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Ignition! - An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (Paperback): John Drury Clark Ignition! - An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (Paperback)
John Drury Clark; Foreword by Isaac Asimov
R448 R333 Discovery Miles 3 330 Save R115 (26%) Within 7 - 11 working days

This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John D. Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as "a good book on rocket stuff...that's a really fun one" by Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.

Simultaneous Multi-Pollutants Removal in Flue Gas by Ozone (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2014): Zhihua Wang, Kefa Cen, Junhu Zhou,... Simultaneous Multi-Pollutants Removal in Flue Gas by Ozone (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2014)
Zhihua Wang, Kefa Cen, Junhu Zhou, Jianren Fan
R2,325 R1,478 Discovery Miles 14 780 Save R847 (36%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Simultaneous Multi-Pollutants Removal in Flue Gas by Ozone mainly introduces the multi-pollution control technology in flue gas by ozone oxidation. Based on the authors' recent research works, the book will provide readers with the updated fundamental research findings, comprised of the detail kinetic mechanisms between ozone and gas components in flue gas integrated with experimental and kinetic modeling work. The demonstration case of the multi-pollutant removal technology by ozone is also presented. The book is suitable for the researchers working in the areas of energy and environmental protection, and pollutant control technology. Zhihua Wang is a Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization of Zhejiang University; Kefa Cen is the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the director of Institute for Thermal Power Engineering of Zhejiang University; Junhu Zhou is a Qiushi Scholar Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization of Zhejiang University; Jianren Fan is the Cheung Kong Scholar Professor at the State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization of Zhejiang University.

Petroleum and Public Safety - Risk Management in the Gulf South, 1901-2015 (Hardcover): James B McSwain Petroleum and Public Safety - Risk Management in the Gulf South, 1901-2015 (Hardcover)
James B McSwain
R963 Discovery Miles 9 630 Within 7 - 11 working days
Gasification Processes - Modeling and Simulation (Hardcover): Petr A. Nikrityuk, Bernd Meyer Gasification Processes - Modeling and Simulation (Hardcover)
Petr A. Nikrityuk, Bernd Meyer
R3,166 R2,223 Discovery Miles 22 230 Save R943 (30%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Bridging the gap between the well-known technological description of gasification and the underlying theoretical understanding, this book covers the latest numerical and semi-empirical models describing interphase phenomena in high-temperature conversion processes. Consequently, it focuses on the description of gas-particle reaction systems by state-of-the-art computational models in an integrated, unified form. Special attention is paid to understanding and modeling the interaction between individual coal particles and a surrounding hot gas, including heterogeneous and homogeneous chemical reactions inside the particle on the particle interface and near the interface between the solid and gas phases. While serving the needs of engineers involved in industrial research, development and design in the field of gasification technologies, this book's in-depth coverage makes it equally ideal for young and established researchers in the fields of thermal sciences and chemical engineering with a focus on heterogeneous and homogeneous reactions.

Beyond Oil and Gas - The Methanol Economy (Paperback, 3rd Edition): George A. Olah, Alain Goeppert, G.K.Surya Prakash Beyond Oil and Gas - The Methanol Economy (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
George A. Olah, Alain Goeppert, G.K.Surya Prakash
R994 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R269 (27%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Completely revised and updated, the third edition of this bestseller discusses the concept and ongoing development of using methanol as a transportation fuel, energy storage medium, and as a raw material to replace oil. The contents have also been expanded by 15% with new chapters on energy storage, methanol from biomass and waste products, as well as on carbon dioxide recycling. Written by Nobel laureate George Olah, this is an inspiring read for anyone concerned with the major challenge posed by tomorrow?s energy and environmental problems.

Introduction To Petroleum Exploration And Engineering (Hardcover): Andrew Clennel Palmer Introduction To Petroleum Exploration And Engineering (Hardcover)
Andrew Clennel Palmer
R1,362 R1,282 Discovery Miles 12 820 Save R80 (6%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book is an introduction to oil and gas designed to be both accessible to absolute beginners who know nothing about the subject, and at the same time interesting to people who work in one area (such as drilling or seismic exploration) and would like to know about other areas (such as production offshore, or how oil and gas were formed, or what can go wrong).It begins by discussing oil and gas in the broader context of human society, and goes on to examine what they consist of, how and where they were formed, how we find them, how we drill for them and how we measure them. It describes production onshore and offshore, and examines in detail some instructive mishaps, including some that are well known, such as Deepwater Horizon and Piper Alpha, and other lesser known incidents. It looks at recent developments, such as shale oil, and concludes with some speculation about the future. It includes many references for readers who would like to read further. Mathematical content is minimal.

