Handbook of Drying for Dairy Products

Handbook of Drying for Dairy Products is a complete guide to the field’s principles and applications, with an emphasis on best practices for the creation and preservation of dairy-based food ingredients. Details the techniques and results of drum drying, spray drying, freeze drying, spray-freeze drying, and hybrid drying Contains the most up-to-date research for optimizing the drying of dairy, as well as computer modelling options Ad...

CO2 Storage in Carboniferous Formations and Abandoned Coal Mines

Underground geological storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) has considerable potential for mitigating climate change. CO2 can be safely injected and stored at well characterized and properly managed sites. Injecting carbon dioxide in deep geological formations can store it underground for long periods of time. Depleted oil and gas reservoirs, saline aquifers and carboniferous formations can be used for storage of CO2, as well as in abando...

Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

This book contains detailed and structured approaches to tackling practical decision-making troubles using economic consideration and analytical methods in Municipal solid waste (MSW) management. Among all other types of environmental burdens, MSW management is still a mammoth task, and the worst part is that a suitable technique to curb the situation in developing countries has still not emerged. Municipal Solid Waste Management in ...

Improving Concrete Quality

Improve the Quality of Concrete, Improve the Quality of Construction Quality measurement is not prevalent in the concrete industry and quality investment is not seen as potentially generating a positive return. Improving Concrete Quality examines how and why concrete quality should be measured, and includes instruction on developing specifications with the aim of improving concrete quality. Reduce Concrete Variability: Reduce Costs a...

Free Innovation (MIT Press)

In this book, Eric von Hippel, author of the influential Democratizing Innovation, integrates new theory and research findings into the framework of a "free innovation paradigm." Free innovation, as he defines it, involves innovations developed by consumers who are self-rewarded for their efforts, and who give their designs away "for free." It is an inherently simple grassroots innovation process, unencumbered by compensated transact...

Cyber-Physical system design with sensor networking technologies

This is the first book in this new area and it uniquely focuses on sensor networks in cyber-physical systems. It has been peer-reviewed by experts in the areas of sensor networks and cyber-physical systems. Furthermore, the book describes how wireless sensor networking technologies can help in establishing and maintaining seamless communications between the physical and cyber systems--acquiring data, pushing data from the physical sy...

Speed, Data, and Ecosystems: Excelling in a Software-Driven World

As software R&D investment increases, the benefits from short feedback cycles using technologies such as continuous deployment, experimentation-based development, and multidisciplinary teams require a fundamentally different strategy and process. This book will cover the three overall challenges that companies are grappling with: speed, data and ecosystems. Speed deals with shortening the cycle time in R&D. Data deals with in...

Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems

Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems provides an electrical engineering perspective on offshore power stations and their integration to the grid. With contributions from a panel of leading international experts, this book is essential reading for those working in ocean energy development and renewable energy. Wave and tidal energy engineering has developed strongly in the past decade, with hundred-MW arrays of fu...