The Biofuels Handbook

Petroleum-based fuels are well-established products that have served industry and consumers for more than one hundred years. However petroleum, once considered inexhaustible, is now being depleted at a rapid rate. As the amount of available petroleum decreases, the need for alternative technologies to produce liquid fuels that could potentially help prolong the liquid fuels culture and mitigate the forthcoming effects of the shortage...

Phosphorus-Based Polymers: From Synthesis to Applications

Excellent reference book for both academic and industrial readers. A "must have" for those who are interested in learning about and developing organophosphorus polymers. Stimulating... Phosphorus-containing (co)polymers are gaining wide appeal for many uses, from healthcare and medicine to energy and environmental applications. Phosphorus-Based Polymers is the first book dedicated to this topic and provides a comprehensive overview o...

Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded

This work aims to familiarize students with the fundamentals of colloid and surface science, from various types of colloids and colloidal phenomena, and classical and modern characterization/measurement techniques to applications of colloids and surface science in engineering, technology, chemistry, physics and biological and medical sciences. The Journal of Textile Studies proclaims "High praise from peers . . .contains valuable inf...

Compendium of Bioenergy Plants: Switchgrass

This book contains the most comprehensive reviews on the latest development of switchgrass research including the agronomy of the plant, the use of endophytes and mycorrhizae for biomass production, genetics and breeding of bioenergy related traits, molecular genetics and molecular breeding, genomics, transgenics, processing, bioconversion, biosystem and chemical engineering, biomass production modeling, economics of switchgrass feed...

Properties and Testing Techniques of Inorganic Materials II

This book comprises papers presented in the Seventh Annual Meeting on Testing and Evaluation of Advanced Materials, which was held from April 20 to 22, 2016, in Xi'an, China. Collected papers covered most aspects of analysis techniques for chemical composition and microstructures, testing techniques on mechanical, chemical, and physical properties of advanced materials (mainly inorganic materials, including ceramics, glasses, concret...

Recent Developments in Mass Transport and Related Phenomena in Materials

The topical volume “Recent Developments in Mass Transport and Related Phenomena in Materials” is intended to capture a broad cross-section of contemporary research on mass transport and related phenomena in a wide spectrum of technologically important materials. The range of topics presented in this volume is very wide, covering theory, computer simulations and experiments dealing with a wide variety of materials. This reflects the e...

Nitric Oxide Synthase: Simple Enzyme-Complex Roles

This book provides information on nitric oxide synthase, a biomolecule of key importance for the different biological systems, including central and peripheral nervous, cardiovascular, and reproductive systems. With recent links to the role of nitric oxide in the reactions that can impact cell signaling, and discoveries surrounding the complex role of nitric oxide synthase that have increased research attention across the fields of c...

Chemical Warfare Toxicology: Volume 2: Management of Poisoning

Despite ongoing efforts to prohibit the production, storage and use of chemical warfare agents recent world events highlight the enduring threat to the population from these agents. Research efforts in various countries have resulted in novel insights into chemical warfare toxicology that has enabled the development of new approaches for the diagnosis and treatment of chemical warfare poisoning.   This book provides an up-to-dat...