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  • 1. Introduction: A perspective-Multifunctional photocatalytic materials for energy Zhiqun Lin, Meidan Ye, Mengye Wang 2. Metal oxide powder photocatalysts Mohammad Mansoob Khan 3. Metal oxide electrodes for photo-activated water splitting Davide Barreca 4. Theoretical insights for improved photocatalytic activity Victor Antonio de la Pena O'Shea 5. Energy band engineering of metal oxide for enhanced visible light absorption Jiangtian Li 6. Graphene photocatalysts Luisa Maria Pastrana Martinez Sr. 7. Carbon Nitride photocatalysts Hongqui Sun 8. Graphene-based nanomaterials for solar cells Syed Farooq Adil, Mujeeb Khan 9. Metal-based Semiconductor nanomaterials for solar cells Dr. Wenxi Guo Sr. 10. Metal-based Semiconductor nanomaterials for photocatalysis Raffaele Marotta, Roberto Andreozzi, Ilaria Di Somma, Danilo Russo, Laura Clarizia Sr. 11. Conjugated polymer and nanocrystal nanocomposites for photocatalytic hydrogen production and organic contaminants degradation Bhaghavathi Parambath Vinayan, Eswaraiah Varrla, Rupali Nagar 12. Hybrid noble metal and semiconductor nanocomposites for plasmon-mediated photocatalysis Yuekun Lai 13. Hybrid Z-scheme nanocomposites for photocatalysis Kazuhiko Maeda 14. Ferroelectrics for photocatalysis A Chithambararaj.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081019771 20180416
Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy discusses recent developments in multifunctional photocatalytic materials, such as semiconductors, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and graphene, with an emphasis on their novel properties and synthesis strategies and discussions of their fundamental principles and applicational achievements in energy fields, for example, hydrogen generation from water splitting, CO2 reduction to hydrocarbon fuels, degradation of organic pollutions and solar cells. This book serves as a valuable reference book for researchers, but is also an instructive text for undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to learn about multifunctional photocatalytic materials to stimulate their interests in designing and creating advanced materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081019771 20180416
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  • Front Cover; Recent Developments in Polymer Macro, Micro and Nano Blends; Related titles; Recent Developments in Polymer Macro, Micro and Nano Blends: Preparation and Characterization; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; Editors' biographies; 1
  • Polymer blends: state of art; 1.1 General background on polymer blend/nanofiller composites; 1.2 Nanoparticles of the polymer composites; 1.3 Functionalized polymer with nanoparticles; 1.4 Composite material; 1.5 Preparation of polymer blend/nanofiller composites; 1.6 Characterization of polymer blend/nanocomposites
  • 1.7 Applications of polymer blend/nanocompositesReferences; 2
  • Thermoplastic-based nanoblends: preparation and characterizations; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Thermoplastic-based nanoblends; 2.2.1 Solution casting [131]; 2.2.2 Brabender mixing; 2.2.3 Melt-mixing process; 2.2.4 Extrusion molding; 2.2.5 Elongation flow mixer; 2.2.6 High-shear mixing; 2.3 Characterizations of thermoplastic-based nanoblends; 2.3.1 Tensile testing; 2.3.2 Differential scanning calorimetery; 2.3.3 Dynamical mechanical analysis (DMA); 2.3.4 Thermogravimetric analysis; 2.3.5 Scanning electron microscopy
  • 2.3.6 Transmission electron microscopy2.3.7 Atomic force microscopy; 2.3.8 Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy; 2.3.9 Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; 2.3.10 Raman spectroscopy; 2.3.11 Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy; 2.3.12 Electron paramagnetic resonance or electron spin resonance spectroscopy; 2.3.13 X-ray diffraction analysis; 2.3.14 X-ray scattering and wide-angle X-ray scattering analysis; 2.3.15 Neutronscattering; 2.3.16 Rheology measurements; 2.4 Interface modification of nanoblends; 2.5 Conclusion; References
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  • Hybrid composites using natural polymer blends and carbon nanostructures: preparation, characterization, and applications3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Natural polymer blends; 3.1.2 Collagen; 3.1.3 Blends of collagen with other polymers; 3.1.4 Carbon-based polymer blends; 3.1.5 Collagen-nanotube blends; 3.2 Formation of conducting nanocomposite films using collagen-chitosan blends and nanocarbons; 3.2.1 Preparation of nanobiocomposite films; 3.2.2 Characteristics of collagen/guar gum/carbon nanotube hybrid films; 3.3 Formation of conducting nanocomposite films from collagen and carbon nanotubes
