• Geography & the Environment
      August 2018

      Green Chemistry in Industry

      by Mark Anthony Benvenuto, Heinz Plaumann, Philip G. Jessop, Laura M. Reyes, Steven P. Kelley, Paula Berton, Andreas Metlen, Robin D. Rogers, Keith E. Gutowski, Philip G. Sliva, Raymond Neff, Agnieszka Gajewski, Pei-Yu Kuo, Ning Yan, Nicole Tratnik, Jing Luo, Steven J. Bachofer, Mark D. Lingwood

      The “greening” of industry processes, i.e. making them more sustainable, is a popular and often lucrative trend which has emerged over recent years. The 3rd volume of Green Chemical Processing considers sustainable chemistry in the context of corporate interests. The American Chemical Society’s 12 Principles of Green Chemistry are woven throughout this text as well as the series to which this book belongs.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      September 2018

      Chemistry for Higher Education

      A Practical Guide to Designing a Course in Chemistry

      by Jan H. Apotheker

      Current publication gives hands-on recommendations how to develop a successful course in either the bachelor or the master of chemistry. The author discusses different ways of course building, such as lectures, workshops, seminars and labs, explains how to identify potential improvements for the next run of the class and elucidates the tools to create an efficient learning environment that helps students to understand the nature of chemistry.

    • Technology: general issues
      October 2018

      Bonding technology

      Bonding-friendly constructions and applications in practice

      by Tim Jüntgen

      For many applications, bonding technology represents a reliable and economical alternative to established and traditional joining processes. Among other things, it offers the best prerequisites for the consistent realization of resilient lightweight constructions, which are becoming increasingly important in today's world as a result of increasing mobility and the sustainable conservation of resources. From the content: Manufacturing processes, joining processes and connection types Basics, technology of gluing Structure, classification and types of adhesives Bonding of metallic and non-metallic materials Selected examples of concrete applications in bonding technology Testing and quality assurance Bonding in combination with other joining processes (hybrid joining) Further information / updates in the free online service This technical book provides design engineers and adhesive users with assistance for the conception, design and implementation of bondings.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Metallic Nanomaterials (Part A)

      by Kumar Challa, Hendrik du Toit, Leticia García-Cruz, Asterios Gavriilidis, Volker Hessel, He Huang, Gao Li, Sirui Li, Zhimin Li, Liangliang Lin, Samuel E. Lohse, Luca Mazzei, Vicente Montie, Luca Panariello, Jose Solla-Gullon, Sergey A. Starostin, Jiangwei Zhang, Kai Zheng

      This book presents latest research results on synthesis and application of metallic nanomaterials. Fabrication techniques, analytic properties, as well as theoretical aspects are discussed. Size- and shape-controlled synthesis of silver, gold, copper, ruthenium, tellurium, selenium and palladium nanoparticles are reviewed. Further topics are the synthesis from microplasma and shape-control for electrocatalytic applications.

    • Science & Mathematics
      March 2019

      Textile Chemistry

      by Thomas Bechtold, Tung Pham

      Textile Chemistry gives a detailed and explanatory overview on mainly chemical but also physical aspects of fabrics. It contains definitions, basic components and their properties, physicochemical processes, as well as chemical modification of textiles, highlighting the application of smart materials. The book also provides exercises and sample calculations, which makes it ideal for students and scientists in industry.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Metallic Nanomaterials (Part B)

      by Kumar Challa, Sharda Bharti, Nirmal Kumar Das, Jiwen Hu, Zhiyuan Jiang, Silvia Lampis, Huiqi Li, Shudong Lin, Saptarshi Mukherjee, Soumyo Mukherji, Suparna Mukherji, Elena Piacenza, Alessandro Presentato, Gauri Shukla, Raymond Turner, Giovanni Vallini, Zhaoxiong Xie, Linlin Xu, Jun Yang, Jiawei Zhang, Pei Zhang, Emanuele Zonaro

      This book presents latest research results on synthesis and application of metallic nanomaterials. Fabrication techniques, analytic properties, as well as theoretical aspects are discussed. Size- and shape-controlled synthesis of silver, gold, copper, ruthenium, tellurium, selenium and palladium nanoparticles are reviewed. Further topics are the synthesis from microplasma and shape-control for electrocatalytic applications.

