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Chapter 2 Urban Medicine

Publication date: 2017Source:The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual Author(s): Christopher A. Sanford

Chapter 2.1.1 Challenges for US Irrigated Agriculture in the Face of Emerging Demands and Climate Change

Publication date: 2017Source:Competition for Water Resources Author(s): G.D. Schaible, M.P. AilleryAcross the United States, human and environmental demands for water resources have increased significantly over the last 50years. Population and economic growth, changing social norms regarding the importance of water quality and ecosystems, and...

Chapter 2.2.6 Water for Electricity Generation in the United States

Publication date: 2017Source:Competition for Water Resources Author(s): M.E. WebberThe power sector in the United States is a major user of water primarily for cooling thermoelectric power plants. Those water needs are determined by the fuel, power cycle (steam cycle, combined cycle, etc.), cooling technology, and prevailing climatic conditions....

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Publication date: 2017Source:The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual

Determination of critical breakage conditions for double glazing in fire

Publication date: 25 January 2017Source:Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 111 Author(s): Yu Wang, Ke Li, Yanfei Su, Wei Lu, Qingsong Wang, Jinhua Sun, Linghui He, K.M. LiewDouble glazing unit normally demonstrates better fire resistance than single glazing, but the knowledge on its thermal behavior and heat transfer mechanism during...

Microclimate benefits that different street tree species provide to sidewalk pedestrians relate to differences in Plant Area Index

Publication date: January 2017Source:Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 157 Author(s): Ruzana Sanusi, Denise Johnstone, Peter May, Stephen J. LivesleyThe way a street tree is able to modify the local microclimate on pedestrian walkways may vary according to tree species according to key canopy and leaf characteristics, such as leaf angle,...

Photocatalytic systems as an advanced environmental remediation: Recent developments, limitations and new avenues for applications

Publication date: December 2016Source:Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Volume 4, Issue 4, Part A Author(s): Rizwan Ahmad, Zaki Ahmad, Asad Ullah Khan, Naila Riaz Mastoi, Muhammad Aslam, Jeonghwan KimHeterogeneous photocatalysis is a promising technology especially for environmental remediation. Despite more than a decade...

Impacts of urban landscape patterns on urban thermal variations in Guangzhou, China

Publication date: February 2017Source:International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Volume 54 Author(s): Youjun Chen, Shixiao YuOne of the key impacts of rapid urbanization on the environment is the effect of surface urban thermal variations (SUTV). Understanding the effects of urban landscape features on SUTV is crucial...

Benchmarking green building attributes to achieve cost effectiveness using a data envelopment analysis

Publication date: January 2017Source:Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 28 Author(s): G.S. Vyas, K.N. JhaGreen building construction has been considered to be an essential practice for achieving sustainability. To achieve sustainable development, greater attention has been paid to environmental, social and economic impacts associated with...

A parametric sensitivity analysis of the influence of urban form on domestic energy consumption for heating and cooling in a Mediterranean city

Publication date: January 2017Source:Sustainable Cities and Society, Volume 28 Author(s): Aristotelis VartholomaiosThe study presents the results of a parametric analysis of the impact of urban form on domestic energy consumption for heating and cooling. Three urban typologies, the pavilion, the slab and the perimeter urban block are examined...

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