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Author Comyns, Alan E.

Title Encyclopedic dictionary of named processes in chemical technology / Alan E. Comyns.

Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM ERC  660.28103 COMY    AVAILABLE
Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description 422 pages ; 26 cm
Notes Previous ed.: 1999.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 405)
Summary "Covering a broad spectrum of chemical technology, from the gigantic Bessemer process for making steel to the microscopic Manasevit process for applying circuits to silicon chips, the Encyclopedic Dictionary of Named Processes in Chemical Technology, Third Edition includes all those processes that are known by special names regardless of origin or use. Gathering a large portion of the processes that may fall outside of standard chemical texts or be scattered among industry manuals, this third edition incorporates named processes in current commercial use anywhere in the world, those piloted on a substantial scale, as well as important obsolete processes." "Defining more than 3000 processes, 450 of which are new to this edition, this encyclopedic dictionary reflects recent trends in the global chemical industry away from petrochemicals and toward pollution prevention and waste disposal. It also includes processes newly revealed under the Freedom of Information acts in the US and the UK. Each entry is tailored to reflect the importance and topicality of the process, providing key reference information, detailed explanation of how the process works, derivation of the name, historical background, date of introduction, patent information, worldwide usage, and end product. The dictionary also features extensive cross references, bibliographical references, and an appendix that lists the chemicals and materials that are described in one or more of the processes."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Chemical processes -- Dictionaries.
Variant Title Named processes in chemical technology.
ISBN 9780849391637 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0849391636 (hbk. : alk. paper)