  • 3.3.1 Preparation of graphitic carbon from animal skin wastes3.3.2 Preparation of multifunctional nanobiocomposite films; 3.3.3 Characteristics of the developed nanobiocomposite films; 3.4 Conclusions; References; 4
  • Applications of rubber-based blends; 4.1 Introduction; 4.1.1 Medical device applications; 4.1.2 Biomedical applications; 4.1.3 Packaging applications; 4.1.4 Military applications; 4.1.5 Tire industry; 4.1.6 Aerospace applications; 4.1.7 Structural applications; 4.1.8 Other applications: recycling trend; 4.2 Conclusion; References; 5
  • Applications of thermoplastic-based blends
Recent Developments in Polymer Macro, Micro and Nano Blends: Preparation and Characterisation discusses the various types of techniques that are currently used for the characterization of polymer-based macro, micro, and nano blends. It summarizes recent technical research accomplishments, emphasizing a broad range of characterization methods. In addition, the book discusses preparation methods and applications for various types of polymer-based macro, micro, and nano blends. Chapters include thermoplastic-based polymer & nano blends, applications of rubber based and thermoplastic blends, micro/nanostructures polymer blends containing block copolymers, advances in polymer-inorganic hybrids as membrane materials, synthesis of polymer/inorganic hybrids through heterophase polymerizations, nanoporous polymer foams from nanostructured polymer blends, and natural polymeric biodegradable nano blends for protein delivery. * Describes the techniques pertaining to a kind (or small number) of blends, showing specific examples of their applications* Covers micro, macro, and nano polymer blends* Contains contributions from leading experts in the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081004081 20161010
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  • Front Cover; Corrosion-Under-Insulation (CUI) Guidelines: Revised Edition; Copyright; Contents; Volumes in the EFC series; Introduction; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1.1 Purpose of document; References; Chapter 2:Economic consideration; 2.1 Statistical analysis; 2.2 Size of the issue; 2.2.1 Safety and integrity; 2.2.2 Environment; 2.2.3 Revenue or production loss; 2.2.4 Reputation; 2.2.5 Collateral damage cost; 2.2.6 On-line leak sealing cost; 2.2.7 Repair/replacement, fabrication, and installation costs; 2.2.8 Fitness for continued service; 2.2.9 On-stream inspection and NDE/NDT
  • 2.3 Key performance indicatorsChapter 3:Ownership and responsibility; 3.1 Senior management; 3.2 Engineering manager; 3.3 Maintenance; 3.4 Operations; 3.5 Inspection; 3.6 Members of a project team: CUI program; Chapter 4:The risk-based inspection methodology for CUI; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 High-level prioritization; 4.2.1 Health & safety consequences (A); 4.2.2 Environmental consequences (B); 4.2.3 Economic consequences (C); 4.2.4 Impact on reputation (D); 4.3 Data validation; 4.3.1 The need for data validation; 4.3.2 Different aspects of a data validation
  • 4.3.3 Implementation of data validation4.3.4 CUI and mothballing of equipment; 4.4 Challenging the need for insulation; 4.5 Using RBI to design CUI inspection plans; 4.5.1 Preparation of an RBI analysis; 4.5.2 Susceptibility factors; 4.5.2.1 Operating temperature; 4.5.2.2 Coating status; 4.5.2.3 Cladding/insulation condition; 4.5.2.4 Available corrosion allowance; 4.5.2.5 External coil/steam tracing; 4.5.2.6 External environment; 4.5.3 Qualitative RBI analysis; 4.5.4 Semiquantitative RBI analysis; 4.5.4.1 Consequence of CUI failure; 4.5.4.2 Probability of CUI failure
  • 4.5.4.3 Risk of CUI failureReferences; Chapter 5:Inspection activities/strategy; 5.1 General considerations; 5.2 Typical locations on piping circuits susceptible to CUI; 5.3 Typical locations on equipment susceptible to CUI; 5.3.1 Vessels, columns, and tanks; 5.3.2 Heat exchangers; 5.4 Examples of risk-based inspection plans; 5.4.1 Evaluated risk level: High/extreme; 5.4.2 Evaluated risk level: Medium-high; 5.4.3 Evaluated risk level: Medium; 5.4.4 Evaluated risk level: Low; 5.4.5 Evaluated risk level: Negligible; Chapter 6:Nondestructive examination and testing techniques for CUI
  • 6.1 NDE/NDT techniquesReferences; Chapter 7:Recommended best practice to mitigate CUI; 7.1 Background; 7.1.1 Key parameters; 7.1.2 Assumptions; 7.2 Current CUI prevention methods; 7.3 How to achieve a life expectancy of over 25 years; 7.3.1 CUI preventive measures: Recent approaches; 7.3.2 Material upgrade possibilities; 7.4 Benefits of TSA; 7.5 Use of personnel protective guards; 7.6 Use of aluminum foil to mitigate Cl-ESCC of austenitic stainless steel; References; Chapter 8:Design for the prevention of CUI; 8.1 Introduction; 8.2 Challenge the requirement for insulation
