Coal and Peat Fires A Global Perspective

Coal and Peat Fires  A Global Perspective
Author: Glenn B. Stracher
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 542
Release: 2018-11-09
ISBN: 0128498846
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volume Five: Case Studies - Advances in Field and Laboratory Research, the companion to volumes 1-4, includes the latest research findings about coal and peat fires in the United States, China, India, France, Spain, Poland, and Ireland. Included are chapters about the discovery of microarthropods at two mine fires, the oldest recorded uses of burning coal, the effects of combustion and coal waste on a riverine system, remote sensing analysis of coal fires, gas explosion and spontaneous combustion experiments, and phases associated with the by-products of combustion. This essential reference, along with volumes 1-4, includes a companion website with an interactive world map of coal and peat fires, a collection of slide presentations, research data, and videos: https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/book-companion/9780128498859 Authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires Global in scope -- covers case studies about fires around the world Includes beautiful color illustrations, valuable research data, a companion website with additional resources, and a periodically updated world map of coal and peat fires

Coal and Peat Fires A Global Perspective

Coal and Peat Fires  A Global Perspective
Author: Glenn B. Stracher,Anupma Prakash,Guillermo Rein
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN: 0444595120
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal and Peat Fires A Global Perspective Book Excerpt:

Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volumes 1–4, presents a fascinating collection of research about prehistoric and historic coal and peat fires. Magnificent illustrations of fires and research findings from countries around the world are featured—a totally new contribution to science. This last of four volumes in the collection, Peat--Geology, Combustion, and Case Studies, examines in detail peat fires chronicled in several countries. In addition, the geology of peat, peat megafires, infrared analysis of fires, and the mathematical modelling of fire hazards are presented. This essential reference includes a companion website with an interactive world map of coal and peat fires, collections of slide presentations, research data, additional chapters, and videos: booksite.elsevier.com/9780444595102. Authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires Global in scope—countries from around the world are represented Includes beautiful color illustrations, lively presentations, important research data, and a companion website of further resources

Coal and Peat Fires

Coal and Peat Fires
Author: Glenn B. Stracher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coal and Peat Fires A Global Perspective

Coal and Peat Fires  A Global Perspective
Author: Glenn B. Stracher,Anupma Prakash,Ellina V. Sokol
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2012-11-07
ISBN: 0444594124
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal and Peat Fires A Global Perspective Book Excerpt:

Annotation This is a compelling collection of research conducted by scientists and engineers around the world. The second of four volumes in the collection, 'Photographs and Multimedia Tours', features photographs from around the world, including Australia, Canada, Northern China, India, Borneo, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and more.

Coal and Peat Fires a Global Perspective

Coal and Peat Fires  a Global Perspective
Author: Glenn B. Stracher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-11
ISBN: 9780128498859
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal and Peat Fires a Global Perspective Book Excerpt:

Coal and Peat Fires: Volume Five, New Perspectives, a companion to Volumes 1-4 includes the latest research findings on coal and peat fires in the United States, China, Indonesia, Spain, India, and elsewhere. This book focuses on important information on the relationship of combustion to human health and water quality. It contains key information for geoscientists, fire-scientists, environmental engineers, and anyone interested on how coal and peat fires affect humans and entire ecosystems. Provides chapters authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires Covers case studies from fires around the world Includes a companion website with additional resources and a periodically updated world map of coal and peat fires

Coal and Peat Fires

Coal and Peat Fires
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coal and Peat Fires

Coal and Peat Fires
Author: Glenn B. Stracher,Anupma Prakash,Ellina V. Sokol
Publsiher: Elsevier Science Limited
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780444528582
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal and Peat Fires Book Excerpt:

Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective is a compelling collection of research conducted by scientists and engineers around the world. The first of four volumes in the collection, Coal - Geology and Combustion, features chapters that discuss the origin of coal and coal fires; mining and use of coal; combustion and coal petrology; environmental and health impacts of coal fires; combustion by-products; geochemical, geophysical, and engineering methodologies for studying coal fires; the control, extinguishment, and political implications of coal fires; and much more. Integrates pioneering coal-fires research, with topical coverage of remote sensing, policymaking, and more Contains hundreds of tables, graphs, and high quality color images with online links to videos and multimedia presentations Serves as an essential guide to the socio-economic and geo-environmental impacts of coal fires

Coal and Peat Fires a Global Perspective

Coal and Peat Fires  a Global Perspective
Author: Glenn B. Stracher,Ellina V. Sokol,Anupma Prakash
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2014-11-20
ISBN: 9780444595096
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coal and Peat Fires a Global Perspective Book Excerpt:

Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volumes 1-4, presents a fascinating collection of research about prehistoric and historic coal and peat fires. Magnificent illustrations of fires and research findings from countries around the world are featured-a totally new contribution to science. This third of four volumes in the collection, Coal Fires - Case Studies, examines in detail specific coal fires chronicled in a number of locations around the world including Brazil, the Czech Republic, Germany, Malawi, Poland, Russia, Spain, Tajikistan, the United States, Venezuela, and others. Authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires Global in scope-countries from around the world are represented Includes beautiful color illustrations, lively presentations, important research data, and informative videos

Remote Sensing Handbook Three Volume Set

Remote Sensing Handbook   Three Volume Set
Author: Prasad Thenkabail
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 2304
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN: 1482282674
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remote Sensing Handbook Three Volume Set Book Excerpt:

A volume in the three-volume Remote Sensing Handbook series, Remote Sensing of Water Resources, Disasters, and Urban Studies documents the scientific and methodological advances that have taken place during the last 50 years. The other two volumes in the series are Remotely Sensed Data Characterization, Classification, and Accuracies, and Land Reso

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering
Author: Morgan J. Hurley,Daniel T. Gottuk,John R. Hall Jr.,Kazunori Harada,Erica D. Kuligowski,Milosh Puchovsky,Jose ́ L. Torero,John M. Watts Jr.,CHRISTOPHER J. WIECZOREK
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 3493
Release: 2015-10-07
ISBN: 1493925652
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SFPE Handbook of Fire Protection Engineering Book Excerpt:

Revised and significantly expanded, the fifth edition of this classic work offers both new and substantially updated information. As the definitive reference on fire protection engineering, this book provides thorough treatment of the current best practices in fire protection engineering and performance-based fire safety. Over 130 eminent fire engineers and researchers contributed chapters to the book, representing universities and professional organizations around the world. It remains the indispensible source for reliable coverage of fire safety engineering fundamentals, fire dynamics, hazard calculations, fire risk analysis, modeling and more. With seventeen new chapters and over 1,800 figures, the this new edition contains: Step-by-step equations that explain engineering calculations Comprehensive revision of the coverage of human behavior in fire, including several new chapters on egress system design, occupant evacuation scenarios, combustion toxicity and data for human behavior analysis Revised fundamental chapters for a stronger sense of context Added chapters on fire protection system selection and design, including selection of fire safety systems, system activation and controls and CO2 extinguishing systems Recent advances in fire resistance design Addition of new chapters on industrial fire protection, including vapor clouds, effects of thermal radiation on people, BLEVEs, dust explosions and gas and vapor explosions New chapters on fire load density, curtain walls, wildland fires and vehicle tunnels Essential reference appendices on conversion factors, thermophysical property data, fuel properties and combustion data, configuration factors and piping properties “Three-volume set; not available separately”

Soft Rock Mechanics and Engineering

Soft Rock Mechanics and Engineering
Author: Milton Kanji,Manchao He,Luís Ribeiro e Sousa
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 757
Release: 2019-11-24
ISBN: 3030294773
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soft Rock Mechanics and Engineering Book Excerpt:

This book offers a practical reference guide to soft rock mechanics for engineers and scientists. Written by recognized experts, it will benefit professionals, contractors, academics, researchers and students working on rock engineering projects in the fields of civil engineering, mining and construction engineering. Soft Rock Mechanics and Engineering covers a specific subject of great relevance in Rock Mechanics – and one that is directly connected to the design of geotechnical structures under difficult ground conditions. The book addresses practical issues related to the geomechanical properties of these types of rock masses and their characterization, while also discussing advances regarding in situ investigation, safety, and monitoring of geotechnical structures in soft rocks. Lastly, it presents important case histories involving tunnelling, dam foundations, coal and open pit mines and landslides.

