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ISBN: 9780071745925 / 0071745920
Division: Professional & Medical
Pub Date: JUL-11
Pages: 704

Copyright: 2011
Edition: 5
Format: Hardback
Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, 5th Edition

Jack Ballinger, Gershon Shugar
(St. Louis Community College, Essex City College)


About the book


Updated to reflect the latest developments in operational procedures for today's sophisticated chemical technologies, Chemical Technicians' Ready Reference Handbook, Fifth Edition, remains the undisputed classic in the field. Expanded to include coverage for process operators, this authoritative resource contains in-depth details on chemical safety, laboratory procedures, chemical nomenclature, basic electricity, laboratory statistics, and instrumental techniques. Step-by-step directions for performing virtually every laboratory task are also included in this practical guide.

  • Chemical process industry workers and government regulations
  • Chemical plant and laboratory safety
  • Chemical handling and hazard communication
  • Handling compressed gases
  • Pressure and vacuum
  • Mathematics review and conversion tables
  • Standard operating procedures
  • Laboratory glassware
  • pH measurement
  • Basic electricity
  • Sampling
  • Laboratory filtration
  • Recrystallization
  • The balance
  • Gravimetric analysis
  • Preparation of solutions
  • Process analyzers
  • Plumbing, valves, and pumps
  • Physical properties and determinations
  • Extraction
  • Distillation and evaporation
  • Inorganic and organic chemistry review
  • Chemical calculations and concentration expressions
  • Volumetric analysis
  • Chromatography
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy

About the author

Jack T. Ballinger, B.S, M.S., Ed.D., was a professor of chemistry and chemical technology at St. Louis Community College for 35 years, and is currently an adjunct faculty member with the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois. He serves as the Education and Workforce Development Coordinator and presents courses on ethanol process operations and courses training new process operators and laboratory technicians.

Gershon J. Shugar, B.S., M.A., Ph.D., was a professor of engineering technologies at Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey. In 1947, he founded a chemical manufacturing business that became the largest exclusive pearlescent pigment manufacturing company in the United States. In 1968, Dr. Shugar was appointed assistant professor of chemistry at Rutgers University, where he taught until his appointment at Essex County College.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Chemical Process Industry Workers and Government Regulations
Chapter 2. Chemical Plant and Laboratory Safety
Chapter 3. Chemical Handling and Hazard Communication
Chapter 4. Handling Compressed Gases
Chapter 5. Pressure and Vacuum
Chapter 6. Mathematics Review and Conversion Tables
Chapter 7. Standard Operating Procedures
Chapter 8. Laboratory Glassware
Chapter 9. pH Measurement
Chapter 10. Basic Electricity
Chapter 11. Sampling
Chapter 12. Laboratory Filtration
Chapter 13. Recrystallization
Chapter 14. The Balance
Chapter 15. Gravimetric Analysis
Chapter 16. Preparation of Solutions
Chapter 17. Process Analyzers
Chapter 18. Plumbing, Valves, and Pumps
Chapter 19. Physical Properties and Determinations
Chapter 20. Extraction
Chapter 21. Distillation and Evaporation
Chapter 22. Inorganic Chemistry Review
Chapter 23. Organic Chemistry Review
Chapter 24. Chemical Calculation and Concentration Expressions
Chapter 25. Volumetric Analysis
Chapter 26. Chromatography
Chapter 27. Spectroscopy
Chapter 28. Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Appendix A. Commonly Used Abbreviations
Appendix B. Physical Properties of Water
Appendix C. Glossary of Chemical Process Terms



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