This book is the result of a long-term co-operative research and professional development programme between the Instituto de Investigaciones Electricas (IIE), Mexico, and the University of Salford, UK. It provides the design basis for the fabrication of small and large scale commercial absorption heat pump systems, and includes a comprehensive treatment of the economics of heat pump systems. It charts the development of heat pump technology from theoretical principles to the operation of practical systems for the purification of water, both for human consumption and a wide variety of industrial purposes.
Modules to Water Access in a Changing World addresses topical issues in water supply.The book integrates detailed information on key access indices, quality, economics of demand and supply, socio-economic variables, health and sustainable development in a typical rural environment. The generation of the RTWC model and adoption of the threshold constant (K)for quantification and delineation of surplus, deficit and balance zones; water quality testing for source protection, health and food security contributes valuable data to the world of science. This book will be of utmost interest to policy makers in the water industry, geographers, hydrologists, researchers and environmental practitioners.
Rivers and Society explores the ways in which human/river relations have shaped important historical transformation processes. With examples ranging from explorations of classical agrarian civilizations such as the Indus, Angkor and Maya, to analyses of the role of water in the modernization process of countries such as Spain, Britain and Japan, the international contributors shed new light on the ways in which the key relationship between humans and water has given rise to new forms of social organization, new technologies and economic activities
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