Adhesion Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 328

Adhesion Science

Explains the physics and chemistry of adhesion, surface preparation and testsPresents new strategies for formulating superior strong, weak and pressure-sensitive adhesivesIncludes access to unique electronic apps that enable numerical modeling of adhesives This technical bound book explains the basic principles of adhesion and shows how they are used to formulate and improve adhesives. The volume starts by laying out key physical and chemical concepts underlying adhesion and adhesives, including strong and weak bonds plus pressure-sensitive (PSA) across multiple polymer, metal and ceramic adherends. The ideas are expressed in clear and easily understood mathematical formulas that explain sur...

Genomic Essentials for Graduate Level Nurses
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 454

Genomic Essentials for Graduate Level Nurses

Presents genetics and genomic essentials specifically for graduate-level nursesPrenatal care, cardiology, cancer and other disease systems covered in depth by chapter expertsKey chapter devoted to ethical and legal issues and to future technology Designed as both a nursing reference and course text, this book presents genetics and genomic essentials specifically for graduate-level nurses. Preliminary chapters cover the basics of genetics, risk assessment and genetic testing. With chapter contributions by topic experts, the remainder of the book is organized by disease system and covers genetics and genomics in prenatal care, neurology, cancer, respiratory function, cardiology, pharmacogenomics, hematology and others. Key chapters on ethical and legal issues and future technology are also included. This volume is well-suited for nursing faculty, nursing students, nurse leaders, and other nursing professionals with a need for further information on genetics and genomics in a nursing role and across a variety of specialties.

Bioactive Food Packaging
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 474

Bioactive Food Packaging

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-11-20
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Explains bioactive and biobased materials used for food packagingInvestigates migration, controlled release, edible coatings and filmsCovers preservation and safety of many packaged foods This engineering book brings together two of the key strands in food packaging: active packaging and natural, often biobased, components. The text investigates the chemistry, effects and technical incorporation of bioactives into different forms of packaging. Specifically, chapters focus on techniques for impregnating natural substances into conventional and biodegradable food packaging materials with an emphasis on their antioxidant and antimicrobial functions. Oxygen scavengers, plant extracts, essential oils, enzymes, phytochemicals, polysaccharides are investigated. Chapters discuss how bioactives are combined with packaging to suppress microbes and improve the quality of meat, seafood, dairy and cereal products. How bioactives affect packaging development, such as scale-up, fabrication and labeling is discussed, as are European and U.S. regulations.

BALLISTICS 2016
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 2542

BALLISTICS 2016

Presents high-level research on various caliber guns, cannon, mortars, drones, warheads, shells, bullets, drills and other launchers and penetrants, as well as their impact effects on natural and designed materials, including large-scale targets and body armors Provides new modeling and test data on projectile design and guidance, propellants, charges and explosives for military, aerospace and civil engineering applicationsOver 250 presentations in two printed volumes, plus searchable CD This book makes available original ballistics technology from around the world on a wide variety of weapons and their effects, including the design and trajectory/stability control of dozens of projectiles r...

Special Programs and Services in Schools
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 225

Special Programs and Services in Schools

New edition of the definitive text thoroughly updated with information on Race to the Top, NCLB revisions, ESEA Reauthorization, federal, state and district responsibilitiesSpells out requirements and legislated mandates for special education, ESL, food service, disability, health services, gifted education, school to work, etc.For administrators in public, private and charter schoolsUsed as a text at Texas A&M, Houston, Michigan and many other universities Created for school administrators in public and private schools, this book is an update of the original 2005 volume that organized and explained virtually all federally mandated programs, the "third curriculum" that helps dictate how U.S....

Wastewater Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation
  • Language: en

Wastewater Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-11-20
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Useful guide to solving problems of deficient biomass in wastewater treatment plantsStrategies for using microbes for biogas, controlling filamentous organisms, floc formation, odor reduction, sludge management and more Written by a leading wastewater biologist with many years' experience in plant operation, this book is a guide to understanding and enhancing existing microbial populations in wastewater treatment. It is a practical book that addresses operational problems arising from deficiencies in biomass and shows how these situations can be recognized and corrected. After presenting background on major wastewater microbes, the text explains the types of bacteria used in bioaugmentation and the nutrients, enzymes and growth factors needed to solve processing problems and achieve operational goals, for example, the conversion of starches such as cellulose to soluble sugars. Using numerous case studies, the text focuses on the treatment functions performed by augmented microbes: improved anaerobic biogas production, control of undesired filamentous organisms growth, floc formation, nitrification, odor control, resistance to toxicity, sludge reduction, and many more.

Metal Foams
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

Metal Foams

•Covers all phases of metal foam theory and technology •Techniques linking pore structure to custom properties •New applications in transportation, energy absorption, and orthopedic implants •Foams from a variety of metals as well as special shapes and lotus-type

Essentials of Polymer Science and Engineering
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 525

Essentials of Polymer Science and Engineering

T his book is at once an introduction to polymers and an imaginative invitation to the field of polymer science and engineering as a whole, including plastics and plastics processing. Created by two of the best-known scientists in America, the text explains and helps students as well as professionals appreciate all major topics in polymer chemistry and engineering: polymerization synthesis and kinetics, applications of probability theory, structure and morphology, thermal and solution properties, mechanical properties, biological properties and plastics processing methods. Essentials of Polymer Science and Engineering, designed to supercede many standard texts (including the authors'), is un...

Tharp & Young on Ice Cream
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 392

Tharp & Young on Ice Cream

This volume is at once an all-inclusive guide to the meaning of hundreds of technical terms and ideas needed for ice cream manufacturing, as well as a practical introduction to the ingredients, freezing methods, flavoring, and packaging of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurts, novelties and many other kinds of frozen desserts. In dozens of longer entries and short essays, as well as with original quantitative tables and graphs, the authors explain the chemistry and controllable variables of all phases of ice cream production, e.g., dairy and non-dairy ingredients, crystallization, overrun, equipment, coloring, test and tasting protocols and much more. With its helpful system of...

Fundamentals of Fiber Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 426

Fundamentals of Fiber Science

Connects fiber chemistry and structure to properties that can be designed and engineered Micro- and nanoscale, synthetic and natural polymer and non-polymer fibers explained with applications to industrial, electronic, biomedical and energy Information pertinent for fiber, textile, composite, polymer and materials specialists This volume provides the basic chemical and mathematical theory needed to understand and modify the connections among the structure, formation and properties of many different types of manmade and natural fibers. At a fundamental level it explains how polymeric and non-polymeric fibers are organized, how such fibers are formed, both synthetically and biologically, and h...