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Heavy Oil Production Processes

by James G Speight

As conventional-oil resources are depleted worldwide, vast heavy oil reserves available in various parts of the world become increasingly important as a secure future energy source. Brief but readable, Heavy...


Energy Storage Devices for Electronic Systems: Rechargeable Batteries and Supercapacitors

by Nihal Kularatna

Energy storage devices are a crucial area of research and development across many engineering disciplines and industries. While batteries provide the significant advantage of high energy density, their limited...


The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident: How and Why It Happened

by Yotaro Hatamura, Seiji Abe & Masao Fuchigami

In March 2011 the Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) in Japan was hit by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami which resulted in the release of significant amounts of radioactive material. The incident led to...


Kinematic Analysis of Human Movement

by Laurence Ch?ze

After a quick survey of the famous pioneers of human movement analysis and the actual needs in different domains, this book presents the main types of systems available on the market (with the pros and cons),...


Advanced Smartgrids for Distribution System Operators

by Marc Boillot

The dynamic of the Energy Transition is engaged in many region of the World. This is a real challenge for electric systems and a paradigm shift for existing distribution networks. With the help of “advanced”...


Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking

by Charles Seife

With his knack for translating science into understandable, anecdotal prose and his trademark dry humor, award-winning science writer Charles Seife presents the first narrative account of the history of fusion...


OCR A2 Biology Unit F214: Communication, Homeostasis and Energy: Student Unit Guide

by Richard Fosbery

Student Unit Guides are perfect for revision. Each guide is written by an examiner and explains the unit requirements, summarises the relevant unit content and includes a series of specimen questions and answers....


Thanatia: The Destiny of the Earth's Mineral Resources: A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-Cradle Assessment

by Antonio Valero Capilla & Alicia Valero Delgado

Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated...


Blowing Smoke : Essays on Energy and Climate

by Rud Istvan

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From the Foreword by Prof. Judith Curry of Georgia Tech:

"Istvan's insightful and incisive writing in Blowing Smoke tackles a diverse array of topics related to climate and energy that are highly...


Biomass as a Sustainable Energy Source for the Future: Fundamentals of Conversion Processes

by Wiebren de Jong & J. Ruud van Ommen

Focusing on the conversion of biomass into gas or liquid fuels the book covers physical pre-treatment technologies, thermal, chemical and biochemical conversion technologies

• Details the latest biomass characterization...


Petroleum and Environmental Engineers

by George V. Chilingar & Mohammed Haroun

Electrokinetics is a term applied to a group of physicochemical phenomena involving the transport of charges, action of charged particles, effects of applied electric potential and fluid transport in various...


Polymers for PEM Fuel Cells

by Hongting Pu

Including chemical, synthetic, and cross-disciplinary approaches; this book includes the necessary techniques and technologies to help readers better understand polymers for polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM)...


The Energy Roadmap: A Water and Wastewater Utility Guide to More Sustainable Energy Management

Energy: A Beginner's Guide

by Vaclav Smil

In this user-friendly and informative book, prolific author and academic Vaclav Smil provides an introduction to this far-reaching term and gives the reader a greater understanding of energy's place in both...


Offshore Operation Facilities: Equipment and Procedures

by Huacan Fang & Menglan Duan

Offshore Operation Facilities: Equipment and Procedures provides new engineers with the knowledge and methods that will assist them in maximizing efficiency while minimizing cost and helps them prepare for...


Wave Propagation in Drilling, Well Logging and Reservoir Applications

by Wilson C. Chin

Wave propagation is central to all areas of petroleum engineering, e.g., drilling vibrations, MWD mud pulse telemetry, swab-surge, geophysical ray tracing, ocean and current interactions, electromagnetic wave...


Fundamental Concepts in Heterogeneous Catalysis

by Jens K. N?rskov, Felix Studt & Frank Abild-Pedersen

This book is based on a graduate course and suitable as a primer for any newcomer to the field, this book is a detailed introduction to the experimental and computational methods that are used to study how solid...


SuNEC 2014 - Book of Abstract

by Mario Pagliaro & Rosaria Ciriminna

Featuring eminent speakers Ranjit Koodali (University of South Dakota), Michael Detty (University of New York at Buffalo), Francesco Meneguzzo (CNR), and Jesper Jacobsson (Uppsala University), the SuNEC 2014...


Materials in Energy Conversion, Harvesting, and Storage

by Kathy Lu

First authored book to address materials' role in the quest for the next generation of energy materials

Energy balance, efficiency, sustainability, and so on, are some of many facets of energy challenges covered...


Surface Production Operations: Vol 2: Design of Gas-Handling Systems and Facilities

by Maurice Stewart

Updated and better than ever, Design of Gas-Handling Systems and Facilities, 3rd Edition includes greatly expanded chapters on gas-liquid separation, gas sweetening, gas liquefaction, and gas dehydration -information...