Vapor

A True Story of How I Fell Victim to Catfishing

Author: Debra Danielsen

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1682615359

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 9993

Cybercrimes are easier than ever to pull off. No global police force exists to go after these criminals, so cybercrimes are increasing exponentially year after year. The FBI estimates that over twelve million cybercrimes and scams occurred in the United States in 2013 alone. Scammers are sophisticated, professional, and intelligent. They target potential victims carefully and these victims include homemakers, celebrities, professional athletes...anyone with assets! In this book, Debra Danielsen describes how she was conned out of $250,000 by a man she met on Match.com. Vapor includes industry expert recommendations for both individuals and businesses on how to protect your assets from cyber scammers. The lessons in Vapor will teach you how to keep your own assets from being vaporized.

Vapor

A Novel

Author: Amanda Filipacchi

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645786

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

View: 5005

The Pygmalion myth recast by one of America’s boldest and most bewitching storytellers Anna Graham has one ambition—to be a great actress. The only problem is, she can’t stop being herself. She is proud, stubborn, and moody; according to her acting teacher, she needs to be as bland and pliable as warm wax. Even when she rents a Good Fairy Queen Costume—complete with crown, wand, and wig—and walks the streets of New York City until three thirty in the morning, she fails to be anyone but Anna Graham. “Help,” she thinks, smoking a cigarette in a deserted subway station. “Help!” screams a man at the other end of the platform as two attackers pull him onto the train tracks. Red pepper spray in hand, the Good Fairy Queen rushes to Damon Wetly’s rescue—and Anna’s wish comes true, in the oddest way imaginable. Locked inside a cage in Wetly’s cloud-filled country home, Anna learns to do everything—walk, talk, think, eat, breathe—differently. When she finally escapes, she becomes a star—as Wetly promised she would. The new-and-improved Anna attracts plenty of admirers—including a paraplegic soap opera celebrity; the world’s most famous supermodel; and a handsome cellist, Weight Watchers counselor, etiquette expert, and exotic dancer named Nathaniel Powers—but she only has eyes for her former captor, the creator of miniature clouds and major actresses. Just when it seems that her fairy tale ending is right around the corner, Anna’s whole world threatens to evaporate into thin air. Fearless and fascinating, Vapor holds a funhouse mirror up to some of our deepest and most alluring notions about fame, identity, and desire.

Water Vapor Measurement

Methods and Instrumentation

Author: Pieter R. Wiederhold

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466551976

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 2488

Offering all aspects of humidity measurement and instrumentation, this work includes rudiments and theory, common applications, advantages and limitations of frequently-used sensors and techniques, and guidelines for installation, maintenance and calibration. The disk is intended for easy conversions of humidity parameters and units.

Vapor Trails

Author: R. P. Siegel ,Roger Saillant

Publisher: Pacific Coast Creative Publishing

ISBN: 098214198X

Category: Fiction

Page: 277

View: 6985

"Well I have just devoured your book -- Impossible to put down -- you have a sure winner! Not only was it a great read but I learned a heck of a lot in the process. You really need to find the best way to market this as it will appeal to a wide range of people." "...the book is fantastic and sure to be a best seller - just get the word out with some "tidbits" to the mystery adventure crowd as well as the environmentalists." "The novel combines some very important elements: the inside story of the energy business and the climate crisis in a way that average people can really relate to: not why you should buy an energy-efficient light bulb but through a suspenseful story of a guy who started out as someone who was in his own way destroying the environment and ended up horrified at what he'd done and on a new and better path." "Really exciting stuff... I could hear the voiceover for a movie trailer." "Very enjoyable and informative. I think you have crafted a unique vehicle to educate the reader on some important issues. Great job! Who do you envision playing Mason Burnside in the movie?"

Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Processing

Author: D. M. Mattox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780080946580

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

View: 1516

This book covers all aspects of physical vapor deposition (PVD) process technology from the characterizing and preparing the substrate material, through deposition processing and film characterization, to post-deposition processing. The emphasis of the book is on the aspects of the process flow that are critical to economical deposition of films that can meet the required performance specifications. The book covers subjects seldom treated in the literature: substrate characterization, adhesion, cleaning and the processing. The book also covers the widely discussed subjects of vacuum technology and the fundamentals of individual deposition processes. However, the author uniquely relates these topics to the practical issues that arise in PVD processing, such as contamination control and film growth effects, which are also rarely discussed in the literature. In bringing these subjects together in one book, the reader can understand the interrelationship between various aspects of the film deposition processing and the resulting film properties. The author draws upon his long experience with developing PVD processes and troubleshooting the processes in the manufacturing environment, to provide useful hints for not only avoiding problems, but also for solving problems when they arise. He uses actual experiences, called ""war stories,"" to emphasize certain points. Special formatting of the text allows a reader who is already knowledgeable in the subject to scan through a section and find discussions that are of particular interest. The author has tried to make the subject index as useful as possible so that the reader can rapidly go to sections of particular interest. Extensive references allow the reader to pursue subjects in greater detail if desired. The book is intended to be both an introduction for those who are new to the field and a valuable resource to those already in the field. The discussion of transferring technology between R&D and manufacturing provided in Appendix 1, will be of special interest to the manager or engineer responsible for moving a PVD product and process from R&D into production. Appendix 2 has an extensive listing of periodical publications and professional societies that relate to PVD processing. The extensive Glossary of Terms and Acronyms provided in Appendix 3 will be of particular use to students and to those not fully conversant with the terminology of PVD processing or with the English language.

