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John Calverley was the co-inventor of the transverter together with W E Highfield, and the papers deposited in the IET Archives consist primarily of correspondence and agreements related to the transverter and transverter related publications. The transverter was exhibited by English Electric at the British Empire Exhibition in 1924 and the majority of papers date from the 1910's and 1920's. Unexpected discoveries amongst John Calverley's papers were letters from John Somerville Highfield, who was the IEE President in 1921. William Eden Highfield was John Somerville Highfield's younger brother and together they had their own engineering consulting business. Despite W E Highfield being the co-inventor of the transverter with John Calverley, several of the letters in this collection, relating to the commercial arrangements concerning the transverter, were between John Calverley and J S Highfield.
The John Calverley papers also give an insight into commercial arrangements in the early 20th century between inventors and their employers when inventions were patented whilst working for those employers. In this case John Calverley and W E Highfield were both working for the company Dick Kerr and Company Ltd (taken over by English Electric in 1919), when they invented the transverter.
Thomas Calverley, John's son, was honoured in 1983 by the Royal Academy of Engineering as one of the UK's 1000 most eminent engineers, and he was closely involved with the IEE. He won the IEE's Salmon Scholarship for 1939-40, was awarded a premium in 1945 for his South Midlands Students' Section paper, 'electrical technique in resistance welding', became Chairman of the North Staffordshire Sub-Centre of the IEE in 1961-62 and was Vice President of the IEE between 1980 and 1984.
The deposited papers of Thomas Calverley relate mainly to his biographical history including career summaries, important career dates, CV's, and career/award correspondence. The career correspondence covers his time with various employers including Cavendish Laboratory, English Electric and Preece Cardew & Rider and records tributes paid to Thomas when leaving a particular company or retiring. For example there is a glowing personal letter to Thomas written to him by the 2nd Baron Nelson of Stafford, Chairman of English Electric/GEC from 1962 to 1983, dating from when Thomas left the company in 1970. This material also includes articles written by Thomas, photographs, details of his Chairmanship of CIGRE Study Committee 14: DC Links, and correspondence regarding the award of the IEEE's prestigious Uno Lamm HVDC Award.
The John Calverley papers have been catalogued as collection SC MSS 248 and the Thomas Calverley papers have been catalogued as collection SC MSS 249 and can be consulted in the IET Archives once the new archive centre opens in early 2014.
Written by Jon Cable.
Christmas closure dates
One Birdcage Walk also closes over the Christmas / New Year period. This year it will close promptly at midday on Tuesday, 24 December 2013, and reopen again at 8:00am on Thursday, 2 January 2014. There will be no access to the building during this period.
While these changes are taking place, for a period of approximately two weeks, beginning on Monday 25 November 2013, there will be a reduced service from the present system. Please bear with us during this time.
All normal services, including loans and returns, will continue via the Main library desk. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0) 20 7344 5461 during this period so we can help you with these services.
Further information about the new library catalogue and how best to use it will be available soon.
Edited: 22 November 2013 at 09:44 AM by Mike Dunne
Anniversary of the Death of Gertrude Entwisle
When Gertrude retired from Metropolitan-Vickers on 30 June 1954, a biography of her career printed in The Woman Engineer said that her retirement was, "the very first retirement in Great Britain of a woman who had a complete career in industry as an employed professional design engineer". The biography also told the story of how Gertrude came to work for Metropolitan-Vickers as;
"In 1915, the exigencies of the first World War caused Mr J S Peck, the Chief Engineer of British Westinghouse (as Metropolitan-Vickers then was) to write to the College of Technology in Manchester enquiring whether it knew of any lady engineers. After all, his firm had just successfully tried the tremendous experiment of employing an office girl so why should it not try to find some female technical staff? The Chief Engineer was an American and woman engineers already existed in the USA. The letter was handed by the Technical College to the Manchester High School for Girls who forwarded it to Gertrude Entwisle. Now Miss Entwisle had shaken the University of Manchester staff by attending the engineering lectures which were open to second year Physics undergraduates and so she decided to risk the British Westinghouse."
To read the full six page biography in The Woman Engineer the journal can be consulted in the IET Archives once the new archive centre opens in early 2014. The IET Archives holds the archives of WES (collection NAEST 92) which includes its journal. The 1954 biography contains several pictures of Gertrude and of motors designed by Gertrude. There is also a fascinating picture of Gertrude in 1914 as a member of the second year Honours Physics class at Manchester University which also shows the lecturers including Professor Sir Ernest Rutherford.
