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Urban Pollution Book by ,

Urban Pollution Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN Code: 1119260469

Summary: Multidisciplinary treatment of the urgent issues surrounding urban pollution worldwide Written by some of the top experts on the subject in the world, this book presents the diverse, complex and current themes of the urban pollution debate across the built environment, urban development and management continuum. It uniquely combines the science of urban pollution with associated policy that seeks to control it, and includes a comprehensive collection of international case studies showing the status of the problem worldwide. Urban Pollution: Science and Management is a multifaceted collection of chapters that address the contemporary concomitant issues of increasing urban living and associated issues with contamination by offering solutions specifically for the built environment. It covers: the impacts of urban pollution; historical urban pollution; evolution of air quality policy and management in urban areas; ground gases in urban environments; bioaccessibility of trace elements in urban environments; urban wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal; living green roofs; light pollution; river ecology; greywater recycling and reuse; containment of pollution from urban waste disposal sites; bioremediation in urban pollution mitigation; air quality monitoring; urban pollution in China and India; urban planning in sub–Saharan Africa and more. Deals with both the science and the relevant policy and management issues Examines the main sources of urban pollution Covers both first-world and developing world urban pollution issues Integrates the latest scientific research with practical case studies Deals with both legacy and emerging pollutants and their effects The integration of physical and environmental sciences, combined with social, economic and political sciences and the use of case studies makes Urban Pollution: Science and Management an incredibly useful resource for policy experts, scientists, engineers and those interested in the subject.

Inorganic Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications Book by Reyes Mallada,Miguel Menéndez

Inorganic Membranes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications Book
  • Author : Reyes Mallada,Miguel Menéndez
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2008-05-01
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN Code: 9780080558004

Summary: The withstanding properties of inorganic membranes provide a set of tools for solving many of the problems that the society is facing, from environmental to energy problems and from water quality to more competitive industries. Such a wide variety of issues requires a fundamental approach, together with the precise description of applications provided by those researchers that have been close to the industrial applications. The contents of this book expand the lectures given in a Summer School of the European Membrane Society. They combine an easily accessible description of the technology, suitable for the graduate level, with the most advanced developments and the prospective of future applications. The large variety of membrane types makes almost compulsory to select a specialist for each of them, and this has been the approach selected in this book. In the case of porous membranes, the advances are related to the synthesis of microporous materials such as silica, carbon and zeolite membranes and hollow fibre membranes. A chapter covers the increasingly relevant hybrid membranes. Attention is also devoted to dense inorganic membranes, experiencing constantly improved properties. The applications of all these membranes are considered throughout the book. Covers all the inorganic membranes field, by different experts It comes from a European Summer School It includes future directions in the field

The Roads from Rio Book by Pamela Chasek,Lynn M. Wagner

The Roads from Rio Book
  • Author : Pamela Chasek,Lynn M. Wagner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-04-23
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN Code: 1136450882

Summary: At the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, popularly known as the Rio Earth Summit, the world’s leaders constructed a new "sustainable development" paradigm that promised to enhance environmentally sound economic and social development. Twenty years later, the proliferation of multilateral environmental agreements points to an unprecedented achievement, but is worth examining for its accomplishments and shortcomings. This book provides a review of twenty years of multilateral environmental negotiations (1992-2012). The authors have participated in most of these negotiating processes and use their first-hand knowledge as writers for the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Earth Negotiations Bulletin as they illustrate the changes that have taken place over the past twenty years. The chapters examine the proliferation of meetings, the changes in the actors and their roles (governments, nongovernmental organizations, secretariats), the interlinkages of issues, the impact of scientific advice, and the challenges of implementation across negotiating processes, including the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Convention to Combat Desertification, the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Commission on Sustainable Development, the UN Forum on Forests, the chemicals conventions (Stockholm, Basel and Rotterdam), the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the Convention on Migratory Species and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.

