Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control, 3rd Edition


  • Martin B. Hocking, Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

The Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control (3rd Edition) provides a detailed review of the chemistry and operating conditions of many of the present large-scale chemical processes important to our economy and high standards of living. The processes that could lead to emissions affecting our air, soil, and water are considered, together with ways in which it may be possible to reduce or eliminate these pollutants. Focusing on cleaner production concepts without neglecting 'end of pipe' measures. With an increase in the awareness of corporate and social responsibility among business and industry leaders, the pressure to reduce harmful emissions and the desire to increase efficiencies and energy utilization, this book provides an essential resource. Suitable for researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students in the fields of chemical and biochemical engineering and environmental science, as well as government monitoring and regulatory agencies and industry leaders who want to stay one step ahead, this book will be a valuable addition to any library.
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Researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students in the fields of chemical and biochemical engineering, environmental science, government monitoring and regulatory affairs.


Book information

  • Published: January 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-088796-5

Table of Contents

1. Background and Technical Aspects
2. Air Quality Measurement and Effects of Pollution
3. Air Pollution Control Priorities and Methods
4. Water Quality Measurement
5. Raw Water Processing and Waste Water Treatment
6. Natural and Derived Sodium and Potassium Salts
7. Industrial Bases by Chemical Routes
8. Electrolytic Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorine and Related Commodities
9. Sulfur and Sulfuric Acid
10. Phosphorus and Phosphoric Acid
11. Ammonia, Nitric Acid and their Derivatives
12. Aluminum and Compounds
13. Ore Enrichment and Smelting of Copper
14. Production of Iron and Steel
15. Production of Pulp and Paper
16. Fermentation and Other Microbiological Processes
17. Petroleum Production and Transport
18. Petroleum Refining
19. Petrochemicals
20. Condensation (Step-Growth) Polymer Theory
21. Commercial Polycondensation (Step-Growth) Polymers
22. Addition (Chain Reaction) Polymer Theory
23. Commercial Addition (Vinyl-type) PolymersAppendices1. [Bibliographic] Information Related to Soil Pollution Topics2. Relevant Technical Web Sites by Topic3. Constants, SI Units and Multiples and Formulas4. Conversion Factors, Viscosity Data