Kent and Riegel's Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology (11th ed. 2007)

Kent and Riegel's Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology (11th ed. 2007)

By: James A. Kent (editor)Hardback

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This substantially revised and updated classic reference 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 two volume Handbook serves a spectrum of individuals, from those who are directly involved in the chemical industry to others in related industries and activities. Industrial processes and products can be much enhanced through observing the tenets and applying the methodologies found in the book's new chapters.

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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.


Historical Development of the Chemical Industry.- Economic Aspects of the Chemical Industry.- Chemical Process Safety: Safe Practices and Accident Prevention.- Managing an Emergency Preparedness Program.- Applied Statistical Methods.- Green Engineering: Integration of Green Chemistry, Pollution Prevention, and Risk Based Considerations.- Industrial Catalysis, a Practical Guide.- Environmental Chemical Determinations.- Nanotechnology: Principles and Applications .- Synthetic Organic Chemicals.- Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry.- Manufactured Textile Fibers.- Dye Application, Manufacture of Dye Intermediates and Dyes.- Chemistry of Structural Adhesives; Epoxy, Urethane, and Acrylic Adhesives.- Synthetic Resins and Plastics.- Rubber.- The Agrochemical Industry.- Petroleum and its Products.- Coal Technology for Power, Liquid Fuels, and Chemicals.- Natural Gas.- The Nuclear Industry.- Synthetic Nitrogen Products.- Phosphorus and Phosphates.- Fertilizers.- Sulfur and Sulfuric Acid.- Salt, Chlor-Alkali, and Related Heavy Chemicals.- Industrial Gases.- Wood and Wood Products.- Pigment, Paints, Polymer Coatings, Lacquers, and Printing Inks.- Industrial Biotechnology: Discovery to Delivery.- Industrial Enzymes and Biocatalysis.- Industrial Production of Therapeutic Proteins: Cell Lines, Cell Culture and Purification.- Biomass Utilization.- Animal and Vegetable Fats, Oils and Waxes.- Sugar and Other Sweeteners.- Soap, Fatty Acids and Synthetic Detergents.- Chemical Explosives and Rocket Propellants.

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/11/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780387278421
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1889
  • ID: 9780387278421
  • weight: 3871
  • ISBN10: 0387278427
  • edition: 11th ed. 2007

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