Gertrude is also an important figure in the history of the IET. In 1916 she became the first woman student member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers and by 1920 she was the first woman Associate Member of the IEE.
Written by Jon Cable
Edited: 19 November 2013 at 02:15 PM by Mike Dunne
The Institution of Electrical Engineer's Roll of Honour is not actually a roll but a memorial book, published in 1924, commemorating those members of the Institution who died during the First World War. The volume contains an introduction titled, 'the causes and origin of The Great War, 1914-1919'. There then follows an alphabetical list of biographies for those IEE members who died during the war which includes some photographs.
As part of the 2013 project between the IET and Ancestry.co.uk which involved the digitisation of the pre-1930 IEE membership lists, the IEE honour rolls from World War I and World War II were also digitised. These digital copies will be made available in 2014 for IET members to view for free via the Ancestry.com website.
An example of relevant personal papers can be seen with the papers of Harry Stephenson Ellis MIEE MIMechE (1881-1967) which is collection NAEST 155. A series within these papers, NAEST 155/3, covers Harry's service in World War I. Harry became the City of Bradford's Chief Assistant Electrical Engineer in 1907 and was promoted to Deputy City Electrical Engineer and Manager of the Electricity Department in 1910. In 1912 he moved to South Shields to become the Borough Electrical Engineer, and during the First World War he served with No.3 Signals Section of the Durham Royal Engineers Volunteer Home Force. The 14 items in NAEST 155/3 cover Harry's attempts to serve overseas and his service with the Signals Company. Items include a printed letter from Neville Chamberlain, Director-General of National Service and future Prime Minister, to Ellis, and a photograph of the Signals Company which includes Ellis.
Additional World War 1 material, whose presence might not be expected in the IET Archives, includes some records relating to the London Electrical Engineers (Territorial Army) which includes a photograph album with regimental pictures from 1915 and 1916.
The IET Archives' collections are currently closed to visitors while new facilities are being built, but they will re-open to members and researchers in early 2014.
Written by Jon Cable
Edited: 11 November 2013 at 03:15 PM by Mike Dunne
These are the dates that have been confirmed to us as early closing at present:
Tuesday 5 November 2013
Wednesday 6 November 2013
Monday 11 November 2013
Thursday 14 November 2013
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Thursday 21 November 2013
Monday 25 November 2013
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Monday 2 December 2013
Monday 9 December 2013
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Thursday 12 December 2013
New Discovery - Pre-WWI German Railway Signalling Equipment Catalogues
Whilst there have been several smaller refurbishments over the decades of the IET's involvement with Savoy Place, this was the first complete move out of the building since the Institution of Electrical Engineers moved into the building over 100 years earlier in 1910. Perhaps unsurprisingly several items were found as a result of these searches and this is the story of two large volumes found in a basement cupboard at the back of a low shelf. These were the last two items found, on Friday 2 August 2013, before contractors moved into the building to begin strip-out work the following week.
Both volumes, in mixed condition, were trade catalogues for railway signalling equipment produced by German engineering companies between 1908 and 1910. These two catalogues were acquired at some point, perhaps directly, by Products Corporation Limited, Buchanan Buildings, EC1 which can be seen by the company's blue handstamps inside the volumes. Later the volumes were acquired by the IEE library as evidenced by library accession handstamps.
The earlier volume from 1908 (archive reference NAEST 045/439) is an A3-sized catalogue for the German company Maschinenfabrik Bruschal which was formerly called Schnabel & Henning and was founded in 1868. The catalogue, written in French, is targeted at the Swiss railway equipment market. The company, after several mergers, became fully owned by Siemens and Halske in 1941.
The later volume from 1910 (archive reference NAEST 045/440) is an A3-sized product book for the German company C Stahmer of Georgsmarienhutte which was founded in 1862. The company made railway and mining equipment and this book covers signalling equipment. The catalogue is in German. The company merged with Maschinenfabrik Bruschal in the 1914-18 period.