Corrosion-under-insulation (CUI) refers to the external corrosion of piping and vessels that occurs underneath externally clad/jacketed insulation as a result of the penetration of water. By its very nature CUI tends to remain undetected until the insulation and cladding/jacketing is removed to allow inspection or when leaks occur. CUI is a common problem shared by the refining, petrochemical, power, industrial, onshore and offshore industries. In the first edition of this book published in 2008, the EFC Working Parties WP13 and WP15 engaged together to provide guidelines on managing CUI with contributions from a number of European refining, petrochemical and offshore companies. The guidelines are intended for use on all plants and installation that contain insulated vessels, piping and equipment. The guidelines cover a risk-based inspection methodology for CUI, inspection techniques and recommended best practice for mitigating CUI, including design of plant and equipment, coatings and the use of thermal spray techniques, types of insulation, cladding/jacketing materials and protection guards. The guidelines also include case studies. The original document first published in 2008 was very successful and provided an important resource in the continuing battle to mitigate CUI. Many members of the EFC corrosion community requested an update and this has taken between 18-24 months to do so. Hopefully this revised document will continue to serve the community providing a practical source of information on how to monitor and manage insulated systems. * Revised and fully updated technical guidance on managing CUI provided by EFC Working Parties WP13 and WP 15* Contributions from a number of European refining, petrochemical and offshore companies* Extensive appendices that provide additional practical guidance on the implementation of corrosion-under-insulation best practice, collected practical expertise and case studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081007143 20160619
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  • Intro; Title page; Table of Contents; Copyright; Dedication; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Sample Examination and Analysis; Chapter 3. Medical Devices; Chapter 4. Storage Tanks; Chapter 5. Small Containers; Chapter 6. Pipes and Fittings; Chapter 7. Polymer Seals and Sealants; Chapter 8. Tools and Ladders; Chapter 9. Transportation Failures; Chapter 10. Consumer Products; Chapter 11. Conclusions; Index; 1.1. Product failure; 1.2. Non-metallic elements; 1.3. Bonding; 1.4. Properties of non-metallic materials
  • 1.5. Failure modes1.6. Chemical attack; 1.7. Investigation; 1.8. Public information; 1.9. Intellectual property; 1.10. Expert evidence; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Polymer processing; 2.3. Mechanical testing; 2.4. Recording failure; 2.5. Forensic microscopy; 2.6. Product defects; 2.7. Molecular analysis; 2.8. Integrity of results; 2.9. Conclusions; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Broken catheters; 3.3. Catheter systems; 3.4. Breast implants; 3.5. Sutures; 3.6. Breathing tube failures; 3.7. Conclusions; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Boston molasses disaster; 4.3. Thermoplastic tanks
  • 4.4. Fibreglass tank failures4.5. Reconstruction of events; 4.6. Aftermath; 4.7. Acid storage tanks; 4.8. Setting new standards; 5.1. Introduction; 5.2. Battery containers; 5.3. Problem bucket; 5.4. Exploding batteries; 5.5. Truck battery case failures; 5.6. Miners' lamps; 5.7. Design development; 5.8. Conclusions; 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. Fracture of PVC water pipe; 6.3. PVC water supplies; 6.4. Gas explosions; 6.5. ABS pipes and fittings; 6.6. Compressed gas explosion; 6.7. Widespread pipe failures; 6.8. Conclusions; 7.1. Introduction; 7.2. Brake failure; 7.3. Challenger disaster
  • 7.4. Serial failures at semi-conductor factory7.5. Radiator washers; 7.6. Failures in mastics; 7.7. Conclusions; 8.1. Introduction; 8.2. Failure of polypropylene hobby knives; 8.3. Failure of polystyrene hobby knives; 8.4. Failed angle grinder; 8.5. Security cap for gas cylinders; 8.6. Failure of an ABS handle; 8.7. Furniture failures; 8.8. Failed swimming pool step; 8.9. Failed fittings on ladders; 8.10. Conclusions; 9.1. Introduction; 9.2. Motorbike accident in France; 9.3. Drive belt failure; 9.4. Failure of tyres; 9.5. Failed fuel pipes; 9.6. Aircraft tractor hydraulic hose
  • 9.7. Diesel fuel pipe problem9.8. Conclusions; 10.1. Introduction; 10.2. Transformer plug failures; 10.3. Busbar plugs; 10.4. Residual current devices; 10.5. Kettle switches; 10.6. Luggage carrier; 10.7. Bike carriers; 10.8. Baby cot failure; 10.9. Failed heat pad; 10.10. Failed hot water bottle; 10.11. Faulty steam cleaner; 10.12. Conclusions; 11.1. Introduction: causes of product failure; 11.2. Poor manufacture; 11.3. Poor design; 11.4. Poor materials and products; 11.5. Environmental problems; 11.6. Access to information
