Chemical Engineering: Visions of the World

Chemical Engineering: Visions of the World

1st Edition - April 1, 2003

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  • Editors: R. Darton, D. Wood, R. Prince
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080472218

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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.

Key Features

· Identifies trends in the chemicals business environment and their consequences
· Discusses a wide variety of views about business and technology
· Describes the impact of newly developing technologies


For university departments of chemical or process engineering; chemistry; and mineral engineering. Also process engineering and manufacturing companies.

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 140
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 2003
  • Published: April 1, 2003
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080472218

About the Editors

R. Darton

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

D. Wood

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

R. Prince

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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