ndustrial process tomography remains a multidisciplinary field with considerable interest for many varied participants. Indeed this adds greatly to its appeal. It is a pleasure and a privilege to once again act as guest editor for a special feature issue of Measurement Science and Technology on industrial process tomography, the last being in December 2002. Those involved in the subject appreciate the efforts of Measurement Science and Technology in producing another issue and I thank the journal on their behalf....
Automated Continuous Process Control pulls together–in one compact and practical volume–the essentials for understanding, designing, and operating process control systems. This comprehensive guide covers the major elements of process control in a well-defined and ordered framework. Concepts are clearly presented, with minimal reliance on mathematical equations and strong emphasis on practical, real-life examples.
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.
First placed on the market in 1939, the design of PID controllers remains a challenging area that requires new approaches to solving PID tuning problems while capturing the effects of noise and process variations. The augmented complexity of modern applications concerning areas like automotive applications, microsystems technology, pneumatic mechanisms, dc motors, industry processes, require controllers that incorporate into their design important characteristics of the systems.
The organisation of sewers and systems is closely related to the different types of industry and, as a result, a whole array of configurations exist. In all cases, it is essential to avoid unnecessary dilution during treatment.
Chemical reactions (abiotic reactions) are “classical” chemical reactions that
are not mediated by bacteria. They may include reaction processes such as
precipitation, hydrolysis, complexation, elimination, substitution etc. that
transform chemicals to other chemicals and potentially alter their phase/state
(solid, liquid, gas, dissolved).
Precipitation is the removal of ions from solution by the formation of insoluble
compounds, i.e. a solid-phase precipitate.
Hydrolysis is a process of chemical reaction by the addition of water.
I joined the computer industry at a time when a multi-million
dollar installation had a massive two and a half megabytes of
memory and you needed forearms like Popeye to change a disk
pack. Two hundred megs of online storage provided by a drive
unit the size of a chest freezer, sitting with so many other similarly
enormous, noisy and tastefully coloured boxes all housed
in a refrigerator as big as a basketball court.
There was no such concept as ‘information technology’ then –
what we did was called ‘electronic’ or ‘automated data processing’
(EDP, ADP or just DP).
We decided to write this book when we discovered that a majority of the companies
we talked to had dysfunctional and low-value added processes for budgeting, fore-
casting, and financial reporting. And, as financial executives come and go, typically
little is done to streamline these processes. Even when large amounts of money are
invested in new financial software, the solutions are usually put in place based on
the old, inefficient routines.
Biotherapeutics have become the main drivers for the pipeline of the pharmaceutical
industry, and carry hope for millions of patients for a better life with, or even cure from,
diseases for which there are no existing effective treatments. This group of medicines
includes, but is not limited to, protein and nucleic acid-based therapeutics as well as different
classes of vaccines and gene therapy treatments. Today, there are a few hundred
licensed biotherapeutics produced from genetically engineered cells and over a thousand
are in pre-clinical and clinical studies....
The Handbook of Image and Video Processing contains a comprehensive and highly accessible presentation of all essential mathematics, techniques, and algorithms for every type of image and video processing used by scientists and engineers. The timely volume will provide both the novice and the seasoned practitioner with the necessary information and skills to be able to develop algorithms and applications for multimedia, digital imaging, digital video, telecommunications, and World Wide Web industries.
The book are the best you can find about safety of process.
All the chapters represent the state of the art of knowledge of the specific argument.
Theory and practice are combined in a harmonious and unitary description.
Unfortunately is not available, for consultants and designers outside of academia, even for a fee, the solution manual.
And this, I think, is the MOST IMPORTANT limitation of the manual.
Generally, a process is defined as a sequence of events that transforms the biological
materials of food products, via biochemical changes, into stable forms with added
value. This can create new products or modify existing ones. Process design refers to
the design of food processes and manufacturing methods, while plant design refers to
the design of the whole processing plant. The processing of food is no longer as simple
or straightforward as in the past. Food process design is an interdisciplinary science
that is highly regarded by the food industry.
Environmental managers, engineers, and scientists who have had experience with food industry
waste management problems have noted the need for a book that is comprehensive in its scope,
directly applicable to daily waste management problems of the industry, and widely acceptable
by practicing environmental professionals and educators.
With its active, hands-on learning approach, this text enables readers to master the underlying principles of digital signal processing and its many applications in industries such as digital television, mobile and broadband communications, and medical/scientific devices. Carefully developed MATLAB® examples throughout the text illustrate the mathematical concepts and use of digital signal processing algorithms.
A compilation of the most important aerosol chemical processes involved in known scientific and technological disciplines, Aerosol Chemical Processes in the Environment serves as a handbook for aerosol chemistry. Aerosol science is interdisciplinary, interfacing with many environmental, biological and technological research fields. Aerosols and aerosol research play an important role in both basic and applied scientific and technological fields. Interdisciplinary cooperation is useful and necessary.
Traversing the design and construction process, even for an experienced hand, is
sometimes daunting. When dealing with unfamiliar terminology and professionals
in the fi eld of architecture, engineering, and construction, project owners may need
some guidance along the way and, at times, wish they had a relative in the building
business to provide them with some helpful tips.
The best-selling guide to the design of control systems for the fluid process industries is now updated and expanded. Emphasizing performance-based design and tuning, the new edition of the best-selling guide to process control provides engineers with reliable coverage of control technology principles for industrial fluid processes - from basic theory to advanced control applications.
Due to the increase in world population (more than seven billion inhabitants) the global food industry has the largest number of demanding and knowledgeable consumers. This population requires food products that fulfill the high quality standards established by the food industry organizations. Food shortages threaten human health, and also the disastrous extreme climatic events make food shortages even worse. This collection of articles is a timely contribution to issues relating to the food industry.
On the other hand, the social sciences face challenges that go beyond their capabilities of
processing information. By using modern techniques such as computer agents and other
methodologies, it is possible to aid in the testing and the formulation of theories Davidsson