    • Materials science
      January 2016

      Material Science

      by Olaf Jacobs

      It is very important for mechanical and industrial engineers to keep up with the latest developments in the field of material science. Technical innovation often depends on new materials, and a careful selection of materials can reduce cost and improve quality. structure of materials material characteristics material testing material groupings material selection The subject is clearly presented and is accompanied by a wealth of illustrations, providing an ideal learning tool. Learning goals are defined to enhance the educational process. Exercises are provided to allow readers to check their progress and prepare for exams.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      June 2018

      Industrial Robots

      Planning - Integration – Trends

      by Gunther Reinhart, Alejandro Magaña Flores, Carola Zwicker

      Due to their flexibility and economic efficiency, industrial robots have proven to be a key technology in various areas along the production chain. Current developments in production show that robots are increasingly able to replace established technologies in many manufacturing, assembly and logistics processes. It is not without reason that, in addition to large companies such as automobile manufacturers, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have also begun to include industrial robots in their production processes. This book is a handbook for SMEs with tips and tricks on the use of robots. The most important fundamentals of robotics are taught and methods are explained how to evaluate whether a product or process can be automated by using robots. Here, not only the technical features but also safety-relevant points and economic aspects are considered. In addition to feasibility, the size and risk of an investment for SMEs is an important basis for a decision. How can the robot be sensibly integrated into production? What needs to be taken into account when planning new and redesigning existing buildings? This book presents the individual planning steps in detail and explains them with examples. The free online service InfoClick provides checklists and templates for the individual steps in line with the most important steps. From the content: Basics of industrial robotics Technical feasibility feasibility study Conception and planning assimilation trends Further information / updates in the online service

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      December 2018

      Carbon-based Smart Materials

      by Constantinos A. Charitidis, Elias P. Koumoulos, Dimitrios A. Dragatogiannis

      Presents technologies and key concepts to produce suitable smart materials and intelligent structures for sensing, information and communication technology, spintronics, supercapacitors, biomedical applications (drug delivery, hyperthermia therapy), self-healing, flexible memories and construction technologies. Novel developments of environmental friendly, cost-effective and scalable production processes are discussed by experts in the field.

    • Science & Mathematics
      March 2026

      Ionic-Phononic Crystals

      by Yongyuan Zhu, Zhenlin Wang, et al., Nanjing University Press Co. Ltd

      The book begins by giving a comprehensive investigation onpropertites of ionic-phononic crystals, stereometamaterials and entangled photons. The domain engineering for dielectric superlattice and some applications of optical supperlattice are presented in detail. This book is an essential reference for graduate students, scientists and practitioner in the research fields of condensed matter physics, photonics and nanostructures.

    • Science & Mathematics
      March 2026

      Domain Engineering and Laser Application

      by Yongyuan Zhu, Zhenlin Wang, et al., Nanjing University Press Co. Ltd

      This third volume of three presents fundamentals of domain engineering for dielectric superlattices, including how to prepare, design and utilize domain structures in ferroelectric superlattices. Applications in laser technology are also discussed. It is an essential reference for scientists and graduates in photonics, condensed matter physics and nanotechnology. Volume 1 and 2 cover optical and acoustic superlattices and phononic crystals.

    • Science & Mathematics
      December 2018

      Elemental Analysis

      An Introduction to Modern Spectrometric Techniques

      by Gerhard Schlemmer, Lieve Balcaen, José Luis Todolí, Mike Hinds

      Elemental Analysis is an excellent guide introducing cutting-edge methods for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of elements. Each chapter of the book gives an overview of a certain technique, such as AAS, AFS, ICP-OES, MIP-OES, ICP-MS and XRF. Readers will benefit from a balanced combination of theoretical basics, operational principles of instruments and their practical applications.

    • Science & Mathematics
      November 2018

      Industrial Biotechnology

      by Mark Anthony Benvenuto

      The book provides an excellent introduction to industrial biotechnology, addressing the applications of biomolecules and living systems in industrial manufacturing of various products. Each part of the book is devoted to a certain biotech sector, such as biofuels, food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and materials. The book also covers the environmental aspects of industrial biotechnology and the principles of bio-based economy.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      September 2018

      Wear of Composite Materials

      by J. Paulo Davim, Umesh Marathe, Meghashree Padhan, Jayashree Bijwe, Ana Horovistiz, Susana Laranjeira, T.S. Kiran, S. Basavarajappa, Prasanna Kumar M., B.M. Viswanatha, G. Gautam, N. Kumar, A. Mohan, S. Mohan, Jinjun Lu, Xiaoqin Wen, Zhiqin Ding, Feiyan Yuwen, Junhu Meng, Ruiqing Yao, Bobby Satheesan, Mohammed Mehdhar Al-Mehdhar, Mohammed Abdul Samad

      Composite materials are engineered from two or more constituents with significantly altered physical or chemical properties within the finished structure. Due to their special mechanical and physical properties they have the potential to replace conventional materials. This volume discusses durability of composite materials, wear mechanisms and resistance.

