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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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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

Insert Date: 05-JUN-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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Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors

Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors

By: Tom Francke; Vladimir Peskov

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Study of nature and the world around us has been a primary motivation for scientists and researchers for centuries. Advanced methods in the study of elementary particles have led to even greater discoveries in recent years. Innovative Applications and Developments of Micro-Pattern Gaseous Detectors focuses on the analysis and use of various gas detection systems, providing a detailed description of some of the most commonly used gas detectors and the science behind them. From early detectors to modern tools and techniques, this book will be of particular use to practitioners and researchers...

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Fluid Flow Measurement, 3rd Edition

Fluid Flow Measurement, 3rd Edition

By: Paul J. LaNasa; E. Loy Upp

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 12-APR-2014

Insert Date: 01-MAY-2014

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There is a tendency to make flow measurement a highly theoretical and technical subject but what most influences quality measurement is the practical application of meters, metering principles, and metering equipment and the use of quality equipment that can continue to function through the years with proper maintenance have the most influence in obtaining quality measurement. This guide provides a review of basic laws and principles, an overview of physical characteristics and behavior of gases and liquids, and a look at the dynamics of flow. The authors examine applications of...

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Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineering

Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineering

By: Mathieu Mory

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 21-MAR-2011

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The book aims at providing to master and PhD students the basic knowledge in fluid mechanics for chemical engineers. Applications to mixing and reaction and to mechanical separation processes are addressed. The first part of the book presents the principles of fluid mechanics used by chemical engineers, with a focus on global theorems for describing the behavior of hydraulic systems. The second part deals with turbulence and its application for stirring, mixing and chemical reaction. The third part addresses mechanical separation processes by considering the dynamics of particles in a...

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X-Ray Line Profile Analysis in Materials Science

X-Ray Line Profile Analysis in Materials Science

By: Jenő Gubicza

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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X-ray line profile analysis is an effective and non-destructive method for the characterization of the microstructure in crystalline materials. Supporting research in the area of x-ray line profile analysis is necessary in promoting further developments in this field. X-Ray Line Profile Analysis in Materials Science aims to synthesize the existing knowledge of the theory, methodology, and applications of x-ray line profile analysis in real-world settings. This publication presents both the theoretical background and practical implementation of x-ray line profile analysis and serves as a...

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Polymer Science and Technology, Third Edition

Polymer Science and Technology, Third Edition

By: Joel R. Fried

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

Insert Date: 07-JAN-2014

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The Definitive Guide to Polymer Principles, Properties, Synthesis, Applications, and Simulations Now fully revised, Polymer Science and Technology, Third Edition, systematically reviews the field’s current state and emerging advances. Leading polymer specialist Joel R. Fried offers modern coverage of both processing principles and applications in multiple industries, including medicine, biotechnology, chemicals, and electronics. This edition’s new and expanded coverage ranges from advanced synthesis to the latest drug delivery applications. New topics include controlled radical...

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Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis

Chemical Engineering Design and Analysis

By: T. Michael Duncan; Jeffrey A. Reimer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 13-SEP-1998

Insert Date: 03-NOV-2013

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Students taking their first chemical engineering course plunge into the 'nuts and bolts' of mass and energy balances and often miss the broad view of what chemical engineers do. This 1998 text offers a well-paced introduction to chemical engineering. Students are first introduced to the fundamental steps in design and three methods of analysis: mathematical modeling, graphical methods, and dimensional analysis. The book then describes how to apply engineering skills, such as how to simplify calculations through assumptions and approximations; how to verify calculations, significant...

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Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers with Microfluidics and CFD, Second Edition

Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers with Microfluidics and CFD, Second Edition

By: James O. Wilkes

Publisher: Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 29-SEP-2005

Insert Date: 08-OCT-2013

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The Chemical Engineer's Practical Guide to Contemporary Fluid Mechanics Since most chemical processing applications are conducted either partially or totally in the fluid phase, chemical engineers need a strong understanding of fluid mechanics. Such knowledge is especially valuable for solving problems in the biochemical, chemical, energy, fermentation, materials, mining, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, polymer, and waste-processing industries. Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers, Second Edition, with Microfluidics and CFD, systematically introduces fluid mechanics from the perspective of...

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Chemical Sensors

Chemical Sensors

By: Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 15-JUL-2012

Insert Date: 12-SEP-2013

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Chemical sensors are integral to the automation of myriad industrial processes and everyday monitoring of such activities as public safety, engine performance, medical therapeutics, and many more. This 4 volume reference work covering simulation and modeling will serve as the perfect complement to Momentum Press's 6 volume reference works 'Chemical Sensors: Fundamentals of Sensing Materials' and 'Chemical Sensors: Comprehensive Sensor Technologies', which present detailed information related to materials, technologies, construction and application of various devices for chemical sensing. ...

