About the Book :
This book contains almost 200 solved problems relating to nanotechnology. These problems are divided in four sections: Chemistry Fundamentals and Principles, Particle Technology, Applications, and Environmental Concerns. In addition to the solved examples, each section contains overview coverage of the subject matter. A key feature of the book is that the solutions can be presented in a stand-alone manner, and the problems are laid out to develop the reader's understanding of the subjects.
About the Author :
Louis Theodore, Eng. Sc.D., is a consultant for Theodore Tutorials, a company specializing in providing training needs to industry, academia, and government. In addition to receiving awards from both the International Air and Waste Management Association and the American Society for Engineering Education, Dr. Theodore is author/co-author of numerous books, including Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions; Introduction to Hazardous Waste Incineration, Second Edition; and Handbook of Chemical and Environmental Engineering Calculations.
Interesting Facts :
Develops an understanding of nanotechnology for practicing engineers and scientists in environmental and industrial fieldsProvides an overview using illustrative example problems and solutions that are arranged as an orderly and logical progression, but they can also stand on their ownFocuses on problems, which are often the best way to learn a subjectAddresses the needs of both the environmental engineer/scientist in industry and students in environmental studiesBridges the gap between the developing industry of nanomanufacturing and the existing understanding of environmental issuesServes as both a text for students and a reference for those already in industryAccording to Howard Beim, a chemistry professor at the US Merchant Marine Academy: "This is certain to become the pace setter in the field, a text to benefit both students of all technical disciplines and practicing engineers and researchers."According to John McKenna, President and CEO of ETS, Inc.: "Dr. Theodore has covered most of the important nanotechnology subject matter in this proposed work though simple, easy to follow problems."According to Rita D'Aquino, Senior Editor of Chemical Engineering Progress: ... this superb basic calculations workbook ... is practical, informative, and forward-looking...." This book applies "... theoretical, complex, non-traditional or otherwise abstract technical concepts to real-world industrial dilemmas, and design[s] practical solutions -- essentially methodologies -- that can be adapted to solve other problems."According to Peter T. Belmonte, Director of Environmental Engineering for SUEZ Energy Generation: "At a minimum this book is a must for management personnel and decision makers. Non-management personnel will also find this book useful to stay ahead in industry. Engineers of any discipline will find this book extremely useful."
Preface.Introduction.PART 1: CHEMISTRY FUNDAMENTALS AND PRINCIPLES.Units, Conversion Constants, and Dimensional Analysis.Atoms, Elements, and the Periodic Table.Molecular Rearrangements.Concentration Terms.Particle Size, Surface Area, and Volume.Materials Science Principles.Physical and Chemical Property Estimation.PART 2: PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY.Nature of Particulates.Particle Size Distribution.Particle Sizing and Measurement Methods.Fluid Particle Dynamics.Particle Collection Mechanisms.Particle Collection Efficiency.PART 3: APPLICATIONS.Legal Considerations.Size Reduction.Prime Materials.Production Manufacturing Routes.Ventilation.Dispersion Considerations.Ethics.PART 4: ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS.Environmental Regulations.Toxicology.Noncarcinogens.Carcinogens.Health Risk Assessment.Hazard Risk Assessment.Epidemiology.Index.