Encyclopedic Dictionary of Named Processes in Chemical Technology Fourth Edition

Author: Alan E. Comyns
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466567775
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since the third edition of this reference was completed, there have been major changes in the global chemical industry. With less emphasis on new processes for making basic chemicals and more emphasis on pollution prevention and waste disposal, petrochemical processes are giving way to biochemical processes. These changes are reflected in the new processes being developed, many of which have their own names. In addition, niche improvements are still being made in petrochemistry, and some of these processes have new names as well. Gathering and defining a large portion of special named processes that may fall outside standard chemical texts or be scattered among industry manuals, Encyclopedic Dictionary of Named Processes in Chemical Technology, Fourth Edition provides a single-source reference on an extensive array of named processes. It provides concise descriptions of those processes in chemical technology that are known by special names that are not self-explanatory. While overviews of the chemical technology industry are present in other books, most of the names defined within this volume are unique to this compilation. This reference includes named processes in current commercial use around the world, processes that have been or are being piloted on a substantial scale, and even obsolete processes that have been important in the past. The length of the dictionary entries reflects their importance and topicality. The text includes references that document the origins of the processes and review the latest developments. Written by a highly experienced and respected author, this user-friendly text is presented in a practical dictionary format that is useful for a broad audience including industrial chemists and engineers.

Information Sources in Engineering

Author: Roderick A. Macleod
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110930765
Format: PDF, Docs
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In diesem Band werden Informationsquellen aus dem Bereich Technik bewertet. Der Leser erhält nicht nur Hinweise zu primären und sekundären Quellen an die Hand, sondern es werden darüber hinaus auch Spezifika der Informationen aus allen bedeutenden Technikbereichen analysiert, einschließlich Umwelttechnik, Biotechnik, Luftfahrt und Verteidigung, Nanotechnologie, Industriedesign, Materialkunde, Sicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz am Arbeitsplatz, sowie Aspekte aus den Bereichen Chemie, Elektrotechnik und Maschinenbau. Zu den vorgestellten Informationsquellen zählen gedruckte sowie in elektronischer Form vorliegende Veröffentlichungen wie Bücher, Zeitschriften, E-Zeitschriften, technische Berichte, Dissertationen, Forschungsberichte, Beiträge von Konferenzen, Versammlungen und Symposien, Patente und Patentinformationen, technische Standards, Produkte, elektronische Volltextdienste, Referat- und Indexierungsdienste, Bibliographien, Rezensionen, Internetquellen, Nachschlagewerke und Publikationen von Berufsverbänden. Ein wertvolles Hilfsmittel für Bibliothekare und Informationswissenschaftler im Bereich Technik, für nicht fachgebundene Informationsspezialisten, die in der Lage sein müssen, Informationen zu technischen Themen bereitzustellen, sowie für Studierende und Angehörige technischer Berufe.

Industrial Organic Chemicals

Author: Harold A. Wittcoff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471443858
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This much-expanded Second Edition of Industrial Organic Chemicals presents the various technologies and processes involved in the organic chemicals industry as an organized body of knowledge. It describes the chemistry of the seven basic building block chemicals and their derivatives, how they are manufactured, their economic importance, uses, and associated environmental issues. Also covered are two topics essential to an understanding of modern industrial chemistry--catalysis and polymer synthesis. (Midwest).

The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

Author: Michael R. Peres
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136106138
Format: PDF, ePub
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*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)

Multistage Separation Processes Fourth Edition

Author: Fouad M. Khoury
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482230542
Format: PDF
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The latest edition of a perennial bestseller, Multistage Separation Processes, Fourth Edition provides a clear and thorough presentation of the theoretical foundation, and understanding of the development, evaluation, design, and optimization steps of these processes, from both an academic and industrial perspective. The book’s emphasis on starting with theoretical models and their role in computer simulation, followed by practical applications, sets it apart from other texts on this topic. The author also highlights the importance of relating fundamental concepts to intuitive understanding of the processes. See What’s New in the Fourth Edition: Chapter on fluid-solid operations Expanded development of theories and methods for many applications Adds numerous industry-related examples and end-of-chapter problems Case studies combined with examples Updated and enhanced figures The book includes a generous number of examples from a wide variety of applications to relate theory to actual results, and to demonstrate the performance of process under varying conditions. The chapter topics follow a logical path that starts with basics and theoretical concepts, and progresses systematically into the various separation processes. Each chapter provides the information relevant to a specific topic, and refers to appropriate chapters in the book as needed. These features combine to give you the understanding required to make the best selections of property prediction and simulation techniques and avoid the cost incurred by the use of improper simulations.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

Author: Thomas S. Kuhn
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226458148
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.