Managing Financial Institutions Book by Elizabeth S. Cooperman

Managing Financial Institutions Book
  • Author : Elizabeth S. Cooperman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN Code: 1317480139

Summary: This book goes beyond traditional financial institutions textbooks, which tend to focus on mathematical models for risk management and the technical aspects of measuring and managing risk. It focuses on the role of financial institutions in promoting social and economic goals for the communities in which they operate for the greater good, while also meeting financial and competitive challenges, and managing risks. Cooperman divides the text into seven easily teachable modules that examine the real issues and challenges that managers of financial institutions face. These include the transformative changes presented by social unrest, climate change and resource challenges, as well as the changes in how financial institutions operate in light of the opportunities that rapid innovations and disruptive technologies offer. The book features: Up-to-date coverage of new regulations affecting financial institutions, such as Dodd Frank and new SEC regulations. Material on project financing and new forms of financing, including crowd funding and new methods of payment for financial institutions. New sustainable finance models and strategies that incorporate environmental, social, and corporate governance considerations. A new chapter on sustainable financial institutions, social activism, the greening of finance, and socially responsible investing. Practical cases focusing on sustainability give readers insight into the socioeconomic risks associated with climate change. Streamlined and accessible, Managing Financial Institutions will appeal to students of financial institutions and markets, risk management, and banking. A companion website, featuring PowerPoint slides, an Instructor’s Manual, and additional cases, is also available.

Securing Water and Wastewater Systems Book by Robert M. Clark,Simon Hakim

Securing Water and Wastewater Systems Book
  • Author : Robert M. Clark,Simon Hakim
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-04
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN Code: 3319010921

Summary: Urban water and wastewater systems have an inherent vulnerability to both manmade and natural threats and disasters including droughts, earthquakes and terrorist attacks. It is well established that natural disasters including major storms, such as hurricanes and flooding, can effect water supply security and integrity. Earthquakes and terrorist attacks have many characteristics in common because they are almost impossible to predict and can cause major devastation and confusion. Terrorism is also a major threat to water security and recent attention has turned to the potential that these attacks have for disrupting urban water supplies. There is a need to introduce the related concept of Integrated Water Resources Management which emphasizes linkages between land-use change and hydrological systems, between ecosystems and human health, and between political and scientific aspects of water management. An expanded water security agenda should include a conceptual focus on vulnerability, risk, and resilience; an emphasis on threats, shocks, and tipping points; and a related emphasis on adaptive management given limited predictability. Internationally, concerns about water have often taken a different focus and there is also a growing awareness, including in the US, that water security should include issues related to quantity, climate change, and biodiversity impacts, in addition to terrorism. This presents contributions from a group of internationally recognized experts that attempt to address the four areas listed above and includes suggestions as to how to deal with related problems. It also addresses the new and potentially growing issue of cyber attacks against water and waste water infrastructure including descriptions of actual attacks, making it of interest to scholars and policy-makers concerned with protecting the water supply.

Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery Book by Robert M. Gresham,George E. Totten

Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery Book
  • Author : Robert M. Gresham,George E. Totten
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-10-24
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN Code: 9781420089363

Summary: A-Z Guide for Maximum Cost Reduction and Increased Equipment Reliability To remain globally competitive, today’s manufacturing operations have greatly improved, but there is one last link in the advancement evolution. The reliability of manufacturing equipment must be improved in order to maximize the productive life of the equipment, eliminate unscheduled shut downs, and reduce operating costs. These are key components to maintaining a smooth work flow and a competitive edge. Written by peer-recognized industry experts, Lubrication and Maintenance of Industrial Machinery: Best Practices and Reliability provides the necessary tools for maintenance professionals who are responsible for the overall operational functions. With chapters culled from the second edition of the Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology, Volume 1 and a new introductory chapter, this more specialized and focused work supplies critical lubrication information that can be used on a daily basis to achieve greater machine reliability. Incorporating lean methods, this resource can be used by everyone involved in the production process, from supervisors to floor personnel. Recommended for STLE’s Certified Lubrication Specialist® Certification In addition to lubrication program development and scheduling, this volume also covers critical elements of the reliability equation, such as: Deterioration detection and measurement Lubrication cleanliness and contamination control Environmental implications of various lubricants Energy conservation Storage and handling Recycling of used oils This book fills a niche by specifically and comprehensively focusing on lubrication as part of the overall maintenance program. Under the editorial guidance of two of the most respected names in the field, this seminal work is destined to become an industry standard.

Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering Book by Harald Drück,Radhakrishna G. Pillai,Manoj G Tharian,Aysha Zeneeb Majeed

Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering Book
  • Author : Harald Drück,Radhakrishna G. Pillai,Manoj G Tharian,Aysha Zeneeb Majeed
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-14
  • Category: Architecture
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN Code: 9811312028

Summary: This book comprises the proceedings of the International Conference on Green Buildings and Sustainable Engineering (GBSE 2018), which focused on the theme “Transforming our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration towards a Smart and Sustainable Future”. The papers included address all aspects of green buildings and sustainability practices in civil engineering, and offer a valuable reference resource for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.

Dermatological Manual of Outdoor Hazards Book by Julian Trevino,Amy Y-Y Chen

Dermatological Manual of Outdoor Hazards Book
  • Author : Julian Trevino,Amy Y-Y Chen
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-02-28
  • Category: Medical
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN Code: 3030377822

Summary: This book comprehensively covers the knowledge and skills that physicians, medical students and mid-level providers (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) need in order to care for patients with plant or arthropod exposures. It presents the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of selected exposures, before discussing prevention strategies and management options for adverse cutaneous reactions and selected systemic manifestations. Lastly, it reviews emerging viruses carried by arthropods and related human diseases, such as the Zika virus. Dermatological Manual of Outdoor Hazards covers a broad range of arthropod and plant exposures, with a specific focus on dermatological manifestations, making it a valuable resource for all trainees and practicing dermatologists, primary care physicians and emergency physicians who treat these patients.

Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology Book by George E. Totten

Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology Book
  • Author : George E. Totten
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2006-04-06
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1224
  • ISBN Code: 1420003844

Summary: When it was first published some two decades ago, the original Handbook of Lubrication and Tribology stood on technology's cutting-edge as the first comprehensive reference to assist the emerging science of tribology lubrication. Later, followed by Volume II, Theory and Design and Volume III, Monitoring, Materials, Synthetic Lubricants, and Ap

Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Legumes Book by Jameel M. Al-Khayri,Shri Mohan Jain,Dennis V. Johnson

Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Legumes Book
  • Author : Jameel M. Al-Khayri,Shri Mohan Jain,Dennis V. Johnson
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-10-08
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 522
  • ISBN Code: 3030234002

Summary: This book examines the development of innovative modern methodologies towards augmenting conventional plant breeding, in individual crops, for the production of new crop varieties under the increasingly limiting environmental and cultivation factors to achieve sustainable agricultural production, enhanced food security, in addition to providing raw materials for innovative industrial products and pharmaceuticals. This is Vol 7, subtitled Legumes, focuses on advances in breeding strategies using both traditional and modern approaches for the improvement of individual legume crops. Included in this volume are Adzuki bean, Black gram, Chickpea Cluster bean, Common bean, Cowpea, Faba bean, Hyacinth bean, Lentil, Mung bean, Pigeonpea and Soybean. This volume is contributed by 57 internationally reputable scientists from 9 countries. Each chapter comprehensively reviews the modern literature on the subject and reflects the authors own experience.

fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010 Book by fib - f¿d¿ration internationale du b¿ton

fib Model Code for Concrete Structures 2010 Book
  • Author : fib - f¿d¿ration internationale du b¿ton
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 434
  • ISBN Code: 3433604088

Summary: The International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) is a pre-normative organization. 'Pre-normative' implies pioneering work in codification. This work has now been realized with the fib Model Code 2010. The objectives of the fib Model Code 2010 are to serve as a basis for future codes for concrete structures, and present new developments with regard to concrete structures, structural materials and new ideas in order to achieve optimum behaviour. The fib Model Code 2010 is now the most comprehensive code on concrete structures, including their complete life cycle: conceptual design, dimensioning, construction, conservation and dismantlement. It is expected to become an important document for both national and international code committees, practitioners and researchers. The fib Model Code 2010 was produced during the last ten years through an exceptional effort by Joost Walraven (Convener; Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Agnieszka Bigaj-van Vliet (Technical Secretary; TNO Built Environment and Geosciences, The Netherlands) as well as experts out of 44 countries from five continents.