Campbell's Atlas of Oil and Gas Depletion (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2013): C.J. Campbell Campbell's Atlas of Oil and Gas Depletion (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2013)
C.J. Campbell; Foreword by Alexander Wostmann
R7,485 R5,684 Discovery Miles 56 840 Save R1,801 (24%) Within 7 - 12 working days

Campbell's Atlas of Oil and Gas Depletion, Second Edition, is the product of a half-century of critical analysis and updating of data on the status of oil and gas depletion by country, region and the world as a whole. Separate analyses of conventional and non-conventional oil and gas, which are depleting at different rates and costs, show when these critical energy sources peak and decline. The Atlas also summarizes the history and political circumstances of each country to assess the impact on oil and gas production and reserves. It contrasts the First Half of the Oil Age, which saw the rapid expansion of the world economy, allowing the population to grow six-fold, with the Second Half, which will witness a general contraction as these easy, high-density energy supplies dwindle. The transition threatens to be a time of great economic, financial and political tensions. The Atlas, which has been compiled and updated by prominent geologist, former oil company executive, and oil analyst Colin Campbell since the 1960s, addresses the need for a reliable and comprehensive database on a subject essential to governments, industry, academia, and the population as a whole as we attempt to adapt to these critically changing circumstances.

Central Heating Combination Boilers - Fault Finding and Repair (Spiral bound): John Reginald Central Heating Combination Boilers - Fault Finding and Repair (Spiral bound)
John Reginald
R716 Discovery Miles 7 160 Within 7 - 12 working days
The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History (Paperback): David Kirsch The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History (Paperback)
David Kirsch
R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Within 7 - 15 working days

In the late 1890s, at the dawn of the automobile era, steam, gasoline, and electric cars all competed to become the dominant automotive technology. By the early 1900s, the battle was over and internal combustion had won. Was the electric car ever a viable competitor? What characteristics of late nineteenth-century American society led to the choice of internal combustion over its steam and electric competitors? And might not other factors, under slightly differing initial conditions, have led to the adoption of one of the other motive powers as the technological standard for the American automobile? David A. Kirsch examines the relationship of technology, society, and environment to choice, policy, and outcome in the history of American transportation. He takes the history of the Electric Vehicle Company as a starting point for a vision of an ""alternative" automotive system in which gasoline and electric vehicles would have each been used to supply different kinds of transport services. Kirsch examines both the support-and lack thereof-for electric vehicles by the electric utility industry. Turning to the history of the electric truck, he explores the demise of the idea that different forms of transportation technology might coexist, each in its own distinct sphere of service. A main argument throughout Kirsch's book is that technological superiority cannot be determined devoid of social context. In the case of the automobile, technological superiority ultimately was located in the hearts and minds of engineers, consumers and drivers; it was not programmed inexorably into the chemical bonds of a gallon of refined petroleum. Finally, Kirsch connects the historic choice of internal combustion over electricity to current debates about the social and environmental impacts of the automobile, the introduction of new hybrid vehicles, and the continuing evolution of the American transportation system.

Industrial Coal Gasification Technologies Covering Baseline and High-Ash Coal (Hardcover): Martin Grabner Industrial Coal Gasification Technologies Covering Baseline and High-Ash Coal (Hardcover)
Martin Grabner
R2,826 R2,175 Discovery Miles 21 750 Save R651 (23%) Within 7 - 12 working days