Forensic Polymer Engineering: Why Polymer Products Fail in Service, Second Edition presents and explains the latest forensic engineering techniques used in the investigation of failed polymer materials that are illustrated with a very large number of detailed case studies which show the different types of failure and the forensic engineering techniques used in their investigation. In this updated edition, new case studies have been added to include patent disputes and failed products such as spiral wound wall storage tanks, lithium battery explosions, water bottle failures, and breast implant failures (such as the PIP scandal). New images demonstrating failure have been included, and images from the previous edition are reproduced in color and enhanced with additional explanatory detail. With a dedicated focus on polymeric materials, the book includes details on the experimental techniques that are used to characterize the materials, particularly in cases of failure. Finally, the book has information on the fabrication of polymer devices, as manufacturing flaws often play a role in failure. * Demonstrates the latest forensic engineering techniques used in the investigation of failed polymer components* Presents detailed case studies that illustrate different types of failure in polymer components, fittings, and medical devices* Examines the role of manufacturing in product failure with an overview of faults recognized in methods, design, and material selection* Provides an integrated approach to polymer failures that covers everything from basic materials properties, through to the experimental techniques required to study them.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081010556 20160815
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  • Sustainability of aggregates in construction / W.H. Langer
  • Sustainability of timber, wood, and bamboo in construction / M. Asif
  • Sustainability of vegetable fibres in construction / H. Savastano Jr., S.F. Santos, and V. Agopyan
  • Sustainability of masonry in construction / P. Bingel and A. Bown
  • Sustainability of cement, concrete, and cement replacement materials in construction / M. Glavind
  • Sustainability of metals and alloys in construction / P. Lambert
  • Sustainability of glass in construction / C. Atkins
  • Sustainability of engineered wood products in construction / H.R. Milner
  • The use of waste tyre rubber in civil engineering works / N. Oikonomou and S. Mavridou
  • Durability of sustainable concrete materials / J. Bai
  • Nanotechnologies for sustainable construction / M.R. Geiker and M.M. Andersen.
Sustainability of Construction Materials, Second Edition, explores an increasingly important aspect of construction. In recent years, serious consideration has been given to environmental and societal issues in the manufacturing, use, disposal, and recycling of construction materials. This book provides comprehensive and detailed analysis of the sustainability issues associated with these materials, mainly in relation to the constituent materials, processing, recycling, and lifecycle environmental impacts. The contents of each chapter reflect the individual aspects of the material that affect sustainability, such as the preservation and repair of timber, the use of cement replacements in concrete, the prevention and control of metal corrosion and the crucial role of adhesives in wood products. * Provides helpful guidance on lifecycle assessment, durability, recycling, and the engineering properties of construction materials* Fully updated to take on new developments, with an additional nineteen chapters added to include natural stone, polymers and plastics, and plaster products* Provides essential reading for individuals at all levels who are involved in the construction and selection, assessment and use, and maintenance of materials.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081009956 20161213
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This book provides an overview of the fabrication methods for anti-abrasive nanocoatings. The connections among fabrication parameters, the characteristics of nanocoatings and the resulting properties (i.e. nanohardness, toughness, wear rate, load-bearing ability, friction coefficient, and scratch resistance) are discussed. Size-affected mechanical properties of nanocoatings are examined, including their uses. Anti-abrasive nanocoatings, including metallic-, ceramic-, and polymeric-based layers, as well as different kinds of nanostructures, such as multi-layered nanocomposites and thin films, are reviewed. -- Edited sumamry from book.
