Chemists and Chemistry

One Hundred Years of Chemical Engineering

From Lewis M. Norton (M.I.T. 1888) to Present

Editors: Peppas, Nicholas A. (Ed.)

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One hundred years ago, in September 1888, Professor Lewis Mills Norton (1855-1893) of the Chemistry Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology introduced to the curriculum a course on industrial chemical practice. This was the first structured course in chemical engineer­ ing taught in a University. Ten years later, Norton's successor Frank H. Thorpe published the first textbook in chemical engineering, entitled "Outlines of Industrial Chemistry." Over the years, chemical engineering developed from a simple industrial chemical analysis of processes into a mature field. The volume presented here includes most of the commissioned and contributed papers presented at the American Chemical Society Symposium celebrating the centenary of chemical engineering. The contributions are presented in a logical way, starting first with the history of chemical engineering, followed by analyses of various fields of chemical engineering and concluding with the history of various U.S. and European Departments of Chemical Engineering. I wish to thank the authors of the contributions/chapters of this volume for their enthusiastic response to my idea of publishing this volume and Dr. Gianni Astarita of the University of Naples, Italy, for his encouragement during the initial stages of this project.

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`This book is warmly recommended to chemical engineers, historians of chemistry, and to all persons interested in the development of chemical engineering both in the United States and abroad.'
Journal of Chemical Education, 67 (7) July 1990

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • The Origins of Academic Chemical Engineering

    Peppas, Nikolaos A.

    Pages 1-14

  • The Development of Chemical Engineering as Shown by its Texts

    Freshwater, D. C.

    Pages 15-25

  • Academic Connections of the 20th Century U.S. Chemical Engineers: Influence of the 18th and 19th Century Swedish, French and German Chemists

    Peppas, N. A.

    Pages 27-37

  • History of a Research Journal, Chemical Engineering Science

    Bridgwater, J.

    Pages 39-46

  • The Development of Fluid Mechanics in Chemical Engineering

    Whitaker, Stephen

    Pages 47-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
One Hundred Years of Chemical Engineering
Book Subtitle
From Lewis M. Norton (M.I.T. 1888) to Present
Editors
  • Nicholas A. Peppas
Series Title
Chemists and Chemistry
Series Volume
9
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2307-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2307-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0145-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7536-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 416
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