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Foundations and Industrial Applications of Microwave and Radio Frequency Fields: Physical and Chemical Processes

Foundations and Industrial Applications of Microwave and Radio Frequency Fields: Physical and Chemical Processes

G. Roussy, J. A. Pearce

ISBN: 978-0-471-93849-1

Jul 1995

492 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$570.00

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Foundations and Industrial Applications of Microwaves and Radio Frequency Fields Physical and Chemical Processes G. Roussy Universite de Nancy 1, France J. A. Pearce University of Texas at Austin, USA This book presents microwave and radio frequency techniques from the point of view of industrial applications, with special attention to electromagnetic energy and material interaction at the microscopic level. Starting with a review of the complete set of macroscopic governing equations--including conduction processes--it then addresses microscopic interaction effects, describing many results from spectroscopic studies. Finally, industrial applications, including the emerging new field of microwave catalysis, are addressed. The technology presented is applied in the mineral, textile, paper, ceramic, chemical and last, but not least, the food industry.
ELECTRICAL ASPECTS.

Governing Electromagnetic and Thermal Field Relations.

Radio Frequency and Microwave Transmission.

Microwave and Radio Frequency Circuit Design.

High Power Applicators and Loads.

Instrumentation and Measurement Methods.

MATERIAL ASPECTS.

Introduction to the Macroscopic Theory of Dielectrics.

Dynamic Aspects.

Generalization of Dielectric Relaxation in Real Materials.

PROCESSING ASPECTS.

Theoretical Models and Experimental Methods in High Power Density Electromagnetic Fields.

Electromagnetic Processing of Homogeneous Materials at High Power Density.

Electromagnetic Processing of Heterogeneous Materials at High Power Density.

Microwave-Enhanced Catalysis.

Index.