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This book provides an overview of the fabrication methods for anti-abrasive nanocoatings. The connections among fabrication parameters, the characteristics of nanocoatings and the resulting properties (i.e. nanohardness, toughness, wear rate, load-bearing ability, friction coefficient, and scratch resistance) are discussed. Size-affected mechanical properties of nanocoatings are examined, including their uses. Anti-abrasive nanocoatings, including metallic-, ceramic-, and polymeric-based layers, as well as different kinds of nanostructures, such as multi-layered nanocomposites and thin films, are reviewed. -- Edited sumamry from book.
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In the past few decades, friction material engineering has become more sophisticated with many tests and techniques to investigate the properties of the materials and their counterparts before, during and after friction occurred. There has not been too much information available on the different raw materials used for friction materials. This book is more focused towards the raw materials that formulate the different friction materials. It explains about their main friction effects and material structure. Handbook of Friction Materials and Their Applications begins by explaining about different friction materials and how they can be used for brakes. It then goes onto explain the tribology of friction materials. Further out it discusses how different friction materials are formulated and produced. Noise and vibration are explained in a further chapter. The later part talks about how different raw materials can be used for friction materials, such as metals, carbon, organic and inorganic materials.
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  • Part 1 Properties and processing of natural rubber: Biosynthesis of natural rubber in different rubber-producing species-- Natural rubber biosynthesis: Perspectives from polymer chemistry-- Chemical modification of natural rubber for improved performance-- Understanding network control by vulcanization for sulfur cross-linked natural rubber-- The effect of strain-induced crystallization on the physical properties of natural rubber-- Generating particulate silica fillers in situ to improve the mechanical properties of natural rubber-- Hydrophobic and hydrophilic silica-filled cross-linked natural rubber: structure and properties-- Computer simulation of network formation in natural rubber. Part 2 Applications of natural rubber: Eco-friendly bio-composites using natural rubber matrices and natural fiber reinforcements-- Natural rubber composites using cellulosic fiber reinforcements-- Soft bio-composites from natural rubber and marine products-- Natural rubber for the tyre industry-- Application of epoxidized natural rubber in pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs)-- Use of natural rubber for vibration isolation and earthquake protection of structures. Part 3 Environmental and safety issues: Improving the sustainable development of natural rubber-- Recycling of natural and synthetic isoprene rubbers-- Recycling of sulfur cross-linked natural rubber using supercritical carbon dioxide-- Recent research on natural rubber latex allergy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857096838 20160612
The growing demand for more sustainable materials has led to increased research on the properties of natural rubber. Chemistry, Manufacture and Applications of Natural Rubber summarizes this research and its significance for the industrial applications of natural rubber. Chapters in part one explore the properties and processing of natural rubber, including the biosynthesis of natural rubber in different rubber-producing species, chemical modification of natural rubber for improved performance, and the effect of strain-induced crystallization on the physical properties of natural rubber. Further chapters highlight hydrophobic and hydrophilic silica-filled cross-linked natural rubber and computer simulation of network formation in natural rubber. Part two focusses on applications of natural rubber, including eco-friendly bio-composites using natural rubber matrices and reinforcements, soft bio-composites from natural rubber and marine products, natural rubber for the tire industry, the application of epoxidized natural rubber in pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), and the use of natural rubber for vibration isolation and earthquake protection of structures. Finally, chapters in part three consider environmental and safety issues associated with natural rubber, including improving the sustainable development of natural rubber, the recycling of natural and synthetic isoprene rubbers and of sulfur cross-linked natural rubber, and recent research on natural rubber latex allergy. Chemistry, Manufacture and Applications of Natural Rubber is a comprehensive resource for academics, chemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and other professionals in the rubber industry, as well as those industries, including automotive, civil, and medical engineering, using natural rubber products. * An updated review with systematic and comprehensive coverage of natural rubbers* Covers a broad range of topics, including the chemistry, processing, sustainability, and applications of natural rubbers* Coverage of the best international research, including key experts from Asia, the United States, South America, and Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857096838 20160612
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1 online resource (xxvi, 502 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates :) illustrations (some colour.
