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1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource.
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1 online resource (xv, 526 pages) : illustrations (some color).
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1 online resource.
Silver holds three world records; it has the lowest contact resistance, highest electrical conductivity and the best thermal conductivity of all metals. The element's physical strength, brilliance and malleability leads to its many uses from electronics to optical applications. A new 'silver rush' has occurred following the recent discovery that silver, when divided to form particles at the nano scale, can take on new properties. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in regulations against environmental pollution of silver ions toxicity, which have caused numerous diseases and disorders in the marine, microbial, invertebrate and vertebrate community (including humans). Both of which have led to a great interest in silver recovery for both environmental toxicity and an economic point of view. Comprised of ten chapters, this book draws attention to the most advance technologies in silver recovery and recycling from various spent sources, which will appeal to research scientists and metallurgists. The state of the art in recovery of silver from different sources by hydrometallurgical and bio-metallurgical processing and varieties of leaching, cementing, reducing agents, adsorbents, and bio-sorbents are highlighted in this book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786344571 20180813
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1 online resource : illustrations (some color). Digital: text file; PDF.
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1 online resource (302 p.) : ill. (some col.)
"Green Chemistry has evolved in response to several environmental issues in the second half of the last century, mostly due to the almost freely expanding chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical industries. During the past two decades Green Chemistry grew rapidly and we can now consider this area as a mature and powerful field. Tremendous development has taken place in many important areas including renewable energy and resources, reaction environments, catalysis, synthesis, chemical biology, green materials, in situ monitoring and facile recycling. The combination of Green Chemistry with engineering, biology, toxicology, and physics will lead to novel interdisciplinary systems, which can now lift Green Chemistry to the next, advanced level. The editors of this book have assembled as authors among the best specialists of this growing area of research. This collection of reviews and perspectives provides an exciting vision of the more recent developments in Green Chemistry. It illustrates the breath of the field and its role to address environmental issues. This volume will serve as a book of reference showing a panoramic view of the field and a preview of its future direction as well as a book of inspiration for those aiming to further advance its frontiers."-- Provided by publisher.
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1 online resource : illustrations
  • 1. Introduction 2. Chemistry of Advanced Polyimide Materials 3. Advanced Polyimide Films 4. High Temperature Polyimide Matrix Resins for Carbon Composites 5. Polyimide Super Engineering Plastics 6. Polyimide Materials for Microelectronic and Opto-Electric Displays 7. Thermal Stable Porous Polyimides 8. Advanced Polyimide Fibres 9. Conclusions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128126400 20180611
Advanced Polyimide Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications summarizes and reviews recent research and developments on several key PI materials. A wide array of PI materials are included, including high performance PI films for microelectronic fabrication and packaging, display and space applications, fiber-reinforced PI composites for structural applications in aerospace and aviation industries, and PI photoresists for integrated circuit packaging. The chemical features of PI are also described, including semi-alicyclic PIs, fluorinated PIs, phosphorous-containing PIs, silicon-containing PIs and other new varieties, providing a comprehensive overview on PI materials while also summarizing the latest research. The book serves as a valuable reference book for engineers and students working on polymer materials, microelectronics manufacturing and packaging in industries such as aerospace and aviation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128126400 20180611
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1 online resource.