    • Technology, Engineering & Agriculture
      October 2017

      Maschinenelemente 1

      by Hubert Hinzen

      Der Autor stellt die komplexe Vielfalt der Maschinenelemente übersichtlich und systematisch so strukturiert dar, dass der Leser einen umfassenden Überblick erhält. Jedem Kapitel sind zur weiteren Vertiefung ein entsprechend abgestimmter Aufgabenteil sowie ein ausführliches Verzeichnis an weiterführender Fachliteratur und Normen angefügt. Damit ist es dem Leser möglich, selbständig Wissen zu vertiefen und sich eigenständig komplexe Zusammenhänge zu erschließen. Themen des 1. Bandes sind Grundlagen der Dimensionierung metallischer Bauteile, Achsen und Wellen, Federn, Verbindungselemente und Verbindungstechniken sowie Schrauben.

    • Science & Mathematics
      September 2018

      Hydrogen-Air PEM Fuel Cell

      Integration, Modeling and Control

      by Shiwen Tong, Dianwei Qian, Chunlei Huo

      The book presents the modeling and control of hydrogen-air PEM fuel cell, including simultaneous estimation of the parameters and states, fuzzy cluster modeling, SPM-based predictive control, advanced fuzzy control, etc. MATLAB/Simulink-based modeling and control programs are also discussed in detail. With abundant practical programs and source codes, it is an essential reference for both scientists and industrial engineers.

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      August 1997


      by Hans Hart, Werner Lotze, Eugen-Georg Woschni

    • The Arts
      July 2018

      Ergonomics For People With Disabilities

      Design For Accessibility

      by Aleksandra Polak-Sopinska

      The world of developed economies looks at the problems of people with disabilities from a technical, social, psychological and informational perspective. Impacts in favour of people with disabilities are most often equated with the removal of barriers and integration. Nowadays, virtually every form of social and economic life should take in account inclusion and removal of barriers. Urban planning, the design of buildings, communication networks and the products, tools can be done from the perspective of removing barriers for people with disabilities. It is crucial to promote a way of thinking aimed at taking into account the needs of people with disabilities in the creation of all new civilizational solutions.Monograph “Ergonomics for People with Disabilities: Design for Accessibility” presents interdisciplinary attitude to the issue of designing for people with disabilities. The aim of the monograph is to present the factors affecting life activation of people with disabilities (including “50+” and “mature” people) and the problems that people with disabilities face by the participation in social and professional life and the daily activities and how design for accessibility can help with solving those problems.Concepts presented in the first part are focused on designing of products supporting inclusion such as wheelchairs, orthopaedic seats, carrier vests and hand tools. This part consist of five chapters.Field of interest of second part of the monograph is how to design accessible socio-technical environment. The subject is presented in four chapters on two hospital case studies, backyard sensorimotor path case and integrated therapeutic environment case.Third part is focused on universal design with ICT solutions. It consist of the concepts and analysis of solutions supporting people with disabilities and elderly people presented in six chapters.Scope of the last part is human factor design for barriers reduction. In three chapters problems such deafness, dementia and professional activity of people with disabilities were presented.Monograph includes the wide perspective of engineers, designers, architects, psychologists, sociologists, vocational counsellors and medicals that can inspire to new look at design for accessibility.

    • Science & Mathematics
      August 2016

      Pulp and Paper Chemistry and Technology

      by Monica Ek, Göran Gellerstedt, Gunnar Henriksson

      The production of forestry products is based on a complex chain of knowledge in which the biological material wood with all its natural variability is converted into a variety of fiber-based products, each one with its detailed and specific quality requirements.Volume 1: Wood Chemistry and Wood BiotechnologyVolume 2: Pulping Chemistry and TechnologyVolume 3: Paper Chemistry and TechnologyVolume 4: Paper Products Physics and Technology

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