This is an easily-accessible two-volume encyclopedia summarizing all the articles in the main volumes Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Fifth Edition organized alphabetically. Written by prominent scholars from industry, academia, and research institutions, the Encyclopedia presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances, properties, manufacturing, and uses; on industrial processes, unit operations in chemical engineering; and on fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field.
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An essential desk reference
This compact resource collects and condenses all of the articles in the definitive twenty-seven-volume Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Fifth Edition into two easily accessible volumes.
The Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology explores the versatile field of chemical technology: underlying scientific principles, established and emerging technologies, process development and design, technologically important materials, environmental concerns and regulatory issues, and more. The fifth concise edition of the Encyclopedia is based on the content and format of previous editions, with additions, adjustments, and modernization to reflect changes and developments in the field. In particular, there is a new emphasis on sustainable and environmentally conscious chemical technology, advanced characterization and analytical techniques, synthesis and fabrication methods, and new materials made available with modern technology.
Perfect for those who prefer a shorter format, the Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology features:
Over 700 articles on all aspects of chemical technology
Authoritative, accessible information on the properties, manufacturing, and uses of chemicals and materials; scientific and engineering principles; processes and process design and control; and environmental, health, and economic concerns
Coverage of such cutting-edge topics as chemoinformatics, combinatorial chemistry, crystal engineering, fullerenes, green chemistry, ionic liquids, metathesis, microfluidics, nanotechnology, technology transfer, and many more
"Easily accessible format, and offers convenient, key information that readers will find broadly useful." (CHOICE, June 2008)
"This is the kind of book that every library should have. Professional chemical engineers and scientists in general will also find this a valuable addition to their library." (American Reference Books Annual, March 2008)
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