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Thermo-ecology

Thermo-ecology
Exergy as a Measure of Sustainability

by Wojciech Stanek,Pawel Gladysz,Lucyna Czarnowska,Tomasz Simla

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2019-06-15
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0128131438
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thermo-ecology: Exergy as a Measure of Sustainability integrates thermo-ecology and exergy replacement cost as a new and original tool called thermo-ecology cost, or TEC. This tool allows for a more inclusive measurement of the impacts of using renewable and non-renewable resources by including the thermodynamics law in decision-making and presenting applications of this tool across industries and lifecycle assessments. It includes ways to investigate these effects more effectively by combining these critical aspects. This combination has emerged as a valuable decision-support tool for policymakers and the industry as they seek to evaluate the impacts of a product or process. Walks through what Thermo-Ecology Cost (TEC) is and why it gives a more holistic assessment when calculating the costs vs benefits of utilizing a natural resource Provides a new and more efficient way to measure and evaluate the sustainability of resources Includes: TEC calculation examples to explain the TEC theory as well as to help readers prepare their own analyses devoted to exergo-ecological applications across industries including energy production and waste management Demonstrates the potential of TEC usage for applications like ecological taxes proportional on TEC

Principles of Thermal Ecology: Temperature, Energy, and Life

Principles of Thermal Ecology: Temperature, Energy, and Life
A Book

by Andrew Clarke

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-07-27
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 0199551669
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Temperature affects everything. It influences all aspects of the physical environment and governs any process that involves a flow of energy, setting boundaries on what an organism can or cannot do. This novel textbook reveals the key principles behind the complex relationship between organisms and temperature, namely the science of thermal ecology. It starts by providing a rigorous framework for understanding the flow of energy in and out of the organism, before describing the influence of temperature on what an organism can do. With these fundamental principles covered, the book's final section explores thermal ecology itself, incorporating the important extra dimension of interactions with other organisms. An entire chapter is devoted to the crucially important subject of how organisms are responding to climate change. Indeed, the threat of rapid climatic change on a global scale is a stark reminder of the challenges that remain for evolutionary thermal biologists, and adds a sense of urgency to this book's mission.

The Thermoecology of Cnemidophorus Tigris

The Thermoecology of Cnemidophorus Tigris
A Book

by Daniel Edward Willard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 89
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thermodynamics for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Thermodynamics for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
A Book

by Wojciech Stanek

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-05-27
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN : 3319486497
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines ways of assessing the rational management of nonrenewable resources. Integrating numerous methods, it systematically exposes the strengths of exergy analysis in resources management. Divided into two parts, the first section provides the theoretical background to assessment methods, while the second section provides practical application examples. The topics covered in detail include the theory of exergy cost and thermo-ecological cost, cumulative calculus and life cycle evaluation. This book serves as a valuable resource for researchers looking to investigate a range of advanced thermodynamic assessments of the influence of production processes on the depletion of nonrenewable resources.

Thanatia: The Destiny of the Earth's Mineral Resources

Thanatia: The Destiny of the Earth's Mineral Resources
A Thermodynamic Cradle-to-Cradle Assessment

