Rubber Recycling

Rubber Recycling

Author: Sadhan K. De

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203499336

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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The safe disposal and reuse of industrial and consumer rubber waste continues to pose a serious threat to environmental safety and health, despite the fact that the technology now exits for its effective recycling and reuse. Mountains of used tires confirm the belief that chemically crosslinked rubber is one of the most difficult materials to recycle. That coupled with a long history of failed attempts to create quality products from crumb rubber has resulted in such a resistance to new ideas concerning rubber recycling that very little literature on the subject has even seen the light of day. Rubber Recycling is one of those rare books that has the potential to directly impact our ecological well-being. The editors of this important volume have filled a void in technological responsibility by bringing together a group of international experts who, using substantial research evidence, prove that the utilization of recycled rubber is not just desirable, but is also quite feasible and profitable. This text provides a thorough overview of the fundamentals of rubber and the challenges of recycling. However, the heart of the book lies in its detailed explanation of the various processes currently available to breakdown, recycle, and reuse crosslinked rubber. These include -- Unconventional polymer recycling High-pressure, high-temperature sintering Ultrasonic and non ultrasonic devulcanization The use of tire particles as replacement aggregates for low-strength concrete material The utilization of powdered rubber waste in the production of rubber compounds The future potential for recycling waste rubber by blending it with waste plastics Never forgetting that these technologies are meaningless without industry participation, the book concludes with a highly practical discussion on how present market demands can be met with recycled rubber.

The Barbell Prescription

The Barbell Prescription

Author: Jonathon Sullivan

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982522770

Category:

Page: 384

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The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 directly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems - the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence. The worst advice an older person ever gets is, Take it easy. Easy makes you soft, and soft makes you dead. The Barbell Prescription maps an escape from the usual fate of older adults: a logical, programmed approach to the hard work necessary to win at the extreme sport of Aging Well. Unlike all other books on the subject of exercise for seniors, The Barbell Prescription challenges the motivated Athlete of Aging with a no-nonsense training approach to strength and health - and demonstrates that everybody can become significantly stronger using the most effective tools ever developed for the job.

Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning

Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning

Author: Anthony Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134879571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 668

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Drawing on the latest scientific research, this handbook introduces the essentials of sport-specific strength and conditioning programme design for over 30 different sports. Enhanced by extensive illustrations and contributions from more than 70 world-leading experts, its chapters present evidence-based best practice for sports including football, rugby, tennis, hockey, basketball, rowing, boxing, golf, swimming, cycling and weightlifting, as well as a variety of wheelchair sports. Every chapter introduces the fundamental requirements of a particular sport – such as the physiological and biomechanical demands on the athlete – and describes a sport-specific fitness testing battery and exercise programme. Additional chapters cover the adaptation of programme design for special populations, including female athletes, young athletes and athletes with a disability. Drawing on the experiences of Olympic and Paralympic coaches and trainers, it offers original insights and practical advice from practitioners working at the highest level. Innovative, comprehensive and truly international in scope, the Routledge Handbook of Strength and Conditioning is vital reading for all strength and conditioning students and an invaluable reference for strength and conditioning coaches and trainers.

Summary of Mark Rippetoe & Jason Kelly's Starting Strength

Summary of Mark Rippetoe & Jason Kelly's Starting Strength

Author: Everest Media

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9781669349587

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 77

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Humans are not physically normal in the absence of hard physical effort. Exercise is not a thing we do to fix a problem, but a thing we must do anyway. It is the thing we must do to replicate the conditions under which our bodies are adapted, the conditions under which we are physically normal. #2 The first piece of equipment developed to assist with resistance training was the barbell, which is a metal shaft with some sort of weight on each end. The earliest barbells used spheres or globes for weight, which could be adjusted for balance and load by filling them with sand or shot. #3 The same principle applies to exercise machines as it does to gravity: if you train your body in ways that it doesn’t use, you won’t get any benefit from it. The human body functions as a system, and it gains strength in a manner that is similar to how it uses that strength. #4 Barbells and their exercises are far superior to any other training tools that have ever existed. They allow weight to be moved in the way the body was designed to move it, and every aspect of the movement is controlled by the trainee.

