|About the Book|
An Unrivaled Library of Information for the Chemical Industry. The Third Edition is completely revised and includes many new subjects reflecting the growth and changes in chemical technology through the 1970s and early 1980s. It consists of 26 volumes which issued at the rate of approximately four volumes per year. In addition to updating traditional subjects the new edition stresses current problems such as alternative raw materials, energy sources and conversion techniques, pollution control, toxicology, and recycling technology. The Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Third Edition brings together approximately 1,002 articles by recognized experts in their areas of chemical technology, and deals with industrial products, natural materials, and processes in such fields as: Agricultural Chemicals. Chemical Engineering. Coatings and Inks. Composite Materials. Drugs, Cosmetics and Biomaterials. Dyes, Pigments, and Brighteners. Ecology and Industrial Hygiene. Energy Conservation and Technology. Fats and Waxes. Fermentation and Enzyme Technology. Fibers, Textiles and Leather. Food and Animal Nutrition. Fossil Fuels and Derivatives. Glass, Ceramics and Cement. Industrial Inorganic Chemicals. Industrial Organic Chemicals. Metals, Metallurgy and Metal Alloys. Plastics and Elastomers. Semiconductors and Electronic Materials. Surfactants, Detergents and Emulsion Technology. Water Supply, Purification and Reuse. Wood, Paper and Industrial Carbohydrates. Miscellaneous Topics (such as:) Computers, Instrumentation and Control. Information Retrieval. Maintenance. Market Research and Project Planning. Patents and Trademarks. Process Development and Design. Product Development and Technical Service. Purchasing, Materials Allocation and Supply. Research and Operations Management (systems management, network, etc.). Transportation of Chemical Products.