The Handbook of Adhesive Technology, Second Edition exceeds the ambition of its best-selling forerunner by reexamining the mechanisms driving adhesion, categories of adhesives, techniques for bond formation and evaluation, and major industrial applications. Integrating modern technological innovations into adhesive preparation and application, this greatly expanded and updated edition comprises a total of 26 different adhesive groupings, including three new classes. Offering ten new chapters, the book features an enterprising 40-page list of resources for up-to-the-minute information gathering on adhesives and includes abundant figures, tables, equations.
This book is a good discussion of various air pollution control equipment. It covers a wide range of equipment and gives a good overview of the principles and applications. Very valuable is the practical experiences that are not commonly available in a typical textbook. The language is easy to understand, especially for those who do not have formal training in air pollution control. It provides hybrid systems such as those applied to biomass gasification, odor control using biological technology, plasma arc waste reduction, and more.
Environmental Chemistry is a relatively young science. Interest in this subject,
however, is growing very rapidly and, although no agreement has been reached
as yet about the exact content and limits of this interdisciplinary discipline, there
appears to be increasing interest in seeing environmental topics which are based
on chemistry embodied in this subject. One of the first objectives of Environmental Chemistry must be the study of the environment and of natural chemical processes which occur in the environment. A major purpose of this series on Environmental Chemistry, therefore, is to present a reasonably uniform view of various aspects of the chemistry of the environment and chemical reactions
occurring in the environment.
The industrial activities of man have given a new dimension to Environmental Chemistry. We have now synthesized and described over five million
chemical compounds and chemical industry produces about hundred and fifty
million tons of synthetic chemicals annually. We ship billions of tons of oil per
year and through mining operations and other geophysical modifications, large
quantities of inorganic and organic materials are released from their natural
deposits. Cities and metropolitan areas of up to 15 million inhabitants produce
large quantities of waste in relatively small and confined areas. Much of the
chemical products and waste products of modern society are released into the
environment either during production, storage, transport, use or ultimate
disposal. These released materials participate in natural cycles and reactions
and frequently lead to interference and disturbance of natural systems.