Combustion

Author: Irvin Glassman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124115552
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Throughout its previous four editions, Combustion has made a very complex subject both enjoyable and understandable to its student readers and a pleasure for instructors to teach. With its clearly articulated physical and chemical processes of flame combustion and smooth, logical transitions to engineering applications, this new edition continues that tradition. Greatly expanded end-of-chapter problem sets and new areas of combustion engineering applications make it even easier for students to grasp the significance of combustion to a wide range of engineering practice, from transportation to energy generation to environmental impacts. Combustion engineering is the study of rapid energy and mass transfer usually through the common physical phenomena of flame oxidation. It covers the physics and chemistry of this process and the engineering applications—including power generation in internal combustion automobile engines and gas turbine engines. Renewed concerns about energy efficiency and fuel costs, along with continued concerns over toxic and particulate emissions, make this a crucial area of engineering. New chapter on new combustion concepts and technologies, including discussion on nanotechnology as related to combustion, as well as microgravity combustion, microcombustion, and catalytic combustion—all interrelated and discussed by considering scaling issues (e.g., length and time scales) New information on sensitivity analysis of reaction mechanisms and generation and application of reduced mechanisms Expanded coverage of turbulent reactive flows to better illustrate real-world applications Important new sections on stabilization of diffusion flames—for the first time, the concept of triple flames will be introduced and discussed in the context of diffusion flame stabilization

Flammability Handbook for Plastics Fifth Edition

Author: Carlos J. Hilado
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1566766516
Release Date: 1998-05-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

FROM THE INTRODUCTION "Considerable effort has gone into the study of various aspects of flammability and of various plastic materials, so that these materials which are proving so useful to man will always be used in ways which will not compromise his safety. The task is a continuing one, because the family of plastics continues to grow, and, along with it, its variety of applications. Some of these future applications cannot even be conceived of at the present time. The needs of man and his society are changing, and with them the factors that affect his safety, comfort, and convenience. A flammability handbook for plastics must necessarily involve a variety of sciences and technologies spread across the whole spectrum of human knowledge, and it is impossible to discuss all the subjects in great depth. Any details extracted for attention are brought because they are believed to be significant to the overall effort to make plastics as useful and safe as humanly possible."

Combustion

Author: Irvin Glassman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124115552
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Throughout its previous four editions, Combustion has made a very complex subject both enjoyable and understandable to its student readers and a pleasure for instructors to teach. With its clearly articulated physical and chemical processes of flame combustion and smooth, logical transitions to engineering applications, this new edition continues that tradition. Greatly expanded end-of-chapter problem sets and new areas of combustion engineering applications make it even easier for students to grasp the significance of combustion to a wide range of engineering practice, from transportation to energy generation to environmental impacts. Combustion engineering is the study of rapid energy and mass transfer usually through the common physical phenomena of flame oxidation. It covers the physics and chemistry of this process and the engineering applications—including power generation in internal combustion automobile engines and gas turbine engines. Renewed concerns about energy efficiency and fuel costs, along with continued concerns over toxic and particulate emissions, make this a crucial area of engineering. New chapter on new combustion concepts and technologies, including discussion on nanotechnology as related to combustion, as well as microgravity combustion, microcombustion, and catalytic combustion—all interrelated and discussed by considering scaling issues (e.g., length and time scales) New information on sensitivity analysis of reaction mechanisms and generation and application of reduced mechanisms Expanded coverage of turbulent reactive flows to better illustrate real-world applications Important new sections on stabilization of diffusion flames—for the first time, the concept of triple flames will be introduced and discussed in the context of diffusion flame stabilization

Managing Indoor Air Quality Fifth Edition

Author: Shirley J. Hansen, Ph.D.
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781105847974
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This newly revised and updated practical desk reference is structured to serve as a guide and information resource-both on treating existing indoor air problems effectively, and on preventing costly IAQ problems from occurring in the first place. Finding solutions to indoor air quality problems is often a complex, multi-disciplined endeavor. A single discipline approach from the environmental engineer, the industrial hygienist, or the medical doctor, unfortunately tends to narrow both the control and the treatment options. This book cuts across these professions to offer those concerned with the total facility, a broader, more comprehensive approach to managing indoor air quality and mitigating indoor air quality problems. Topics covered also include updated ASHRAE standards and information, expanded discussion of greening and sustainability, building security and mold-related issues, current diagnostics and remediation practices, and the latest information on filtering.