Pollutant Fate and Transport in Environmental Multimedia Book by Frank M. Dunnivant,Elliot Anders

Pollutant Fate and Transport in Environmental Multimedia Book
  • Author : Frank M. Dunnivant,Elliot Anders
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2019-03-28
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN Code: 1119414652

Summary: Bridges the gaps between regulatory, engineering, and science disciplines in order to comprehensively cover pollutant fate and transport in environmental multimedia This book presents and integrates all aspects of fate and transport: chemistry, modeling, various forms of assessment, and the environmental legal framework. It approaches each of these topics initially from a conceptual perspective before explaining the concepts in terms of the math necessary to model the problem so that students of all levels can learn and eventually contribute to the advancement of water quality science. The first third of Pollutant Fate and Transport in Environmental Multimedia is dedicated to the relevant aspects of chemistry behind the fate and transport processes. It provides relatively simple examples and problems to teach these principles. The second third of the book is based on the conceptual derivation and the use of common models to evaluate the importance of model parameters and sensitivity analysis; complex equation derivations are given in appendices. Computer exercises and available simulators teach and enforce the concepts and logic behind fate and transport modeling. The last third of the book is focused on various aspects of assessment (toxicology, risk, benefit-cost, and life cycle) and environmental legislation in the US, Europe, and China. The book closes with a set of laboratory exercises that illustrate chemical and fate and transport concepts covered in the text, with example results for most experiments. Features more introductory material on past environmental disasters and the continued need to study environmental chemistry and engineering Covers chemical toxicology with various forms of assessment, United States, European, and Chinese regulations, and advanced fate and transport modeling and regulatory implications Provides a conceptual and relatively simple mathematical approach to fate and transport modeling, yet complex derivations of most equations are given in appendices Integrates the use of numerous software packages (pC-pH, EnviroLab Simulators, Water, Wastewater, and Global Issues), and Fate©2016 Contains numerous easy-to-understand examples and problems along with answers for most end-of-the-chapter problems, and simulators for answers to fate and transport questions Includes numerous companion laboratory experiments with EnviroLab Requiring just a basic knowledge of algebra and first-year college chemistry to start, Pollutant Fate and Transport in Environmental Multimedia is an excellent textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate faculty and students studying environmental engineering and science.

Handbook of Advanced Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment Book by Lawrence K. Wang,Yung-Tse Hung,Nazih K. Shammas

Handbook of Advanced Industrial and Hazardous Wastes Treatment Book
  • Author : Lawrence K. Wang,Yung-Tse Hung,Nazih K. Shammas
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-04
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 1376
  • ISBN Code: 1420072226

Summary: Most industrial and hazardous waste management resources cover the major industries and provide conventional in-plant pollution control strategies. Until now however, no book or series of books has provided coverage that includes the latest developments in innovative and alternative environmental technology, design criteria, managerial decision met

Drainage Engineering: Principles and Practices Book by S.K. Gupta

Drainage Engineering: Principles and Practices Book
  • Author : S.K. Gupta
  • Publisher : Scientific Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-04-01
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 531
  • ISBN Code: 9388043006

