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Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management: 3. Site Assessment and Monitoring Tools

by Katalin Gruiz, Tamas Meggyes & Eva Fenyvesi

This is the third volume of the five-volume book series "Engineering Tools for Environmental Risk Management". The book series deals with the following topics:

• Environmental deterioration and pollution,...


Solar Fuel Generation

by Yatendra S. Chaudhary

As the search for renewable sources of energy grows more urgent, more and more attention is focusing on the blueprint offered by biological photosynthesis for translating the energy of our Sun into energy rich...


Modeling and Simulation of Logistics Flows 3: Discrete and Continuous Flows in 2D/3D

by Jean-Michel Réveillac

Volume 3 begins with an introduction to which are added four chapters focused on modeling and flow simulation in an environment in 2 or 3 dimensions (2D or 3D). They deal with different cases taken from situations...


Robust Control Optimization with Metaheuristics

by Philippe Feyel

In the industrial framework, a Control Engineer must design a unique control law that is then tested and validated on a single prototype with a level of reliability high enough to to meet a number of complex...


Activity Based Costing for Construction Companies

by Yong-Woo Kim

Activity Based Cotsting for Construction Companies provides guidelines on how overhead costs can be managed for using Activity Based Costing (ABC), providing gains in contractor competiveness. Illustrated with...


Learning from Bogotá: Pedagogical Urbanism and the Reshaping of Public Space

by Rachel Berney

Once known as a "drug capital" and associated with kidnappings, violence, and excess, Bogotá, Colombia, has undergone a transformation that some have termed "the miracle of Bogotá." Beginning in the late 1980s,...


Robot Learning by Visual Observation

by Aleksandar Vakanski & Farrokh Janabi-Sharifi

This book presents programming by demonstration for robot learning from observations with a focus on the trajectory level of task abstraction

  • Discusses methods for optimization of task reproduction, such as...


Handbook of Foaming and Blowing Agents

by George Wypych

Handbook of Foaming and Blowing Agents provides useful guidance to assist practitioners in the more efficient and effective selection of foaming methods and blowing agents. The book focuses on the selection...


Energy Unlimited: Four Steps to 100% Renewable Energy

by Barbara Maria Albert & Jon Dee

HAVE YOU been tasked with developing a plan to transition your organisation to 100% renewable energy but need more information to make this project a success?

DO YOU want to reduce or eliminate fossil fuels...


Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability

by Gloria I. Guzman Casado & Manuel Gonzalez de Molina

Energy in Agroecosystems: A Tool for Assessing Sustainability is the first book on energy analysis that is up-to-date and specifically dedicated to agriculture. It is written from an agroecological perspective...


Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering VI

by Liquan Xie

Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering VI includes the contributions to the 6th International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Civil Engineering (AMCE 2016, Hong kong, China, 30-31 December 2016), and showcases...


Petrology of Polygenic Mafic-Ultramafic Massifs of the East Sakhalin Ophiolite Association

by Felix P. Lesnov

The monograph is concerned with results of studies of petrology of mafic-ultramafic massifs as part of the East Sakhalin ophiolite association. It generalizes and interprets a large body of data (mainly original...


Toxins and Other Harmful Compounds in Foods

by A. Witczak & Zdzislaw Sikorski

This book presents up-to-date knowledge on the occurrence, structure, and properties of harmful components in foods, the mode of action of these compounds in the human organism, the possibilities to detect them,...


Pollution and the Atmosphere: Designs for Reduced Emissions

by Marco Ragazzi

This new compendium volume examines the significant impact of air quality on human health. Assessing air pollution in complex morphologies has become an important issue in order to implement mitigation measures...


Polymer Nanocomposites for Dielectrics

by Katie Zhong & Bin Li

Polymers have been used as dielectric materials owing to their light weight, great flexibility, and processability as well as high insulation properties. To enhance their performance for various desired dielectric...


Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer Imaging: Advances and Applications

by Michael T. McMahon, Assaf A. Gilad & Jeff W.M. Bulte

This is the first textbook dedicated to CEST imaging and covers the fundamental principles of saturation transfer, key features of CEST agents that enable the production of imaging contrast, and practical aspects...


The Complete Guide to Contracting Your Home: A Step-by-Step Method for Managing Home Construction

by Kent Lester & Dave McGuerty

Save 30% on home construction!

Whether you want to take on all the responsibility of contracting your home or simply want to intelligently communicate with your homebuilder, The Complete Guide to Contracting...


Introduction to  Polymer Chemistry, Fourth Edition

by Charles E. Carraher Jr.

Introduction to Polymer Chemistry provides undergraduate students with a much-needed, well-rounded presentation of the principles and applications of natural, synthetic, inorganic, and organic polymers. With...


Building-Integrated Solar Energy Systems

by Robert E. Parkin

This book presents techniques for building and optimizing structures with integrated solar energy systems. It describes active solar systems such as photovoltaics and parabolic concentrators as well as passive...


Plant Secondary Metabolites, Three-Volume Set

by Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad & Vasudha Bansal

Plant secondary metabolites are organic compounds that aid in the growth and development of plants but are not required for the plant to survive by fighting off herbivores, pests, and pathogens. These plant...