Hydrothermal and Supercritical Water Processes
  • Release Date : 04 April 2014
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Categories : Science
  • Pages : 604 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780444594181
  • ISBN 10 : 0444594183
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Synopsis : Hydrothermal and Supercritical Water Processes written by Gerd Brunner, published by Elsevier which was released on 04 April 2014. Download Hydrothermal and Supercritical Water Processes Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Hydrothermal and Supercritical Water Processes presents an overview on the properties and applications of water at elevated temperatures and pressures. It combines fundamentals with production process aspects. Water is an extraordinary substance. At elevated temperatures (and pressures) its properties change dramatically due to the modifications of the molecular structure of bulk water that varies from a stable three-dimensional network, formed by hydrogen bonds at low and moderate temperatures, to an assembly of separated polar water molecules at high and supercritical temperatures. With varying pressure and temperature, water is turned from a solvent for ionic species to a solvent for polar and non-polar substances. This variability and an enhanced reactivity of water have led to many practical applications and to even more research activities, related to such areas as energy transfer, extraction of functional molecules, unique chemical reactions, biomass conversion and fuel materials processing, destruction of dangerous compounds and recycling of useful ones, growth of monolithic crystals, and preparation of metallic nanoparticles. This book provides an introduction into the wide range of activities that are possible in aqueous mixtures. It is organized to facilitate understanding of the main features, outlines the main applications, and gives access to further information Summarizes fundamental properties of water for engineering applications Compares process and reactor designs Evaluates processes from thermodynamic, economic, and social impact viewpoints

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