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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. 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 technology....

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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. 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. Part one provides an introduction to biomass supply chains and feedstocks, and...

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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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High-Speed Precision Motion Control

High-Speed Precision Motion Control

By: Takashi Yamaguchi; Mitsuo Hirata; Justin Pang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

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Written for researchers and postgraduate students in control engineering, as well as professionals in the hard disk drive industry, this book discusses high-precision and fast servo controls in hard disk drives (HDDs). The editors present a number of control algorithms that enable fast seeking and high precision positioning, and propose problems from commercial products, making the book valuable to researchers in HDDs. Each chapter is self-contained, and progresses from concept to technique, present application examples that can be used within automotive, aerospace, aeronautical, and...

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Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists, Third Edition

Intelligent Systems for Engineers and Scientists, Third Edition

By: Adrian Hopgood

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2011

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The third edition of this bestseller examines the principles of artificial intelligence and their application in engineering and science, as well as techniques for developing intelligent systems to solve practical problems. Covering the spectrum of intelligent systems techniques, it incorporates knowledge-based systems, computational intelligence, and their hybrids. It includes expanded chapters on genetic algorithms and single-candidate optimization techniques, while the chapter on neural networks now covers spiking networks and a range of recurrent networks. Example programs using rules...

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Semiconductor Packaging: Materials Interaction and Reliability

Semiconductor Packaging: Materials Interaction and Reliability

By: Andrea Chen; Randy Lo

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2011

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This easy-to-read book enables a fundamental understanding of the underlying physical properties of the materials used in a semiconductor package. By tying together the disparate elements essential to a semiconductor package, the authors show how all the parts fit and work together to provide durable protection for the integrated circuit chip within as well as a means for the chip to communicate with the outside world. The text also covers packaging materials for MEMS, solar technology, and LEDs and explores future trends in semiconductor packages. ...

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Floating Body Cell: A Novel Capacitor-Less DRAM Cell

Floating Body Cell: A Novel Capacitor-Less DRAM Cell

By: Takashi Ohsawa; Takeshi Hamamoto

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 14-OCT-2011

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This book focuses on the technologies of the floating body cell (FBC), which is regarded as the most probable candidate to replace the conventional 1T-1C DRAM. It covers basic principles, procedures for device structure optimization, operational methods, relations between different applications, and their suitable technology options. One of the authors (Dr. Takashi Ohsawa) is known as the inventor of FBC and presented the award-winning paper at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in 2002 for the cell concept and a memory design using the cell. ...

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Magnetoelectricity in Composites

Magnetoelectricity in Composites

By: Mirza Bichurin; Dwight Viehland

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 11-NOV-2011

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This book brings together numerous contributions to the field of magnetoelectric (ME) composites that have been reported since the beginning of the new millennium. It presents assimilation of facts into the established knowledge, so that the potential of the field can be made transparent to the new generations of talent to advance the subject matter. This book discusses these bulk and nanostructured magnetoelectric composites from both experimental and theoretical perspectives. From application viewpoint, microwave devices, sensors, transducers, and heterogeneous read/write devices are...

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Optical Biomimetics

Optical Biomimetics

By: M Large

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-SEP-2012

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Optical biomimetics, the study of natural systems to inspire novel solutions to problems in optical technologies, has attracted growing interest. Optical biomimetics reviews key research in this area, focusing on the techniques and approaches used to characterise and mimic naturally occurring optical effects. Beginning with an overview of natural photonic structures, Optical biomimetics goes on to discuss optical applications of biomolecules, such as retinylidene and bacteriorhodopsin, polarisation effects in natural photonic structures and their applications, and biomimetic...

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Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry

Robotics and Automation in the Food Industry

By: D Caldwell

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 03-DEC-2012

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The implementation of robotics and automation in the food sector offers great potential for improved safety, quality and profitability by optimising process monitoring and control. Robotics and automation in the food industry provides a comprehensive overview of current and emerging technologies and their applications in different industry sectors. Part one introduces key technologies and significant areas of development, including automatic process control and robotics in the food industry, sensors for automated quality and safety control, and the development of machine vision systems....

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Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

Electrical Drives for Direct Drive Renewable Energy Systems

By: M Mueller; H Polinder

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2013

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Wind turbine gearboxes present major reliability issues, leading to great interest in the current development of gearless direct-drive wind energy systems. Offering high reliability, high efficiency and low maintenance, developments in these direct-drive systems point the way to the next generation of wind power, and Electrical drives for direct drive renewable energy systems is an authoritative guide to their design, development and operation. Part one outlines electrical drive technology, beginning with an overview of electrical generators for direct drive systems. Principles of...