Summary: The current book attempts to fill the gap in one of the major subject of land drainage that will have a major impact on production and productivity of irrigated lands. The book Titled `Drainage Engineering: Principles and Practices` deals with the subject of surface and subsurface drainage to reclaim waterlogged salt affected soils. Based on the course curricula as suggested by Deans´ committee constituted by ICAR, the current publication has been divided into 11 Chapters covering all the facets of land drainage as applied to agriculture. Each chapter covers one of the related issues beginning with general introduction to water logging, soil salinity and land drainage in Chapter 1.Surface drainage methods, an essential intervention in monsoon climatic regions and as supplement to the subsurface drainage are included in Chapter 2. Drainage investigations, a precursor to problem diagnosis and to assemble the drainage design parameters are included in Chapter 3. The drainage design procedures such as assessment of drainage depth, spacing and capacity of drains forms the subject matter of Chapter 4. While drainage materials are discussed in Chapter 5, drainage construction procedures and methodologies to monitor and evaluate completed projects are included in Chapter 6. Some of the new drainage techniques such as mole, interceptor, vertical and bio-drainage have been included in Chapter 7 since these can either be applied singly or in integration with horizontal subsurface drainage. Chapters 8-10 deal withreclamation of salt affected soils,acid soils and management of saline water. Eco-friendly reuse and disposal of saline drainage wateralso form the subject matter of discussion of Chapter 10. Cost calculations, socio-economic and environmental issues associated with drainage projects have been included in final chapter 11. Glossary of terms has been added for quick overview of the terms used in the book. Clearly, each and every aspect of surface and subsurface drainage for agricultural lands has been covered in the book.Besides covering the principles of land drainage, field practices have been included making the book a handy tool for specialized training programmes on land drainage. It is believed that the book will find its place in the shelves of students and teachers, field functionaries and libraries of state agricultural universitiesand civil engineering colleges.

Secure Smart Embedded Devices, Platforms and Applications Book by Konstantinos Markantonakis,Keith Mayes

Secure Smart Embedded Devices, Platforms and Applications Book
  • Author : Konstantinos Markantonakis,Keith Mayes
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-09-14
  • Category: Computers
  • Pages : 568
  • ISBN Code: 1461479150

Summary: New generations of IT users are increasingly abstracted from the underlying devices and platforms that provide and safeguard their services. As a result they may have little awareness that they are critically dependent on the embedded security devices that are becoming pervasive in daily modern life. Secure Smart Embedded Devices, Platforms and Applications provides a broad overview of the many security and practical issues of embedded devices, tokens, and their operation systems, platforms and main applications. It also addresses a diverse range of industry/government initiatives and considerations, while focusing strongly on technical and practical security issues. The benefits and pitfalls of developing and deploying applications that rely on embedded systems and their security functionality are presented. A sufficient level of technical detail to support embedded systems is provided throughout the text, although the book is quite readable for those seeking awareness through an initial overview of the topics. This edited volume benefits from the contributions of industry and academic experts and helps provide a cross-discipline overview of the security and practical issues for embedded systems, tokens, and platforms. It is an ideal complement to the earlier work, Smart Cards Tokens, Security and Applications from the same editors.

Food Processing Technology Book by P J Fellows

Food Processing Technology Book
  • Author : P J Fellows
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2009-06-22
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 928
  • ISBN Code: 1845696344

Summary: The first edition of Food processing technology was quickly adopted as the standard text by many food science and technology courses. This completely revised and updated third edition consolidates the position of this textbook as the best single-volume introduction to food manufacturing technologies available. This edition has been updated and extended to include the many developments that have taken place since the second edition was published. In particular, advances in microprocessor control of equipment, ‘minimal’ processing technologies, functional foods, developments in ‘active’ or ‘intelligent’ packaging, and storage and distribution logistics are described. Technologies that relate to cost savings, environmental improvement or enhanced product quality are highlighted. Additionally, sections in each chapter on the impact of processing on food-borne micro-organisms are included for the first time. Introduces a range of processing techniques that are used in food manufacturing Explains the key principles of each process, including the equipment used and the effects of processing on micro-organisms that contaminate foods Describes post-processing operations, including packaging and distribution logistics

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition Book by John J. Lentini

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition Book
  • Author : John J. Lentini
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-28
  • Category: Law
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN Code: 1351712373

