Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control integrates industrial chemistry with pollution control and environmental chemistry. This unified approach provides practicing professionals and consultants with a concise yet authoritative handbook covering the key features, relative importance, and environmental impact of currently operating chemical processes. It also meets the critical needs of students training for industrial careers. Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control considers community, municipal, power generation, industrial, and transportation components of environmental impact. The book covers the major inorganic and organic commodity chemicals; aluminum, iron and steel, and copper production; pulp and paper; fermentation; petroleum production and refining. It also includes key topics and process details for major petrochemicals and large-scale consumer and engineering polymers. This single, convenientvolume describes aspects of recycling at the industrial and post-consumer levels, and emphasizes a quantitative approach as used in the authors well-known lifecycle work with disposable and reusable cups.
....It now has a new lease on life with Academic Press, with a number of innovations, including problem sets following each chapter, a timely quotation at the start of each chapter, and extensive new chapters on petrochemicals and polymers that remedy the one major deficiency of the first edition, which did not cover these topics at all...I recommend it highly.... --CANADIAN CHEMICAL NEWS ....the author has succeeded admirably in compiling a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of the various processes. The handbook has marshalled an impressive amount of information on the selected process sectors, presented in a clear and concise manner, with the discussion on production technologies supported by a lucid explanation of the underlying chemistry and reaction routes. The style and content of the handbook will appeal as a graduate text in industrial chemistry and engineering courses.... --Gev Eduljee, Chemistry in Britain ... for environmental consultants and those engaged as expert witnesses on industrially related pollution problems, the information in this book will prove invaluable. --CHEMISTRY & INDUSTRY, Issue:10, May 17, 1999. A valuable handbook providing user friendly access to details of the environmental impact of industrial chemical processes. --WASTE PLANNING, A MINERAL PLANNING PUBLICATION, Vol.30, March, 1999.
Background and Technical Aspects. Air Quality and Emission Control. Air Pollution Control Priorities and Methods. Water Quality Measurement. Raw Water Processing and Waste Water Treatment. Natural and Derived Sodium and Potassium Salts. Industrial Bases by Chemical Routes. Electrolytic Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorine, and Related Commodities. Sulfur and Sulfuric Acid. Phosphorus and Phosphoric Acid. Ammonia, Nitric Acid, and their Derivatives. Aluminum and Compounds. Ore Enrichmentand Smelting of Copper. Production of Iron and Steel. Production of Pulp and Paper. Fermentation and Other Microbiological Processes. Petroleum Production and Transport. Petroleum Refining. Petrochemicals. Condensation (Step-Growth) Polymer Theory. Commercial Polycondensation (Step-Growth) Polymers. Addition (Chain Reaction) Polymer Theory. Commercial Addition (Vinyl-type) Polymers. Appendices: Constants, SI Units and Multiples, Formulae. Conversion Factors. Common Process Flowsheet Symbols. Subject Index.
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Martin Hocking is currently a professor of chemistry at the University of Victoria, which has an active association with industry in its highly-rated Cooperative Education Program. Formerly he worked for eight years with Dow Chemical of Canada in research, process development, and emission control areas. Professor Hocking has published more than 70 papers and holds nine Canadian and American patentsin the fields of monomers, process chemistry, and medicine.