You can search for catalogue descriptions from deposited collections and IET records, in the IET's Archive online catalogue
Written by Jon Cable
Edited: 05 November 2013 at 09:43 AM by Mike Dunne
One of the more recent donations we received was from an author based in America:
Title: Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine: four centuries of achievement
Authors: R K Smeltzer, R J Ruben, P Rose
This is a collection of papers on various women in the fields of physics, chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, computer and medical sciences. Some of the women covered include:
Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace 1815-1852
Hertha Ayrton 1854-1923
Elizabeth Fulhame fl. 1780-1794
Grace Murray Hopper 1906-1992
Florence Nightingale 1820-1910
Library shelf mark: 92:621.3 SME
The IET archives also has a useful research guide on Women in Engineering
If you have items you wish to donate to the Library please compose a list, with as much information as possible: title, author, edition, year of publication and ISBN if there is one and send it to email@example.com
We may already have the items in stock that you wish to donate, if that is the case we will send you a listing of other organisations and second-hand bookshops who may be interested in your books.
If you wish to donate books to the Library and would like to see if we already have any of them within our stock or if you are a member and would like to borrow any of these books or browse the Library catalogue go to www.theiet.org/library
IET Library and Archives
Written by Dawn White.
Edited: 31 October 2013 at 10:47 AM by Mike Dunne
W S Thomson, BEng, CEng, MIEE, became a Student member of the IEE in 1929 and a Graduate member in 1934, when he worked as a Research Assistant at GEC Witton, Birmingham. In 1938 he became a Member of the IEE and at the same time became an Applications Engineer for Alkaline Batteries Ltd of Redditch - he held this position and stayed as a Member of the IEE until 1972.
This brief biography helps to put the donation into context. Amongst the papers is W S Thomson's original typescript paper titled 'insulator testing and maintenance on live high tension lines' which he read before the South Midland Student Section of the Institution of Electrical Engineers at Birmingham, April 21 1936. This paper was awarded a Students Premium by the Council of the IEE but a copy was not held by either the IET Library or the IET Archives. The paper came with the original photographs and diagrams used in that paper, several of which relate to high tension lines in New Zealand from the early 1930's.
Another part of the donation was Thomson's unpublished typescript volume from 1977 titled, 'nickel-cadmium vented pocket-plate storage batteries'. The IET Archives holds a number of unpublished manuscripts from former members, which for one reason or another do not manage to reach the publication stage, but can be a valuable source of information for researchers.
If nickel-cadmium batteries hold a particular interest then the W S Thomson collection is now catalogued and can be found by searching the archives with the reference SC MSS 247.
Written by Jon Cable.
Edited: 18 October 2013 at 09:47 AM by Mike Dunne
Here we take a closer look at just one of the resources; the Engineering and IT Reference collection.
The Engineering and IT Reference collection is a collection of 450 ebooks that the Library and Archive subscribe to through Books24x7 (a SkillSoft company).
The topics covered by this service include:
aerospace; automation; electrical engineering; electronic engineering; mechanical ennerring; networks and protocols; software engineering and telecommunications.
To gain access:
Members need to log into the IET website.
Make your way to Books 24x7 web page
and click on the Books24x7 logo
You will now find yourself logged into a personal profile on Books24x7
Take a virtual tour of the service.
How do you get started?
You can start searching for subjects you are interested in the search box.The default setting is all content on the IET Reference collection. You can change this to all collections if you wish (that is all collections on Books 24x7, not what the IET subscribes to).
Perform a keyword search:
Use the Search box that is near the top of every page.
Or you can use the search form on the Advanced Search page.
See search tips for further search instruction.
Use the Browse Topics hierarchies:
The browse topics box is located in the right-hand margin of most pages.
You can also browse by four topics:
IT and Technical topics
Select a hierarchy, then drill down the topics to display a list of titles.
Topics expand by clicking the marker () to the left of the topic name in the hierarchy.
You can search through a specific topic by first selecting a main topic or sub-topic and then restricting your search using the "This Topic' search option.
For more information see the Books24x7help page.
Edited: 15 October 2013 at 04:20 PM by Mike Dunne
These are the dates that have been confirmed to us as early closing at present:
Monday 2 September 2013
Monday 9 September 2013
Wednesday 18 September 2013
Wedsnesday 25 September 2013
Thursday 26 September 2013
Tuesday 1 October 2013
Thursday 3 October 2013
Wedsnesday 9 October 2013
Monday 14 October 2013
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Wednesday 23 October 2013
Tuesday 29 October 2013
Based within the IMechE Library, we are providing a separate enquiry desk for queries from IET members, computer terminals with full access to the same range of electronic resources that we enjoyed at Savoy Place and a selection of books and journals focussing on the most up to date and frequently borrowed items. We will be continuing to offer the same overall range of services including postal loans, help with research enquiries and a document supply service.