Summary: Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation, Third Edition focuses on the practical application of fundamental scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Originally published in 2006, the First Edition was very well received by fire investigators and those who work with them. Since fire investigation is a rapidly evolving field—driven by new discoveries about fire behavior—the Second Edition was published in late 2012. This latest, fully updated Third Edition reflects the most recent developments in the field. Currently, serious research is underway to try to understand the role of ventilation in structure fires. Likewise, there is improved understanding of the kinds of errors investigators can make that lead to incorrect determinations of the causes of fires. In addition to the scientific aspects, the litigation of fire related events is rapidly changing, particularly with respect to an investigator's qualifications to serve as an expert witness. This book covers these latest developments and ties together the changing standards for fire investigations with the fundamental scientific knowledge presented in the early chapters of the book. The book is intended for those individuals who have recently entered the field of fire investigation, and those who are studying fire investigation with a plan to become certified professionals. In addition, professionals in the insurance industry who hire fire investigators will find this an invaluable resource. Insurance companies have sustained significant losses by hiring individuals who are not qualified, resulting in cases being settled or lost at a cost of millions. Insurance adjusters and investigators will learn to recognize quality fire investigations and those that are not up to today's standards. Lastly, this book is also for the many attorneys who litigate fire cases. Written with language and terms that make the science accessible even to the non-scientist, this new edition will be a welcome resource to any professional involved in fire and arson cases.

A Portrait of State-of-the-Art Research at the Technical University of Lisbon Book by Manuel Seabra Pereira

A Portrait of State-of-the-Art Research at the Technical University of Lisbon Book
  • Author : Manuel Seabra Pereira
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-11-24
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 621
  • ISBN Code: 1402056907

Summary: This book celebrates the 75th anniversary of The Technical University of Lisbon (UTL). It provides a compelling picture of current state-of-art research at UTL. It contains the edited version of the invited lectures from a two day Symposium and brings together a comprehensive summary of high quality research contributions across basic and applied sciences. A broad spectrum of topics is covered reflecting UTL’s worldwide recognition.

Oil Spill Science and Technology Book by Mervin Fingas

Oil Spill Science and Technology Book
  • Author : Mervin Fingas
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-11-23
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1078
  • ISBN Code: 0128110961

Summary: Oil Spill Science and Technology, Second Edition, delivers a multi-contributed view on the entire chain of oil-spill related topics from oil properties and behaviors, to remote sensing through the management side of contingency planning and communicating oil spill risk perceptions. Completely new case studies are included with special attention to the Deepwater Horizon event, covering the impacts of wetlands and sand beaches, a mass balance approach, and the process for removing petroleum chemicals still trapped near Alabama beaches. Other new information on lingering oil left behind from the Exxon Valdez spill, the emergency system used in the Prestige incident, and coverage on the Heibei Spirit spill in Korea are also included. This updated edition combines technology with case studies to identify the current state of knowledge surrounding oil spills that will encourage additional areas of research that are left to uncover in this critical sector of the oil and gas industry. Updated with new chapters on risk analysis and communication, contingency planning, restoration, and case studies Supported with technological advances evolved from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil tragedy and events in the Arctic/Antarctic Multi-contributed from various industry experts to provide an extensive background in technical equipment and worldwide procedures used today

Managing Cover Crops Profitably (3rd Ed. ) Book by Andy Clark

Managing Cover Crops Profitably (3rd Ed. ) Book
  • Author : Andy Clark
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-07
  • Category: ,
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN Code: 1437903797

Summary: Cover crops slow erosion, improve soil, smother weeds, enhance nutrient and moisture availability, help control many pests and bring a host of other benefits to your farm. At the same time, they can reduce costs, increase profits and even create new sources of income. You¿ll reap dividends on your cover crop investments for years, since their benefits accumulate over the long term. This book will help you find which ones are right for you. Captures farmer and other research results from the past ten years. The authors verified the info. from the 2nd ed., added new results and updated farmer profiles and research data, and added 2 chap. Includes maps and charts, detailed narratives about individual cover crop species, and chap. about aspects of cover cropping.