Polymer-Matrix Composites: Materials, Mechanics and Applications
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Polymer-Matrix Composites: Materials, Mechanics and Applications

This books opens with an evaluation of the effects of the acid environment on sulfur-polymer matrix composite, with Portland cement-based composite chosen as a comparative material. Unlike conventional Portland cement-based composites, sulfur-polymer matrix composites are produced without water and achieve final strength in few days. Following this, the effects of electron beam irradiation on copper oxide added polymer matrix composi...

Polymer/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites
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Polymer/Layered Silicate Nanocomposites

The review sets out to highlight the major developments in this field over the last decade. The different techniques used to prepare PLS nanocomposites are covered. The physicochemical characterisation of PLS nanocomposites and the improved materials properties that those materials can display are discussed. Processing techniques are critical in polymer manufacturing and this holds true for nanocomposites. Several processing methods ...

Chemistry for Degree Students
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Chemistry for Degree Students

For B.Sc. I year students. Matter on inclusion compounds, charge transfer complexes and clatherates in chapter 1 of organic chemistry has been rewritten to cover them thoroughly. A new chapter Thermodynamics -I containing first law of thermodynamics and thermochemistry, which forms a part of syllabus for B.Sc.-I year in some universities.

Bonding Elastomers: A Review of Adhesives & Processes
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Bonding Elastomers: A Review of Adhesives & Processes

This review has been written as a practical approach to bonding various kinds of elastomers to substrates such as steel and plastics, as used in the manufacture of diverse products such as rubber covered rolls, urethane fork lift wheels, rubber lining for chemical storage or solid rocket motors, engine bushes and mounts, seals for transmissions, electrical power connectors and military tank track pads. There are over 20 kinds of elas...

Guidelines for Safe Warehousing of Chemicals
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Guidelines for Safe Warehousing of Chemicals

A comprehensive understanding of the potential dangers inherent in warehousing chemicals is the first step in managing the associated risks. Written by industry professionals for warehouse operators, designers, and all who are concerned with the safe warehousing of chemicals, this book offers a performance-based approach to such hazards as health effects, environmental pollution, fire, and explosion, and presents practical means to m...

Micelles: Structural Biochemistry, Formation and Functions and Usage
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Micelles: Structural Biochemistry, Formation and Functions and Usage

In this text, the authors present current research in the study of the structural biochemistry, formation and function, and usage of micelles. The topics discussed in this compilation include acid-base equilibrium in aqueous micellar solutions of surfactants; computational methods as tools for the study of RM structure and dynamics; thermodynamic aspects of micelles; micellisation of gemini surfactants in aqueous solutions; micelles ...

Anti/Vax: Reframing the Vaccination Controversy
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Anti/Vax: Reframing the Vaccination Controversy

"Bernice L. Hausman has provided us with something we as a society needed―an intelligent, thoughtful, nuanced discussion of the 'vaccine controversy.' She helps us think through the media flurry and has produced a book that speaks to the social sciences and the humanities. A brilliant book!"

Addcom 2012 Conference Proceedings
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Addcom 2012 Conference Proceedings

Smithers Rapra and the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) at RWTH Aachen have combined their collective experience and expertise to produce an exciting event for 2012 where suppliers, manufacturers, compounders and end users of plastic additives can get together to hear original technical papers on cutting edge research and network with other like-minded practitioners from across the plastics industry. Keep informed about the add...