However, there will be some changes of which users should be aware. As we are now sharing premises with the IMechE library, we only have a fraction of the space we had at Savoy place, and so a large proportion of our stock will now be held in off-site storage. We are putting procedures in place so that we are able to recall items from storage on demand to keep our entire collection accessible, but we will no longer have immediate access to all our holdings. This will obviously mean that it may take us a little longer to be able to send out postal loans and process document supply requests. If you wish to visit the library to view or borrow a specific item it is now highly advisable to contact us in advance to check availability and give us time to order items in if necessary.
As well as being a shared space, the IMechE library is somewhat smaller than our reading room at Savoy Place so please be aware that there there may be less desk space in which to work, especially at busy times. Finally, we will no longer be operating a bookshop selling IET publications. These can be purchased online We will continue to sell Members' and Fellows' Ties, but no other merchandise will be available.
In 2 years we expect to be moving back to a new, purpose built library area on the 3rd floor of Savoy Place. In the meantime, we welcome visitors to our temporary base at the IMechE. If you have any queries regarding the library move, or our services in general, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 7344 5461
Written by Ted Kemp
Edited: 30 July 2013 at 03:41 PM by Mike Dunne
All other book sales will continue as normal
Online: via the Resourcessection of our website
Telephone: +44 (0) 1438 767328
Fax: +44 (0) 1438 767375
From 1 June the only items for sale from the Library will be Fellows' ties and Members' ties.
Edited: 24 May 2013 at 03:24 PM by Mike Dunne
Due to the closure of Savoy Place for refurbishment, the Library Reading Room will be closed to visitors from Monday 1st July 2013.
Members will be able to drop off and collect books at Savoy Place through the Reading Room entrance until the closure of the building on the 19th July.
Library staff will also deliver items to the Appleton Centre on request.
Postal loans, access to the Virtual Library and research services will continue as normal, although there may be a delay in retrieving books while the collections are being packed and moved.
Please contact the Library Desk (email@example.com) if you are concerned about access to the collections during this period.
A Library Service will be operating at One Birdcage Walk from 22 July 2013. For more information, please see the website
Due to the removal of the collections from Savoy Place and the construction of a new Archives Centre in Savoy Hill House, the IET Archives collections and rare books will be closed to visiting researchers from Monday 10 June.
Enquiry services will continue to operate as normal, but there may be a delay to our usual response times as the collections are processed and moved off-site.
A new Archives Centre is planned to open in September 2013.
If you have any queries about accessing the Archives and Rare Books collections, please contact the Archives (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Edited: 22 May 2013 at 04:16 PM by Mike Dunne
The twentieth century saw rapid change in the rights of women to vote, have equal rights with men and to work. It might surprise you that the first woman to become a Member of the IET (then the Institution of Electrical Engineers) was elected as early as 1899.
That woman was Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923). Born Phoebe Sarah Marks, when she was in her teens a friend renamed her Hertha from a Swinburne poem. Hertha attended Girton College and Finsbury Technical College, where she met Professor William Ayrton. They married in 1885. Hertha was able to carry out her own scientific research thanks to a legacy from her friend and mentor Barbara Bodichon, which allowed her to employ a housekeeper. Her husband encouraged her to research the electric arc lamp after one of his own research papers was lost. As soon as Hertha's independent research began, William stopped his own research into that area as he was worried he would be credited with his wife's work.
It was for her research on 'The Hissing of the Electric Arc' that Hertha Ayrton was elected an IEE Member in May 1899. She was later proposed for Fellowship of the Royal Society in 1902: this application was turned down on the grounds that she was a married woman, and therefore had no status under the terms of the Royal Society's original charter.
Another pioneering member and woman engineer was Dame Caroline Haslett (1895-1957). Caroline Haslett joined the Cochrane Boiler Company in 1914, first as a secretary and later training as an engineer in the company works. In 1919, she left to become the first Secretary of the Women's Engineering Society and served as President in 1939. In 1924, Caroline Haslett co-founded the Women's Electrical Association, later renamed the Electrical Association for Women (EAW). Its aim was to lessen women's domestic burden by encouraging the use of electricity in the home. She was awarded a DBE in 1957.
Both women played an active role in encouraging equality. In 1914, a young Caroline Haslett was caught chalking 'Votes for Women' slogans outside the House of Commons. The policeman told her she was too young to be sent to prison and to 'be a good girl and get along home'. Her subsequent career focused on the rights of women in business and politics.
