By Carl Schaschke
A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering is among the most recent additions to the industry prime Oxford Paperback Reference sequence. In over 3,400 concise and authoritative A to Z entries, it offers definitions and causes for chemical engineering phrases in parts together with: fabrics, power balances, reactions, separations, sustainability, safeguard, and ethics. The dictionary additionally covers many pertinent phrases from the fields of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics.
Useful entry-level internet hyperlinks are indexed and frequently up to date on a devoted better half web site to extend the insurance of the dictionary. Comprehensively cross-referenced and complemented by way of over 60 line drawings, this glorious new quantity is the main authoritative dictionary of its sort. it truly is a vital reference resource for college students of chemical engineering, for pros during this box (as good as similar disciplines resembling utilized chemistry, chemical know-how, and approach engineering), and for somebody with an curiosity within the topic.
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It was developed by German chemist Friedrich Karl Rudolph Bergius (1884–1949) as a motor fuel in the First World War. It involves heating coal mixed with tar in the presence of a catalyst at a temperature of 450°C in hydrogen at a pressure of 200 atmospheres. There have subsequently been a number of process improvements particularly with more effective catalysts. 2. The hydrolysis of cellulose with concentrated hydrochloric acid production of sugar from wood. Berl saddle A saddle-shaped packing material made from an inert, non-reactive material with good mechanical properties such as ceramic (see Fig.
Axial-flow fan A power-driven mechanical device used to move air or a gas. It consists of a rotating shaft with blades or a propeller in which the flow of air or gas is parallel to the axis of the shaft. It operates with low static pressure and high air flow. Compare radialflow fan. axis 1. A fixed reference point or line about which a graph or figure is plotted. 2. A line about which a body rotates such as an impeller in a centrifugal pump. azeotrope A mixture of two liquids that boils at a constant composition.
A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering by Carl Schaschke