Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology

  • James A.┬áKent

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Thaddeus H. Spencer, James W. Bowman
    Pages 107-130
  3. Stephen Vardeman, Robert Kasprzyk
    Pages 131-154
  4. David Shonnard, Angela Lindner, Nhan Nguyen, Palghat A. Ramachandran, Daniel Fichana, Robert Hesketh et al.
    Pages 155-199
  5. Robert J. Farrauto
    Pages 201-230
  6. William L. Budde
    Pages 231-248
  7. Ranjit T. Koodali, Kenneth J. Klabunde
    Pages 249-263
  8. Kristin Clement, Angela Iseli, Dennis Karote, Jessica Cremer, Shyamala Rajagopalan
    Pages 265-306
  9. Scott D. Barnicki
    Pages 307-389
  10. John F. Kadow, Nicholas A. Meanwell, Kyle J. Eastman, Kap-Sun Yeung, Joseph Payack
    Pages 391-418
  11. Bhupender S. Gupta
    Pages 419-473
  12. H. S. Freeman, G. N. Mock
    Pages 475-548
  13. Rudolph D. Deanin, Joey L. Mead, Ming Wei, Bridgette M. Bludhlall
    Pages 573-620
  14. D. F. Graves
    Pages 621-642
  15. K. N. Singh, Kavita Merchant
    Pages 643-698
  16. Paul R. Robinson
    Pages 699-747
  17. Burtron H. Davis, James Hower
    Pages 749-805

About this book


Substantially revising and updating the classic reference in the field, this handbook offers a valuable overview and myriad details on current chemical processes, products, and practices. No other source offers as much data on the chemistry, engineering, economics, and infrastructure of the industry. The Handbook serves a spectrum of individuals, from those who are directly involved in the chemical industry to others in related industries and activities. It provides not only the underlying science and technology for important industry sectors, but also broad coverage of critical supporting topics. Industrial processes and products can be much enhanced through observing the tenets and applying the methodologies found in chapters on Green Engineering and Chemistry (specifically, biomass conversion), Practical Catalysis, and Environmental Measurements; as well as expanded treatment of Safety, chemistry plant security, and Emergency Preparedness. Understanding these factors allows them to be part of the total process and helps achieve optimum results in, for example, process development, review, and modification. Important topics in the energy field, namely nuclear, coal, natural gas, and petroleum, are covered in individual chapters.

Other new chapters include energy conversion, energy storage, emerging nanoscience and technology. Updated sections include more material on biomass conversion, as well as three chapters covering biotechnology topics, namely, Industrial Biotechnology, Industrial Enzymes, and Industrial Production of Therapeutic Proteins.


Biomass conversion Biotechnology Chemical Engineering Chemistry industry Industrial Chemistry Kent Riegel biochemical engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • James A.┬áKent
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  1. 1.JupiterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-4259-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4258-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4259-2
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