Chemical Engineering: Visions of the World

Edited by

  • R. Darton, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
  • D. Wood, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
  • R. Prince, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

This book presents six visionary essays on the past, present and future of the chemical and process industries, together with a critical commentary. Our world is changing fast and the visions explore the implications for business and academic institutions, and for the professionals working in them. The visions were written and brought together for the 6th World Congress of Chemical Engineering in Melbourne, Australia in September 2001.
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For university departments of chemical or process engineering; chemistry; and mineral engineering. Also process engineering and manufacturing companies.


Book information

  • Published: May 2003
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51309-0

Table of Contents

Preface; Opening AddressChemical Engineering and Tomorrow's World; Chemical Engineering - The First 100 Years; The Future Shape of the Process Industries; The Chemical Engineer and the Community; Chemical Engineering: The Practice of the Profession "Pace, Price, Perplexities"; Formulation of a Vision: Chemical Engineering in the 21st Century; Commentary on the Visions