Modeling and Analysis for Optimal Scheduling of Biodiesel Batch Plants

Modeling and Analysis for Optimal Scheduling of Biodiesel Batch Plants Author Mohamad Fauzan Amir
ISBN-10 9783832529338
Year 2011
Pages 137
Language en
Publisher Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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Generally, scheduling problems accompanying typical batch processes are vitally important to be solved for improving the plant productivity. In these respects, finding a good and feasible schedule or even an optimal result, by which costs and lead times can be reduced, is often a very complex and also a difficult task. Moreover, in large plants, the challenges come not only from the modeling ways that require systematic and structured approaches, but also from the exact strategies how the performance of the model can be analyzed. The goal of this research is to develop a comprehensive study on industrial-sized plants, with regard modeling and analysis of scheduling problems. Formalization of the required plant specifications, the modularly modeling ways which refer to the widely used batch standards, and also the strategies for tackling complexity, are the main contributions of this thesis. These studies will be carried out by using the Timed Net Condition/Event Systems (TNCES) model. Finally, the model is analyzed to synthesize an optimal control strategy for the investigated plants.

Effective corruption control

Effective corruption control Author Annika Engelbert
ISBN-10 9783832542511
Year 2016-05-16
Pages 163
Language en
Publisher Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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This book presents the results of a three-year research project based at the Ruhr-University Bochum, financed by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Cologne. Corruption in public procurement is widespread and particularly damaging to development objectives, as it undermines any state's duty to maximize the social and economic welfare of its citizens. Yet, research on country-specific regulation meant to address this problem has remained scarce. This book aims to fill this gap by providing a systematic comparative analysis of supplier remedies mechanisms in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It elaborates on the potential of legal remedies to serve as anticorruption tools. Based on the fact that the anti-corruption effect of remedies mechanisms depends ultimately on the actual use by suppliers, three main factors are discussed: (1) the institutional setting and independence of the remedies systems; (2) their accessibility for aggrieved bidders; and (3) their efficiency, driven by bidder's cost-benefit analysis and including the aspects of procedural fees, duration, available relief and prospects of success. The assessment of the legislation is complemented by information gained from various stakeholders such as public procurement authorities, development organizations, NGOs and scientific experts. Despite many similarities of the systems due to their common historical background, the analysis identifies remarkably different regulative and institutional approaches, and discusses their more or less supportive effects on the use of supplier remedies mechanisms.

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety Author Krzysztof Kaniasty, Kathleen A. Moore, Siobhan Howard, Petra Buchwald
ISBN-10 9783832537203
Year 2014
Pages 480
Language en
Publisher Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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The current volume of the Stress and Anxiety series presents 27 peer-reviewed chapters that thematically span four general areas of stressful life events, anxiety, and coping research. The first collection of papers concerns coping with economic burdens, natural disasters, and human-induced catastrophes and considers psychological resources which may serve as protective factors. Next are review and empirical investigations that examine a variety of manifestations of emotional and psychological well-being, evaluations of treatment programs, as well as scale validation studies. Part three features manuscripts addressing both psychological benefits and liabilities of occupational demands with a focus on exploration of positive work context for both the individual and the workplace. Chapters in the final part of the volume focus on developmental markers and coping efforts of children and adolescents with foci on environmental influences and cross-cultural comparisons.

How to Teach Morality

How to Teach Morality Author Georg Lind
ISBN-10 9783832542825
Year 2016-07-30
Pages 200
Language en
Publisher Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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The book: What is morality? How can it be measured? What is its nature and origin? And, most importantly, how can it be taught? These age-old yet still unanswered questions cannot be addressed, Lind argues, unless we develop a new science of moral behavior and education. Lind does just that in his book, invoking related contributions by eminent philosophers, psychologists and educators. The first part presents a new way of studying morality, and a great bulk of Lind's own research and other studies backing it. The second part shows how to teach morality effectively with Lind's Konstanz Method of Dilemma Discussion (KMDD), which is used in all ages and across cultures. On the basis of many years of practical international experience with the KMDD in different institutions of education, professional schools, armed forces and prisons, Lind provides advice on how educators can learn, implement and improve the method. Lind also presents the related Just Community method of democratic community building. The author: Born shortly after World War II, in 1947, Dr. Georg Lind's interest in morality goes back to his adolescence when he learned about the atrocities of the Nazi dictatorship: How can we prevent this from happening again? How can we develop morality, peace and democracy? This book contains his answer. Lind was professor of psychology and researcher at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He was guest professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Universidad de Monterrey, and the Humboldt University at Berlin. He lectured in Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Mexico, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States.

The iCiF Model

The iCiF Model Author José Biondi
ISBN-10 9783832542207
Year 2016-12-10
Pages 125
Language en
Publisher Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
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Which teaching format best supports the individual development of students in dance education? In the framework of the research project InnoLernenTanz at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden, José Biondi, professor of contemporary dance, has developed a coaching model for the group lesson in dance: the iCiF model. On the basis of a specifi cally developed category system, this model combines individual coaching and interactive feedback into a teaching method that motivates students to critically and reflectively deal with their own development possibilities. The book illustrates the development, basic principles and evaluation of the coaching model. Worksheet templates allow for a direct application of the iCiF model in the dance class.

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and Anxiety Author Fadia Nasser-Abu Alhija
ISBN-10 3832542884
Year 2016-06-30
Pages 110
Language en
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The peer-reviewed papers in this edition of Stress and Anxiety address three major areas of interest. The first related to Strategies and Interventions poses the question if exercise reduces our anxiety levels, why do not more of us engage in regular exercise? It also challenges a lack of time as a valid reason for not exercising. The next two chapters argue Polyvagal's theory and its application to exposure among people with PTSD, and the role of Faith in strengthening the role of cognitive behavioural therapy. The second section deals with Children and Opportunities and includes the importance of attachment and self-esteem for the development of maltreated preschool children; a comparison of German and Turkish primary school students on their coping strategies; how attention is affected or not under stress; and positive factors, such as self-regulation and ego-resilience in teacher education. The third and final section looks at Trauma and Adaptation among mothers of detainees in Palestine, and survivors of a myocardial infarction, and also at the moral attitudes of Israeli school students towards the Holocaust. The diversity of papers presented here represents a breadth of human experience from struggle to challenge to achievement.