The public health risks posed by automotive particulate emissions are well known. Such particles are sufficiently small to reach the deepest regions of the lungs; and moreover act as carriers for many potentially toxic substances. Historically, diesel engines have been singled out in this regard, but recent research shows the need to consider particulate emissions from gasoline engines as well. Already implicated in more than one respiratory disease, the strongest evidence in recent times points to particle-mediated cardiovascular disorders (strokes and heart attacks). Accordingly, legislation limiting particulate emissions is becoming increasingly stringent, placing great pressure on the au...
Many nations are still falling short of air quality goals, and consequently their governments are enacting tougher emissions legislation. This book reviews the major technical issues involved in meeting this legislation by after-treatment.
This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre
This book focuses on various aspects related to air pollution, including major sources of air pollution, measurement techniques, modeling studies and solution approaches to control. The book also presents case studies on measuring air pollution in major urban areas, such as Delhi, India. The book examines vehicles as a source of air pollution and addresses the quantitative analysis of engine exhaust emissions. Subsequent chapters discuss particulate matter from engines and coal-fired power plants as a major pollutant, as well as emission control techniques using various after treatment systems. The book’s final chapter considers future perspectives and a way forward for sustainable development. It also discusses several emission control techniques that will gain relevance in the future, when stricter emission norms will be enforced for international combustion (IC) engines as well as power plants. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will benefit a wide variety of readers, including researchers, professionals, and policymakers.
Breathless Sleep...no more is more than a memoir. It recounts Paul's personal struggle over many years with severe obstructive sleep apnoea. Paul's story takes the reader down a path of anticipation, hope, despair, resolution and then new hope and symptom resolution. Paul recounts his experience with referenced facts giving credibility to his writing and the benefits of breathing retraining. The reader joins Paul in his exploration of how and why his health improved. The reader is given a clear and concise introduction to the relevant science of this prevalent sleep disorder. The book takes the reader into the world of a desperate sleep deprived lawyer who did not tolerate CPAP and who under...
All the Anxious Girls on Earth marks the debut of a startingly original literary voice. Zsuzsi Gartner's exuberant prose gives voice to unforgettable characters who survive by their wits as they cope with indifferent relationships, lackluster jobs, and the myriad curve-balls life throws their way. A woman calls in fake bomb threats from the nineteenth floor of a bank tower as revenge against her ex-lover. The mother of a girl killed by a teenage urban guerilla thrives spectacularly in her industrious grief, transforming herself into a forgiveness guru and talk-show host. Lured into the wilderness by her desire for a man who rebuilds vintage airplanes, a young woman finds she lusts more for biscotti and city sidewalks. A small, heroic child makes a guileless request for pajamas and creates a psychic storm at the center of her anxious, achievement-mad parents' lives. Rendered in a jittery, jazzed-up prose that has been compared to that of Lorrie Moore and Mary Flanagan, these stories brilliantly capture the pathos, beauty, and alienation of contemporary life and signal the arrival of a writer to watch. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Considers the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular disease, right and left ventricular dysfunction, and hypertension. Sleep Apnea analyzes techniques to identify, diagnose, and monitor sleep-induced upper airway obstruction developments in functional brain imaging associated with sleep and sleep deprivation advances in oral appliance and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapies and explores breakthroughs in the establishment of genetic, environmental, and developmental factors of OSA the significance of cytokines in sleep regulation the effect of sleep on ventilatory control Summarizing landmark studies in the field and providing more than 2000 contemporary references to facilitate further scientific investigation, Sleep Apnea is an in-depth guide for pulmonologists; physiologists; chest, pulmonary, thoracic, and cardiovascular physicians and surgeons; cardiologists; respiratory therapists; clinical neurologists; sleep disorder specialists; and upper-level undergraduate, graduate, and medical school students in these disciplines.