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    Global Flood Hazard

    Global Flood Hazard

    Flooding is a costly natural disaster in terms of damage to land, property and infrastructure. This volume describes the latest tools and technologies for modeling, mapping, and predicting large-scale flood risk. It also presents readers with a range of remote sensing data sets successfully used for predicting and mapping floods at different scales. These resources can enable policymakers, public planners, and developers to plan for, and respond to, flooding with greater accuracy and effectiveness.
    * Describes the latest large-scale modeling approaches, including hydrological models, 2-D flood inundation models, and global flood forecasting models
    * Showcases new tools and technologies such as Aqueduct, a new web-based tool used for global assessment and projection of future flood risk under climate change scenarios
    * Features case studies describing best-practice uses of modeling techniques, tools, and technologies

    Global Flood Hazard is an indispensable resource for researchers, consultants, practitioners, and policy makers dealing with flood risk, flood disaster response, flood management, and flood mitigation. [272 Pages, Hardcover]

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    Source:: Wiley VCH Chemistry Books

          

    Introduction to Heterocyclic Chemistry

    A unique approach to a core topic in organic chemistry presented by an experienced teacher to students and professionals

    Heterocyclic rings are present in the majority of known natural products, contributing to enormous structural diversity. In addition, they often possess significant biological activity. Medicinal chemists have embraced this last property in designing most of the small molecule drugs in use today. This book offers readers a fundamental understanding of the basics of heterocyclic chemistry and their occurrence in natural products such as amino acids, DNA, vitamins, and antibiotics. Based on class lectures that the author has developed over more than 40 years of teaching, it focuses on the chemistry of such heterocyclic substances and how they differ from carbocyclic systems.

    Introductory Heterocyclic Chemistry offers in-depth chapters covering naturally occurring heterocycles; properties of aromatic heterocycles; pi-deficient heterocycles; pi-excessive heterocycles; and ring transformations of heterocycles. It then offers an overview of 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions before finishing up with a back-to-basics section on nitriles and amidines.

    * Presents a conversational approach to a fundamental topic in organic chemistry teaching
    * Offers a unique look at this core organic chemistry topic via important naturally occurring and/or biologically active heterocycles
    * Based on the author’s many years of class lectures for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as pharmaceutical-industry courses
    * Clear, concise, and accessible for advanced students of chemistry to gain a fundamental understanding of the basics of heterocyclic chemistry
    Introductory Heterocyclic Chemistry is an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students as well as chemists in industrial environments in chemistry, pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, and biology. [272 Pages, Softcover]

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    Source:: Wiley VCH Chemistry Books

          

    Resonance Enhancement in Laser-Produced Plasmas

    A comprehensive guide to a new technology for enabling high-performance spectroscopy and laser sources

    Resonance Enhancement in Laser-Produced Plasmas offers a guide to the most recent findings in the newly emerged field of resonance-enhanced high-order harmonic generation using the laser pulses propagating through the narrow and extended laser-produced plasma plumes. The author–a noted expert in the field–presents an introduction and the theory that underpin the roles of resonances in harmonic generation. The book also contains a review of the most advanced methods of plasma harmonics generation at the conditions of coincidence of some harmonics, autoionizing states, and some ionic transitions possessing strong oscillator strengths.

    Comprehensive in scope, this text clearly demonstrates the importance of resonance-enhanced nonlinear optical effects leading to formation of efficient sources of coherent extreme ultraviolet radiation that can be practically applied. This important resource:
    * Puts the focuses on novel applications of laser-plasma physics, such as the development of ultrashort-wavelength coherent light sources
    * Details both the theoretical and experimental aspects of higher-order harmonic generation in laser-produced plasmas
    * Contains information on early studies of resonance enhancement of harmonics in metal-ablated plasmas
    * Analyzes the drawbacks of different theories of resonant high order harmonic generation
    * Includes a discussion of the quasi-phase-matching and properties of semiconductor plasmas

    Written for researchers and students in the fields of physics, materials science, and electrical engineering who are interested in laser physics and optics, Resonance Enhancement in Laser-Produced Plasmas offers an introduction to the topic and covers recent experimental studies of various resonance processes in plasmas leading to enhancement of single harmonic. [368 Pages, Hardcover]

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    Source:: Wiley VCH Physics Books

          

    Hyrdogen Storage Technologies

    Hydrogen storage is considered a key technology for stationary and portable power generation especially for transportation. This volume covers the novel technologies to efficiently store and distribute hydrogen and discusses the underlying basics as well as the advanced details in hydrogen storage technologies.

    The book has two major parts: Chemical and electrochemical hydrogen storage and Carbon-based materials for hydrogen storage. The following subjects are detailed in Part I:
    * Multi stage compression system based on metal hydrides
    * Metal-N-H systems and their physico-chemical properties
    * Mg-based nano materials with enhanced sorption kinetics
    * Gaseous and electrochemical hydrogen storage in the Ti-Z-Ni
    * Electrochemical methods for hydrogenation/dehydrogenation of metal hydrides

    In Part II the following subjects are addressed:
    * Activated carbon for hydrogen storage obtained from agro-industrial waste
    * Hydrogen storage using carbonaceous materials
    * Hydrogen storage performance of composite material consisting of single walled carbon nanotubes and metal oxide nanoparticles
    * Hydrogen storage characteristics of graphene addition of hydrogen storage materials
    * Discussion of the crucial features of hydrogen adsorption of nanotextured carbon-based materials [344 Pages, Hardcover]

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    Source:: Wiley VCH Chemistry Books

          

    Statistical Analysis of Ecotoxicity Studies

    A guide to the issues relevant to the design, analysis, and interpretation of toxicity studies that examine chemicals for use in the environment

    Statistical Analysis of Ecotoxicity Studies offers a guide to the design, analysis, and interpretation of a range of experiments that are used to assess the toxicity of chemicals. While the book highlights ecotoxicity studies, the methods presented are applicable to the broad range of toxicity studies. The text contains myriad datasets (from laboratory and field research) that clearly illustrate the book’s topics. The datasets reveal the techniques, pitfalls, and precautions derived from these studies.