The ongoing discussion about reaching the "peak-oil point" (maximal delivery rate with conventional methods) emphasizes a fundamental change of the frame conditions of oil-based basic products. The alternative with the largest potential is the use of coal. Coal gasification is the production of coal gas (a mixture of mainly hydrogen and carbon monoxide) from coal adding agents like steam/water and oxygen, which can be used in a number of industrial processes (e.g. hydroformulation and Fischer-Tropsch process). Many different kinds of coal do naturally occur, and due to shrinking natural resources, there has been a substantial gain of interest in poor, ash-rich coal. Beside the quality of coal, there is a number of other parameters influencing the efficiency of coal gasification, such as temperature, pressure, and reactor type. Although several books dealing with the subject of gasification have recently been published, few are strictly focussed on coal as feedstock. This monograph provides the reader with the necessary chemical background on coal gasification. Several types of coal (baseline coal and ash-rich coal) are compared systematically, pointing out the technological efforts achieved so far to overcome this challenge. Using a new, innovative order scheme to evaluate the gasification process at a glance (the ternary diagram), the complex network of chemistry, engineering, and economic needs can be overviewed in a highly efficient way. This book is a must-have for Chemical and Process Engineers, Engineering Students, as well as Scientists in the Chemical Industry.

Mercury Control - for Coal-Derived Gas Streams (Hardcover): Evan J. Granite, Henry W. Pennline, Constance Senior Mercury Control - for Coal-Derived Gas Streams (Hardcover)
Evan J. Granite, Henry W. Pennline, Constance Senior
R3,178 R2,235 Discovery Miles 22 350 Save R943 (30%) Within 7 - 13 working days

This essential handbook and ready reference offers a detailed overview of the existing and currently researched technologies available for the control of mercury in coal-derived gas streams and that are viable for meeting the strict standards set by environmental protection agencies.
Written by an internationally acclaimed author team from government agencies, academia and industry, it details US, EU, Asia-Pacific and other international perspectives, regulations and guidelines.

Ignition! - An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (Hardcover): John Drury Clark Ignition! - An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants (Hardcover)
John Drury Clark; Foreword by Isaac Asimov
R1,916 R1,728 Discovery Miles 17 280 Save R188 (10%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This newly reissued debut book in the Rutgers University Press Classics Imprint is the story of the search for a rocket propellant which could be trusted to take man into space. This search was a hazardous enterprise carried out by rival labs who worked against the known laws of nature, with no guarantee of success or safety. Acclaimed scientist and sci-fi author John Drury Clark writes with irreverent and eyewitness immediacy about the development of the explosive fuels strong enough to negate the relentless restraints of gravity. The resulting volume is as much a memoir as a work of history, sharing a behind-the-scenes view of an enterprise which eventually took men to the moon, missiles to the planets, and satellites to outer space. A classic work in the history of science, and described as "a good book on rocket stuff...that's a really fun one" by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, readers will want to get their hands on this influential classic, available for the first time in decades.

Refinery Engineering - Integrated Process Modeling and Optimization (Paperback): Ai-Fu Chang, Kiran Pashikanti, Y.A. Liu Refinery Engineering - Integrated Process Modeling and Optimization (Paperback)
Ai-Fu Chang, Kiran Pashikanti, Y.A. Liu
R2,447 R1,728 Discovery Miles 17 280 Save R719 (29%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Petroleum refining is one of the most important yet challenging industries, and continues to be a major contributor in the production of transportation fuels and chemicals. Current economic, regulatory and environmental concerns place significant pressure on refiners to upgrade and optimize the refining process. At the same time, new product demands are urging refiners to explore alternative processing units and feedstocks.

This textbook represents a pioneering and comprehensive introduction to this complex subject, using many of the tools and techniques currently employed in modern refinery process simulation.

Adopting a systematic and practical approach, the authors include the theory, case studies and hands-on workshops, explaining how to work with real data. As a result, senior-level undergraduate and graduate students, as well as industrial engineers learn how to develop and use the latest computer models for the predictive modeling and optimization of integrated refinery processes.

Additional material is available online providing relevant spreadsheets and simulation files for all the models and examples presented in the book.