Principles of Vapor Deposition of Thin Films

Author: Professor K.S. K.S Sree Harsha

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080480312

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1176

View: 3840

The goal of producing devices that are smaller, faster, more functional, reproducible, reliable and economical has given thin film processing a unique role in technology. Principles of Vapor Deposition of Thin Films brings in to one place a diverse amount of scientific background that is considered essential to become knowledgeable in thin film depostition techniques. Its ultimate goal as a reference is to provide the foundation upon which thin film science and technological innovation are possible. * Offers detailed derivation of important formulae. * Thoroughly covers the basic principles of materials science that are important to any thin film preparation. * Careful attention to terminologies, concepts and definitions, as well as abundance of illustrations offer clear support for the text.

The Yaws Handbook of Vapor Pressure

Antoine Coefficients

Author: Carl L. Yaws

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 012803002X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 3220

Increased to include over 25,000 organic and inorganic compounds, The Yaws Handbook of Vapor Pressure: Antoine Coefficients, 2nd Edition delivers the most comprehensive and practical database source for today's petrochemical. Understanding antoine coefficients for vapor pressure leads to numerous critical engineering applications such as pure components in storage vessels, pressure relief valve design, flammability limits at the refinery, as well as environmental emissions from exposed liquids, making data to efficiently calculate these daily challenges a fundamental need. Written by the world’s leading authority on chemical and petrochemical data, The Yaws Handbook of Vapor Pressure simplifies the guesswork for the engineer and reinforces the credibility of the engineer’s calculations with a single trust-worthy source. This data book is a must-have for the engineer’s library bookshelf. Increase compound coverage from 8,200 to over 25,000 organic and inorganic compounds, including sulfur and hydrocarbons Solve process design questions quickly from a single reliable data source Locate answers easily for multiple petrochemical related questions such as bubble point, dew point temperatures, and vapor-liquid equilibrium

Vapor-Liquid Equilibria Using Unifac

A Group-Contribution Method

Author: Aage Fredenslund

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444601503

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 2570

Vapor-Liquid Equilibria Using UNIFAC: A Group-Contribution Method focuses on the UNIFAC group-contribution method used in predicting quantitative information on the phase equilibria during separation by estimating activity coefficients. Drawing on tested vapor-liquid equilibrium data on which UNIFAC is based, it demonstrates through examples how the method may be used in practical engineering design calculations. Divided into nine chapters, this volume begins with a discussion of vapor and liquid phase nonidealities and how they are calculated in terms of fugacity and activity coefficients, respectively. It then introduces the reader to the UNIFAC method and how it works, the procedure used in establishing the parameters needed for the model, prediction of binary and multicomponent vapor-liquid equilibria for a large number of systems, the potential of UNIFAC for predicting liquid-liquid equilibria, and how UNIFAC can be used to solve practical distillation design problems. This book will benefit process design engineers who want to reliably predict phase equilibria for designing distillation columns and other separation processes.

Fundamental Gas-phase and Surface Chemistry of Vapor-phase Deposition II and Process Control, Diagnostics and Modeling in Semiconductor Manufacturing IV

Proceedings of the Internatioal Symposium

Author: Electrochemical Society. High Temperature Materials Division,Electrochemical Society. Dielectric Science and Technology Division

Publisher: The Electrochemical Society

ISBN: 9781566773195

Category: Chemical vapor deposition

Page: 508

View: 2284


Materials Science of Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation

Author: Benny Freeman,Yuri Yampolskii,Ingo Pinnau

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470029046

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 466

View: 3206

Materials Science of Membranes for Gas and Vapor Separation is a one-stop reference for the latest advances in membrane-based separation and technology. Put together by an international team of contributors and academia, the book focuses on the advances in both theoretical and experimental materials science and engineering, as well as progress in membrane technology. Special attention is given to comparing polymer and inorganic/organic separation and other emerging applications such as sensors. This book aims to give a balanced treatment of the subject area, allowing the reader an excellent overall perspective of new theoretical results that can be applied to advanced materials, as well as the separation of polymers. The contributions will provide a compact source of relevant and timely information and will be of interest to government, industrial and academic polymer chemists, chemical engineers and materials scientists, as well as an ideal introduction to students.

Vapor, Rain, and Snow

The Science of Clouds and Precipitation

Author: Paul Fleisher

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822575345

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7016

Explains the science behind rain, vapor, snow, and other types of precipitation.

