Electrokinetics for Petroleum and Environmental Engineers

Author: G. V. Chilingar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118842839
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Electrokinetics is a term applied to a group of physicochemicalphenomena involving the transport of charges, action of chargedparticles, effects of applied electric potential and fluidtransport in various porous media to allow for a desired migrationor flow to be achieved. These phenomena include electrokinetics,electroosmosis, ion migration, electrophoresis, streaming potentialand electroviscosity. These phenomena are closely related and allcontribute to the transport and migration of different ionicspecies and chemicals in porous media. The physicochemical andelectrochemical properties of a porous medium and the pore fluid,and the magnitudes of the applied electrical potential all impactthe direction and velocity of the fluid flow. Also, an electricalpotential is generated upon the forced passage of fluid carryingcharged particles through a porous medium. The use of electrokinetics in the field of petroleum andenvironmental engineering was groundbreaking when George Chilingarpioneered its use decades ago, but it has only been in recent yearsthat its full potential has been studied. This is the firstvolume of its kind ever written, offering the petroleum orenvironmental engineer a practical “how to” book onusing electrokinetics for more efficient and better oil recoveryand recovery from difficult reservoirs. This groundbreaking volume is a must-have for any petroleumengineer working in the field, and for students and faculty inpetroleum engineering departments worldwide.

Handbook of Environmental Engineering

Author: Myer Kutz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119304407
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A comprehensive guide for both fundamentals and real-world applications of environmental engineering Written by noted experts, Handbook of Environmental Engineering offers a comprehensive guide to environmental engineers who desire to contribute to mitigating problems, such as flooding, caused by extreme weather events, protecting populations in coastal areas threatened by rising sea levels, reducing illnesses caused by polluted air, soil, and water from improperly regulated industrial and transportation activities, promoting the safety of the food supply. Contributors not only cover such timely environmental topics related to soils, water, and air, minimizing pollution created by industrial plants and processes, and managing wastewater, hazardous, solid, and other industrial wastes, but also treat such vital topics as porous pavement design, aerosol measurements, noise pollution control, and industrial waste auditing. This important handbook: Enables environmental engineers to treat problems in systematic ways Discusses climate issues in ways useful for environmental engineers Covers up-to-date measurement techniques important in environmental engineering Reviews current developments in environmental law for environmental engineers Includes information on water quality and wastewater engineering Informs environmental engineers about methods of dealing with industrial and municipal waste, including hazardous waste Designed for use by practitioners, students, and researchers, Handbook of Environmental Engineering contains the most recent information to enable a clear understanding of major environmental issues.

Electrokinetics Across Disciplines and Continents

Author: Alexandra B. Ribeiro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319201794
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The socio-economic activities due to world development are promoting increasing pressures on land, creating competition and conflicts, resulting in suboptimal use of resources. Integrated planning and management of land resources is a top subject of Agenda 21 (managed by FAO), which deals with the cross-sectoral aspects of decision-making for the sustainable use and development of natural resources. This is essential for life-support systems and its productive capacity. In this context, there is a need to find new strategies for sustainable development that links social and economic progress with environmental protection and enhancement. Electrokinetic transport processes (EK) uses a low-level direct current as the “cleaning agent”. EK has been applied to the remediation of polluted soils and other contaminated matrices. It also shows a great potential to be used in different fields, as in saline soil restoration, nutrients recovery from wastes or repair and maintenance of building structures. EK may be an integrated approach for new strategies aiming at sustainable development and to support waste strategies, with worldwide interest. EK can also be coupled with phytoremediation and integrated with nanotechnology, enlarging the scope of its application. The conciliation of the EK in the recovery of secondary resources, remediation and conservation is a multidisciplinary novel approach that opens new technical possibilities for waste minimization, through upgrading of particulate waste products and the recovery of secondary resources for industrial, agricultural or social use.

Advances in Nanotechnology Research and Application 2012 Edition

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Publisher: ScholarlyEditions
ISBN: 1464990468
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Advances in Nanotechnology Research and Application / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Nanotechnology. The editors have built Advances in Nanotechnology Research and Application / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Nanotechnology in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Nanotechnology Research and Application / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Fundamentals of the Petrophysics of Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Author: Leonid Buryakovsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118472721
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Written by some of the world’s most renowned petroleum andenvironmental engineers, Petrophysics: The Fundamentals of Oiland Gas Revervoirs is the first book to offer the practicingengineer and engineering student these new cutting-edge techniquesfor prediction and forecasting in petroleum engineering andenvironmental management.

Environmental Engineering Studies

Author: Lucjan Pawlowski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306481819
Format: PDF, ePub
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ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING IN THE mSTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Lucjan Pawlowski Information bombarding the nowdays Man may suggest that the world is on the way to an ecological catastrophe. I do not disregard the dangers we are facing now, but I would like to remind that since the beginning ofexistence Man has been facing numerous threats of an ecological character. First, they were caused by natural phenomena, such as huge forest fires, floods, earth quakes, and later on, caused by the development ofour civilisation, Man who was becoming more and more powerful in his abilities started creating new, anthropogenic threats. We may look pessimistically at the development of our civilisation, having in mind the catastrophes caused by Man's activity; we may also look at the examples showing the development of knowledge and the skills derived from it, which enable the elimination ofthreats and, at the same time making Man's life richer. It is not possible to make an in-depth analysis of the phenomena mentioned above in a short opening speech of the Congress. Nevertheless, I would like to share with you an optimistic reflection. I think that we can observe two trends in the development of our civilisation - good alternates with evil, environmental threats with the hope for their overcoming, and events swing to both sides like a pendulum in a clock.