Hertha Ayrton was a member of the Women's Social and Political Union and in 1910 marched on Downing Street, but like Caroline Haslett she failed to be arrested. When she was accosted by a policeman, her daughter Barbara shouted, 'You dare not hurt that lady, she's Mrs Ayrton!' The police had been instructed not to arrest her and she went free. Barbara was not exempt, and after the 1912 demonstrations Ayrton wrote to a friend, 'Barbie is in Holloway ... I am very proud of her.'
For more information on women in engineering and technology, have a look at the resources on the IET Archives website, including exhibitions and biographies.
By Anne Locker, IET Archivist
IET Assistant Archivist
40 e-books on Measurement
IET members may access online at any time the full texts of some 40 books on measurement, instrumentation and sensors. This is a free service to members available through the IET Virtual Library.
This specialist technical information resource is useful for study and work. In particular there are a number of handbooks which give an overview of subject basics, design guides, construction and application details.
One example of such a handbook is that by Jacob Fraden’s “Handbook of Modern Sensors: Physics, Designs, and Applications” .The third edition published in 2004 is available in the IET Virtual Library’s Knovel e-books collection There are 600 pages of material in total. Chapters on sensor characteristics, physical principles of sensing, optical components of sensors and interface electronic circuits, are followed by twelve chapters on sensors for specific measurement quantities. A final chapter on sensor materials and technologies covers surface processing and nanotechnology. The 25 appendices provide lots of data on materials and devices. Each chapter has a list of references.
A full up-to-date overview of measurement science and technology has recently been written by IET Vice President and Trustee Barry Jones, Emeritus Professor of Manufacturing Metrology, Brunel University, The three articles appear in the May 2013 issue of the journal Measurement and Control available in the IET Library.
Members and non-members can now join the new IET International Measurement Community on the MyCommunity platform. This contains a list of the 40 e-books on Measurement.
Edited: 08 March 2013 at 01:14 PM by Cathy Firebrace
With the pressure on to write effective projects and prepare for dissertations, where do you go for help? ……
The IET library of course! Here are some examples of the resources open to you:
The IET virtual library – is just a click away. Log on to the IET website and you gain immediate access to a host of electronic resources. There are full text electronic books through Knovel, Wiley and the Engineering and IT Reference Library (hosted by books 24x7) which include handbooks and very up to date publications which are useful for your studies. For articles, reports and company data look at the seven EbscoHost databases which have each been selected for their suitability to electrical and electronic topics as well as a huge business database. Much of what is available is full text. You can do all sorts of in-depth searches and you can even adjust the interface to suit you. If you are exploring the employment field you might want to try checking out the datamonitor company profiles on EbscoHost – just click on “more” in the blue bar at the top. Another virtual library resources is Faulkner databases which provides expert reports and tutuorials on industry developments and technologies.
The IET library has literally thousands of books to borrow. Search the library catalogue to find out what’s available on your topic and then make use of the free postage to have the books sent to you by courier.
The Library reading room is at the IET in London so if this is convenient , you can have a browse on the shelves for books as well as accessing thousands of print journals. We also have the IEEE Xplore database and some British Standards online in the reading room – with these you can search full text IEEE and IET articles and standards. If you like we can also give you a demonstration of the Virtual Library (by appointment).
If you would also like to make use of the Library’s research service please email email@example.com . We can often point you in the right direction for your studies but please no essay titles – be specific! The service is often free for small pieces of information but charges may apply depending on what we can offer.
For further details please contact the IET Library on firstname.lastname@example.org T: +44 (0)20 7344 5461
Edited: 18 February 2013 at 04:38 PM by Cathy Firebrace
Graphene is supposedly the world’s thinnest, strongest (stronger than diamonds) and most conductive material (even more so than copper). It could herald exciting new developments for numerous technologies for example smart phones. Its potential seems to have no bounds – so much so that the Chancellor, George Osborne, has just allocated £50m to graphene research.
To find out more about graphene take a look at some of the e-books on Knovel brought to you from the IET library’s virtual library: Properties of Amorphous Carbon edited by S. Silva and P. Ravi © 2003; Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology by Bharat Bhushan © 2004; Coaxial Electrical Circuits for Interference-Free Measurements by Awan Shakil, Bryan Kibble and Jürgen Schurr © 2011.
