Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780120887965, 9780080478272

Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control

3rd Edition

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Authors: Martin B. Hocking
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120887965
eBook ISBN: 9780080478272
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th January 2006
Page Count: 830
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The Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control, Third 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.

Key Features

  • Integrated treatment of chemical technology with emission control chemistry
  • Introductory outline of the causes and effects of air and water pollution chemistry
  • Outline of the operating features and efficiency of basic emission control devices
  • Historical background of developments in industrial chemistry to 2004 in a single volume
  • Organized for easy access to chemical technology, new developments, or emission control details
  • Referenced to current additional sources of information in each area covered
  • Review questions provide working experience with the material provided


Researchers, practitioners and postgraduate students in the fields of chemical and biochemical engineering, environmental science, government monitoring and regulatory affairs

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) Polymers

    1. [Bibliographic] Information Related to Soil Pollution Topics
    2. Relevant Technical Web Sites by Topic
    3. Constants, SI Units and Multiples and Formulas
    4. Conversion Factors, Viscosity Data


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About the Author

Martin B. Hocking

Martin Hocking is currently a professor of chemistry at the University of Victoria, which has an active association with industry in its highly-rated Cooperative Education Program. Formerly he worked for eight years with Dow Chemical of Canada in research, process development, and emission control areas. Professor Hocking has published more than 70 papers and holds nine Canadian and American patentsin the fields of monomers, process chemistry, and medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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