About the Author
Koichi Asano, recent emeritus of the Tokyo Institute of Tech- nology, began his studies of chemical engineering there in 1960, becoming assistant professor in 1970. He was made Full Professor in 1984 and accepted a position as Professor at Utsunomiya University in Tochigi prefecture in 1997. He won the Grand Award in 1997 and the Engineering Prize in 2006 from the Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan. He was editor of the Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan from 1991 to 1992, and has authored three books as well as co-au-thored several others. Professor Asano's groundbreaking work in the fi eld of mass transfer modeling led to the begin- ning of industrial separation of the stable oxygen isotope 18 by distillation in June 2004.
From Fundamentals to Modern Industrial Applications