Nuclear power approximately supplies a sixth of the world's electricity and considers
as the major source of "carbon-free" energy today. With growing concerns aboutglobal
warming, it is not surprising that governments and power providers around the world
are considering building a substantial number of additional nuclear power plants.
These plants have demonstrated remarkable reliability and efficiency with the help of
extensive research work and sharing operational practical experience.
The Handbook of Spectroscopy is intended to serve as an authoritative reference
source for a broad audience involved in the research, teaching, learning, and practice
of spectroscopic technologies. Spectroscopy is defined as the science that deals
with interactions between electromagnetic radiation and matter.
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Sensor arrays are used to overcome the limits of simple and/or individual
conventional sensors. Obviously, it is more complicated to deal with some issues
related to sensor arrays, e.g. signal processing, than the conventional sensors. Some of
the issues are addressed in this book, with emphasis on signal...
The laws of random chance, however, also indicate that, after a period of above-average
performance, a fund will probably return to normalcy at best (referred to by mathematicians as a
"reversion to the mean").
Furthermore, after an influx of new money, the fund's outlook may be
even less promising than normal. The formerly successful fund may be more likely than other
funds to underperform. The source of the underperformance...
Most of the epidemiological studies which compared breast
cancer risk of active smokers to women who were not
smokers (regardless of their passive smoke exposure) have
found no association of smoking and breast cancer risk. But
several studies found that women who smoked had a
decreased breast cancer risk. It is not uncommon for
epidemiological studies to come to different assessments of
health risk, especially when, as in these studies, the associated
risk is not large.
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Analysis of Solar Electric Generating System Loads and Costs 17.1 Economics of Investment in an Industrial Solar-Energy System 17.4 Designing a Flat-Plate Solar-Energy Heating and Cooling System 17.6 Determination of Solar Insolation on Solar Collectors Under Differing Conditions 17.13 Sizing Collectors for Solar-Energy Heating Systems 17.15
F Chart Method for Determining Useful Energy Delivery in Solar Heating 17.17 Domestic Hot-Water Heater Collector Selection 17.24 Passive Solar-Heating System Design 17.
The second half of the book deals with catastrophe avoidance through understanding and controlling chemical processing hazards. The order of the chapters in this section is first) understanding hazards, second) passive catastrophe prevention systems, and third) active protection systems. Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter Chapter 11. Sources of Ignition 12. Electrical Hazards 13. Deflagration and Detonation Flame Arresters 14. Pressure Relief Systems 15. Effluent Disposal Systems 16. Fire Protection 17. Explosion Protection
This book covers fundamental aspects of electric circuits that form the core of many engineering disciplines. In particular, basic circuit elements and their characteristics are presented when connected in an electric network. In addition, techniques to analyse and solve electric circuits are explained in a simple manner and examples are shown to demonstrate each strategy. DC as well as AC circuit analysis is provided with a brief account of filters in the end.
Omnichannel marketing is about being present or
available across the consumer’s behavioral path:
each potential contact point integrated with all others.
The concept started in the retail sector where this
behavioral path is easily tracked across online,
ofﬂine and mobile touchpoints (both marketing and
The digital arena will represent the ﬁrst stage of more
brands adopting an omnichannel mindset, as social and
mobile data sources are blended with ofﬂine brand
The information is collected from these sources by either active collection
or passive reporting. Active collection involves registry personnel actually vis-
iting the different sources and abstracting the data on special forms. This is
the usual method in registries in developing countries. Passive reporting
involves health-care workers completing the notification forms developed
and distributed by the registry, or sending copies of discharge abstracts to
the registry. A mixture of both procedures, with an emphasis on the latter,
is followed in most registries in developed countries.
Active follow-up usually means that the registry attempts to contact physi-
cians or patients on a regular basis to see if the patient is still alive. Because
this is expensive, many registries rely on passive follow-up, matching with
death certificates and assuming patients are alive otherwise. Mixed systems
use death certificates plus updating the ‘date last known alive’ from hospital
admissions, consultations, and other sources of data.
Active follow-up of the patients is usually very difficult in developing coun-
The tobacco smoke a smoker inhales is different from the
smoke inhaled by those nearby. The major source of
passive smoke is from the burning of the cigarette rather
than what is exhaled by smokers. Both types of smoke
contain thousands of chemicals. The chemicals present in
both these types of smoke are similar, but the concentrations
of the chemicals are different. Many of the toxic chemicals
in tobacco smoke are found in higher concentrations in the
tobacco smoke as it leaves the cigarette compared to inhaled
smoke; in some cases, the concentrations are far higher.