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Written by leaders in the field, it covers numerous cell surface engineering methods along with their current and potential applications in cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosensing, and diagnosis. The...

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Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals, 2nd Edition

By: Michio Inagaki; Feiyu Kang

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 06-JUN-2014

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Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals provides a comprehensive introduction to carbon, the fourth most abundant element in the universe. The contents are organized into two main parts. Following a brief introduction on the history of carbon materials, Part 1 focuses on the fundamental science on the preparation and characterization of various carbon materials, and Part 2 concentrates on their engineering and applications, including hot areas like energy storage and environmental remediation. The book also includes up-to-date advanced information on such newer...

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Renewable Energy Integration

Renewable Energy Integration

By: Lawrence E. Jones

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 06-AUG-2014

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Renewable Energy Integration is a ground-breaking new resource, the first to offer a distilled examination of the intricacies of integrating renewables into the power grid and electricity markets. It offers informed perspectives from internationally renowned experts on the challenges to be met, and solutions based on demonstrated best practices developed by operators around the world. The book's focus on practical implementation of strategies provides real-world context for theoretical underpinnings and the development of supporting policy frameworks. The book considers a myriad of...

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Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas

Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas

By: Dobrin Toporov

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2014

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Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas focuses on a niche technology, combustion of coal in an oxygen rich environment, which is one approach to obtaining ‘clean coal,’ by making it easier to capture carbon that is released in the combustion process. Toporov’s book breaks ground on covering the key fundamentals of oxycoal technologies, which have not yet been covered in this depth. Combustion of Pulverised Coal in a Mixture of Oxygen and Recycled Flue Gas summarizes the main results from a pioneering work on experimental and numerical...

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Chemoinformatics and Advanced Machine Learning Perspectives

Chemoinformatics and Advanced Machine Learning Perspectives

By: Huma Lodhi; Yoshihiro Yamanishi

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JUL-2010

Insert Date: 14-JUN-2014

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Chemoinformatics is a scientific area that endeavours to study and solve complex chemical problems using computational techniques and methods. Chemoinformatics and Advanced Machine Learning Perspectives: Complex Computational Methods and Collaborative Techniques provides an overview of current research in machine learning and applications to chemoinformatics tasks. As a timely compendium of research, this book offers perspectives on key elements that are crucial for complex study and investigation....

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Computer Vision Metrics: Survey, Taxonomy, and Analysis

Computer Vision Metrics: Survey, Taxonomy, and Analysis

By: Scott Krig

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2014

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Computer Vision Metrics: Survey, Taxonomy, and Analysis provides a technical tour through computer vision, with a survey of nearly 100 types of local, regional, and global feature descriptors, blending history of the field with state-of-the-art analysis of contemporary methods, rather than just another how-to book with source code shortcuts and performance analysis. Observations are provided to develop intuition behind the methods and mathematics, interesting questions are raised for future research rather than providing all the answers, and a Vision Taxonomy is suggested to draw a...

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Real-Time Control of the Industrial Enterprise

Real-Time Control of the Industrial Enterprise

By: Peter Martin; Walter Boyes

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 12-JUN-2014

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In today’s world of manufacturing, it’s possible to be efficient but not profitable. How is this possible? While today’s manufacturing process control is real time, enterprise management remains transactional, and accounting systems remain structured for early 1800s piecework. Why are almost all of the productivity gains in manufacturing arising from better automation and control of processes (continuous, batch, hybrid, or discrete) and not from better chemistry, design, management, or financial controls? This book shows you exactly why this has happened and just how to fix it. The author...

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Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

Power Generation Technologies, 2nd Edition

By: Paul Breeze

Publisher: Newnes

Publication Date: 24-MAR-2014

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The new edition of Power Generation Technologies is a concise and readable guide that provides an introduction to the full spectrum of currently available power generation options, from traditional fossil fuels and the better established alternatives such as wind and solar power, to emerging renewables such as biomass and geothermal energy. Technology solutions such as combined heat and power and distributed generation are also explored. However, this book is more than just an account of the technologies – for each method the author explores the economic and environmental costs and...

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The Effect of Temperature and other Factors on Plastics and Elastomers, 3rd Edition

The Effect of Temperature and other Factors on Plastics and Elastomers, 3rd Edition

By: Laurence W. McKeen

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 15-APR-2014

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This reference guide brings together a wide range of critical data on the effect of temperature on plastics and elastomers, enabling engineers to make optimal material choices and design decisions. The effects of humidity level and strain rate on mechanical and electrical properties are also covered. The data are supported by explanations of how to make use of the data in real world engineering contexts. High (and low) temperatures can have a significant impact on plastics processing and applications, particularly in industries such as automotive, aerospace, oil and gas, packaging, and...

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Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles, 3rd Edition

Handbook of Fire and Explosion Protection Engineering Principles, 3rd Edition

By: Dennis P. Nolan

Publisher: William Andrew

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2014

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Written by an engineer for engineers, this book is both training manual and on-going reference, bringing together all the different facets of the complex processes that must be in place to minimize the risk to people, plant and the environment from fires, explosions, vapour releases and oil spills. Fully compliant with international regulatory requirements, relatively compact but comprehensive in its coverage, engineers, safety professionals and concerned company management will buy this book to capitalize on the author’s life-long expertise. This is the only book focusing specifically...