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Informing Chemical Engineering Decisions with Data, Research, and Government Resources

Informing Chemical Engineering Decisions with Data, Research, and Government Resources

By: Patricia Elaine Kirkwood; Necia T. Parker-Gibson

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 10-SEP-2013

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This book offers new engineers and engineering students appropriate and effective strategies to find data, statistics, and research to support decision making. The authors describe the utility of solid reputable sources and help readers go beyond reliance on the quick Internet search, a habit which is often both inadequate to complex tasks and a source of criticism from employers. Some sources are free; others are available through libraries, or by purchase or subscription. This title can be used as a guide in concert with the advice of professors and colleagues, and potentially as a...

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Optimal Control for Chemical Engineers

Optimal Control for Chemical Engineers

By: Simant Upreti

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 24-AUG-2013

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This self-contained book gives a detailed treatment of optimal control theory that enables readers to formulate and solve optimal control problems. With a strong emphasis on problem solving, it provides all the necessary mathematical analyses and derivations of important results, including multiplier theorems and Pontryagin’s principle. The text presents various examples and basic concepts of optimal control and describes important numerical methods and computational algorithms for solving a wide range of optimal control problems, including periodic processes. ...

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Computational Models for Polydisperse Particulate and Multiphase Systems

Computational Models for Polydisperse Particulate and Multiphase Systems

By: Daniele L. Marchisio; Rodney O. Fox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2013

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Providing a clear description of the theory of polydisperse multiphase flows, with emphasis on the mesoscale modelling approach and its relationship with microscale and macroscale models, this all-inclusive introduction is ideal whether you are working in industry or academia. Theory is linked to practice through discussions of key real-world cases (particle/droplet/bubble coalescence, break-up, nucleation, advection and diffusion and physical- and phase-space), providing valuable experience in simulating systems that can be applied to your own applications. Practical cases of QMOM, DQMOM,...

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Chemical Sensors

Chemical Sensors

By: Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 15-AUG-2012

Insert Date: 18-JUN-2013

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Chemical sensors are integral to the automation of myriad industrial processes and everyday monitoring of such activities as public safety, engine performance, medical therapeutics, and many more. This 4 volume reference work covering simulation and modeling will serve as the perfect complement to Momentum Press's 6 volume reference works "Chemical Sensors: Fundamentals of Sensing Materials" and "Chemical Sensors: Comprehensive Sensor Technologies", which present detailed information related to materials, technologies, construction and application of various devices for chemical sensing. ...

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Polymer Dynamics and Relaxation

Polymer Dynamics and Relaxation

By: Richard Boyd; Grant Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 13-SEP-2007

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This book was first published in 2007. Polymers exhibit a range of physical characteristics, from rubber-like elasticity to the glassy state. These particular properties are controlled at the molecular level by the mobility of the structural constituents. Remarkable changes in mobility can be witnessed with temperature, over narrow, well defined regions, termed relaxation processes. This is an important, unique phenomenon controlling polymer transition behaviour and is described here at an introductory level. The important types of relaxation processes from amorphous to crystalline...

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Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer

By: M. Thirumaleshwar

Publisher: Pearson Education India

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2006

Insert Date: 06-MAY-2013

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Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer is written as a text book for senior undergraduates in engineering colleges of Indian universities, in the departments of Mechanical, Automobile, Production, Chemical, Nuclear and Aerospace Engineering. The book should also be useful as a reference book for practising engineers for whom thermal calculations and understanding of heat transfer are necessary, for example, in the areas of Thermal Engineering, Metallurgy, Refrigeration and Airconditioning, Insulation etc. ...

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The Physics of Deformation and Fracture of Polymers

The Physics of Deformation and Fracture of Polymers

By: Ali Argon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2013

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Demonstrating through examples, this book presents a mechanism-based perspective on the broad range of deformation and fracture response of solid polymers. It draws on the results of probing experiments and considers the similar mechanical responses of amorphous metals and inorganic compounds to develop advanced methodology for generating more precise forms of modelling. This, in turn, provides a better fundamental understanding of deformation and fracture phenomena in solid polymers. Such mechanism-based constitutive response forms have far-reaching application potential in the prediction...

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Characterization of Catalytic Materials

Characterization of Catalytic Materials

By: Israel E. Wachs

Publisher: Momentum Press

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2010

Insert Date: 16-AUG-2012

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Catalytic materials are essential to nearly every commercial and industrial chemical process in order to make reaction times faster and more efficient. Understanding the microstructure of such materials is essential to designing improved catalytic properties. This volume in the materials characterization series reviews the more common types characterization methods used for understanding surface and structural properties of most types of commercially used catalytic materials. -- Covers both bulk metals and alloys as well as supported metals metal oxides and metal sulfides -- Characterization...