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Process Development : From the Initial Idea to the Chemical Production Plant
G. Herbert Vogel
John Wiley & Sons
There is a long way to go between the original idea and the final chemical production plant. Almost nothing else is as complex as the manufacture of chemical products. This book presents all the different aspects, including those that are maybe only touched upon or not even covered at all as part of a course in natural sciences, such as economic factors, patents and licensing, site requirements and problems of waste disposal. Nor does the author limit himself to mere references to further reading: many of the facts are reiterated and placed in the relevant context, while formulas are briefly derived, often saving a walk to the library or searching in other texts. He thus helps those working in R&D as well as plant managers to avoid pitfalls, while also conveying the required degree of safety. The result is a volume equally suited for those entering the sector as well as for scientists already working at a plant. It forms a common basis for engineers and chemists, representing a ready reference that should always be within arm's reach.
About the Author
Born in 1951 near Gross-Gerau, Germany, G. Herbert Vogel served an apprenticeship at Rohm & Haas before going on to study chemical engineering at Darmstadt Polytechnic and chemistry at Darmstadt Technical University, where he obtained his doctorate in 1982 in physical chemistry under Alarich Weiss. Between 1982 and 1993 he was employed at BASF AG in Ludwigshafen, working on the development, planning, construction and installation of petrochemical production plants. In 1993, he succeeded Fritz Fetting as Professor for Chemical Engineering at Darmstadt TU. His research interests are heterogeneous catalysis, chemistry under supercritical conditions and renewable primary products.
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