Chemical process industries

Chemical process industries

Sept., 1956.1 BOOK NOTES 237 chemical process now on full-scale production. Each article contains background material, a description of the actua...

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Sept.,

1956.1

BOOK

NOTES

237

chemical process now on full-scale production. Each article contains background material, a description of the actual plant installation complete with design details of non-standard items, a description of plant operation, economics, personnel and future prospects. Together with the previous three volumes, this volume (and those to come at two-year intervals) wil1 be a valuable reference for the latest developments in the rapidly exTABLES OF WEBER PARABOLIC CYLINDER panding chemical and process industries. FUNCTIONS, edited by J. C. P. Miller. London, Her 233 pages, 83 X 10% in. Majesty’s Stationery Office, 1955. Price, CHEMICAL PROCESSINDCSTRIES,by R. Nor$11.68 postpaid. (Available in U. S. from ris Shreve. Second edition, 1004 pages, British Information Services.) diagrams, 6 X 9 in. New York, McGrawHill Book Co., Inc., 1956. Price, $11.50. The tables in this useful volume were computed by Scientific Computing Service, This second edition of a widely used text Ltd., and their publication was sponsored by and reference book brings the work up to the National Physical Laboratory. The date of January 1954. The hundreds of mathematica1 introduction to the tables (some tables and flow charts, which give a clear 92 pages of text) was written by Dr. Miller, picture of each process, have been carefully who also supervised the computations. The checked by the author and by experts in the equation whose solutions are covered by respective industries. One change in this these tables is

clones, fronts and upper waves. Volume 11 wil1 emphasize the thermodynamics of atmospheric processes. Volume 1, although it devotes considerable space to forecasting procedures, may be used as a text for courses not specifically directed at that branch of meteorology. The revision includes the new techniques and new knowledge acquired by researchers since 1940, when the first edition appeared.

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In the introductory material Dr. Miller gives the mathematica1 development of the theory of parabolic cylinder functions, and includes an extensive collection of formulae. Then follows a description of the method used in preparing the tables, which slightly more than half the book. The tables themselves (six in all) of great value in the solution of variety of problems in mathematics, and engineering.

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hg Chemktry. 8 x 11 in. New ing Corp., 1956.

202 pages, illustrations, York, Reinhold PublishPrice, $5.00.

Volume 4 in this useful series contains 19 papers, each devoted to a recently developed

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CHEMICAL MARKET RESEARCII IN PRACTICE, edited by Richard E. Chaddock. 196 pages, 5 X 7:. in. New York, Reinhold Publishing Corp., 1956. Price, $3.00. Based both

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