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Lubrication Fundamentals, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded

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Don M. Pirro, Martin Webster, Ekkehard Daschner
March 17, 2016

Careful selection of the right lubricant(s) is required to keep a machine running smoothly. Lubrication Fundamentals, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded describes the need and design for the many specialized oils and greases used to lubricate machine elements and builds on the tribology and lubrica...

Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources: Exploitation and Development

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Usman Ahmed, D. Nathan Meehan
June 14, 2016

As the shale revolution continues in North America, unconventional resource markets are emerging on every continent. In the next eight to ten years, more than 100,000 wells and one- to two-million hydraulic fracturing stages could be executed, resulting in close to one trillion dollars in industry s...

Process Safety: Key Concepts and Practical Approaches

James A. Klein, Bruce K. Vaughen
May 24, 2017

Effective process safety programs consist of three interrelated foundations—safety culture and leadership, process safety systems, and operational discipline—designed to prevent serious injuries and incidents resulting from toxic releases, fires, explosions, and uncontrolled reactions. Each of...

The Physical Chemistry of Materials: Energy and Environmental Applications

Rolando Roque-Malherbe
May 24, 2017

In recent years, the area dealing with the physical chemistry of materials has become an emerging discipline in materials science that emphasizes the study of materials for chemical, sustainable energy, and pollution abatement applications. Written by an active researcher in this field, Physical...

Applied Surface Thermodynamics, Second Edition

A.W. Neumann, Robert David, Yi Zuo
May 22, 2017

Surface thermodynamics forms the foundation of any meaningful study of capillarity and wetting phenomena. The second edition of Applied Surface Thermodynamics offers a comprehensive state-of-the-art treatment of this critical topic. It provides students and researchers with fundamental knowledge...

PEM Fuel Cell Diagnostic Tools

Haijiang Wang, Xiao-Zi Yuan, Hui Li
May 22, 2017

PEM Fuel Cell Diagnostic Tools presents various tools for diagnosing PEM fuel cells and stacks, including in situ and ex situ diagnostic tools, electrochemical techniques, and physical/chemical methods. The text outlines the principles, experimental implementation, data processing, and application...

Microwave Heating as a Tool for Sustainable Chemistry

Nicholas E. Leadbeater
May 22, 2017

Shorter reaction times, higher product yields, and enhanced selectivity are some of the advantages microwave heating has over conventional methods, causing its use to transition from a curiosity to mainstream, both in industrial and academic settings. Microwave Heating as a Tool for Sustainable...

Phosphoric Acid: Purification, Uses, Technology, and Economics

Rodney Gilmour
May 11, 2017

The rise and rationalization of the industrial phosphates industry have gone hand in hand with the development and maturation of technologies to purify phosphoric acid. In the 1960s and 70s, driven by the exponential sales growth of the detergent-builder sodium tripolyphosphate, chemical producers...

Hemodialysis Membranes: For Engineers to Medical Practitioners

Sirshendu De, Anirban Roy
May 02, 2017

Book initiates with introductory material to hemodialysis technology and its historical evolution and later on divulging into the field of biomaterials. With this background, the book discusses selection criteria of a suitable biomaterial for synthesis of haemodialysis membranes along with...

High Temperature Superconductors And Other Superfluids

A S Alexandrov, Nevill Mott
April 28, 2017

Written by eminent researchers in the field, this text describes the theory of superconductivity and superfluidity starting from liquid helium and a charged Bose-gas. It also discusses the modern bipolaron theory of strongly coupled superconductors, which explains the basic physical properties of...

Adsorption on Mesoporous Metal-Organic Frameworks in Solution for Clean Energy, Environment and Healthcare

Alexander Samokhvalov
April 25, 2017

Adsorption and desorption in solution play significant roles in separations, detoxification of waste streams, in purification, chromatography, heterogeneous catalysis, metabolism of medicinal drugs, and beyond. Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are well-ordered 3-dimensional hybrid organic-inorganic...

Metabolic Regulation and Metabolic Engineering for Biofuel and Biochemical Production

Kazuyuki Shimizu
April 25, 2017

The global warming problem is becoming critical year by year, causing climate disaster all over the world, where it has been believed that the CO2 gas emitted from the factories and the burning of fossil fuels may be one of the reasons of global warming. Moreover, the global stock of fossil fuels...

Chromatographic Analysis of the Environment: Mass Spectrometry Based Approaches, Fourth Edition

Leo M.L. Nollet, Dimitra A. Lambropoulou
April 23, 2017

This detailed handbook covers different chromatographic analysis techniques and chromatographic data for compounds found in air, water, and soil, and sludge. The new edition outlines developments relevant to environmental analysis, especially when using chromatographic mass spectrometric techniques...

Sustainable Water Treatment: Innovative Technologies

Zainura Zainon Noor, Noor Salehan Mohammad Sabli
April 17, 2017

This book focuses on green and innovative wastewater treatment technologies that promote sustainability. It discusses a variety of biological, physical, and chemical treatment technologies. It covers biological processes for recovery of value-added products from wastewater and gives an overview of...

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