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Chemo-Biological Systems for CO2 Utilization

Chemo-Biological Systems for CO2 Utilization

Author: Ashok Kumar Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/09/2020

Chemo-Biological Systems for CO2 Utilization describes the most recent advanced tools and techniques for carbon dioxide capture and its utilization. It discusses and compares the advantages of different systems and aids researchers and industrialists in understanding energy generation in the form of biofuels, bioelectricity, or biogas using chemicals; nanomaterials; and microbial, enzymatic, and chemo-enzymatic-integrated systems. It describes the importance and utilization of CO2 in living systems, and provides an overview of the various fundamental methods, policies, and techniques involved in CO2 conversion. Emphasis is placed on the production of value-added products using CO2, including biomethanol, industrial carbonates, and liquid or gaseous fuels. Features: Explains the correlations between microbial, biological, and chemical products and their roles in the conversion of CO2 into usable energy and related products. Being suitable for a broad audience, it addresses fundamental treatment methods for reusing environmental waste materials. Aids in decision-making and policy planning for environmental professionals. The information provided throughout this book will help researchers and professionals working in various industries to better understand the conversion of CO2 into energy-based products. Chemo-Biological Systems for CO2 Utilization also serves as a useful guide to seek alternative methods for clean energy and mitigating global climate change.

City Planning in India, 1947-2017

City Planning in India, 1947-2017

Author: Ashok Kumar, Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Poonam Prakash Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2020

This book is a comprehensive history of city planning in post-independence India. It explores how the nature and orientation of city planning have evolved in India's changing sociopolitical context over the past hundred or so years. The book situates India's experience within a historical framework in order to illustrate continuities and disjunctions between the pre- and post-independent Indian laws, policies, and programs for city planning and development. It focuses on the development, scope, and significance of professional planning work in the midst of rapid economic transition, migration, social disparity, and environmental degradation. The volume also highlights the need for inclusive planning processes that can provide clean air, water, and community spaces to large, diverse, and fast growing communities. Detailed and insightful, this volume will be of interest to researchers and students of public administration, civil engineering, architecture, geography, economics, and sociology. It will also be useful for policy makers and professionals working in the areas of town and country planning.

Supermacroporous Cryogels

Supermacroporous Cryogels

Author: Ashok Kumar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

The process of cryogelation has been vigorously studied over the past two decades, with recent research focussing on applications of these polymer systems in various biomedical and biotechnological fields. While there is significant literature available as research publications, limited reviews, and book chapters, Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications is the first dedicated book on the subject. It thoroughly explores all aspects of cryogels from synthesis to applications in medical and biotechnological research and practice. Presenting the work of researchers from around the globe, this book addresses three key components of cryogelation, starting with an overview of the unique inherent properties of cryogels and their synthesis and optimization from various natural and synthetic polymers. It also focusses on the surface modification of cryogels as well as factors that affect their properties. The second component is a discussion of the biomedical aspects of cryogels, categorically describing their biocompatible nature and their recent usage in medical imaging by creating phantoms of various tissues and using tissue engineering to regenerate various tissues. The third reviews a wide range of applications of cryogels in biotechnology, including biocatalysis, cell separation, wastewater treatment, high throughput processes, and bioreactors. A comprehensive look at the process of cryogelation and an up-to-date account of significant developments in cryogel research, Supermacroporous Cryogels provides a single source of information beneficial to unacquainted readers as well as experts wanting to know about current research and practice regarding cryogels in medicine, technology, chemistry, and materials science and engineering.

Urban and Regional Planning Education

Urban and Regional Planning Education

Author: Ashok Kumar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2018

This is the first volume exclusively dedicated to planning education, with a focus on India and learning from global experiences for India. Prior to the 1990s, planning education in India was largely confined to national and local economic concerns. Within a globalized scenario, such pedagogies and theories have become outmoded. With new concerns emerging in planning, new pedagogical tools and theorizations need to be developed within planning curricula to provide today's planners with the wherewithal to adapt to changing and globalizing cities and regions in India. Therefore, the eminent contributors to this volume deal exclusively and comprehensively with planning education in a globalized context. Divided into four thematic sections, this volume provides a comprehensive view of planning education in India, with focus on: * The trajectory of planning education in India.* The kinds of knowledge used for teaching in Indian planning schools, and whether some sort of integration of diverse knowledges is achieved. * The ethical foundations of urban and regional planning in Indian planning schools. * The role of international planning perspectives in providing new insights for Indian planning education. Comprehensive and topical, this volume is of interest to academics and researchers from planning institutes, urban and regional planners and policy makers, as well as architects, social geographers and economists.

