A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

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OUP Oxford, 2014 - Reference - 432 pages
A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering is one of the latest additions to the market leading Oxford Paperback Reference series. In over 3,400 concise and authoritative A to Z entries, it provides definitions and explanations for chemical engineering terms in areas including: materials, energy balances, reactions, separations, sustainability, safety, and ethics. Naturally, the dictionary also covers many pertinent terms from the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics. Useful entry-level web links are listed and regularly updated on a dedicated companion website to expand the coverage of the dictionary. Comprehensively cross-referenced and complemented by over 60 line drawings, this excellent new volume is the most authoritative dictionary of its kind. It is an essential reference source for students of chemical engineering, for professionals in this field (as well as related disciplines such as applied chemistry, chemical technology, and process engineering), and for anyone with an interest in the subject.
 

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Contents

A
1
B
24
C
49
D
94
E
119
F
139
G
164
H
174
U
389
V
396
W
406
X
416
Y
417
Z
419
SI prefixes and multiplication factors
422
Derived units
423

I
192
J
203
K
206
L
213
M
228
N
250
O
262
P
271
Q
307
R
311
S
335
T
371
Derived units in SI and cgs
424
Abbreviations used for piping and instrumentation diagrams PIDs
425
Dimensions and units
426
Greek alphabet
427
Periodic table
428
Fundamental constants
429
Recommended web links
430
Bibliography
433
Oxford Quick Reference
434
More History titles from OUP
438
Oxford Quick Reference
439
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Professor Carl Schaschke is a chemical engineer and is Head of the department of Chemical & Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Before pursuing a PhD at Strathclyde in biochemical engineering, he worked at the nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield. He also has secondment to the BBC through a Media Fellowship and worked on Tomorrow's World. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and is actively involved with the European Federation of Chemical Engineering.

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