This book, now in its third edition, is revised and elaborated specifically to address the needs of the latest course curriculum in Engineering Chemistry for the first-year students of all branches of engineering. The topics covered in the book are customarily taught in several universities and institutes.The book exposes students to fundamental knowledge in:• Treatment of water, polymers and composites• Applications of surface chemistry and the concept of nuclear energy and energy storage devices• Chemical thermodynamics and nanochemistry• Electrochemistry and principles involved in corrosion and its inhibition, and protective coatings• Analysis of fuels and combustion, phase rule, important analytical techniques (spectroscopy) and photochemistry• Manufacturing processes, properties and applications of glass and cementKey Features• Several worked-out examples to help students reinforce their comprehension of theory.• Numerous short and descriptive questions at the end of each chapter to test and foster students’ conceptual understanding of the subject.• Chapter-end problems to help students become proficient in problem-solving.
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About the Author
N. KRISHNAMURTHY is Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. He received his Ph.D. from Anna University in the field of Coal Technology. He has been in the teaching profession for more than two decades. A life member of Indian Society for Technical Education, Dr. Krishnamurthy has presented several research papers at various scientific conferences and has also published a number of research papers in reputed journals.
Table of ContentsForeword • Preface 1. Water Technology2. Polymers and Composites3. Surface Chemistry4. Nuclear Energy5. Batteries6. Refractories7. Abrasives8. Lubricants9. Nanochemistry10. Electrochemistry11. Corrosion and Corrosion Control12. Protective Coatings13. Fuels and Combustion14. Phase Rule15. Alloys16. Analytical Techniques (Spectroscopy)17. Photochemistry18. Thermodynamics19. Glass20. CementsIndex