In recent years, the replacement of non-renewable crude oil by renewable sources has been addressed, particularly in developed countries. Its main driving force has been the increasing demand and limited reserves of fossil fuels, the greenhouse gas effect, and the need of securing energy supplies. Advanced Solid Catalysts for Renewable Energy Production provides emerging research on renewable energy production, catalysts, and environmental effects of increased productivity. While highlighting the challenges for future generations to develop in the sustainable energy age, readers will learn the importance of new approaches not only for synthesizing more active and selective (nano)catalysts, but also, for designing innovative catalytic processes that can eventually meet the growing energy efficiency demand and overcome the environmental issues. This book is an important resource for academicians, university researchers, technology developers, and graduate level students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522539032 20180219
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24 PDFs (xxiv, 520 pages)
  • Section 1. Production of renewable and non-renewable fuels. Chapter 1. Advances in theoretical studies on solid catalysts for renewable energy production ; Chapter 2. Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks for biofuel production ; Chapter 3. Perspective on the deep hydrotreating of renewable and non-renewable oils
  • Section 2. Catalysis and biodiesel production. Chapter 4. Non-conventional feedstock and technologies for biodiesel production ; Chapter 5. Mesoporous silicas as basic heterogeneous catalysts for the formation of biodiesel ; Chapter 6. Catalyst for biodiesel: an overview of catalysts used in biodiesel production
  • Section 3. Synthesis of solid catalysts. Chapter 7. Ultrasound-assisted synthesis of nanostructured oxide materials: basic concepts and applications to energy ; Chapter 8. Case study: effect of zirconium on the textural and catalytic properties of magnetite ; Chapter 9. Dry reforming of methane on lasrnial perovskite-type structures synthesized by solution combustion
  • Section 4. Photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. Chapter 10. Co2 reduction by photocatalysis on tio2 ; Chapter 11. Synthesis of electrocatalysts for electrochemistry in energy ; Chapter 12. Electrochemical techniques as a tool for catalysts' characterization: VIMP and SECM a provocative approach.
In recent years, the replacement of non-renewable crude oil by renewable sources has been addressed, particularly in developed countries. Its main driving force has been the increasing demand and limited reserves of fossil fuels, the greenhouse gas effect, and the need of securing energy supplies. Advanced Solid Catalysts for Renewable Energy Production provides emerging research on renewable energy production, catalysts, and environmental effects of increased productivity. While highlighting the challenges for future generations to develop in the sustainable energy age, readers will learn the importance of new approaches not only for synthesizing more active and selective (nano)catalysts, but also, for designing innovative catalytic processes that can eventually meet the growing energy efficiency demand and overcome the environmental issues. This book is an important resource for academicians, university researchers, technology developers, and graduate level students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522539032 20180219
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1 online resource.
  • 1. Role of Biotechnology in the Agro-Food Industry 2. Biotechnology in Food Processing and Preservation: An Overview 3. Enzymes and food industry: a consolidated marriage 4. Lactic Acid Bacteria - From Nature through Food to Health 5. Development of controlled co-cultivations for reproducible results in fermentation processes in food biotechnology 6. Progress of biotechnology in food industry 7. Improvement of ripened cheese quality and safety with Thymus mastichina L. bioactive extracts 8. Potential of high hydrostatic pressure to improve the production of plants used as food 9. Corrosion in electronic sensors used in the manufacturing processes decrease the quality in the seafood industry located in the coast of Baja California, Mexico 10. Biotechnology of Ice Wine Production 11. Metagenomics of Traditional Beverages 12. Process Engineering Applying Supercritical Technology For Obtaining Functional And Therapeutic Products 13. Sugar beet pulp as a source of valuable biotechnological products 14. Biofilm mitigation in food industry: mitigation using bacteriophages 15. Bioactive properties and biotechnological production of human milk oligosaccharides.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128114438 20180312
Advances in Biotechnology for Food Industry, Volume Fourteen in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, provides recent insight into how biotechnology impacts the global food industry and describes how food needs are diverse, requiring the development of innovative biotechnological processes to ensure efficient food production worldwide. Many approaches were developed over the last 10 years to allow faster, easier production of widely used foods, food components and therapeutic food ingredients. This volume shows how biotechnological processes increase production and quality of food products, including the development of anti-biofilm materials to decrease microbial colonization in bioreactors and food processing facilities.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128114438 20180312
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xv, 301 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm
One of the world's top 40 manufacturing companies, one of the largest global petrochemicals producers and the biggest private company in the UK, INEOS has risen to prominence over the past twenty years led by three unassuming northern grammar school boys: majority owner Jim Ratcliffe and his business partners Andy Currie and John Reece. The company's prolific growth and unlikely success have reshaped the industry, though its first two decades have been punctuated by close calls and hard lessons, as well as unprecedented highs. As they celebrate the company's twentieth anniversary and continued evolution, Ratcliffe and his management team have opened up on the major junctions of the INEOS journey, and their insights into business and manufacturing today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785903885 20180813
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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239 pages ; 18 cm.
