Kirk-Othmer/Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 5th Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0471238961
  • ISBN-13: 9780471238966
  • DDC: 660.03
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 22950 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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The fifth edition of the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology builds upon the solid foundation of the previous editions, which have proven to be a mainstay for chemists, biochemists, and engineers at academic, industrial, and government institutions since publication of the first edition in 1949. The edition includes necessary adjustments and modernisation of the content to reflect changes and developments in chemical technology. Presenting a wide scope of articles on chemical substances, properties, manufacturing, and uses; on industrial processes, unit operations in chemical engineering; and on fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. The Encyclopedia describes established technology along with cutting edge topics of interest in the wide field of chemical technology, whilst uniquely providing the necessary perspective and insight into pertinent aspects, rather than merely presenting information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Conversion Factors, Abbreviations, and Unit Symbols.
1: Abrasives.
2: Absorption.
3: Introduction.
4: Gas Solubility.
5: Mass Transfer Concepts.
6: Design of Packed Absorption Columns.
7: Case Studies.
8: Capacity Limitations of Packed Absorption Columns.
9: Bubble Tray Absorption Columns.
10: Nomenclature.
11: Acetaldehyde.
12: Acetic Acid.
13: Acetic Acid, Halogenated Derivatives.
14: Acetic Anhydride.
15: Acetone.
16: Acetylene.
17: Introduction.
18: Physical Properties.
19: Chemical Properties.
20: Explosive Behavior.
21: Manufacture from Hydrocarbons.
22: Manufacture from Calcium Carbide.
23: Coproduct Acetylene from Steam Cracking.
24: Acetylene from Coal.
25: Shipment and Handling.
26: Economic Aspects.
27: Analytical Methods.
28: Health and Safety Aspects.
29: Uses.
30: Acetylene-Derived Chemicals.
31: Acrolein and Derivatives.
32: Acrylamide.
33: Acrylamide Polymers.
34: Acrylic Acid and Derivatives.
35: Acrylic Ester Polymers.
36: Acrylonitrile.
37: Acrylonitrile–Butadiene–Styrene (ABS) Polymers.
38: Acrylonitrile Polymers, Survey and Styrene-Acrylonitrile (SAN).
39: Actinides and Transactinides.
40: Adhesion.
41: Adhesives.
42: Adipic Acid.
43: Adsorption.
44: Adsorption, Gas Separation.
45: Adsorption, Liquid Separation.
46: Advanced Materials, Economic Evaluation.
47: Aeration, Biotechnology.
48: Aerogels.
49: Aerosols.
50: Air Pollution.
51: Air Pollution and Control, Indoor.