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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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This unique book provides an interdisciplinary introduction to sustainability issues in the context of chemistry and chemical technology, including engineering.

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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.
Responsibility: Neil Winterton.

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