Atmospheric Water Vapor

Author: Adarsh Deepak,Thomas D. Wilkerson,Lothar H. Ruhnke

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483273342

Category: Science

Page: 212

View: 1418

Atmospheric Water Vapor contains the technical proceedings of the International Workshop on Atmospheric Water Vapor held in Vail, Colorado, on September 11-13, 1979. The papers assess the state-of-the-art in measurement, modeling, and application of atmospheric water vapor properties and highlight important problems that require further effort in order to better understand the atmosphere itself as well as the electromagnetic propagation through the atmosphere. Comprised of 39 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the optics and spectroscopy of water vapor. Some actual spectra showing the problems specific to the water molecule are described, along with the method used to calculate precise vibration-rotation energy levels and wave functions. Atmospheric infrared transmission measurements in maritime locations are also presented. Subsequent sections explore microwave and millimeter wave phenomena; geoastrophysical applications; and in situ measurements, remote sensing, and meteorology of water vapor. The final chapters deal with the microphysics and atmospheric chemistry of water vapor. This monograph will be of interest to scientists from universities, government agencies, research laboratories, and industry.

Falcon Quinn and the Crimson Vapor

Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006207704X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9616

Falcon Quinn survived the first term at the Academy for Monsters along with his monstrous friends Max, Pearl, Mortia, and the rest. He has finally discovered his monster nature and is working hard to embrace it. But what does it mean to be an Angel, exactly? Having wings is great, when Falcon can remember to use them, but with parents who are the leaders of two warring groups—the monsters and the guardians—Falcon still feels torn in half. When his monster friends begin to doubt his loyalty to the monster world and his only option is flight to Guardian Island, where his mother rules and he is a prince, he'll see the guardians as well as his monster friends in a whole new light. He will also have to decide if Jonny Frankenstein can be trusted and find a way to save his friend Megan from her imprisonment on Guardian Island, not to mention find a way to stop the monsters and guardians from fighting, once and for all. Bestselling author Jennifer Finney Boylan continues the heroic and often hilarious tale of Falcon Quinn and his band of monster friends in this second installment of the hair-raising and sidesplitting adventure of monstrous proportions.

Chemical Vapor Deposition Polymerization

The Growth and Properties of Parylene Thin Films

Author: Jeffrey B. Fortin,Toh-Ming Lu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 147573901X

Category: Science

Page: 102

View: 1332

Chemical Vapor Deposition Polymerization - The Growth and Properties of Parylene Thin Films is intended to be valuable to both users and researchers of parylene thin films. It should be particularly useful for those setting up and characterizing their first research deposition system. It provides a good picture of the deposition process and equipment, as well as information on system-to-system variations that is important to consider when designing a deposition system or making modifications to an existing one. Also included are methods to characterizae a deposition system's pumping properties as well as monitor the deposition process via mass spectrometry. There are many references that will lead the reader to further information on the topic being discussed. This text should serve as a useful reference source and handbook for scientists and engineers interested in depositing high quality parylene thin films.

Vapour–Liquid Equilibrium

Author: Eduard Hála,Jiří Pick,Vojtěch Fried

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483160866

Category: Science

Page: 622

View: 6467

Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium, Second Edition covers the theoretical principles and methods of calculation of equilibrium conditions from various experimental data and the elements of measuring technique, as well as the instruments for the direct determination of the equilibrium compositions of the liquid and vapor phases of the system. The book discusses the relations necessary for the thermodynamic treatment of the equilibrium between the liquid and vapor phase of a system; the concept of an ideal solution and auxiliary thermodynamic functions; and the activity and the activity coefficient. The text also describes vapor-liquid equilibrium in real systems (electrolytes and non-electrolytes) and in systems whose components (i.e. temperature, pressure, and composition of phases) mutually react according to several stoichiometric equations. The criteria of purity of substances and the methods of measuring temperature; low, medium, and high pressures; the pressures of the saturated vapors at given temperatures; and the boiling points at given pressures used in laboratory work in the field of vapor-liquid equilibrium are considered. The book also tackles the methods for the direct determination of equilibrium data (distillation, circulation, static, dew and bubble point, and flow methods). The text concludes with a review of the literature on the systems whose vapor-liquid equilibrium data had been measured and reported to the beginning of 1954. Workers in the chemical industry who deal with problems of distillation and rectification will find the book useful.

Liquid Vapor Phase Change Phenomena

An Introduction to the Thermophysics of Vaporization and Condensation Processes in Heat Transfer Equipment, Second Edition

Author: Van P. Carey

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781591690351

Category: Science

Page: 600

View: 6590

Liquid-Vapor Phase-Change Phenomena presents the basic thermophysics and transport principles that underlie the mechanisms of condensation and vaporization processes. The text has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent innovations in research and to strengthen the fundamental focus of the first edition. Starting with an integrated presentation of the nonequilibrium thermodynamics and interfacial phenomena associated with vaporization and condensation, coverage follows of the heat transfer and fluid flow mechanisms in such processes. The second edition includes significant new material on the nanoscale and microscale thermophysics of boiling and condensation phenomena and the use of advanced computational tools to create new models of phase-change events. The importance of basic phenomena to a wide variety of applications is emphasized and illustrated throughout using examples and problems. Suitable for senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students in mechanical or chemical engineering, the book can also be a helpful reference for practicing engineers or scientists studying the fundamental physics of nucleation, boiling and condensation.