The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum Fifth Edition

Author: James G. Speight
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439873908
Release Date: 2014-02-26
Genre: Science

With demand for petroleum products increasing worldwide, there is a tendency for existing refineries to seek new approaches to optimize efficiency and throughput. In addition, changes in product specifications due to environmental regulations greatly influence the development of petroleum refining technologies. These factors underlie the need for this fifth edition of The Chemistry and Technology of Petroleum, which continues in the tradition of the bestselling fourth edition, proving readers with a detailed overview of the chemistry and technology of petroleum as it evolves into the twenty-first century. The new edition has been updated with the latest developments in the refining industry, including new processes as well as updates on evolving processes and various environmental regulations. The book covers issues related to economics and future refineries, examines the changing character of refinery feedstock, and offers new discussions on environmental aspects of refining. It contains more than 300 figures and tables, including chemical structures and process flow sheets. A useful reference for scientists and engineers in the petroleum industry as well as in the catalyst manufacturing industry, this book introduces readers to the science and technology of petroleum, beginning with its formation in the ground and culminating in the production of a wide variety of products and petrochemical intermediates.

Air Quality Fifth Edition

Author: Thad Godish
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466584440
Release Date: 2014-08-15
Genre: Nature

The fifth edition of a bestseller, Air Quality provides students with a comprehensive overview of air quality, the science that continues to provide a better understanding of atmospheric chemistry and its effects on public health and the environment, and the regulatory and technological management practices employed in achieving air quality goals. Maintaining the practical approach that has made previous editions so popular, the chapters have been reorganized, new material has been added, less relevant material deleted, and new images added, particularly those from Earth satellites. See What’s New in the Fifth Edition: New graphics, images, and an appended list of unit conversions New problems and questions Revisions and updates on the regulatory aspects related to air quality, emissions of pollutants, and particularly in the area of greenhouse gas emissions Updated information on topics that affect air quality such as global warming, climate change, international issues associated with air quality and its regulation, atmospheric deposition, atmospheric chemistry, and health and environmental effects of atmospheric pollution Written in Thad Godish’s accessible style, the book clearly elucidates the challenges we face in our fifth decade of significant regulatory efforts to protect and enhance the quality of the nation’s air. It also highlights the growing global awareness of air quality issues, climate change, and public health concerns in the developing world. The breadth of coverage, review questions at the end of each chapter, extensive glossary, and list of readings put the tools for understanding in your students’ hands.

Principles and Methods of Toxicology Fifth Edition

Author: A. Wallace Hayes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 084933778X
Release Date: 2007-09-25
Genre: Medical

Founded on the paradox that all things are poisons and the difference between poison and remedy is quantity, the determination of safe dosage forms the base and focus of modern toxicology. In order to make a sound determination there must be a working knowledge of the biologic mechanisms involved and of the methods employed to define these mechanisms. While the vastness of the field and the rapid accumulation of data may preclude the possibility of absorbing and retaining more than a fraction of the available information, a solid understanding of the underlying principles is essential. Extensively revised and updated with four new chapters and an expanded glossary, this fifth edition of the classic text, Principles and Methods of Toxicology provides comprehensive coverage in a manageable and accessible format. New topics include 'toxicopanomics', plant and animal poisons, information resources, and non-animal testing alternatives. Emphasizing the cornerstones of toxicology-people differ, dose matters, and things change, the book begins with a review of the history of toxicology and followed by an explanation of basic toxicological principles, agents that cause toxicity, target organ toxicity, and toxicological testing methods including many of the test protocols required to meet regulatory needs worldwide. The book examines each method or procedure from the standpoint of technique and interpretation of data and discusses problems and pitfalls that may be associated with each. The addition of several new authors allow for a broader and more diverse treatment of the ever-changing and expanding field of toxicology. Maintaining the high-quality information and organizational framework that made the previous editions so successful, Principles and Methods of Toxicology, Fifth Edition continues to be a valuable resource for the advanced practitioner as well as the new disciple of toxicology.

Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations Fifth Edition

Author: Tyler G. Hicks
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071821551
Release Date: 2014-09-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

MORE THAN 5000 ESSENTIAL, UP-TO-DATE CALCULATIONS FOR ENGINEERS Thoroughly revised with the latest data, methods, and code, the new edition of this practical resource contains more than 5000 specific, step-by-step calculation procedures for solving both common and uncommon engineering problems quickly and easily. The calculations presented provide safe, usable results for the majority of situations faced by practicing engineers worldwide. The book fully describes each problem, includes numbered calculation procedures, provides workedout problems, and offers related calculations in most instances. This is an essential on-the-job manual as well as a handy reference for engineering licensing exam preparation. Includes NEW calculation procedures for: Load and resistance factor design (LRFD) Solar heating loads Geothermal energy engineering Transformer efficiency Thermodynamic analysis of a Linde system Design of a chlorination system for wastewater disinfection Determination of ground-level pollutant concentration And many more Standard Handbook of Engineering Calculations, Fifth Edition, features detailed, time-saving calculations for: Civil and structural engineering Architectural engineering Mechanical engineering Electrical engineering Chemical and process plant engineering Water and wastewater engineering Environmental engineering

Sensory Evaluation Techniques Fifth Edition

Author: Gail Vance Civille
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482208672
Release Date: 2015-11-11
Genre: Science

The fifth edition of a bestseller, this book covers all phases of performing sensory evaluation studies, from listing the steps involved in a sensory evaluation project to presenting advanced statistical methods. The new edition has undergone a comprehensive reorganization, revision, and updating. The organization is more intuitive, statistical methods are adapted to a more basic consumer methodology, the material is rearranged to reflect the advances of internet testing, and new time intensity testing methods (TDS, TOS, progressive profiling, Time Intensity Multi-Evaluation) have been added to the descriptive analysis chapters.

Simple Solutions to Energy Calculations Fifth Edition

Author: Richard Vaillencourt
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781312669666
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In this essential desk reference, you'll learn how to cut through the maze of detail using concise, innovative decision making tools to determine whether you should invest real time and money into developing details of a project under consideration. The fifth edition includes new material covering performance and savings guarantees, providing valuable guidance in evaluating options and making a decision about which guarantee is better for your building, or which ESCO can best deliver on their promises of energy savings. Key topics covered include the walk through audit, lighting, pumps, fans, motors, insulation, fuel switching, heat recovery, HVAC and a summary of energy calculations. Also included is information on thermodynamics which provides a blueprint for controlling energy use in buildings.

Hazardous Gas Monitoring Fifth Edition

Author: Logan T. White
Publisher: William Andrew
ISBN: 9780815517849
Release Date: 2001-12-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Monitoring hazardous gases is highly complex, yet critical to semiconductor manufacturing. This book includes excerpts from codes and standards relevant to the industry, including the latest editions of model fire codes. This guide provides the basics to successfully comply with code requirements. The guidelines in this book go beyond minimum design standards to ensure that best industry practices are employed to address the many safety, environmental and economic concerns of hazardous occupancy facilities. System certification, redundancy and integration of gas sensors into a monitoring, control and alarm system are discussed. This is a field-guide reference. It is spiral-bound for easier ""benchtop"" access to the information you need while setting up your gas monitoring systems. It is valuable to everyone involved in handling hazardous gases.

HVAC Systems Design Handbook Fifth Edition

Author: Roger Haines
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071625258
Release Date: 2009-11-02
Genre: Reference

A complete, fully revised HVAC design reference Thoroughly updated with the latest codes, technologies, and practices, this all-in-one resource provides details, calculations, and specifications for designing efficient and effective residential, commercial, and industrial HVAC systems. HVAC Systems Design Handbook, Fifth Edition, features new information on energy conservation and computer usage for design and control, as well as the most recent International Code Council (ICC) Mechanical Code requirements. Detailed illustrations, tables, and essential HVAC equations are also included. This comprehensive guide contains everything you need to design, operate, and maintain peak-performing HVAC systems. Coverage includes: Load calculations Air- and fluid-handling systems Central plants Automatic controls Equipment for cooling, heating, and air handling Electrical features of HVAC systems Design documentation--drawings and specifications Construction through operation Technical report writing Engineering fundamentals-fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, psychrometrics, sound and vibration Indoor air quality (IAQ) Sustainable HVAC systems Smoke management

Combustion

Author: J. Warnatz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783662045084
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Science

This book provides a rigorous treatment of the coupling of chemical reactions and fluid flow. Combustion-specific topics of chemistry and fluid mechanics are considered and tools described for the simulation of combustion processes. This edition is completely restructured. Mathematical Formulae and derivations as well as the space-consuming reaction mechanisms have been replaced from the text to appendix. A new chapter discusses the impact of combustion processes on the atmosphere, the chapter on auto-ignition is extended to combustion in Otto- and Diesel-engines, and the chapters on heterogeneous combustion and on soot formation are heavily revised.