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Social Structures and Natural Systems: Is a Scientific Assemblage Workable?

Social Structures and Natural Systems: Is a Scientific Assemblage Workable?

Georges Guille-Escuret

ISBN: 978-1-786-30200-7

Dec 2018

240 pages

Select type: Hardcover

$145.00

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Trapped between the caricatured causalities of biological determinism and the sinister abdications of sociological relativism, socio-ecological interdisciplinarity stagnates. It has lost sight of the ambition of a long-term program and no longer works to conduct applied research on the concrete prerequisites for reliable cooperation, despite an accumulation of emergencies.

The difficulty lies in the general and prolonged abandonment of necessary procedures under the influence of hidden philosophical presumptions. In the end, ecology, sociology, history, economics, agronomy, etc. are seriously handicapped by the absence of a common epistemology of comparative practice, an absence maintained by the dominant epistemology itself.

Social Structures and Natural Systems seeks to demonstrate, with regard to social anthropology and ecology, a scientific compatibility of research subject to methodological requirements that are deductible from the conditions of the existence of science itself. All of this boils down to one observation: this book will be a success if, and only if, it becomes a beginning.

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FOREWORD AND INTRODUCTION

CRYOGENICS GASES

REFRIGERATION AND LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS

CLASSIC JOULE-THOMSON PROCESS
Joule-Thomson effect
Joule Thomson Process Description
Cooling capacity of the Joule Thomson process
Real process design procedure
Thermodynamic losses in Joule Thomson process (loss in heat exchanger, throttle device, argumentation chain)
Hardware components for Joule Thomson refrigerator
Sample of a Joule Thomson- refrigerator
Optimization
Control issues
Evaluation of the Joule Thomson process and summary

MIXED GAS JOULE THOMSON PROCESS
Effect
Process Description
Cooling capacity
Real process design procedure
Thermodynamic losses
Hardware components
Sample of Claude refrigerator
Optimization
Control issues
Evaluation of the mixed gas Joule Thomson process and summary

NATURAL GAS LIQUEFACTION

EXPANSION IN AN EXPANDER

BRAYTON PROCESS
Effect
Process Description
Cooling capacity
Real process design procedure
Thermodynamic losses
Hardware components
Sample of Brayton refrigerator
Optimization
Control issues
Evaluation of the Brayton process and summary

CLAUDE PROCESS
Effect
Process Description
Cooling capacity
Real process design procedure
Thermodynamic losses
Hardware components
Sample of Claude refrigerator
Optimization
Control issues
Evaluation of the Claude process and summary

HELIUM LIQUEFACTION

HYDROGEN LIQUEFACTION

AIR SEPARATION
Effect
Process Description
Real process design procedure
Thermodynamic losses
Hardware components
Optimization
Control issues
Evaluation of the air separation process and summary

SUMMARY

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