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Building upon the previous ten reference editions, James A. Kent introduces an unprecedented and comprehensive two-volume handbook essential for a wide spectrum of individuals, from those who are directly involved in the chemical industry, to others involved in related fields such as manufacturing, process supervision, and process development. It provides not only the underlying science and technology for important industry sectors, but also broad coverage of critical supporting topics.
Incorporating the most relevant and current technologies and information available in the field, the handbook covers such overarching topics as green engineering, process safety, utilization of renewable resources, fossil fuels, nuclear power, and many of the major individual components of the chemical process industry. The Editor's continued commitment to providing readers with only the most pertinent and contemporary information in the well-established field of Industrial Chemistry is particularly apparent in this eleventh edition. Every chapter in this edition has been thoroughly reviewed, analyzed, and updated by top experts in the field to reflect the changing nature of the industry.
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.
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.