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Chemical Technology – An Integrated Textbook

Cover, Textbook Chemical Technology

from Andreas Jess and Peter Wasserscheid

Together with Peter Wasserscheid from the chair of chemical reaction engineering at the university of Erlangen/Nuremberg Andreas Jess published the textbook "Chemical technology - An Integrated Textbook" in february 2013.

You could buy it from amazon.de.

Excerpt of Preface:

This textbook tries to marry the four disciplines of chemical technology, namely, chemistry (key reactions, catalysis), thermal and mechanical unit operations (distillation, absorption/adsorption, mixing of fluids, separation of solids from fluids, etc.), chemical reaction engineering (thermodynamics, kinetics, influence of heat and mass transfer, reactor modelling), and general chemical technology, that is, the pedigree of routes from raw materials via intermediates to final products and environmental aspects of chemical technology.

The development and unterstanding of chemical processes relies on knowledge of all four disciplines. This book is an approach to integrating these disciplines and to enlivening them by problems and solutions of industrial practice. The book intends to enable students of chemical engineering as well as chemistry (especially those with the focus on technical chemistry) to understand industrial processes and to apply these fundamental disciplines for the design of reactors, including pre- and post-treatmnet of feedstock and products.

Press commentary (from www.amazon.de)

From reviews of the project proposal:
"I am most impressed that the authors have endeavored to take-up this daunting task. I should like to sincerely congratulate them and wish them great success. I agree with the contents proposed by the authors ... they have done an excellent job."
Professor M. M Sharma, University of Mumbai, Institute of Chemical Technology, India
"This is an ambitious project and meets a clear need for courses that integrate chemical processing technology between the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering... This is a good idea for a book and if done properly will lead to an intersting and valuable reference work."
Dr. Gavin Towler, UOP LLC, Des Plaes, USA
"The authors are young professors with recognition in the academic environment... I would trust in their capability to write a textbook of high quality."
Dr. Alfred Oberholz, Degussa AG, Duesseldorf, Germany
"I was impressed by the thoroughness with which the table of contents was proposed, and I have no suggestions as to what should be added or deleted... The book will be a must for everbody studying chemistry at a German technical university... I can state that their didactic capabilities are most remarkable, and in spite of their youth, they all have impressive teaching records. These few facts may suffice to show that the trio does not only have an excellent "standing in the field", but it is also ideally suited to convert the ambitious plan into a superb textbook. It is indeed difficult to fancy a better suited team of authors for such a book."
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jens Weitkamp, University of Stuttgart, Germany
"Yes, I think there is a need for a book of this type... It is a good textbook for advanced students."
Dr. Nicole Schoedel, Linde AG, Hoellriegelskreuth, Germany

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