  • Part 1 Properties and processing of natural rubber: Biosynthesis of natural rubber in different rubber-producing species-- Natural rubber biosynthesis: Perspectives from polymer chemistry-- Chemical modification of natural rubber for improved performance-- Understanding network control by vulcanization for sulfur cross-linked natural rubber-- The effect of strain-induced crystallization on the physical properties of natural rubber-- Generating particulate silica fillers in situ to improve the mechanical properties of natural rubber-- Hydrophobic and hydrophilic silica-filled cross-linked natural rubber: structure and properties-- Computer simulation of network formation in natural rubber. Part 2 Applications of natural rubber: Eco-friendly bio-composites using natural rubber matrices and natural fiber reinforcements-- Natural rubber composites using cellulosic fiber reinforcements-- Soft bio-composites from natural rubber and marine products-- Natural rubber for the tyre industry-- Application of epoxidized natural rubber in pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs)-- Use of natural rubber for vibration isolation and earthquake protection of structures. Part 3 Environmental and safety issues: Improving the sustainable development of natural rubber-- Recycling of natural and synthetic isoprene rubbers-- Recycling of sulfur cross-linked natural rubber using supercritical carbon dioxide-- Recent research on natural rubber latex allergy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857096838 20160704
The growing demand for more sustainable materials has led to increased research on the properties of natural rubber. Chemistry, Manufacture and Applications of Natural Rubber summarizes this research and its significance for the industrial applications of natural rubber. Chapters in part one explore the properties and processing of natural rubber, including the biosynthesis of natural rubber in different rubber-producing species, chemical modification of natural rubber for improved performance, and the effect of strain-induced crystallization on the physical properties of natural rubber. Further chapters highlight hydrophobic and hydrophilic silica-filled cross-linked natural rubber and computer simulation of network formation in natural rubber. Part two focusses on applications of natural rubber, including eco-friendly bio-composites using natural rubber matrices and reinforcements, soft bio-composites from natural rubber and marine products, natural rubber for the tire industry, the application of epoxidized natural rubber in pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs), and the use of natural rubber for vibration isolation and earthquake protection of structures. Finally, chapters in part three consider environmental and safety issues associated with natural rubber, including improving the sustainable development of natural rubber, the recycling of natural and synthetic isoprene rubbers and of sulfur cross-linked natural rubber, and recent research on natural rubber latex allergy. Chemistry, Manufacture and Applications of Natural Rubber is a comprehensive resource for academics, chemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and other professionals in the rubber industry, as well as those industries, including automotive, civil, and medical engineering, using natural rubber products. * An updated review with systematic and comprehensive coverage of natural rubbers* Covers a broad range of topics, including the chemistry, processing, sustainability, and applications of natural rubbers* Coverage of the best international research, including key experts from Asia, the United States, South America, and Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780857096838 20160704
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  • Introduction to high temperature polymer blends-- Characterisation methods-- Thermodynamics-- Liquid crystal polymer reinforcements-- Polysulfones as reinforcements-- PBIs as reinforcements-- Applications of of high temperature polymer blends.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845697853 20160711
Polymer blends offer properties not easily obtained through the use of a single polymer, including the ability to withstand high temperatures. High Temperature Polymer Blends outlines the characteristics, developments, and use of high temperature polymer blends. The first chapter introduces high temperature polymer blends, their general principles, and thermodynamics. Further chapters go on to deal with the characterization of high temperature polymer blends for specific uses, such as fuel cells and aerospace applications. The book discusses different types of high temperature polymer blends, including liquid crystal polymers, polysulfones, and polybenzimidazole polymer blends and their commercial applications. High Temperature Polymer Blends provides a key reference for material scientists, polymer scientists, chemists, and plastic engineers, as well as academics in these fields. * Reviews characterization methods and analysis of the thermodynamic properties of high temperature polymer blends* Reviews the use of materials such as liquid crystals as reinforcements as well as applications in such areas as energy and aerospace engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845697853 20160711
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  • Introduction to high temperature polymer blends-- Characterisation methods-- Thermodynamics-- Liquid crystal polymer reinforcements-- Polysulfones as reinforcements-- PBIs as reinforcements-- Applications of of high temperature polymer blends.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845697853 20160711