by Antonio Valero Capilla,Alicia Valero Delgado

  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release : 2014-08-18
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN : 9814602493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Is Gaia becoming Thanatia, a resource exhausted planet? For how long can our high-tech society be sustained in the light of declining mineral ore grades, heavy dependence on un-recycled critical metals and accelerated material dispersion? These are all root causes of future disruptions that need to be addressed today. This book presents a cradle-to-cradle view of the Earth's abiotic resources through a novel and rigorous approach based on the Second Law of Thermodynamics: heat dissipates and materials deteriorate and disperse. Quality is irreversibly lost. This allows for the assessment of such depletion and can be used to estimate the year where production of the main mineral commodities could reach its zenith. By postulating Thanatia, one acquires a sense of destiny and a concern for a unified global management of the planet's abiotic resource endowment. The book covers the core aspects of geology, geochemistry, mining, metallurgy, economics, the environment, thermodynamics and thermochemistry. It is supported by comprehensive databases related to mineral resources, including detailed compositions of the Earth's layers, thermochemical properties of over 300 substances, historical energy and mineral resource inventories, energy consumption and environmental impacts in the mining and metallurgical sector and world recycling rates of commodities. Contents:The Threads: Minerals, Economy and Thermodynamics:The Depletion of Non-Renewable Abiotic ResourcesEconomic versus Thermodynamic AccountingFrom Thermodynamics to Economics and EcologyPhysical Geonomics: A Cradle-Grave-Cradle Approach for Mineral Depletion AssessmentOver the Rainbow: From Nature to Industry:The Geochemistry of the EarthThe Resources of the EarthAn Introduction to Mining and MetallurgyMetallurgy of Key MineralsDown the Rainbow: From Grave to Cradle:Thermodynamics of Mineral ResourcesThanatia and the Crepuscular Earth ModelThe Exergy of the Earth and Its Mineral ResourcesThe Exergy Replacement Costs of Mineral WealthThe Exergy Evolution of Mineral WealthTying the Rainbows: Towards a Rational Management of Resources:Recycling SolutionsThe Challenge of Resource DepletionThe Principles of Resource EfficiencyEpilogue Readership: Thermodynamicists, geologists, economists, policy makers, and mining, environmental and chemical engineers. Keywords:Exergy;Mineral Resources;Depletion;Hubbert Peak;Gibbs Free Energy;Mineralogical Composition of the Earth;ThermodynamicsReviews: "This is an exhaustive treatment of the subject with numerous tables of the baseline date and discussions going from basic thermodynamics to economics and social sciences. It is an essential read for any scientist who is concerned with resource evaluation and how we can best manage these assets and continue to live on an Earth in which we appreciate the service provided by the resource and thus avoid Thanatia in defence of Gaia." John Ludden Executive Director, British Geological Survey “'Thanatia' presents a refreshing way of analysing the run-down of our mineral inheritance … To serious students of the resource problem the numerous tables in 'Thanatia' are useful because they are thought-provoking as much as for the numerical data. 'Thanatia' is a big book, with a wealth of data and background material on the minerals industry, representing many years of intensive investigation and analysis.” Jane H Hodgkinson & Frank D Stacey CSIRO, Australia Authors of The Earth as a Cradle for Life “The unusual title of the book Thanatia (death in Greek) leads its readers to understand what sustainability really means and to quantify the problem of mineral depletion using both disciplines thermodynamics and economics. ” Ph. Vieillard Director of Research C.N.R.S., Poitiers, France

Architecture and Systems Ecology

Architecture and Systems Ecology
Thermodynamic Principles of Environmental Building Design, in three parts

by William W. Braham

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-08-11
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1317540786
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Modern buildings are both wasteful machines that can be made more efficient and instruments of the massive, metropolitan system engendered by the power of high-quality fuels. A comprehensive method of environmental design must reconcile the techniques of efficient building design with the radical urban and economic reorganization that we face. Over the coming century, we will be challenged to return to the renewable resource base of the eighteenth-century city with the knowledge, technologies, and expectations of the twenty-first-century metropolis. This book explores the architectural implications of systems ecology, which extends the principles of thermodynamics from the nineteenth-century focus on more efficient machinery to the contemporary concern with the resilient self-organization of ecosystems. Written with enough technical material to explain the methods, it does not include in-text equations or calculations, relying instead on the energy system diagrams to convey the argument. Architecture and Systems Ecology has minimal technical jargon and an emphasis on intelligible design conclusions, making it suitable for architecture students and professionals who are engaged with the fundamental issues faced by sustainable design. The energy systems language provides a holistic context for the many kinds of performance already evaluated in architecture—from energy use to material selection and even the choice of building style. It establishes the foundation for environmental principles of design that embrace the full complexity of our current situation. Architecture succeeds best when it helps shape, accommodate, and represent new ways of living together.