  • Nobel en son temps -- L'homme aux 355 brevets -- La Suède à l'âge de l'industrialisation -- Une famille d'entrepreneurs -- Dompter les explosifs -- Une inventivité foisonnante -- Le bâtisseur d'empire -- Industriel sans frontières -- L'Allemagne -- Les États-Unis -- L'Empire britannique -- La France - et l'Europe entière -- Retour en Suède sur le tard -- Entrepreneur et homme orchestre -- Nobel et la France -- 1873 : Nobel élit domicile à Paris -- Une vie sociale volontairement limitée -- Trois femmes -- Malversations à l'insu de Nobel -- Atteinte à son honneur -- Poète, humaniste et philosophe -- Une bibliothèque bien fournie -- Les préférences littéraires d'un citoyen du monde -- Une tête philosophique -- Une vocation d'écrivain rentrée -- Un pacifisme ambigu -- L'arrière-plan international -- L"énigme" Nobel -- Un dialogue fécond -- L'héritage - Problèmes et perspectives -- Le tombeau de Nobel -- Une personnalité tourmentée -- Une décision longuement mûrie -- Nombreux obstacles -- L'institution prend forme -- Les prix scientifiques -- Situation de la science à l'époque de Nobel -- Quelques problèmes récurrents -- Le poids des comités suédois -- Foi en l'avenir de la médecine -- Le prix de littérature -- Cosmopolitisme et nationalismes -- L'Académie suédoise face à ses défis -- Une pierre d'achoppement -- Émancipation progressive -- Autres sujets de réflexion -- Pas de lauréat en 20188 -- Récompenser les "champions de la paix" -- La Norvège à l'honneur -- Les débuts de l'institution et son évolution -- La lettre et l'esprit -- "À la mémoire d'Alfred Nobel" -- Extrait du testament de Nobel concernant les prix.
"Le nom de Nobel est célèbre dans te monde entier, mais l'homme demeure méconnu. Discret de son vivant, fuyant les feux de la rampe et les mondanités, il a été éclipsé après sa mort par l'éclat médiatique des prix qu'il a institués. Pourtant, sa riche personnalité mérite l'attention. Par ses inventions et ses réalisations industrielles, il a contribué plus que quiconque à remodeler la planète tout en rêvant d'être écrivain. Cet ouvrage évoque les différentes facettes des activités d'Alfred Nobel, non seulement celles qui ont assuré sa fortune, mais aussi celles plus intimes d'un humaniste convaincu et d'un pacifiste engagé - un paradoxe parmi d'autres, puisqu'il s'est largement illustré dans la technologie des armes. Après quoi se pose la question des prix qui portent son nom. Pourquoi cet homme ayant tendance à fuir la compagnie de ses semblables a-t-il voulu mettre sa fortune au service de l'humanité ? Comment l'institution des prix Nobel s'est-elle mise en place malgré de multiples obstacles ? Et de quelle manière tes volontés du défunt ont-elles été interprétées par les différents comités Nobel pendant plus d'un siècle ?"--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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1 online resource.