Polymer blends offer properties not easily obtained through the use of a single polymer, including the ability to withstand high temperatures. High Temperature Polymer Blends outlines the characteristics, developments, and use of high temperature polymer blends. The first chapter introduces high temperature polymer blends, their general principles, and thermodynamics. Further chapters go on to deal with the characterization of high temperature polymer blends for specific uses, such as fuel cells and aerospace applications. The book discusses different types of high temperature polymer blends, including liquid crystal polymers, polysulfones, and polybenzimidazole polymer blends and their commercial applications. High Temperature Polymer Blends provides a key reference for material scientists, polymer scientists, chemists, and plastic engineers, as well as academics in these fields. * Reviews characterization methods and analysis of the thermodynamic properties of high temperature polymer blends* Reviews the use of materials such as liquid crystals as reinforcements as well as applications in such areas as energy and aerospace engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845697853 20160711
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  • Introduction to high temperature polymer blends-- Characterisation methods-- Thermodynamics-- Liquid crystal polymer reinforcements-- Polysulfones as reinforcements-- PBIs as reinforcements-- Applications of of high temperature polymer blends.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845697853 20160711
Polymer blends offer properties not easily obtained through the use of a single polymer, including the ability to withstand high temperatures. High Temperature Polymer Blends outlines the characteristics, developments, and use of high temperature polymer blends. The first chapter introduces high temperature polymer blends, their general principles, and thermodynamics. Further chapters go on to deal with the characterization of high temperature polymer blends for specific uses, such as fuel cells and aerospace applications. The book discusses different types of high temperature polymer blends, including liquid crystal polymers, polysulfones, and polybenzimidazole polymer blends and their commercial applications. High Temperature Polymer Blends provides a key reference for material scientists, polymer scientists, chemists, and plastic engineers, as well as academics in these fields. * Reviews characterization methods and analysis of the thermodynamic properties of high temperature polymer blends* Reviews the use of materials such as liquid crystals as reinforcements as well as applications in such areas as energy and aerospace engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845697853 20160711
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This technical resource reviews the different types of smart polymers, discussing their properties, structures, designs, and characterizations, and reviews applications of smart polymers in such areas as biomedical engineering, textiles, and food packaging. The book is of interest for chemists, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers, and other professionals in the polymer industry; manufacturers in such sectors as medical, automotive, and aerospace engineering; and academic researchers in polymer science. -- Edited summary from book.
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  • Part 1 Types of polymer nanocomposites according to fillers: Processing of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites-- Environmental life-cycle assessment (LCA) of polymer nanocomposites-- Calcium carbonate nanocomposites-- Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) as functional fillers in polymer nanocomposites-- Cellulose nanoparticles as reinforcement in polymer nanocomposites-- Metal-polymer nanocomposites. Part 2 Types of polymer nanocomposites according to base: Polyolefin-based polymer nanocomposites-- Poly(vinyl chloride)-based nanocomposites-- Nylon-based polymer nanocomposites-- Clay-containing poly (ethylene terephthalate) (PET)-based polymer nanocomposites-- Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) -based polymer nanocomposites-- Soft polymer nanocomposites and gels-- Biodegradable polymer nanocomposites. Part 3 Applications of polymer nanocomposites: Polymer nanocomposites in fuel cells-- Polymer nanocomposites for aerospace applications-- Flame-retardant polymer nanocomposites-- Polymer nanocomposites for optical applications-- Polymer nanocomposite coatings.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845699406 20160711
The addition of nanoparticles to polymer composites has led to a new generation of composite materials with enhanced and novel properties. Advances in polymer nanocomposites reviews the main types of polymer nanocomposites and their applications. Part one reviews types of polymer nanocomposites according to fillers. Processing of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and cellulose nanoparticles as functional fillers and reinforcement are discussed, alongside calcium carbonate and metal-polymer nanocomposites. Part two focuses on types of polymer nanocomposites according to matrix polymer, with polyolefin-based, (PVC)-based, nylon-based, (PET)-based and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)-based polymer nanocomposites discussed. Soft, gel and biodegradable polymer nanocomposites are also considered. Part three goes on to investigate key applications, including fuel cells, aerospace applications, optical applications, coatings and flame-retardant polymer nanocomposites. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Advances in polymer nanocomposites is an essential guide for professionals and academics involved in all aspects of the design, development and application of polymer nanocomposites. * Reviews the main types of polymer nanocomposites and their applications* Discusses processing of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and cellulose nanoparticles as functional fillers and reinforcement* Discusses polyolefin-based, (PVC)-based, nylon-based, (PET)-based and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)-based polymer nanocomposites.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845699406 20160711
