Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook

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McGraw Hill Professional, Jun 1, 1996 - Science - 972 pages
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The definitive reference of laboratory safety, analytic procedures, and instrumentation techniques for the modern chemical laboratory. Cited in BCL3, the new edition contains expanded chapters on gas chromatography (GC) and high- performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and physical properties and testing methods, with a new chapter on thermal analytic methods as well as on electrophoresis. Also includes up- to-date information on the role of chemical laboratory technicians and chemical process operators in industry and current data on laboratory safety, chemical waste disposal, government regulations, and ISO-9000. Explains in detail the day-to-day procedures, techniques, and formulas of today's chemical laboratory. The new edition (2nd was 1981), emphasizing the importance of safety, has been expanded to include additional information on material safety data sheets, chemical waste disposal, Right-to-Know regulations, and the National Fire Protection Association codes. Also new is material on such topics as gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, and computers in the laboratory.

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Contents

THE CHEMICAL TECHNICIAN
1
LABORATORY SAFETY
23
HANDLING CHEMICALS AND SOLUTIONS
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About the author (1996)

Gershon J. Shugaris a professor emeritus of engineering technologies at Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey. In 1947, Dr. Shugar founded a chemical manufacturing business that became the largest exclusive pearlescent pigment manufacturing company in the United States. In 1968, he was appointed assistant professor of chemistry at Rutgers University, where he taught until his appointment at Essex County College.

Jack T. Ballinger, Ed.D., is a professor of chemistry at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, St. Louis Missouri. Dr. Ballinger has taught both chemistry and chemical technology courses for the past 29 years. He implemented one of only six chemical technology programs in the United States to be certified by the American Chemical Society. Professor Ballinger has eight years of industrial chemical experience, ranging from the petroleum industry to packaging materials.

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