USAID’s Office of Energy, Environment and Technology (EET) would like to thank the
team of dedicated individuals who wrote, reviewed, and produced the Best Practices Guide:
Application of ISO 14000 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) for Municipalities.
EET would also like to recognize the Energy and Environment Training Program Team
Leader, Mark Murray and Deputy Team Leader, Nohemi Zerbi for their guidance in the
Energy Training Program under which this Guide was produced.
Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications will showcase the latest research in nanotechnology that has both environmental applications and implications. This book will serve as a complete reference framework on how nanotechnology relates to the environment. Book sections cover important research topics relating to how nanotechnology can be used to protect the environment and how nanotechnology might affect the environment or human health.
This book is a step-by-step tutorial to developing a real-world application using
the Yii web application development framework. The book attempts to mirror the
environment of a software development team that is being tasked with building an
online application, touching on each aspect of the software development lifecycle,
as you build a project task management application from its conception to its
The field of toxicology has grown enormously since Industrial Toxicology: Safety and Health Applications in the Workplace was first published in 1985. And while the original edition was hugely popular among occupational health professionals, the time is ripe to address toxic agents not only in the industrial setting but also in the environment at large.
Human activities have a large and important impact on the environment.
Naturally occurring elements or compounds are often concentrated and
redistributed in the environment through industrial processes, power production,
and consumer activity. For example, lead, which is found in
naturally occurring mineral deposits, has become a major pollutant through
its use in batteries, paints, and gasoline additives.
Central to this book are two ideas. The first is that Fluid Mechanics is relevant to a
wide variety of problems that are priorities in the early 21st
century, three of which are
health, the environment, and energy. The second idea is that researchers in this field
are applying novel methods to address these problems. Even on its most basic level,
Fluid Mechanics is challenging.
The contents of this book are based loosely on presentations at a special symposium,
“Application of Interface Science to Environmental Pollution Control,”
held as part of the ACS National Meeting in Chicago, August 26–30, 2001. This
symposium offered an opportunity for researchers from a range of disciplines to
discuss the role of interface science in environmental remediation. The development
of an archival book based on this meeting is a timely contribution to a
burgeoning area of research that is now attracting the attention of a diverse research
This section describes the RAC documentation set. This book, the Oracle Real
Application Clusters Deployment and Performance Guide, highlights the main deployment
topics for RAC by briefly describing Cluster Ready Services (CRS), storage, database
creation, and services deployment in RAC. Design and deployment topics in this book
describe service topologies and workload management in RAC.
If you are interested in writing programs for the new
Microsoft C# programming language, then C#: Your
visual blueprint for building .NET applications is the
book for you.
This book will take you through the basics of using
the Visual Studio Microsoft Development Environment
(MDE) window and familiarize you with the essentials
of C# programming. The book even covers advanced
topics including creating forms, macros, and Web
As indicated in Chapter 1 of this book, land application of sewage sludge and
biosolids has been practiced for centuries. Over the past 40 years, I have been
involved in various aspects of organic matter and soils. Since 1972, I have researched,
studied, and published on various aspects of biosolids management, concentrating
on composting and the public health aspects of land application. I have been an
active member on the Water Environment Federation Residuals Committee and The
U.S. Composting Council Board of Directors. In 1977, I published a book titled
Science of Composting...
Technology Literacy Applications in Learning Environments presents readers with a view of technology literacy in a learning environment. While word processing skills are important, the development of technology skills covers the areas of presentation software, storage, human interaction, and virtual reality. Instructional technology is dedicated to discovering and developing the pedagogical skills of teaching and learning in a technology-enhanced learning environment.
Welcome to Beginning Windows 8 Application Development: XAML Edition. When I was first asked to produce
a sample table of contents for what my Windows 8 development book would include, I spent a lot of time
thinking about the aspects of Windows 8 development that I felt would be most important to help a developer
just learning to write software in a XAML-based environment.
Average depth model has a variety of applications in hydraulic engineering,
especially in applications that flow depth is much smaller than the width of the flow.
In this method the vertical variation is negligible and the hydraulic variables
average integrated from channel bed to the surface free for the vertical axis. in
equations arising management, pure hydrostatic pressure is assumed that
not really valid in the case of flow in the bed is curved and can not be described
curvature effects of the bed.
Composite applications aid businesses by stitching together various componented
business capabilities. In the current enterprise scenario, empowering business
users to react quickly to the rapidly changing business environment is the top most
priority. With the advent of composite applications the 'reuse' paradigm has moved
from the technical aspect to the business aspect. You no longer re-use a service
but re-use a business process. Now, enterprises can define their own behaviors
optimized for their businesses through metadata and flows.
In April 2000, the Japanese government established the National Strategy for
Industrial Technology in order to identify challenges and solutions for Japanese
industrial technology in the twenty-first century. The Second Science and Technology
Basic Plan, a five year plan that started in 2001, is a part of this national
strategy. According to this plan, a total of approximately $200 billion will be
invested in governmental research and development.
In today’s world of desktop applications there is a great amount of incentive to be able to develop applications that can run in more than one environment. Currently there are a handful of options available for cross platform frameworks to develop desktop applications in Python. wxPython is one such cross- platform GUI toolkit for the Python programming language. It allows Python programmers to create programs with a complete, highly functional graphical user interface, simply and easily. wxPython code style has changed quite a bit over the years, and gotten much more Pythonic.
Independent Component Analysis (ICA) is a signal-processing method to extract independent sources given only observed data that are mixtures of the unknown sources. Recently, Blind Source Separation (BSS) by ICA has received considerable attention because of its potential signal-processing applications such as speech enhancement systems, image processing, telecommunications, medical signal processing and several data mining issues.
Secure your Java applications using Java EE built-in features as well as the well-known Spring Security framework
Utilize related recipes for testing various Java EE technologies including JPA, EJB, JSF, and Web services
Explore various ways to extend a Java EE environment with the use of additional dynamic languages as well as frameworks
A learn-by-example based approach that focuses on key concepts to provide the foundation to solve real world problems
Adaptive filtering can be used to characterize unknown systems in time-variant environments. The main objective of this approach is to meet a difficult comprise: maximum convergence speed with maximum accuracy. Each application requires a certain approach which determines the filter structure, the cost function to minimize the estimation error, the adaptive algorithm, and other parameters; and each selection involves certain cost in computational terms, that in any case should consume less time than the time required by the application working in real-time....