Battle Tactics of the Western Front

Battle Tactics of the Western Front

Author: Paddy Griffith

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300066635

Category: History

Page: 286

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Historians have portrayed British participation in World War I as a series of tragic debacles, with lines of men mown down by machine guns, with untried new military technology, and incompetent generals who threw their troops into improvised and unsuccessful attacks. In this book a renowned military historian studies the evolution of British infantry tactics during the war and challenges this interpretation, showing that while the British army's plans and technologies failed persistently during the improvised first half of the war, the army gradually improved its technique, technology, and, eventually, its' self-assurance. By the time of its successful sustained offensive in the fall of 1918, says Paddy Griffith, the British army was demonstrating a battlefield skill and mobility that would rarely be surpassed even during World War II. Evaluating the great gap that exists between theory and practice, between textbook and bullet-swept mudfield, Griffith argues that many battles were carefully planned to exploit advanced tactics and to avoid casualties, but that breakthrough was simply impossible under the conditions of the time. According to Griffith, the British were already masters of "storm troop tactics" by the end of 1916, and in several important respects were further ahead than the Germans would be even in 1918. In fields such as the timing and orchestration of all-arms assaults, predicted artillery fire, "Commando-style" trench raiding, the use of light machine guns, or the barrage fire of heavy machine guns, the British led the world. Although British generals were not military geniuses, says Griffith, they should at least be credited for effectively inventing much of the twentieth-century's art of war.

Velocity-Based Training

Velocity-Based Training

Author: Nunzio Signore

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9781492599951

Category: Athletes

Page: 200

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Velocity-Based Training takes an in-depth look at the science of VBT as well as its programming and application. Strength coaches, personal trainers, and athletes will learn how and when to incorporate VBT into training programs to help maximize strength, speed, and power gains throughout the year.

The American Army and the First World War

The American Army and the First World War

Author: David Woodward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139991896

Category: History

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This is a definitive history of the American army's role and performance during the First World War. Drawing from a rich pool of archival sources, David Woodward sheds new light on key themes such as the mobilisation of US forces, the interdependence of military diplomacy, coalition war-making, the combat effectiveness of the AEF and the leadership of its commander John J. Pershing. He shows us how, in spite of a flawed combat doctrine, logistical breakdowns and American industry's failure to provide modern weaponry, the Doughboys were nonetheless able to wage a costly battle at Meuse-Argonne and play a decisive role in ending the war. The book gives voice to the common soldier through firsthand war diaries, letters, and memoirs, allowing us to reimagine their first encounters with regimented military life, their transport across the sub-infested Atlantic to Europe, and their experiences both in and behind the trenches.

Operation Typhoon

Operation Typhoon

Author: David Stahel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107311466

Category: History

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In October 1941 Hitler launched Operation Typhoon the German drive to capture Moscow and knock the Soviet Union out of the war. As the last chance to escape the dire implications of a winter campaign, Hitler directed seventy-five German divisions, almost two million men and three of Germany's four panzer groups into the offensive, resulting in huge victories at Viaz'ma and Briansk - among the biggest battles of the Second World War. David Stahel's groundbreaking new account of Operation Typhoon captures the perspectives of both the German high command and individual soldiers, revealing that despite success on the battlefield the wider German war effort was in far greater trouble than is often acknowledged. Germany's hopes of final victory depended on the success of the October offensive but the autumn conditions and the stubborn resistance of the Red Army ensured that the capture of Moscow was anything but certain.

Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Composites

Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Composites

Author: Roy W. Rice

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203908473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 712

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This book presents a comprehensive review, evaluation, and summary of the dependence of mechanical properties on grain and particle parameters of monolithic ceramics and ceramic composites. Emphasizing the critical link between fabrication and ceramic performance, the book covers the grain dependence of monolithic properties and the dependence of c

Life Span Motor Development

Life Span Motor Development

Author: Kathleen Haywood

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9781492566908

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Life Span Motor Development, Seventh Edition, uses the model of constraints in discussing reasons for changes in movement throughout the life span. It encourages students to examine how the interactions of the individual, environment, and task bring about changes in a person's movements.

Panzergrenadier vs US Armored Infantryman

Panzergrenadier vs US Armored Infantryman

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472817082

Category: History

Page: 80

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During World War II, the two pre-eminent mechanized infantry forces of the conflict, the German Panzergrenadier arm and the US Army's armoured infantrymen, clashed in France and Belgium after the Normandy landings. These engagements went on to profoundly influence the use of mechanized infantry in the post-war world. Drawing upon a variety of sources, this book focuses on three key encounters between July and December 1944 including during Operation Cobra and the Battle of the Bulge, and examines the origins, equipment, doctrine and combat record of both forces. With specially commissioned full-colour artwork and maps, this study sheds light on the evolving nature of mechanized warfare at the height of World War II.