Conservation Biology. Dec2019, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p1448-1450. 3p. 1 Black and White Photograph.
Wildlife recovery, Conservation of natural resources, Rapid prototyping, Python programming language, Programming languages, Scientific community, and Social acceptance
Rapid prototyping of decision-support tools for conservation A list of alternative web-application development tools that may be useful for conservation scientists is available in Supporting Information. 1 Article impact statement: Web-application development frameworks enable the creation of decision-support tool prototypes for actionable conservation science. [Extracted from the article]
Energy Technology. Jun2020, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p1-10. 10p.
Carbon-black, Carbon nanotubes, Energy density, Small-angle neutron scattering, Lithium-ion batteries, Multiwalled carbon nanotubes, and Nuclear activation analysis
This article is devoted to the laboratory technology aspects of high areal capacity electrode (more than 5 mAh cm−2) fabrication using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as conductive additives and LiFePO4 as an active material. The influence of electrode slurry rheological properties and electrode composition on its areal (mAh cm−2), volumetric (mAh cm−3), and gravimetric (mAh g−1) capacity, and C‐rate performance has been studied. Using the small‐angle neutron scattering technique, it is shown that the CNT network embedded in the electrode layer provides greater wettability by an electrolyte compared with carbon black used as conductive additive. The practical applicability of the considered electrode technology is approved on a pouch cell prototype with a capacity of approximately 1.9 Ah and specific energy density of 150 Wh kg (cell)−1/295 Wh L (cell)−1. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
International Journal of Sustainable Engineering. Aug-Oct2017, Vol. 10 Issue 4/5, p207-214. 8p.
Fashion, Rapid prototyping, and New product development
In this paper, coming out of a broader research project on how the digital prototype can be effectively integrated in the product development process of the clothing industry, the authors investigate the relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Collective Actions on Sustainability and the environmental impact of the new model of fast and accelerating fashion. Extensive research was contacted with personal interviews and analysed primary data shows how new technology solutions like Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), 3D visualisation or 3D prototyping can work with and across supply chain partners to reduce the environmental footprint of their processes. The final phase of the paper involves the conceptualisation of a new apparel product development model, encompassing various digital tools which aim at addressing fit problems, extending the useful life of clothes and reducing the environmental impact of clothing in use through design and services. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Hydraulic simulation tools, such as EPANET, are the primary tools for evaluating water distribution systems performance. This work presents a first step towards demonstrating a simple and straightforward implementation of plugins in the new EPANET GUI to facilitate plugins development by the water systems modeling community. The paper shows the code structure and the basic functionalities of a custom plugin demonstrated using three specific examples: Count , FireFlow, and Elevations plugins. A prototype repository, where developers and users can share and download EPANET plugins is presented and discussed. EPANET plugins framework can support knowledge transfer by increasing the visibility and usability of developed analytical tools and software, thus providing benefits for researchers and practitioners. The proposed plugins are freely available through GitHub. • Development and implementation of new custom EPANET plugins is demonstrated. • Prototype repository for distributing, documenting, and downloading plugins is discussed. • Advancing the EPANET plugin framework can support collaborative modeling and information sharing. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]