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Transport Properties of Concrete

Transport Properties of Concrete

By: Peter A. Claisse

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2014

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Transport Properties of Concrete covers how to measure the ability of ions and fluids to move through concrete material, and how to use the results to model performance. These transport properties largely determine the durability of concrete and of steel embedded within it, as well as the effectiveness of structures such as landfill containment barriers. The book begins by explaining in detail what transport properties are and how to write computer models for transport processes. Early chapters present and explain computer models written in basic code. Coverage then proceeds to a...

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Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

Sensor Technologies for Civil Infrastructures

By: Ming L. Wang; Jerome P. Lynch; Hoon Sohn

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Performance assessment and health monitoring of civil infrastructures has the potential to increase public safety while decreasing maintenance costs. Typically, sensors are strategically placed in a structure to measure and record data and to draw conclusions about the state of a structure. Volume 2 takes the reader through sensor data management and analytical techniques for fault detection and localization. It will look at prognosis and life-cycle assessment. The majority of the chapters are case studies in assessing structures such as bridges, buildings, super-tall towers, dams,...

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Advancing Embedded Systems and Real-Time Communications with Emerging Technologies

Advancing Embedded Systems and Real-Time Communications with Emerging Technologies

By: Seppo Virtanen

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Embedded systems and real-time computing can be useful tools for a variety of applications. Further research developments in this field can assist in promoting the future development of these technologies for various applications. Advancing Embedded Systems and Real-Time Communications with Emerging Technologies discusses embedded systems, communication system engineering, and real-time systems in an integrated manner. This research book includes advancements in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, and telecommunication engineering in regard to how they are used in embedded...

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Computer Vision and Image Processing in Intelligent Systems and Multimedia Technologies

Computer Vision and Image Processing in Intelligent Systems and Multimedia Technologies

By: Muhammad Sarfraz

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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The fields of computer vision and image processing are constantly evolving as new research and applications in these areas emerge. Staying abreast of the most up-to-date developments in this field is necessary in order to promote further research and apply these developments in real-world settings. Computer Vision and Image Processing in Intelligent Systems and Multimedia Technologies features timely and informative research on the design and development of computer vision and image processing applications in intelligent agents as well as in multimedia technologies. Covering a diverse set of...

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Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair

Advanced Composites in Bridge Construction and Repair

By: Yail Jimmy Kim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2014

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Advanced composite materials for bridge structures are recognized as a promising alternative to conventional construction materials such as steel. This book summarises key recent research in this area. After an introductory overview and an assessment of bond characteristics between composites and cement, Advanced composites in bridge construction and repair reviews key applications of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in bridge construction and repair. These applications include cable-stayed bridges, seismic retrofit of reinforced concrete piers, repair of ageing bridge...

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Computational Modelling of Biomechanics and Biotribology in the Musculoskeletal System

Computational Modelling of Biomechanics and Biotribology in the Musculoskeletal System

By: Z Jin

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 05-MAY-2014

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Modelling is an important aspect of the design process for biomaterials and medical devices. By effectively modelling biomaterials and implants before their implantation, it is now possible to predict certain implant-tissue reactions, degradation and wear. Consequently, computational modelling is becoming increasingly important in the design and manufacture of biomedical materials, allowing scientists to more accurately tailor their materials’ properties for the in vivo environment. Computational modelling of biomechanics and biotribology in the musculoskeletal system begins with an...

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Quantum Information Processing with Diamond

Quantum Information Processing with Diamond

By: Steven Prawer; Igor Aharonovich

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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Diamond nitrogen vacancy (NV) colour centres have the potential to transform quantum information science into a practical technology. Part one provides an introduction to quantum information science, including characterization tools designed to test and measure the properties of diamond materials. Part two reviews research on developing diamond quantum information processing. The final part of the book looks at emerging applications in such areas as sensors, neural circuits and superconductors. Brings together the topics of diamond and quantum information processing Looks at...

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High Performance Silicon Imaging

High Performance Silicon Imaging

By: Daniel Durini

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2014

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Silicon imaging is a fast growing area of the semiconductor industry. Its use in cell phone cameras is already well established, and emerging applications include web, security, automotive and digital cinema cameras. High performance silicon imaging covers the fundamentals of silicon image sensors, with a focus on existing performance issues and potential solutions. It then considers several applications for the technology. Part one begins with a review of the fundamental principles of photosensing and the operational principles of silicon image sensors. It then focuses in on charged...

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Advances in Biorefineries

Advances in Biorefineries

By: Keith W. Waldron

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-APR-2014

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Biorefineries are an essential technology in converting biomass into biofuels or other useful materials. Advances in Biorefineries provides a comprehensive overview of biorefining processing techniques and technologies and the biofuels and other materials produced. Part one focuses on methods of optimising the biorefining process and assessing its environmental and economic impact. It also looks at current and developing technologies for producing value-added materials. Part two goes on to explore these materials with a focus on biofuels and other value added products. It considers...