Kent and Riegel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology

  • Editors
  • James A. Kent

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Volume I

    1. Joseph V. Koleske
      Pages 63-82
    2. Thaddeus H. Spencer, James W. Bowman
      Pages 147-177
    3. Stephen Vardeman, Robert Kasprzyk
      Pages 178-209
    4. David Shonnard, Angela Lindner, Nhan Nguyen, Palghat A. Ramachandran, Daniel Fichana, Robert Hesketh et al.
      Pages 210-270
    5. Robert J. Farrauto
      Pages 271-304
    6. William L. Budde
      Pages 305-327
    7. Koodali T. Ranjit, Kenneth J. Klabunde
      Pages 328-344
    8. Guo-Shuh J. Lee, James H. McCain, Madan M. Bhasin
      Pages 345-403
    9. Graham S. Poindexter, Yadagiri Pendri, Lawrence B. Snyder, Joseph P. Yevich, Milind Deshpande
      Pages 404-430
    10. Bhupender S. Gupta
      Pages 431-498
    11. H. S. Freeman, G. N. Mock
      Pages 499-590
    12. Rudolph D. Deanin, Joey L. Mead
      Pages 623-688
    13. D. F. Graves
      Pages 689-718
    14. A. M. Malte, A. T. Lilani
      Pages 719-800
    15. S. Romanow-Garcia, H. L. Hoffman
      Pages 801-842
  3. Volume II

    1. R. D. Srivastava, H. G. McIlvried III, J. C. Winslow, C. P. Maronde, R. P. Noceti
      Pages 843-906
    2. Robert N. Maddox, Mahmood Moshfeghian, James D. Ldol, Arland H. Johannes
      Pages 907-934
    3. Tom Congedo, Edward Lahoda, Regis Matzie, Keith Task
      Pages 935-995
    4. Gary R. Maxwell
      Pages 996-1085
    5. G. A. Gruber
      Pages 1086-1110
    6. Amit H. Roy
      Pages 1111-1156
    7. Gerard E. d’Aquin, Robert C. Fell
      Pages 1157-1182
    8. Tilak V. Bommaraju
      Pages 1183-1214
    9. Steven J. Cooke
      Pages 1215-1233
    10. Raymond A. Young
      Pages 1234-1293
    11. Gopal K. Chotani, Timothy C. Dodge, Alfred L. Gaertner, Michael V. Arbige
      Pages 1311-1374
    12. Joseph C. McAuliffe, Wolfgang Aehle, Gregory M. Whited, Donald E. Ward
      Pages 1375-1420
    13. Marie M. Zhu, Michael Mollet, Rene S. Hubert
      Pages 1421-1448
    14. Stephen R. Decker, John Sheehan, David C. Dayton, Joseph J. Bozell, William S. Adney, Bonnie Hames et al.
      Pages 1449-1548
    15. Edmund W. Lusas
      Pages 1549-1656
    16. Mary An Godshall
      Pages 1657-1693
    17. Janine Chupa, Steve Misner, Amit Sachdev, George A. Smith
      Pages 1694-1741
    18. Walter B. Sudweeks, Felix F. Chen, Michael D. McPherson
      Pages 1742-1793
  4. Back Matter
    Pages I-1-I-22

About this book


Kent and Riegel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology


Edited by James A. Kent, Ph.D.

Building upon the previous ten reference editions, James A. Kent introduces an unprecedented and comprehensive two-volume handbook essential for a wide spectrum of individuals, from those who are directly involved in the chemical industry, to others involved in related fields such as manufacturing, process supervision, and process development. It provides not only the underlying science and technology for important industry sectors, but also broad coverage of critical supporting topics.

Incorporating the most relevant and current technologies and information available in the field, the handbook covers such overarching topics as green engineering, process safety, utilization of renewable resources, fossil fuels, nuclear power, and many of the major individual components of the chemical process industry. The Editor’s continued commitment to providing readers with only the most pertinent and contemporary information in the well-established field of Industrial Chemistry is particularly apparent in this eleventh edition. Every chapter in this edition has been thoroughly reviewed, analyzed, and updated by top experts in the field to reflect the changing nature of the industry. Extensive discussion of new material can be found on the following topics:

    • Green Engineering and Chemistry
    • Practical Catalysis
    • Biomass Utilization
    • Nanotechnology fundamentals
    • Biotechnology

This handbook provides extensive information on plastics, rubber, adhesives, textile fibers, pharmaceutical chemistry, synthetic organic chemicals, soaps and detergents, as well as various other major classes of industrial chemistry. There is detailed coverage of coal utilization technology, dyes and dye intermediates, chlor-alkali and heavy chemicals, paints and pigments, chemical explosives, propellants, petroleum and petrochemicals, natural gas, industrial gases, synthetic nitrogen products, fats and oils, sulfur and sulfuric acid, phosphorous and phosphates, wood products, and sweeteners.

Broad in scope and unparalleled in quality, the eleventh edition of Kent and Riegel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology is an essential desk reference for all professionals in the field of Industrial Chemistry. Encompassing a spectrum of frequently discussed topics, James A. Kent has eloquently compiled the most accessible and reliable reference available to date.

About the Editor

James A. Kent has extensive experiences as a chemical engineer and engineering educator. He most recently served as Chrysler Professor and Dean of Engineering and Science at the University of Detroit Mercy and, prior to that, he was Professor and Dean of Engineering at Michigan Technological University, and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at West Virginia University. Dr. Kent’s industry experience included assignments as Research Engineer and Research Group Leader at Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto. He also served as editor of the sixth through ninth editions of the Handbook. Dr. Kent is a long time member of AIChE.


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