Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language / Edition 4

Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language / Edition 4

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by Donald L. Burdick, William L. Leffler
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1593702167

ISBN-13: 9781593702168

Pub. Date: 03/31/2010

Publisher: PennWell Corporation

Don Burdick and Bill Leffler have completely rewritten this time-honored bestseller. With its chapters on all the base chemicals and derivatives, plus seven new ones covering the Fischer-Tropsch process, polyurethane, epoxy resins, and more, the 4th edition presents the broadest available look inside the petrochemical industry.

Petrochemicals in Nontechnical

Overview

Don Burdick and Bill Leffler have completely rewritten this time-honored bestseller. With its chapters on all the base chemicals and derivatives, plus seven new ones covering the Fischer-Tropsch process, polyurethane, epoxy resins, and more, the 4th edition presents the broadest available look inside the petrochemical industry.

Petrochemicals in Nontechnical Language, 4th Edition is a classic that delivers the information every person in the industry needs, translating difficult concepts into understandable language with easy-to-understand diagrams, charts, and tables, and digestible chapter reviews. Read it cover to cover or by chapter as the subject comes up in your business. Use it as a nontechnical encyclopedia or as a primer in petrochemical economics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593702168
Publisher:
PennWell Corporation
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Pages:
460
Sales rank:
354,677
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

* What you need to know about organic chemistry

• Processes and equipment

• Benzene

• Toluene and xylene

• Olefin plants, ethylene, and propylene

• Cyclohexane

• The C4 hydrocarbon family

• Cumene and phenol

• Ethylbenzene and styrene

• Ethylene dichloride, vinyl chloride and epichlorohydrin

• Ethylene oxide and ethylene glycol

• Propylene oxide and propylene glycol

• Ethanolamines and polyols

• Methanol and synthesis gas

• Fischer-Tropsche process

• Lots of other alcohols

• MTBE

• Formaldehyde and acetaldehyde

• Ketones

• Acids

• Maleic

• Acrylonitrile, acrylic acid, and acrylates

• Aniline and phosgene

• Bisphenol A

• Alpha olefins

• Making polymers

• Thermoplastics

• MDI and TDI

• Polyurethane

• Epoxy resins and polycarbonates

• Fibers and other resins

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