Survey of Industrial Chemistry arose from a need for a basic text dealing with industrial chemistry for use in a one semester, three-credit senior level course taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This edition covers all important areas of the chemical industry, yet it is reasonable that it can be covered in 40 hours of lecture. Also an excellent resource and reference for persons working in the chemical and related industries, it has sections on all important technologies used by these industries: a one-step source to answer most questions on practical, applied chemistry. Young scientists and engineers just entering the workforce will find it especially useful as a readily available handbook to prepare them for a type of chemistry quite different than they have seen in their traditional coursework, whether graduate or undergraduate.
Chenier (chemistry, U. of Wisconsin-Eau Claire) presents a textbook for introducing undergraduate students to the important chemical technologies used in industry. The manufacture and uses of 100 common chemicals, in addition to major industrial polymers, are described. Chemical processes such as petroleum refining, pesticide and fertilizer manufacturing, pharmaceutical composition, and soap and detergent manufacturing are also covered. A final chapter addresses pollution problems in the chemical industry. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)