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Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Volume 20, 5th Edition

Kirk-Othmer (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-48503-2 April 2006 866 Pages


The fifth edition of the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology builds upon the solid foundation of the previous editions, which have proven to be a mainstay for chemists, biochemists, and engineers at academic, industrial, and government institutions since publication of the first edition in 1949.
The new edition includes necessary adjustments and modernisation of the content to reflect changes and developments in chemical technology. Presenting a wide scope of articles on chemical substances, properties, manufacturing, and uses; on industrial processes, unit operations in chemical engineering; and on fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field.
The Encyclopedia describes established technology along with cutting edge topics of interest in the wide field of chemical technology, whilst uniquely providing the necessary perspective and insight into pertinent aspects, rather than merely presenting information.
* Set began publication in January 2004
* Over 1,000 articles
* More than 600 new or updated articles

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Polyester Fibers.

Polyesters, Thermoplastic.

Polyesters, Unsaturated.

Polyether Antibiotics.

Polyethylene, High Density (HDPE).

Polyethylene, Linear Low Density (LLDPE).

Polyethylene, Low Density (LDPE).





Polymer Blends.

Polymer Colloids.


Polymers, Higher Olefins.

Polymers, Water-Soluble.

Polymethine Dyes.



Poly(vinyl fluoride).


Potassium Compounds.

Pressure Measurement.

Process Control.

Process Design.

Process Integration Technology.


Propylene Oxide.