Energy Storage and Conversion

Energy Storage and Conversion

Author: Ashok Kumar, Shyamal Kumar Das Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2016

Energy Storage and Conversion primarily focuses on topics profoundly relevant to electrochemical devices such as rechargeable batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells. Ion transport plays a pivotal role in the overall output efficiency of these devices. Faster ion transport remains a limiting barrier for achieving high power/energy density electrochemical energy storage and generation devices. Hence, ion conducting materials hold the most notable key to the development of such devices. These devices have established themselves as indispensable in modern society. Their uses range from small scale electronics to large scale electric vehicles. As the scope of this research area is expanding significantly, researchers worldwide are working on increasing number of systems where the ionic conductivity in solid electrolytes is comparable not only to liquid electrolytes but to the electronic conductivity in semiconductors or metals. The outcome will certainly be reflected with emergence of high energy and power density energy storage and generation technologies. This book highlights some of the latest advances in ionic materials and their implementation in batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells.

Urban and Regional Planning Education

Urban and Regional Planning Education

Author: Ashok Kumar Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2016

This is the first volume exclusively dedicated to planning education, with a focus on India and learning from global experiences for India. Prior to the 1990s, planning education in India was largely confined to national and local economic concerns. Within a globalized scenario, such pedagogies and theories have become outmoded. With new concerns emerging in planning, new pedagogical tools and theorizations need to be developed within planning curricula to provide today's planners with the wherewithal to adapt to changing and globalizing cities and regions in India. Therefore, the eminent contributors to this volume deal exclusively and comprehensively with planning education in a globalized context. Divided into four thematic sections, this volume provides a comprehensive view of planning education in India, with focus on: * The trajectory of planning education in India.* The kinds of knowledge used for teaching in Indian planning schools, and whether some sort of integration of diverse knowledges is achieved. * The ethical foundations of urban and regional planning in Indian planning schools. * The role of international planning perspectives in providing new insights for Indian planning education. Comprehensive and topical, this volume is of interest to academics and researchers from planning institutes, urban and regional planners and policy makers, as well as architects, social geographers and economists.

Drugs in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Drugs in Obstetrics & Gynecology

Author: Ashok Kumar, Krishna Agarwal, Sudha Prasad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2015

Search of Higgs Boson

Search of Higgs Boson

Author: Ashok Kumar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2014

Textbook of Movement Disorders

Textbook of Movement Disorders

Author: Ashok Kumar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/01/2014

Movement disorders in neurology concern involuntary movements of parts of the body. Many movement disorders are caused by nerve diseases such as Parkinson's disease. Other causes include injuries, autoimmune diseases, infections and certain medicines. Many movement disorders are inherited so run in families (MedlinePlus). This book is a comprehensive guide to movement disorders for practising neurologists and trainees. Divided into 55 chapters, it discusses the basic science, clinical concepts, diagnosis and treatment of numerous conditions. Parkinson's disease is covered in-depth and complete chapters are dedicated to movement disorders in children, MR imaging, and emergencies in movement disorders. Presented in an easy to read format, this manual includes 800 clinical photographs, illustrations and tables, as well as extensive references for each chapter. Key points Comprehensive guide to movement disorders for practising neurologists and trainees Parkinson's disease covered in-depth Includes 800 images, illustrations and tables Extensive references for each chapter

Biochemical Studies of Alternaria blight of cluster bean

Biochemical Studies of Alternaria blight of cluster bean

Author: Ashok Kumar, S L Godara Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/07/2013

Algorithmic and Architectural Gaming Design

Algorithmic and Architectural Gaming Design

Author: Ashok Kumar Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2012

Algorithmic and Architectural Gaming Design: Implementation and Development discusses the most recent advances in the field of video game design, with particular emphasis on practical examples of game development, including design and implementation. The target audience of this book includes educators, students, practitioners, professionals, and researchers working in the area of video game design and development. Anyone actively developing video games will benefit from the practical application of fundamental computer science concepts demonstrated in this book.

Common Medical Disorders in Obstetrics

Common Medical Disorders in Obstetrics

Author: Ashok Kumar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2009