18.08.2020
PREVENTION OF POLLUTION OF THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT FROM VESSELS

The author of this volume has examined the key role that is played by the IMO in control and prevention of marine pollution from ships. Saiful Karim has thoroughly analyzed this complex issue and presented the results of his work in a remarkably simple manner. The arguments presented by the author are very appealing.

The volume starts with some general introductory info about the IMO and marine pollution problem as well as relevant international legal documents. The second chapter is devoted to the institutional structure of the IMO and the law-making process, while the third chapter is dealing with the prevention of marine pollution, response to spills and compensation.

 

 

The next chapter addresses the ballast water management and bio-fouling issues. The rest of the volume is dealing with the recycling of vessels, reduction of emissions, and other important aspects of pollution prevention. The book will be useful for the policy-makers, students, environmentalists, lawyers and judges and all other persons.

 

 

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17.08.2020
FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR POLLUTION

Here is the latest edition of the popular and premier air pollution book - it was completely revised by the team of author and now includes many new components. This textbook covers the wide range of topics that er relating to the study of the air pollution; in addition to that, there are some new chapters included in the book covering the atmospheric emissions and long term effects of the pollution.

The authors of the book also present the updated info on acidic development, mathematical modeling, long distance transport etc. It is a perfect compendium for every person involved, either directly or not directly, in making serious decisions in conjunction with the air pollution prevention and control. It will be useful even for non-specialists since they will find very concise and technically correct answers to the most difficult problems. We would say that the book presents a thorough multi-disciplinary overview of all the aspects that are relating to the air pollution - it will also be very interesting for people willing to know a bit more about the subject topic in general.

 

 

Written by the recognized industry experts, this textbook is a truly outstanding place to start learning about pollution topics and their relations to the other problems. The material has been presented in a very easy to read manner making the book very handy and helpful for everyone, not only to specialists.

 

 

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14.08.2020
INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

This is the second release of the title providing all interested readers with the valuable practical guidelines on the proper and, of course, efficient utilization of available resources when designing the intelligent transportation systems. The author of this volume has made an excellent and successful attempt to explain everyone how exactly the functional design alternatives could meet the project objectives and all applicable requirements with the optimal cost effectiveness achieved and has also clarified the existing relation of the principles of planning of transportation and diversion of the traffic to the selection of the functional ITS devices as well as the equipment locations.

The author has also provided working and proven methodologies for translation of the objectives to the functional devices, plus the determination of the densities of service deployment, selection of the location of CCTV equipment, and arrangement of the message signs and other important aspects. The readers of the volume will get the due understanding of the reduction of the recurrent congestion, improvement of the incident clearance time, etc. The author has also examined all latest developments in the associated vehicle technologies and also the exploration of their potential for the safety improvement, touching their energy efficiency and mobility. This resource will be greatly beneficial to all ITS managers and designers...

 

 

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11.08.2020
MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF OIL POLLUTION PROBLEMS

The main content of this document book was prepared by the outstanding experts in the different important fields of marine engineering and fluid dynamics, applied maths, chemistry and physics, and compiled by Matthias Ehehardt; the contributions by the world-leading specialists included in this volume are providing readers with the thorough coverage of the remarkably broad range of relevant subjects, from the pure maths to the real life applications in the business directly connected with the oil spills engineering.

The publication offers a really inter-disciplinary approach and the authors are presenting both numerical methods and mathematical models to solve the associated partial differential equations; moreover, note that the book contains the descriptions of the several practical experiments involving the real pollution cases. This work is deservedly expected to present a great practical interest to the specialists and researchers in the subject field as well as to the graduate students in various environmental sciences, physics and maths, demonstrating a very wide range of established techniques that are required for these pollution problems to be adequately solved.

 

 

In addition, it should also be useful to the practitioners who are dealing with the prevention of the pollution by oil, offering such people a perfect reference tool to perform their professional duties.