"Characterizing the Alteration of Ovoproducts Using New Analytical Approaches focuses on the capabilities (potential or proven) of the latest metabolomics based analytical approaches for the (early) diagnostic of the alteration of ovoproducts during their production/preservation processes. It details the ovoproduct matrix, their known sources of biotic and abiotic alteration, and their associated biomarkers. In addition, the book covers the capabilities (exploratory and characterization) of the latest metabolomics tecnics, both invasive and non-invasive, including chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, NMR, MS - including FTICR-MS -, and vibrational spectroscopy, such as Infrared - MIR, NIR - or Raman). In final sections, the next generation of online sensors derived from the latest technics is discussed for their applicative potential in industry (NIR, Raman, chromatography, benchmark NMR, and more).Details the matrix of egg products.Explores the latest metabolic techniques.Strengthens the linkages between the agri-food, microbiological and chemical analytical communities"-- Provided by publisher.
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xl, 1464 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
The Leading Integrated Chemical Process Design Guide: With Extensive Coverage of Equipment Design and Other Key Topics More than ever, effective design is the focal point of sound chemical engineering. Analysis, Synthesis, and Design of Chemical Processes, Fifth Edition, presents design as a creative process that integrates the big-picture and small details, and knows which to stress when and why. Realistic from start to finish, it moves readers beyond classroom exercises into open-ended, real-world problem solving. The authors introduce up-to-date, integrated techniques ranging from finance to operations, and new plant design to existing process optimization. The fifth edition includes updated safety and ethics resources and economic factors indices, as well as an extensive, new section focused on process equipment design and performance, covering equipment design for common unit operations, such as fluid flow, heat transfer, separations, reactors, and more. Conceptualization and analysis: process diagrams, configurations, batch processing, product design, and analyzing existing processes Economic analysis: estimating fixed capital investment and manufacturing costs, measuring process profitability, and more Synthesis and optimization: process simulation, thermodynamic models, separation operations, heat integration, steady-state and dynamic process simulators, and process regulation Chemical equipment design and performance: a full section of expanded and revamped coverage of designing process equipment and evaluating the performance of current equipment Advanced steady-state simulation: goals, models, solution strategies, and sensitivity and optimization results Dynamic simulation: goals, development, solution methods, algorithms, and solvers Societal impacts: ethics, professionalism, health, safety, environmental issues, and green engineering Interpersonal and communication skills: working in teams, communicating effectively, and writing better reports This text draws on a combined 55 years of innovative instruction at West Virginia University (WVU) and the University of Nevada, Reno. It includes suggested curricula for one- and two-semester design courses, case studies, projects, equipment cost data, and extensive preliminary design information for jump-starting more detailed analyses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134177403 20181022
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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1 online resource (277 pages)
