Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry
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Value Creation: Strategies for the Chemical Industry

Corporate performance has increasingly come to be judged by shareholder value in the last few years, and chemical companies are among those embracing the trend. Written by an international team of leading experts from the prestigious top management consultancy McKinsey & Company, this book provides a guide to value creation for chemical companies which is based on first-hand experience gained in hundreds of strategic and operatio...

People and Forests: Communities, Institutions, and Governance (Politics, Science, and the Environment)
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People and Forests: Communities, Institutions, and Governance

Like most edited books, this one shows every sign of editors valiantly trying to get the authors onto the same page, while the authors ignore (or actively resist) their suggestions. Having edited a book myself, I'm all too familiar with the pattern - - and I side with the editors. The editors present a common framework focusing on the importance of (mostly local) institutions in explaining successful and unsuccessful forest managemen...

Engineering Microbial Metabolism For Chemical Synthesis : Reviews And Perspectives
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Engineering Microbial Metabolism For Chemical Synthesis : Reviews And Perspectives

Microbial metabolism refers to how microbes obtain energy and nutrients needed to live and reproduce. Its uses in chemical synthesis are multiple, and, when engineered, can provide reliable and reproducible reactions for application in industrial or biogeochemical processes. This book provides expert reviews and perspectives on how to engineer microbial metabolism for chemical synthesis. Major metabolic pathways or networks in microb...

Control System Problems: Formulas, Solutions, and Simulation Tools
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Control System Problems: Formulas, Solutions, and Simulation Tools

Using a practical approach that includes only necessary theoretical background, this book focuses on applied problems that motivate readers and help them understand the concepts of automatic control. The text covers servomechanisms, hydraulics, thermal control, mechanical systems, and electric circuits. It explains the modeling process, introduces the problem solution, and discusses derived results. Presented solutions are based dire...

Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries (2nd Edition)
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Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries (2nd Edition)

Using classic thermodynamic principles as the point of departure, this new edition of a popular resource supplies the understanding and tools required to measure process efficiency and sustainability with much improved accuracy. Exploring the driving forces in the chemical and power industries, Efficiency and Sustainability in the Energy and Chemical Industries: Scientific Principles and Case Studies, Second Edition investigates why ...

Circuit Design Techniques for Non-Crystalline Semiconductors
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Circuit Design Techniques for Non-Crystalline Semiconductors

"Macroelectronics has elicited much excitement in the past 10 years. There is however a clear disconnect between people who study materials or single devices and engineers who try to design circuits with these devices ... This is the first book I have seen where these issues are addressed explicitly. The author provides a few insights on strategies but in addition with the information contained in this book, practitioners have all th...

Creating Urban Agricultural Systems: An Integrated Approach to Design
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Creating Urban Agricultural Systems: An Integrated Approach to Design

Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies of urban farms, and inspires community and design tools for innovative operations...

The Nutrition Handbook for Food Processors
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The Nutrition Handbook for Food Processors

The Nutrition Handbook for Food Processors surveys recent research on the impact of processing on the nutritional quality of food. The book reviews the latest research on the contribution of vitamins and minerals to health, discusses how nutrient intake is measured, and examines how nutrition information is presented to and interpreted by consumers. It also covers the impact of processing, beginning with a general discussion of the s...

Challenges in the Management of New Technologies (Management of Technology ? Vol. 1) (Management of Technologies)
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Challenges in the Management of New Technologies

New developments in bio- and nanotechnologies and also in information and communication technologies have shaped the research environment in the last decade. Increasingly, highly educated experts in R&D departments are collaborating with scientists and researchers at universities and research institutes to develop new technologies. Transnational companies that have acquired various firms in different countries need to manage dive...