Riegel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry

  • Editors
  • James A. Kent

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. F. E. Bailey Jr., J. V. Koleske
    Pages 1-14
  3. William J. Lacy
    Pages 15-30
  4. Robert Kasprzyk, Stephen Vardeman
    Pages 83-117
  5. Thaddeus H. Spencer
    Pages 176-206
  6. Raymond A. Young
    Pages 207-272
  7. Edmund W. Lusas, Khee Choon Rhee
    Pages 273-314
  8. Raymond D. Moroz, Charles D. Broeg
    Pages 315-346
  9. G. A. Gruber, D. W. Leyshon
    Pages 347-366
  10. George Hoffmeister
    Pages 367-407
  11. Glenn W. Mattern
    Pages 442-457
  12. Robin W. Strickland
    Pages 458-479
  13. H. L. Hoffman
    Pages 480-509
  14. R. N. Maddox, R. E. Cannon
    Pages 510-526
  15. M. Rashid Khan, B. K. Parekh, Michael A. Serio, G. Todd Hager, Frank J. Derbyshire, Victor H. Agreda
    Pages 527-597
  16. T. C. Bouton
    Pages 598-622
  17. Jerome K. Knapczyk, Robert H. M. Simon
    Pages 623-707
  18. Denis J. Zalucha
    Pages 708-734
  19. Bhupender S. Gupta
    Pages 735-799
  20. Daniel E. Collins, Forrest A. Richey Jr.
    Pages 800-862
  21. R. I. Steiner, J. D. Miskie
    Pages 863-915
  22. Arthur E. Humphrey, S. Edward Lee
    Pages 916-986
  23. Jeffrey H. Watthey
    Pages 987-1011
  24. Shyam Gupta, Deborah Wiese
    Pages 1012-1049
  25. R. A. Ryntz, V. E. Gunn
    Pages 1050-1067
  26. Lawrence D. Pesce, William R. Jenks
    Pages 1068-1140
  27. Gustave K. Kohn, Don R. Baker
    Pages 1141-1185
  28. Walter B. Sudweeks, George M. Clark, Felix M. Chen
    Pages 1186-1225
  29. William M. Eister, Warren K. Eister
    Pages 1226-1276
  30. Back Matter
    Pages 1277-1288

About this book


Kent and Riegel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology


Edited by James A. Kent, Ph.D.

Building upon the previous ten reference editions, James A. Kent introduces an unprecedented and comprehensive two-volume handbook essential for a wide spectrum of individuals, from those who are directly involved in the chemical industry, to others involved in related fields such as manufacturing, process supervision, and process development. It provides not only the underlying science and technology for important industry sectors, but also broad coverage of critical supporting topics.

Incorporating the most relevant and current technologies and information available in the field, the handbook covers such overarching topics as green engineering, process safety, utilization of renewable resources, fossil fuels, nuclear power, and many of the major individual components of the chemical process industry. The Editor’s continued commitment to providing readers with only the most pertinent and contemporary information in the well-established field of Industrial Chemistry is particularly apparent in this eleventh edition. Every chapter in this edition has been thoroughly reviewed, analyzed, and updated by top experts in the field to reflect the changing nature of the industry. Extensive discussion of new material can be found on the following topics:

    • Green Engineering and Chemistry
    • Practical Catalysis
    • Biomass Utilization
    • Nanotechnology fundamentals
    • Biotechnology

This handbook provides extensive information on plastics, rubber, adhesives, textile fibers, pharmaceutical chemistry, synthetic organic chemicals, soaps and detergents, as well as various other major classes of industrial chemistry. There is detailed coverage of coal utilization technology, dyes and dye intermediates, chlor-alkali and heavy chemicals, paints and pigments, chemical explosives, propellants, petroleum and petrochemicals, natural gas, industrial gases, synthetic nitrogen products, fats and oils, sulfur and sulfuric acid, phosphorous and phosphates, wood products, and sweeteners.

Broad in scope and unparalleled in quality, the eleventh edition of Kent and Riegel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology is an essential desk reference for all professionals in the field of Industrial Chemistry. Encompassing a spectrum of frequently discussed topics, James A. Kent has eloquently compiled the most accessible and reliable reference available to date.

About the Editor

James A. Kent has extensive experiences as a chemical engineer and engineering educator. He most recently served as Chrysler Professor and Dean of Engineering and Science at the University of Detroit Mercy and, prior to that, he was Professor and Dean of Engineering at Michigan Technological University, and Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies at West Virginia University. Dr. Kent’s industry experience included assignments as Research Engineer and Research Group Leader at Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto. He also served as editor of the sixth through ninth editions of the Handbook. Dr. Kent is a long time member of AIChE.


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