Gas Treating - Absorption Theory and Practice (Hardcover): Dag Eimer Gas Treating - Absorption Theory and Practice (Hardcover)
Dag Eimer
R2,195 R1,551 Discovery Miles 15 510 Save R644 (29%) Within 7 - 13 working days

Gas Treating: Absorption Theory and Practice provides an introduction to the treatment of natural gas, synthesis gas and flue gas, addressing why it is necessary and the challenges involved. The book concentrates in particular on the absorption desorption process and mass transfer coupled with chemical reaction. Following a general introduction to gas treatment, the chemistry of CO2, H2S and amine systems is described, and selected topics from physical chemistry with relevance to gas treating are presented. Thereafter the absorption process is discussed in detail, column hardware is explained and the traditional mass transfer model mechanisms are presented together with mass transfer correlations. This is followed by the central point of the text in which mass transfer is combined with chemical reaction, highlighting the associated possibilities and problems. Experimental techniques, data analysis and modelling are covered, and the book concludes with a discussion on various process elements which are important in the absorption desorption process, but are often neglected in its treatment. These include heat exchange, solution management, process flowsheet variations, choice of materials and degradation of absorbents. The text is rounded off with an overview of the current state of research in this field and a discussion of real-world applications. This book is a practical introduction to gas treating for practicing process engineers and chemical engineers working on purification technologies and gas treatment, in particular, those working on CO2 abatement processes, as well as post-graduate students in process engineering, chemical engineering and chemistry.

Design, Construction and Operation of Workshops for Petroleum Road Tanker Maintenance (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Design, Construction and Operation of Workshops for Petroleum Road Tanker Maintenance (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
R2,739 Discovery Miles 27 390 Within 7 - 12 working days
HM 4. Manual Level Measurement for Hydrocarbon Liquids (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): HM 4. Manual Level Measurement for Hydrocarbon Liquids (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
R3,235 Discovery Miles 32 350 Within 7 - 12 working days
Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Marcelle... Biostratigraphic and Geological Significance of Planktonic Foraminifera (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Marcelle BouDagher-Fadel
R478 Discovery Miles 4 780 Within 7 - 12 working days
Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry - A Guide for Industry Professionals (Hardcover): Bruce F. Schaefer Radiogenic Isotope Geochemistry - A Guide for Industry Professionals (Hardcover)
Bruce F. Schaefer
R1,101 Discovery Miles 11 010 Within 7 - 12 working days

Isotopes provide important information on many geological processes, with key relevance to the mining and petroleum industries, yet the techniques to obtain, process and interpret the data can be complex to master. This accessible book provides broad coverage of radiogenic isotopes in geochronology and geochemistry, explaining the basic principles and state-of-the-art techniques used to study them, with an emphasis on industry applications. The major isotopic systems are fully summarised with relation to real-world applications, enabling readers to decide which technique is most relevant for the problem they want to solve, and then to rigorously evaluate existing data, or recalculate and reassess datasets to avoid duplication of effort. A comprehensive glossary clarifies the numerous acronyms used in the field. Written at a level appropriate for advanced undergraduate students, the book also includes detail which allows more experienced practitioners to maximise the potential value of isotopic datasets.

Windfall - How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power (Paperback): Meghan L... Windfall - How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power (Paperback)
Meghan L O'Sullivan
R339 R262 Discovery Miles 2 620 Save R77 (23%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"Riveting and comprehensive...a smart, deeply researched primer on the subject."--The New York Times Book Review Windfall is the boldest profile of the world's energy resources since Daniel Yergin's The Quest, asserting that the new energy abundance--due to oil and gas resources once deemed too expensive--is transforming the geo-political order and is boosting American power. As a new administration focuses on driving American energy production, O'Sullivan's "refreshing and illuminating" (Foreign Policy) Windfall describes how new energy realities have profoundly affected the world of international relations and security. New technologies led to oversupplied oil markets and an emerging natural gas glut. This did more than drive down prices--it changed the structure of markets and altered the way many countries wield power and influence. America's new energy prowess has global implications. It transforms politics in Russia, Europe, China, and the Middle East. O'Sullivan considers the landscape, offering insights and presenting consequences for each region's domestic stability as energy abundance upends traditional partnerships, creating opportunities for cooperation. The advantages of this new abundance are greater than its downside for the US: it strengthens American hard and soft power. This is "a powerful argument for how America should capitalise on the 'New Energy Abundance'" (The Financial Times) and an explanation of how new energy realities create a strategic environment to America's advantage.