Thermal Ecology and Abundance of Alewife (Alosa Pseudoharengus) in Lake Michigan

Thermal Ecology and Abundance of Alewife (Alosa Pseudoharengus) in Lake Michigan
A Book

by Stephen Bernard Brandt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reptile Ecology and Conservation

Reptile Ecology and Conservation
A Handbook of Techniques

by C. Kenneth Dodd

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2016-04-28
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0198726139
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This practical handbook of reptile field ecology and conservation brings together a distinguished, international group of reptile researchers to provide a state-of-the-art review of the many new and exciting techniques used to study reptiles. The authors describe ecological sampling techniques and how they are implemented to monitor the conservation status and population trends of snakes, lizards, tuatara, turtles, and crocodilians throughout the world. Emphasis is placed on the extent of statistical inference and the biases associated with different techniques and analyses. The chapters focus on the application of field research and data analysis for achieving an understanding of reptile life history, population dynamics, movement patterns, thermal ecology, conservation status, and the relationship between reptiles and their environment. The book emphasises the need for thorough planning, and demonstrates how a multi-dimensional approach incorporates information related to morphology, genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology, statistical modelling, animal welfare, and biosecurity. Although accentuating field sampling, sections on experimental applications in laboratories and zoos, thermal ecology, genetics, landscape ecology, disease and biosecurity, and management options are included. Much of this information is scattered in the scientific literature or not readily available, and the intention is to provide an affordable, comprehensive synthesis for use by graduate students, researchers, and practising conservationists worldwide.

Nuclear Science Abstracts

Nuclear Science Abstracts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heat Transfer in Food Processing

Heat Transfer in Food Processing
Recent Developments and Applications

by S. Yanniotis

  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 1853129321
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heat Transfer is important in food processing. This edited book presents a review of ongoing activities in a broad perspective.

Advanced Computational Methods and Experiments in Heat Transfer X

Advanced Computational Methods and Experiments in Heat Transfer X
A Book

by Bengt Sundén,C. A. Brebbia

  • Publisher : WIT Press
  • Release : 2008-06-19
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1845641221
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In engineering design and development, reliable and accurate computational methods are requested to replace or complement expensive and time consuming experimental trial and error work. Tremendous advancements have been achieved during recent years due to improved numerical solutions of non-linear partial differential equations and computer developments to achieve efficient and rapid calculations. Nevertheless, to further progress in computational methods will require developments in theoretical and predictive procedures – both basic and innovative – and in applied research. Accurate experimental investigations are needed to validate the numerical calculations. This book contains the edited versions of the papers presented at the Tenth International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements in Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer held in Maribor, Slovenia in July 2008. The objective of this conference series is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of advanced topics, new approaches and application of advanced computational methods and experimental measurements to heat and mass transfer problems. The contributed papers are grouped in the following appropriate sections to provide better access for readers: Natural and forced convection; Heat exchangers; Advances in computational methods; Heat recovery; Heat transfer; Modelling and experiments.

Influence of Environment on Thermal Ecology of Direct-developing Frogs (Anura: Craugastoridae: Pristimantis) in the Eastern Andes of Colombia

Influence of Environment on Thermal Ecology of Direct-developing Frogs (Anura: Craugastoridae: Pristimantis) in the Eastern Andes of Colombia
A Book

by Edgar Andrés Bernal Castro

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019*
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Amphibian's temperature is a critical variable in the biology and ecology of organisms, especially ectotherms whose body temperatures depend on environmental conditions. In this study we compared the thermal biology of 13 species of frogs of the genus Pristimantis across 11 sites across different elevations in the Eastern Andes of Colombia, and sought to correlate ecophysiological variation with environmental variation at two scales. We measured critical thermal maximum (CTMax) and critical thermal minimum (CTMin) temperatures of reach frog, along with air temperature, and microhabitat temperature and structure. As the height of the locality increases, CTMin decreases in greater scale in relation to the CTMax, which is high in relation to the maximum temperature reported for highlands. There are also differences in thermal physiology between the flanks of the mountain range. The variables of herbaceous cover, litter cover and Humidity are related to the thermal limits of the species. The changes in thermal physiology include a dynamic that involves not only altitudinal and latitudinal changes, but also the structure and composition of the microhabitats that each species inhabits, as well as the evolutionary history of the species, which can contribute to the conservation of characters such as the CTMax in highland species, which, in turn, raises new questions regarding the survival of species in the face of climate change phenomena.