Mining and the Environment

Mining and the Environment
Author: Karlheinz Spitz,John Trudinger
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN: 1351183656
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mining and the Environment Book Excerpt:

The history of mining is replete with controversy of which much is related to environmental damage and consequent community outrage. Over recent decades, this has led to increased pressure to improve the environmental and social performance of mining operations, particularly in developing countries. The industry has responded by embracing the ideals of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. Mining and the Environment identifies and discusses the wide range of social and environmental issues pertaining to mining, with particular reference to mining in developing countries, from where many of the project examples and case studies have been selected. Following an introductory overview of pressing issues, the book illustrates how environmental and social impact assessment, such as defined in "The Equator Principles", integrates with the mining lifecycle and how environmental and social management aims to eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive mining impacts. Practical approaches are provided for managing issues ranging from land acquisition and resettlement of Indigenous peoples, to the technical aspects of acid rock drainage and mine waste management. Moreover, thorough analyses of ways and means of sharing non-transitory mining benefits with host communities are presented to allow mining to provide sustainable benefits for the affected communities. This second edition of Mining and the Environment includes new chapters on Health Impact Assessment, Biodiversity and Gender Issues, all of which have become more important since the first edition appeared a decade ago. The wide coverage of issues and the many real-life case studies make this practice-oriented book a reference and key reading. It is intended for environmental consultants, engineers, regulators and operators in the field and for students to use as a course textbook. As much of the matter applies to the extractive industries as a whole, it will also serve environmental professionals in the oil and gas industries. Karlheinz Spitz and John Trudinger both have multiple years of experience in the assessment of mining projects around the world. The combination of their expertise and knowledge about social, economic, and environmental performance of mining and mine waste management has resulted in this in-depth coverage of the requirements for responsible and sustainable mining.

Fire Phenomena and the Earth System

Fire Phenomena and the Earth System
Author: Claire M. Belcher
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-04-08
ISBN: 1118529561
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fire Phenomena and the Earth System Book Excerpt:

Fire plays a key role in Earth system processes. Wildfiresinfluence the carbon cycle and the nutrient balance of our planet,and may even play a role in regulating the oxygen content of ouratmosphere. The evolutionary history of plants has been intimatelytied to fire and this in part explains the distribution of ourecosystems and their ability to withstand the effects of naturalfires today. Fire Phenomena and the Earth System brings together thevarious subdisciplines within fire science to provide a synthesisof our understanding of the role of wildfire in the Earth system.The book shows how knowledge of fire phenomena and the nature ofcombustion of natural fuels can be used to understand modernwildfires, interpret fire events in the geological record and tounderstand the role of fire in a variety of Earth system processes.By bringing together chapters written by leading internationalresearchers from a range of geological, environmental, chemical andengineering disciplines, the book will stimulate the exchange ofideas and knowledge across these subject areas. Fire Phenomenaand the Earth System provides a truly interdisciplinary guidethat can inform us about Earth’s past, present andbeyond. Readership: Advanced students and researchers across awide range of earth, environmental and life sciences, includingbiogeochemistry, paleoclimatology, atmospheric science,palaeontology and paleoecology, combustion science, ecology andforestry.

