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Title Chemical thermodynamics / edited by Trevor Letcher ; foreword by W.A. Wakeham
Published Malden, Ma. : Blackwell Science, [1999]


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Description xiv, 348 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Series International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. A "Chemistry for the 21st century" monograph
"Chemistry for the 21st century" monograph.
Contents 1. The Basis for the Synthesis, Design and Optimization of Thermal Separation Processes / J. Gmehling -- 2. Environmental Pollution / S. I. Sandler -- 3. Colloidal Systems / J. E. Desnoyers -- 4. Microemulsions / M. Kahlweit -- 5. Liquid Mixture Adsorption on Solids / P. Brauer and M. Heuchel -- 6. Applications of Adsorption by Porous Solids / F. Rouquerol, J. Rouquerol and K. S. W. Sing -- 7. Electrolyte Systems / J. Barthel and W. Kunz -- 8. Supercritical Fluid Extraction / A. A. Clifford -- 9. Supercritical Water / E. U. Franck and H. Weingartner -- 10. Energy Science and Industry: the Petrochemicals Business / S. P. Goodwin -- 11. Electrochemical Synthesis from Molten Salts: an Application of Chemical Thermodynamics to the Synthesis of Refractory Compounds / G. Kaptay and E. Berecz -- 12. Nuclear Applications / A. D. Pelton -- 13. Separation Processes Using Non-porous Membranes / A. Heintz and R. N. Lichtenthaler
14. Thermodynamics and Microgravity: What Can We Learn? / I. Egry and C. Nieto de Castro -- 15. Experiments? - No Thank You! / U. K. Deiters, M. Hloucha and K. Leonhard -- 16. Solutions and Blends of Polymers / J. P. M. Trusler -- 17. Polymer-containing Mixtures in Flow / J. S. Higgins, R. Horst and B. A. Wolf -- 18. Advanced Engineering Materials / R. D. Weir -- 19. Amorphous Materials and Their Elucidation by Adiabatic Calorimetry / H. Suga and M. Oguni -- 20. Metallic Glasses / L. Battezzati -- 21. Food Science: Short- and Long-term Trends / A. Schiraldi -- 22. Biology / I. Lamprecht -- 23. A New Light on Cell Biology from an Old Lamp / R. B. Kemp -- 24. Enzyme-catalysed Reactions / R. N. Goldberg, N. Kishore and Y. B. Tewari -- 25. Thermodynamic Prediction of the Relative Stabilities of Hyperthermophilic Enzymes / H. C. Helgeson -- 26. Calorimetry and Medicine / M. Monti and I. Wadso -- 27. Dielectric Materials / V. A. Durov
Summary Chemical thermodynamics is not only alive and well and making a valuable contribution to our understanding of the world around us, but is helping to create a better world. As we stand on the brink of an unprecedented increase in world population and pollution, and possibly a significant change in climatic conditions, the applications of chemical thermodynamics become particularly poignant. The essays contained in this book are aimed not only at those working in the area, but also at the general chemist, the prospective researcher, and also those involved in funding chemical research. This volume introduces the reader to twenty-seven topics in chemical thermodynamics, each which illustrates a new and potentially useful area of study
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Thermodynamics.
Author Letcher, T. M. (Trevor M.)
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
LC no. 98030308
ISBN 0632051272