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Elementary Flight Dynamics with an Introduction to Bifurcation and Continuation Methods

Elementary Flight Dynamics with an Introduction to Bifurcation and Continuation Methods

By: Nandan Sinha; N. Ananthkrishnan

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 26-OCT-2013

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Aimed at junior and senior undergraduate students, this book covers recent developments in airplane flight dynamics and introduces bifurcation and continuation methods as a tool for flight dynamics analysis. Designed to help the student make the transition from classroom calculations to the real-world of computational flight dynamics, it presents an updated version of the aerodynamic model with the corrected definition of the rate (dynamic) derivatives. ...

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Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

Applied Medical Image Processing, Second Edition: A Basic Course

By: Wolfgang Birkfellner

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication Date: 06-MAR-2014

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Avoiding excessive mathematical formalisms, this second edition of a bestseller delivers an ideal introduction to medical image processing, presenting key principles and algorithms using simple MATLAB® Octave scripts. It not only discusses data storage, transformations, segmentation, rendering, registration, and reconstruction, but also contains a chapter on clinical applications and an image-guided therapy tutorial. Including examples from radiology, internal medicine, surgery, and radiation therapy, the text is beneficial to students of medical physics, biomedical engineering, computer...

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Make: Sensors

Make: Sensors

By: ; ; Ville Valtokari

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc

Publication Date: 28-MAY-2014

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Make: Sensors is the definitive introduction and guide to the sometimes-tricky world of using sensors to monitor the physical world. With dozens of projects and experiments for you to build, this book shows you how to build sensor projects with both Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Use Arduino when you need a low-power, low-complexity brain for your sensor, and choose Raspberry Pi when you need to perform additional processing using the Linux operating system running on that device.You'll learn about touch sensors, light sensors, accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetic sensors, as well as temperature,...

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Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

By: Shekhar Guha; Leonel Gonzalez

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-DEC-2013

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This book provides a collection of expressions, equations, formulas, and derivations used in calculating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media which are useful for predicting experimental results. The authors address light propagation in anisotropic media, oscillation directions of the electric field and displacement vectors, the walk-off angles between the Poynting and propagation vectors, and effective values of the d coefficient for biaxial, uniaxial, and isotropic crystals. The book also includes MATLAB and FORTRAN computer programs for numerical evaluations. ...

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Machine Learning Forensics for Law Enforcement, Security, and Intelligence

Machine Learning Forensics for Law Enforcement, Security, and Intelligence

By: Jesus Mena

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 23-JUN-2011

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Increasingly, crimes and fraud are digital in nature, occurring at breakneck speed and encompassing large volumes of data. To combat this unlawful activity, knowledge about the use of machine learning technology and software is critical. This volume integrates an assortment of deductive and instructive tools, techniques, and technologies to arm professionals with the tools they need to be prepared and stay ahead of the game. It is a practical guide on how to conduct forensic investigations using self-organizing clustering map (SOM) neural networks, text extraction, and rule generating...

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Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Third Edition

Electrical Power Cable Engineering, Third Edition

By: William Thue

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-DEC-2011

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Fully updated, this third edition addresses the design, application, and preparation of terminating and splicing cables. The book provides methods for testing shielded power cable systems in the field and shows how conductor material, size, and design depend on ampacity, voltage regulation, and other factors. It also covers the up-to-date methods of design, manufacture, installation, and operation of power cables. Written for professionals and students, this book emphasizes low and medium voltages because they comprise the quantity of cable in service throughout the world. This reference...

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Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Station and Industrial Plants

Electrical Calculations and Guidelines for Generating Station and Industrial Plants

By: Thomas Baker

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 26-SEP-2011

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A very helpful tool for solving circuit protection problems, this book presents and simplifies the theory and 132 calculations that electrical engineers typically need to understand in order to support operations, maintenance, and betterment projects for generating stations and other large industrial facilities. The book begins with a cursory review or refresher of basic electrical theory. It then provides additional insights into electrical theory and sets the conventions that will be utilized throughout the remainder of the book. ...

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Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

Measurement Data Modeling and Parameter Estimation

By: Zhengming Wang; Dongyun Yi; Xiaojun Duan; Jing Yao; Defeng Gu

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 06-DEC-2011

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This book discusses the theories, methods, and application techniques of the measurement data mathematical modeling and parameter estimation. It seeks to build a bridge between mathematical theory and engineering practice in the measurement data processing field so theoretical researchers and technical engineers can communicate. It is organized with abundant materials, such as illustrations, tables, examples, and exercises. The authors create examples to apply mathematical theory innovatively to measurement and control engineering. Not only does this reference provide theoretical...