Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control

Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control

1st Edition - March 8, 1999

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  • Author: Martin B. Hocking
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483293721

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Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control integrates industrial chemistry with pollution control and environmental chemistry. This unified approach provides practicing professionals and consultants with a concise yet authoritative handbook covering the Key Features, relative importance, and environmental impact of currently operating chemical processes. It also meets the critical needs of students training for industrial careers.Handbook of Chemical Technology and Pollution Control considers community, municipal, power generation, industrial, and transportation components of environmental impact. The book covers the major inorganic and organic commodity chemicals; aluminum, iron and steel, and copper prodution; pulp and paper; fermentation; petroleum production and refining. It also includes key topics and process details for major peterochemicals and large-scale consumer and engineering polymers. This single, convenient volume describes aspects of recycling at the industrial and post-consumer levels, and emphasizes a quantitative approach as used in the author's well-known lifecycle work with disposable and reusable cups.

Key Features

  • Covers historical background and new developments in a single, authoritative handbook
  • Presents integrated treatment of chemical technology with emission control chemistry
  • Includes tables throughout that give current and trend data
  • Considers community, municipal, power generation, industrial, and transportation components of environmental impact
  • Provides many references to further reading
  • Contains review questions that offer working experience with the information and concepts


Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in chemistry and chemical engineering, as well as practicing inorganic, organic, and industrial chemists, and chemical, materials, and environmental engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Background and Technical Aspects. Air Quality and Emission Control. Air Pollution Control Priorities and Methods. Water Quality Measurement. Raw Water Processing and Waste Water Treatment. Natural and Derived Sodium and Potassium Salts. Industrial Bases by Chemical Routes. Electrolytic Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorine, and Related Commodities. Sulfur and Sulfuric Acid. Phosphorus and Phosphoric Acid. Ammonia, Nitric Acid, and their Derivatives. Aluminum and Compounds. Ore Enrichmentand Smelting of Copper. Production of Iron and Steel. Production of Pulp and Paper. Fermentation and Other Microbiological Processes. Petroleum Production and Transport. Petroleum Refining. Petrochemicals. Condensation (Step-Growth) Polymer Theory. Commercial Polycondensation (Step-Growth) Polymers. Addition (Chain Reaction) Polymer Theory. Commercial Addition (Vinyl-type) Polymers. Appendices: Constants, SI Units and Multiples, Formulae. Conversion Factors. Common Process Flowsheet Symbols. Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 777
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1999
  • Published: March 8, 1999
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483293721

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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