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  • Part 1 Failure mechanisms in polymer matrix composites: Progress in failure criteria for polymer matrix composites: a view from the 1st world-wide failure exercise (WWFE)-- Manufacturing defects as a cause of failure in polymer matrix composites-- Low and medium velocity impact as a cause of failure in polymer matrix composites-- Structural integrity of polymer matrix composite panels in fire-- Testing the toughness of polymer matrix composites. Part 2 Failure mechanisms in specific applications: Considerations of failure mechanisms in polymer-matrix composites in the design of aerospace structures-- Failure of polymer matrix composites in defence applications-- Failure of polymer matrix composites in marine and off-shore applications-- Recycling issues in polymer matrix composites.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845697501 20160711
Polymer matrix composites are increasingly replacing traditional materials, such as metals, for applications in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries. Because of the relatively recent development of these composites there is extensive on-going research to improve the understanding and modelling of their behaviour - particularly their failure processes. As a consequence there is a strong demand among design engineers for the latest information on this behaviour in order to fully exploit the potential of these materials for a wide range of weight-sensitive applications. Failure mechanisms in polymer matrix composites explores the main types of composite failure and examines their implications in specific applications. Part one discusses various failure mechanisms, including a consideration of manufacturing defects and addressing a variety of loading forms such as impact and the implications for structural integrity. This part also reviews testing techniques and modelling methods for predicting potential failure in composites. Part two investigates the effects of polymer-matrix composite failure in a range of industries including aerospace, automotive and other transport, defence, marine and off-shore applications. Recycling issues and environmental factors affecting the use of composite materials are also considered. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors Failure mechanisms in polymer matrix composites is a valuable reference for designers, scientists and research and development managers working in the increasing range of industries in which composite materials are extensively used. The book will also be a useful guide for academics studying in the composites field. * Discusses various failure mechanisms, including manufacturing defects* Reviews testing techniques and modelling methods for predicting potential failure* Investigates failure in aerospace, automotive, defence, marine and off-shore applications.
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  • Introduction to innovation in aeronautics. Part 1 Concepts: Biologically inspired technologies for aeronautics-- Aircraft morphing technologies-- Jet engine design drivers: past, present and future-- Innovation in avionic systems: developments underpinned by digital technologies-- The environment as the key design driver in aeronautics-- The human factors that relate to technological developments in aviation-- Innovation in supersonic passenger air travel. Part 2 Change: The process of innovation in aeronautics-- Managing innovative technology development in aeronautics: technology assessment (TA) techniques-- Mining the 'far side' of technology to develop revolutionary aircraft prototypes: the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) approach-- Revolutionary ideas about the future of air transport. Part 3 Challenges: Intellectual property, patents and innovation in aeronautics-- Cost, time and technical performance risk mitigation in large, complex and innovative aeronautics development projects-- Innovation in aeronautics through lean engineering. Part 4 Conclusion: Conclusion: innovations in aeronautics.
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Innovation in aerospace design and engineering is essential to meet the many challenges facing this sector. Innovation in aeronautics explores both a range of innovative ideas and how the process of innovation itself can be effectively managed. After an introduction to innovation in aeronautics, part one reviews developments including biologically-inspired technologies, morphing aerodynamic concepts, jet engine design drivers, and developments underpinned by digital technologies. The environment and human factors in innovation are also explored as are trends in supersonic passenger air travel. Part two goes on to examine change and the processes and management involved in innovative technology development. Challenges faced in aeronautical production are the focus of part three, which reviews topics such as intellectual property and patents, risk mitigation and the use of lean engineering. Finally, part four examines key issues in what makes for successful innovation in this sector. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Innovation in aeronautics is an essential guide for all those involved in the design and engineering of aerospace structures and systems. * Explores a range of innovative aerospace design ideas* Discusses how the process of innovation itself can be effectively managed* Reviews developments including biologically-inspired technologies, morphing aerodynamic concepts, jet engine design drivers and developments underpinned by digital technologies.
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