Kent and Riegel's Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology, Volume 1

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James A. Kent
Springer Science & Business Media, 2007 M10 8 - 1875 pages

Substantially revising and updating the classic reference in the field, this handbook offers a valuable overview and myriad details on current chemical processes, products, and practices. No other source offers as much data on the chemistry, engineering, economics, and infrastructure of the industry.

The Handbook serves a spectrum of individuals, from those who are directly involved in the chemical industry to others in related industries and activities. It provides not only the underlying science and technology for important industry sectors (30 of the book’s 38 chapters), but also broad coverage of critical supporting topics. Industrial processes and products can be much enhanced through observing the tenets and applying the methodologies found in new chapters on Green Engineering and Chemistry, Practical Catalysis, and Environmental Measurements; as well as expanded treatment of Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Understanding these factors allows them to be part of the total process and helps achieve optimum results in, for example, process development, review, and modification. Other new chapters include Nanotechnology, Environmental Considerations in Facilities Planning, Biomass Utilization, Industrial Microbial Fermentation, Enzymes and Biocatalysis, the Nuclear Industry, and History of the Chemical Industry.

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Recent History of the Chemical Industry 1973 to the Millenium The New Facts of World Chemicals Since 1973
Economic Aspects of the Chemical Industry
Safety Considerations in the Chemical Process Industries
Managing an Emergency Preparedness Program
Applied Statistical Methods and the Chemical Industry
Green EngineeringIntegration of Green Chemistry Pollution Prevention and RiskBased
Industrial Catalysis A Practical Guide
Environmental Chemical Determinations
Manufactured Textile Fibers
Dye Application Manufacture of Dye Intermediates and Dyes
The Chemistry of Structural Adhesives Epoxy Urethane and Acrylic Adhesives
Synthetic Resins and Plastics
The Agrochemical Industry
Petroleum and Its Products

Nanotechnology Fundamental Principles and Applications
Synthetic Organic Chemicals

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James A. Kent has extensive experiences as a chemical engineer and engineering educator. He most recently served as Chrysler Professor and Dean of Engineering and Science at the University of Detroit Mercy and, prior to that, he was Professor and Dean of Engineering at Michigan Technological University, and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at West Virginia University. Dr. Kent’s industry experience included assignments as Research Engineer and Research Group Leader at Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto. He also served as editor of the sixth through ninth editions of the Handbook. Dr. Kent is a long time member of AIChE.

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