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The literature of chemical technology is replete with special process names, such as Solvay, Oxo and Wacker. There are about 3000 of these names; some are known to most chemists; others are used only in particular industries. Some processes are known by several names, and some names are used for more than one process.;The text outlines more than the production of chemicals; it covers all those industrial processes in which chemical reactions are conducted. These include extractive metallurgy, plastics manufacture, sewage treatment and many others.;These names are an important part of the language of chemistry, yet no previous reference work contain more than a fraction of them. The purpose of this new dictionary is to provide concise descriptions of all the process names in current use, and of the more important historical ones. Many references are provided, documenting the original inventions, definitive reviews and the current commercial status of the processes. Derivations of the names are given where known.

Dictionary of named processes in chemical technology - Alan E Comyns

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Title
Dictionary of named processes in chemical technology
Author
Alan E Comyns
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19931209

The literature of chemical technology is replete with special process names, such as Solvay, Oxo and Wacker. There are about 3000 of these names; some are known to most chemists; others are used only in particular industries. Some processes are known by several names, and some names are used for more than one process.;The text outlines more than the production of chemicals; it covers all those industrial processes in which chemical reactions are conducted. These include extractive metallurgy, plastics manufacture, sewage treatment and many others.;These names are an important part of the language of chemistry, yet no previous reference work contain more than a fraction of them. The purpose of this new dictionary is to provide concise descriptions of all the process names in current use, and of the more important historical ones. Many references are provided, documenting the original inventions, definitive reviews and the current commercial status of the processes. Derivations of the names are given where known.

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Keyword Index
Chemical processes - Dictionaries.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
338

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