Advanced Materials Research
Organized and Hosted by China Powder Technology Association, the 2013 International Forum on Powder Technology & Application was held in Shenyang, China from 27-29 October, 2013.The papers presented at the forum are collected in these proceedings. The topics range from the purification, pulverization, modification of mineral powders to the synthesis,and application of mineral materials,mineral processing and enviromental protection.
The main focus of this collection of peer-reviewed articles is biohydrometallurgy. This is the field of microbial ecology which is the key to answering central questions concerning not only the diversity and behavior of micro-organisms in commercial operations, but also possible applications in biohydrometallurgy of extremophiles coming from very different environments.
The 134 papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Microbial Ecology, Geomicrobiology and Bioprospecting in Natural and Mining Environments;
Chapter 2: Omics, Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry of Microorganisms in Mining Processes;
Chapter 3: Industrial Biohydrometallurgy: Studies, Practices and Operation;
Chapter 4: Biohydrometallurgy as a Remediation Strategy.
Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the Fourth International Conference on Engineering Research and Development (ICERD 2012), September 4-6, 2012, Benin City, Nigeria.
The 82 papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Construction and Structures;
Chapter 2: Electrical and Electronic Technology;
Chapter 3: Information and Communication Technology;
Chapter 4: Machines and Equipment;
Chapter 5: Materials Processing;
Chapter 6: Oil and Gas;
Chapter 7: Renewable Energy;
Chapter 8: Systems Design and Analysis;
Chapter 9: Water, Waste and Environment.
Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2013 4th International Conference on Computing, Control and Industrial Engineering (CCIE2013), October 27- 28, 2013, Wuhan, Hubei, China.
The 141 papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Machinery, Equipment, Automation and Control;
Chapter 2: Energy, Electrical Engineering and Electronics;
Chapter 3: Industrial Engineering;
Chapter 4: Other Related Topics.
Collection of selected, peer reviewed papers from the 3rd International Conference on Textile Engineering and Materials (ICTEM 2013), August 24-25, 2013, Dalian, China.
Chapter 1: Fiber Technology;
Chapter 2: Non-Woven Materials;
Chapter 3: Structure, Properties and Processes of Textile Materials;
Chapter 4: Fundamental of Textile Science and Technology;
Chapter 5: Textile Chemistry;
Chapter 6: Textile Printing, Dyeing, and Finishing Technology;
Chapter 7: Apparel Design, Manufacturing and Merchandising;
Chapter 8: Metal and Optical Materials;
Chapter 9: Polymer Materials;
Chapter 10: Biomaterials, Low Carbon and Environmental Protection;
Chapter 11: Composites;
Chapter 12: Micro / Nano Materials;
Chapter 13: Materials Processing Technology;
Chapter 14: Testing Technology and Mechanical Dynamics.
The 55 papers are grouped into:
Chapter 1: Metallic Materials and Alloys;
Chapter 2: Manufacturing Technologies and Equipment for Metallic Materials Processing.
The special topic volume communicates the latest progress and research results of new theory, new technology, method, equipment and so on in Engineering Technology, and to grasp the updated technological and research trends in internationally. The major topics covered by the special volumes include Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies, Control, Automation and Detection Systems, Advanced Design Technology, Optimization and Modeling.
The 43 papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Material Science and Chemical Engineering;
Chapter 2: Nanotechnology;
Chapter 3: Management, Analysis and Engineering Research;
Chapter 4: Control, Automation and Detection Technologies.
2013 serves as good platforms for academics, researchers, and engineers to meet and exchange innovative ideas and information on all aspects of nanotechnology and material technologies. Nanotechnology is the study of manipulating matter on an atomic and molecular scale.Nanotechnology entails the application of fields of science as diverse as surface science, organicchemistry, molecular biology, semiconductor physics, microfabrication, etc. There is much debateon the future implications of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology may be able to create many newmaterials and devices with a vast range of applications, such as in medicine, electronics,biomaterials and energy production. On the other hand, nanotechnology raises many of the sameissues as any new technology, including concerns about the toxicity and environmental impact ofnanomaterials, and their potential effects on global economics, as well as speculation about variousdoomsday scenarios. These concerns have led to a debate among advocacy groups and governmentson whether special regulation of nanotechnology is warranted.
The 266 papers are grouped as follows:
Chapter 1: Materials and Chemical Engineering;
Chapter 2: Composite Materials, Machining & Processing;
Chapter 3: Control and Detection Systems;
Chapter 4: Data Processing;
Chapter 5: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Manufacturing;
Chapter 6: Computer-Aided Design, Manufacturing, and Engineering;
Chapter 7: Manufacturing Process Planning and Scheduling;
Chapter 8: Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing Processes and Systems.
Chapter 1: Metal Materials;
Chapter 2: Electronic and Magnetic Materials;
Chapter 3: Optical Materials;
Chapter 4: Structural Materials;
Chapter 5: Biomaterials and Healthcare;
Chapter 6: Energy and Environment Materials;
Chapter 7: Nano-Scale and Amorphous Materials;
Chapter 8: Functional Materials;
Chapter 9: Technologies, Engineering and Processing Materials.