    The text includes information on recently developed methods for the analysis of severity scores and other ordered responses, as well as extensive power studies of competing tests and computer simulation studies of regression models that offer an understanding of the sensitivity (or lack thereof) of various methods and the quality of parameter estimates from regression models. The authors also discuss the regulatory process indicating how test guidelines are developed and review the statistical methodology in current or pending OECD and USEPA ecotoxicity guidelines. This important guide:
    * Offers the information needed for the design and analysis to a wide array of ecotoxicity experiments and to the development of international test guidelines used to assess the toxicity of chemicals
    * Contains a thorough examination of the statistical issues that arise in toxicity studies, especially ecotoxicity
    * Includes an introduction to toxicity experiments and statistical analysis basics
    * Includes programs in R and excel
    * Covers the analysis of continuous and Quantal data, analysis of data as well as Regulatory Issues
    * Presents additional topics (Mesocosm and Microplate experiments, mixtures of chemicals, benchmark dose models, and limit tests) as well as software

    Written for directors, scientists, regulators, and technicians, Statistical Analysis of Ecotoxicity Studies provides a sound understanding of the technical and practical issues in designing, analyzing, and interpreting toxicity studies to support or challenge chemicals for use in the environment. [416 Pages, Hardcover]

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    Source:: Wiley VCH Chemistry Books

          

    Handbook of Natural Gas Analysis

    A comprehensive resource to the origin, properties, and analysis of natural gas and its constituents

    Handbook of Natural Gas Analysis is a comprehensive guide that includes information on the origin and analysis of natural gas, the standard test methods, and procedures that help with the predictability of gas composition and behavior during gas cleaning operations and use. The author–a noted expert on the topic–also explores the properties and behavior of the various components of natural gas and gas condensate.

    All chapters are written as stand-alone chapters and they cover a wealth of topics including history and uses; origin and production; composition and properties; recovery, storage, and transportation; properties and analysis of gas stream and gas condensate. The text is designed to help with the identification of quality criteria appropriate analysis and testing that fall under the umbrella of ASTM International. ASTM is an organization that is recognized globally across borders, disciplines and industries and works to improve performance in manufacturing and materials and products. This important guide:
    * Contains detailed information on natural gas and its constituents
    * Offers an analysis of methane, gas hydrates, ethane, propane, butane, and gas condensate
    * Includes information on the behavior of natural gas to aid in the planning for recovery, storage, transportation, and use
    * Covers the test methods that are applicable to natural gas and its constituents
    * Written in accessible and easy-to-understand terms

    Written for scientists, engineers, analytical chemists who work with natural gas as well as other scientists and engineers in the industry, Handbook of Natural Gas Analysis offers a guide to the analysis, standard test methods, and procedures that aid in the predictability of gas composition and behavior during gas cleaning operations and use. [560 Pages, Hardcover]

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    Source:: Wiley VCH Chemistry Books

          

    Green and Sustainable Advanced Materials

    Sustainable development is a very prevalent concept of modern society. This concept has appeared as a critical force in combining a special focus on development and growth by maintaining a balance of using human resources and the ecosystem in which we are living. The development of new and advanced materials is one of the powerful examples in establishing this concept. Green and sustainable advanced materials are the newly synthesized material or existing modified material having superior and special properties. These fulfil today’s growing demand for equipment, machines and devices with better quality for an extensive range of applications in various sectors such as paper, biomedical, textile, and much more.

    Volume 1 gives overviews on a variety of topics of characterization of green and sustainable advanced materials including biopolymers, biocomposites, nanomaterials, polymeric materials, green functional textiles materials and hybrid materials, as well as processing chapters on the design and process aspects of nanofabrication. [378 Pages, Hardcover]

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    Source:: Wiley VCH Nanotechnology Books

          

    Advances in Ceramics for Environmental, Functional, Structural, and Energy Applications

    This volume contains 20 manuscripts presented during the Materials Science & Technology 2017 Conference (MS&T’17), held October 8-12, 2017 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh, PA. Papers from the following symposia are included in this volume:

    * 9th International Symposium on Green and Sustainable Technologies for Materials Manufacturing and Processing
    * Advances in Dielectric Materials and Electronic Devices
    * Construction and Building Materials for a Better Environment
    * Innovative Processing and Synthesis of Ceramics, Glasses and Composites
    * Materials Issues in Nuclear Waste Management in the 21st Century
    * Materials Development for Nuclear Applications and Extreme Environments
    * Materials for Nuclear Energy Applications
    * Nanotechnology for Energy, Healthcare and Industry
    * Processing and Performance of Materials Using Microwaves, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Ultrasound, Lasers, and Mechanical Work – Rustum Roy Symposium

    These symposia provided a forum for scientists, engineers, and technologists to discuss and exchange state-of-the-art ideas, information, and technology on advanced methods and approaches for processing, synthesis, characterization, and applications of ceramics, glasses, and composites.

    Each manuscript was peer-reviewed using The American Ceramic Society’s review process. The editors wish to extend their gratitude and appreciation to their symposium co-organizers, to all of the authors for their valuable submissions, to all the participants and session chairs for their time and effort, and to all the reviewers for their comments and suggestions.

    We hope that this volume will serve as a useful reference for the professionals working in the field of materials science. [240 Pages, Hardcover]

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