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Chemistry for sustainable technologies : a foundation

Author: N Winterton; Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : RSC Publishing, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The importance of reconciling the continuing needs of humankind with the protection of the environment and the earth's ability to provide for those needs is now better recognised. Chemistry and chemical technology play an important role in this, though not on their own. Interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity are, therefore, critically important concepts. This book, the first of its kind, provides an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N Winterton; Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781847558138 1847558135
OCLC Number: 696741570
Description: xix, 480 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Scope of the book --
Setting the scene --
Sustainability and sustainable development --
Science and its importance --
Chemistry of the environment --
Waste, pollution and the second law of thermodynamics --
Measurement --
Chemistry : necessary but not sufficient --
Chemical processing --
Catalysis --
Chemicals from biomass --
Energy production --
The chemist as citizen.
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This unique book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to sustainability issues in the context of chemistry and chemical technology, including engineering.  Read more...

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