  • List of Contributors xiii Preface xvii 1 Rheological Characterization of Crude Oil and Related Products 1 Flavio H. Marchesini 1.1 Introduction 1 1.2 Sample Preparation for Rheological Characterization 2 1.2.1 Ensuring the Chemical Stability 2 1.2.2 Choosing the Rheometer Geometry 3 1.2.3 Erasing theThermal Memory 4 1.2.4 Performing the Cooling Process 4 1.3 Rheological Tests 5 1.4 Potential Sources of Errors 9 References 10 2 Optical Interrogation of Petroleum Asphaltenes: Myths and Reality 13 Igor N. Evdokimov 2.1 Introduction 13 2.1.1 What are Asphaltenes? 13 2.1.2 The Reasons for Intensive Asphaltene Research 14 2.1.3 No Controversy about the Elemental Composition of Asphaltenes 15 2.1.4 Continuing Debates on the Size and the Structure of Asphaltene Molecules and Aggregates 15 2.1.5 Conflicting Paradigms based on Similar Analytical Techniques: Apparent Significance of Human Factors 18 2.2 Mythical Characteristic Signatures of Asphaltenes in Optical AnalyticalMethods 19 2.2.1 Nonexistent Resonance UV Absorption of Asphaltenes 19 2.2.2 Mythical CharacteristicMonomer Peaks in Fluorescence Emission Studies 23 2.3 Misconceptions about the Properties of UV/Vis Absorption Spectra of Asphaltenes 29 2.3.1 The Myth about the Absence of Asphaltene Aggregation Effects in Optical Absorption Studies 30 2.3.2 The Myth about the Urbach Tail in Optical Absorption Spectra of Asphaltenes and Crude Oils 34 2.3.2.1 Tauc Range 35 2.3.2.2 Urbach Range 35 2.3.2.3 Low Absorption (Defects) Range 35 2.3.3 In the UV/Vis Spectral Range Asphaltenes Apparently Act not as Absorbers, but as Scatterers 38 2.4 Current State of Knowledge about Asphaltene Monomers and Primary Asphaltene Aggregates 42 2.4.1 Some Requirements for Preparation of Dilute Asphaltene Solutions 44 2.4.2 Multiple States/Phases of Primary Asphaltene Aggregates Revealed by Optical Absorption Measurements 46 2.4.3 Multiple States/Phases of Primary Asphaltene Aggregates Revealed by Refractive Index Measurements 47 2.4.3.1 Mean Refractive Index at Concentrations below CNAC 50 2.4.3.2 Standard Deviation of Refractive Index at Concentrations below CNAC 50 2.4.4 Conditions for Observation of Asphaltene Monomers and Evolution of Primary Asphaltene Aggregates Revealed by Fluorescence Measurements 53 2.4.4.1 Studies of Steady-State Fluorescence Emission 53 2.4.4.2 Studies of Time-Resolved Fluorescence Emission 55 2.4.5 Evolution of Primary Asphaltene Aggregates Revealed by Mass Spectrometry 56 2.4.6 Optical Interrogation Reveals that Primary Asphaltene Aggregates are Porous and Entrap/Occlude Molecules of Metalloporphyrins and other Compounds 58 2.4.7 Apparent Absence of Consecutive Aggregation in Asphaltene Experiments: Revised Description of the Observed Non-monotonic Concentration Effects in Dilute Asphaltene Solutions 62 References 65 3 ESR Characterization of Organic Free Radicals in Crude Oil and By-Products 77 Marilene Turini Piccinato, Carmen Luisa Barbosa Guedes and Eduardo Di Mauro 3.1 Introduction 77 3.2 Organic-Free Radicals in Crude Oil 77 3.3 ESR of Crude Oil 78 3.4 By-Product Oil by ESR 85 3.5 ESR and Calculations on the Electronic Structure of Free Radicals in Oil By-Products 93 References 96 4 High-Field, Pulsed, and Double Resonance Studies of Crude Oils and their Derivatives 101 Marat Gafurov, M. Volodin, T. Biktagirov, G. Mamin and S. B. Orlinskii 4.1 Introduction 101 4.2 EPR: Basic Principles and Magnetic Interactions 103 4.3 EPR Pulse Sequences 109 4.4 Application Examples 112 4.4.1 W-Band, Relaxation Studies of VO2+ and FR in Asphaltenes Fractions 112 4.4.2 ENDOR of VO2+ in Crude Oil Samples 116 4.5 Conclusion 121 Acknowledgments 121 References 121 5 NMR Spectroscopic Analysis in Characterization of Crude Oil and Related Products 125 Siavash Iravani 5.1 Introduction 125 5.2 1HNMR and 13C NMR Spectroscopy Analysis Methods 126 5.3 NMR Techniques 127 5.4 Application of NMR Analysis in Characterization of Crude Oil and Related Products 129 5.5 Asphaltene Characterization using NMR Techniques 134 5.6 Conclusions 137 References 137 6 NMR Spectroscopy in Bitumen Characterization 141 Catarina Varanda, Ines Portugal, Jorge Ribeiro, Carlos M. Silva and Artur M. S. Silva 6.1 Introduction 141 6.2 1H and 13C NMR Spectroscopy 143 6.3 Phosphorus-31 NMR Spectroscopy 152 6.4 NMR Imaging and Solid-State NMR 154 6.4.1 Solid-State NMR 154 6.4.2 NMR Imaging 155 6.5 Conclusion 156 References 157 7 Applications of Low Field Magnetic Resonance in Viscous Crude Oil/Water Property Determination 163 Jonathan L. Bryan and Apostolos Kantzas 7.1 Introduction 163 7.2 Background for NMR Measurements 165 7.2.1 Interpretation