Guidance for the Management of Distribution Terminal Operations (Paperback): Guidance for the Management of Distribution Terminal Operations (Paperback)
R2,353 Discovery Miles 23 530 Within 7 - 12 working days
Expanders for Oil and Gas Operations (Hardcover): Murari Singh, Michael J. Drosjack, David H. Linden Expanders for Oil and Gas Operations (Hardcover)
Murari Singh, Michael J. Drosjack, David H. Linden
R2,376 Discovery Miles 23 760 Within 7 - 15 working days

Full coverage of the expander machines used to extract power from waste fluid gas in the chemical process and refining industries

"Expanders for Chemical Process" describes the engineering analyses required to design and build expanders for particular applications. In an ever-increasing push toward energy conservation, sustainability, green manufacturing, and green chemistry, chemical plants are recovering waste fluid gas energy using expanders. This book explains how to harvest this energy to power other machines. In each case, there are unique conditions that require specialized design and applications. This timely guide offers complete details on expanders. Written by recognized world experts and engineers with experience in the design, application, operation, and troubleshooting of expanders Evaluates existing designs for various applications and considers design modifications and enhancements Covers materials of construction, flowpath configuration, rotor and blade designs, pressure casings, and auxiliaries such as bearings, seals, and cooling Discusses troubleshooting large, expensive equipment Describes the operating facilities in which expanders are applied

Oil 101 (Hardcover): Morgan Patrick Downey Oil 101 (Hardcover)
Morgan Patrick Downey
R640 Discovery Miles 6 400 Within 7 - 12 working days

OIL 101 is a straightforward guide to oil and an essential read for anyone coming to grips with where oil prices, the economy and society are headed.

In OIL 101, Downey provides the facts one needs to understand oil, from its history and chemistry, to refining, finished products, storage, transportation, alternatives, and how prices are determined every day in global wholesale oil markets and how those markets are connected to prices at the pump.

Low Carbon Pathways for Growth in India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Rajat Kathuria, Saon Ray, Kuntala Bandyopadhyay Low Carbon Pathways for Growth in India (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Rajat Kathuria, Saon Ray, Kuntala Bandyopadhyay
R2,496 R2,036 Discovery Miles 20 360 Save R460 (18%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This book explores ways in which India can negotiate the low carbon path up until 2030, when it is expected to be the largest economy after the US and China. It comprehensively reviews the low climate pathways for India and provides a guide to the pathways that the country can adopt. India's population, energy demands and emissions will increase significantly, and the challenge is to restrict its CO2 emissions and walk the low carbon path. Through its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), India has pledged to reduce its emissions significantly. Addressing the question of which low carbon paths India can adhere to without compromising its growth, the book identifies the key factors that feed into existing models of climate change and discusses the cost of action versus inaction. It also examines key issues concerning India's environment through the lens of the transport, industry and water sectors. The book concludes by looking at policy implications for low carbon growth in India.

Petroleum Refinery Process Modeling - Integrated Optimization Tools and Applications (Hardcover): Y.A. Liu, Ai-Fu Chang, Kiran... Petroleum Refinery Process Modeling - Integrated Optimization Tools and Applications (Hardcover)
Y.A. Liu, Ai-Fu Chang, Kiran Pashikanti
R3,770 R2,645 Discovery Miles 26 450 Save R1,125 (30%) Within 7 - 13 working days

The book supports operators and engineers of any experience level in how to quantitatively model key refinery reaction and fractionation processes. Chapter 1 introduces the reader to the basics of dealing with the thermodynamics and physical property predictions of hydrocarbon components in the context of process modeling. Chapters 2 and 3 use the key concepts of fractionation lumps and physical properties to develop detailed models and workflows for atmospheric (CDU) and vacuum (VDU) distillation units. Chapters 4, 5 and 6 are largely self-contained that discuss modeling FCC, catalytic reforming and hydroprocessing units.

Guidance on the Implications of Groundwater Protection: Principles and Practice (GP3) on the Refurbishment or Redevelopment of... Guidance on the Implications of Groundwater Protection: Principles and Practice (GP3) on the Refurbishment or Redevelopment of Petrol Filling Stations (Mixed media product)
R1,884 Discovery Miles 18 840 Within 7 - 12 working days
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