Ecological Effects of Thermal Discharges

Ecological Effects of Thermal Discharges
A Book

by T. Langford

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 1990-11-30
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 9781851664511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The job of the responsible zoologist should be to assess or attempt to predict the consequences of any effluent or other environmental disturbance as objectively as possible, bearing in mind both the needs of conservation and the reasonable demands of man.

The "third Eye" in Locomotor Activity and the Thermal Ecology of Night Lizards, Xantusia

The 'third Eye' in Locomotor Activity and the Thermal Ecology of Night Lizards, Xantusia
A Book

by Horst Stephen Robert Glaser

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1960
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1978-04
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates

The Physiological Ecology of Vertebrates
A View from Energetics

by Brian Keith McNab

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 9780801439131
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Though physiological ecology has been a discipline since the 1950s, McNab redresses a perceived absence of a theoretical framework with a comparative, inductive approach to studying vertebrate evolution and ecology. He discusses the patterns and limits of adaptation to the environment, acclimation to temperature variation and material exchange with the environment, and the energetics of locomotion and growth. The final section treats the significance of energetics for population ecology and distribution. Includes a taxonomic as well as subject index. Suitable for advanced students and researchers in the biological and ecological sciences. The Gainesville, FL-based author is referred to by the foreword writer as a keen naturalist, but his credentials are not stated. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

Thermal Ecology

Thermal Ecology
A Book

by Augusta Thermal Ecology Symposium (Ga., 1973)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encyclopedia of Ecology

Encyclopedia of Ecology
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release : 2014-11-03
  • Pages : 3120
  • ISBN : 008091456X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Ecology provides an authoritative and comprehensive coverage of the complete field of ecology, from general to applied. It includes over 500 detailed entries, structured to provide the user with complete coverage of the core knowledge, accessed as intuitively as possible, and heavily cross-referenced. Written by an international team of leading experts, this revolutionary encyclopedia will serve as a one-stop-shop to concise, stand-alone articles to be used as a point of entry for undergraduate students, or as a tool for active researchers looking for the latest information in the field. Entries cover a range of topics, including: Behavioral Ecology Ecological Processes Ecological Modeling Ecological Engineering Ecological Indicators Ecological Informatics Ecosystems Ecotoxicology Evolutionary Ecology General Ecology Global Ecology Human Ecology System Ecology The first reference work to cover all aspects of ecology, from basic to applied Over 500 concise, stand-alone articles are written by prominent leaders in the field Article text is supported by full-color photos, drawings, tables, and other visual material Fully indexed and cross referenced with detailed references for further study Writing level is suited to both the expert and non-expert Available electronically on ScienceDirect shortly upon publication

How Snakes Work

How Snakes Work
Structure, Function and Behavior of the World's Snakes

by Harvey B. Lillywhite

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-04
  • Pages : 241
  • ISBN : 0195380371
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A heavily illustrated and complete account of the functional biology of snakes, written for an audience of both scientists and a general readership.

Heating with Wolves, Cooling with Cacti

Heating with Wolves, Cooling with Cacti
Thermo-bio-architectural Framework (ThBA)

by Negin Imani,Brenda Vale

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2022-01-27
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 1000541908
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book describes the detailed process behind the development of a comprehensive thermo-bio-architectural framework (the ThBA). This framework systematically connects the thermal performance requirements of a building to relevant solutions found in the natural world. This is the first time that architecture has been connected to biology in this manner. The book provides an in-depth understanding of thermoregulatory strategies in animals and plants and links these to equivalent solutions in architectural design. The inclusion of this fundamental knowledge, along with the systematic process of accessing it, should open up new avenues for the generation of energy efficient and sustainable buildings.