of NMR Relaxation Rates 167 7.2.2 Interpretation of NMR Amplitudes 171 7.3 Fluid Content in Oil/Water Systems 175 7.4 Oil Viscosity from NMR 181 7.4.1 Viscosity Predictions in High Viscosity Bitumen 187 7.4.2 Viscosity Predictions in Oilfield Emulsions 189 7.5 Fluid Saturations and Viscosity in Porous Media 192 7.5.1 Prediction of Saturations and Viscosity from T2 relaxation distributions 193 7.5.2 Prediction of Saturations from T1 T2 Relaxation Distributions 200 7.6 NMR in Oil-Solvent Systems 206 7.6.1 Predictions of Solvent Content in Oil Liquid Solvent Systems 207 7.6.2 Predictions of Non-Equilibrium Viscosity in Oil Vapor Solvent Systems 213 7.7 Summary of NMR and Fluid Property Measurements 215 Acknowledgments 216 References 217 8 Application of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy to the Characterization of Petroleum 221 Patricia Araujo Pantoja, Juan Lopez-Gejo, Claudio Augusto Oller do Nascimento and Galo Antonio Carrillo Le Roux 8.1 Introduction 221 8.2 Sample Handling and Preparation 222 8.3 Near-Infrared Spectroscopy 223 8.3.1 Near-Infrared in Refineries 227 8.4 Chemometrics 228 8.4.1 Pretreatment 228 8.4.1.1 Smoothing 228 8.4.1.2 Multiplicative Scatter Correction 228 8.4.1.3 Mean Centering 229 8.4.1.4 Derivation 230 8.4.2 Calibration Model 230 8.4.2.1 Principal Component Analysis (PCA) 231 8.4.2.2 Partial Least Squares Regression 232 8.4.2.3 Artificial Neural Networks 234 8.4.3 Validation 234 8.4.4 Other Methods 235 8.5 Commercial NIR Equipment and Industrial Applications 236 8.5.1 Industrial Applications 236 8.5.1.1 Pipeline Product Analysis and Identification 238 8.5.1.2 Crude Distillation Optimization 238 8.5.1.3 Product Blending 238 8.5.1.4 Ethanol Fermentation 238 8.5.1.5 Conjugated Diolefins in Pygas 238 8.5.1.6 Regulatory Fuel Screening 238 8.6 Conclusions 239 References 239 9 Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy of Crude Oil and its Constituents 245 Johannes Kiefer and Stella Corsetti 9.1 Introduction 245 9.2 Fundamentals of Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy 246 9.3 Infrared Spectroscopy 249 9.4 Raman Spectroscopy 251 9.5 Evaluation of Vibrational Spectra 257 9.6 Applications 261 9.7 Conclusion 266 References 267 Index 271.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119286318 20180910
Basic theory, applications, and recent trends in analytical techniques used in crude oil and related products analysis This book covers the application of different spectroscopic methods to characterize crude oil and related products. Its topics are presented in a pedagogical manner so that those new to the subject can better understand the content. The book begins by familiarizing the reader with the rheological characterization of crude oil and related products. Subsequent chapters are directed towards the current trends of different spectroscopic methods for the characterization of crude oil. Analytical Characterization Methods for Crude Oil and Related Products features chapters on: optical interrogation of petroleum asphaltenes (myths and reality); ESR characterization of organic free radicals in petroleum products; high-field, pulsed, and double resonance studies of crude oils and their derivatives; NMR spectroscopy in bitumen characterization; applications of Raman spectroscopy in crude oil and bitumen characterization; and more. Uses a bottom-up approach starting from the basic theory of the technique followed by its applications and recent trends in crude oil analysis Includes informative content so as to take a technician to the level of using a particular analytical method Covers relevany information so as to enable a manager in the industry to make purchasing decisions Analytical Characterization Methods for Crude Oil and Related Products is aimed at researchers in academia as well as technicians and developers of new analytical methods in the oil industry and related areas. It will also be of interest to professionals, scientists, and graduate students in analytical sciences dealing with oil and environmental analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119286318 20180910
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1 online resource.
  • Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Crude Oil and Asphaltene Characterization Chapter 3 Experimental Investigation of Asphaltene Precipitation Chapter 4 Asphaltene Precipitation Modeling Chapter 5 Experimental Determination of Asphaltene Deposition Chapter 6 Modeling Methods for Prediction of Asphaltene Deposition Chapter 7 Strategies for Mitigation and Remediation of Asphaltene Deposition Chapter 8 Case Studies and Field Applications Chapter 9 Conclusions, Current Research, and Future Directions.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351977326 20180717
As global consumption of fossil fuels such as oil increases, previously abundant sources have become depleted or plagued with obstructions. Asphaltene deposition is one of such obstructions which can significantly decrease the rate of oil production. This book offers concise yet thorough coverage of the complex problem of asphaltene precipitation and deposition in oil production. It covers fundamentals of chemistry, stabilization theories and mechanistic approaches of asphaltene behavior at high temperature and pressure. Asphaltene Deposition: Fundamentals, Prediction, Prevention, and Remediation explains techniques for experimental determination of asphaltene precipitation and deposition and different modeling tools available to forecast the occurrence and magnitude of asphaltene deposition in a given oil field. It discusses strategies for mitigation of asphaltene deposition using chemical inhibition and corresponding challenges, best practices for asphaltene remediation, current research, and case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781351977326 20180717
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x, 451 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
To most Canadians, the Molson name is part of the very fabric of Canada. Since 1786, when John Molson founded his first brewery in Montreal, it has become synonymous with beer, hockey, and philanthropy. Few realize, however, how close the family came in recent years to losing control of the enterprise. Back to Beer...and Hockey offers intimate details of the life and work of Eric Molson, who not only saved the company, but positioned it to thrive as a global brewery into the twenty-first century. With unprecedented access to the Molson family, Helen Antoniou traces Eric Molson's evolution from a young brewmaster captivated by the chemistry of beer-making to chairman of Molson. Quiet by nature, he had to confront big egos, navigate complex boardroom politics, and even battle a disruptive cousin who tried to push him out of the way. Antoniou's carefully researched account details how the introverted Eric overcame his aversion to conflict to take the company from a failing conglomerate back to its core business of beer, eventually turning it into one of the world's leading brewers. Today, he has passed the torch to his sons, the seventh generation, but his steadfast vision prevails. An absorbing account of one man's struggle at the helm of an international brewing giant, Back to Beer...and Hockey shows how Eric Molson's guiding principles influenced the future of Molson - both the enterprise and the family.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780773552876 20180625
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viii, 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
This engrossing and passionate narrative of Maryland's fermented history begins with the earliest brewers in the colony- women, and wends its way into the modern world, revealing long held secrets and little known details of the brewing families and their birthrights. The impact of war, competition, the industrial revolution, the devastation of Prohibition, and changing political philosophies are detailed. Intimate never before told histories are woven throughout this unique, spellbinding account, unearthing tales of murder, scandal, intrigue, and perseverance through debilitating loss and heartache. The sacrifices and dedication of the brewers to their craft are examined along with the roles they played in building their communities, and giving back to those that embraced them. Vital attention is paid to the challenges modern craft beer pioneers face, from monopolistic macro breweries and trademark quandaries, to hop shortages, all while attempting to establish their own legacy for future generations. This absolutely unique work changes our understanding of the industry in the state and the region. It is more than a notation in the historical record, this is a riveting account of stories that must be told about a trade that has grabbed everyone's attention, whether beer aficionado or mere lover of history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476667737 20180430
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