This long-established and well-received monograph offers an integral view of image processing - from image acquisition to the extraction of the data of interest – written by a physical scientists for other scientists. Supplements discussion of the general concepts is supplemented with examples from applications on PC-based image processing systems and ready-to-use implementations of important algorithms. Completely revised and extended, the most notable extensions being a detailed discussion on random variables and fields, 3-D imaging techniques and a unified approach to regularized parameter estimation.
This book covers the rapidly growing area of friction stir welding. It also addresses the use of the technology for other types of materials processing, including superplastic forming, casting modification, and surface treatments. The book has been prepared to serve as the first general reference on friction stir technology,. Information is provided on tools, machines, process modeling, material flow, microstructural development and properties. Materials addressed include aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, steels, nickel-base alloys, and copper alloys. The chapters have been written by the leading experts in this field, representing leading industrial companies and university and government research insititutions.
This book focuses on the most common unit operations utilized in modern food processing operations. It contains both descriptive and quantitative analysis of the typical food processes found in modern food processing plants. The descriptive information provides students with background on the process and the impact of the process on food product quality. The quantitative description assists the student in understanding the ability of the process to achieve the desired result and the consequences of improper operation of the process. Examples utilizing different food commodities are incorporated to ensure that the student gains an appreciation of the relationship between commodities and processes.
Written for students, remote sensing specialists, researchers and SAR system designers, Processing of SAR Data shows how to produce quality SAR images. In particular, this practical reference presents new methods and algorithms concerning the interferometric processing of SAR data with emphasis on system and signal theory, namely how SAR imagery is formed, how interferometry SAR images are created, and a detailed mathematical description of different focussing algorithms. Starting with the processing basics and progressing to the final geo-coded SAR data product, the book describes the complete processing steps in detail. Algorithms based on the effects of side-looking geometry are developed to correct foreshortening, shadowing and layover.
The book is suitable to be used as a one-semester senior-level course for the undergraduate engineering technology program including electronics, computer, and biomedical engineering technologies. However, the book could also be useful as a reference for undergraduate engineering students, science students, and practicing engineers.
Fundamentals of enzyme activity; Enzymes in the food industry; Food enzymes and the new technology; Enzymes in milk and cheese production; Enzymes in the meat industry; Enzymes in the production of beverages and fruit juices; Enzymes in the starch and sugar industries; Enzymes in the processing of fats and oils; Enzymes as diagnostic tools.
In Downstream Processing of Proteins: Methods and Protocols, Mohamed A. Desai and a team of experienced biotechnologists review both conventional and novel isolation techniques used in industrial applications for the downstream processing of protein molecules. These techniques include primary and secondary separations during the isolation of biomolecules, as well as unique laboratory-scale research methods with a potential for scale-up. Also treated are the various strands of the downstream biological process essential for a successful product license application, including both the validation of DSP stages, and the design and validation of viral clearance stages during the purification process. Downstream Processing of Proteins: Methods and Protocols provides scientists everywhere, but particularly in the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, with a much-needed introduction to this critical technology. Every bioprocess scientist and engineer working to design and validate biological processes for novel proteins-and successfully apply for their new product licenses-will find this important book an eminently practical resource.