 

 

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25.11.2018
ELECTROCHEMISTRY AND CORROSION SCIENCE

The main declared objective of the present volume was to introduce the engineering and mathematical approximation schemes to the readers and describe both kinetics and thermodynamics of the electro-chemical systems considered the fundamentals of the corrosion science. The material in each of the chapters has been given in a very easy-to-follow manner.

The readers will be provided with the clear explanations and definitions of all theoretical concepts involved. Every effort was made by the author to keep the mathematics as simple as possible to make sure that the students do not experience too much of difficulty when trying to understand the basics of the electrochemical processes relating to the corrosion. The readers are offered an opportunity to learn and understand the corrosion using the theory clearly explained with the aid of numerous images and figures, schemes and graphs.

Several example problems have been included in the book to better illustrate the application of the math and electrochemical concepts to solve the corrosion problems. The corrosion is one of the most serious problems to be paid attention in shipbuilding and exploitation and we would therefore recommend this book to every person involved in construction, handling and repair of ships.

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25.11.2018
PRINCIPLES OF MARINE BIOACOUSTICS

People have always been seriously fascinated by the marine life, starting from the smallest diatoms and up to the huge marine mammals inhabiting our planet, such as blue whales. It should be noted, however, that the process of studying of marine life is quite a difficult task taking into account the fact that the ocean environment is vast and also opaque to most of the instruments and it can also be considered a hostile environment in which the experiments and researches may be conducted.

The use of the acoustics is a good practical way of the effective study of marine animal life. The advantage is that the acoustic energy propagates through the water much more efficiently than most of the other forms of energy and that is why it can easily be utilized by marine animals for various purposes and also by the scientists dealing with the study of their natural history and behavior.

Understanding the behavior of marine animals has always involved zoologists and psychologists and the science of marine bioacoustics continues to be considered a diverse discipline which involves investigators from different backgrounds and with different skills and knowledge. The interdisciplinary nature of this science presents a serious challenge in preparing a single volume meaningful enough to the students and professionals with the interest in this field.

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25.11.2018
COASTAL HYDRAULICS

One of the best volumes available today on coastal hydraulics. This is the second, significantly updated and revised, edition of the book. The content of the publication opens with the basic information on the subject including motion equations applicable to the ideal fluids, sediment transport and viscous flow. This chapter is followed by the one on tides and currents - here the readers will get the information about the equilibrium tide, tidal streams and bores, numerical analysis methods etc.

The next chapter deals with the waves and covers the linear theory, diffraction and reflection of waves, longshore currents and their generation, ship waves, wind waves and other important aspects. The chapter devoted to the coastal sediment transport will tell readers about the suspended and bed load, littoral drift and roughness length, longshore drift, beach nourishment etc.

The rest of the chapters of the volume address such areas as coast and bed morphology, coastal protection and its planning, waves and structures including wave characteristics and associated forces, application of the spectral analysis method to wave loadings, and data acquisition through current and wave measurements, measurement of the sediment movement and littoral drift, and hydrographic surveys.

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25.11.2018
BASIC COASTAL ENGINEERING

This is the third edition of the title, updated and fully revised, and completely rewritten with the aim to make numerous corrections and additions to the material and also to improve the already existing information. The book is mainly intended to serve as an introduction to the wave mechanics plus different coastal processes together with the basics underlining the currently establishes coastal engineering practices.

The content of the document will be of great practical use for students and in fact everyone having some basic engineering background. The readers are not expected to have any fluid mechanics or math background. This classic publication is offering readers a well-rounded intro to coastal engineering. Note that it will present particular practical interest to the practicing engineers and scientists who did not have any formal study in this field but who are willing to get familiar with coastal engineering.

The material included into the book is covering literally all coastal processes and this list includes mechanisms that are commonly causing changes to the beach profiles, beach equilibrium profiles, design and characteristics of the coastal entrances and wealth of other relevant information. A reference source for people wishing to understand the fundamental concepts in coastal engineering without going too deep in math.

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