Wildland Fire

Wildland Fire
Author: Michael John Gollner,Xinyan Huang,Jason John Sharples,Melanie C. Rochoux
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-08-28
ISBN: 2889639665
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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FAO Meeting on Public Policies Affecting Forest Fires

FAO Meeting on Public Policies Affecting Forest Fires
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9789251042892
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere

Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere
Author: Nicola Pirrone,Robert Mason
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 637
Release: 2009-06-15
ISBN: 038793958X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mercury Fate and Transport in the Global Atmosphere Book Excerpt:

Mercury, primarily because of its existence and bioaccumulation as methylmercury in aquatic organisms, is a concern for the health of higher trophic level organisms, or to their consumers. This is the major factor driving current research in mercury globally and in environmental regulation, and is the driver for the current UNEP Global Partnership for Mercury Transport and Fate Research (UNEP F&T) initiative. The overall focus of the UNEP F&T report is to assess the relative importance of different processes/mechanisms affecting the transfer of mercury (Hg) from emission sources to aquatic and terrestrial receptors and provide possible source-receptor relationships. This transfer occurs through atmospheric transport, chemical transformations and subsequent deposition, and involves the intermittent recycling between reservoirs that occurs prior to ultimate removal of Hg from the atmosphere. Understanding the sources, the global Hg transport and fate, and the impact of human activity on the biosphere, requires improved knowledge of Hg movement and transformation in the atmosphere. An improved understanding of Hg emission sources, fate and transport is important if there is to be a focused and concerted effort to set priorities and goals for Hg emission management and reduction at the national, regional and global levels; and to develop and implement such policies and strategies. To achieve this, a series of coordinated scientific endeavors focused on the estimation of sources, measurement and validation of concentrations and processes, and modeling, coupled with interpretation of the results within a policy framework, is likely to be required.

Soil Components and Human Health

Soil Components and Human Health
Author: Rolf Nieder,Dinesh K. Benbi,Franz X. Reichl
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 886
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN: 9402412220
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soil Components and Human Health Book Excerpt:

This volume highlights important links existing between soils and human health which up to now are not fully realized by the public. Soil materials may have deleterious, beneficial or no impacts on human health; therefore, understanding the complex relationships between diverse soil materials and human health will encourage creative cooperation between soil and environmental sciences and medicine. The topics covered in this book will be of immense value to a wide range of readers, including soil scientists, medical scientists and practitioners, nursing scientists and staff, toxicologists, ecologists, agronomists, geologists, geochemists, public health professionals, planners and several others.

Energy Research Abstracts

Energy Research Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Power resources
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Legacy of Carbon Dioxide

The Legacy of Carbon Dioxide
Author: Paul J. Karol
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2019-04-26
ISBN: 0429575467
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Legacy of Carbon Dioxide Book Excerpt:

Covers the truly varied roles carbon dioxide has played and continues to play in the character of our planet. Chapters deal with the synthesis of CO2 in stars, the evolution of the atmosphere over billions of years, the chemical and physical properties of CO2 and how those influence common phenomena. How well this knowledge is understood and how it was determined, including existing uncertainties in our confidence and the stress from competing possibilities are discussed. Much of the technological jargon in various incorporated sciences has been modified to ease consumption by the non-expert.

Natural Disasters Volume II

Natural Disasters   Volume II
Author: Vladimir M. Kotlyakov
Publsiher: EOLSS Publications
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2010-08-19
ISBN: 1848263104
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Disasters Volume II Book Excerpt:

Natural Disasters theme in two volumes is a component of Encyclopedia of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. Natural hazards arise unexpectedly, without any discernible regularity, and leave an indelible trace in nature, sometimes for many decades to come. At present they are appreciably complicated by anthropogenic influence, lending them an adverse and often catastrophic character. The susceptibility of a society to the impact of natural disasters is conditioned by the natural environment, and the vulnerability of the society to such phenomena is historically associated with the type of the nature management. Natural disasters can be of geological and hydrometeorological origin; the specific group of such phenomena is presented by natural disasters in mountains. This volume deals with the natural disaster and covers several topics, with a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Geological Catastrophes; Climate-Related Hazards; Mountain Disasters and Snow Avalanches, which are then expanded into multiple subtopics, each as a chapter. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College Students Educators, Professional Practitioners, Research Personnel and Policy Analysts, Managers, and Decision Makers, NGOs and GOs.