Thermodynamics

March 2011

Edited by: Mizutani Tadashi
ISBN 978-953-307-544-0, Hard cover, 440 pages
Publisher: InTech
Publication date: January 2011
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Progress of thermodynamics has been stimulated by the findings of a variety of fields of science and technology. The principles of thermodynamics are so general that the application is widespread to such fields as solid state physics, chemistry, biology, astronomical [...]


Update of the MIT 2003 Future of Nuclear Power Study

January 2011

Update of the Future of Nuclear Power Study
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009, 21 p.
In 2003 a group of MIT faculty issued a study on The Future of Nuclear Power. The study was motivated by growing concern about global warming and the urgency of developing and deploying electricity generating technologies that do not emit CO2 or [...]


The Future of Nuclear Fuel Cycle

The Future of Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), September 2010, 36 p.
Uranium supplies will not limit the expansion of nuclear power in the US or around the world for the foreseeable future, according to a major new interdisciplinary study produced under the auspices of the MIT Energy Initiative. The study challenges conventional assumptions [...]


Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste

Predisposal Management of Radioactive Waste
IAEA Safety Standards Series, 2009. 38p.
There are a large number of facilities and activities around the world in which radioactive material is produced, handled and stored. This Safety Requirements publication presents international consensus requirements for the management of radioactive waste prior to its disposal. It provides the safety imperatives on the [...]


Assessing biodiversity in Europe — the 2010 report

December 2010

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The present report considers the status and trends of pan-European biodiversity, and the implications of these trends for biodiversity management policy and practice. It considers the key biodiversity policy instruments currently applied in Europe, the threats to biodiversity and their management implications across major habitat types. The implications for biodiversity of cross-cutting issues such as [...]


Climate Change Assessments – Review of the Processes and Procedures of the IPCC

November 2010

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This report was externally reviewed in draft form by 12 internationally renowned experts chosen for their diverse perspectives, technical knowledge, and geographical representation, in accordance with procedures approved by the IAC Board. The purpose of this independent review was to provide candid and critical comments that would help the IAC to produce a sound report [...]


Technology Transfer: Structuring and management strategies of Technological Innovation Centers

September 2009

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In today’s globalization, the competitiveness of each nation appears, increasingly, linked to the creation of a strong and cohesive Science, Technology and Innovation system (S,T&I), that allows cooperative actions and encourages technology transfer.
In the Brazilian context, the government has been carrying on efforts towards strengthening the innovative activities in the country, encouraging, among other [...]


Education at a Distance: Experimental General Chemistry Instructional Materials for the Brazilian Open University

July 2009

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The modality of open education is being adopted strategically to reduce the deficit of teaching personnel in different areas, including chemistry. Because of this, educational materials were developed that aim to collaborate with the General Chemistry courses for Teaching Certificates in Chemistry, to be offered through the System of the Brazilian Open University (BOU). For [...]


Sewage sludge: Environmental Impacts on Agriculture

July 2006

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Since 1999 a project called “Environmental impact of agricultural use of sewage sludge”, has been carried out at Embrapa Meio Ambiente, aiming to provide general information about the environmental impacts to agro-ecosystem in a tropical soil of continuous and long-term agricultural use of sewage sludge under ecological conditions of cultivation. This information is important for [...]


Degradation and Stabilization of Polymers

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This book is organized into chapters, each with its own bibliography in order to facilitate reading. It is written mainly for Chemists, Physicists, Chemical and Materials Engineers. Mechanical Engineers and some other specialists may have more difficulty understanding it because, unfortunately, difficulty the chemistry content in their undergraduate programs are less comprehensive. When necessary, [...]






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