Coal: A Human History by Barbara Freese

By Barbara Freese

Prized as "the most sensible stone in Britain" through Roman invaders who carved jewellery out of it, coal has reworked societies, powered navies, fueled economies, and increased frontiers. It made China a twelfth-century superpower, encouraged the writing of the Communist Manifesto, and helped the northern states win the yank Civil battle. but the mundane mineral that equipped our international economic climate -and even at the present time powers our electric plants-has additionally triggered demise, illness, and environmental destruction. As early as 1306, King Edward i attempted to prohibit coal (unsuccessfully) simply because its smoke turned so obnoxious. Its fresh identity as a first-rate reason behind international warming has made it a reason célèbre of a brand new kind.In this striking ebook, Barbara Freese takes us on a wealthy old trip that starts off 300 million years in the past and spans the globe. From the "Great Stinking Fogs" of London to the rat-infested coal mines of Pennsylvania, from the impoverished slums of Manchester to the poisonous urban streets of Beijing, Coal is an enthralling narrative approximately a regular substance that has performed outstanding things-a uncomplicated black rock which may good ensure our destiny as a species.

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Electrochemically Enabled Sustainability: Devices, Materials by Kwong-Yu Chan, Chi-Ying Vanessa Li

By Kwong-Yu Chan, Chi-Ying Vanessa Li

Electrochemically Enabled Sustainability: units, fabrics and Mechanisms for power Conversion covers issues regarding present study in electrochemical energy resources, highlighting a few of the most recent options in electrochemical conversion for sustainability. The e-book examines the latest and leading edge applied sciences hired in battery and gasoline mobilephone know-how. It introduces the elemental options utilized to those electrochemical strength assets and gives in-depth dialogue at the fabrics, layout, and function of those devices.

Written via the world over acclaimed specialists, the chapters illustrate how key applied sciences for sustainability are enabled through electrochemical conversion. issues comprise the aid of carbon dioxide to unravel problems with carbon trap, strength garage, and iteration of moveable gasoline; turning waste into power utilizing microbial gasoline cells; the promise of vanadium redox circulate batteries for enormous strength garage; and greater functionality of hybrid units. The e-book addresses various facets of lithium-type batteries for motor vehicle propulsion and effort garage, offering a huge variety of lithium batteries, and contemplating nano-structuring concerns, layered-structure fabrics, and hierarchical structure.

This booklet offers well timed insurance of severe matters in rising and standard applied sciences, providing a variety of electrochemical units, similar fabrics, and operation mechanisms. It stimulates an appreciation for the newness of those electrochemical energy assets and gives a projection of destiny integration of those units in practice.

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Seismic Resilience of Natural Gas Systems - Improving by Edited by Peter W. McDonough

By Edited by Peter W. McDonough

This publication highlights seismic probability mitigation problems with curiosity to engineers and executives accountable for the functionality and protection of traditional gasoline pipelines. even if an earthquake fault is obvious at the floor or hidden underground, faults are the main catastrophic failure mechanism for pipelines, even though flooring shaking, soil liquefaction, landslides, and tsunamis additionally threaten the integrity of pipeline platforms. while a pipeline includes normal gasoline, the results of a rupture will be harmful to existence and damaging to estate. This selection of essays examines 5 diversified techniques to expanding the seismic resilience of traditional fuel pipelines: use of geofoam as backfill for pipelines; inner pipe lining ideas to extend pipeline energy; computer-based facility procedure modeling to expect mess ups; pipeline integrity administration, which now comprises addressing seismic risks; and seismic shutoff valves and extra stream valves. This e-book is an up to date reference for engineers and executives operating to augment the seismic resilience of usual fuel pipeline platforms. scholars in structural and architectural engineering will welcome the transparent, concise presentation of a massive component to structural layout.

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Industrial Gas Handbook: Gas Separation and Purification by Frank G. Kerry

By Frank G. Kerry

This is often quite a good booklet! even though there are a number of books to be had on cryogenics, there's not anything like Frank Kerry's "Industrial fuel instruction manual" for either completeness and intensity of insurance of pretty well every thing on the topic of ASU (oxygen -- nitrogen -- argon) crops and the economic gasoline enterprise. Engineers and very an individual attracted to commercial fuel -- ASU vegetation will relish the efforts Frank Kerry made to collect all of this helpful and entire info within the instruction manual.

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Carbon-Neutral Fuels and Energy Carriers by Nazim Z. Muradov, T. Nejat Veziroğlu

By Nazim Z. Muradov, T. Nejat Veziroğlu

Matters over an volatile strength offer and the opposed environmental effect of carbonaceous fuels have caused massive efforts all over the world to discover carbon-free or low-carbon possible choices to standard fossil fuels. Carbon-Neutral Fuels and effort providers emphasizes the very important position of carbon-neutral power assets, transportation fuels, and linked applied sciences for setting up a sustainable power destiny. every one bankruptcy attracts at the perception of world-renowned specialists in such diversified fields as photochemistry and electrochemistry, sunlight and nuclear strength, biofuels and artificial fuels, carbon sequestration, and substitute gas vehicles.
After an introductory bankruptcy on various strength techniques in a carbon-constrained global and proposed measures to stabilize atmospheric CO2, the booklet analyzes the benefits and demanding situations dealing with the advent of hydrogen gas to undefined. It then examines the position of nuclear energy within the creation of carbon-free power and fuels in addition to the effective use and garage of renewable strength assets, emphasizing the creation of sun fuels from water and CO2. The booklet additionally discusses diversified features of bioenergy and biofuels creation and use and the aptitude function of bio-inspired strength platforms and business tactics. the ultimate chapters current an intensive evaluate and research of cutting-edge fossil gasoline decarbonization applied sciences and fresh transportation options.
This authoritative paintings presents the knowledge had to make extra knowledgeable offerings concerning on hand fresh power and gasoline choices. It is helping readers to raised comprehend the interconnection among strength and the surroundings in addition to the aptitude influence of human actions on weather.

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Composition and Properties of Oil Well Drilling Fluids by George R. Gray, etc.

By George R. Gray, etc.

The various significant advancements that experience taken position within the box of oil good drilling fluids expertise have referred to as for a complete rewriting of the past due Walter F. Rogers' vintage reference resource. This Fourth variation describes the most recent techniques and refinements of drilling fluids expertise and is still the basic consultant to a posh region of petroleum creation.
Content:
entrance subject
• Preface
• desk of Contents
1. creation to Drilling Fluids
2. the advance of Drilling Fluids know-how
three. apparatus and methods for comparing Drilling Fluid functionality
four. Clay Mineralogy and the Colloid Chemistry of Drilling Fluids
five. The Rheology of Drilling Fluids
6. The Filtration houses of Drilling Fluids
7. the outside Chemistry of Drilling Fluids
eight. gap balance
nine. Drilling difficulties on the topic of Drilling Fluids
10. final touch, Workover, and Packer Fluids
eleven. Drilling Fluid elements
writer Index
topic Index

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