Vol. 21, No. 5
New Books and Publications
Books and Publications
Adsorption and its Applications in Industry
and Environmental Protection.
Edited by A. Dabrowski.
Volume I: Applications in Industry
Volume I contains a brief review of adsorption history
and its development for practical purposes up until now. It also presents
some important information on adsorbents and catalysts, as well as on
the methods of their characterization. The part of this volume dealing
with practical industrial applications includes chapters presenting
advanced technical tools for high-capacity adsorption separation of
liquid and gas mixtures, development of new adsorbents for removal of
hazardous contaminants from combustion flue gases and wastewaters, degasification
of coal seams, and fabrication of inorganic membranes and their applications.
A comprehensive review is also included on contemporary utility of self-assembled
monolayers, adsorption proteins and their role in modern industry, adsorption
methods in technology of optical fiber glasses, sol-gel technology,
solid desiccant dehumidification systems, etc. The articles give both
the scientific backgrounds of the phenomena discussed and emphasize
their practical aspects. The chapters give not only brief current knowledge
about the studied problems, but are also a source of topical literature
on the subject. A comprehensive bibliography on adsorption principles,
design data, and adsorbent materials for industrial applications for
the period 1967-1997 concludes the book.
Volume II: Applications in Environmental Protection
Volume II contains chapters written by authoritative
specialists on the broad spectrum of environmental topics in order to
find a way for intense anthropogenic activities to coexist with the
natural environment. The book highlights a wide spectrum of themes referring
to the environmental analysis and control and molecular modeling of
both sorbents and environmentally friendly adsorption processes. Also
covered are new trends in applications of colloidal science for protecting
soil systems, purification and production of drinking water, water and
groundwater treatment, new environmental adsorbents for removal of pollutants
from wastewaters and sewage, selective sorbents for hot combustion gases,
some corrosion aspects, and ecological adsorption of heating and cooling
pumps. The volume concludes with a comprehensive bibliography, which
includes the period 1967-1997, on adsorptive separations, environmental
applications, PSA, parametric pumping, ion-exchange, and chromatography.
All articles give both the scientific background of the phenomena discussed
and indicate practical aspects.
Volume I: ISBN 0 444 50165 7; 1090 pages; NLG 750.00/USD
431.00; Hardbound, 1999.
Volume II: ISBN 0 444 50166 5; 1090 pages; NLG 750.00/USD
431.00; Hardbound, 1999.
2-Volume Set: ISBN 0 444 82828 1; NLG 1 200.00/USD
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The Systematic Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry
By W. Liebscher and E. Fluck
While it is difficult to synthesize a new compound,
it is still more difficult to give it a systematic name. Both these
authors served for many years as members of IUPAC's Commission on Nomenclature
of Inorganic Chemistry (II.2). They review the latest recommendations
for inorganic nomenclature in this new introductory-level book that
should be useful to every chemist.
Rules of Chemical Nomenclature and Terminology; Nomenclature
Conventions (Nomenclature Systems; Proportions; Oxidation States and
Valences; Prefixes; Suffixes; Descriptors; Loci; Punctuation; Ranking
Sequences); Chemical Elements and Compounds (Chemical Elements Including
Allotropic Forms; Names and Symbols; Isotopes; Allotropes; Compounds;
Construction of Names; Ions; Substituents; Radicals; Ligands); Neutral
Molecules (Substitution Nomenclature; Names of Hydrides; Coordination
Nomenclature; Organometallic Species); About Stoichiometry-Based Names
(Components and Ranking Sequence; Salts; Acids; Oxo-Acids and their
Salts; Multinuclear Oxo-Acids; Special Cases for Phosphorus and Arsenic;
Bases; Addition Compounds; Borohydrides); Borohydrides and Related Compounds
(Borohydride Nomenclature; Polyhedral Clusters; Substitution and Exchange
of Boron Clusters; Ions; Substituents);Isotope-Modified Compounds (Classification,
Symbols, Formulas, Names); Stereoisomers (Stereodescriptors, Configuration
Index, Chirality Symbols); Chains and Rings; Solids; Glossary.
ISBN 3 540 63097 X; 388 pages; 7 figures; 33 tables;
557 formulas; 31 illustrations; Price: DM 128; 1999.
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