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The use of control systems is necessary for safe and optimal operation of industrial processes in the presence of inevitable disturbances and uncertainties. Plant-wide control (PWC) involves the systems and strategies required to control an entire chemical plant consisting of many interacting unit operations. Over the past 30 years, many tools and methodologies have been developed to accommodate increasingly larger and more complex plants. This book... more...

The newest addition to the Green Chemistry and Chemical Engineering series from CRC Press, Biofuels and Bioenergy: Processes and Technologies provides a succinct but in-depth introduction to methods of development and use of biofuels and bioenergy. The book illustrates their great appeal as tools for solving the economic and environmental challenges associated with achieving energy sustainability and independence through the use of... more...

Biodiesel—a fuel substitute produced from vegetable oils, animal fats, or algae—is one of the most important renewable natural resources for agrarian countries. The justification for developing biodiesel as an alternate fuel is manifold, and rising crude oil prices and the vulnerability of energy security have made biodiesel necessary and inevitable. The Practical Handbook on Biodiesel Production and Properties has assembled and... more...

Covering fabrication, characterization, and applications nanofiltration (NF) membranes, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of NF membrane technology over the past decade. It uniquely covers a variety of fabrication techniques, comparing the procedures of each technique to produce polymeric membranes of different morphologies. The book also discusses advances in the materials used in thin film composite (TFC)... more...

Now in its sixth edition, this guide to the oil industry, written in non-technical language, is a must-read for anyone involved in or curious about the oil industry. Engineers, executives, managers and laypersons will all find this to be a valuable, entertaining and informative guide that presents a practical study of the operations involved in oil exploration, drilling and production. Since the book's original publication in 1958, this handy volume... more...


Provides a solid foundation to the fundamentals of color science, this new edition contains thorough explanations of key technical concepts concerning light, human vision, and color perception phenomena, provides broad coverage of color order systems, examines color reproduction technologies and techniques, and offers a historical review of the development of color theory and art.* Provides a concise, non-mathematical introduction to color science and... more...

This book delivers practical insight into a broad range of fields related to hard coatings, from their deposition and characterization up to the hardening and deformation mechanisms allowing the interpretation of results. The text examines relationships between structure/microstructure and mechanical properties from fundamental concepts, through types of coatings, to characterization techniques. The authors explore the search for coatings that can... more...

Boasting numerous industrial applications, inorganic chemistry forms the basis for research into new materials and bioinorganic compounds such as calcium that act as biological catalysts. Now complete, this highly acclaimed series presents current knowledge in all areas of inorganic chemistry, including chemistry of the elements; organometallic, polymeric and solid-state materials; and compounds relevant to bioinorganic chemistry.

This indispensable, all-inclusive reference guide to plastic part design was compiled with the product designer in mind, who is looking for more detailed information on plastic resins, the rules and geometries underlying their use in product design, and the advantages and limitations of their use in industrial applications. The designer will also find valuable advice on resin and tool selection and processing parameters that allow fast and successful... more...

Separation Technologies for Minerals, Coal, and Earth Resources is an authoritative digest of the latest developments in the mineral processing industry. The book is a compilation of 78 state-of-the-art papers presented by leading scientists and engineers at the first-of- its-kind international symposium. Dozens of authors share their insights on how practitioners can develop earth resources more economically while simultaneously... more...