A graphene-based broadband optical modulator by: Ming Liu; Xiaobo
Yin; Ulin-Avila, Erick; Baisong Geng; Zentgraf, Thomas; Long Ju;
Applications of nanotechnologies in communications by: Krishnaswamy, Dilip; Helmy, Amr and Wentzloff, David;
Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Applications in Mobile Devices by
Voutilainen, Martti; Seppala, Eira T.; Pasanen, Pirjo; Oksanen,
Mobile Computing A New Turn-on for VC Eyes by Amit Sudarshan; and
New flat lighting panels fabricated from graphene by Andrew Turley.
For a more ‘newsy’ take find out what the media is saying about this most astonishing material by reading these recent articles:
From Electronics weekly http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/27/12/2012/55265/graphene-research-gets-21.5m.htm
From E & T magazine http://eandt.theiet.org/news/2012/jan/graphene-magnetic.cfm
And a different take from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21014297
Graphene is a “watch this space” item – if you are doing research on this topic or any other in our field please contact the IET library email@example.com
The London underground has turned 150 years old and there is no end to fascinating facts relating to its current state and history. Did you know that over two miles of the Central Line was converted into a fighter aircraft factory in WW2 and had its own railway system? This was an official secret until the 1980s? After reading these snippets, you will probably look upon your tube journey with renewed interest.
And what has the IET library got for you to borrow on this topic? Take a look at
Making headway on the underground, 2007 IRSE seminar and The subterranean railway: how the London Underground was built and how it changed the city forever by C Wolmar
From the IET Library’s online resource EbscoHost read these full text articles:
Geology and the London Underground by Paul, Jonathan D. Geology
Hazmat/CBRN Incident: London's King's Cross Underground Station by Scott Ritter
A quiet success published in the Pandrol supplement of the Railway Gazette
Remaking the roundel by: Angus Montgomery
Steam trains on the Underground in Logistics & Transport Focus
Watch this space for a future blog on what the IET Archives have in their collection on the history of the London Underground. Here is a picture from the archives to wet your appetite. There is currently an archive display on this topic next to the lecture theatre at the IET’s Savoy Place HQ. It is an uncanny coincidence that the architect (Charles Holden) who was a partner in the firm who re-designed the interior of Savoy Place when the IEE moved in in 1909, also became one of the major architects used by London Underground and designed many of its tube stations in the 1920s and 30s. Take a look at the display next time you are passing Savoy Place.
If you would like the library’s information staff to carry out small pieces of research on IET related topics please get in touch: http://www.theiet.org/resources/library/services/research/index.cfm
Edited: 18 January 2013 at 12:20 PM by Cathy Firebrace
So, what’s all this rumpus about shale gas? Well it’s highly topical at the moment – see the guardian’s recent top story. It’s all about natural gas trapped in shale formations with a method known as fracking to enable extraction. It’s controversial for all sorts of interesting reasons but congruently a potential major source of alternative energy. Big in the States and Canada but also being tested out in the UK.
Shale Gas: The Facts about Chemical Additives by Henry Craddock © 2012 and What to Do with the Brine? A Zero-Discharge Solution from CLLEEN™ Water and Power by Anthony Migyanka © 2012
And take a look at these articles and many more on EbscoHost databases
Benefits of Shale Gas Outweigh Risks; 8 In 10 Americans Connect
Natural Gas with Jobs. March 2012 in the Pipeline & Gas Journal
Impact of Shale Gas Development on Global Gas Markets.
By Medlock III, Kenneth B. Natural Gas & Electricity. April 2011
Is Shale Gas Shallow or the Real Deal? By Maize, Kennedy in Power.
Methane and the greenhouse-gas footprint of natural gas from shale
formations. By Howarth, Robert W.; Santoro, Renee; Ingraffea,
Anthony. Climatic Change. 2011
Splitting rock vs. splitting atoms: What shale gas means for nuclear
power. By Levi, Michael. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. July 2012
The Shale Gas Extraction Process and Its Impacts on Water
Resources. By Reins, Leonie. Review of European Community &
International Environmental Law. 2011
In March the IET’s Clerk Maxwell lecture is on this topic so why not read up about it before you attend?
If you have a specific research enquiry please see http://www.theiet.org/resources/library/services/research/index.cfm and use the online form to send your request.
Happy searching in 2013!
Edited: 09 January 2013 at 03:20 PM by Cathy Firebrace
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