This book brings together the best contributions of the Applied Statistics and Policy Analysis Conference 2019. Written by leading international experts in the field of statistics, data science and policy evaluation. This book explores the theme of effective policy methods through the use of big data, accurate estimates and modern computing tools and statistical modelling.
- 28 Septembre 2015
This book presents a comprehensive and detailed description of remediation techniques for metal-contaminated soils derived from both natural processes and anthropogenic activities. Using a methodical, step-by-step presentation, the book starts by overviewing the origin of toxicants and the correlated comparative extent of contamination to the environment. The legal provisions as proposed or applied in different countries are then discussed to explain the global regulatory situation regarding soil contamination and the extent of consequent concern. The core part of this publication describes the major techniques for in situ or ex situ treatment of the contaminated soil to meet the regulatory limits. Finally, risk evaluation is incorporated, giving special attention to possible impacts during or after implementation of the remediation strategies. The intrusion of metals in soils mostly occurs from various anthropogenic activities, e.g., agricultural practices, industrial activities, and municipal waste disposal. The volumes of metal-contaminated soil are becoming greater than before and are ever-increasing due to rapid urbanization, intensified industrialization, and/or population booms in certain parts of the world. Hence, the options previously proposed, such as isolation of the contaminated site or movement of the contaminated mass to a secure disposal site after excavation, are becoming unsuitable from the economic point of view, and instead, decontamination alternatives are preferred. This book will help readers such as scientists and regulators to understand the details of the remediation techniques available to deal with the soils contaminated by toxic metals.
- Wiley-ieee press
- 16 Mars 2011
AN INTRODUCTION TO Wavelet Modulated Inverters An authoritative guide to designing and constructing wavelet functions that accurately model complex circuits for better performance This is the first book to provide details, analysis, development, implementation, and performances of wavelet modulated (WM) inverters, a novel technique that keeps power systems stable and minimizes energy waste while enhancing power quality and efficiency. Written by experts in the power electronics field, it provides step-by-step procedures to implement the WM technique for single- and three-phase inverters. Also presented are key sample performance results for the new WM power inverters for different load types, which demonstrate the inverters' simplicity, efficacy, and robustness. Beginning with the fundamentals of inverter technology, the book then describes wavelet basis functions and sampling theory with particular reference to the switching model of inverters. From there, comprehensive chapters explain: The connection between the non-uniform sampling theorem and wavelet functions to develop an ideal sampling-reconstruction process to operate an inverter The development of scale-based linearly combined basis functions in order to successfully operate single-phase WM inverters Performances of single-phase WM inverters for static, dynamic, and non-linear loads The simulation and experimental performances of three-phase wavelet modulated voltage source inverters for different loads at various operating conditions The book establishes, for the first time, a direct utilization of different concepts of the sampling theorem and signal processing in accurate modeling of the operation of single- and three-phase inverters. Figures are provided to help develop the basis of utilizing concepts of the sampling, signal processing, and wavelet theories in developing a new tool and technology for inverters. Also included are easy-to-follow mathematical derivations, as well as procedures and flowcharts to facilitate the implementation of the WM inverters. These items make this unique reference of great interest to academic researchers, industry-based researchers, and practicing engineers. It is ideally suited for senior undergraduate and graduate-level students in electrical engineering, computer engineering, applied signal processing, and power electronics courses.
- 24 Janvier 2022
This book presents innovative work by leading academics, researchers, and experts from industry which is useful for young researchers and students. This book includes selected papers from International Conference on Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS 2021), held at Indian Institute of Information Technology Kota (IIIT Kota), MNIT Jaipur Campus, Jaipur, India, during 16-18 April 2021. The book is a collection of the state-of-the art research work in the cutting-edge technologies related to the artificial intelligence and cyber physical systems.
- 26 Février 2022
This volume examines how local communities respond and adapt to ecological changes and disasters resulting from climate change. The main aim of the book is to understand the range of human responses to ecological change and to contextualise the reasons for adopting any particular adaptive strategy by a community. Through the help of specific case studies presented as individual chapters, the book aims to find out whether adaptation due to environmental stress is an individual decision and, therefore, is an isolated phenomenon, or if resilience and adaptation are part of the same action paradigm of society as a whole in response to environmental change. Of particular interest are the case studies of climate change or disasters that have rendered the site unsuitable for the return of its community at present, and thus necessitated the relocation of such communities to new locations. The case studies in the book focus on regions in India, but cover different parts of the world as well, and address concepts of resilience, vulnerability, risk, adaptation, and mitigation. The book will be useful for students and researchers in the fields of geography, disaster management, environmental science, and anthropology.