Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology

Editors: Kent, James A. (Ed.)

  • Provides an integrated view of manufacturing areas with other topics essential in the new era
  • No other source offers as much data on the chemistry, engineering, economics, and infrastructure of the industry Serves a spectrum of individuals, from those who are directly involved in the chemical industry to others in related industries and activities
  • New edition containing data on nanotechnology, energy technology, and industrial production of enzymes and therapeutic proteins
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About this book

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, 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 chapters on Green Engineering and Chemistry (specifically, biomass conversion), Practical Catalysis, and Environmental Measurements; as well as expanded treatment of Safety, chemistry plant security, 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. Important topics in the energy field, namely nuclear, coal, natural gas, and petroleum, are covered in individual chapters.

 

Other new chapters include energy conversion, energy storage, emerging nanoscience and technology. Updated sections include more material on biomass conversion, as well as three chapters covering biotechnology topics, namely, Industrial Biotechnology, Industrial Enzymes, and Industrial Production of Therapeutic Proteins.

About the authors

James A. Kent has extensive experience 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.

Table of contents (38 chapters)

  • Recent History of the Chemical Industry 1973 to the Millennium: The New Facts of World Chemicals Since 1973

    Aftalion, Fred

    Pages 1-45

  • Safety Considerations in the Chemical Process Industries

    Murphy, John F.

    Pages 47-105

  • Managing an Emergency Preparedness Program

    Spencer, Thaddeus H. (et al.)

    Pages 107-130

  • Applied Statistical Methods and the Chemical Industry

    Vardeman, Stephen (et al.)

    Pages 131-154

  • Green Engineering: Integration of Green Chemistry, Pollution Prevention, and Risk-Based Considerations

    Shonnard, David (et al.)

    Pages 155-199

Buy this book

eBook $439.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4259-2
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $559.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4258-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology
Editors
  • James A. Kent
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4259-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4259-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4258-5
Edition Number
12
Number of Pages
XIV, 1562
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1137 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
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