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This widely respected and frequently consulted reference work provides a wealth of information and guidance on industrial chemistry and biotechnology. Industries covered span the spectrum from salt and soda ash to advanced dyes chemistry, the nuclear industry, the rapidly evolving biotechnology industry, and, most recently, electrochemical energy storage devices and fuel cell science and technology.
Other topics of surpassing interest to the world at large are covered in chapters on fertilizers and food production, pesticide manufacture and use, and the principles of sustainable chemical practice, referred to as green chemistry.
Finally, considerable space and attention in the Handbook are devoted to the subjects of safety and emergency preparedness.
It is worth noting that virtually all of the chapters are written by individuals who are embedded in the industries whereof they write so knowledgeably.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

What Is Industrial Chemistry

J. J. Siirola

Raw Materials for the Chemical Process Industries

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Petroleum and Its Products

Ph.D. Paul R. Robinson, Ph.D. Chang Samuel Hsu

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Coal Technology for Power, Liquid Fuels, and Chemicals

Burtron H. Davis, James C. Hower

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Natural Gas

Arland H. Johannes, Mahmood Moshfeghian, Tyler W. Johannes

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Wood and Wood Products

Yuan-Zong Lai

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Biomass Conversion

Stephen R. Decker, John Sheehan, David C. Dayton, Joseph J. Bozell, William S. Adney, Andy Aden, Bonnie Hames, Steven R. Thomas, Richard L. Bain, Roman Brunecky, Chien-Yuan Lin, Antonella Amore, Hui Wei, Xiaowen Chen, Melvin P. Tucker, Stefan Czernik, Amie Sluiter, Min Zhang, Kim Magrini, Michael E. Himmel

Industrial Organic Chemistry

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Synthetic Organic Chemicals

Scott D. Barnicki

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry

John F. Kadow, Nicholas A. Meanwell, Kyle J. Eastman, Kap-Sun Yeung, Albert J. DelMonte

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Manufacture of Dye Intermediates, Dyes, and Their Industrial Applications

R. W. Sabnis

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The Chemistry of Structural Adhesives: Epoxy, Urethane, and Acrylic Adhesives

Kirk J. Abbey, Denis J. Zalucha

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The Agrochemical Industry

K. N. Singh, Kavita Merchant

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Fertilizers and Food Production

Amit H. Roy

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Pigments, Paints, Polymer Coatings, Lacquers, and Printing Inks

Dean C. Webster, Rose A. Ryntz

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Animal and Vegetable Fats, Oils, and Waxes

Edmund W. Lusas, M. N. Riaz, M. S. Alam, R. Clough

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Sugar and Other Sweeteners

Gillian Eggleston, Benjamin Legendre, Mary An Godshall

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Soap, Fatty Acids, and Synthetic Detergents

Janine Chupa, Steve Misner, Amit Sachdev, Peter Wisniewski, George A. Smith, Robert Heffner

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Chemical Explosives

D. Lynn Gordon, Jordan L. Arthur, Verlene Lovell, Lee F. McKenzie

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The Nuclear Industry

Edward Lahoda, Keith Task

Industrial Inorganic Chemistry

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Synthetic Nitrogen Products

Gary R. Maxwell

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Phosphorus and Phosphates

Brian K. Birky

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Sulfur and Sulfuric Acid

Lori E. Apodaca, Gerard E. d’Aquin, Robert C. Fell

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Salt, Chlor-Alkali, and Related Heavy Chemicals

Thomas F. O’Brien

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Industrial Gases

Steven J. Cooke

Polymer Chemistry

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Manufactured Textile Fibers

Bhupender S. Gupta

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Synthetic Resins and Plastics

Margaret Sobkowicz-Kline, Bridgette M. Budhlall, Joey L. Mead

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Rubber

M. Rackaitis, D. F. Graves

Biochemistry

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Industrial Biotechnology: Discovery to Delivery

Gopal K. Chotani, Timothy C. Dodge, Caroline M. Peres, Peyman Moslemy, Michael V. Arbige

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Industrial Enzymes and Biocatalysis

Adam L. Garske, Gregory Kapp, Joseph C. McAuliffe

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Industrial Production of Therapeutic Proteins: Cell Lines, Cell Culture, and Purification

Marie M. Zhu, Michael Mollet, Rene S. Hubert, Yun Seung Kyung, Green G. Zhang

Emerging Fields of Industrial Chemistry

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Nanoparticles: From Fundamentals to Applications

Ranjit T. Koodali

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Electrochemical Energy Storage: Current and Emerging Technologies

Neili Loupe, Jonathan Doan, Bogdan Gurau, Eugene S. Smotkin

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Electrochemical Energy Production Using Fuel Cell Technologies

Viola Birss, Ehab El Sawy, Sanaz Ketabi, Parastoo Keyvanfar, Xiaoan Li, Jason Young

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

CO2 Utilization

Chih-Hung Huang, Duy the Phan, Chung-Sung Tan

Industrial Processing and Engineering

Frontmatter

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Safety Considerations in the Chemical Process Industries

John F. Murphy

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Applied Statistical Methods and the Chemical Industry

Stephen Vardeman, Robert Kasprzyk

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Green Engineering: Integration of Green Chemistry, Pollution Prevention, Risk-Based Considerations, and Life Cycle Analysis

Palghat A. Ramachandran, David Shonnard, Robert Hesketh, Daniel Fichana, C. Stewart Slater, Angela Lindner, Nhan Nguyen, Richard Engler

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Industrial Catalysis: A Practical Guide

Robert J. Farrauto

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Dividing Wall Columns in the Chemical Industry

Craig A. Hoyme

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Process Control in the Chemical Industry

Terry Blevins, James J. Downs

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Industrial Chemistry of Steel

Rama Bommaraju

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Managing an Emergency Preparedness Program

Everette M. Spore, Thaddeus H. Spencer, James W. Bowman

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Environmental Chemical Determinations

William L. Budde

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