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These encyclopedias contain authoritative articles (and some data) on topics in chemical engineering and related science and engineering disciplines. Written by experts in their respective fields, the articles contain extensive bibliographies to journal articles for further information. You can browse each reference work by topic or article title, or search across the full text. More listed in the chemistry
Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
Covers all aspects of chemistry and chemical engineering. Good complement to Ullmann's.
Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
Covers all aspects of chemistry and chemical engineering. Good complement to Kirk-Othmer.
Comprehensive Renewable Energy
Covers renewable energy resources (solar/photovoltaics, biomass/biofuels, wind, fuel cells, etc.), with articles on the history, science and technology, current applications, and future potential for each. Some economics/policy coverage.
Encyclopedia of Applied Electrochemistry
Reference work covering all aspects of applied electrochemistry, including theoretical concepts, instrumentation, and new materials and technologies.
Covers biotechnology topics, including fundamentals, commodity products like biofuels, agricultural, biomedical, and environmental biotechnology.
Polymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference
Fundamental concepts to new findings and applications of polymers, including characterization, polymerization, nanostructured polymer materials, and polymer applications.
Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology
Reference work covering topics on sustainability, with a focus on science and engineering rather than policy. Note: Download PDF will download the entire section beginning with that letter.
Handbook of Fuel Cells
Fuel cell fundamentals, principles, technology, materials, and applications.
Handbook of Combustion
Reference work on energy-efficient gas, liquid, and solid combustion. Topics include new technologies, modelling of combustion processes, CO2 formation and capture, biomass and waste as fuels, and catalytic combustion.
Encyclopedia of Energy
Articles on all forms of energy, focusing not only on the science and engineering aspects but covering economic, social and policy topics.
Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing
Articles on chemical processing: processing novel materials, emerging process technologies and resultant materials, and manufacturing organic and inorganic chemicals.
The chemical engineering handbooks contain calculations, information about processes, and other practical information for current and future chemical engineers.
Branan's Rules of Thumb for Chemical Engineers
Concise handbook for chemical and process engineers, with sections on equipment design, process design, plant design, and operations. Also online via Knovel
Chemical Process Equipment: Selection and Design
Information on selecting sizing, and operating process equipment, emphasizing real world equipment design.
Chemical Engineering Design: Principles, Practice, and Economics of Plant and Process Design
Covers the basics of unit operations and the latest aspects of process design, equipment selection, plant and operating economics, safety and loss prevention. Also online in Knovel
Experimental Methods and Instrumentation for Chemical Engineers
Practical guide for instrumentation and experimental methods necessary for chemical engineers, combining experimental measurements and instrumentation together with statistics with pertinent examples. Also online in Knovel
Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook
Classic handbook that covers all aspects of chemical engineering, from the fundamentals to details on computer applications and control.
This downloads as a single PDF, so if you prefer the print handbook we have it the reference collection (Ref TP151 .P45 2008)
Kent and Riegel's Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology
Includes articles on general aspects of the chemical industry (Safety Considerations in the Chemical Process Industries) as well as articles on individual chemical industries (Biomass Conversion, Synthetic Organic Chemicals).
Coulson & Richardson's Chemical Engineering
Multi-volume handbook of chemical engineering fundamentals. Vol 1: Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer and Mass Transfer; Vol. 2: Particle Technology and Separation Processes; Vol. 3: Chemical and Biochemical Reactors and Process Control; Vol. 6: Chemical Engineering Design. Vols. 4-5 are the solution manuals for vols. 1-2
Albright's Chemical Engineering Handbook
Covers all aspects of chemical engineering (heat transfer, distillation, process control, electrochemical engineering), plus chapters on communication and ethics
Chemical and Process Design Handbook
Covers 19 major chemical reactions (from alkylation to vinylation, and the manufacture of 700 specific chemicals (from acetaldehyde to zinc oxide).
Handbook of Chemical Engineering Calculations
Provides detailed procedures for performing hundreds of chemical engineering calculations along with fully worked-out examples.