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Overview

Suitable for both aspiring process technicians and active process technology professionals, this wide-ranging guide provides a thorough grounding in the history, science, technology, equipment, systems, operations, and troubleshooting principles associated with modern manufacturing. Following years of widespread use and testing, INTRODUCTION TO PROCESS TECHNOLOGY, Fourth Edition, is a proven product featuring a logical sequence of topics—including safety, instrumentation, applied physics and chemistry, and quality control—aligned to the structure of accredited college courses and professional training programs. Technically accurate and up to date, the Fourth Edition remains affordable, reader-friendly, and highly visual, with ample illustrations and photographs to make complex technical concepts easier to understand and apply.

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This textbook overviews the subjects and concepts that process technology students will be studying in more detail as they progress in their education. The author identifies the responsibilities of the process technician and surveys the equipment, industrial systems and processes, safety guidelines, instrumentation, applied chemistry and physics, and quality control tools used in the chemical process industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435454255
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/4/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 427
  • Sales rank: 258,623
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles E. Thomas, Ph.D., is a professor and division chair at Lee College, where he teaches Process Technology, Safety Management, and Manufacturing Engineering. Widely regarded as the foremost textbook author on process technology, Dr. Thomas is credited with creating the discipline in the 1990s. His prior professional experience includes tenure with Exxon Research and Engineering and Exxon Chemicals in a variety of operational, research and development, and training system roles. He earned his B.A. from Western Illinois University, his M.S. from the University of Texas, and his Ph.D. from Texas A & M University.

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. History of the Chemical Processing Industry. 2. Introduction to Process Technology. 3. Safety, Health, and Environment. 4. Applied Physics One. 5. Equipment One. 6. Equipment Two. 7. Process Instrumentation One. 8. Process Instrumentation Two. 9. Process Technology—Systems One. 10. Process Technology—Systems Two. 11. Industrial Processes. 12. Process Technology Operations. 13. Applied General Chemistry. 14. Applied Physics Two. 15. Environmental Standards. 16. Quality Control. 17. Process Troubleshooting. 18. Self-Directed Job Search. 19. Applied General Chemistry Two. 20. Chemical Process Industry Overview. Glossary. Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2011

    Don't waste your money.

    Filled with too many grammatical and mathematical. Reading this book was impossible because the paragraphs did not flow and jumped around with topics.

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